The Tigers did not tender a contract to second baseman Will Rhymes for the 2012 season, making the former Mud Hen a free agent Monday.
Rhymes began last season with Detroit but was optioned to Toledo on May 3. Rhymes batted .306 with 17 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 24 RBIs in 104 games with the Mud Hens and was a mid-season International League All-Star.
In 29 games with Detroit, Rhymes hit .235 with three doubles and two RBIs.
The Tigers also have reportedly signed RHP Chris Bootcheck as a minor-league free agent. The Indiana native, who turned 33 in October, was 3-2 with a 3.57 ERA in 16 appearances for Durham last season.
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