DETROIT (AP) -Marcus Thames and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a $1,275,000, one-year contract on Thursday, avoiding salary arbitration.
The 30-year-old outfielder batted .242 with 18 home runs and 54 RBIs in 86 games with Detroit in 2007. In four seasons with the Tigers, he's hit .244 with 61 homers and 163 RBIs in 295 games.
Thames can earn an additional $25,000 in performance bonuses.

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