Tigers News: Scott Harris says call-up 'not imminent' despite open 40-man spot

Scott Harris is not planning on calling anybody up despite having an open spot on the 40-man roster.
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches the action during spring
Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches the action during spring / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Detroit Tigers have an open spot on the 40-man roster after INF Isan Diaz cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. With only 39 spots taken, many fans have speculated that someone would be getting called up from Toledo, whether it be Colt Keith, Justyn-Henry Malloy, or even Wenceel Perez.

But this morning, Scott Harris cleared the air on this issue. He was on 97.1 The Ticket this morning and said a call up is "not imminent" at this time.

He did go on to say the following:

First off, it is kind of funny to see how in tune with the fanbase Harris is. He knows fans want him to call up the kids. I can't wait for someone to uncover his burner account.

Since a call up isn't happening until likely Friday, when rosters expand to 28, expect another waiver claim. Many of these claims haven't been worth much, if anything. LHP Andrew Vasquez has been a disaster since being claimed off the Phillies' roster. Some of the guys Harris has claimed have even struggled in the minors. For every Tyler Holton, there's been about five Vasquezs and Blair Calvos.

Harris' unwillingness to call up prospects remains a major frustration amongst Tigers fans, which is completely understandable. They can't be any worse than Zack Short, Zach McKinstry, or Matt Vierling. If those three players aren't a part of the team's future, then there really isn't much point in giving them ABs over the youngsters.

The Tigers finally called up Parker Meadows, and his first week was outstanding. He gave the fans a much-needed jolt. If he wants to keep this team interesting for the remainder of the season, giving some of the kids a look would be a great way to do that.