The Tigers have acquired infielder Tyler Nevin from the Orioles, in a deal introduced by each groups. Baltimore will obtain money issues for Nevin, who was designated for task earlier this week. In a corresponding transfer to create roster house, the Tigers have designated left-hander Zach Logue for task.
Nevin made his MLB debut with a six-game cup of espresso in 2021, after which hit .197/.299/.261 over 184 plate appearances and 58 video games with the Orioles final season. Most of Nevin’s enjoying time got here at third base, although he additionally noticed motion at first base and each nook outfield slots. Defensively, Nevin isn’t thought-about a standout within the area, and his restricted work at third base (-5 Outs Above Common, -4 Defensive Runs Saved, -1.5 UZR/150 over 327 1/3 innings) was graded poorly by public defensive metrics. Nonetheless, Nevin would possibly consider as a minimum of a part-time choice for the Tigers on the scorching nook, given how Detroit non-tendered Jeimer Candelario earlier this winter.
It has been a comparatively quiet offseason so far within the Motor Metropolis, as new president of baseball operations Scott Harris has been seemingly been taking his time in assessing a roster that just about fully underachieved throughout a disastrous 2022 season. The Tigers’ strikes have been principally centered round pitching (buying and selling Joe Jimenez to the Braves and signing Michael Lorenzen and Matthew Boyd), although several position players have additionally been on the workforce’s radar. Like most of these names, Nevin can be a multi-positional participant, and might present bench depth at a number of areas across the diamond.
The 25-year-old Nevin was chosen by the Rockies because the thirty eighth general choose of the 2015 draft, and he has posted some stable numbers within the minors. With the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in 2022, Nevin hit .291/.382/.479 with seven residence runs over 191 plate appearances, which helped earn him a number of appears on the huge league degree. In the present day’s commerce additionally continues the Nevin household’s historical past in Detroit, as Tyler’s father Phil (now the Angels’ supervisor) performed with the Tigers from 1995-97.
Logue’s tenure with the Tigers lasted simply over every week, as Detroit claimed the southpaw off waivers from the Athletics simply on December 23. One of many 4 gamers despatched by the Blue Jays to the A’s as a part of the Matt Chapman commerce final March, Logue made his MLB debut in 2022 and posted a 6.79 ERA over 57 innings (beginning 10 of 14 video games) for Oakland. These struggles prolonged to the minors with an 8.12 ERA in 78 2/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas, and thus Logue turned an expendable piece for the A’s when the workforce finalized their cope with righty Drew Rucinski final week.