Tigers Agree to Sign Pitcher Joba Chamberlain, Reports

By Michael Sillup
December 12, 2013 2:10 PM EST

The Detroit Tigers agreed to sign free-agent relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain, who spent all of his seven-year Major League Baseball career with the New York Yankees, to a one-year contract, said on Twitter, citing a person it didn’t identify.

Chamberlain, 28, last season had a 2-1 record with a 4.93 earned run average. He is 23-14 for his career with a 3.85 ERA.

ESPN reported that the Tigers and Chamberlain were close to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

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