The Twins announced on Wednesday that the club claimed pitcher Adam Wilk off waivers from the Mets.
Wilk, 29, started on Sunday for the Mets against the Marlins in place of Matt Harvey, who had been suspended by the team for three games. The lefty went 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Wilk has a shot at joining the Twins’ starting rotation on a regular basis, pitching behind Nick Tepesch.
The Tigers are expected to hire Ron Gardenhire as the team’s new manager upon completion of a contract, per Ken Rosenthal and Katie Strang of The Athletic. Gardenhire, 59, spent the 2017 season serving as the bench coach for the Diamondbacks.
Gardenhire managed the Twins for 13 seasons between 2002-14, amassing a 1,068-1,039 (.507) record in the regular season and reaching the playoffs six times.
According to Strang and Rosenthal, Gardenhire was one of 10 candidates to interview with the Tigers. Others included Alex Cora, Mike Redmond, Fredi Gonzalez, Joe McEwing, Hensley Meulens, Dave Clark, and Omar Vizquel. Apparently, GM Al Avila wanted a manager with previous major league managing experience.
The Tigers parted ways with previous manager Brad Ausmus at the end of the 2017 regular season, his fourth year at the helm.