Lough signed with the Tigers on a minor league contract, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports. The journeyman outfielder spent a good chunk of time at the major league level with the Phillies last season, although he was ultimately released in August due to posting a sub-.700 OPS both in the majors and with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Although Detroit's center field situation is still pretty murky, it would take an uncharacteristically strong spring from Lough for him to supplant Tyler Collins, Mikie Mahtook, or JaCoby Jones for big-league playing time.
Lough signed a minor league contract with Miami on Monday. The 30-year-old outfielder will report to Triple-A New Orleans after being released by the Phillies last week. He slashed just .239/.342/.313 in 30 games with Philadelphia this season but could provide outfield depth as the Marlins make their playoff push.
The Phillies released Lough on Tuesday. Lough had a 30 game stint in the majors this season, but spent the rest of the year at Triple-A Lehigh Valley where he hit .270 with a homer and two steals in 126 at-bats.
Lough was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. The Phillies designated Lough for assignment last week to make room for Cody Asche on their roster. Lough will likely need an injury to one of the Phillies' current outfielders to get another shot in the majors this season.
Lough was DFA'd by the Phillies on Thurdsay, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. With both Mario Hollands and Cody Asche coming off the DL on Thursday, the Phillies will DFA Lough to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Lough, who's hitting .239 in 67 at-bats on the year, will be subject to waivers, and if he passes through unclaimed he figures to land at Triple-A.