SOURCES: Tigers to Sign Fielder for $214 Mil

According to sources, including Tim Brown of Yahoo and Jon Heyman of CBS, the Tigers and Prince Fielder have agreed to a nine-year deal worth a reported $214 million.

The deal at the moment is still pending a physical, but has been confirmed by numerous other sources, including FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.

At $214 million over nine years, the deal would average just under $24 million per season. The Tigers highest paid players were Miguel Cabrera, slated to make $21 million, and Justin Verlander, slated to make $20 million.

In 2011, at age 27, Fielder hit .299 with 38 home runs and 120 RBI and a .299/.415/.566 slash line.

Speculation is still rampant at the moment about where Fielder and Cabrera would play, but according to Heyman, Fielder has signed to be the primary first baseman. That likely means Miguel Cabrera will spend much of his time at designated hitter, and possibly third base.

Also according to Jason Beck of, the Tigers approached Miguel Cabrera about the potential move, and he was on board and very excited about the potential deal.

As compensation for the deal, the Tigers will lose their first round draft pick to the Brewers, which is 27th overall.

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