Detroit Tigers: Jim Adduci activated from disabled list, optioned to Toledo
Detroit Tigers outfielder Jim Adduci was activated from the disabled list. The team announced the move in a tweet on Wednesday. Adduci was also optioned to Triple-A.
Detroit Tigers fans won’t be seeing Jim Adduci back with the team, at least not on Wednesday.
The outfielder was activated from the disabled list after last playing in Arizona on May 10.
Detroit’s official Twitter account announced the move on Twitter on Wednesday in a tweet.
The Tigers tweeted the following:
"“Additionally, the #Tigers have activated OF Jim Adduci from the 7-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.”"
A 32-year-old former 42nd-round pick of the Marlins back in 2003, Adduci last appeared in the Majors with Texas in 2013 and 2014 before heading overseas for two seasons.
The outfielder returned to Major League Baseball in 2017, signing a minor league deal with the Tigers last offseason.
He started the year in Triple-A, and performed well, earning a call-up in the process.
In 20 games with Toledo, Adduci is hitting .274 with 10 runs scored six RBI, four stolen bases, three walks, two doubles, a home run and a triple in 78 plate appearances.
2017 numbers in Detroit
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His numbers were even stronger with Detroit.
In 49 plate appearances with the Tigers, Adduci collected 14 hits, eight runs scored, five walks, four doubles, two triples and a stolen base.
Combine those numbers with a .888 OPS, and the veteran has a 0.7 WAR to show for it.
Only Justin Upton, Alex Avila, Ian Kinsler, J.D. Martinez, Jose Iglesias and Miguel Cabrera have a higher WAR among Detroit Tigers position players this season.
Potential role moving forward
It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see Adduci back with the team in the near future.
Detroit can’t offer Adduci consistent at-bats at the moment with J.D. Martinez, Mikie Mahtook and Justin Upton patrolling the outfield and Victor Martinez entrenched at designated hitter.
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Still, the team could always use bench help, and the former Ranger represents one of the organization’s better pinch-hitting options.