Detroit Tigers Claim Right-Handed Pitcher Off Waivers

The Detroit Tigers have recently made a waiver acquisition by claiming right-handed pitcher Seth Elledge off waivers from the New York Mets.

The 26-year-old Elledge, who had been designated for assignment by the Mets earlier in the week, now gets a chance to rejuvenate his career with the Tigers organization.

After making his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020 and 2021, Elledge experienced some team shuffling, ultimately finding himself in the Mets and Atlanta Braves organizations at the Triple-A level.

Although he has yet to make any appearances in the majors this season, Elledge brings solid experience from his time in the Cardinals' bullpen, having pitched in 23 relief outings during his MLB career.

In the current season, Elledge has primarily pitched at the Triple-A level, where he has compiled a 6.75 ERA, along with a 15:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 14.2 innings. While his recent performance might not have been ideal, Elledge's track record and potential have caught the attention of the Tigers' management, who believe he can provide additional depth for their Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens.

Elledge did not appear in any MLB games last year, but he pitched 11.2 innings in 2021 with a 4.63 ERA.

With his previous experience at the MLB level and the remaining options on his contract, the Tigers view Elledge as an intriguing addition who could potentially contribute to their bullpen in the future. Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports