NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Detroit Tigers have acquired left-handed reliever Justin Wilson from the New York Yankees for minor league right-handers Luis Cessa and Chad Green.
The 28-year-old Wilson went 5-0 this year with a 3.10 ERA in 74 appearances. The Tigers have been adding bullpen help all offseason, having already acquired closer Francisco Rodriguez and right-hander Mark Lowe.
Of the two players Detroit gave up, only Cessa was on the 40-man roster, and he has never pitched in a major league game.
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Before joining the Yankees, Wilson pitched three seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went 6-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 2013, but his ERA increased to 4.20 in 2014.
The trade was announced on Wednesday.