ESPN is reporting that the Tigers heve reached an agreement with reliever Jose Mesa on a 1 year deal for $2.5 million. The 40 year old Mesa had a 3.86 ERA in 72 1/3 innings with the Rockies in 2006. He had a strikeout/walk ratio of 39/32, allowed 9 home runs and had a FIP of 5.30. Moving from Coors to Comerica might help and he could be a useful middle reliever but this was a surprise move. They had been searching for a veteran reliever since losing Jamie Walker but I had expected a lefty and somebody younger than Mesa.
As it stands now, the Tiger bullpen looks like this:
Zach Miner/Jordan Tata/Roman Colon/Edward Campusano