Detroit Tigers: Eyebrow-Raising Transactions #20-11
Apr 26, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Cody Ross (7) hits a two-RBI single in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
18. Cody Ross. Traded for a nobody.
In 1999, the Tigers drafted Cody Ross and he debuted with the abysmal 2003 squad. They let him go the following season in exchange for a relief pitcher named Steve Colyer who lasted for all of one season. Interestingly, Ross is still in baseball as a free agent after playing a handful of games for the Oakland A’s. While Ross has never made it to an All-Star Game, he is the proud owner of a World Series ring that he earned with the San Francisco Giants in 2010. He was named the NLCS MVP in that same year.
Steve Colyer pitched as a reliever in 2004 with the Tigers. He pitched a total of 32 innings with a 1.781 WHIP. The Tigers traded him to the New York Mets. He then went to the Colorado Rockies and finally the Atlanta Braves where he pitched in 7 games. He has not pitched in the Major Leagues since then.
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