Tigers DFA Pitcher For Third Time In A Year

For the third time in the period of less than a year, the Detroit Tigers have designated for assignment veteran pitcher Drew Hutchison. The move accomplishes two things: It allows the Tigers to activate Jeimer Candelario from the IL, and it gets them down to the maximum 13 pitchers allowable on the roster as of today.

The 31-year-old Hutchison, a former Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher prospect, was out of the majors in 2019 and 2020, but fared well mostly out of the bullpen for the Tigers in 2021, posting a 2.11 ERA, though in just 21 innings pitched. 

Detroit had signed him to a minor league contract in 2021, and selected him in August, before DFAing him a week later. Then they selected him again in September.

Signed to another minor league deal this year, he was DFA'd once again in May, but went to the minors, and was called back up a week ago. He's only managed a 4.81 ERA in 24.1 innings this year, and so, has been designated once again. 

In 7 years in the majors, Hutchison has a 4.96 ERA with a 1.41 WHIP.

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