The Tigers just DFAd the guy, who is owed $11.5 MM through 2012. Let's take a gander...
In 376 games behind the plate, he's had a .995 fielding percent, thrown out 34% of stealers, but has a suspect 5.16 CERA and hasn't legitimately been a catcher since 2008 (although he's in his mid-30s, so he should be able to squat enough for our purposes).
Yeah, he's having a career-worst year at the dish which, sadly, looks just like any other backup catcher. His career numbers aren't as impressive as I remember (career OPS of .691), but still put Butters and Rene2 to shame
This year .177/.208/.272
This year .181/.244/.264
This year .177/.242/.242
So what say you, worth kicking the tires? Any chance we could throw in an expendable prospect to get los Tigres to eat some salary?