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Detroit Tigers’ AJ Hinch thinks team can win in 2021 with ‘mindset change’
Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch breaks down the team’s offseason entering the 2021 season Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.
Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press
The Detroit Tigers’ 2020 rotation continues to take shape as the team added a veteran starter in right-hander Jose Urena on a one-year, $3.25 million deal.
A source with knowledge of the deal confirmed the signing to the Free Press on Wednesday.
Urena was non-tendered by the Miami Marlins earlier this month after six seasons in the big leagues. He started five games for the Marlins in 2020, posting a 5.40 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 13 walks in 23 1/3 innings.
The 28-year-old has a career ERA of 4.60 over 597 innings, with a 1.340 WHIP and 32-46 record. His best season came in 2017, when he went 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 169 ⅔ innings.
The deal was first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The contract reportedly features $50,000 in incentives for every three starts beyond 14.
This story will be updated.