Athletics acquire Mike Fiers from Tigers
The Oakland Athletics have boosted their rotation for the stretch run with a waiver trade acquisition.
The team announced Monday that they have acquired pitcher Mike Fiers from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for two players to be named later or cash.
#Athletics acquire RHP Mike Fiers from Detroit for two PTBNL or cash considerations. To clear a spot on 40-man roster, LHP Jeremy Bleich has been DFA'd.
— AthleticsPR (@AthleticsPR) August 6, 2018
The 33-year-old Fiers has been a very solid contributor to the Tigers this season. He’s 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA in 21 starts, and he led the 2017 World Series winning Houston Astros in innings pitched.
Fiers is also an experienced veteran headed to a fairly young team. The way things are going, he may rekindle his rivalry with a Yankees slugger in a potential AL Wild Card game.