Achter, a Michigan State product, isn’t the only pitcher with local connection to be linked with the team this offseason.
According to a tweet from MLB.com’s Jason Beck, the club has been linked with Anthony Bass. The reporter tweeted on Saturday, “Anthony Bass said he has been talking with 5 or 6 teams, including the Tigers. Looking for starting job, but open to relief role.”
Bass, a Michigan native, last appeared in the Majors with the Rangers in 2015.
He previously appeared in 129 games with three different franchises during a four-year span starting in the 2011 campaign.
The pitcher’s best campaign came during his rookie year when he turned in a 1.68 ERA in 48.1 frames for San Diego.
During his time with the Padres, Bass pitched in a variety of roles, both starting and finishing games.