Tigers were open to bringing Yoenis Cespedes back prior to signing Justin Upton

A reunion with former Tigers slugger Yoenis Cespedes may have been closer to happening than we ever knew.

MLB Network analyst Jon Heyman tweeted the following this afternoon:

Although the four year deal was on the table, it is believed the term may have gone up to five years if the deal for Justin Upton hadn’t come together.

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The team decided to go forward with the deal for Upton because of his consistency and demeanor, also according to Heyman:

Upton received a six-year deal worth $132.75 million with the Tigers, while Cespedes signed a three-year pact with the New York Mets worth a cool $75 million.

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