Monday December 7th, 2015

Free-agent pitcher Mark Lowe has agreed to a two-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Tuesday.

Lowe’s deal is worth $11 million, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Lowe, 32, will now serve as a set-up man in Detroit for veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez.

In 2015, Lowe recorded a 1.96 ERA in 57 games with 46 holds for the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays. Discounting his first appearance with the Blue Jays after being traded, which was his worst outing all year, Lowe closed out the season in Toronto with a 2.50 ERA in 22 games.

He earned a 4.39 ERA in this year’s playoffs, allowing two runs in four ALCS appearances as the Blue Jays fell to the eventual-World Series champion Royals.

2015 MLB Free-Agent Tracker

The Tigers were reportedly interested in signing righthander Joakim Soria, but passed after Kansas City offered him a deal for three years and $25 million.

- Erin Flynn

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