Tigers sign five, finish up contract dealings

The Tigers reached agreements on contracts for the final five unsigned players on their 40-man roster Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Ryan Perry, Alex Avila, Don Kelly, Brennan Boesch and Austin Jackson.

Wednesday was essentially the deadline for getting a deal done. It’s the first day teams can unilaterally renew contracts for players on their roster. The Tigers haven’t had to do that for a few years, and while they had a handful of players who went down to the final day, they avoided it again.

Avila, Boesch and Jackson were all rookies last season. Perry and Kelly are a year away from arbitration.

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