Sunday, March 04, 2012

Tigers Sign Chet Lemon's Son, Marcus Lemon

Been a long time since we saw Mr. Chet Lemon roaming the OF for the Tigers. Way back inthe immense Tigers Stadium with the mammoth LF roof and the flag pole in dead center. A classic stadium that made way for the modern Commerica Park.

The Tigers have signed utility player Marcus Lemon to a minor league contract, the Tigers confirmed Sunday.

Lemon, 23, is the son of former Major League outfielder Chet Lemon, who spent nine years with the Tigers as an outfielder, and was a member of the '84 World Series Champion Tigers.

Lemon spent last season in the Atlanta Braves organization, where he hit .254 with 21 RBIs and two homers in 339 at-bats between Single-A Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi. HE's certainly not a major prospect, and it is unlikely he will become a major player anytime soon, but with a baseball pedigree you never know where things will go. He's not going to be putting the shoulder screw to anything and bringing much power but he may wind up as a decent utility player.

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