It was another offseason of short-term veteran additions for the Detroit Tigers.
Major League Signings
Jonathan Schoop, 2B: One year, $4.5MM
Julio Teheran, RHP: One year, $3MM
Nomar Mazara, OF: One year, $1.75MM (plus incentives)
Wilson Ramos, C: One year, $2MM
Jose Ureña, RHP: One year, $3.25MM ($250k in available performance incentives)
Robbie Grossman, OF: Two years, $10MM ($500K per year in available incentives)
Derek Holland LHP: One year, $925K ($150K in available incentives)
Total spend: $25.425MM
Trades and Claims
Selected OF Akil Baddoo from Twins in Rule 5 draft
Notable Minor League Signings
Wily Peralta, Renato Nunez, Greg Garcia (granted release), Erasmo Ramirez, Aderlin Rodriguez, Dustin Garneau, Ian Krol
Brandon Dixon, Nick Ramirez, Austin Romine, Ivan Nova, Jordan Zimmermann, Travis Demeritte, Sergio Alcantara, Anthony Castro, Jorge Bonifacio, Dereck Rodriguez, Dario Agrazal, C.J. Cron
On January 18, 2016, the Tigers inked Justin Upton to a six-year, $132.75MM free agent contract. The first overall pick of the 2005 draft was a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. He was MLBTR’s fourth-ranked free agent of the 2015-16 free agent class. Entering his age-28 season, he was coming off a 4.2 bWAR campaign in his only year with the Padres. In short, he was a get.