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Melvin Mercedes | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers re-signed RHP Melvin Mercedes to a minor league contract.
The deal does not include an invite to spring training. Mercedes, 25, had an ugly 4.95 ERA and 52/23 K/BB ratio over 60 innings this past season between Double- and Triple-A. He's just bullpen depth in the minors. Wed, Dec 23, 2015 12:20:00 PM

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Tigers sent RHP Melvin Mercedes outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Mercedes cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week and will now remain in the organization. He held a 4.92 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 60 1/3 Triple-A innings this past season.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Tigers designated RHP Melvin Mercedes for assignment.

Mercedes had a 4.92 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 60 1/3 innings this past season out of the Tigers' bullpen. The 24-year-old righty will likely pass through waivers unclaimed.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:13:00 PM

Tigers optioned RHP Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo.

Mercedes tossed two scoreless relief innings in his lone appearance with the big club. He was sent down in order to clear space in the bullpen for Jim Johnson.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 08:50:00 AM

Tigers recalled RHP Melvin Mercedes from Triple-A Toledo.

He's taking the roster spot of Buck Farmer. Mercedes has posted a 4.33 ERA while striking out just 27 over 52 innings for Toledo this season. He won't be used in high-leverage situations.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 08:41:00 AM

Tigers purchased the contract of RHP Melvin Mercedes from High-A Lakeland.

Mercedes returned from Tommy John surgery this season and compiled a 2.76 ERA and 43/24 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings between Class A and High-A. While he has only averaged 6.4 K/9 over five seasons in pro ball, he throws quite hard and could emerge as a useful pitcher out of the bullpen.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 01:54:00 PM

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2B1Dixon Machado
2Niko Goodrum
3Ronny Rodriguez
4Alexi Amarista
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3Pete Kozma
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LF1Mikie Mahtook
2Victor Reyes
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3Kenny Wilson
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2Jordan Zimmermann
3Mike Fiers
4Matt Boyd
5Daniel Norris
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