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SF Giants: Dereck Rodriguez claimed by Tigers after being DFA’d

SF Giants, Dereck Rodriguez (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The SF Giants designated Dereck Rodriguez for assignment and he’s been claimed.

Dereck Rodriguez‘s time with the SF Giants has come to an end not with a bang, but with a whimper as the former breakout star has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers after being designated for assignment.

The Giants removed Rodriguez from the 40-man roster last week after the 28-year-old struggled in two different stints with the big-league club this season.

Now, Rodriguez will have the opportunity to play for the team that his father, the legendary Ivan Rodriguez, called home for a good portion of his career in the mid-2000s.