Major League Baseball teams committed more than $2.5 billion to free agents this winter, led by the Detroit Tigers who topped the list with the most money given out in free agent contracts.
In all, teams spent $2.53 billion on free agents, according to data obtained from MLB Trade Rumours. The big off-season winner was David Price, who signed the largest contract, a 7-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox. The average free agent signed a contract worth $20.5 million over 1.9 seasons.
The Tigers ($272 million) were one of six teams to sign free agents to contracts totaling more than $200 million, giving $133 million to Justin Upton and $110 million to Jordan Zimmerman. At the other end of the spectrum, the Reds did not sign a single free agent to a guaranteed big league contract.
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