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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.
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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...
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...
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...
Joel Zumaya throws about 100 mph, but has been dealt with constant injuries over the past couple of years. His latest injury was an elbow fracture that has kept him out for 18 months and has required two surgeries.
Still he’s just 27-years-old so teams will watch him throw next week and according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Yankees will be among them.
Zumaya has dealt...
Using the eighth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the Pirates added shortstop Gustavo Nunez to the mix of potential 2012 backup infielders.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...