Busy Few Days For The Detroit Tigers
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tigers avoid arbitration on several players
(DETROIT) – The Detroit Tigers agreed to a $5.3 million, one-year deal with left-hander Matthew Boyd on Friday. The Tigers avoided arbitration with Boyd and all their eligible players. Detroit agreed to contracts for 2020 with left-hander Daniel Norris ($2,962,500), right-hander Buck Farmer ($1.15 million) and outfielder JaCoby Jones ($1,575,000). Boyd, 28, went 9-12 with a 4.56 ERA last season. He was a bright spot for much of the year and finished sixth in the American League with 238 strikeouts. However, he also allowed an AL-high 39 home runs. Norris arrived with Boyd in the 2015 trade that sent David Price from Detroit to Toronto. Norris has battled injuries in recent years but was able to make 29 starts last season. He went 3-13 with a 4.49 ERA and made $1.3 million. Farmer, 28, pitched almost exclusively in relief last year, going 6-6 with a 3.72 ERA. Jones hit .235 with 11 homers and 26 RBIs in 2019.

Tigers agree to deal with Ivan Nova
(DETROIT) – The Detroit Tigers announced Monday that they've agreed to a deal with right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova. To make room for Nova on the 40 man roster, the Tigers designated left-hander Matt Hall for assignment. Nova, 34, made a major-league-leading 34 starts for the Chicago White Sox last season, going 11-12 with a 4.72 ERA in 187 innings. He did pitch two complete games, including a four-hitter in a 9-1 victory against the Miami Marlins on July 22, bringing his career total to 10. He was acquired by Chicago from the Pittsburgh Pirates before the 2018 season for minor league pitcher Yordi Rosario and $500,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation. Nova has made 223 big league starts, producing a 4.32 ERA with 954 strikeouts in 1,328⅔ innings.