Ever since you heard the news that Ryan Raburn was called up from Toledo to take Marcus Thames's place on the roster (and unfortunately, it looks like Thames is going to miss quite a bit of time), you were probably wondering how the other roster dominoes in the Detroit Tigers organization might fall. Right? Well, wonder no more, people.
This evening, the Tigers acquired outfielder Jason Tyner from the Milwaukee Brewers to take Raburn's spot in Toledo. In exchange, Detroit gives up... nothing?
Fill us in, Jon Paul Morosi:
Dan Lunetta, the Tigers’ director of minor league operations, said the Brewers assigned Tyner’s contract to the Detroit organization. It didn’t appear that any cash or other players were involved in the transaction.
So it was pretty much just, "Okay, take him"? "You go ahead and pay him"? All righty then.
The 32-year-old Tyner has a nine-year major league career, playing with the Mets, Rays, and Twins, and sipping a cup of coffee last year with the Indians. His career batting average is .275/.314/.323, and he's seen time in all three outfield positions. Tyner's best season was 2007, when he played in 114 games with the Twins, batting .286/.331/.355 with one homer and 22 RBIs in 328 plate appearances.
Tyner was playing for the Brewers' Triple-A team in Nashville this season. In nine games, he was hitting .095/.167/.095 in 23 plate appearances.