A previous standout prospect from the Milwaukee Brewers falls short of securing a spot on the Detroit Tigers’ roster.

The Detroit Tigers have moved former top prospect Keston Hiura to their minor league camp, as announced on social media alongside other roster adjustments. This setback comes as Hiura aimed to secure a position as a backup infielder on the roster. His future with the Tigers organization remains uncertain, as he may opt to remain in the minor league system or explore opportunities elsewhere.

During the Grapefruit League this spring, Hiura showcased promise with a .323 batting average, two home runs, and nine RBI. However, his journey with the Brewers ended disappointingly during the offseason, despite once being ranked as the 20th overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com in 2019.

From 2019 to 2022, Hiura saw action in Brewers’ games before being removed from the 40-man roster in 2023. Unfortunately, his performance saw a decline each year, notably struggling with strikeouts. In his minor league stint last year, he demonstrated improvement with a .311 batting average, 23 homers, and 79 RBI across 88 games, suggesting potential for a comeback.

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