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Tigers claim Troy Stokes Jr. off waivers from Milwaukee

September 3, 2019

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today claimed the contract of outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. from the Milwaukee Brewers. Stokes Jr., who finished the 2019 season with Triple A San Antonio, has been recalled not to report. Stokes Jr., 23, is currently ranked as the No. 18 prospect in the Brewers

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today claimed the contract of outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. from the Milwaukee Brewers. Stokes Jr., who finished the 2019 season with Triple A San Antonio, has been recalled not to report.

Stokes Jr., 23, is currently ranked as the No. 18 prospect in the Brewers organization by Baseball America and No. 20 by MLB Pipeline. He was also rated as the best defensive outfielder in the Brewers organization by Baseball America following the 2018 season. Stokes Jr. spent the entire 2019 season with San Antonio, hitting .233/.341/.385 with 22 doubles, nine home runs and 40 RBI. In six Minor League seasons, he has batted .250/.351/.411 with 115 doubles, 18 triples, 57 home runs and 246 RBI. He was named a Southern League All-Star and was awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove in 2018 as a member of Double A Biloxi. Stokes Jr. was originally drafted by Milwaukee in the fourth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Stokes Jr., LHP Ryan Carpenter has been given his unconditional release.