Found December 08, 2011 on Post-Gazette:
DALLAS -- The Pirates selected shortstop Gustavo Nunez from the Detroit Tigers organization with the eighth pick of the Rule 5 draft. They also lost LHP Brett Lorin to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who had the 25th pick.

Tigers add bullpen help, reach deal with Dotel

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Octavio Dotel, with a team option for 2013. Dotel, who has pitched for 12 big league teams already, had a 3.50 ERA in 54 innings and went 5-4 last season for Toronto and St. Louis. The right-hander appeared in 12 postseason games in 2011, helping the Cardinals win the World Series. Detroit did not announce financial...

Octavio Dotel Refuses to Retire, Signs with Detroit Tigers

Reigning World Series champion Octavio Dotel has signed with the Detroit Tigers in an effort to put one more big league club on his career resume. On the final day of the winter meetings in Dallas on Thursday, the right-handed reliever and his agent convinced the Tigers he would be of use to them before he retires. Whenever that will be. The 38-year-old Dominican, whose $3...

Tigers agree to terms with veteran reliever Dotel

The Detroit Tigers and veteran righthander Octavio Dotel agreed to terms on a one-year deal on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but an option for 2013 is included, according to MLB Network. Dotel, 38, was acquired from Toronto during last season and was 2-1 with three holds and a 2.61 ERA in 12 postseason appearances. All told, he posted a 5-4 mark with a 3.50 ERA...

Bucs use Rule 5 Draft to land infielder Nunez

Using the eighth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the Pirates added shortstop Gustavo Nunez to the mix of potential 2012 backup infielders.

Leyland says Cabrera could bat third; setup reliever job up for grabs

Tigers manager Jim Leyland raised several possibilities for next season when he took questions from the media at the winter meetings today, including the chance of Miguel Cabrera sometimes batting third.

Leyland considering Cabrera's lineup options

Manager Jim Leyland wants to give Miguel Cabrera the best opportunity to drive in runs, but whether that means hitting his slugger third or fourth is up for debate.

Shutdowns, Meltdowns and Free Agent Relievers

It's no secret that the Tigers are looking for a veteran reliever to pitch the seventh inning setting up Joaquin Benoit and Jose Valverde.  They have been linked to Octavio Dotel and Luis Ayala over the last few days.  The list of free agent relievers is long though, so we can probably expect more names to show up in coming days. In a recent post, I introduced the shutdown ...

Nationals send Collin Balester to Tigers for Ryan Perry

The Washington Nationals made their first trade of the 2011 offseason Friday evening, sending one of the organization's longest-tenured players, right-hander Collin Balester, to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for right-hander Ryan Perry, a former first-round pick. Perry was drafted by the Tigers 21st overall in the 2008 draft out ...

Nationals send Balester to Tigers for Perry

The Tigers and Nationals swapped a pair of right-handed relievers on Friday, when Washington sent 25-year-old Collin Balester to Detroit for 24-year-old Ryan Perry.

Tigers sign RHP Dotel

The Detroit Tigers bolstered their bullpen on Friday, agreeing to a one-year deal with right-hander Octavio Dotel. The pact also includes a club option for 2013.

Pujols an Angel, Bucs make Rule 5 pick

Albert Pujols is headed to the Los Angeles Angels, which of course is fantastic news. The Pirates will almost never see him again. The Bucs made a pick in the Rule 5 draft this morning, taking shortstop Gustavo Nunez from Detroit. Stop me if you’ve heard this before – Nunez is a good fielder that can’t really hit. I don’t expect him to hang around all year, and don’t really...
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