The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Joe Nathan on a two-year contract with a club option for 2016, accomplishing one of their main objectives this offseason by adding one of baseball’s most accomplished closers to the bullpen.
Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles will get another chance to overtake the New York Yankees.
Alex Rios led off the ninth inning with a home run and the Chicago White Sox got their first win for new manager Robin Ventura, beating the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers 4-3 on Saturday night.
Jesse Crain, who is preparing to start his second season on the South Side, said he’s definitely interested in taking over the ninth-inning role.
Jake Peavy’s one bad inning was enough to send the Chicago White Sox to a costly loss. Jason Kubel and Luke Hughes homered during Minnesota’s six-run first inning, and the Twins snapped Chicago’s five-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory on Wednesday.