Tampa Bay Rays & Detroit Tigers Agree To Trade

The Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a trade.

The Detroit Tigers have added outfielder Grant Witherspoon to their roster, acquiring him from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.

Witherspoon, a fourth-round selection in 2018, played in 115 games across Double-A and Triple-A in 2022, hitting .266 with 17 home runs and 15 stolen bases in 470 plate appearances.

The 26-year-old's solid performance could provide some nice upper-level depth for the Tigers in the upcoming minor league season, and he may have the opportunity to make his MLB debut in 2023.

Overall, Witherspoon's addition seems to be a positive move for the Tigers, as they look to bolster their organization.

For his minor-league career, he holds a .258/.327/.442 triple-slash line, with 54 home runs, 216 RBIs, 58 stolen bases and 231 runs scored across 389 games played. Photo Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports