Cecil Fielder rejected a four-year, $17 million offer from the Detroit Tigers, according to a newspaper report yesterday.
Fielder, who is eligible to file for salary arbitration next month, cited the $29 million, five-year contract free agent Bobby Bonilla received from the New York Mets, The Oakland Press of Pontiac, Mich., reported.
Fielder, in his two years with the Tigers, has hit 95 homers and driven in in 265 runs. He won the American League home run title with 51 in 1990 and shared it with Jose Canseco this year. He was tops in RBI both years, with 133 this year. In both years, Fielder was runner-up in voting for American League Most Valuable Player.