The Tigers have removed catcher Omir Santos and Brad Thomas from their 40-man roster and optioned both to triple-A Toledo. This is a procedural move that will result in both players becoming free agents. If he never plays another major league game, Santos can say that he played in a playoff game. After being added to the post-season roster as the Tigers backup catcher, Santos played in one
The Tigers cleared space on their 40-man roster and added to their free-agent list on Monday by outrighting the contracts of catcher Omir Santos and reliever Brad Thomas to Triple-A Toledo.
Players outrighted off 40-man rosters today:
The Tigers outrighted catcher Omir Santos and lefty Brad Thomas, tweets MLB.com's Jason Beck. Thomas would have been arbitration eligible, but it was clear he wouldn't make it to the point of being tendered a contract after missing much of the season with an elbow injury.
The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has outrighted the contracts of lefthanded pitcher Brad Thomas and catcher Omir Santos to Triple A Toledo.