Tigers waive Brandon Dixon so he can pursue job in Japan

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Detroit Tigers Brandon Dixon

Detroit Tigers first baseman Brandon Dixon bats during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers on Thursday requested unconditional release waivers on utilityman Brandon Dixon so he can pursue an opportunity in Japan.

Dixon led the Tigers with 15 home runs in 2019, but the 28-year-old had only 13 at-bats in the majors during this year’s shortened season. Those came near the end after he was called up from the alternate training site.

Dixon played for Cincinnati in 2018 before the Tigers claimed him off waivers. He has hit .228 with 20 home runs and 64 RBIs in 196 big league games.

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