Tigers, Peralta agree to deal

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have signed shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a two-year deal.

Although financial terms were not revealed, the pact is believed to be worth $11 million and includes a third-year club option.

Peralta, whose $7 million option was declined by the team last week, joined the Tigers on July 28 in a trade with Cleveland and hit .253 with eight homers and 38 runs batted in over 57 games with Detroit. In a combined 148 games with the Tigers and Indians last season, Peralta hit .249 with 15 homers and 81 RBI.

With Peralta signed the left side of the Tigers infield is set for the next few seasons, as third baseman Brandon Inge bypassed free agency and agreed to a similar two-year deal a few weeks back.

"Jhonny is a proven major league player both offensively and defensively," said Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski. "We feel that Jhonny's signing, along with the club's earlier signing of Brandon Inge, solidifies the left side of our infield for the upcoming season."

Peralta had spent his entire big league career with Cleveland before July's trade. In 980 games since 2003, Peralta is a career .263 hitter with 111 home runs and 494 runs batted in.


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