TIGERS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR DEAL WITH BYRDAK

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Durbin Not Tendered a Contract by Detroit for 2008 Season
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DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with lefthanded pitcher Tim Byrdak, avoiding arbitration. Additionally, the club today announced it will not tender righthanded pitcher Chad Durbin a contract for the 2008 season.
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Byrdak appeared in 39 games for the Tigers in 2007, compiling a 3-0 record and 3.20 ERA (45.0IP/16ER). He finished ninth among all American League relievers with 9.80 strikeouts per nine innings. Byrdak saw action in 17 games with Triple A Toledo as well last season, posting a 1-0 record and 2.59 ERA (24.1IP/7ER).
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Durbin posted an 8-7 record and a 4.72 ERA (127.2IP/67ER) in 36 outings (19 starts) for the Tigers this past season.
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Durbin is now a free agent, eligible to sign with any of the 30 major league clubs.

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