The home run leader for the Detroit Tigers from the 2019 season is headed to Japan.
The Tigers have requested an unconditional waivers release for Brandon Dixon, who will be headed to Japan to suit up for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Nippon Professional Baseball’s Pacific League.
The Tigers’ 40 man roster is now at 36.
In 197 career games in the majors, Dixon has hit .228 with 20 home runs and 64 RBIs. In 117 career games with Detroit, Dixon hit .248 with 15 homers and 52 RBIs.