Tigers get infielder Tyler Nevin From the Orioles in a deal announced by both teams. Baltimore is expected to receive cash for Nevin, who was appointed earlier this week.In a corresponding move to create roster space, the Tigers designated lefties Zach Rogue for assignment.
Nevin will make his MLB debut in 2021 in six games over a cup of coffee, and last season he had 184 plate appearances and a .197/.299/.261 batting average in 58 games with the Orioles. Most of Nevin’s playing time was at third base, but he also saw action at first base and both corner outfield slots. On defense, Nevin was not considered to stand out on the field, and his limited work at third base (-5 outs average, -4 defensive runs, -1.5 UZR/150, over 327 1/3 innings) devalued by the general public. defensive index.Nonetheless, Nevin might factor in at least a part-time option for the Tigers in hot corners given how Detroit wasn’t bid Jamer Candelario early winter this year.
It’s been a relatively quiet offseason so far at Motor City, and new president of baseball operations Scott Harris has taken time to evaluate a roster that was almost completely underperformed during a dismal 2022 season. The Tigers’ movements are mainly focused on pitching (trading). Joe Jimenez Braves and sign Michael Lorenzen When Matthew Boyd), and several position players are also on the team’s radar. Like most of these names, Nevin is also a multi-position player, able to provide bench depth in multiple areas around the diamond.
The 25-year-old Nevin was selected by the Rockies with the 38th overall pick in the 2015 Draft and has solid numbers in the minors. 291/. 382/. 479, and in 191 at-bats he hit seven home runs, helping to garner multiple attentions at the major league level. Today’s trade continues the Nevin family’s history in Detroit, as Tyler’s father Phil (now Angels manager) played for the Tigers from 1995-97.
Rogue’s tenure with the Tigers lasted just one week as Detroit claimed southpaw waivers from the Athletics on December 23. Matt Chapman Rogue, who was traded last March, will make his MLB debut in 2022, posting a 6.79 ERA through 57 innings (10 of 14) with Oakland. These struggles culminated in him going into the minors with an 8.12 ERA in his 78 2/3 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas, so when the team finalized the contract with Righty, Rogue was forced to finish his A’s. It has become a consumable item. Drew Lusinski last week.