Latimore signed a minor league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday. He has been stuck at the Double-A level for the last six seasons across four different organizations. Latimore has some pop, but has not hit enough to earn a promotion to Triple-A. He will serve as organizational outfield depth in 2017.
The Indians traded pitcher Jeanmar Gomez to the Pirates on Wednesday in exchange for outfielder Frederick Latimore. Latimore batted .252 with 15 home runs, 71 RBI and 10 stolen bases at Double-A Altoona last season. "He's an outfielder who adds some depth to the upper levels of our system," general manager Chris Antonetti told MLB.com. "He's a right-handed hitter who's had some power. Our scouts have liked him for a while. We'll get a chance to see him in spring training, but hopefully he adds some depth to our system."