LF,CF - FA
Tigers outfielder Mikie Mahtook has been designated for assignment to make room for JaCoby Jones, who was activated from the 10-day injured list.
Mahtook started the season a dreadful 0-for-23 with 11 strikeouts. He's out of options and will go through waivers. If unclaimed, he could be outrighted to AAA Toledo. Mahtook, 29, hit .276 with 12 HR and 38 RBIs in 109 games with the Tigers back in 2017 but has yet to come close to regaining that form.
Mikie Mahtook hit his ninth home run of the season in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Royals. The two-run shot put the Tigers up for good.
Mahtook has done well with his limited playing time since being called back up from the minors in August. All nine of his home runs since, but his .217 batting average needs some improvement before he can be considered a fantasy asset.
Mikie Mahtook finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Sunday's contest versus the Cleveland Indians.
Mahtook has played considerably better since being recalled from the minors on Aug. 13th, but is now losing playing time due to the September call-up of Christin Stewart. Even with consistent playing time, Mahtook was a marginal fantasy contributor at best. He is best left on waivers in all formats from here on out.
Mikie Mahtook finished 1-for-4 with a walk and his seventh home run of the season in a win over the White Sox on Wednesday.
Mahtook has looked like a different player since returning from his stint in the minors. All seven of his home runs have come since August 16th, three days after his call-up. The wheels could fall off at any time, and considering he's 28, they likely will. But there's nothing wrong with taking a flier on a guy that has a .388 OBP with 15 RBI over the last month. Anyone in daily leagues that owns the number of high-profile outfielders that are slumping or hurt (Upton, Rosario, Pollock, Trout) may want to see if they can make up ground here.
Mikie Mahtook went 2-for-3 with two RBI, one strikeout, a walk, and two runs scored during Tuesday’s 8-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Mahtook hit his home run in the top of the eighth inning scoring Niko Goodrum.
It’s always awesome to see this type of production from a player like Mahtook, but with his .222 average it’s been hard to trust him and a consistent basis. Keep Mahtook on waivers for now.