The Tigers lost Andrew Romine to waivers and DFA’d a bunch of other players



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As the 2017 MLB season finally concluded last night Al Avila and the Tigers‘ front office got to work reshaping their roster for a year of futility in 2018.

Gone today were a number of players who in part played a decent role on a disappointing team. Others were players who probably should have been gone a while ago.

Notably, utility guy Andrew Romine was lost on waivers to the Seattle Mariners according to Jason Beck of MLB.com, the first in what was described as a move to “pare down their roster and payroll”.


In addition to Romine also finding their way out of Detroit – via the DFA route – was outfielders Alex PresleyTyler Collins and Jim Adduci. Also gone was right-hander Jeff Ferrell who was outrighted and will become a free agent this offseason. Fans probably remember Ferrell as the guy who took a line drive off the back of the head and managed not to go down in the process.

The team also officially declined Anibal Sanchez’s $16 million club option for a cool $5 million. The veteran right-hander who’s four years removed from winning the ERA title will also become a free agent this offseason.


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