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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

Tigers confirm deal with Dotel

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...

Nationals, Tigers Swap Collin Balester For Ryan Perry

The Nationals have traded right-hander Collin Balester to the Tigers in exchange for another right-hander, Ryan Perry.  The Tigers just announced the move via a team press release.

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 and Nationals Swap Relievers

The Tigers have traded reliever Ryan Perry to the Washington Nationals for reliever Collin Balester. This is not exactly a blockbuster, but the 25-year-old Balester has had some pretty good peripherals since being moved to the bullpen in 2010.  He has compiled a 3.81 ERA and 62/25 K/BB ratio in just 56 2/3 innings in two years.  On the negative side, he had 7 Meltdowns in just...

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 ...

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...

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...

Transaction Blog: Tigers Sign Octavio Dotel

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers bolstered their bullpen on Friday with the signing of middle reliever Octavio Dotel to a one-year deal.

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...

Tigers, RP Dotel agree to 1-year deal (AP)

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.

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.

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.

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).

Tigers one of Dotel's final two suitors

Octavio Dotel is deciding between two teams, the Tigers being one of them. And remarks from team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski suggest they're closing in on finding their relief help.
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