Tigers re-sign two pitchers; avoid arbitration

The Detroit Tigers re-signed pitchers Rick Porcello and Phil Coke to 1-year deals today, avoiding salary arbitration hearings later this year.

The 23-year old Porcello went 14-9 in 31 starts last season for Detroit, including striking out 104 batters and pitching 182 innings, both career highs. Porcello will make a little over $3 million this upcoming season.

The left handed Coke started last season in the Tigers rotation, but was put back into the bullpen rotation after posting a win loss record of 1-8, and was returned back into the bullpen, where he settled in nicely. Coke will make just over $1 million in 2012.

Detroit still has 3 arbitration cases left to settle with 3B Don Kelly, SP Max Scherzer, and LF Delmon Young.

Posted by Jerry Taylor