REPORT: Tigers come to terms with reliever Joe Nathan

(WXYZ) - Multiple reports indicate the Detroit Tigers have come to an agreement on a two-year deal with relief pitcher Joe Nathan.

Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the deal, which has yet to be confirmed by the team. 

Nathan spent the last two seasons with the Texas Rangers, saving a total of 80 games, after a seven-year stint with the Minnesota Twins.  

He missed the 2010 season after undergoing elbow surgery.

In 2013, Nathan posted a 1.39 ERA, while striking out 70 batters and compiling a .90 WHIP.

This move comes closely on the heels of the Tigers trading Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals in exchange for two left-handed relievers and utility-man Steve Lombardozzi.

Monday night, Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said the Fister move was not an indication the team is looking to slash payroll, yet it's expected Nathan's deal will be in the neighborhood of $10-12 million per season.

Brian Wilson, who reportedly was in discussions with the Tigers as recently as Monday, is close to agreeing on a new deal with the Dodgers. 

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