Mike Fiers won't have to do much unpacking this offseason as the free agent pitcher is close to inking a contract with the Oakland A's.
The Athletics and Fiers are nearing an agreement on a two-year contract that will keep him with the team for the 2019 and 2020 season. Fiers was traded to the Athletics last season from the Detroit Tigers.
Source: Michael Fiers close to returning to Oakland on a two-year contract— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 22, 2018
Fiers had been drawing interest from multiple teams across the league, including the Nationals, Giants and Rangers. Ultimately he decided to stay in Oakland and return for a couple more seasons with the A's.
In 2018, Fiers logged nine starts for Oakland, posting a 5-2 record while striking out 52 batters across 53.0 innings pitched and recording a 3.74 ERA.
The A’s need to add starters and an obvious choice was to bring back Mike Fiers to Oakland. Good signing here. https://t.co/4rEPLvsqwH— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) December 22, 2018
The 33-year-old has bounce around from team to team lately, having played for the Astros, Tigers and Athletics since 2017. He will gain a bit of stability in signing the multi-year deal with Oakland.
Fiers has never made an All-Star appearance throughout his eight years in the league but has been a serviceable arm for an MLB rotation. He's logged 153 starts and has a 4.04 ERA throughout his career.