Detroit Tigers: 3 former players who have found success elsewhere

These former Tigers have been great for their new teams this season.
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2. Joe Jimenez has been solid out of the bullpen for the Braves

Joe Jimenez broke out for the Detroit Tigers last year after struggling with consistency his entire career. He was traded to Atlanta at the Winter Meetings for Justyn-Henry Malloy, a trade that could very easily end up working out for both sides.

In 43 IP, Jimenez has a 2.72 ERA, 2.95 FIP, and 11.3 K/9 for the Braves this season. He's pretty much picked up where he left off in 2022.

He still has a tendency to get hit hard, but the biggest issue for him in Detroit was the walks, and Chris Fetter got those to come way down last season. That has continued in Atlanta.

He is also stranding inheritied runners at a much better rate than last season. He's just been a really solid high-leverage reliever for a Braves team that has been unstoppable this season.

It took about five years for Joe Jimenez to become horse of the bullpen he is now. It's unfortunate we only saw this version of him in a Tigers uniform for one season.