November 03, 2015

DETROIT (AP) The Tigers have declined their $10 million option on reliever Joe Nathan, making the 40-year-old closer eligible for free agency

Detroit's decision to decline the option, which costs the team a $1 million buyout, was not a surprise. Nathan faced only one batter this year and missed the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.

Nathan signed with the Tigers before the 2014 season. He had 35 saves that year but posted a 4.81 ERA. The injury cost him any chance to rebound in 2015.

The Tigers also announced Tuesday that the selected the contract of right-hander Luis Cessa from Triple-A Toledo. Detroit acquired him as part of the deal in July that sent Yoenis Cespedes to the New York Mets.

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