Detroit Tigers should consider bringing back Michael Lorenzen.
Hello, old friend. The Detroit Tigers took a flier on right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen before the 2023 season. They signed him to a one-year deal, hoping to see him settle in well for the organization as a starting pitcher.
Lorenzen had revamped his career in Los Angeles, becoming a starter with the Angels organization. He came to Detroit and jumped into the rotation, getting off on the right foot and being an exceptional addition to the team this summer.
He ended up being traded before the deadline, where he joined the Philadelphia Phillies as they make their run during #RedOctober, with a litany of former Tigers players looking to make a World Series run. Lorenzen is someone the Tigers should be looking to try and bring back.
Lorenzen made 25 starts in 2023, with four relief appearances. He accumulated 153.0 innings pitched, where he managed a 4.18 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and had 47 walks to 111 strikeouts. Plus, for those who forgot, he threw a no-hitter this summer.
If the Tigers want to bolster things down in the rotation with a right-hander, and one they are familiar with, signing Lorenzen back is worth considering. The 31-year-old may have a chance to lock down a rotation spot once again if things go well.