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.