TIGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH TODD JONES ON ONE-YEAR DEAL

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DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced that they have agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Todd Jones on a one-year contract for the 2008 season.
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 “We are very happy to have Todd Jones back with the club next season,” Tigers President, Chief Executive Office and General Manager David Dombrowski said. “He is a quality veteran presence on our pitching staff and we look forward to having him back in the bullpen in 2008.”
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Jones posted 38 saves in 63 appearances with the Tigers in 2007, marking his third consecutive season with 35-or-more saves. Jones is the Tigers’ all-time saves leader with 217 saves in a Tigers uniform and he is one of just 14 pitchers in major league history to record 200-or-more saves with one team. He also became the 21st pitcher in major league history to record 300 career saves, accomplishing the feat on September 16 at Minnesota.
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Jones has posted a 3.93 ERA (1030.1IP/450ER) and 301 saves in 937 career appearances at the major league level.