Around the Majors: Tigers sign Percival

1) The Tigers signed free agent P Troy Percival to a 2 year, $12 million contract.

After 1.92 ERA/15 RSAA and 3.47 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Percival had a 2.90 ERA/9 RSAA in 52 games. He has a 2.99 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.70, and 110 RSAA in 579 games.

2) The Brewers signed free agent C Pat Borders to a minor league contract.

After playing in 33 games from 1999-2003, Borders had a .326 SLG, .247 OBA, .574 OPS, -7 RCAA in 38 games with the Mariners and Twins. He has a .669 career OPS, compared to his league average of .742, and -117 RCAA in 1060 games.

3) The Padres signed INFs Damian Jackson and Jesse Garcia and Ps Marty McLeary and Mike Brunet to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

After -3 RCAA/.679 OPS and -12 RCAA/.617 OPS seasons, Jackson had a .267 SLG, .206 OBA, .473 OPS, -3 RCAA in 21 games with the Cubs and Royals. He has a .680 career OPS, compared to his league average of .782, and -44 RCAA in 642 games.

Garcia has -22 RCAA/.542 OPS in 155 career games, including a .330 SLG, .265 OBA, .595 OPS, -9 RCAA in a career high 50 games with the 2004 Braves.

McLeary had a 14.73 ERA/-4 RSAA in 3 games with the Padres.

4) The Phillies moved coach Milt Thompson from 1B to hitting and hired coaches Rich Dubee (pitching), Marc Bombard (1B) and Bill Dancy (3B).

5) The Brewers added SS J.J. Hardy, OF Brad Nelson and Ps Jeff Housman, Mike Jones and Luis Pena to the 40 man roster.

6) The Tigers added 1B Garrett Jones and Ps Francisco Liriano and Travis Bowyer to the 40 man roster.

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