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Mike Fiers | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 22 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers signed RHP Mike Fiers to one-year, $6 million dollar contract.
The deal was reported on Thursday night by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. He reportedly turned down a two-year, $10 million dollar offer from Baltimore to sign with the Tigers. The 32-year-old is coming off of a season where he registered a 5.22 ERA with an 8-10 record, but he did strike out 146 hitters in his 153 1/3 innings for the Astros. Detroit will also have one more year of club control since he was non-tendered with two years of arbitration left. Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:57:00 PM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Mike Fiers is taking a one-year, $6 million contract from the Tigers.

$6 million is at least as much as he was going to earn in arbitration before he was non-tendered by the Astros, so that worked out fine for him. Of course, he's with a much worse team now, but at least he'll have a secure rotation spot alongside Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmerman and probably Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd. One interesting wrinkle: Crasnick reports that Fiers picked the Tigers' offer over a two-year deal with the Orioles.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:53:00 PM

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers and Mike Fiers are close to a one-year deal.

With no hope of contending anytime soon, it makes sense for the Tigers to grab some rebound candidates in the hopes that they can turn a profit in July. Fiers fits the bill; he doesn't have as much upside as Chris Tillman, another pitcher the team has considered, but he seems like the safer choice to be a reliable starter.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:42:00 PM

According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, the Tigers are considering free agent starter Mike Fiers.

They're also showing interest in Chris Tillman and Japanese closer Yoshihisa Hirano. Fiers was non-tendered by the Astros on December 1 after struggling to a 5.22 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 153 1/3 innings this past season. The 32-year-old right-hander can probably be had on a one-year deal.
Source: Detroit News
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:41:00 PM

Astros non-tendered RHP Mike Fiers.

Fiers is now free to sign with any team. He was projected to make $5.5 to $6.0 million via salary arbitration. He went 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA in 153 1/3 innings for the Astros this year. The 32-year-old with a 4.15 career ERA will surely fit into some team's starting rotation next year.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:00:00 PM

Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros will "surely attempt" to trade Mike Fiers before the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players on Friday.

Fiers is projected to earn anywhere between $5.5 and $6 million, which is a raise of at least $2 million over his $3.45 million earned in 2017. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 5.22 ERA in 153 1/3 innings this past season, though he did strike out 146 hitters and has shown swing-and-miss stuff in his time with both the Astros and Brewers. Assuming the asking price isn't substantial -- and it can't be -- Houston could be able to find a taker for his services; particularly since he'd be under contract for another two years.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:55:00 PM

MLB suspended RHP Mike Fiers five games for throwing over the head of the Angels' Luis Valbuena in Wednesday's game.

He won't appeal. Fiers was all upset because Valbuena flipped his bat over a home run earlier in the contest. It's really rare to see MLB suspend a pitcher for throwing at a batter without warnings having been issued, but Fiers was so blatant with the pitch that the league apparently had to step in. The mistake was that the umpiring crew didn't simply eject him immediately.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Mike Fiers was pounded for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Angels in Wednesday's loss.

Fiers was moved to the pen earlier this month, but he was needed to start tonight with Lance McCullers back on the shelf. Fiers should head back to the pen now, even if the Astros happen to need a replacement for McCullers again next week.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 02:30:00 AM

Mike Fiers has been moved to the Astros' bullpen.

Fiers had back-to-back clunkers to seal his fate, although odds are he was probably headed to the 'pen regardless following the team's addition of Justin Verlander. The righty had an excellent stretch in June and July but has ultimately been very inconsistent this season.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Mike Fiers allowed six earned runs over just 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Mets.

It was an ugly outing, but Fiers actually out-dueled Mets starter Chris Flexen, who surrendered seven earned runs in his four frames. Fiers walked three batters and gave up seven hits while tallying just one strikeout. Houston still pulled out an 8-6 victory.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 06:12:00 PM

Mike Fiers was lit up for eight runs in four innings by the Rangers on Tuesday.

It's the third time in six starts this month that Fiers has allowed at least six runs; he had never done so in 20 starts through the end of July. His rotation spot should be in serious jeopardy with Lance McCullers potentially returning next week.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Mike Fiers limited the Nationals to one run in seven innings to win Wednesday.

It's Fiers' first quality start and victory in a month; he had given up 21 earned runs over 25 2/3 innings in his previous five starts. He's back to having a little job security now, though that still could change when Lance McCullers returns next month or if the Astros can pull of a trade before then.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:24:00 PM

Mike Fiers lost after allowing three runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Fiers is 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA in his last five starts. The Astros were going to bump Brad Peacock from the rotation when Collin McHugh returned last month, but since they lost Lance McCullers, they never had to make the decision. Now it's clear that if someone is going to be bumped, whether it's for a trade acquisition or perhaps McCullers' return next month, it should be Fiers.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Mike Fiers allowed six runs over four innings of work in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Fiers was victimized by the long ball, serving up a three-run homer to Brett Nicholas and a solo dong to Mike Napoli, and he also walked four on the night. The 32-year-old gave the Astros some real quality innings in the first half but has struggled of late, losing three straight decisions and watching his ERA balloon from 3.59 to 4.36 over a four-game stretch. Assuming the club continues to roll with the right-hander -- and with their lead in the AL West, there isn't a huge pressure to replace Fiers -- he'll take on the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 01:33:00 AM

Mike Fiers surrendered five runs (four earned) on four hits over six-plus innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Fiers allowed a pair of two-run home runs in the win, coughing up one to Jose Bautista in the third inning and a second to Nori Aoki in the seventh. That Aoki homer flipped the score from a 3-2 Astros advantage to a 4-3 edge for the Jays. Before all was said and done, Fiers struck out six and walked three. He will carry a 4.06 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into a road showdown with the Rangers next time he takes to the mound.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 05:51:00 PM

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