DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers today announced they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitchers Jeremy Bonderman and Chris Spurling and first baseman Carlos Pena.
Bonderman finished 14-13 with a 4.57 ERA (189.0IP/96ER) and 145 strikeouts in 29 starts for the Tigers in 2005. He tied for second in the American League with four complete games, while he tied for ninth with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. Bonderman worked six-or-more innings in 25 of his starts during the season.
Spurling appeared in 56 games for the Tigers during the 2005 season, compiling a 3-4 record and 3.44 ERA (70.2IP/27ER). He limited the opposition to a .230 batting average (58x252) after joining Detroit's bullpen from Triple A Toledo on May 10.
Pena batted .235 (61x260) with 18 home runs and 44 RBI in 79 games for the Tigers last season, including a .286 batting average (38x133), 15 home runs and 30 RBI in 38 games following his recall from Triple A Toledo on August 17. He saw action in 71 games at Triple A Toledo and hit .311 (80x257) with 12 home runs and 45 RBI for the Mud Hens.
With today's signings, the Tigers currently have 16 players on the 40-man roster under contract for the 2006 season.
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