Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Wilson was let go Saturday but will remain in the organization. He's expected to report to Triple-A Toledo and could be an option if injuries strike the Tigers' big-league catchers.
The Tigers released Wilson on Saturday, a source told Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Grayson Greiner and John Hicks opened spring training as the Tigers' top two backstops, leaving Wilson to compete with fellow non-roster invitee Cameron Rupp for No. 3 catcher duties. It's not clear if Detroit actually intends to carry three catchers on its Opening Day roster, but in any event, Rupp evidently edged ahead of Wilson in the pecking order. The 35-year-old Wilson will now look to latch on with another organization, likely on a minor-league contract.
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports. Wilson will report to Triple-A Toledo. The veteran backstop appeared in 47 games for the Twins in 2018, slashing .178/.242/.281 with two homers in 47 games. He figures to serve as organizational catching depth in 2019.
Wilson (ankle) was traded to the Cubs from Minnesota on Thursday in exchange for Chris Gimenez and a player to be named later or cash considerations, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Wilson is currently on the disabled list with a right ankle bruise, but he will be eligible to come off the shelf Monday. He will add a little extra catching depth behind Willson Contreras and Victor Carartini. Across 47 games this year, Wilson has hit .178/.242/.281 with two home runs and 16 RBI.
Wilson (ankle) was seen using crutches after Friday's game and may require a DL stint, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Wilson suffered the injury Thursday trying to cover first base when he accidentally tripped over a bat. The fact that he was on crutches suggests he'll need at least a couple days before returning to action, but a DL stint is certainly in the realm of possibility. Mitch Garver will take on the bulk of the catching duties as long as Wilson is sidelined.