There was one roster casualty after the Detroit Tigers’ blowout loss to the Athletics on Thursday afternoon, one that was a long time coming: Right-hander reliever Reed Garrett, the Tigers’ Rule 5 Draft pick in December , was designated for assignment.
Garrett allowed four runs on four hits in an inning of work, ballooning his ERA to 8.22 and his WHIP to 2.41. Garrett, 26, was selected from the Rangers with the No. 5 pick in the Rule 5 Draft.
Garrett will now be placed on waivers. If he clears, the Tigers will have to offer him back to the Rangers for a price of $50,000. If the Rangers do not want him back, the Tigers can outright him to Triple-A Toledo with no restrictions.
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Garrett throws hard, but he has not been effective in his first stint in the major leagues, and his presence has forced manager Ron Gardenhire to play short-handed on his bench for the first six weeks of the season.
Taking his spot on the 25-man roster is righty Sandy Baez, who has posted an 8.00 ERA and 1.94 WHIP in 15 appearances with Triple-A Toledo.
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Published at Thu, 16 May 2019 22:04:56 +0000