Tigers finish up contract dealings

The entire Tigers 40-man roster is now under contract. The team agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Al Alburquerque, Brennan Boesch and Daniel Schlereth. The remaining three unsigned players — Alex Avila, Doug Fister and Austin Jackson — all had their contracts renewed by the team.

All three renewals are players who are eligible for arbitration next winter. In some cases, a renewal can be part of a player’s argument going into an arbitration case later. It usually doesn’t come into play, since the Tigers haven’t had to go to an arbitration hearing on a player in 10 years.

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so if they “agree” to a contract, that “agreement” could be used by the club later to show an arbitrator that the player felt he was really only worth the agreed upon amount? by being unilaterally renewed, the player silently voices disagreement?

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