Aug 6, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ramon Santiago (39) throws out Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (not pictured) in the eighth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Multiple teams have interest in Ramon Santiago

You don’t often find players with batting averages of .224 in high demand around the league, but most players don’t have the defensive skills of soon-to-be- former Detroit Tigers infielder Ramon Santiago.

According to MLB Daily Dish, a handful of teams have expressed interest in Santiago, a player the Detroit Tigers opted not to re-sign after their acquisition of Ian Kinsler from the Texas Rangers earlier this month:

Source: Multiple teams expressing interest in Ramon Santiago. Decision could come soon.

Despite the interest, that doesn’t mean Santiago is going to draw a king’s ransom on the open market, considering how flawed an offensive player he is. With the Tigers, those flaws could be hidden with such a potent lineup but playing on a far less offensively talented team would make his woeful offensive skills look even worse. Despite that, his defensive skills can make him plus WAR player and he’d be a perfect defensive replacement/day off player in the right situation, which is why so many teams are displaying interest in the 33-year-old.

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