Tigers Reunite With Left-Hander

He spent seven years with the Detroit Tigers before leaving as a free agent after the 2021 season. Now, 31-year-old left-hander Matt Boyd is back in the Motor City. 

MLB Insider Jeff Passan reports that the contract will be official pending a physical.  

Tigers beat reporter Evan Petzold reveals that the deal is worth $10M, including performance bonuses.  

Boyd signed a one-year, $5M deal with the San Francisco Giants this past spring, but after surgery last winter on a torn flexor tendon, he wasn't due to return until at least June. He was shut down, however, after experiencing elbow discomfort and was dealt to the Seattle Mariners in August.

He got into 10 games later in the season with the M's, and did well in his 13.1 innings, surrendering just five hits and two earned runs for a 1.35 ERA. He couldn't really find his control, however, issuing 8 walks in those 13 innings, while striking out 13. 

In Boyd's seven-year run with the Tigers in his first stint with the team, he compiled a 4.87 ERA, but started to show significant progress in 2021, posting a 3.89 ERA in 15 starts, with a 1.27 WHIP and a 67:23 K/BB ratio.

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