DETROIT -- The Tigers made it official on Friday, announcing that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel.
There is also a club option for the 2013 season.
We are pleased to add an established reliever like Octavio Dotel, said Dave Dombrowski, Tigers president, chief executive officer and general manager. He has been successful in various roles throughout his major league career and his addition to our club solidifies our bullpen for the 2012 season.
As is customary, the Tigers didn't not disclose financial terms of the contract, but CBSSports.com reports that the contract is worth 3 million for 2012.
Dotel, 38, split last season between the Blue Jays and Cardinals. He pitched in 65 games, posted a 3.50 ERA and allowed just 36 hits in 54 innings. He walked 17 and struck out 62.
Dotel has spent 13 seasons in the majors with 12 teams. He has pitched in the AL Central before, for the White Sox and Royals.