Mar 5, 2014; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Ezequiel Carrera (61) dives to make a catch during the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers Call Up Ezequiel Carrera To Fill Outfield Slot

The Detroit Tigers called up Ezequiel Carrera to fill the void in the outfield after trading Austin Jackson for David Price at the trade deadline.

Carrera has played 23 games with Detroit this season posting a .200 average with 2 HR and 3RBI. However his numbers in Toledo are more impressive at .307/6/41.

Although he has hit well in Toledo, Carrera is likely just a temporary solution as the Tigers wait for Andy Dirks to finish his rehab assignment that starts today with the West Michigan Whitecaps.

The 27-year-old Carrera is a natural center fielder with above average defense.  His defensive ability is probably why he got the call over slugging left fielder Tyler Collins considering  the defensive deficit Detroit now faces after the departure of Austin Jackson.

Beside his defense Carrera also provides a left-handed option for the Tigers in the outfield.  That is of course until Andy Dirks comes back from his rehab assignment after which he will probably be sent back to Toledo barring an injury to another one of the Detroit Tigers outfielders.

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