Eight former Tigers played in the major leagues in 2018, including first-year major leaguers Steven Duggar and Steve Wilkerson. With two new players in 2018, the Tigers upped their all-time total to 59 MLB players. Veterans Mike Freeman, Daniel Gossett, Spencer Kieboom, Dominic Leone, Brad Miller and Tony Sipp also saw action in the majors in 2018.
Duggar (2013-15) was called up to the majors by the San Francisco Giants midway through the season and played 41 games. He hit .255 with 11 doubles, a triple, two homers, 17 RBIs, 20 runs and five steals.
Freeman (2008-10) was called up late in the season by the Chicago Cubs for his third MLB season. He played in just one game.
Gossett (2012-14) pitched in his second MLB season with the Oakland Athletics in 2018. He was 0-3 with a 5.18 ERA and 12 strikeouts against eight walks in 24.1 innings pitched over five starts.
After not appearing in a major league game in 2017, Kieboom (2010-12) played in his second MLB season in 2018 with the Washington Nationals. He played 52 games and hit .232 with five doubles, two homers, 13 RBIs and 16 runs.
Leone (2010-12) reached the five-year mark in the majors in 2018 by going 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and 26 strikeouts against eight walks in 24.0 innings pitched over 30 relief appearances with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Miller (2009-11) played his sixth MLB season and first with Milwaukee in 2018. After playing 48 games for the Rays, he was acquired by the Brewers and played 27 games in the National League. In 75 overall games, he hit .248 with 13 doubles, two triples, seven homers, 29 RBIs and 21 runs.
Sipp (2004) continued to excel in his 10th MLB season in 2018. In his fifth season with the Houston Astros, he was 3-1 with a 1.86 ERA and 42 strikeouts against 13 walks in 38.2 innings pitched over 54 relief appearances. In three ALCS appearances against the Red Sox, he pitched 1.1 innings, allowing one hit and no runs with two strikeouts.
Wilkerson (2011-14) made his MLB debut with the Baltimore Orioles and hit .174 with three doubles, three RBIs, two runs and a steal in 16 games.