DETROIT (AP) — Mike Maroth agreed Wednesday to a $5.25 million, two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers and third baseman Brandon Inge signed off on a $3 million, one-year deal.
Maroth was 14-14 with a 4.74 ERA last season, when he had 115 strikeouts and 51 walks in 209 innings. The 28-year-old left-hander went 9-21 in 2003, becoming the first pitcher since 1980 to lose at least 20 games. He bounced back the next year with an 11-13 record and a 4.31 ERA.
Detroit will pay Maroth $2.3 million this year and $2.95 million in 2007.
Inge, who also is 28, batted .261 with 16 homers and 72 RBIs last year. Primarily a catcher during his first four seasons in Detroit, he played 160 games at third base last season — the most by a Tiger at that position since Aurelio Rodriguez's 160 in 1973.
Detroit has four players remaining eligible for salary arbitration: right-handers Jeremy Bonderman and Chris Spurling; outfielder Craig Monroe and first baseman Carlos Pena.
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