Following Sunday's 9-2 victory over division rival Cleveland, the Tigers gave relief pitcher Jose Mesa his walking papers; clearing room for Fernando Rodney's return from the DL.
According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, the Tigers came to terms with free agent reliever Jose Mesa on Sunday night, with the deal pending the completion of a physical on Monday.
December 10, 2006
Manager Clint Hurdle knew the odds were against his young Colorado team before Friday night's game ever began.
George Von Benko talks about the very special season that P Jose Mesa is experiencing.
RHP Brian Boehringer became a free agent when the Pirates declined to pick up his $3 million club option for 2005. The Pirates instead paid a $300,000 buyout. Boehringer went 1-1 with a 4.62 ERA in 21 relief appearances this season then underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Aug. 12.
October 26, 2004
Could there possibly be an alternative motive behind general manager Mark Shapiro's apparent decision not to resign nine-time Gold Glove winner Omar Vizquel?<br><br>
Money has been the major explanation given for not picking up Vizquel's 2005 club option and as the reason the team likely won't make him an offer before the Dec. 7 deadline.<br>
October 19, 2004
RHP Jose Mesa is the only Pirate eligible for free agency. RHP Brian Boehringer can also become a free agent if, as expected, the Pirates decline to pick up his $3 million option for 2005 and buy him out at $300,000.
October 14, 2004