Financial details have been revealed on Brandon Inge’s new two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers. The guaranteed portion of the deal is worth $11.5 million. Inge will be paid $5.5 million in both 2011 and 2012.
The contract includes a club option for 2013 worth $6 million. If the Tigers don’t pick up the option, Inge will receive a $500,000 buyout.
Inge and general manager Dave Dombrowski held a press conference Thursday afternoon to announce the agreement. You can view the video at the FOX Sports Detroit website.
Here’s what Dombrowski said in his opening remarks:
“I think he exemplifies what you look for in a player. And for us to have him as part of our organization again, and to be in a spot where you can look forward to a lot of moves this wintertime for our club, to start here is a perfect place to start.”
And from Inge:
“I’ve been so excited every time I watch TV and I see a new guy that we’ve signed, and they come up here and put the new jersey on, and I get all excited to watch that happen. I think I’m more excited now to be able to keep my jersey on, as opposed to have to get another jersey. So I’m very excited to be here right now for the next two years… hopefully three.”