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Incaviglia, Tigers Reach Deal

January 30, 1998

DETROIT (AP) _ Pete Incaviglia, already invited to spring training by Detroit, agreed Thursday to a minor-league contract with the Tigers.

Incaviglia, 33, would get a $300,000 one-year contract if he makes the team and the chance to earn $275,000 more in bonuses.

Incaviglia, who played for the Tigers in 1991, was with the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees last season and made $650,000.

He hit 246 with five homers and 12 RBIs for Baltimore and was released on July 22. He had no home runs or RBIs before he was cut by the Yankees on Aug. 16 after five games.

Incaviglia has 206 career homers and has also played with Texas, Houston and Philadelphia during his 11-year major league career. He played the 1995 season for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan’s Pacific League.

He would get a $25,000 bonus if he appears in 80 games next season, and $50,000 each for appearing in 90, 100 and 110 games. He also would get $25,000 each for reaching 150, 200, 250 and 300 plate appearances.

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