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Detroit Tigers: Three Players Who Could Improve Bench

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Aug 5, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Andrew Romine (27) and center fielder Anthony Gose (12) celebrate after the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Detroit won 2-1.Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 5, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Andrew Romine (27) and center fielder Anthony Gose (12) celebrate after the game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Detroit won 2-1.Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 5, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) makes a catch while colliding with center fielder Andrew Romine (17) in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hasn’t received the best production from the team’s bench this season. Luckily, there are a number of players who could help the team.

Detroit Tigers bench players haven’t exactly lit the world on fire this season.

Mike Aviles has hit just .121 in 37 plate appearances, while Bobby Wilson wasn’t all that better, posting a .154 batting average in his brief, 15 plate-appearance, stint in Motown.

While Aviles and Wilson’s batting averages aren’t anything to write home about, the numbers actually get worse. Tyler Collins managed a .100 batting average in 20 plate appearances, while Andrew Romine has managed a .063 batting average in 20 plate appearances.

Sadly, there are no typos there. Those are the players’ actual batting averages. This is all without mentioning James McCann, who has posted a mere .125 average in 52 plate appearances.

Luckily, help could be on the way—that is, if the Tigers make the right roster move.

Quality players hit the waiver wire nearly on a regular basis.

Detroit clearly needs bench help. Steven Moya has gotten off to an encouraging start with two doubles, a triple and an RBI in four games. However, more help is needed. The Tigers aren’t going to make much noise if the team’s bench is comprised of hitters with batting averages hovering around .100.

Here are three players that could help the Detroit Tigers.

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