Sources: Cabrera Agrees To Extension With Tigers
Two-time American League MVP Miguel Cabrera has agreed to phrases with the Detroit Tigers on a new 10-12 months contract that may pay him $292 million, a baseball supply mentioned.
The brand new contract, which covers the 2 years remaining on Cabrera's current deal and eight extra years, is anticipated to develop into official later this week, the supply said.
In keeping with CBSSports.com, which earlier reported Detroit and Cabrera had been closing in on an settlement, the new deal also contains two further vesting choices price $30 million apiece for years 11 and 12 that would bring the full of the deal to $352 million.
Multiple media shops have reported that Cabrera must move a physical examination earlier than his new deal is complete.
If the new contract is calculated as a single, 10-yr entity, it will surpass the ten-12 months, $275 million deal that Alex Rodriguez signed with the New York Yankees in December 2007, as the most important in Main League Baseball historical past.
Based mostly on a profession common of 607 at-bats per season and an average of $30 million yearly, Cabrera would earn $forty nine,423 per at-bat.
Cabrera, who turns 31 in April, is an eight-time All-Star in eleven seasons with the Marlins and Tigers. He's a321 career hitter with 365 residence runs.
He's the only main league player with one hundred or more RBIs in each of the previous 10 seasons, and last 12 months he turned the first Tiger to win three consecutive batting titles since Ty Cobb achieved the feat from 1917 to 1919.
Cabrera led the majors with a348 batting average last 12 months and his 44 homers and 137 RBIs had been each second to Baltimore's Chris Davis.
The Venezuelan slugger received the Triple Crown in 2012 – changing into the sport's first participant to lead either league in batting average, homers and RBIs since 1967.
The Tigers accomplished the extension with Cabrera only a few days after talks broke off on an extended-time period take care of pitcher
, the reigning AL Cy Younger Award winner.
The Tigers stated that Scherzer and his agent, Scott Boras, rejected an extended-term supply that will have placed Scherzer among the many highest-paid pitchers within the sport.
Boras mentioned it was the Tigers who took a pass on a multiyear offer from Scherzer.
No matter how the breakdown occurred, Scherzer's negotiations have been tabled. Barring a shock, he'll pitch for Detroit this season and hit the open market as a free agent in November.
Data from ESPN.com's Darren Rovell and The Associated Press was used in this report.