Tigers Close To A Deal With Their Slugger

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday March 23, 2008
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers have reached a preliminary agreement on a $152.3 million, eight-year contract, according a personal familiar with the deal.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract
was not yet final. The third baseman must pass a physical before
the agreement can be finalized. Cabrera's average salary of $19,037,500 will be the fourth-highest in the major leagues behind Alex Rodriguez ($27.5 million), Johan Santana ($22,916,667) and Manny Ramirez ($20 million).

Detroit acquired Cabrera from the Florida Marlins during the
winter meetings along with pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Aspects of Cabrera's agreement were first reported by ESPNdeportes.com.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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