The Tigers and J.D. Martinez are still working on a contract extension, hoping to avoid arbitration.
Both sides may be heading for a hearing though as the team has offered six-million-dollars, while the outfielder has proposed a salary of eight-million-dollars.
Martinez says he’s confident they will be able to work out a deal, but his goal is to be under a long term contract with Detroit.
He said yesterday that he hopes to end his career with the team.
The Tigers have not gone to an arbitration hearing since 2001.
The team embarked on their 2016 Tigers Caravan Thursday.
The two-day event has Tigers players, coaches, and even the brass traveling to select cities across Michigan to preview the upcoming season.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports