Tigers Sign Jhonny Peralta

The Tigers officially signed Jhonny Peralta to a two-year, $11.25MM contract today.  MLB.com's Jason Beck reports that the contract will include a third-year option worth $6MM with a $500K buyout. ESPNDeportes' Enrique Rojas first reported that the two sides were close to finalizing a deal, while Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports and the AP also contributed.

Although the Tigers turned down Peralta's $7.25MM option less than a week ago, the team was always optimistic about bringing Peralta back at a lesser cost. In October, Detroit signed Brandon Inge to a two-year extension worth $11.5MM, so the Tigers have now made nearly identical commitments to both players on the left side of their infield.

As usual, the free agent market for shortstops is weak, so the Tigers had to pay full sticker price on Peralta.


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