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Detroit Tigers Update: Porcello Opts for Arbitration, Minor Moves, Jacob Turner

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 07: Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 07: Rick Porcello #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the game against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 7, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
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In Detroit, Rick Porcello became eligible for arbitration today after opting out of the final year of his contract, the Tigers made several minor league moves, and the team is doing what it can to tamp down Jacob Turner rumors:

  • Tigers' Rick Porcello opts out of contract, becomes eligible for arbitration | MLive.com
    "Despite signing a record-setting major league contract that included a $1.34 million club option for 2012, Porcello has exercised his right to opt out of the final year of the contract he signed with the Tigers in 2007, Tigers officials confirmed. He is now eligible for four years of arbitration and will remain under team control through 2015."
  • Rick Porcello opts for Arbitration - Bless You Boys
    "Being eligible for arbitration is, of course, good news for Porcello. But the good news for the Tigers is that their young pitcher will not accrue six years of service time until after the 2015 season, meaning that he will be under "club control" for four more seasons. Had he not been sent down to the minors twice briefly during his time with the Tigers, he would have been eligible for free agency a year sooner.."