Tigers acquire Rays outfielder Austin Meadows in exchange for Isaac Paredes

With their central depth of field a sudden threat, the Tigers decided on Monday to add overall support to the outfield when they traded with Tampa Bay, bringing Austin Meadows to Detroit in a one-for-one trade for the infielder. Isaac Paredes and a 2022 draft pick, which will be awarded just before the third round of the draft.

Meadows, 26, was an All-Star in 2019, when he hit 33 homers and finished that season 14th in the American League Most Valuable Player vote.

An oblique injury wiped out most of his 2020 season, but while his overall numbers plummeted in 2021 (.234, .772 OPS), he still hit 27 home runs in 142 games.

The Tigers were planning on Monday to add a player who could make up for their outfield deficit after their rookie prize winner Riley Greene was lost to a broken foot, and center back Derek Hill was laid off. sideways with a bad hamstring.