The Tigers parted ways with second baseman Brendan Harris on Monday, reports The Toledo Blade. Harris had been playing for the team's Triple-A affiliate.
The Tigers signed two players to minor league deals on Friday. Brendan Harris is a 34-year-old infielder who played eight years in the Majors with six teams. Harris last played in the Majors in 2013, with the Angels, hitting .206 in 44 games. He played six games in Triple-A for the Dodgers organization last season, then played 111 games for the independent Long Island Ducks. Jiwan James is a 25-year-old outfielder who played seven seasons in the Phillies organization, never rising above Double-A.
The Dodgers released infielder Brendan Harris on Saturday, SB Nation reports. He batted .333 with a double and an RBI in 15 at-bats at Triple-A.
The Dodgers optioned pitcher Matt Magill and reassigned catcher J.C. Boscan, pitcher Carlos Frias and infielders Brendan Harris and Clint Robinson to minor-league camp Monday, MLB.com reports. McGill recorded two outs Monday without giving up a hit or a walk, and he finishes his spring with one earned run in 5 2/3 innings along with six strikeouts and two walks. Boscan went 1 for 4 with two walks in five games, while Frias surrendered three earned runs on four hits and one walk without recording an out Monday, leaving him with a 15.00 ERA. Harris went 0 for 1 Monday and finishes camp 3 for 19 with three walks. Robinson also went 0 for 1 Monday and ends his spring 8 for 23 with one home run.
The Dodgers announced the signings of catcher J.C. Boscan, infielders Brendan Harris and Clint Robinson and pitcher Daniel Moskos to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training Wednesday. Boscan went 2 for 9 with the Cubs last season while also hitting .232/.297/.270 with 18 RBI in 233 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa. Harris hit .206/.252/.355 with four home runs and nine RBI in 107 at-bats with the Angels. Robinson hit .254/.333/421 with 13 home runs and 55 RBI in 397 at-bats between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. Moskos went 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 28:15 K:BB ratio in 29 innings with Triple-A Charlotte.