Just a week after being designated for assignment, Omir Santos has found another squad to display his talents to.
The Colorado Rockies.
Santos played in just 3 games with the Tigers going 1-for-8 with 1 RBI. He will report to the Rockies Triple-A affiliate the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Santos was called-up on May 30th to lighten the load for ailing catchers Gerald Laird and Alex Avila. Avila would later find himself on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain.
Once Avila was DL’d, the Tigers called-up Rookie catcher Bryan Holaday to take his roster spot. Leaving the Tigers with three catchers on the roster, Santos was the odd-man out.
Tigers’ designated Santos for assignment. He spent two days on the waiver wire, with no interest from any teams. He then was out-righted to Triple-A Toledo, only to deny the move and elect for free agency.
Omir will go down in Tigers history as being the guy who beat the New York Yankees on a sacrifice fly on June, 2nd 2012.