Quick hit: Tigers to sign Chamberlain

The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of signing Joba Chamberlain.

From MLB Trade Rumors:

The 28-year-old former top prospect struggled through his worst season as a Major Leaguer in 2013, posting a 4.93 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 5.6 BB/9 and a 41.5 percent ground-ball rate in 42 innings for the Yankees. Chamberlain was significantly better away from Yankee Stadium, posting a 3.54 ERA on the road compared to a 6.23 mark at home in a roughly equal sample size. Chamberlain’s velocity remained strong, as he averaged a healthy 94.7 mph on his fastball.

I think this was what was so frustrating about watching Joba this past season; the velocity was there but the rest of it was just awful.

Chamberlain will be joining Joe Nathan as a fellow newbie in the “revamped” Tigers bullpen. Maybe going to a different team will turn things around for Joba.

UPDATE: The deal is for one year/$2.5MM

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and is co-host of the It's About The Yankees, Stupid podcast. When she's not blogging about baseball, she's blogging about the New York Knicks and when she's not doing either of those things, she's tweeting.

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