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Tigers Claim Lefty Pitcher Off Waivers From Marlins

Tyler Maher
The Detroit Tigers picked up a pitcher from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
The Detroit Tigers picked up a pitcher from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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With most of the baseball world's attention fixed on the World Series at the moment, the Detroit Tigers made an under-the-radar move to bolster their pitching depth on Wednesday.

Detroit Tigers News

Detroit claimed left-handed pitcher Sean Guenther off waivers from the Miami Marlins.

Guenther, 26, missed the entire 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. He hopes to return to the mound at some point during 2023.

Before requiring surgery, Guenther pitched for Miami out of the bullpen in 2021, posting a 9.30 ERA with a 2.02 WHIP in 14 appearances spanning 20 1/3 innings. The Tigers are hopeful that he'll be more effective after returning from surgery now that he has some MLB experience under his belt.

One of Detroit's primary goals this offseason is improving a pitching staff that posted the fifth-worst ERA in the American League last year (4.05).

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