AP Source: Tigers agree to 2-year, 16M deal with Pelfrey

Published Dec. 4, 2015 8:21 p.m. EST

DETROIT (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers have reached a $16 million, two-year agreement with free-agent right-hander Mike Pelfrey.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal, which is subject to a successful physical, had not been announced. Pelfrey would join a Detroit rotation bolstered by the signing of right-hander Jordan Zimmermann less than a week ago.

Pelfrey spent the last three seasons with Minnesota. He went 6-11 with a 4.26 ERA in 2015.

Pelfrey joins a Detroit staff that includes Zimmermann, Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers have been active this offseason. They've also traded for closer Francisco Rodriguez and outfielder Cameron Maybin.



AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report.