Aviles can earn $300K in bonuses as part of $2M Tigers deal
DETROIT (AP) Utilityman Mike Aviles can earn $300,000 in performance bonuses as part of his $2 million, one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers.
Under the agreement, announced by the Tigers on Friday night, Aviles can earn $50,000 for 150 at-bats and each additional 25 through 275.
The versatile 34-year-old saw time at six positions for the Cleveland Indians this year, playing 11 games at second base, 28 at third base, 23 at shortstop, 34 in left field, five in center field and one in at right field.
He hit .231 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 290 at-bats over 98 games.
In eight big league seasons, Aviles is batting .265 with 58 home runs and 292 RBIs for the Kansas City Royals (2008-11), Boston Red Sox (2011-12) and Indians (2013-15).