The Tigers added four players to 40 man roster today in anticipation of the midnight deadline. All four were position players and they included future second baseman Scott Sizemore. Audy Ciricao (shortstop), Ryan Strieby (first base) and Brennan Boesch (outfield) were all protected as well.
That leaves quite a few pitchers unprotected heading into the Rule 5 draft at the end of the Winter Meetings. DTW gives us the details on who’s left out there with Luis Marte being the most interesting name on the list. Marte was lights out for Lakeland in 2008 but he struggled once he hit Double-A. This year, he spent the entire season at Erie and he put together a good but not great season.