Found December 11, 2011 on The Flagrant Fan:
Before the gas prices made it prohibitive, RVing was a major retirement goal for people in this country. Every neighborhood had at least one of the mobile fortresses parked in someone's yard. A popular method the merry travelers employed to tell the world where they had been was to put stickers on the back of the RV. These stickers could be states or they could be from major tourist destinations. If Octavio Dotel actually pitches for the Tigers in 2012, he should have those stickers all over his right arm.The stories that Octavio Dotel has broken a record for franchises played for are premature. Dotel needs to actually pitch for the Tigers before he can make a claim to break the record he shares with Mike Morgan, Matt Stairs and Ron Villone at twelve franchises. It took Stairs and Morgan nineteen and twenty-one years respectively to reach their franchise record. Dotel is more like Villone who only pitched for fourteen years to reach his twelve teams. Dotel has only played for...

Octavio Dotel Signs With Detroit TIgers, His MLB Record 13th Team

Octavio Dotel signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers this afternoon. That might not seem like big news, except that as soon as Dotel steps on the mound for the Tigers, they'll be the 13th team he's pitched for and that's a Major League record. Dotel's been efficient, too, as 2012 will be just his 14th year in the Majors.  It's not just a novelty act...

Tigers finalize 1-year deal with P Dotel

The Detroit Tigers finalized a one-year contract with veteran reliever Octavio Dotel. Dotel is expected to make $3.5 million for the deal, according to The contract includes a club option for 2013. The 38-year-old righthander 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...

Octavio Dotel Signs 1-Year Deal With Tigers; Will Set Record By Playing For 13th Team

  Veteran relief pitcher Octavio Dotel agreed to a 1-year deal with the Detroit Tigers on Friday and when he makes his first appearance he will set a record by playing for his 13th franchise. Dotel started last season with the Toronto Blue Jays and finished with the world champion St. Louis Cardinals. During the [...]

Baseball notes: Dotel signs with Tigers

Octavio Dotel is on the verge of an unusual record.

Lucky No. 13: Octavio Dotel signs with Tigers, record 13th mlb team

It's Friday the 13th for relief pitcher Octavio Dotel, but not in an ominous way. Dotel and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a one-year contract for the 2012 season plus a club option for another year. As soon as Dotel makes an appearance with the Tigers he will set a record for most major league teams, with 13. Matt Stairs, Ron Villone and Mike Morgan all played for 12 teams, but...

Dotel set to pitch for Tigers, record 13th MLB team

Octavio Dotel is on the verge of an unusual record.

Congratulations, Octavio Dotel!

One of my all-time favorite Partial Season Pirates, Octavio Dotel, signed with the Detroit Tigers today. That gives him an MLB-record 13 career teams and since he seems to be happy about it, I'm happy for him. I'm so happy for that I made a Sporcle quiz honoring his achievment and wrote a longer post about it over at the Outside Corner. I'm not sure if I actually care...

Dotel reaches deal with Tigers, record 13th team

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year deal with reliever Octavio Dotel, with a team option for 2013.

Daily list: The daily list

New Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel will set a record next season for most teams in a career (13). The four-way tie at 12: RH Octavio Dotel Mets (1999), Astros (2000-04), A's (2004-05), Yankees (2006), Royals (2007), Braves (2007), White Sox (2008-09), Pirates (2010), Dodgers (2010), Rockies (2010), Blue Jays (2011) and Cardinals (2011).

The daily list

New Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel will set a record next season for most teams in a career (13). The four-way tie at 12: RH Octavio Dotel Mets (1999), Astros (2000-04), A's (2004-05), Yankees (2006), Royals (2007), Braves (2007), White Sox (2008-09), Pirates (2010), Dodgers (2010), Rockies (2010), Blue Jays (2011) and Cardinals (2011).

Free Agent Breakdown: Tigers give Dotel $3.5M then Trade Perry!

The Detroit Tigers have made another off season move as they traded away 2008 1st round pick RP Ryan Perry to the Washington Nationals for RP Collin Balester. The move came just 1 day after they finalized free agent RP Octavio Dotel to a 1 year $3.5M contract with a team option for 2013. The move was clearly made because of the Dotel signing and this is exactly why I didn’t like...

Tony La Russa says of Tigers' Octavio Dotel: 'We wouldn't have won without him'

After the Tigers announced Octavio Dotel's signing on Friday, Tony La Russa gave this summation of how vital Dotel was to the Cardinals this season: "We couldn't have won without him."

Tigers trade Ryan Perry for reliever Collin Balester

With today's addition of free-agent reliever Octavio Dotel to the Tigers bullpen, it could be said that Perry had become expendable. And four hours after they signed Dotel, the Tigers traded Perry to the Washington Nationals for the right-handed Balester.

Tigers swing deal for right-hander Balester

Hours after the Tigers' signing of Octavio Dotel left Ryan Perry as a man without a role, he became a former Tiger. The team sent the former first-round pick to the Nationals on Friday night in exchange for Collin Balester
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