The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to 2013 contracts with righthanded pitchers Doug Fister and Rick Porcello, lefthanded pitcher Phil Coke, catcher Alex Avila and outfielders Brennan Boesch and Austin Jackson. The club has avoided arbitration with each of the six players.
Fister posted a 10-10 record, 3.45 ERA (161.2IP/62ER) and 137 strikeouts in 26 starts with the Tigers during the 2012 season.
Porcello started 31 games with Detroit during the 2012 season, compiling a 10-12 record and 4.59 ERA (176.1IP/90ER).
Coke appeared in 66 games with the Tigers in 2012, posting a 2-3 record and 4.00 ERA (54.0IP/24ER).
Avila hit .243 (89x367) with 21 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 48 RBI in 116 games with Detroit during the 2012 season.
Boesch batted .240 (113x470) with 22 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 132 games with the Tigers during the 2012 season.
Jackson hit .300 (163x543) with 29 doubles, 10 triples, 16 home runs, 66 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 137 games with Detroit in 2012. He established career highs with a .300 batting average, 16 home runs and 66 RBI.