DETROIT (WKZO) -- Multiple sources have reported that the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a two-year deal with free agent closer Joe Nathan. Nathan was previously closing for the Texas Rangers. This is the latest move Dave Dombrowski and the Tigers have made during this very busy offseason after being eliminated by the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.
Nathan, 39, saved 43 games in 46 chances with a 1.39 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 73 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings pitched last season for the Rangers. He's a six-time All-Star and has been one of baseball's best closers since becoming one in 2004. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010, and struggled in 2011.
The Detroit Tigers have won three straight AL Central titles without a World Series Championship. They were swept by the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 World Series.