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Tigers sign Casey McGehee to minor-league deal

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McGehee will provide insurance behind Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos for the Tigers.

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It's bargain-shopping season, and the Tigers have been able to add a few veterans on minor-league deals so far this month. The latest of those is infielder Casey McGehee, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

McGehee, 33, has the ability to play both corner infield positions, providing depth for Detroit behind Miguel Cabrera and Nick Castellanos. McGehee spent last season split between the Giants and Marlins, posting an abysmal .198/.264/.274 line while hitting just two home runs in 109 games.

Detroit will hope for McGehee to regain the form that led him to a .287/.355/.357 line as Miami's starting third baseman in 2014, and will take a low-risk flier on him while seeing what he can bring to the table through the end of spring training.

McGehee is a veteran of seven major-league seasons with the Cubs (2008), Brewers (2009-11), Pirates (2012), Yankees (2012), Marlins (2014, 2015) and Giants (2015). He is a lifetime .259/.319/.389 hitter with 67 homers in that span.