Wingenter was a minor league free agent signing last offseason, and was seen as a low-risk, high-reward signing. He had really good stuff, but had issues with health and control. If Fetter and company could make some tweaks, the Tigers could have struck gold.
Sadly, that didn't happen. Wingenter's struggles were front and center in 2023. He missed about two and a half months with right biceps tendonitis, and then was sent down to Triple-A after struggling with control during his rehab assignment.
Wingenter is projected to earn about $1.1M in arbitration, which isn't a lot, but the Tigers could probably do better. Even for the price, the Tigers could probably find another right-handed reliever.
It was worth a shot, especially on a minor-league deal, but the Tigers can find better options for bullpen, and better uses of Wingenter's roster spot.