To make room for left-hander Darin Downs on the 40-man roster, the Tigers designated outfielder/second baseman Matt Young's contract for assignment. Young spent a stretch in Detroit last month before being optioned to Triple-A Toledo. If Young clears waivers in the coming days, the Tigers can outright his contract to Toledo. He's batting .251 (50-for-199) with 11 extra-base hits, 20 RBIs and 13 steals with the Mud Hens this year, though 53 walks bump his on-base percentage to .410.
The Tigers officially announced the signings of Dominican shortstops Willy Adames and Domingo Leyba, as well as Venezuelan shortstop Adrian Alfaro and outfielder Victor Cortez. All four signings came in the opening of the international signing period.
Top outfield prospect Avisail Garcia has been promoted from Class A Lakeland to Double-A Erie, the Tigers announced Tuesday night. Garcia, a prized signing as a teenager out of Venezuela who turned 21 last month, batted .294 with eight home runs, 36 RBIs and 14 stolen bases for the Flying Tigers through 66 games. He's the latest top-rated Tigers prospect promoted from Lakeland to Erie, joining third baseman Nick Castellanos, reliever Bruce Rondon and catcher James McCann.