The Detroit Tigers agreed to a $6.5 million contract with Matthew Boyd, avoiding arbitration with the left-hander Friday after he struggled during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Boyd made a prorated $1,962,963 of his $5.3 million salary last season. He came in with high expectations after striking out a career-best 238 hitters in 2019, but went 3-7 with a 6.71 ERA in 12 starts last year.
Friday marked the opening of the 2020-2021 signing period for teams to come to terms with amateur international free agents. Accordingly, the Detroit Tigers announced contracts with seven players today. The Tigers had the highest bonus pool in the league this year, and leveraged it to acquire two of MLB Pipeline’s top 30 international prospects in the class.
Detroit Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris needed 15 minutes to get through an analytically driven email from new pitching coach Chris Fetter.