Detroit Tigers announce four minor league signings

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7: A general view of Comerica Park prior to the start of the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers on April 7, 2017 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 7: A general view of Comerica Park prior to the start of the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers on April 7, 2017 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 4: Al Avila laughs during a news conference at Comerica Park after he was promoted to executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager on August 4, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Avila replaces Dave Dombrowski who was the Tigers’ general manager since 2002. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers fans could see a number of new faces next season. According to a tweet from the team’s official Twitter account, the Tigers have made a handful of minor league signings.

Detroit Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila added some more depth on Saturday as the team officially announced a quartet of minor league signings.

The Tigers announced the moves in a tweet on the team’s official Twitter account.

Detroit’s tweet also included an announcement stating that the team and reliever Blaine Hardy have avoided arbitration.

The team tweeted the following on Saturday morning:

"“We have agreed to terms on a 1-year contract with LHP Blaine Hardy, thus avoiding arbitration, and have signed RHPs Kevin Comer and Mark Montgomery, infielder Niko Goodrum & OF/1B Chad Huffman to Minor League contracts for 2018 with invites to Major League Spring Training.”"

Chad Huffman

Of the group, Huffman comes with the most Major League experience.

A former second-round pick of the San Diego Padres in the 2006 draft, Huffman appeared in nine games for the New York Yankees in 2010 and again in 12 contests for the St. Louis Cardinals this past season.

He went three-for-18 with two RBI, two walks, a runs scored, five strikeouts and a .452 OPS with the Yankees.

Huffman found much more success in his brief stint in a St. Louis uniform, notching a .762 OPS, four hits, three runs scored and a walk against six strikeouts in 15 plate appearances.

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