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Prince Fielder signs with Tigers

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  January 24, 2012 02:57 PM

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Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Prince Fielder is close to a nine-year (yes, nine) deal with the Detroit Tigers.

The American League is getting ridiculous. First Albert Pujols and now Fielder.

More to come.

UPDATE, 3:01 p.m.: Jon Heyman of CBS is reporting the deal is done and it's for nine years and $214 million. Scott Boras knew what he was doing all along. That's an average of $23.7 million a year.

Pujols got 10 years and $254 million. Adrian Gonzalez (seven years, $154 million) was a bargain for the Red Sox when compared to those guys.

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