Detroit Tigers: Five Non-Tendered Players Who Are Potential Fits
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila went without non-tendering any players this offseason. However, Avila could find value in players recently non-tendered by other clubs.
Detroit Tigers fans could see a somewhat different team take the field next season.
Already, the likes of Casey McGehee, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Joe Mantiply and Erick Aybar have departed the team via free agency and waivers. Meanwhile, center fielder Cameron Maybin was traded to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
While there’s always the possibility that more moves happen at the winter meetings, it could be that the Tigers field a similar roster next season.
The New York Post’s Joel Sherman tweeted on Sunday about Detroit’s offseason, “#Tigers exec said talk that $ “must” be unloaded overstated. Said will make good deals or not at all. Plan to contend in ’17.”
As of now, that leaves the bench, center field as key areas where Detroit could see change.
Avila and company could turn to the free agent market to fill the needs on the bench and in the bullpen. The Tigers front office could find some cost-efficient depth options from the group of players recently non-tendered by other Major League franchises.
Here are five recently non-tendered players who could fit on the Detroit Tigers roster.