Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tigers shore up starting rotation
The Detroit Tigers today agreed to a 3-year, $21.25 million dollar deal with left-handed pitcher Nate Robertson, shoring up their five-man starting rotation for the upcoming season.
The deal also avoids salary arbitration and seals Robertson through 2010, assuring plenty of development time for Detroit's top prospect Rick Porcello . Robertson would've been a free agent after 2009.
Dontrelle Willis, whom the Tigers traded for in earl December at MLB's Winter Meetings, signed a three-year, $29 million dollar extension a few weeks after being acquired.
The Tigers also re-signed free agent lefty Kenny Rogers, who's pitched for the Tigers the past two seasons. His deal is one-year for $8 million dollars.
The Tigers' starting rotation should look like this:
1) Justin Verlander
2) Jeremy Bonderman