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2012 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Detroit,MI
Team Record:  88-74   .543
Result:   1st in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Jim Leyland
General Manager:   Dave Dombrowski
Stadium:  Comerica Park
Attendance:  3,028,033
Payroll:  $132,300,000
Playoffs:  Lost World Series (Giants)

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Octavio Dotel (36)
Youngest Player:  Avisail Garcia (21)
Longest Tenure:  Brandon Inge (12)
Top Hitter:  Miguel Cabrera (1)
Top Pitcher:  Justin Verlander (1)
Top Draft Pick:  Jake Thompson (#91)

Roster Continuity:  75.41%
Top Prospect:   Jacob Turner
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Detroit8874.543--
Chi White Sox8577.5253.0
KC Royals7290.44416.0
Cleveland6894.42020.0
Minnesota6696.40722.0

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
Jeff BakerChicago Cubs201220121$ 1,375,000 Avoided arbitration
Collin BalesterDetroit Tigers201220121$ 485,000 
Duane BelowDetroit Tigers201220121$ 482,000 
Joaquin BenoitDetroit Tigers201120133$ 16,500,000$ 5.50m
Miguel CabreraDetroit Tigers200820158$ 152,300,003$ 19.04mExtension Replaced previous deal, avoided arbitration
Phil CokeDetroit Tigers201220121$ 1,100,000 Avoided arbitration
Casey CrosbyDetroit Tigers201220121$ 480,000 
Andy DirksDetroit Tigers201220121$ 485,000 
Octavio DotelDetroit Tigers201220121$ 3,500,000 Club option for 2013
Prince FielderDetroit Tigers201220209$ 214,000,000$ 23.78m
Avisail GarciaDetroit Tigers201220121$ 480,000 
Brandon IngeDetroit Tigers201120122$ 11,500,000$ 5.75mClub option for 2013
Don KellyDetroit Tigers201220121$ 900,000 Avoided arbitration
Gerald LairdDetroit Tigers201220121$ 1,000,000 
Luis MarteDetroit Tigers201220121$ 480,000 
Jose OrtegaDetroit Tigers201220121$ 480,000 
Jhonny PeraltaDetroit Tigers201120122$ 11,250,000$ 5.63mClub option for 2013
Hernan PerezDetroit Tigers201220121$ 480,000 
Rick PorcelloDetroit Tigers201220121$ 3,100,000 Avoided arbitration
Ryan RaburnDetroit Tigers201120122$ 3,400,000$ 1.70mAvoided arbitration
Ramon SantiagoDetroit Tigers201220132$ 4,200,000$ 2.10m
Max ScherzerDetroit Tigers201220121$ 3,750,000 Avoided arbitration
Clete ThomasDetroit Tigers201220121$ 481,000 
Jacob TurnerDetroit Tigers201020134$ 5,500,000$ 1.38mClub options for 2014 and 2015
Jose ValverdeDetroit Tigers201220121$ 9,000,000 Option year from prior contract
Justin VerlanderDetroit Tigers201020145$ 80,000,000$ 16.00mavoided arbitration
Brayan VillarrealDetroit Tigers201220121$ 480,000 
Adam WilkDetroit Tigers201220121$ 480,000 
Danny WorthDetroit Tigers201220121$ 482,000 
Delmon YoungDetroit Tigers201220121$ 6,750,000 Avoided arbitration



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