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Tigers trade OF Cameron Maybin to Angels

Tigers acquire right-handed pitcher Victor Alcantara

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DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have traded outfielder Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels, the teams confirmed Thursday evening.

Maybin, 29, has a $9 million club option for 2017. The Angels announced they will exercise his one-year option.

The Tigers acquired right-handed pitcher Victor Alcantara in the trade. Alcantara is a 23-year-old native of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. He allowed 62 runs in 111 innings with the Texas League's Arkansas Travelers in 2016. He gave up 106 hits and 57 walks while striking out 79 batters.

Maybin hit .315 with four home runs, 14 doubles and 15 stolen bases for the Tigers in 2016. He played in only 94 games due to injury, but gave the Tigers a spark in center field, slugging .418 and knocking in 43 runs.

Maybin is a career .259 hitter with 46 home runs and a .694 OPS. He was originally drafted by the Tigers and traded to the Marlins for Miguel Cabrera. He played for the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves before returning to Detroit.

The Angels will be Maybin's fourth MLB team.

The Tigers also announced that it has exercised its 2017 option on closer Francisco Rodriguez. He will make $6 million for the season.