Post Archive Featuring signings
The Lions have agreed to two-year contracts with left tackle Jeff Backus and back-up quarterback Shaun Hill, according to league sources.
The terms of the deals were not known. (Detroitlions.com)
Right-handed pitchers Collin Balester and David Pauley have agreed to terms on one-year contracts with the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Tuesday.
Balester and Pauley are expected to compete for one of the final roster spots in the club’s bullpen this spring and both lacked the required service time to qualify for arbitration. Both are out of options.
Balester, 25, arrived in December from the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-hander Ryan Perry. He went 1-4 with a 4.54 ERA, striking out 34 over 35 2/3 innings last year.
A second-year reliever, the 28-year-old Pauley came over from Seattle last season as part of the trade that sent Doug Fister to Detroit. He finished 5-6 overall with a 3.16 ERA in 2011 and set career highs with a 1.16 WHIP and 66 strikeouts.
Also agreeing were right-handed pitcher Luis Marte, infielder Danny Worth and outfielder Clete Thomas. All six players are attending camp this spring. (MLive)
The Detroit Tigers have agreed to contract terms with outfielder Andy Dirks and four other players, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
Pitchers Adam Wilk, Andy Oliver and Matt Hoffman also agreed to terms, as did infielder Hernan Perez.
Adam Wilk, Andy Oliver and Matt Hoffman also agreed to terms, as did infielder Hernan Perez. (MLive.com)
The Tigers found the man they wanted to shore up the middle of their bullpen, and Octavio Dotel found another new home. Detroit reached an agreement with the veteran reliever Thursday morning on a one-year contract with an option for 2013. (Tigers.com).
The Detroit Lions running back battle just heated up.
With rookie Mikel Leshoure lost for the season with a torn left Achilles tendon, the Lions signed free agent running backs Mike Bell and Jerome Harrison. Interestingly, Bell and Harrison were traded for each other last year in a swap that involved the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles.
Bell played for the Eagles early in the season, appearing in four games and running for 28 yards on 16 yards 1.8-yard average. Meanwhile, Harrison played in three games for the Browns, rushing 31 times for 91 yards for a 2.9-yard average. (MLive)