McGehee cleared waivers and got optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. McGehee passed through the waiver period untouched by another club and will therefore stay with Detroit at their Triple-A affiliate. He's only made one at-bat at the major league level this season but has been impressive through 66 games with Toledo, slashing .323/.370/.440 with 32 runs and 27 RBI.
McGehee was designated for assignment Monday. McGehee was designated for assignment in order to make room for Dustin Molleken on both the 25-man roster and 40-man roster. The 33-year-old only had one at-bat with the Tigers, but after hitting .323 with four home runs and 27 RBI at Triple-A Toledo, he could prove valuable to a team looking for organizational depth.
McGehee's contract was purchased by the Tigers on Saturday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports. McGehee failed to make the Opening Day roster but has remained with the Tigers organization at Triple-A Toledo. The veteran infielder is slashing .323/.370/.440 with 27 RBI in 66 Triple-A games, and he'll now join the Tigers in what will likely be a utility role. In a corresponding move, Detroit DFA'd outfielder Wynton Bernard to clear room on the 40-man roster.
McGehee agreed to remain with the Tigers on Wednesday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports. McGehee was released by Detroit on Monday, but appears to be alright with playing in the minor leagues to start the season. He hasn't done it yet, but he's likely to sign a minor league contract soon and act as organizational depth going forward for the Tigers.
McGehee was released by the Tigers on Monday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports. The veteran corner infielder was a long-shot to make the Tigers' Opening Day roster, but this news makes it official. He scuffled at the plate the last couple seasons, but if a team is looking for some corner infield depth or a little pop off the bench, McGehee could find a home with them.