Twins claim Clete Thomas off waivers
Clete Thomas is leaving the Tigers organization, but Detroit might still see him quite a bit if things work out for him. He’s headed to the Twins, who claimed him off waivers from the Tigers on Saturday.
Detroit designated Thomas’ contract for assignment on Wednesday to make room for Drew Smyly on the 25-man roster. There was some hope he would sneak through waivers unclaimed with teams having set their rosters just over a week ago, but enough teams have a need for outfield help and left-handed hitters, the Twins among them.
“I’m happy for him,” Jim Leyland told a pool reporter. “I’m not surprised it’s the Twins, because Gardy’s always loved him.”