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Detroit Tigers avoid arbitration with remaining two eligible players: José Cisnero, Rony García

Tigers pitcher Jose Cisnero throws in the seventh inning on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with their remaining two arbitration-eligible players.

Right-handed relievers José Cisnero and Rony García signed one-year contracts Friday, avoiding arbitration, and locking in salaries for the 2023 season, the team announced. Cisnero settled at $2.2875 million — according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman — in his third and final year of eligibility, while it is unclear what Garcia’s salary will be this year, his first of eligibility.

while García will earn $X.X million in his first year of eligibility.

Cisnero, a high-leverage reliever, will be a free agent after the 2023 campaign. Over the past three seasons, the 33-year-old posted a 2.94 ERA with 60 walks (12.2% walk rate) and 119 strikeouts (24.1% strikeout rate) in 116⅓ innings across 124 games.

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Tigers pitcher Jose Cisnero throws in the seventh inning on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Tigers, led by new president of baseball operations Scott Harris, started the offseason with 13 arbitration-eligible players: Cisnero, García, Drew Hutchison, Joe Jiménez, Jeimer Candelario, Victor Reyes, Austin Meadows, Harold Castro, Gregory Soto, Tyler Alexander, Willi Castro, Kyle Funkhouser and Miguel Díaz.

Meadows and Alexander avoided arbitration in mid-November for $4.3 million and $1.875 million, respectively. Meadows, who becomes a free agent after the 2024 season, completed his second year of the arbitration process, while Alexander completed his first year.

The Tigers removed Hutchison (projected for $1.8 million), Candelario (projected for $7 million), Reyes ($2.2 million), Funkhouser ($800,000) and both Castros (Harold, $2.6 million; Willi, $1.7 million) from the organization. The Tigers also cut Díaz (projection unclear) but re-signed him to a minor-league contract.

The Tigers traded Jiménez (projected for $2.6 million) on Dec. 7 to the Atlanta Braves for Justyn-Henry Malloy and Jake Higginbotham, then traded Soto (projected for $3.1 million) on Jan. 7 to the Philadelphia Phillies for Matt Vierling, Nick Maton and Donny Sands).

Jiménez and Soto avoided arbitration Friday with their new teams.

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