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Tigers Re-Sign Joba Chamberlain

The Detroit Tigers reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent reliever Joba Chamberlain.  It is a major league deal with a base salary of $1 million with potential for $500k more with incentives based on appearances.  According to MLBTradRumors, Chamberlain will receive $100k for reaching 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 appearances this season.

Chamberlain, 29, spent 2014 with the Tigers after spending his first seven seasons with the Yankees.  He went 2-5 with an ERA of 3.57 in 60 appearances.  The reliever turned starter turned reliever re-joins a bullpen that struggled quite a bit last season.  The one-year deal could be a low-risk high-reward for the Tigers.

Now with Chamberlain signed, the free agent market for relief pitching is growing incredibly thin.  The two “marquee” names that have yet to sign are Rafael Soriano and Francisco Rodriguez

 

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