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Tigers officially sign utility player out of training camp

As the Detroit Tigers roster takes shape, they’ve elected to sign a big-league utility man to a contract.

They’ve inked Taylor Motter to a minor league contract, and he now joins fellow utility players Niko Goodrum, Brandon Dixon, Ronny Rodriguez, Gordon Beckham, Dustin Peterson, Harold Castro, Kody Eaves, Sergio Alcantara and Pete Kozma.

Motter spent last season with the Minnesota Twins and has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners. He’s played every position, even pitching a handful of times. The only position he hasn’t attempted yet is catching. Though he joined spring training a bit late to have any realistic shot of being on the Opening Day roster, he could very well earn a call-up from Triple-A Toledo.

He has a career batting average of .191 with a .263 on-base percentage.

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Former Tiger Cameron Maybin arrested

According to reports, a former Detroit Tigers‘ fan favorite has been arrested.

KNBR is reporting that San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin has been arrested for driving under the influence

According to reports, a former Detroit Tigers‘ fan favorite has been arrested.

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KNBR is reporting that San Francisco Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin has been arrested for driving under the influence

From KNBR.com:

Giants outfielder Cameron Maybin was arrested for driving under the influence in Scottsdale, Arizona last week, according to multiple reports.

Scottsdale PD has not yet returned calls for confirmation.

From Phoenix KTAR:

“According to the police report, Maybin was stopped by police around 2 a.m. after he was observed driving approximately 60 mph in a 40 mph zone and swerving.

When he was pulled over, authorities observed signs of impairment, including bloodshot and water eyes and smell of alcohol, with Maybin.

Maybin told police he was at Oceans 44 near Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard, where he had five “pretty big” glasses of wine, and was heading to meet his agent at a hotel.

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