Longtime Tigers’ right-hander Alex Wilson will return to the organization on a minor-league deal, per a team announcement. He’ll receive an invite to MLB spring training.
Wilson pitched for the Tigers from 2015-18. In that time, he cemented himself as a solid, if unexciting, middle reliever. Wilson managed a cumulative 3.20 ERA while working 60+ innings in each of his four seasons in Detroit. He didn’t issue many walks and kept the ball in the yard, but a mediocre 16% strikeout rate over that span led Detroit to non-tender him last offseason.
The now 33-year-old caught on with the Brewers, but he was quickly jettisoned following a dreadful start. Over 11.1 innings, Wilson posted a 9.53 ERA. Ironically, he finally found an uptick in punchouts in his small sample of work in Milwaukee, but his walk and home run rates more than doubled, accounting for the disastrous results.
Wilson resembled his typical self in later Triple-A work with the Brewers’ and Cubs’ affiliates. Nevertheless, he didn’t make it back to the majors after April. With a strong spring, he should have a solid opportunity to reclaim a spot in an in-flux Tigers’ bullpen that was among the league’s worst in 2019.
good to see him back
Agreed. Like article said.. just a really solid middle guy who gets the job done..period. Think he’ll be ok back sort of home in detroit again.
Over 11.1 innings, Wilson posted a 9.53 ERA.
Too much precision. He hardly pitched and he was terrible.
hopefully a regular offseason and Spring Training help him out. good middle guy, and its always to see MLB players from interesting places have success.
I love Alex Wilson on The Weather Channel. What a set of legs!!!
Quality person, too!!!!!! The Tigers have some good young pitchers coming up. He’ll be an asset in the clubhouse …. strong leader.
This guys still alive ?
Maybe next we will have a reunion with the only free agent over 40.
Big Sexy is over 40
I was talking about Rodney being over 40, not sure who your talking about.
He is talking about Bartolo Colon lol
Legacy of Bo
Tigers do lead the league in one stat…most irrelevant signings in the offseason.
The signing look like sensible signings to me. The injury bug can change the looks of things.
CJ Cron, Schoop, and Romine are better pickups then Orioles, Royals, Mariners, Astros, Red Sox, and Cubs have made all offseason.
We could get surprising results from our starting pitching, but it won’t matter one bit if Big Al don’t get off his lazy rear end and get some actual bullpen help. There isn’t anything worse than Boyd, Turnball, Norris, and even Manning, Mize or Skubal pitching there guts out and having the bullpen blow game after game.
Management is going to be regretfully sick if something isn’t done soon, because what we have in the bullpen right now is without a doubt the worse pen in Tiger history, and that’s hard to believe, because we’ve had some pretty bad ones….DO SOMETHING AL!!!!!!!!
Hard to walk with four balls