On Aug. 30, 2020 the Orioles traded reliever Mychal Givens to the Colorado Rockies for three players, including Tyler Nevin. Recently Givens rejoined the Orioles, but now Nevin is officially leaving the organization.
Designated for assignment on Dec. 21 when the club acquired catcher James McCann from the New York Mets, Nevin was traded to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations Saturday night. The New Year’s Eve move beats the end of 2022 by several hours in what is likely the club’s final move of this calendar year.
Nevin, 25, played in 58 games for the Orioles in 2022 and in 184 plate appearances batted .197/.299/.261/.500 with four doubles, two homers and 16 RBIs. He debuted for the Orioles in 2021, going 4-for-14 (.286). In 64 career games he hit .205 with a .604 OPS.
In parts of the last two seasons for the Orioles, Nevin made starts at first base, third base, left and right field. Most of his starts came at third in 2022 when he made 40 starts at the hot corner.
This past season for Triple-A Norfolk, Nevin batted .291/.382/.479/.861 in 44 games for the Tides. Nevin tied Norfolk's franchise record and set a professional career high with eight RBIs on April 15 versus Scranton. He went 3-for-6 and hit his first career grand slam in the second inning.
Nevin started last season with the Tides but had three stints for the Orioles, being recalled on April 29, June 3 and Sept. 28. He became the first Orioles rookie to go deep in 2022 with a solo shot May 10 at St. Louis. He also hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning June 11 at Kansas City. That marked his first career go-ahead home run and first long ball with runners on base, and the three RBIs set a career high.
The Tigers become his third big league organization. Colorado drafted him No. 38 overall in the 2015 draft before dealing him to the Orioles in that 2020 trade.
In a series at Camden Yards in early July, Nevin was on the O's roster and played against the Los Angeles Angels. His father, Phil, was then the interim manager of the Angels and since has been given the permanent title.
“This moment for our family is pretty incredible,” Tyler Nevin said then. “It hasn’t happened much throughout baseball history. Something that is going to be really special to be a part of."
Here is more from July on that story.
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