Tigers Andrew Chafin to turn down player option for next season, Jonathan Schoop to return in 2023

Detroit Tigers reliever Andrew Chafin is reportedly not picking up his 2023 player option to return to the Motor City.

Chafin was signed by the Tigers in mid-March and was set to make a $6.5 million base salary ($7 million with incentives) if he had decided to return to Detroit next season.

The 32-year-old threw just over 57 innings this past season for the Tigers posting a 2.83 ERA with 67 strikeouts and 19 walks.

In other Tigers news, infielder Jonathan Schoop will pick up his player option for next season at a cool $7.5 million.

The 31-year-old has spent three seasons in Detroit hitting .249 with 41 HR and 145 RBI and was a finalist this past season for the Gold Glove Award at second base in the American League.