Tigers re-sign Hessman to minor-league deal
Mike Hessman will keep slugging home runs in a Mud Hens uniform in 2015. The Tigers re-signed the 36-year-old corner infielder to a minor-league contract for next season, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy.
#Tigers re-sign 3B Mike Hessman, he of 417 minor league HR, including a record 272 in International League, to minor league deal.
— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 1, 2014
Twenty-eight of those aforementioned home runs came this year in Toledo, where he returned after bouncing around the past few seasons.
Hessman also has 14 Major League homers, though he hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2010 with the Mets. He hit six home runs in the Japanese Pacific League in 2011. As if that wasn’t enough, he took his game to winter ball this offseason in Venezuela, where he’s batting .220 with one homer and four RBIs for Tigres de Aragua.