The Tigers have acquired infielder Alexi Casilla from the Rays in exchange for a player to be named later, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Casilla, who was not on the Rays' 40-man roster, will join the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo.
Casilla, 30, will simply provide infield depth for the Tigers at Triple-A in case of injury in the major leagues. The nine-year major-league veteran posted a .315/.379/.449 line with three home runs in 37 games for Triple-A Durham after signing a minor-league deal with Tampa last winter, but never appeared in a major-league game for the Rays.
In nine major-league seasons with the Twins (2006-2012) and Orioles (2013-2014), Casilla is the owner of a lifetime .247/.302/.331 line with twelve homers. He has appeared in just one major-league game over the past two seasons and has seen time at second base, shortstop and third base throughout his major-league career.