Tigers, Joe Nathan to announce a two-year deal
Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said Monday night that his next priority was to sign a closer.
It apparently isn’t going to take long.
Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported Tuesday morning that the Tigers were close to a deal with free agent Joe Nathan. The contract would be for two years for approximately $20 million.
Nathan, 39, started his career as a starter with the Giants, but became Minnesota’s closer in 2004 before moving to Texas in 2012. Last season, he went 6-2 with 43 saves and a 1.39 ERA for Texas.
The move would help the Tigers in another way, as they have never been able to hit him. He has a 1.44 ERA in 61 career appearances against the Tigers, and is a perfect 36-for-36 in save opportunities.