Tigers Re-Sign Joba Chamberlain
Deal Reportedly Worth $1 Million With Incentives
The Detroit Tigers reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent reliever Joba Chamberlain. It is a major league deal with a base salary of $1 million with potential for $500k more with incentives based on appearances. According to MLBTradRumors, Chamberlain will receive $100k for reaching 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 appearances this season.
Joba will make $1M base salary plus same appearance-based incentives as last season, up to $500K.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) February 24, 2015
Chamberlain, 29, spent 2014 with the Tigers after spending his first seven seasons with the Yankees. He went 2-5 with an ERA of 3.57 in 60 appearances. The reliever turned starter turned reliever re-joins a bullpen that struggled quite a bit last season. The one-year deal could be a low-risk high-reward for the Tigers.