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Hooper, Gomez to Return

A trio of low-profile players have been re-signed by the Tigers, including two who had cups of coffee in the big leagues. Kevin Hooper, Alexis Gomez, and Mike Hessman all have new minor league contracts, after playing for the International League champion Toledo Mud Hens (for the most part) last season.

In 9 games for the Tigers last year, Gomez hit .188 with 1 RBI. Hooper hit .200 in 6 games. Mike Hessman hit 28 HR and knocked in 74 runs in 134 games for the Mud Hens.