The Tigers have agreed to terms on a minor league deal with righty Drew Hutchison, announced the team.
Hutchison, 31, made nine appearances for the Tigers in 2021 in his first Major League action since 2018. Hutchison had signed a minor league deal in February of last year. He made a pair of starts for the Tigers in August and then spent September working in long relief. Prior to that, Hutchison made 19 starts in Triple-A with a 23.5 K%, 10.8 BB%, and 41.2 GB%.
Hutchison made 32 starts in a solid sophomore season with the Blue Jays back in 2014, even garnering the club’s Opening Day start the following year. He wasn’t able to stick in the Jays’ rotation in 2015, though, and was traded to the Pirates for Francisco Liriano at the 2016 deadline. He was booted off the Pirates’ 40-man roster in September of ’17, electing free agency and signing a minor league deal with the Phillies the following February. He made that team out of camp, but lost his 40-man spot by June. He then moved to the Dodgers on a minor league deal, quickly opting out and signing with the Rangers. Hutchison spent 2019 with the Yankees, Twins, and Angels’ Triple-A affiliates before resurfacing with the Tigers a year ago.
Detroit also signed reliever Ramon Rosso to a minors contract. The 25-year-old righty made seven appearances with the Phillies in each of the last two seasons. He owns a 6.11 ERA in 17 2/3 MLB innings but averaged 95.2 MPH on his fastball last year.
Nice, I was hoping he would return. Now let’s get Wily P back!
I was hoping for better, but he’s a known quantity, and unlikely to make the staff. Still need a lefty. Lets get Chaffin! (Shreve would be acceptable).
This guy was actually teammates with Omar Vizquel at one point yet he’s only 31. Hard to believe.
Nice MiLB depth signing.
The Saber-toothed Superfife
Did you forget to do something?
Come on, Avila!! Pick up the pace or Minnesota will end up chasing the White Sox when it shudda been Detroit.
I’m beginning to think it is more Ilitch not wanting to spend more money than Avila
Haha without question, hitz!
Avila needs to be looking for a trade partner..
Paredes, Hill, Cameron, Reyes, Clemens, Castro-s
Hello? the Tigers signed two major free agent signings already in the off-season. He has spent. What do you want him to throw a bunch of money at bad contracts again? That is what started the rebuild in the first place. Zimmerman and Upton.
If he was willing to go to great lengths for Correa. And with what Correa is asking for & will probably get, we could sign BOTH Baez & Bryant and still save $50 million.
Newman & Hitz….. I agree totally with you both.
You realize how under the cap they are, right? If Illitch doesn’t spend anymore, he was cheap this off-season, just like every other year. He isn’t his dad, but could change that perception with one or two more solid signings. There’s no other way to put it.
Hard to walk with four balls
ahhhhh yes… spend all of your money now and when you are in contention have nothing left…. solid plan Zappa.
Quite unfortunate. The guy had a bright future and then fell off the wagon. I hope he can at least be a decent bullpen piece, but even last year’s FIP was not great for a bullpen piece.
Bright future is overstating it. Even at his best he was below major league average. He got wins cause he was on Jays teams with amazing offense. But otherwise he was very underwhelming.
He’s the anti-deGrom!
The guy is Mr. Replacement Level; 0.2 career bWAR in 107 appearances.
Chris Ilitch – a Detroit-sports-family owner firmly entrenched in the time-dishonored Ford Family Mold.
He has not even pretended to try and win. No thanks for leaving the team’s direction to him, Dad.
Hard to walk with four balls
why don’t fairweather fans like you just go away??
You have no idea what you are talking about yet you keep typing away. SMH
PS Mr.I was a sack of garbage who left the Tigers to rot for many years and when he finally did spend he couldn’t bring himself to fire that bum Jim Leyland… zero championships.
Chris is already doing a better job than his father.
Great depth piece!
Get Willy Peralta under contract also as both a Starter and long relief guy.
I want more….
Come on tigers everyone else is making good moves
Wish Ramon luck. Didnt work out here, but he’s a great story.