Garrett was returned to the Rangers on Monday. The Rule 5 pick will return to Texas after being designated for assignment by the Tigers and passing through waivers untouched. During his time in Detroit, Garrett allowed 14 earned runs in 15.1 innings while walking more batters (13) than he struck out (10). He'll report to Triple-A Nashville.
Garrett cleared outright waivers Monday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. Garrett made 13 appearances for the Tigers, allowing 14 earned runs in 15.1 innings while walking more batters (13) than he struck out (10). As a Rule 5 pick, he'll have to be offered back to the Rangers for $50,000 before the Tigers can send him to the minors.
Garrett was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. This comes after the Rule 5 pick allowed four runs during Thursday's loss to the Athletics, marking the sixth straight appearance he's allowed at least one run. Should Garrett (8.22 ERA, 2.41 WHIP and 10:13 K:BB in 15.1 innings this season) pass through waivers unclaimed, he'll be offered back to the Rangers. Sandy Baez was promoted to the majors in a corresponding move.
Garrett has shown good velocity in camp, but Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander's breaking stuff will determine whether he makes the Opening Day roster, Glenn Sattell of MLB.com reports. "We know he's got velo," Gardenhire said. "We know he throws it near 100 mph when he's on his game. But you still have to spin it in this league. You can't just power through it." Garrett was snagged in the Rule 5 draft back in December, meaning the Tigers will have to keep the 26-year-old on the 25-man roster all season or waive him. Garrett will probably start in a low-leverage bullpen role if the Tigers keep him around, but his velocity makes him someone to keep an eye on for later in the season, especially if he makes strides with his breaking pitches.