Javier Báez signs six-year contract with Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers have signed free agent shortstop Javier Báez to a six-year contract worth $140 million.
The announcement was reported by Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, and also confirmed by CBS Sports HQ Insider Jim Bowden. The contract includes an opt-out clause after the second year and a 10-team no-trade clause.
In two seasons, the Tigers will be the third team for Báez after he previously played for the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets.
Before 2021, the first seven years of his career were spent with the Cubs where he was part of the World Series team in 2016. After reaching second place in the NL MVP voting in 2018, Báez also won a Gold Glove at shortstop in the shortened 2020 season.
Before signing Báez, Detroit had strengthened its starting rotation this offseason by signing Eduardo Rodríguez to a five-year contract worth $77 million.
Rodriguez and Báez will play crucial roles for the Tigers in terms of squad depth for the upcoming 2022 MLB season.
Ednel Javier Báez , nicknamed "El Mago" , is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Chicago Cubs.wikipedia
The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the American League Central division.wikipedia
Eduardo Rodríguez (left-handed pitcher)
Eduardo José Rodríguez Hernández , nicknamed "E-Rod", is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Boston Red Sox.wikipedia