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Tigers avoid arbitration with Boyd, several others

Posted at 1:27 AM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 01:27:09-05

DETROIT, AP — The Detroit Tigers agreed to a $5.3 million, one-year deal with left-hander Matthew Boyd.

The Tigers avoided arbitration with Boyd and all their eligible players.

Detroit also agreed to contracts for 2020 with left-hander Daniel Norris, right-hander Buck Farmer and outfielder JaCoby Jones.

Right-hander Michael Fulmer agreed to a $2.8 million deal earlier in the week.

The 28-year-old Boyd went 9-12 with a 4.56 ERA last season.

He was a bright spot for much of the year and finished sixth in the American League with 238 strikeouts.

However, he also allowed an AL-high 39 home runs.

Boyd's salary goes up from $2.6 million.