Found November 17, 2011 on PRO Rumors:
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Sources close to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports report that the Detroit Tigers and Gerald Laird have agreed to a one-year deal pending a physical. Laird signed a one-year, $1 million deal last winter with the St. Louis Cardinals.  In 37 games in 2011 he hit .232/.302/.358.  He'll be returning to the club that he spent the 2009-2010 seasons with.
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