Detroit Tigers: Familiar Faces as Potential Free Agent Fits

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Oct 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister (58) throws against the Boston Red Sox in game four of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers fans could see a number of familiar faces return in 2017. Alex Avila, Omar Infante and Collin Balester have all returned. Are any other former Tigers on the free agent market potential fits?

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila has taken significant steps to improve the team’s minor league depth.

Avila has inked a number of players to minor league deals, included A.J. Achter and Juan Perez. The team also reportedly inked former All-Star closer Edward Mujica to a minors deal.

While none of those players have previous experience in Detroit’s organization, there were free agents signed who have been with the Tigers.

These included Alex Avila, Infante, Balester, Logan Kensing, Dustin Molleken, Miguel Gonzalez, Alex Presley and Argenis Diaz.

Could more former Detroit Tigers follow?

It remains to be seen if the front office will sign any more ex-Tigers, but there are some on the free agent market who are conceivable fits.

While the likes of Yoenis Cespedes and Fernando Rodney have already signed elsewhere, there are still plenty of former Detroit players looking to catch on with a team ahead of next season.

Here is a look at some of those free agents still on the market and whether they are fits with the Detroit Tigers.