Detroit Tigers announce a slate of roster moves.
The off-season is here and in full swing. The Detroit Tigers, like many organizations, are engaging in a. bunch of clerical work, in a way. They are shaping up their roster to head into free agency as well as start figuring out which players are going to make up their 40-man roster heading into 2024.
On Monday, the Detroit Tigers went out and made a slew of roster moves, making some moves and doing what is necessary as they continue to start moving forward. Scott Harris and his staff are indeed busy, even during a period dubbed the "off-season."
Here's what the Tigers announced on Monday.
There may not be a ton of crazy stuff on there, but there are some things to note. The Tigers were able to exercise their option on Carson Kelly and Mark Canha, who was recently acquired via their trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.
On the flip side, as they prepare for the rest of the off-season, they added right-handed pitcher Keider Montero into the mix, giving him a 40-man roster spot for 2024. In doing so, the Tigers also announced that they have moved on from Tyler Alexander, designating him for assignment.
The Zack Short era in Detroit has also come to an end as he was claimed on waivers by the New York Mets organization, as was noted in the team's update. Short had been a trade deadline acquisition from the 2020 season when Cameron Maybin was dealt to the Chicago Cubs. Short logged 179 games in a Tigers uniform over the past three seasons.
Then there are a slew of reinstatements from the Tigers, who had to bring back some of their injured players. Casey Mize was reinstated after Tommy John Surgery, and setbacks during recovery kept him off of the field during the 2023 season. Riley Greene made a great diving catch but injured himself and needed Tommy John Surgery as well, which ended his season early. Greene was reinstated, and Detroit will likely take a conservative plan to get him back on the field. Then, Austin Meadows was reinstated as he has been away from the field battling through some mental health struggles and is also likely a non-tender candidate.
Freddy Pacheco was reinstated after being a late add last off-season, though he was recovering from injury. Then relievers Trey Wingenter and Andrew Vasquez were both sent to the minors after being outrighted. Clearing up some more space on the roster.
It's been a busy start to the week for the Detroit Tigers as they have made a slew of roster moves, preparing to move forward through the off-season.