Tigers sign Rincon

The Tiger announced the signing of Juan Rincon to a minor league deal today. Rincon will get an invite to spring training and will be given a chance to make the Tigers bullpen.

This looks to be a decent signing. Rincon was a stud in 2004 through 2006. But he was busted for steroid use. In 2007 and 2008 he saw his home run rate balloon. In 04 throuh 06 he allowed 9 homers total. He allowed 9 in 2007 and 8 in 2008.

Still, it’s a low risk move and the type of signing I’d hope the team would make several of as they try and build their pen on the cheap.

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  1. Mark in Chicago

    January 20, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Arms. Need arms. Hopefully a few of them pan out to cobble together a bullpen.

  2. Coach Jim

    January 21, 2009 at 7:25 am

    In ’07 his ERA was high, but from an opponent’s AVG and OBP point of view, he was pretty average. In ’08 his AVG and OBP were in line with his ERA. I like this signing. It costs them very little to roll these dice.

  3. Mark in Chicago

    January 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Arms. Need arms. Hopefully a few of them pan out and we can cobble together a decent bullpen.