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Tigers Continue to Add to Their Rotation, Sign Former Oriole

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The Detroit Tigers have been active this free agency, especially when it comes to bolstering their rotation. Adding to Kenta Maeda, the Detroit Tigers are in agreement on a one-year, $14 million contract, with right-handed starter, Jack Flaherty.


Jack Flaherty's deal with the Tigers can max out at $15 million, with start-based bonuses of $250,000 for the 26th, $250,000 for the 28th and $500,000 for the 30th.


Flaherty, 28, made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals and spent the first 6 seasons of his career there. Last season, Flaherty was traded to the Orioles and finished with a 4.99 ERA for the 2023 season. Once touted as a highly ranked prospect, Flaherty's best season came when he posted a 2.75 ERA over 196.1 innings in 2019.


As mentioned, Flaherty is joining Kenta Maeda in Detroit, which already has a lot of great young talent. Joining the likes of Matt Manning, Reese Olson, and Tarik Skubal. Although Flaherty has slipped off from his once dominant role as the Cardinals ace, he has the potential to be a big contributor to a young Tigers team who could very well be competitive in the AL Central this season.

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