40-man Roster Almost Full

The Tigers added five prospects to the 40-man roster this morning: right-handers Alfredo Figaro, Guillermo Moscoso and Zach Simons; and outfielders Wilkin Ramirez and Casper Wells. That leaves two spots that must be filled by midnight tonight.

In a blog post today, the Free Press‘s Jon Paul Morosi thought infielder Will Rhymes, currently playing in the Arizona Fall League, would end up on the 40-man roster and, more important, not be exposed in the Rule 5 Draft next month.

It’ll be interesting to see how – or if – this impacts trade activity in the next few weeks.

On This Date in Tigers History

Garner.jpgSo what do Jason Grilli, Zach Simons, Jack Burns and Chief Hogsett have in common? They are the only players in Tigers history to be involved in a trade on April 30.

By now you’ve heard about the Grilli-to-Colorado trade, but you probably haven’t heard about the April 30, 1936 trade that sent LHP Hogsett to the Browns for infielder Jack Burns.

Burns played only 138 games for the Tigers — all in ’36 — and batted .283, 36 doubles, four homers and 63 RBI. He was done in the bigs after that season.

Hogsett, on the other hand, had a longer career in Detroit. He pitched nine years with the Tigers — save for the season and a half with the Browns and one year with the Senators. His final record: 67-88, 5.02 ERA and 33 saves.

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