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MLB roundup: Nathan near deal with Tigers, Pierzynski goes to Red Sox

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Joe Nathan is on the verge of a contract with the Detroit Tigers, who listed a veteran closer near the top of their offseason needs.

FOX Sports first reported Nathan and the Tigers were wrapping up a multi-year deal. On Monday, reports that talks between Detroit and former San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers closer Brian Wilson had fizzled.

Nathan appeared in 67 games in 2013 with the Texas Rangers and was 6-2 with a 1.39 ERA and 43 saves.

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