TIGERS AGREE TO GREENE, WILSON, CASTELLANOS CONTRACTS
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with righthanded pitchers Shane Greene and Alex Wilson and outfielder Nicholas Castellanos. The club has avoided arbitration with each of the three players.
Castellanos, 25, played in a career-high 157 games last season and hit .272 (167×614) with 73 runs scored, 36 doubles, 10 triples, 26 home runs and 101 RBI. He led the American League with 10 triples, becoming the first Tiger to lead the AL in triples since Austin Jackson in 2012 and was the first Tigers third baseman with 10-or-more triples in a season since Ossie Vitt had 12 triples in 1916. He also ranked tied for sixth in the AL with 72 extra-base hits, tied for ninth with 101 RBI and tied for 10th with 301 total bases. Castellanos has played in 580 career games at the Major League level and has a .267 (567×2125) batting average with 220 runs scored, 125 doubles, 24 triples, 70 home runs and 298 RBI.
Greene, 29, appeared in a career-high 71 games in 2017 and had a 4-3 record with nine saves, a 2.66 ERA (67.2IP/20ER) and 73 strikeouts. He ranked sixth in the American League with 71 appearances. Greene allowed only nine of the 47 runners he inherited during the season to score and ranked second in the AL with a 19.1 inherited runners scored percentage (min. 40 inherited runners). In 154 career appearances, including 33 starts, at the Major League level, Greene has an 18-19 record with 11 saves, a 4.84 ERA (290.1IP/156ER) and 263 strikeouts.
Wilson, 31, made a career-best 66 appearances last season and compiled a 2-5 record with two saves, a 4.50 ERA (60.0IP/30ER) and 42 strikeouts. In five Major League seasons, Wilson has an 11-9 record with four saves, a 3.20 ERA (259.0IP/92ER) and 170 strikeouts in 231 appearances, including one start.