Detroit Tigers: 3 recently DFA’d free agents they should pursue

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 23: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a double in the second inning against the New York Yankees on June 23, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 23: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a double in the second inning against the New York Yankees on June 23, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 12: Jose Fernandez #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a two run home run in the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium on September 12, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Tigers could add one of the many players who were designated for assignment before the 40-man roster deadline.

Earlier in the week, the Detroit Tigers and the rest of the league had to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Detroit has 39 players on their roster, giving them room to make a selection for the third year in a row – after taking left-hander Daniel Stumpf and outfielder Victor Reyes in prior seasons.

However, Detroit could certainly add to their roster in another way, namely by adding one of the many new free agents who were released by other teams. Doing so would fill the final spot on the 40-man roster, meaning they would need to cut someone if they wanted to select someone in the Rule 5 Draft. They have a few options of players to release, so don’t be surprised to see GM Al Avila be active in the bargain bin for the next month or so.

Here are three players, two first baseman and a LOOGY, that Detroit could consider signing now that they are free agents. Each of them could step into a big role for the Tigers in 2019.

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