Detroit Tigers: Jake Marisnick lands in a new home after being DFA'd

His time in a Detroit Tigers uniform was short, but Jake Marisnick landed on his feet.
Jake Marisnick swings a bat during the Detroit Tigers recent contest with the Oakland Athletics.
Jake Marisnick swings a bat during the Detroit Tigers recent contest with the Oakland Athletics. / Duane Burleson/GettyImages

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Jake Marisnick found a new home.

The focus right now might be on the Detroit Tigers draft class as the All-Star Break winds down, but the Detroit Tigers have been busy. Many teams are prepping their rosters for the second half of the season and shuffling things around.

The Detroit Tigers had been shuffling players around like crazy. It started during the second half of June when the team began to purge their minor league roster, MLB bench, and even just active roster. It seemed like Scott Harris was looking to shake things up amid the injuries.

The team relied on a cast of unlikely characters, so moves had to be made. One of them was acquiring outfielder Jake Marisnick. He is a veteran player who had played for Tigers manager A.J. Hinch and was looking to eat up some at-bats before the team got some of its injured players back. The Tigers traded for Marisnick from the White Sox.

Marisnicks' time in Detroit may not have been all that crazy or tumultuous, but he still played a role and found himself a groove. He wound up playing in 33 games for the Tigers, where he slashed .232/.270/.420. He has three doubles, two triples, and two home runs to his credit, managing to drive in 10 runs as well.

For the Tigers, they'll take it and run with it. It's all you could ask for from a veteran big leaguer who's just helping fill in between opportunities. But when the Tigers players started coming back from injury, it prompted some roster moves and more shakeups.

One of those moves was to DFA Marisnick. The good news for the 32-year-old outfielder is that he was able to latch on with another contract. After being DFA'd, Marisnick was scooped up by the Los Angeles Dodgers after agreeing to a deal with them.

The Tigers got Marisnick to pass through waivers; however, he elected free agency and was allowed to sign elsewhere, so if Detroit were looking to stash the veteran outfielder in the minors, that did not quite work out as was planned.

For the Tigers, they are going to continue on with their season, but it sounds like the Dodgers have scooped up Marisnick, and he has landed in a new home out west. He'll look to settle in with a new organization and try to find some ways to bring benefit in a veteran role.

After all, Marisnick's stats with the Tigers were not horrible throughout the 69 at-bats that he was able to log while wearing a Detroit uniform.

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