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Tigers Sign Starting Pitcher Mike Fiers To One-Year Deal

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The Detroit Tigers have added to their starting rotation, adding right-hander Mike Fiers on a one-year, $6 million deal.

Detroit announced the signing last Friday, exactly one week ago.

Fiers, 32, is a seven-year veteran. He’s pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers (2011-15) and Houston Astros (2015-17), compiling an overall record of 42-47 with a 4.15 ERA in 141 games (123 starts).

In 2017, Fiers was 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA in 29 games (28 starts). It was the second straight season his ERA significantly rose; he posted marks of 3.69 and 4.48, respectively, in 2015 and 2016, while making 31 appearances (30 starts) each year.

“I want to pitch in Detroit,” said Fiers to MLB.com in a phone interview. “I think Detroit is a good fit for me.”

Fiers’s signing gives the Tigers starting pitching depth to back up youngsters Michael Fullmer, Matthew Boyd, and Daniel Norris, in addition to veterans Jordan Zimmermann and Mike Pelfrey.

Fiers is perhaps best known for tossing the first no-hitter in Minute Maid Park history, doing so against the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 21, 2015 as an Astro.

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Rays Place Yandy Diaz On 10-Day IL

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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed third baseman Yandy Diaz on the 10-day injured list, according to MLB.com’s Juan Toribio.

In a corresponding move, the Rays called up infielder Daniel Robertson to take Diaz’s spot on the roster.

Diaz has been dealing with hamstring tightness lately and will now hope to rehab for a quick return to the active roster.

Diaz has posted a slash line of .286/.363/.502 hitting and 11 home runs thus far this season.

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Astros Activate Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros have activated second baseman Jose Altuve from the injured list and he is now active on the roster.

In a corresponding move, the Astros optioned lefty Cionel Perez to create the roster spot needed for the addition of Altuve.

Altuve, who last played back on May 10th, hit the injured list with a left hamstring strain.

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Yankees Activate Giancarlo Stanton

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The New York Yankees have officially activated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the injured list, according to a team announcement.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees have optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman, who was optioned on Monday night.

Stanton has missed the majority of the season, mainly due to a biceps issue, but his stay on the injured was extended due to a shoulder strain, and calf injury that popped up during his rehab.

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