Detroit Tigers reach deals with 6 players for 2015

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers announced Sunday that the team has agreed to terms with six players for the 2015 season.

Kyle Lobstein, Bryan Holaday, Hernan Perez, Andrew Romine, Tyler Collins and Anthony Gose all agreed to deals with the Tigers.

With those six players signed, the Tigers have all 40 players on the club's 40-man roster under contract for the upcoming season.

Lobstein pitched in seven games for the Tigers as a rookie in 2014, posting a 4.35 ERA and 1-2 record. In six starts, Lobstein allowed 16 earned runs in 33.2 innings and gave Detroit two quality starts while filling in for an injured Anibal Sanchez down the stretch.

Detroit won four of the six games Lobstein started.

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Holaday appeared in 62 games for Detroit last season, hitting .231 with 15 RBI. Holaday will likely be replaced as the Tigers' backup catcher in 2015 by prospect James McCann.

Perez took just five at-bats in eight games last season, picking up a hit, a walk and a strikeout. Perez grounded into a double play to end the Tigers' playoff season after being called to pinch hit in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Orioles.

The Tigers brought Romine to Detroit during last offseason to help replace the injured Jose Iglesias. Romine struggled defensively at shortstop and hit .227 in 94 games. He hit two home runs and knocked in 12 runs.

Collins was called up on September 1st and hit .400 in 10 at-bats. In his first plate appearance since April, Collins hit a three-run home run to help Detroit pound the Indians 12-1 on Sept. 1.

Gose joined the Tigers this offseason after playing his first three seasons in Toronto. Gose never played in only 202 games with the Blue Jay before being traded to the Tigers, and will share center field with right-handed Rajai Davis, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Davis is a lifetime .234 hitter and has stolen 34 bases in 45 attempts.

The Tigers' first official Spring Training game is on Tuesday against the Orioles. Detroit will play an exhibition against Florida Southern Monday afternoon.