The Tigers, Angels, and Pirates have each signed one-year, arbitration avoiding deals with key players. The Tigers signed Rick Porcello to a deal that will pay the starting pitcher $3.1 million in 2012, while the Angels and infielder Alberto Callaspo agreed to a one-year deal for $3.15 million. The Pirates signed their closer Joel Hanrahan to a deal that will pay him $4.1 million in 2012.
Porcello is just 23 years old and went 14-9 with a 4.75 ERA for Detroit in 2011. Callaspo, 28, hit .288 with 6 home runs and 46 RBI playing primarily at third base for the Halos in 2011. The 30-year-old Hanrahan is coming off a 2011 in which he pitched 68 2/3 innings with a 1.86 ERA and 40 saves in 70 appearances.