2009 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Detroit,MI
Team Record:  86-77   .528
Result:   2nd in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Jim Leyland
General Manager:   Dave Dombrowski
Stadium:  Comerica Park
Attendance:  2,567,185
Payroll:  $115,085,145
Playoffs:  -

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Magglio Ordonez (35)
Youngest Player:  Rick Porcello (20)
Longest Tenure:  Brandon Inge (9)
Top Hitter:  Miguel Cabrera (2)
Top Pitcher:  Justin Verlander (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Jacob Turner (#9)

Roster Continuity:  67.35%
Top Prospect:   Rick Porcello
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Minnesota8776.534--
Detroit8677.5281.0
Chi White Sox7983.4887.5
Cleveland6597.40121.5
KC Royals6597.40121.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Josh AndersonDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Jeremy BondermanDetroit Tigers200720104$ 38,000,000$ 9.50mavoided arbitration
Eddie BonineDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Miguel CabreraDetroit Tigers200820158$ 152,300,003$ 19.04mExtension Replaced previous deal, avoided arbitration
Freddy DolsiDetroit Tigers200920091$ 407,000 
Adam EverettDetroit Tigers200920091$ 1,000,000 
Casey FienDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Alfredo FigaroDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Armando GalarragaDetroit Tigers200920091$ 435,000 
Curtis GrandersonDetroit Tigers200820125$ 30,250,000$ 6.05mClub option for 2013 ($13m)
Carlos GuillenDetroit Tigers200820114$ 48,000,000$ 12.00m
Aubrey HuffBaltimore Orioles200720093$ 20,000,000$ 6.67m
Brandon IngeDetroit Tigers200720104$ 24,000,000$ 6.00mAvoided arbitration
Edwin JacksonDetroit Tigers200920091$ 2,200,000 Avoided arbitration
Don KellyDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Gerald LairdDetroit Tigers200920091$ 2,800,000 Avoided arbitration
Chris LambertDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Jeff LarishDetroit Tigers200920091$ 403,000 
Brandon LyonDetroit Tigers200920091$ 4,250,000 
Zach MinerDetroit Tigers200920091$ 437,500 
Fu-Te NiDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Magglio OrdonezDetroit Tigers200520095$ 75,000,000$ 15.00mClub options for 2010 and 2011
Ryan PerryDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Placido PolancoDetroit Tigers200620094$ 18,400,000$ 4.60m
Rick PorcelloDetroit Tigers200720104$ 7,285,000$ 1.82mClub options for 2011 and 2012
Ryan RaburnDetroit Tigers200920091$ 410,000 
Wilkin RamirezDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Clay RapadaDetroit Tigers200920091$ 405,000 
Juan RinconDetroit Tigers200920091$ 750,000 Minor League Contract
Nate RobertsonDetroit Tigers200820103$ 21,250,000$ 7.08mAvoided arbitration
Fernando RodneyDetroit Tigers200920091$ 2,700,000 Avoided arbitration
Dusty RyanDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 
Ramon SantiagoDetroit Tigers200920091$ 825,000 Avoided arbitration
Dane SardinhaDetroit Tigers200920091$ 400,000 Minor League Contract
Bobby SeayDetroit Tigers200920091$ 1,300,000 Avoided arbitration
Marcus ThamesDetroit Tigers200920091$ 2,275,000 Avoided arbitration
Clete ThomasDetroit Tigers200920091$ 403,000 
Matt TreanorDetroit Tigers200920091$ 750,000 
Justin VerlanderDetroit Tigers200520095$ 4,450,000$ 0.89mVoided last year of contract because he was eligible for arbitration.
Justin VerlanderDetroit Tigers200920091$ 3,675,000 Avoided arbitration
Jarrod WashburnSeattle Mariners200620094$ 37,500,000$ 9.38m
Dontrelle WillisDetroit Tigers200820103$ 29,000,000$ 9.67mAvoided arbitration
Joel ZumayaDetroit Tigers200920091$ 735,000 Avoided arbitration



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