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Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:52:51 -0800
The Detroit Tigers agreed with free-agent CL Joe Nathan (Rangers) on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
FANTASY TIP: Nathan had a great year with the Rangers last season with a 1.39 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 43 saves in 46 opportunities. One thing you shouldn't overlook, though, is his declining strikeout rate. It was 11.67 in 2009 before his elbow injury, and it dipped to 10.91 in 2012 and 10.16 in 2013. At 39 years old, it's fair to expect it to dip a little more this year. However, he'll have ample save opportunities in Detroit. He has been great in Comerica Park with a 1.52 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP lifetime.
The Rangers will likely look to Neftali Feliz or Joakim Soria to fill their closer void. Both are coming back from injuries and have been high-end closers in the past. Both have the potential to be again.
Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman |