The Tigers and reliever Al Alburquerque have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $1.725 million, per WAPT’s Mike Perchick. Alburquerque had filed for $2.05 million while the Tigers filed for $1.375 million.
Alburquerque, 28, posted a 2.51 ERA with a 63/21 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings last season. He’ll be eligible for arbitration for the 2016 and ’17 season as well, his third and fourth years of eligibility, respectively.
CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.
The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.
The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.
German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.
The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.