The Detroit Tigers should look to revive Chris Archer.
The 2021 season was not the kindest to the right-handed pitching veteran, Chris Archer, who went home to his Tampa Bay Rays, where he began his career. The 33-year-old missed all of the 2020 season and then had his 2021 season cut short.
He did pitch in six games, making five starts where he had allowed 18 hits and surrendered 11 earned runs over 19.1 innings of work. However, he did strike out 21 opposing hitters and only allowed eight walks.
The injury would take the rest of his season, but if the Tigers wanted to bring in a player on a very cheap contract with a prove-me premise, Archer is someone to consider. While he was in his 20s still when he was exceptional, the Tigers can see that Archer could bring value to their rotation.
If he is able to come back healthy and stay healthy, they may be able to have him be a reliable fourth starter for the organization. Archer would be someone that the team could place low value in with the hopes of high rewards.
This seems like one of those situations similar to what the organization did with Julio Teheran, signing him to a one-year deal worth like $1-3 million to keep it cost-efficient. The Tigers should have Archer on their list of players to target.