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Tigers acquire former Texas, Minnesota closer Joe Nathan
DETROIT (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - In what might be the worst kept secret in baseball, everyone knew the Tigers needed to find a closer this offseason.
Now, that's exactly what they've done, as the Tigers signed veteran Joe Nathan to a 2-year contract
When healthy, Nathan has been downright nasty for the better part of a decade.
He missed 2010 after Tommy John surgery, but rebounded last year with Texas to save 43 games in 46 chances.
Always a thorn against the Tigers when he pitched for the Twins, Nathan is 39 years old, so the biggest concern may be age catching up to him.
He is also a 6-time all star.