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Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool

DETROIT (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract, and the team said the infielder will join its player pool for this abbreviated season. Torkelson’s deal includes a $8,416,300 is a signing bonus, which is $1,000 above slot value, and a $2,500 contingent bonus. Detroit had the top pick for the second time in three years after drafting right-hander Casey Mize in 2018. Undrafted out of high school, Torkelson hit 54 homers at Arizona State. The Tigers took the first baseman with the top pick and said they view him at third.

Associated Press

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