Tigers agree to terms with Miguel Cabrera, $292 million contract

Tigers agree to terms with Miguel Cabrera, $292 million contract deal

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WJBK - It's the largest deal in Major League Baseball history as Miguel Cabrera has agreed to terms with the Detroit Tigers on a new 10-year contract that will pay him $292 million.

The contract with Cabrera, the two-time American League MVP , surpasses surpass the 10-year, $275 million deal that Alex Rodriguez signed with the New York Yankees in December 2007

The new deal also includes two additional vesting options worth $30 million apiece for years 11 and 12 that could bring the total of the deal to $352 million.

From the Detroit Tigers:

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with first baseman Miguel Cabrera on an eight-year contract extension through the 2023 season with two vesting options for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.

Cabrera, 30, batted .348 with 103 runs scored, 26 doubles, one triple, 44 home runs and 137 RBI in 148 games with the Tigers in the 2013 season. He captured his third consecutive American League batting crown becoming the first Tigers player to lead the league in hitting in three straight seasons since Ty Cobb did so from 1917-1919. Cabrera led the American League with a .442 on-base percentage and a .636 slugging percentage, while he was tied for first with 37 go-ahead RBI, and second with 44 home runs, 137 RBI and 353 total bases.

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