DETROIT (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Mike Fiers from the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named or cash.
The Tigers announced the move Monday.
The 33-year-old Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season. The rebuilding Tigers picked him up before the season on a $6 million, one-year contract , and he pitched well enough that he became a candidate to be traded to a contender.
Detroit wasn't able to work out a deal before the non-waiver trade deadline last week, but the Tigers have now sent him to an Oakland team that, if the season ended now, would be the American League's second wild card.
Fiers was with the World Series champion Astros last year, but he was not included on any of Houston's postseason rosters.