Detroit Tigers: Recently-Released Players Worth Taking a Flier on
Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila added plenty of depth in the offseason. With Opening Day around the corner, here are four players the Tigers should take a flier on.
Detroit Tigers fans didn’t see much Major League activity during the offseason.
Cameron Maybin was the only veteran traded, while Victor Alcantara (traded for Maybin) and Mikie Mahtook represented the only players general manager Al Avila traded for.
Instead, the club brought in a bevy of players on minor league deals to provide added options in Spring Training.
These players included Omar Infante, Efren Navarro, Alex Presley, Edward Mujica and Brendan Ryan among others.
With Opening Day fast approaching, it is never a bad time to add depth.
The Tigers used 22 position players and 22 pitchers last season, including nine different starters.
Considering Tyler Collins, Dixon Machado and Steven Moya are all out of options, it is conceivable that Detroit could lose some of the team’s more prominent depth pieces.
It remains to be seen what the Tigers roster will look like on Opening Day, but some depth certainly wouldn’t hurt.
With the regular season just around the corner teams around the league are beginning to pare down their respective rosters.
This means plenty of players being let go.
Here are a few recently-released players the Detroit Tigers should take a filer on.