Tigers exercise the 2013 contract options on Jhonny Peralta and Octavio Dotel


The Tigers announced Tuesday that they have exercised the contract options on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and right handed relief pitcher Octavio Dotel.

In 57 games for the Tigers this season Dotel was 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA. He also limited opponents to a .230 batting average and didn’t allow a run in five innings of work during the playoffs.

Meanwhile Peralta who saw his number sdrop off from 2011 batted .239 with 32 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs and 63 RBIs in 150 games this past season. And despite his limited range Peralta finished second among American League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage.

During 13 playoff games Peralta hit .260 with a double, three home runs and five RBIs.

In addition to Peralta and Dotel, the Tigers also reinstated infielder/outfielder Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list as well as reliever Daniel Schlereth and designated hitter Victor Martinez from the 60-day disabled list. All three players are under contract for the 2013 season.

Analysis: Just to be clear, just because the Tigers exercised the option on Jhonny Peralta (6 million) does NOT mean he will be a Tiger in 2013. They could still deal him in the offseason.

General Manager Dave Dombrowski stated that re- signing Sanchez this offseason was going to be a priority. However, due to his success down the stretch of the regular season, and through the playoffs, he is going to go anywhere from 40 to 60 million. This would cost way too much for a #4 pitcher in a rotation.

h/t: Detroit Free Press


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