Octavio Dotel To Sign with Detroit

by kelly on December 8, 2011

Veteran reliever Octavio Dotel has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Tigers, tweets Jon Heyman of SI.com. It is a one-year deal with an option (likely vesting).

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The Tigers have been looking to bolster their bullpen after coming within two wins of reaching the World Series last season.

In 2011, Dotel was part of the championship St. Louis Cardinals team and was part of the trade package that the Cardinals got for center fielder Colby Rasmus. Overall last season Dotel had a 3.50 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 54 relief innings pitched.

UPDATE: Jon Heyman tweets the deal is one year, $3.5 million.

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