Tigers aquire Collin Balester from Washington

In return they sent Ryan Perry, the beleaguered right handed arm that, despite serving up the infamous Nelson Cruz grand slam in the 11th hour of the playoffs, I was still pretty bearish on.

Perhaps a change of scenery was necessary for both Perry and Tiger fans.

Balester, a 25 year old right hander himself, had a 4.54 E.R.A (3.86 xFIP). 8.59 strikeouts per nine, and a 3.53 walks per nine in 35.2 innings with the Nationals last year.

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