Detroit Tigers: 4 players to target in free agency this winter

Taking an early look at the free agent market for the Detroit Tigers.
Sep 3, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (15) pitches
Sep 3, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (15) pitches / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Detroit Tigers could add another Maton by signing Phil Maton.

While it may not be some crazy move or one that gets a ton of attention, the Detroit Tigers should consider adding in Phil Maton to join the squad. The Tigers already have Nick Maton, who's the younger brother of Phil, so why not reunite the two?

Phil Maton has proven to be a serviceable relief option over the past few years, finding his way with the Houston Astros. He may not be the shutdown option, the closer, or even the high-leverage guy, but he's serviceable out of the bullpen.

For the Tigers, having serviceable relievers is important, and Maton could come in to fill that role, or at least one of the team's bullpen arms. In 2023, Maton pitched in 68 games, accumulating 66.0 innings of work for the Astros. He pitched to a 3.00 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and 25 walks with 74 strikeouts to his credit.

Maton may not be the huge addition that the Tigers need, but he's worth considering. After all, his brother is with the Tigers organization, and he should be an affordable relief arm to add to the Tigers bullpen for the 2024 campaign.

The Tigers have plenty of time to start honing in on free agents. These four mentioned are just a couple of them that the Tigers should check in on as the winter comes into focus.

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