Four days before the start of the Midwest League playoffs, the Quad-Cities River Bandits find themselves going through a period of adjustment.
Outfielder Daz Cameron, hitting .345 with six home runs and 40 RBI since July 1, was part of a three-player trade finalized late Thursday which sent Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander to the Astros.
Cameron was reassigned by Detroit to West Michigan, its Midwest League affiliate.
He has played for Quad-Cities the past two seasons, batting .271 in 120 games this year with a team-leading 32 stolen bases to go with 14 home runs and 73 RBI.
The other two prospects dealt to the Tigers in the deal both played for the River Bandits over the past two seasons.
Catcher Jake Rogers, who played in 48 games for Quad-Cities in 2016 and 2017, hit .255 for the River Bandits this season before being promoted to high-A Buies Creek.
Pitcher Franklin Perez went 3-3 with a 2.84 ERA for the River Bandits in 15 games in 2016, including 10 starts.