Report: Prince Fielder Agrees To Nine-Year, $214 Million Deal With Detroit Tigers

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Wednesday January 25th, 2012

Update - 3:07: CBS Sports reports that the Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with Prince Fielder on a nine-year deal worth $214 million. The deal is pending a physical.

ESPN and USA Today have both confirmed the terms of the contract.

Original - 2:58: Free-agent Prince Fielder is reportedly nearing a nine-year-deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a tweet from Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.

[tweet https://twitter.com/TBrownYahoo/status/161899325453119488 align='center']

Until now the Tigers had not been considered a candidate in the Fielder sweepstakes. It was previously believed that the top remaining teams in the race for the All-Star first baseman’s services were the Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, and Seattle Mariners.

The Tigers currently boast one of the best hitting first baseman in baseball, Miguel Cabrera, but have a vacancy at designated hitter after an ACL injury has forced Victor Martinez out for the entirety of 2011.

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