The Detroit Tigers have improved their bullpen with the signing of Octavio Dotel Thursday morning. The 38-year-old reliever brings a championship pedigree to Detroit, as he was a member of the World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals during the 2011 season. According to a report, he has agreed to a one-year deal with an option for a second:
The journeyman reliever is now with his 13th MLB team and third in a year after pitching for both Toronto and St. Louis last season. In splitting time with the Cardinals and Blue Jays last season he was 5-4 with a 3.50 ERA in 54 innings pitched. He pitched 10 1/3 innings in the postseason for St. Louis and earned a win on the mound in both the Division Series and the League Championship Series.
UPDATE: Heyman reports that Dotel's deal is worth $3.5 million.