The Tigers open spring training Tuesday, which means baseball season is coming. Here is a daily look at players with possible ties to the 2017 Mud Hens.
David Lough, outfielder
■ History: The Tigers signed Lough to a minor-league contract last week. Last season Lough played in 30 games for Philadelphia, batting .239 with no homers and four RBIs. He also played in 45 games for the Phillies’ Triple-A team in Lehigh Valley (.270, 1 HR, 9 RBIs) and also nine games for Miami’s Triple-A team in New Orleans. An Akron native, Lough originally was drafted by Kansas City in 2006 and played for the Royals in 2012-13. The next two years, Lough played for Baltimore. His best major-league season was with K.C. in 2013, when he hit .286 with five homers and 33 RBIs.
■ Future: While Lough does have major-league experience in center field, the 31-year-old has played more games in right and left in his career. He will get a shot to make Detroit’s roster; if he fails, he has the option of coming to Toledo, where he would be a valuable player, or elect to become a free agent.
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