Tigers Avoid Arb With Rodney, Thames

According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Tigers avoided arbitration with reliever Fernando Rodney and signed him to a one-year deal worth $2.7MM.  Rodney is the Tigers’ closer-by-default at this point.

MLB.com’s Jason Beck says the Tigers also avoided arb with outfielder Marcus Thames and signed him for ’09.  He’ll get $2.275MM.

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