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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 CONTACT: COMMUNICATIONS 313-471-2092 / www.tigers.com facebook.com/tigers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018

CONTACT: COMMUNICATIONS 313-471-2092 / www.tigers.com facebook.com/tigers / @tigers @TigresdeDetroit / @DetroitTigersPR

TIGERS DO NOT TENDER JAMES McCANN AND ALEX WILSON A CONTRACT FOR 2019 SEASON

DETROIT The Detroit Tigers announced today that the club will not tender a contract for the 2019 season to catcher James McCann and righthanded pitcher Alex Wilson.

McCann, 28, played in 118 games in 2018 and hit .220/.267/.314 with 31 runs scored, 16 doubles, eight home runs and 39 RBI. In five seasons with Detroit, McCann appeared in 452 games and batted .240/.288/.366 with 135 runs scored, 58 doubles, eight triples, 40 home runs and 177 RBI.

Wilson, 32, pitched in 59 games last season and compiled a 2-4 record with a 3.36 ERA (61.2IP/23ER) and 43 strikeouts. In four seasons with the Tigers, Wilson posted an 11-12 record with a 3.20 ERA (264.2IP/94ER) and 172 strikeouts in 246 appearances, including one start.

McCann and Wilson are now free agents and are eligible to sign with any of the 30 Major League clubs.

The Tigers remaining arbitration-eligible players, which includes Matthew Boyd, Nicholas Castellanos, Michael Fulmer, Shane Greene, Blaine Hardy and Daniel Norris, will all be tendered contracts for the 2019 season.

The Tigers 40-man roster is now at 37.

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