The reeling Tigers made another roster move after Thursday's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Fox Sports Detroit:
Dave Dombrowski announced that the Tigers will purchase the contract of outfielder/1st baseman Jeff Frazier from Triple-A Toledo and designated Jeff Larish for assignment.
Jeff Frazier, soon to be 28 years old, is a former third round selection who has spent the past six years in the bus leagues. He's hitting .273 this season while leading the Mud Hens in HR with 23. If that doesn't make a believer out of you, here's what Dombrowski had to say:
"He has made significant progress in making himself a big league hitter. We think he is a guy that will give us some help offensively," said Dombrowski during the announcement.
Meanwhile, Jeff Larish is a goner due to inconsistent play in Detroit when given the (minimal) opportunity. Larish was drafted 10 rounds after Frazier in 2004, but earned first crack at the bigs over Frazier. A .239 BA in 200+ plate appearances over three seasons has signaled for a change.
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