Detroit Tigers Place Catcher On Waivers After Four Seasons With Team

The Detroit Tigers have made the decision to designate Eric Haase for assignment.

Haase, known for his power-hitting and versatility, had displayed promise with a strong offensive performance in 2021-22.

However, his offensive contributions notably declined this year, prompting the Tigers to make this challenging decision.

As a catcher with outfield capabilities, Haase's flexibility added to his value.

Over his four seasons with the Tigers, Haase holds a .229/.280/.400 triple-slash line, with 40 home runs, 133 RBIs, five stolen bases, and 112 runs scored across 301 games played.

Despite his past power numbers and ability to play in left field, his struggles during the current season led to the designation. This decision aligns with the Tigers' aim to optimize their roster.

Given the scarcity of catching depth following the trade deadline, other teams might consider Haase on waivers. Notably, he is out of minor league options, affording him the possibility to explore free agency if he clears waivers.

The outcome hinges on how teams perceive his potential and the Tigers' roster plans, marking a pivotal juncture in his baseball career. Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports