Tigers bring back Joba Chamberlain
FEB 24, 8:10a ET | DANA WAKIJI
Rotowire: Feb 24 / 6:39a ET
News: Chamberlain agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Tuesday.
Impact: Chamberlain figures to work in a setup or middle relief role, after posting a 3.57 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 59:24 K:BB over 63 innings for the Tigers last season. Joe Nathan opens spring training as the team's closer, with Joakim Soria likely next in line for ninth-inning work.
StatsLLC: Feb 24 / 12:00a ET
News: Chamberlain is back for a second season with Detroit after agreeing to a $1 million, one-year deal.
Impact: The right-hander was a free agent this offseason, and although the Tigers ended up bringing him back, it doesn't look like his role will be quite the same, at least initially. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year, but he struggled down the stretch, posting a 4.97 ERA after the All-Star break and allowing four earned runs over two postseason appearances.