Daniel Fields headed to Detroit, Davis to paternity leave (updated)

The Tigers are making a roster move Tuesday, albeit a temporary one. Outfielder Rajai Davis is being placed on the paternity leave list to be with his wife for the birth of their second child, MLB.com has learned.

To take his place, the Tigers are calling up Daniel Fields for what will be his first big-league stint. Fields strongly hinted on Twitter at getting the call after Monday night’s game for Triple-A Toledo against Indianapolis, and it was later confirmed by several outlets, including MLB.com and Chris Iott of MLive.com. The Tigers have not yet announced the move.

It’s a first Major League stint for Fields, but he spent a good part of his childhood around Comerica Park. His father, Bruce Fields, spent three seasons as Tigers hitting coach under Alan Trammell, and countless more years in the organization, where he currently serves as the minor league hitting coordinator. Bruce Fields also played for the Tigers in 1986, making Daniel a second generation Tiger.

Daniel Fields was a sixth-round pick in the 2009 Draft by the Tigers, who signed him away from a commitment to the University of Michigan. He was a star athlete at University of Detroit Jesuit High School. He has had speed bumps up the system, but has found his offensive form over the last few years. He’s batting .271 in his second season at Triple-A Toledo with three home runs and 21 RBIs.

Davis said after Sunday night’s loss in Anaheim that he was headed to meet his wife at the hospital once he landed in Detroit. Players can spend one to three days on the paternity leave list.

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Question: if a player is called up to replace a player on maternity/bereavement leave, is that included in the options count?

I don’t know for sure but I would think so.

This would be his second option

Howard: OBP 284. SO% 28.3 / 4.4 % BB. An older, LH Castellanos

half of his HR at home

Howard 2014…95 RBIs (4th), 67 BBs (13th), 23 HRs (14th).

Howard 2015…10 HRs (9th), 25 RBIs (23rd).

By the way, I don’t favor this option at this time. But since the issue has been raised again since Jason’s earlier article from this season, I think the statistical information warrants consideration. Some of which is positive.

And the Phillies are reportedly willing to take on lots of contract ala Kemp and the Dodgers.

By the way the Tigers are first in OBP and BA. How has that been working in terms of recent run production?

OBP went to 54 GIDP, first ( or last?) 21 CS ( same), 7 gifts ( seven bunts) 16 outs on base( in fact, better than the average)

Daniel, make the most of your 1st trip to the BIGs! Hopefully you get some playing time.

Pérez claimed by Brewers

Hypothetical scenario:
Iglassias is day to day. Romine starts. Romine is expelled or injured . Miguel plays 3B and Castellanos SS.
so, I expect Wilson to be called up

Probably see Kinsler play short before Casty wouldn’t you think?
Actually Casty plays a mean short right-field.

Do the Brewers have to negotiate some kind of deal or agrement with Detroit in order to secure Perez?

No, since he is out of options they need to put him in outright waiver and the claiming team pays 20 K and that is all

I understand your position.

This is in the wrong place. I was responding to your comments/feelings about Nick.

Thanks. A bit more than a bag of balls I guess.

got it Dar!

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