DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with both lefthanded pitcher Bobby Seay and third baseman Miguel Cabrera, thus avoiding arbitration with both players.
Seay posted a 3-0 record and 2.33 ERA (46.1IP/12ER) in 58 outings for the Tigers last season. He established career highs with 58 appearances, 46.1 innings pitched and 38 strikeouts. Seay allowed 14.3 percent of inherited runners (6x42) to score, third-best among American League relievers.
In 134 appearances at the major league level, Seay has posted a 4-1 record and 3.97 ERA (118.0IP/52ER).
Cabrera hit .320 (188x588) with 91 runs scored, 38 doubles, two triples, 34 home runs and 119 RBI in 157 games for the Florida Marlins in 2007. He tied for third in the National League with 119 RBI, while he tied for fifth with 34 home runs and tied for eighth with a .320 batting average.
In five seasons at the major league level with the Marlins, Cabrera compiled a .313 batting average (842x2694), 138 home runs and 523 RBI in 720 games. During that stretch, he finished third in the National League with 523 RBI, sixth with a .313 batting average and ninth with 138 home runs.