The Tigers inked Joel Zumaya to a one year, $915,000 deal today and in the process, they avoided arbitration with the hard throwing right hander. Zumaya has had his share of injuries the past three seasons but at less then a million, the team should get a bargain assuming Zumaya can pitch most of the season. He’ll probably be the odds on favorite to be the closer, at least heading into camp.
The Tigers still have to keep busy because they still have Gerald Laird, Justin Verlander, Zach Miner and Bobby Seay to sign. Of course it’s Verlander who will be the most interesting so stay tuned.