Advertisements
Headlines

J.D. Martinez gets Two-Year, $18.5 Million Deal From Tigers

USA Today Sports

The Detroit Tigers and J.D. Martinez won’t have to worry about Martinez’s last year of arbitration in 2017, as the team has signed Martinez to a two-year $18.5 million deal, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

Martinez, who appeared in 158 games for the Tigers in 2015, batted .282/.344/.535 with 38 home runs and 102 runs batted in his best season yet at the Major League level.

Martinez will likely see most of his action in right field in 2016, and will make an average of $9.2 million over his next two years in Detroit. Martinez was a Gold Glove finalist last year, in addition to winning his first Silver Slugger award and making his first All-Star team.

“I love this team,” Martinez said during a team event. “I want to be part of this team. I would love to be a Tiger for life. We’ve just got to see how it goes.”

Martinez, as we touched on above, avoided arbitration with the Tigers on this deal. The last Tiger that went to arbitration was Chris Holt in 2001.

Advertisements

Subscribe to The Game Day Report for the latest sports news, offers, highlights, and exclusive content.

Join 191,105 other followers

About Tony Montalto (1992 Articles)
Twitter: @tony_montalto

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: