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Tigers Trade For Infielder Alexi Casilla

By Dan Jenkins

The Detroit Tigers added infield depth on Monday, trading for Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Alexi Casilla.

Casilla has spent the entire season playing for the Rays' Triple-A affiliate, the Durham Bulls, where he has batted .315 in 37 games. The switch-hitter played his last full season in 2013 with the Baltimore Orioles before a hamstring injury sidelined him for most of 2014.

The Tigers will send a player to be named later or cash consideration to the Rays in exchange for Casilla.

Tigers fans may remember Casilla -- playing for the Minnesota Twins -- hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th inning in the 2009 Game 163 tie-breaker for the American League Central Division Championship.


Casilla will report to Triple-A Toledo and will be in the lineup for the Mud Hens on Monday night.

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