Friday, November 30, 2007

Mr. Rogers

Detroit signed another 1 year contract with Pitcher Kenny Rogers.

Rogers, 43, was to hold an afternoon teleconference in tandem with Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers president and general manager, who had consistently said that Rogers was Detroit's No. 1 choice to help anchor manager Jim Leyland's starting rotation in 2008.

No contract terms were yet available, but it is believed Rogers stands to make something in the vicinity of the $8 million he was paid in each of the last two seasons. It is possible that performance incentives could take the figure higher.

The Tigers-Rogers negotiations were longer and more cumbersome than either party had anticipated, even after Rogers fired Boras as his agent on Nov. 15. Rogers had said last season that he preferred to pitch in Detroit, if he pitched at all in 2008.

Check out more of the article from the Detroit FreePress here.

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