Tigers announced that Matt Hague, Cody Satterwhite, Nelson Perez and Mauro Gomez would not be returning. Whilst the first three are easy to understand - they didn't make any real impact, Gomez is a bit of a surprise. One does feel that he was offered as a scapegoat for management incompetence.
Gomez's RBI count was up by seven on the 2015 season. He drove in 79 RBIs (incidentally the highest in the team) with 19 home runs on 127 hits from 139 games and 554 AB. But an inability to manage batting was just one of Kanemoto's failings in 2016.