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Detroit Tigers Transaction Blog: Tigers Lose Joe Mantiply to Yankees

The Tigers lost another player on Tuesday, as the Yankees claimed lefty reliever Joe Mantiply off waivers.

11/08/2016: MANTIPLY CLAIMED, BELL/JAYE ADDED TO 40 MAN

  • Designated Joe Mantiply (LHP) for assignment, who was claimed by New York Yankees off waivers

  • Designated Dustin Molleken (RHP) for assignment and outrighted to Toledo

  • Purchased contract of Myles Jaye (RHP) from Toledo

  • Purchased contract of Chad Bell (LHP) from Toledo

Analysis:

In a move to clear up roster space on the 40-man roster while protecting a couple additional arms, the Tigers tried to send both Molleken and Mantiply down to Toledo, but only Molleken made it through waivers. Mantiply made his big league debut in 2016, getting hit around in his September call-up to the tune of a 16.88 ERA over five appearances. Mantiply excelled in Erie however this season, with a 2.47 ERA over 51 innings, including 62 strikeouts. Mantiply still has the potential to be a lefty specialist out of the bullpen, but as the Tigers needed roster flexibility in their pursuit of getting younger and faster while adding financial flexibility, he became expendable.


11/03/2016: MAYBIN TO ANGELS FOR ALCANTARA

  • Traded Cameron Maybin (OF) to Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Victor Alcantara (RHP)

Analysis:

For complete analysis of the Tigers trade of Maybin to the Angels, read http://www.scout.com/mlb/tigers/story/1724288-analysis-maybin-gone-alcantara-promise Analysis: Cameron Maybin Gone; Victor Alcantara Promise


10/21/2016: TIGERS ADD PAIR OF MILB ARMS

  • Signed Sandel De La Cruz (RHP) to a minor league contract

  • Signed Arcenio Leon (RHP) to a minor league contract

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