Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tigers Agree to Deal with Octavio Dotel

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a 1 year contract with right handed reliever Octavio Dotel

The Tigers reached an agreement with reliever Octavio Dotel on a one-year deal with an option, tweets Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi first reported the near-agreement last night.

Danny Knobler reports that the signing is expected to be worth $3 million and have an option for a 2nd year.

Dotel had a nice 2010 season with the Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals where he had a 3.50 ERA and had 10.3 K/9

Dotel is more of a right handed specialist and that is something that the Tigers needed, and at a 1 year contract, this should only help the Tigers in 2012 as they attempt to win the Central Division.

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