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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Joe Nathan signs with the Tigers for 2 years, fixing biggest hole in roster

The Detroit Tigers got the fix they have so sorely needed — for more than a year.

Joe Nathan was announced as the team's new closer at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park, signed to a two-year deal.

Nathan, 39, is currently tied for 10th on Major League Baseball's all-time saves list (341), and the active leader now that Mariano Rivera has retired.

The Tigers went through several options at closer last season, before settling on Joaquin Benoit near midseason. He is a free agent, and currently unsigned.

More to come later in the afternoon.


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