Jamie Walker has emerged as one of the better left-handed relievers over the past few years for the Detroit Tigers.
On Friday, the Tigers came to terms with Walker to assure he stays in Detroit. Walker received a new 1-year deal, plus a club option for 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.
And while Walker will be returning for another year with the club, Al Levine will not be. The club announced on Friday it would decline his option for the 2005 season, making him a free agent.
The Tigers also came to terms with Craig Dingman and John Ennis on minor league deals. While both signed minor league contracts, they will both receive an invitation to major league camp, with an opportunity to win a big league job in the bullpen.
The bullpen remains an area of need for the Tigers, who will definitely look to improvea group that blew a league high 28 saves.