Detroit Tigers sign 3 pitchers to minor-league deals

Miguel Diaz, Drew Hutchison, Ramon Rosso receive invites to MLB spring training

Miguel Diaz #37 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on August 3, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Michael Zagaris, 2021 Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have signed three pitchers to minor-league deals, with invitations to MLB spring training.

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It might not be the free agent pitching news Tigers fans have been waiting for since the lockout ended, but the organization is looking to build some depth behind a young starting rotation and bullpen.

Right-handers Miguel Diaz, Drew Hutchison and Ramon Rosso agreed to terms Monday morning (March 14) and will join the Tigers in Lakeland this week.

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Diaz, 27, posted a 3.64 ERA, 4.81 FIP and 1.190 WHIP in 42 innings for the San Diego Padres last season. He struck out 46 batters and walked 19.

Hutchison, 31, made nine appearances for the Tigers last season, including two starts. He allowed just five earned runs in 21.1 innings, but did so while posting a 4.39 FIP and 1.453 WHIP, and walking more batters (11) than he struck out (10).

Rosso, 25, has 17.2 innings of MLB experience under his belt across the past two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. He owns a career 6.11 ERA, 5.39 FIP and 1.698 WHIP, and has struck out 18 batters while walking 11. Thirteen of his 14 appearances have come out of the bullpen.

Drew Hutchinson #40 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch during a MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 22, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (2021 Getty Images)
Ramon Rosso #60 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action against the Baltimore Orioles in an MLB Baseball game at Citizens Bank Park on August 12, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2020 Getty Images)

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