octavio dotel is in agreement on deal for 1 yr and option with #tigers
Why is this important? Dotel has 108 career saves and has at times been an effective closer, but those days are long gone, since he's 38; just before the non-waiver trading deadline last season he was acquired by the Cardinals. There he became a useful setup man and got a World Series ring.
And Dotel, unlike Morgan, Stairs and Villone, will have accomplished this feat in what could be called a "natural" way... all three of those players had repeat stints with one of their previous franchises (Morgan, Cubs; Stairs, Expos/Nationals; Villone, Mariners). In contrast, each time Dotel has moved on, it's been for good; he's never returned to a team he has departed.
Congratulations, Octavio. A ring, and now this. What more could a ballplayer want?