Tigers return Rule 5 selection Garrett to Rangers

Reuters

The Detroit Tigers have pulled the plug on Reed Garrett's run in the organization, returning the right-hander to the Texas Rangers, where he was selected as a Rule 5 draft pick in December.

Garrett made his major league debut with the Tigers earlier this season and it has been a rough time with 13 walks in 15 1/3 innings and an 8.22 ERA in 13 appearances.

The Tigers took a chance on the 26-year-old after he went 4-2 with a 2.04 ERA in Double-A and Triple-A last season and was left off the team's 40-man roster this winter.

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Under Rule 5 Draft rules, teams can select players who have been in an organization for four or five years (depending on their age when signed) and are not protected on the 40-man roster. Teams must keep selected players for a full year, or offer them back to their former club.

The Tigers spent $100,000 to select Garrett and only $50,000 will be returned.

--Field Level Media

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