Tigers Sign Top Picks at the Deadline
Turner received a major league deal
Turner received a major league deal
Executive Editor
Posted Aug 17, 2009
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As has been the case in past draft's, the Tigers waited until the signing deadline before coming to terms with top picks for record contracts. And record money spent it was, as the Tigers spent will spend upwards of $8 million over the years to cover their three prized draftees.

The Tigers have come to terms with draft picks RHP Jacob Turner, LHP Andy Oliver, and SS Daniel Fields on Monday.

Jacob Turner has received a major league contract that includes a $4.7 million signing bonus and is guaranteed to pay out $5.5 million. There are also incentives in the deal that could make it worth a reported $6.7 to $7 million.

Andy Oliver signed a minor league contract with a signing bonus believed to be valued at $1.495 million.

And Daniel Fields, who was believed to be the hardest of the trio to sign due to his strong commitment to the University of Michigan, has signed for a seven-figure bonus, believed to be near his asking price of $1.5 million.

Stay tuned to TigsTown as the 2009 draft comes to a conclusion and more information comes out on the Tigers' 2009 catch.


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