The deal is reportedly worth $132.75 million, as the Tigers have seemingly chosen Upton over Cespedes. The new contract includes an opt out after the second year.
The 28-year-old All-Star spent last season with the San Diego Padres, batting .251 with 26 home runs and 81 RBIs. He is expected to play left field in Mo-Town, after playing primarily right field in San Diego.
The Tigers are now being ran by Al Avila, who took over for Dave Dombrowski, and are looking to bounce back from a 74-88 season. They dealt with injuries to stars Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander, but expect them to be healthy for 2016.
Adding guys like Jordan Zimmerman to the rotation, getting help in the bullpen, and now adding the likes of Upton to the lineup, the Tigers fully expect to be back in the thick of the race next season.
The Tigers newest addition has been in the National League his entire career, but one bright spot is his career .324 average at Comerica Park, his new home. He looks to add power and run support to the Tigers' lineup, as well as help them right the recent wrong-doings of last season, back to the top of the division.