The Tigers announced Sunday they optioned pitcher Kyle Lobstein, pitcher Jose Ortega and shortstop Eugenio Suarez to Triple-A Toledo. They also reassigned catcher John Murrian, catcher Craig Albernaz, outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and outfielder Trevor Crowe to minor-league camp.
The Tigers have signed catcher Craig Albernaz to a minor-league deal, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Albernaz, who spent the last eight years in the Rays organization, felt he had a better chance of playing time with the Tigers. Albernaz hit .225/.279/.304 with one home run and 11 RBI in 102 at-bats with Triple-A Durham last season. He's a .204/.286/.264 hitter in 859 career minor-league at-bats.
The Rays reassigned catcher Craig Albernaz, outfielder Brad Coon, infielder Matt Mangini, pitcher Jhonny Nunez and pitcher Romulo Sanchez to minor-league camp on Sunday.
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