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Mike Pelfrey Signs a 2-Year Deal with the Tigers. Really.

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Huh.

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Mike Pelfrey is allegedly signing a 2-year, $16 million deal with the Detroit Tigers.

I know you're saying to yourself, "Jesus, didn't the Twins have him for three years at $1 million less than that, total?  Mike Pelfrey?  That Mike Pelfrey?  Wha?"

All of this is true.  The one-pitch, non-bat-missing starter who was extremely well liked in the Twins clubhouse and not terribly beloved by fans has signed with the Tigers.  Assuming that they need a back of the rotation guy like anyone else, I guess this makes some sense?

Anyway, the Twins will potentially get to face Mike Pelfrey a fair amount in 2016 and 2017.  Unless he gets hurt like he did in 2014.

Mike Pelfrey is making $8 million a year.  Good for him.