JOE NATHAN RUMORS & GOSSIP
DETROIT -- If you can't beat him, make him join you.
That's what the Detroit Tigers did with closer Joe Nathan Wednesday, signing him to a two-year deal with a club option.
According to Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski, this is likely to be the end of the big-name players landing in Detroit.
"I don't anticipate any of the major names that are...
Detroit, MI— As dominate as the Tigers pitching staff was last year, there was one glaring hole, their closer. With several different pitchers being thrown in the 9th to finish the games, the Tigers never found their answer. For the first time the Tigers believe they got their guy who will take the rubber in […]
The Tigers and Joe Nathan may have been the most predictable pairing of the offseason. It's no secret that Detroit needed a closer, and Nathan was the top guy on the free agent market. At 39, the right-hander wants to win a World Series championship and figures to have a strong chance with the Tigers.
Nathan agreed to a two-year contract with Detroit on Tuesday. According...
The Tigers finally have their closer. The Tigers have agreed to a two-year deal with Joe Nathan, according to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Nathan will enter the 2014 season tied with Rollie Fingers for 10th place on baseball’s all-time career saves list with 341. Joaquin Benoit led the Tigers with 24 saves in 2013. Nathan, meanwhile, closed the door on 43 games with the Rangers...
The Detroit Tigers have solved their ninth inning problem signing Joe Nathan to a two-year deal.
Nathan, 39, spent the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers picking up 80 saves with a 2.09 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 133 games.
The Tigers had previously spoken to Brian Wilson about a contract but Nathan is as sure of a bet as there is available. Wilson may now opt to re-sign as a setup...
UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting a 2-year deal between Nathan and the Tigers.
Nathan and Tigers will have a 2-year agreement. tigers finally get their closer.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2013
After trading away Doug Fister Monday, the Detroit Tigers appear ready to sign what Dave Dombrowski said is their No. 1 offseason priority.
According to FOX Sports...
Per a report from Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Tigers are close to signing closer Joe Nathan. With Joaquin Benoit leaving as a free agent, the closer role was perhaps the biggest hole the Tigers had to fill going into this offseason.
Nathan has saved 37 and 43 games, respectively, for the Texas Rangers the last two years. In 2011, he had an ERA of...
The Detroit Tigers had an awful season when it comes to back of the bullpen help. Between rookie tryouts, veteran second chances, and a closer by committee system, the Tigers could never quite find someone they were comfortable with in the ninth inning. So, expect that to be high on the priority list this offseason. In fact, it seems the club is already pursuing a new potential...
The Tigers need a closer and Joe Nathan needs a new home, so the pieces certainly fit for the veteran closer to relocate to Detroit. And that may be where the situation heads in the coming days.
Sources: Mutual interest has developed already between Tigers and free agent closer Joe Nathan. Nathan has Detroit high on his wish list.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 11, 2013
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