DETROIT — played the non-tender free-agent market into prospect depth one year past by signing , helping him rebuild his match, then trading him into a contending team last summer. If they want to attempt and repeat the maneuver, they will have no shortage of candidates — including Fiers.

Last Friday’s deadline for teams to offer contracts to arbitration-eligible players resulted in a flood of guys thrust onto the free-agent market. non-tendered catcher and reliever , and they could well end up re-signing one or both if they don’t find a deal to their liking from different clubs. But Detroit’s more likely move is to find a non-tendered participant or two it perceives as undervalued and attempt to build them back up.

DETROIT — played the non-tender free-agent market into prospect depth one year past by signing , helping him rebuild his match, then trading him into a contending team last summer. If they want to attempt and repeat the maneuver, they will have no shortage of candidates — including Fiers.

Last Friday’s deadline for teams to offer contracts to arbitration-eligible players resulted in a flood of guys thrust onto the free-agent market. non-tendered catcher and reliever , and they could well end up re-signing one or both if they don’t find a deal to their liking from different clubs. But Detroit’s more likely move is to find a non-tendered participant or two it perceives as undervalued and attempt to build them back up.

That player might not be a high-profile title. , for example, moved from a 32-homer All-Star 2017 year in Baltimore into a non-tender in Milwaukee after a miserable’18 stretch run with the Brewers. But Schoop shouldn’t have a shortage of attention from clubs — rebuilding and resurging alike — and might find a much better place for his energy than Comerica Park, regardless of his three home runs in 49 career at-bats there.

Here’s a look at a few non-tendered players who could match ’ needs — believe shortstop, starting pitching and catching — while also supplying some rally potential:

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have cast a wide look for a veteran, defensive-minded shortstop to hold down their starting job next season while prospects Willi Castro and Sergio Alcantara get another year of seasoning. Beckham, the top overall pick in the 2008 Draft, turns 29 years old in January and is two-plus months younger than fellow free agent Freddy Galvis, but he offers two seasons of club control to whichever team signs .

Beckham seemingly realized his possible in 2017, batting .278 with 22 homers and a .782 OPS between the Rays and Orioles. But an early-season groin strain derailed his’18 effort, costing him two weeks. He recovered shortstop responsibilities following Manny Machado‘s trade to the Dodgers, but he posted a negative-3 Defensive Runs Saved and minus-6 Ultimate Zone Rating in Only over a quarter-season there while regressing offensively. It could be a risky signing, but one with upside.

Video: Tim Beckham becomes a free agent

Ronald Torreyes, INF
Torreyes was a utility man in the Yankees’ infield for portions of the previous 3 seasons, and he was primarily a second baseman in his way up the Minor Leagues. If wanted to go for versatility with a middle-infield signing, however, the 26-year-old Torreyes could be an option. His 576 Major League at-bats since 2015 resulted in a .281 typical, 30 doubles and a .685 OPS. The Yankees traded him to the Cubs, who non-tendered him two weeks later.

Video: [email protected]: Torreyes hustles to get a triple in the 3rd

Chris Owings, INF/OF
The 27-year-old Owings is much like Niko Goodrum as an former high-round Draft pick who discovered a significant league function by playing all around the area, including shortstop. He’s known more for his bat, but he struggled at the plate last season in Arizona. Much like Torreyes, Owings are a versatility drama, however, Tigers manager — that watched Owings’ best year when he was Arizona’s bench coach in 2017 — loves versatility.

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have a rough history with injury bouncebacks (remember Joel Hanrahan a couple of years back ). Additionally they need innings as much as anything from a starter, and Miller has just 38 innings over the last two seasons thanks to elbow surgery and ensuing inflammation. Ahead of the harms, however, he was a workhorse, providing 205 1/3 innings along with a 3.02 ERA in a 17-loss year for the Braves in 2015. At 28 years old, he has age on his side — if not his health — and his pace in what little work he had last year was about normal. The danger would be big, but so could the upside, at least short term.

Video: [email protected]: Miller K’s Anderson for 1st strikeout

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Not merely is Shoemaker a neighborhood, having played at Trenton High School and Eastern Michigan University, but he additionally makes an offseason home in the region, works out at the winter and assists fellow Detroiter Anthony Bass sponsor a camp in Wayne State University every January. He famously came from a fractured skull in 2017, but forearm surgeries limited him to 21 starts over the previous two seasons. With career 8.1 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 speeds to go with a 3.93 FIP, matching his profession 3.93 ERA, the 32-year-old is a solid pitcher when healthy.

Video: [email protected]: Shoemaker K’s 7 frames of 1-run ball

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Gardenhire loves catchers who can play multiple positions, and he understands Herrmann, who played his first four seasons with the Twins and yet another for the D-backs in 2017 when Gardenhire was their seat coach. The 31-year-old could give Detroit a left-handed hitter to utilize behind the plate, at first base, in the corner outfield or in pinch-hitting scenarios.