Found December 07, 2012 on
As the winter meetings concluded, many Detroit Tigers fans were left to wonder why team officials even showed up. The reality is that Detroit’s roster is pretty well set in stone at this point. Yes, a change at shortstop could happen, and another right-handed bat might be added to the outfield mix, but by and large, the Tigers have all hands on deck.
The Tigers did make a few moves. At one-time thought to be a can’t miss prospect, lefty Andy Oliver was shipped off to Pittsburgh for minor league catcher Ramon Cabrera. Cabrera, 23, is just 5’8’’ and weighs 195 pounds. He has put up decent batting averages (.292 avg over 5 minor league seasons) but hasn’t shown any pop. He is a switch-hitter, which increases his potential value but will not threaten the major league roster out of spring training.
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Aside from the Oliver deal, the Tigers acquired two players via the Rule 5 draft. Detroit shipped utility minor leaguer Justin Henry to Boston for anot...
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