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Detroit Tigers: Former Players Feature on Upcoming Schedule

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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price (14) talks with catcher Bryan Holaday (50) against the Baltimore Orioles during the eighth inning in game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price (14) talks with catcher Bryan Holaday (50) against the Baltimore Orioles during the eighth inning in game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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June 1, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angels Angels third baseman Jefry Marte (19) throws to first in the third inning against Detroit Tigers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Infielder Jefry Marte and Relievers Jose Alvarez and Jose Valdez

As it stands, the Minnesota Twins don’t have any former Tigers on their roster. However, the Angels may have enough ex-Detroit players for both teams.

Anaheim is struggling mightily right now, and one (so far unsuccessful) way the team is trying to fix things is by throwing a number of different former Tigers on the field.

Jefry Marte, who saw action in 33 games for Detroit at both first and third base last season, currently starts at first base for the Angels. He’s also seen time at the hot corner and in left field while posting a 0.2 WAR.

Since making his Anaheim debut, the 25-year-old is hitting.245 with a .743 OPS, 24 RBI, 23 runs scored, eight doubles and eight home runs. His on-base percentage currently sits at .297 over 57 contests.

In addition to Marte, the Halos also employ a pair of ex-Tigers in the bullpen. Jose Alvarez, who was acquired for Andrew Romine, has pitched to a 4.00 ERA and a 3.25 FIP in relief for Anaheim. Fellow reliever Jose Valdez has so far surrendered six walks, four runs and a pair of hits in just four innings with the American League West club.

The Angels previously employed Al Alburquerque earlier this season.

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