The Detroit Tigers have exercised the 2013 club options on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and right-hander Octavio Dotel, the team has announced:
RT @bbritten_tigers: Tigers have picked up the club options for 2013 on both Dotel & Peralta. #tigers— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) October 30, 2012
With the options, the Tigers will pay Peralta $6 million in 2013 while Dotel will earn $3.5 million. Peralta, 30, hit just .239/.305/.384 with thirteen home runs in one hundred fifty games for the Tigers in 2012, but is Detroit’s simplest option a weak offseason market for shortstops.
Dotel, 38, appeared in fifty-seven games for the Tigers this season, posting a 3.57 ERA and 9.6 K/9 in fifty-eight innings. By staying in Detroit next year, the veteran right-hander -- who has pitched for thirteen different organizations in his fourteen-year career -- will suit up with the same team in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2008-2009.