Detroit Tigers reportedly sign Niko Goodrum and Kevin Comer
Detroit Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila has reportedly added two intriguing depth pieces in Niko Goodrum and Kevin Comer.
Detroit Tigers fans could see a number of new faces next season.
With a rebuild in full swing, the Tigers are in the midst of jettisoning a number of veteran pieces in an attempt to get younger.
During the season, starting pitcher Justin Verlander, outfielders J.D. Martinez and Justin Upton, catcher Alex Avila and closer Justin Wilson were traded.
Since the season ended, Detroit bought out Anibal Sanchez, while also removing a number of players from the team’s 40-man roster.
Among the players removed from the 40-man roster include catcher Bryan Holaday, pitchers Jeff Ferrell, Myles Jaye and Kyle Ryan, first baseman Efren Navarro, utility player Andrew Romine and outfielders Jim Adduci, Tyler Collins and Alex Presley.
Moving forward, it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see Detroit add young players to fill in as depth pieces.
According to a tweet from The Detroit News’ Chris McCosky, the Tigers have added a pair of young players.
McCosky tweeted the following on Thursday afternoon:
"“Confirmed Tigers have signed former Twins utility player Niko Goodrum to a minor league contract. Also signed RHP Kevin Comer.”"
McCosky would later go on to report in a tweet that both players signed minor league deals with the Tigers.