Tigers Release Johan Camargo

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The Tigers released infielder Johan Camargo from a minor league contract, tweets Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free-Press. The switch-hitter had signed with Detroit in late June.

Camargo made 22 appearances for their Triple-A team in Toledo. He struggled over 88 trips to the plate, hitting .238/.295/.400. Camargo connected on three homers and kept his strikeouts to a modest 17% clip but was weighed down by a .254 average on balls in play. He’d fared much better in Triple-A with the Royals earlier in the season, when he hit .298/.412/.544 in 15 contests.

Between the organizations, Camargo still has a solid .263/.346/.460 showing at the top minor league level on the season. That hasn’t gotten him back to the big leagues, which he’d reached every year between 2017-22. Camargo got semi-regular run at third base for the Braves during his first couple seasons but has been in a utility capacity since 2019. He’s a career .255/.313/.410 hitter over 416 MLB contests.

Camargo returns to the open market and could look to catch on with a third organization for the stretch run. He can play anywhere on the infield and carries a .303/.376/.500 line over parts of six seasons in Triple-A.

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