Detroit Tigers exercise club options for 2013 on Dotel and Peralta
Announcement comes same day Tigers extend manager Jim Leyland's contract
The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday the club has exercised its options for the 2013 season on righthanded pitcher Octavio Dotel and shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
Dotel appeared in 57 games for the Tigers during the 2012 season, posting a 5-3 record, 3.57 ERA (58.0IP/23ER) and 62 strikeouts. He limited opponents to a .230 batting average during the season. Dotel did not allow a run in five innings of work during his six outings for Detroit during the playoffs.
Peralta batted .239 with 32 doubles, three triples, 13 home runs and 63 RBI in 150 games for the Tigers during the 2012 season. He finished second among all American League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage during the season. Peralta hit .260 with a double, three home runs and five RBI in 13 games for Detroit during the playoffs.
Additionally, the Tigers reinstated infielder/outfielder Ryan Raburn from the 15-day disabled list and lefthanded pitcher Daniel Schlereth and designated hitter Victor Martinez from the 60-day disabled list on Monday.