The Detroit Tigers have added some insurance at the catcher position on Wednesday, re-signing Omir Santos to a minor league deal, according to James Schmehl. Santos will likely be invited to big league camp at the onset of spring training, but he likely won't see time in the big leagues without an injury. There was initial doubt that the Tigers would be bringing Santos back after the team signed Gerald Laird to a one-year deal as Alex Avila's backup.
But they're bringing Santos back for a little insurance. The 30 year-old hit .227 in 11 games last year when Victor Martinez sprained his knee. For the Mud Hens, he had two homers, 16 RBIs and hit .245 in 49 games. He'll be the primary catcher for the Mud Hens this year , with guys like John Murrian and Jeff Kunkel behind him.
According to the report, the Tigers also signed outfielder Jefad Head to a minor league deal. He played for Triple-A Columbus of the International League last year, and was 3-for-24 with the Indians in the majors.