Detroit Tigers: Breaking down the players that must come off the 60-day IL

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 05: Tyler Alexander #70 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on October 05, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 05: Tyler Alexander #70 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on October 05, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers have nine players that have to come off the 60-day IL once the World Series ends

Editor’s note: This post was updated on Nov. 2 at 1:03 p.m. to correct an oversight. Kyle Funkhouser is technically not on the 40-man roster since he’s on the 60-day IL, so a corresponding move would still have to be made if he’s let go.

Once the World Series is over, the offseason begins. Once the offseason begins, so will the Detroit Tigers roster purge.

A whopping nine players are set to come off the 60-day injured list once the World Series comes to a close. Players who are put on the 60-day IL are technically not apart of the 40-man roster. All of those players must either be put back on the 40-man roster or be designated for assignment. If the Detroit Tigers decide to keep a player coming off the 60-day IL, then they will have to DFA someone else. They have to create nine spots on the 40-man somehow.

Some of these decisions will be easy. Others, not so much. These will be the first of many tough decisions that Scott Harris has to make in his first offseason as Detroit Tigere president of baseball operations.

In this piece, we’ll be going over every player that is set to come off the 60-day IL and predict what will happen to them, and the corresponding move that will be made. We’ll start with the easier ones.

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