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Zimmermann finalizes 5-year contract with Tigers

Free agent pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has finalized a five-year contract with the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit announced the deal Monday, shortly before a news conference at Comerica Park.

The 29-year-old right-hander went 13-10 with a 3.66 ERA last season for Washington, striking out 164 with 39 walks. The previous year, he went 14-5 with a 2.66 ERA.

Following four straight AL Central titles, the Tigers finished last this year.

Detroit will forfeit its second-round pick in June's amateur draft and Washington will gain a compensation selection, No. 38 overall.

Zimmermann was the first free agent to sign among the 17 with compensation attached.