Detroit Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila could do with more depth signings. Here are two fits in Christian Bethancourt and Edgar Olmos.
Detroit Tigers fans have seen plenty of versatile players in the past.
Most recently, Andrew Romine was the team’s resident utility player. The veteran routinely filled in across the diamond, even playing all nine positions in the same game during a late-season contest versus the Minnesota Twins.
However, Romine was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners earlier in the offseason.
He joined a host of other players departing the organization, including second baseman Omar Infante, reliever Jeff Ferrell, starting pitcher Myles Jaye, catcher Bryan Holaday and outfielders Alex Presley, Tyler Collins and Steven Moya.
Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila has already brought in a number of minor league signings to help replenish the depth with the likes of Kevin Comer, Mark Montgomery and Niko Goodrum signing via minor league pacts.
Goodrum’s addition is particularly significant given that like Romine, he too can play across the infield and the outfield.