Detroit Tigers: 5 free agents to target this offseason

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Detroit Red Wings, Michael Lorenzen
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Adding Michael Lorenzen would surely bolster the Detroit Tigers bullpen.

When it comes to the Detroit Tigers offseason goals, establishing some help for the bullpen. While yes, looking at the team’s 2021 season grades, things were better than they have been, it was still not perfect.

They need to add in a few arms in the bullpen, and bringing in an impact arm that adds to the bullpen will be crucial for the future of this team. Michael Lorenzen is someone who could do just that. He’s a right-handed reliever who can come into high-leverage situations and try to help the team preserve leads.

He’s a seven-year veteran of the big leagues and is coming off of a season where he appeared in 27 games for the Reds. He totaled just 29 innings where he had a 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. It was not his best season which is all the reason to try and get him on a team-friendly contract.

Lorenzen has shown that he can be a solid member of the bullpen, so if the Tigers wanted a cost-efficient option, this seems like someone they should consider. While the Tigers already have their closer (for now) in Gregory Soto, they need to add a few arms as the supporting cast.

Lorenzen is not the top arm on the market but is someone the Tigers should target.