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.
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.”"
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.