Spencer Torkelson Signs Record-Breaking Deal With Tigers: Report

He's expected to join the roster for Summer Camp.

Will Burchfield
June 30, 2020 - 4:06 pm

Spencer Torkelson is officially a Tiger. 

Detroit signed the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft to a record-breaking deal Tuesday, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com. Torkelson will get $8,416,300, the highest bonus awarded to a player in the history of the draft. 

Callis also notes it's the first time the No. 1 pick has received full slot value since MLB began penalizing teams in 2012 for excessive spending in the draft. 

With the signing of Torkelson, the Tigers have agreed to terms with each of their six picks from a draft class that drew rave reviews

Torkelson is expected to join the team's player pool for Summer Camp, which starts Wednesday at Comerica Park.