Mikie Mahtook Traded From Rays To Tigers
Lafayette native Mikie Mahtook's MLB career is heading to Michigan.
The former STM Cougar and LSU Tiger has been traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers for a pick to be named or cash, according to the Rays.
Mahtook made his major league debut in 2015, putting up an awesome stat line (.295/.351/.619) to go along with 9 homers in only 115 plate appearances.
His numbers dipped somewhat in 2016 as he suffered a broken left hand, but there's no denying he's a major league talent who has not reached his ceiling yet as a player.
Mahtook will likely compete for playing time in center field with his former LSU teammate JaCoby Jones.