Tigers Designate Casey Fien For Assignment

The Tigers designated righty Casey Fien for assignment to make room for Johnny Damon, according to the team's Twitter page.  Fien, 26, posted a 3.41 ERA, 10.2 K/9, and 2.3 BB/9 in 58 Triple A relief innings this year.  He struggled in 11.3 big league frames, which marked his Major League debut.  Baseball America ranked Fien 27th among Tigers prospects, writing that he "profiles as a middle reliever."  Still, his minor league command is intriguing.

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  1. j6takish 5 years ago

    Bummer. They called him up down the stretch, when the Tigers were in “must win” mode. He would probably benefit from some less stressful innings

  2. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    If the Jays pick him up, they’d need yet another catcher.

  3. Any team with a question mark in the bullpen (meaning ALL teams) should be taking a good look at this kid.

  4. therizzl 5 years ago

    Wouldn’t mind giving him a look in Scottsdale..

  5. rbeezy 5 years ago

    Solid pitcher , look for Dombrowski to package Fien and another lefty for some infield depth. I would be shocked if they let this kid go for free , he has a shot at being a solid middle reliever but the Tigers are stocked up on good young pitching right now and there is no room.

    • Which doesn’t exactly leave them with a ton of leverage in a trade. They probably won’t be able to get much back in return for Fien.

  6. damnitsderek 5 years ago

    Why. WHY do the Tigers continue to drop guys from the 40-man in favor of Don Kelly?

  7. j6takish 5 years ago

    I hear you man. Bonderman/Willis get so many chances to prove they aren’t payroll drains, while guys like Eddie Bonine are left in AAA limbo. Anyone remember the Bonine VS Peavy pitchers duel? Guy had a perfect game through the 6th, and he gave up one hit…a 2 run homer, which proved to be the difference maker

  8. dskirsa 5 years ago

    Give Bonderman so many chances? So you expect teams to cut players if they suffer a major but not necessarily performance degrading injury? He’s under contract, he had a good 2006 and first half 2007 and you’d prefer to cut him over Bonine? To each his own I guess.

  9. jphenix2002 5 years ago

    I’m all for giving Bonderman another chance. It’s Robertson and Willis that I have run out of patience with. At least with Bonderman there is a HOPE he can approach his old form.

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