Tigers have waived long-time catcher; further moves anticipate before lockout time, which may be delayed
Grayson Greiner, a long-time backup catcher, has been deposed by the Detroit Tigers.
Greiner had cleared exemptions and appointed free agency, according to the team on Monday.
Greiner was a -- or not offered a contract for 2022 -- before Tuesday's deadline, but the Tigers pushed it by slain him a few days early.
If the Tigers want to sign any players in the 40-man roster, they now have two open spots.
Greiner, 29, was drafted by the Tigers in the third round out of the University of South Carolina in 2014 and spent four seasons with the big-league club.
Greiner would have made a modest $800,000 if the Tigers had offered him a contract through the arbitration process, and he could still resign with the Tigers on a minor-league deal closer to spring training.
Jake Rogers will miss the most or all of 2022 following a Tommy John surgery. Dustin Garneau, the only other catcher left on the 40-man roster, is likely to be non-tendered on Tuesday.
Greiner made his Major League debut in 2018 and began the 2019 season as the everyday catcher, but injuries stopped his campaign, and he's spent the majority of the last two seasons bouncing between Detroit and Triple-A Toledo.
Greiner has a.201 average with a.583 OPS in 477 career plate appearances (57 OPS+).
Greiner, which is the highest-quality player ever to catch for the Tigers and tied for the highest-quality player ever to catch in the big leagues, is the highest-quality player ever to catch for the Tigers.
TIGERS' 40-MAN ROSTER (38) is a 40-man ROSTER (38) equipped with a motorbike.
Left-handed pitchers (7): Tyler Alexander, Matthew Boyd, Miguel Del Pozo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, and Joey Wentz.
Right-handed pitchers (14): Jose Cisnero, Angel De Jesus, Alex Faedo, Jason Foley, Michael Fulmer, Kyle Funkhouser, Rony Garcia, Bryan Garcia, Joe Jimenez, Alex Lange, Matt Manning, Casey Mize, Elvin Rodriguez, Spencer Turnbull.
Tucker Barnhart, Dustin Garneau, Eric Haase, and Jake Rogers are among the Catchers (4).
Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Kody Clemens, Isaac Paredes, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short are among the Infielders (8).
Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron, Robbie Grossman, Derek Hill, and Victor Reyes are among the Outfielders.
MOVES FROM TIGERS' OFFSEASON
Additions to the Additions
Nick Quintana, who plays minor-league infielder, will play in November 3 for him.
16 Nov.: to a five-year contract.
Triple-A Toledo was exempted and banned from the game on Nov. 5 after being waived and completely abolished.
RHP will launch a new game on November 9th.
Robson and Rodriguez were completely elected to Triple-A Toledo on Nov. 19, after their choice as free agency.
After being waived, the catcher had been announced.