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Report: Tigers sign Tyson Ross to one-year, $5.75 million contract

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Tigers have signed free agent pitcher Tyson Ross to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.

Ross, 31, pitched for the Padres and Cardinals last year, putting up an aggregate 4.15 ERA with a 122/62 K/BB ratio in 149 2/3 innings. It was his first full, healthy season since 2015.

The Tigers also recently signed Matt Moore, giving them a glut of starters along with Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmermann, Matt Boyd, and Daniel Norris. If Ross doesn’t fit into the rotation, he could also be moved into the bullpen.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.