Tigers, Al Alburquerque avoid arbitration with a one-year deal


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.

White Sox acquire reliever Franklin German in trade with Red Sox

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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.