Jake Marisnick turns down contract with Detroit Tigers, lands with Los Angeles Dodgers

Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Jake Marisnick is heading for the West Coast.

The Detroit Tigers made the decision to DFA outfielder Jake Marisnick on Sunday following their 4-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. He's since cleared waivers and will be signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers after turning down a minor-league offer from Detroit.

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Jake Marisnick was DFA'd after a brief time in Detroit

Having formerly played with Detroit's American League Central division rival Chicago White Sox, Marisnick was traded to Detroit in May in exchange for cash considerations. He was then elevated to the main roster following the injury to Riley Greene, a stress fracture in his fibula. 

In 71 at-bats, Marisnick hit two home runs with 10 RBI and a .225 batting average.

He's now signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers

After clearing waivers, Marisnick has found a new opportunity in the Majors and will have a realistic chance to be part of a championship-winning team, as he is signing with the Dodgers who are atop the National League West division with a 51-38 record. He had previously turned down an opportunity to stay within the Tigers organization.

Key Points

  • Jake Marisnick was in his first year with the Tigers after being acquired from the White Sox
  • He was DFA'd by Detroit after 71 at-bats
  • He cleared waivers and has now signed with the Dodgers

Bottom Line

Adding Marisnick now gives the Dodgers another right-handed bat in the lineup, but they'll need to make a corresponding move to make him fit on the roster.

We wish Marisnick the best of luck with the Dodgers.


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