The Tigers have acquired infielder Tyler Nevin from the Orioles, in a deal announced by both teams. Baltimore will receive cash considerations for Nevin, who was designated for assignment earlier this week. In a corresponding move to create roster space, the Tigers have designated left-hander Zach Logue for assignment.
Nevin made his MLB debut with a six-game cup of coffee in 2021, and then hit .197/.299/.261 over 184 plate appearances and 58 games with the Orioles last season. Most of Nevin’s playing time came at third base, though he also saw action at first base and both corner outfield slots. Defensively, Nevin isn’t considered a standout in the field, and his limited work at third base (-5 Outs Above Average, -4 Defensive Runs Saved, -1.5 UZR/150 over 327 1/3 innings) was graded poorly by public defensive metrics. Nonetheless, Nevin might factor in as at least a part-time option for the Tigers at the hot corner, given how Detroit non-tendered Jeimer Candelario earlier this winter.
It has been a relatively quiet offseason thus far in the Motor City, as new president of baseball operations Scott Harris has been seemingly been taking his time in assessing a roster that almost entirely underachieved during a disastrous 2022 season. The Tigers’ moves have been mostly focused around pitching (trading Joe Jimenez to the Braves and signing Michael Lorenzen and Matthew Boyd), though several position players have also been on the team’s radar. Like most of those names, Nevin is also a multi-positional player, and can provide bench depth at multiple areas around the diamond.
The 25-year-old Nevin was selected by the Rockies as the 38th overall pick of the 2015 draft, and he has posted some solid numbers in the minors. With the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in 2022, Nevin hit .291/.382/.479 with seven home runs over 191 plate appearances, which helped earn him multiple looks at the big league level. Today’s trade also continues the Nevin family’s history in Detroit, as Tyler’s father Phil (now the Angels’ manager) played with the Tigers from 1995-97.
Logue’s tenure with the Tigers lasted just over a week, as Detroit claimed the southpaw off waivers from the Athletics just on December 23. One of the four players sent by the Blue Jays to the A’s as part of the Matt Chapman trade last March, Logue made his MLB debut in 2022 and posted a 6.79 ERA over 57 innings (starting 10 of 14 games) for Oakland. Those struggles extended to the minors with an 8.12 ERA in 78 2/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas, and thus Logue became an expendable piece for the A’s when the team finalized their deal with righty Drew Rucinski last week.
Hey Tigers are going for it! Any interest in Aaron Hicks and a prospect from the Yankees, for a moving body?
We we would be glad to take him & a prospect but then you take Javier Baez!
Who needs a “Moving Body”
I’d take a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter to be named later. Hell, if they will take Hicks they can keep the peanut butter.
Not every article is about you and your team. Stop hijacking comments, nerd.
Nevin is prototypical slugger archetype, except he can’t slug.
He just may be the next Mike Yastrzemski the O’s moved on from…yeah that’s a fact not in evidence – sue me!
He might be.
Joey Gallo also might lead MLB in batting average next year.
Does that mean the Orioles are about to make a signing?
At least us Tiger fans won’t be disappointed next season, unless this roster underperforms and only wins 40 games instead of 50
Michael Wacha to the Orioles is on the horizon
They gotta be tryna tank bruh
Going to have a hard time catching boston
That race to the bottom of the AL East.
Pfff, come on Harris!! Put your mark on the team and do something!!!
He is doing something, just not the things you want him to do.
I wouldn’t classify signing Lorenzen and Boyd while trading away Jimenez and releasing Candelario as doing anything.
They went after top free agents last offseason acting as if they were in win now mode, while this offseason they have done nothing of the sort, if I’m a tigers fan I’m confused as to what the direction of the team is.
He is doing something, just not the things we want him to do. I agree… We want an improved team. Harris is not doing that.
Why yes this seems like a nice deal to add some depth to the Tigers roster however I do not see this helping them in any significant way.
Gross. Also, why is Zack Short still on this roster?
Its really not helping Detroit. Maybe Toledo?
Big New Year’s Eve deal!
This actually seems to be a very small deal of minor significance.
I guess I should have added /s, but I thought the sarcasm was obvious.
I think he got the sarcasm but his name is Buzz Killington, making his post sarcasm. It’s getting very meta in here…
As a Tigers fan should I b excited about this?? Never heard of this guy….
No. Phil Nevin’s son. He’s got some pop but could never really put his offense together in the Bigs with the O’s. He’s also more duplication as a 1Bman, although he has been played in a corner OF spot. Depth signing, honestly, and I’d be shocked if he had any impact, although I could see him getting some ABs throughout the season [as depth].
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
“Phil Nevin’s son. He’s got some pop”
He sure does, good one Clip!
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Palindrome, Words That Are Spelled the Same Backward as They Are Forward:
mom, pop, dad, poop nun, did etc…
Just a New Years tidbit…
Best palindrome is “racecar.”
I would go with tacocat
My favorite palindrome = Cheech
Another one, for the Philly fans, “Chooch”
Star comedy by Democrats.
Just realized my palindromes aren’t palindromatacly palindrome.
Words are hard!
Are you referring to a certain female politician whose first name starts with the letter “H” and epitomizes the phrase, “Hermann Goring in Drag”.
Seems you don’t understand what a palindrome is.
Seems you can’t read that I already admitted that I got that wrong.
Look ~ 3 inches up from your post,
Already wrote it before I saw your other posts.
I understand – Happy New Year !
By the way, “Oh Well” is a great Fleetwood Mac rock song, way before their lame ( in my humble opinion ) Rumors Album – people should check it out 🙂
Is it on the 1975 release with Buckingham and Nicks?
HNY to you to Pants! You are a good sport.
Oh Well was recorded in 1969 when Fleetwood Mac founder, Peter Green, was the guitarist ( he left the band in 1970 ). … The song was later on a revised album ‘Then Play On’.
One thing I didn’t know was during this same period F-Mac also did “The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)” … later awesomely covered ( in my humble opinion ) by Judas Priest.
Peter Green ROCK & ROLL HOF 1998
Lastly, “Oh Well” was Led Zeppelin’s inspiration for ‘Black Dog’, per the book ‘Hammer of The Gods’
Just got back on here after listening to your recommendation. I do remember that song. Though I am less familiar with the Peter Green era. As early as I knew well was Bare Trees/Bob Welch.
I can hear Black Dog in it.
Will check out Manalishi by Mac and Priest soon.
Never really put his offense together in the Bigs after all of 202 MLB PAs. Kind of jumping the gun there YC…
My assessment was not based on his MLB-only appearances, it was based on advanced metrics above AA. His triple slash is putrid, his wOBA plummeted, and there are no indicators (yet) that he can handle pitching at higher levels consistently. I didn’t say he could never amount to anything, just that he’s nothing to be excited about.
Or as they used to say back in the…….he can’t hit.
Thanks, appreciate the feedback. Happy New Year
We found our new 3B… hits .197. He will fit right in.
Although you display much optimism, I highly doubt that Mr. Nevin will be starting at 3B for the Detroit Tigers come opening day.
He registered a .291 .382 .479 .861 slash line at AAA in 2022. Could be a diamond in the rough.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
A diamond in the rough, could that also indicate a belly ring close to Sherwood forest?
Or rough on the diamond
GMs working the new years phones. This has set the tone for 2023. Lol
Cheers to being a tigers fan. I’m getting drunk tonight, Randy.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
@ miggy, I’m drunk and getting randy tonight…
I mean everyone wanted them to get a 3B lmao
Scott Harris is playing it slowwwwwwww he’s got pocket Ten’s not Aces so let him get to the river (spring training)!
placido my polanco
Harris got 7-2 offsuit
Harris busy churning the back end of the roster.
The Tigers new starting 3B. I wonder if the Tigers have one of his dad’s old jerseys (circa 1996) hanging around somewhere for him to wear.
Tiger fans might have gotten a Secret Gem, always had hopes for Nevin, but he just never got enough playing time with the Orioles. Hope he does well with the Tigers
Degrom Texas Rangers
Tigers are sad 🙁
For Love of the Game
That’s hilarious…a fan of a team that won two more games than a disappointing team calls that team “sad.” Enjoy your team of overpriced aging veterans!
Who needs these Guerrero and Tatis juniors, when you can have the Nevin and Clemens sons? But seriously, Nevin might actually benefit this team if he rediscovers what helped him impress in the minors. But I think Zach Logue has more to offer than Zack Short.
Tigers hocked a logue.
Harris is still evaluating his roster. LOL
The roster sucks. Get some major league players. This is getting to look like Seattle Pilot roster.
At least the Pilots had Ray Oyler.
I want the Tigers to win as much as anyone. But hey, I like this signing, could be a hidden gem! The team sucked last year. They didn’t complete the rebuild when the should have, and this is where they are. Welcome aboard Tyler Nevin!
Tiger fans long for the days when they had Ray Oyler.
Did Scott Sam Harris know before taking the Detroit job that Chris Ilitch would force him to shop at the Expired Milk Store?
Why they dumped theCastro boys just to sign bigger garbage is amazing! Be better off with open roster space than many of their signings
Getting rid of the Castros was the right thing to do. These constant waiver pickups are mostly minor league depth and are not meant to replace anyone at the MLB level. Most likely, Detroit will find a third baseman (or possibly a couple of prospects) through some sort of trade.
Harris isn’t done yet.
Would much rather have Willi than some of these pickups or Zach Short
C Yards Jeff
Elias going through his infield progressions. Bannon got his shot now Nevin. Wow, he actually got some cash here!
Nevin has Trumbo type potential. Definitely a first baseman though.
The point was made that Harris is waiting for the end of spring training when he can deal for players that don’t quite fit in their team’s plans and will not be going north with them.
Another nothing acquisition by the Tigers.
It’s all about the strike zone…
Me too, Red Wings. I thought Willi appeared to be trending upwards last year. Whereas Candy was trending downward, and Harold was trending sideways.