Detroit Tigers: 3 players who could sneak onto the 40-man roster by Opening Day
LHP Adam Wolf
The Detroit Tigers currently have one left-handed reliever on their 40-man roster in the form of Tyler Alexander, and he's more of a long reliever than a lefty specialist. Barring a late deal to bring Andrew Chafin back, the team will look to find that other lefty bullpen arm from within.
LHP Chasen Shreve, who was signed to a minor league deal earlier this offseason, probably has the best chance to fill that void, but I'm going to go with a bit of an odd-ball pick here in Adam Wolf to sneak his way onto the 40-man with a strong spring.
Wolf was drafted in the fifth round back in 2018. He's had an up-and-down career in the minors before appearing to finally figure things out last season. He had 2.72 ERA in 89.1 IP in Double-A, though the 3.67 FIP and 4.07 xFIP suggest he may have gotten lucky.
Standing at 6-6, Wolf can use his lengthy frame to get great extention and fool batters. He still struggles with walks from time to time, but Chris Fetter and company could easily work on some things with him to snap him out of that.
It would take a strong spring performance, but I think Wolf has a better shot at making the team that most people realize. Considering he doesn't have a whole lot of competition, he could very well be on the active roster in addition to the 40-man come Opening Day.