Hessman announced Saturday that he is retiring to pursue a coaching job, the Oakland Press reports. Apparently, the Tigers considered giving Hessman a September call-up, but it was not in the cards for the 37-year-old. The all-time leader in minor league home runs with 433, he made 109 appearances at the major league level, the last coming back in 2010. Hessman, who spent time in five organizations in his 20 professional seasons, will now look to start a new chapter on the coaching side, though it's uncertain if the Tigers have any interest in bringing him back on in that capacity.
The Tigers have resigned third baseman Mike Hessman to a minor-league deal, Baseball America reports. Hessman hit .248/.330/.500 with 28 home runs and 64 RBI in 420 at-bats with Triple-A Toledo.
Baseball America reports that the Tigers signed first baseman Mike Hessman and relievers Eduardo Sanchez and Patrick McCoy to minor league deals. Hessman was in the Reds' system for 2013, and he batted .240 with 25 home runs for Triple-A Louisville. Sanchez spent most of the season with the Triple-A affiliates of the Cardinals and Cubs, but he did make four appearances for the Cubs. McCoy, pitching in the Nationals' organization, split his time between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse, going 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA.
According to the Houston Chronicle, the Astros signed veteran infielder Mike Hessman to a minor-league deal. He last played in the majors for the Mets back in 2010.
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