A person familiar with the negotiation tells The Associated
Press that right-hander Brad Penny has agreed to a $3 million,
one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the
agreement hasn't been announced. The deal includes $3 million in
The 32-year-old is coming off an abbreviated season with the St.
Louis Cardinals. He went on the disabled list in late May with a
strain in his upper back, and although it was believed at the time
to be a minor injury, he didn't pitch again. Penny went 3-4 with a
3.23 ERA in nine starts.
The previous season, Penny started 30 games for Boston and San