Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers and free agent LHP Andrew Chafin have agreed to a one-year, $4.25 million contract.
Chafin can earn up to $1.25 million in incentives in 2024, and there is a $6.5 million club option for 2025 with a $500,000 buyout. It is a reunion for the Tigers and the veteran southpaw as he was with the ballclub during the 2022 season. In 2023, he posted a 4.73 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and eight saves across 51 1/3 innings. He will likely pick up a save or two next season, but it is still Alex Lange’s job to lose.