Well, in the first week of free agency the Tigers have made a number of interesting moves!
First, I will start with the 40 man roster moves.
I’m not going to get into the Rule-5 Draft, suffice it to say that players that have been around for awhile without sniffing any major league experience are available for other teams to pluck during a draft called the Rule-5. To protect a team’s very valuable prospects that are not quite major league ready, there is the 40-man roster. 25 of these men have contracts owned by the major league club. The other 15 play somewhere else in the system. Everyone on the 40 man roster is protected from Rule-5 drafting.