A person familiar with the negotiations says the Detroit Tigers and right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced.
The AL Central champion Tigers accomplished another goal during their busy offseason by adding Chamberlain to its bullpen.
Chamberlain was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 ERA last season for the New York Yankees. The converted starter was 23-14 with five saves with a 3.85 ERA in 260 over seven seasons with the Yankees.