Tigers Add Infielder Depth Off Angels' Waivers

Devon Platana
The Detroit Tigers have added some infielder depth off of the Los Angeles Angels' waivers.
The Detroit Tigers have added some infielder depth off of the Los Angeles Angels' waivers. / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers are an underwhelming 13-25 to begin the 2022 MLB season, sitting 9.0 games back of the Minnesota Twins for the AL Central lead. The Tigers will need some help if they want to turn the year around, leading to them going out to add some infielder depth.

The Tigers announced on Friday that they have claimed the versatile Brendon Davis off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels and have since optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.

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Davis' waiver claim is hardly a needle-moving transaction, but his ability to play in both the infield and outfield gives Detroit an extra call-up option should injuries continue to build up. The 24-year-old has played at least 31 minor-league games at every position except first base (one), centerfield (one) and catcher (zero).

A fifth-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015, Davis has spent his career bouncing around the minor-league levels before being called up to Triple-A full-time this year. He saw 136 at-bats with the Salt Lake Bees, turning them into six home runs, 25 RBIs and a .243/.333/.469 slash line.

Davis has been heating up lately and could be due for a call-up if the trend continues. He's batting .283 with four HRs and 13 RBIs in May after tallying two homers, 12 RBIs and a .211 batting average over 76 ABs in April.

It's going to take a lot more than Davis' presence to change the direction of Detroit's season, though. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Tigers having the worst odds (+5500) to rebound and win the 2022 AL Central title.

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