Record contract for Miggy
(AP) – The Detroit Tigers just made Miguel Cabrera a very happy slugger. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Tigers have agreed to pay Cabrera a baseball-record $292 million over the next 10 years. Cabrera is due $44 million over the final two years from his $152.3 million, eight-year contract, and the person says Cabrera will make $248 million over eight seasons in the new deal that begins in 2016. Cabrera has been voted AL MVP in each of the last two seasons and won the Triple Crown in 2012.
In other major league news:
– Left fielder Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates have finalized their $31 million, six-year contract. Marte hit .280 with 12 homers, 35 RBIs and a team-high 41 steals last year, his first full season in the majors.
– The Seattle Mariners have signed right-handed starter Chris Young to a major league deal for the 2014 season in the hopes of solidifying the back end of the rotation. The 34-year-old had been in spring training with Washington, making two starts and giving up four earned runs in 10 1-3 innings pitched.
– Right-hander Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh) has been named the starting pitcher for Cinncinati’s season opener against St. Louis Monday. It’s the third straight year he’s earned the opening day assignment.
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