JUST IN: Detroit Tigers sign relief pitcher Mark Montgomery

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And so it begins.

The 2017 Major League Baseball GM meetings are officially underway in Orlando and the Detroit Tigers have already made a minor move.

According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers have agreed to a deal with career minor league relief pitcher Mark Montgomery.

Montgomery, who is a 27-year-old right-hander, was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft. Since being drafted, he has bounced around the minor leagues and has yet to crack a Major League roster.

In 2017, he posted a 2.43 ERA with 73 strikeouts in 46 appearances (66.2 IP) with the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League.

As noted by Fenech, Montgomery will receive an invitation to the Tigers Major League Spring Training in Lakeland, FL.


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3 Relief Pitchers the Detroit Tigers should consider signing

As Detroit Tigers fans we have all come to the realization after this past season that our Detroit Tigers will not be a very good baseball team for some time. They are squarely in rebuild mode. With that said though the Tigers still need to fill out their roster.

The Detroit Tigers will not spend very much in this upcoming season so a low contract and maybe finding that diamond in the rough could work with this group. Here are three relief pitchers the Tigers can and should go out and sign for the upcoming season.  Most of these names will have Detroit Tigers fans scratching their heads and asking “Who”?

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3 Relief Pitchers the Detroit Tigers should consider signing