The Detroit Tigers have reached a one-year deal with veteran right-handed starter Mike Fiers, ESPN reported late Thursday.

Fiers has pitched seven years in the big leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros. Last year in Houston, he went 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA. He struck out 146 and walked 62 in 153 1/3 innings.

Fiers would essentially take Anibal Sanchez's spot in the rotation in 2018, joining Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmermann, Matthew Boyd and probably Daniel Norris.

Buck Farmer, who is out of options, could compete for a job as a long man in the bullpen while providing starting depth.

ESPN reported Fiers' one-year deal would pay him $6 million.

The Astros could have retained Fiers but chose not to tender him a contract earlier this month.