Tigers likely to tender deals to arb-eligibles

Bruce Rondon strikes out Joey Rickard to notch the save in the Tigers’ 5-2 victory over the Orioles DETROIT — The Tigers spent the summer trimming payroll in their flurry of trades for prospects, then made some tough decisions on arbitration-eligible players at season’s end. Friday’s non-tender deadline, by contrast, has the chance to be quiet for them. Six Tigers players remain eligible for arbitration, not including lefty reliever Blaine Hardy , who reached a one-year deal earlier this week. Clubs have until 8 p.m. ET on Friday to officially offer a contract to players on their 40-man roster, […]