Iglesias has a bit of a pay bump for 2018. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Tigers announced that they’ve agreed to a one-year deal with shortstop Jose Iglesias for the 2018 season, thus avoiding arbitration. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, though Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that Iglesias will earn $6.275M on the deal (Twitter link). That rather handily tops the $5.6M projected arbitration salary from MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz. Iglesias is represented by Magnus Sports.

Iglesias, 28, is entering his final year of team control and will be a free agent next winter. He’s coming off his worst season at the plate, having batted just .255/.288/.369 as Detroit’s primary shortstop in 2017. That continued a troubling trend for Iglesias at the plate; the defensive standout batted .302/.348/.377 from 2013-15 (he missed the 2014 season due to injury), but has seen his bat deteriorate considerably since Opening Day 2016. Since that time, he’s logged a combined .255/.297/.353 slash.

As can be seen in MLBTR’s 2018 Arbitration Tracker, Iglesias had filed for a $6.8M salary, while the Tigers countered at $5.6M. The two sides, then, settled just north of the $6.2M midpoint. With Iglesias’ case resolved, the Tigers will avoid an arbitration hearing entirely in 2018, as they’ve now come to terms with all of their eligible players.

QUIZ: Name every roster member of the 1984 MLB World Champion Detroit Tigers

The 1984 Detroit Tigers won the MLB World Series, beating the San Diego Padres 4 games to 1. The Tigers were lead by a lights out closer who won the American League's Cy Young Award and the MVP Award. Can you name every player on the Tigers roster?

Clue: Position

Score:
0/31
Time:
10:00
C
Lance Parrish
1B
Dave Bergman
2B
Lou Whitaker
SS
Alan Trammell
3B
Howard Johnson
LF
Larry Herndon
CF
Chet Lemon
RF
Kirk Gibson
DH
Darrell Evans
UT
Barbaro Garbey
IF
Tom Brookens
OF
Ruppert Jones
UT
Johnny Grubb
RF
Rusty Kuntz
UT
Marty Castillo
SS
Doug Baker
C
Dwight Lowry
2B
Scott Earl
UT
Nelson Simmons
DH
Rod Allen
UT
Mike Laga
SP
Jack Morris
SP
Dan Petry
SP
Milt Wilcox
SP
Juan Berenguer
SP
Dave Rozema
CL
Willie Hernandez
RP
Aurelio Lopez
RP
Doug Bair
RP
Sid Monge
RP
Bill Scherrer
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