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Tigers acquire left-handed reliever Justin Wilson from Yankees

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New York Yankees pitcher Justin Wilson (41) is greeted by manager Joe Girardi (28) after recording an out against the Kansas City Royals to end the top of the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in New York. The Yankees won 4-2. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)


As first reported by Jennifer Hammond of FOX 2 News in Detroit, the Tigers have acquired left-handed reliever Justin Wilson from the Yankees for a pair of prospects.

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press says those prospects are minor league right-handers Luis Cessa and Chad Green.

Wilson posted a cool 3.10 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 74 appearances this past season for New York, striking out 66 batters in 61 innings. The hard-throwing 28-year-old southpaw is eligible for salary arbitration for the first time this winter and will be under the Tigers’ control through 2018.

Detroit is completely revamping its bullpen this winter, and rightfully so. The 2015 group posted a combined 4.38 ERA, which ranked 27th in the major leagues.

Francisco Rodriguez and Mark Lowe have also been brought aboard.

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