Detroit Tigers: Three More Potential Free Agent Fits

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Jul 12, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (24) makes the play during the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. The Twins won 7-1 over the Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 12, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (24) makes the play during the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. The Twins won 7-1 over the Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers vice president Al Avila prior to game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers fans have seen the team make relatively minor moves this offseason. However, the team signed its first Major League free agent last week in Alex Avila. Here are three free agent fits.

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila has made just a few significant moves since the 2016 season ended.

The general manager traded Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to save money. In return, Detroit netted hard-throwing pitcher Victor Alcantara.

Additionally, Alex Avila returned to the organization on a one-year contract.

In an offseason in which the team has brought in plenty of minor league free agents, bringing back the veteran catcher represented Detroit’s first Major League free agent signing of the offseason.

Will the Tigers sign any more players to Major League deals? That remains to be seen.

However, if the Tigers do sign a Major League free agent, it probably won’t be one of the bigger names left on the free agent market.

Despite that, it wouldn’t be a total shock to see the team add a complimentary piece or a buy-low free agent—although that’s purely speculative.

Here are three free agents remaining on the market who could be a fit with the Detroit Tigers during the 2017 season.

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