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Tigers reached a deal with P Jordan Zimmerman.
Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but this should be a nice move for Detroit, a team in dire need of a boost for their starting rotation. Zimmermann posted his best season in 2014 and failed to duplicate the numbers as his ERA climbed a full run while his strikeout rate dropped nearly a batter per inning. Still, the overall product is solid and the move to pitcher-friendly Comerica Park should help ease the transition moving to the Amercian League. His strikeout rate may take a slight hit, but he should improve in a number of relevant fantasy categories. Analysis: Howard Bender
Tigers are in discussions with Jordan Zimmermann.
There is nothing definite to this point, but reports have surfaced that Jordan Zimmermann is in "serious" discussions with the Tigers. Zimmermann would form a nice one-two punch with Justin Verlander atop the rotation in Detroit. Zimmermann was 13-10 in 2015 with a 3.66 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 201 2/3 innings pitched. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Sean Nolin will compete for a rotation spot next season.
Due to the question marks outside of Sonny Gray and Rich Hill for the Oakland rotation, Sean Nolin is a prospect worth monitoring for the upcoming season. Nolin was a part of the Josh Donaldson trade from Toronto. He was 2-2 at Triple-A in 2015 with a 2.66 ERA in 47 1/3 innings pitched. Nolin also made six starts with Oakland last year with a 1-2 record and a 5.28 ERA. But being left-handed and in a pitchers park will give Nolin a chance to improve in 2016. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Mike Hessman, the all-time minor league home run leader, has retired.
Hessman had a truly unique and remarkable career, finishing his career with 433 home runs in the minor leagues, a record. Hessman terrorized minor league pitchers for 19 seasons, but never got an extended look in the majors, hitting .188 with 14 home runs. He's the rare example of a player with all of one tool, and little of the other, as he could never hit enough to succeed at the highest level despite his monstrous power. Hessman, now 37, is likely to stay in the game as a coach. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Korean slugger Byung-ho Park is reportedly traveling to Minnesota to talk with the Twins.
With a $12.85M winning bid, the Twins now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Park and his agent. If they don't, they will be refunded the money and Park will return to the KBO. The Korean slugger batted .343/.436/.714 with 53 home runs last season for the Nexen Heroes and hit 52 the year before. The KBO is notoriously hitter-friendly, so take those numbers with a grain of salt. He should still be able to hit for power, but given the dimensions of Target Field, 25 home runs is more of a realistic expectation. Analysis: Howard Bender