Right-handers Freddy Pacheco and Brenan Hanifee were designated for assignment.
This is a shockingly good hire.
With the cutoff to protect players from the Rule 5 draft a week away, the Tigers have a few players they’ll need to add, and a few they’ll need to cut loose.
There are several options available capable of replacing or upgrading from Rodriguez. The Tigers are going to need one to give themselves a realistic shot in 2024.
It’s roster setting time, as free agency opened on Monday.
Relief prospect RHP Blake Holub is going to Milwaukee in the deal.
If the two parties come to terms, this is liable to be a pretty quick offseason for the Tigers.
The Tigers first baseman is one of four finalists for the Silver Slugger award at the position.