The Tigers have signed lefty Ryan Carpenter to a MLB deal, per a club announcement. He’ll join the 40-man roster along with a long list of players whose contracts were selected to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.
Detroit has selected the contracts of the following players:
- catcher Grayson Greiner
- outfielder Mike Gerber
- infielder Sergio Alcantara
- right-handed pitchers Gerson Moreno, Spencer Turnbull, Eduardo Jimenez
- left-handed pitcher Gregory Soto
Carpenter is a 27-year-old hurler who became a minor-league free agent after the 2017 campaign. He could be an option in the rotation or the pen. Last year, Carpenter worked to a 4.15 ERA in 156 frames for Triple-A Albuquerque, recording 9.3 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 along the way.