The Tigers made a trade to bring in Jeff Baker for two minor leaguers to be named later.
Baker is a right-handed situational hitter that can play second, first, left and right field, and I guess some third.
His numbers this year with the Cubs: .269 batting average, 10 doubles, four homers, and 20 RBIs in 134 at bats. Against lefties: .275 batting average, 8 doubles, three homers, 12 RBIs, and a .771 OPS. Oh, so that’s why they got him.
He should be with the team tomorrow to start the series against the Yankees. The Tigers will have to make room for him after today’s game. Danny Worth was just called up with Ryan Raburn going on the 15-day DL.