Detroit Tigers Sign 9-Year Veteran Reliever

After losing some key bullpen depth over the offseason, the Detroit Tigers have added a left-handed arm to the mix, agreeing to terms with 9-year veteran Chasen Shreve. 

It's a minor league deal worth $1.25M with incentives that can earn Shreve up to $2M for the season.  

The 32-year-old must meet incentives that are all innings-pitched related. He can earn $75,000 each for 20, 30, 35, 40 innings pitched, $100,000 each for 45, 50 innings pitched and $125,000 each for 55, 60 innings pitched.

He threw just 26 innings for the New York Mets in 2022, with a disastrous 6.49 ERA. But over his nine seasons in the majors, he has a career 3.87 ERA with 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The Tigers will be his 6th organization.

It's a decent low-risk gamble for the Tigers, who just traded away their left-handed closer, Gregory Soto.

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