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Detroit Tigers to extend MiLB deal to Kyle Lewis

It looks like the Detroit Tigers won’t have to worry about outfield depth. particularly after the Tigers acquired Mark Canha through trade, adding another right-handed bat to the outfield lineup in anticipation of the upcoming campaign.

It could be a good idea for the Detroit Tigers to start building some depth. They have a few players who will probably factor into the equation, pushing Akil Baddoo to the minors and forcing him out. However, depth may be added by another right-handed hitter in the outfield.

Furthermore, a right-handed hitter with major league experience in the outfield could be a better deal on a non-roster invitee basis. Although it’s unclear if he would sign, it seems worthwhile to give a former Rookie of the Year a test drive.

Kyle Lewis. The 28-year-old outfielder’s tenure with the Arizona Diamondbacks did not go as planned, and he has recently struggled to secure a big-league place. Lewis needs a fresh start to get back on track and back in the starting lineup.

With the chance of being moved to Triple-A, it’s impossible to predict what a deal may look like or whether Lewis would even make Detroit’s outfield roster.

However, he is not exactly coming off of a 162-game season in which he started every day for the Diamondbacks, having only played in 16 games in the major leagues in 2023.

But it would be exciting to take a chance on Lewis. The Tigers need depth, after all, and it would be worthwhile to try adding a former Rookie of the Year winner who has occasionally played well in the major leagues. Between his final season with Seattle and 2023 with Arizona, Lewis played in 34 games in the previous two years.

Lewis struck a paltry.150/.216/.280 with just six extra-base hits; in 107 at-bats, he struck out 40 times and walked eight times. This suggestion has a rationale, even though the figures might not pop off the paper.

Parker Meadows, Riley Greene, and Mark Canha are the current starting options in the outfield. Akil Baddoo would be the other contender, while Kerry Carpenter would also be considered.

It’s true that Lewis won’t join the Tigers organization and immediately get a starting position. However, he might visit Triple-A and try to make things right. He would make a valuable backup outfielder if he could return to Toledo and get his act together. It’s probably a cheap deal that would give the Tigers another outfield option to add to their roster.

Comparable to the trades Scott Harris made the previous season, it would add players like Andy Ibañez and Jermaine Palacios to provide organizational depth. Maybe Lewis can get things back on track as Ibañez made his way and earned a utility place. It would be extraordinary to have a minor-league contract with a non-roster invitee.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
Soccer Blogger with a keen eye for detailed reportage. I bring the latest drama in the most dramatic way


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