In this Jan. 20, 2016, photo, Detroit Tigers gewneral manager Al Avila, left, poses with new Tigers outfielder Justin Upton after announcing a six-year contract at Comerica Park in Detroit, Mich. (Steve Perez/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT;
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January 23, 2016

DETROIT (AP) Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton are being reunited - sort of.

Gibson, who managed Upton in Arizona, is now doing some broadcasting for Fox Sports Detroit. The Tigers recently agreed to a $132.75 million, six-year deal with Upton, bringing one of the offseason's top free agents to Detroit.

Gibson says Upton makes the Tigers a ''much better team'' - and he's excited to cover the talented outfielder.

Gibson was on hand Saturday at TigerFest, Detroit's annual offseason event for fans at Comerica Park. Early last season, Gibson announced he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He was upbeat about his health Saturday, saying he's been staying active.

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