Baseball’s offseason has been pretty slow over the past few months, but the Tigers did reach deals with three players, avoiding arbitration.

According to ESPN.com, the Tigers reached one year deals with Nick Castellanos, Shane Greene and Alex Wilson. All three players were important pieces of the 2017 squad.

Castellanos’ deal is worth $6.05 million. He hit .272 with 26 home runs and 101 RBI last season. Castellanos has been rumored in a lot of trade talks, considering the Tigers were able to trade for Jeimer Candelario last year. Both Candelario and Castellanos play third base, but Castellanos has seen more time in the outfield after the trade. Should Castellanos stick with the team, he could be in the outfield, while Candelario is playing third base.

After the Tigers traded Justin Wilson, Shane Greene stepped in as the teams closer and played pretty well. He finished the season with a 4-3 record, nine saves and 14 holds. He was arguably the Tigers’ best reliever last season and should be a reliable option out of the bullpen again this year. He pitched 67.2 innings last year, but don’t be surprised to see those numbers rise, as the team is expected to be very bad in 2018.

Like Greene, Alex Wilson was one of the more consistent options out of the bullpen for the Tigers last season. He posted a 2-5 record, 4.50 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 60 innings of work last year. Those numbers don’t jump off the page as great, but you have to take into account the situations he was brought into. Wilson was brought into a lot of tough situations and made the most of his opportunities.

The Tigers haven’t had a great bullpen in a while and that likely won’t change in 2018. Greene and Wilson will be relied upon heavily to hold leads and close out games. If they don’t get traded, I expect both of their innings to be pretty high.

Pitchers and catchers will report on February 13 and the Tigers’ first preseason game will be against Florida Southern on February 22. The Tigers will open up the regular season at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 29.

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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