DETROIT (AP) Right-hander Mike Fiers and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract.
The 32-year-old made 28 starts and one relief appearance for the Houston Astros this year, going 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA. He struck out 146 in 153 1/3 innings. He was suspended five games in September after throwing a fastball over the head of the Los Angeles Angels' Luis Valbuena.
Fiers was not included on any of Houston's postseason rosters, and the Astros failed to offer him a contract by the Dec. 2 deadline, allowing him to become a free agent. His new deal was announced Friday.