Casey Fien is back in Tigers camp after spending the last few months hopping from team to team on baseball’s waiver wire. The 26-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment by Detroit in late February, claimed off waivers by the Red Sox a few days later, then waived again and picked up by the Blue Jays. Toronto cut him last week, and now he’s back where it all began on a minor league contract with the Tigers (according to MLB.com’s Jason Beck). Fien, a once-promising relief prospect, posted a 1.13 WHIP and a 66/15 K/BB ratio in 58 innings last season for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.
O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”
“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.
O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.
He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.
O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.
He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.