Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/28/14
Outfielders Ezequiel Carrera and Trevor Crowe signed minor league deals with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The former Cleveland Indians prospects have struggled mostly in their respective major league stints. The agreements today, first reported by FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, also include an invitation to the team’s spring training. Morosi joked with a #ReverseRaburn in his tweet. Carrera, 26, was back-and-forth in the Indians organization last year. He was cut in late March as one of the final spring training roster moves. The Philadelphia Phillies and Tribe played waiver claim tag back-and-forth before he returned to his long-time home of Triple-A Columbus in early May. He hit just .248/.312/.346 for the Clippers in 105 games. In his 405 career MLB plate appearances, the speedster has a .251/.306/.339 line. Crowe, 30, was Cleveland’s first-round pick in 2005. He last was in the organization when he was released from the Clippers roster back in July 2012. He finished that year in the Angels organization, then played most of 2013 with the Houston Astros. He actually hit No. 3 in their order a few times, finishing with a poor .218/.287/.291 line in 60 games. A one-time top prospect, his stock has fizzled gradually since a full season with the Double-A Akron Aeros in 2007. Despite Morosi’s play on words, Carrera and Crowe offer much less potential than Ryan Raburn did for the Indians on his minor league deal last season. Raburn at least had batted .272/.326/.462 in 488 MLB games from 2007-2011. Now, after a sensational comeback season and signing a two-year contract extension back in August, he’s expected to platoon in right with new addition David Murphy. [Related: My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Mickey Callaway] Photo: Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer

Lovie Smith denies Bucs tanked to secure #1 pick in 2015 Draft

Report: Jets will fire Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik on Monday

Braxton Miller has 'expressed interest' in Duke transfer?

Jim Harbaugh, 49ers mutually part ways

Mike Wallace benched for disciplinary reasons

Browns owner sends stern message to Johnny Manziel


Report: Ray Allen is leaning toward retirement

Ravens clinch playoff spot

DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant set Cowboys records in win

Report: Browns feel Josh Gordon 'has to go'

Jets contacted Rex Ryan's agent about replacements for him

Justin Gilbert inactive after being late to team meeting

10 takeaways from NFL Week 17

WATCH: Mike Tomlin goes after Reggie Nelson after game

WATCH: Ndamukong Suh steps on Aaron Rodgers

Nation's top recruit says he won't follow Jim Harbaugh

Eric Decker's wife was concerned about hubby's groin

WATCH: Lamar Miller has longest run in Dolphins history

WATCH: Pats fans serenade Pete Frates with 'Happy Birthday'

Harbaugh rumors affecting Mich. basketball ticket prices?

WATCH: Dez Bryant burns Redskins defender for TD

Detroit bar offering free food, booze if Lions beat Packers

Jameis Winston: I would throw in Richard Sherman's direction

WATCH: Nebraska safety pukes on field, keeps playing

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Suh steps on Aaron Rodgers

Browns owner sends message to Manziel

Ray Allen leaning toward retirement?

Ravens clinch playoff spot

Murray, Bryant set team records

Pats fans serenade Pete Frates

Browns to part ways with Josh Gordon?

Manziel was late after throwing party?

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans

Harbaugh to Mich. is done deal

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence supports Louisville with chant

Did Bielema do ‘Horns Down’?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.