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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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Mariners to Sign Cory Gearrin

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year, Major League contract with right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin, according to the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish.

The Mariners will now have to clear a spot on their 40-man roster, thanks to the addition of Gearrin and Tim Beckham.

Gearrin, 32, was well traveled last season, spending time with the Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, and the Oakland Athletics, posting a combined 3.77 on the season.

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Mariners to Sign Tim Beckham

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with infielder Tim Beckham, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Beckham was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles earlier this winter, posted a slash line of .230/.287/.374 during the 2018 season.

It’s likely that Beckham will become a key utility contributor for Seattle moving forward.

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Rangers Sign Shelby Miller

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a one-year, major league deal with right hander Shelby Miller, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Miller, who has already passed his physical, missed most of the 2018 season due to numerous elbow issues, and underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2017, so there is risk involved with his signing.

Prior to the injuries, Miller was considered one of the major’s most promising young pitchers.

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