Four Tigers OK Terms for 2000
DETROIT (AP) _ The Detroit Tigers agreed to one-year contracts with infielders Gabe Alvarez, Pedro Santana and Rob Sasser and right-hander Victor Santos on Thursday.
All four were expected to make about $200,000 per year _ the league minimum.
Alvarez split last season between Detroit and Triple-A Toledo and combined for 23 home runs and 71 RBIs in 132 games.
Santana played for Double-A Jacksonville last year. Sasser also played at Jacksonville, where he appeared in 117 games and batted .283 after being claimed of waivers from the Texas Rangers.
Santos went 12-6 in 28 outings at Jacksonville, where he led all Tigers minor-league pitchers with 146 strikeouts.