The Tigers locked up Ramon Santiago to a two year deal yesterday and with that, the Tigers pretty much have their infield set. He got a two year deal worth $2.5 million. With that, he’ll provide the Tigers with the same tools he did last year and he’ll back up both Adam Everett at shortstop and Scott Sizemore at second base. He’ll also provide the Tigers a stop gap at second base if Scott Sizemore struggles in his first major league season.
Just as interesting is Santiago’s history. He was the starting shortstop for the infamous 2003 Tigers when he played in what will probably be a career high 141 games. Then he was traded to Seattle for Carlos Guillen in one of the best trades ever by the Tigers before he flamed out, was released by the Mariners after the 2005 season, then he came back to Detroit and he’s been with them ever since.