After agreeing with Shane Greene on a $4 million contract late Thursday evening, the Detroit Tigers have come to terms with two more of their arbitration-eligible players, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Lefthander Daniel Norris and the Tigers agreed upon a $1.275 million contract for 2019. The Tigers also came to terms with southpaw Blaine Hardy, per Fenech, but the contract details are still unavailable.
Update: The Tigers have also agreed to terms with Matthew Boyd, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic. Boyd will earn $2.6 million in 2019.
Norris suffered through yet another injury-plagued season in 2018. He started the season in the bullpen, but was soon sidelined with a groin injury that eventually required surgery. Norris missed four months of action, but returned in September to make six starts. He showed flashes of his former self at times, but ultimately finished the year with a 5.68 ERA in 44 1⁄3 innings.
Norris will make $1.275 million in 2019, a shade lower than the $1.4 million salary he was projected to receive by Matt Swartz at MLB Trade Rumors. Norris is in his first year of arbitration eligibility, and will be a free agent after the 2021 season. Hardy is arbitration-eligible for a second time, but is a “Super Two” player. He still has two years of club control remaining after the 2019 season, and will be a free agent after 2021 like Norris.