Tigers agree to 1-year deal with Jose Iglesias
The Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $6.275 million with shortstop Jose Iglesias, avoiding arbitration, the team announced Wednesday.
Iglesias was reportedly seeking $6.8 million and the Tigers initially countered with an offer of $5.6 million, according to MLB Trade Rumors Arbitration Tracker.
Iglesias made $4.1 million in 2017.
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Iglesias, 28, hit a career-high 33 doubles, six home runs and 54 RBIs in 2017 while hitting .255 (118-for-463) with 56 runs scored and seven stolen bases. He led the team with 13 three-hit games and ranked second on the Tigers with a .327 (36-for-110) batting average with runners in scoring position.
Iglesias has played in 531 games over six seasons at the major league level, hitting .270 (478-for-1,770) with 207 runs scored, 94 doubles, six triples, 16 home runs and 140 RBIs.