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Tigers release Josh Harrison

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 13: Josh Harrison #1 of the Detroit Tigers throws to first base against the Houston Astros at Comerica Park on May 13, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

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The Detroit Tigers released veteran infielder Josh Harrison today.

Harrison has been out since late May due to hamstring surgery. Before that he hit a dismal.176/.219/.265 over 36 games. He’s been on a rehab assignment of late and the Tigers had to choose whether to bring him back or send him off and they’ve clearly decided to go with younger players.

Harrison, 32, signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Tigers this past offseason. It’ll be interesting to see if anyone picks him up for the stretch run given that he’ll make a prorated baseball minimum wage the rest of the way out.

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