Petaluma’s Spencer Torkelson gets $8.4 million from Tigers, joins player pool
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No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor-league contract Tuesday, and the team said the infielder will join its player pool for this abbreviated season.

The Petaluma native's deal includes $8,418,800, of which $8,416,300 is a signing bonus and $2,500 is a newly created contract execution bonus that is not in the usual structure of initial major-league contracts. He is to receive $102,500 within 30 days of the deal's approval by Major League Baseball,...

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