Joba Chamberlain Re-Signs with Tigers
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Story Courtesy: Associated Press
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Detroit has signed (former Husker) Joba Chamberlain to a one-year contract, bringing the free agent reliever back to the Tigers after an up-and-down season as their setup man in 2014.
Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year, earning an eighth-inning role for Detroit. But the right-hander struggled down the stretch, posting a 4.97 ERA after the All-Star break and allowing four earned runs over two postseason appearances.
Chamberlain turned 29 in September. He finished the regular season with 63 innings, his most since 2010.
Although Detroit’s bullpen was unreliable last year, the Tigers still have many of the same relievers, including Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria, Al Alburquerque and now Chamberlain.