DETROIT — RHP Joel Hanrahan, who is working his way back from May 2013 Tommy John surgery, agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the Tigers on Friday.
Hanrahan, who can make an additional $2.17 million in bonuses, saved 76 games for the Pirates from 2011-12. He appeared in only nine games for the Red Sox in 2013.
Detroit set-up man Bruce Rondon is out for the year with Tommy John surgery. And its bullpen entered Friday with a 5.37 ERA.
Hanrahan, 32, is expected to throw to hitters next week but said he's hesitant to put a timetable on returning.
"My arm feels good. My body feels good," he said. "I'm able to throw a slider. I don't think anybody's really saying like, 'You've got to be back on June 1.' It'll come day by day."
Blue Jays: C Dioner Navarro is day to day with a strained right quadriceps.
Braves: 3B Chris Johnson agreed to a $23.5 million, three-year extension that starts in 2015 and includes a $10 million option for 2018.
Brewers: RH reliever Jim Henderson went on the DL with a sore right shoulder.
Dodgers: LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu went on the DL with left shoulder inflammation. But manager Don Mattingly said he doesn't believe it is serious. A replacement wasn't named. Also, INF/OF Chone Figgins was called up from Triple A.
Indians: 2B Jason Kipnis went on the DL with a strained oblique.
Rangers: 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff will have surgery for a herniated disc in his back Tuesday and miss 8-12 weeks, Yahoo Sports reported.
Rockies: RHP Jhoulys Chacin, out since March 21 with a strained right shoulder, will start Sunday. Also, INF Josh Rutledge went on the DL with a viral infection.
Royals: LHP Bruce Chen went on the DL with a bulging disc in his back. LHP Danny Duffy will move from the bullpen to the rotation.
Twins: Aaron Hicks went on the seven-day DL with a concussion. He hit his head against the wall while chasing a fly ball. Former Ray Sam Fuld becomes the everyday centerfielder. Also, RHP Mike Pelfrey went on the DL with a sore groin. RHP Samuel Deduno will move from the bullpen to the rotation.
White Sox: CF Adam Eaton left in the fourth with a strained right hamstring. He missed five games earlier this year with a strained left hamstring.