Tigers Rumors & News

  • Bullpen all but set for Detroit Tigers before slate of Grapefruit League games even begins

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have not opened Grapefruit League play. But their bullpen is almost entirely set for opening day. Barring injuries or some other surprising development, six of the seven bullpen spots appear to be locked up at this point. The one spot available is likely reserved for a..." February 28

  • 22h
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Tigers take deep dive into busted-prospect bin, sign RHP Ryan Perry, 1B Bobby Borchering & RHP Ross Seaton to minor league deals.

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Alex Avila did not participate today. His back tightened up. He's day to day. Doesn't seem to be a major concern.

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Joel Hanrahan is discouraged about setbacks in post TJ rehab. Next step? "I really don't know," says Hanrahan. Tough for great guy

  • Brad Ausmus believes 2014 was 'aberration' for Joe Nathan, says he lacked options to replace him

    Michigan Live "Joe Nathan feels better about himself. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus feels better about Nathan, too. But Ausmus also feels better about his other options to close out games as the Tigers prepare for the 2015 season. Ausmus said Wednesday afternoon that he doesn't believe the aging..." February 26

  • Trammell shrugs at past, shows loyalty to Tigers

    Detroit News "In a crowded clubhouse Tuesday morning, players dressed for their first day of full-squad workouts at Tigertown's complex. And one of the men stepping between lockers, players, bags and too many people in too small a space was Lance Parrish, who knew this routine well from his playing days in..." February 25

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Joba Chamberlain spotted in #Tigers’ camp. In agreement with club on one-year, major-league deal, pending physical, per source.

  • David Price, Tigers expect max effort to strike deal

    USA Today "David Price joked with the Detroit Tigers clubhouse attendants Sundays, signed autographs for nearly 45 minutes, pumped fists with teammates' kids, and strolled out of the door for a leisurely drive back to his Tampa condo. Yeah, baby, it's finally feeling like home again. The $200 million..." February 23

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Miguel Cabrera has been hitting, Brad Ausmus said. He sent him a text recently reporting no pain.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    David price says he won't close door on negotiations opening day but would prefer talk "dies down a little bit" then #tigers

  • 6d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Jose Iglesias is 100 percent, he said, but is only running at 85-90 percent intensity: “I don’t want to rush it.”

  • Tigers' Verlander not upset with Scherzer for leaving

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. And for the first time in five years, right-hander Max Scherzer is not one of them. Scherzer instead will report with the Washington Nationals on the eastern side of Florida, after signing a seven-year, $210-million contract..." February 19

  • Greene looks to carve niche in Tigers rotation

    Detroit News "Shane Greene, whom the Tigers hope can help offset the loss of Rick Porcello or even possibly upgrade the back end of the starting rotation, is an intriguing blend of brash and bashfulness. Asked about preparing for his first spring training with the Tigers on Tuesday he said, "It's a locker..." February 18

  • MLB execs vote Nationals’ Max Scherzer the worst free agent signing in ESPN poll

    Washington Post "If “Most Creative Contract” was a category in ESPN senior writer Jayson Stark’s annual poll of baseball executives about teams’ offseason moves, Max Scherzer and the Nationals probably would’ve won that, too. As it is, Scherzer and his seven-year, $210 million deal – structured to take..." February 18

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Miguel Cabrera cleared for running progression and limited baseball activity, Dave Dombrowski announces. Basically hitting and throwing.

  • 10d
    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Rangers could add LHP Phil Coke as a reliever. They are still talking with him but the hangup may be Major League vs. Minor League contract

  • Miguel Cabrera could be cleared for baseball activities

    USA Today "Another week, another injury update. On Feb. 10, it was Victor Martinez, whose left knee surgery produced the best possible result: The Detroit Tigers' designated hitter is expected to miss only 4-6 weeks. Today, it is Miguel Cabrera's turn. Cabrera will be evaluated by Dr. Robert..." February 17

  • Verlander miles ahead compared to last year

    Detroit News "It's not unusual for Justin Verlander to be working out daily at the Tigertown complex weeks before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report. He has a house just a few miles up the road and his maniacal work ethic has been well-documented. What is different this year, though, is that he's..." February 14

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    Phil Coke seeking ≈ $2M on big league deal per source. A few possible fits for #MLB deals & wide-ranging interest on minor league deals.

  • Verlander miles ahead compared to last year

    Detroit News "It's not unusual for Justin Verlander to be working out daily at the Tigertown complex weeks before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report. He has a house just a few miles up the road and his maniacal work ethic has been well-documented. What is different this year, though, is that he's..." February 13

  • Joel Hanrahan is healing, ready to cut loose

    Detroit News "Joel Hanrahan’s 33-year-old body has had quite a bit to say the past two years, and not much of it has been good. But as he threw a full bullpen session on a sun-kissed morning Friday at the Tigertown complex, he didn’t hear a peep, not even from his surgically repaired right elbow. “I feel..." February 13

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Miguel Cabrera to see doctors Tuesday. Expect the Tigers to learn a lot about a timeframe from there.

  • Rape charges reinstated against ex-Tigers pitcher Reed

    Detroit News "Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Evan Reed could be going to trial for a second time on rape allegations, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday. Reed was bound over on the charges Wednesday by Wayne Circuit Judge Shannon Walker. He faces an arraignment 9 a.m. March 13. Last..." February 12

  • Tigers' Nathan hopes to prove 2014 season was fluke

    Fox Sports Detroit "There was probably no one happier to say goodbye to 2014 than Joe Nathan. The invincible closer who had tortured the Tigers for years by never blowing a save against them suddenly became mortal when he joined them, blowing seven of his 42 save opportunities. "I always say it's a fine line..." February 12

  • Jack Morris, Kirk Gibson added to analyst rotation for Detroit Tigers broadcasts on Fox Sports Detroit

    Michigan Live "Fox Sports Detroit baseball broadcasts will feature three analysts during the 2015 season. Former Detroit Tigers greats Jack Morris and Kirk Gibson will work as analysts during Tigers broadcasts on Fox Sports Detroit this season. Those two will rotate with Rod Allen as the analyst working..." February 11

  • V-Mart's surgery today; will he miss 4 weeks or 4 months?

    Detroit Free Press "A week of not-so-anxious waiting is coming to an end. Sometime this afternoon, the Detroit Tigers will know the severity of Victor Martinez's left knee injury, suffered while participating in baseball activities two weeks ago. Martinez tore the medial meniscus in his left knee and, according..." February 10

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Victor Martinez’s surgery was successful and he will resume full activity in 4-6 weeks, the Tigers say.

  • 18d
    Mike Wilner @Wilnerness590

    Cold water alert (apologies): Source tells me that #Bluejays and #Tigers have never discussed Dioner Navarro. #Jays

  • Tigers “have had discussions” with Blue Jays about Dioner Navarro

    Hardball Talk "With designated hitter Victor Martinez needing knee surgery and catcher Alex Avila a question mark due to concussions, the Tigers could be in the market for some catching/DH depth. And according to Jeff Blair of Toronto Sportsnet they’ve “had discussions” with the Blue Jays about acquiring..." February 09

  • The Top 10 MLB Lineups For 2015

    Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09

  • V-Mart tears left medial meniscus in workouts

    MLB.com "For the second time in four years, Victor Martinez has suffered a major knee injury during offseason workouts. This one doesn’t appear to be as severe, but it’ll put the start of his season in question. The Tigers announced Thursday that Martinez has torn the medial meniscus in left knee...." February 06

  • Victor Martinez tore a meniscus in his knee last week, needs surgery

    Hardball Talk "Bad news for the Tigers: Jason Beck: #Tigers announce Victor Martinez tore his medial meniscus in left knee during workouts last week. Scheduled for surgery with Dr. Andrews. The Tigers just signed Martinez to a four-year, $68 million deal. Now he’s going under the knife. " February 05

  • Phenom Yoan Moncada not likely in Tigers' plans

    Detroit News "Cuban star Yoan Moncada has been declared free to sign with big-league teams. And wouldn't he fit nicely onto a Tigers roster that's looking for a speedy, switch-hitter with power, a big arm, and a slightly above-average glove at three infield positions? Scouts have come to a consensus, widely..." February 01

  • Most agree Derek Hill is easily Tigers' top prospect

    Detroit Free Press "Spring training is only a few weeks away. And a sure sign of its near-arrival is upon us, with a number of MLB prospect lists getting recently released. Last week, it was Baseball Prospectus. Today, it was ESPN. And tonight, it will be MLB.com. Centerfielder Derek Hill is the top-ranked..." January 31

  • Joba Chamberlain is being pretty choosy

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that Joba Chamberlain “has rejected multiple offers from teams he did not want to join.” Which, while he was decent enough in lower leverage situations last year, is somewhat surprising considering he’s, you know, Joba Chamberlain." January 30

  • Tigers' Davis working on strength after groin injury

    Detroit Free Press "Rajai Davis isn't where he wants to be. Not just yet. "I'm healthy," he said during the Detroit Tigers' winter caravan last week. "I'm definitely healthy, but I'm definitely still working to where I expect to be." Where he expects to be, he said, is 100 percent by the time spring training..." January 30

  • Alex Avila switching to hockey-style catcher mask due to concussions

    Hardball Talk "It’s believed that Tigers catcher Alex Avila suffered as many as three concussions last season, but he said back in October that he hasn’t contemplated the possibility of retirement. However, he is making a change in hopes of avoiding another concussion. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com,..." January 26

  • Castellanos working to improve for sophomore season

    Fox Sports Detroit "As a rookie, Nick Castellanos acquitted himself pretty well offensively. Defensively was another matter. According to fangraphs.com, Castellanos had -30 defensive runs saved in 2014, the worst by any player at any position. To that end, the Tigers are having Castellanos visit defensive..." January 26

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    Mike Perchick @TheREALPerchick

    Source tells me RP Al Albuquerque back to the Tigers on a 1-year, $1.725 million deal. Is there #FrancesaCon in Detroit too?

  • 34d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Asked if he's considering a long-term extension with #Tigers, David Price replied with an emphatic "absolutely."

  • 35d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dombrowski on Cabrera: "If he's not ready by Opening Day, it's gonna be very, very close. We'll know more Feb. 15."

  • Alex Avila hasn't contemplated early retirement; could be part of catching platoon for Detroit Tigers

    Michigan Live "Alex Avila never considered calling it quits. Not for one second. After an injury-plagued season in which he was believed to have suffered at least three concussions, Avila confirmed Thursday that he has been cleared by doctors for all physical activity and will enter spring training without..." January 24

  • Price open to extension with Tigers

    Fox Sports "David Price didn't begin his career in Detroit, but he's open to staying here. Price, 29, spoke at Comerica Park before the Tigers left for their annual Winter Caravan. Like Max Scherzer last year, Price is in the last season of his contract and can become a free agent if he chooses. Or..." January 24

  • Nathan alters offseason workouts, looks for better start

    MLB.com "The Tigers’ Winter Caravan ritual of putting players in regular jobs while interacting with fans brought them to Buffalo Wild Wings in Rochester Hills, where Nick Castellanos and Joe Nathan were waiting on tables and delivering orders to customers during the lunch hour. That, of course, led to the..." January 23

  • Tigers’ Justin Verlander hoping a normal offseason gets him back to himself

    Oakland Press "Justin Verlander was not on last year’s Winter Caravan, and for good reason, coming as it did less than two weeks after his core muscle repair surgery. A year later, he was happy to be back on the caravan, happy to be healthy, and happy to have a regular, normal offseason under his..." January 23

  • Thanks to deferred payments, Max Scherzer will get $80,000 per day for the next 14 years

    Hardball Talk "Max Scherzer‘s seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals includes a huge amount of deferred money, making the present-day value of the deal significantly less than $210 million. But don’t worry: He’s still getting paid a ton of money over the life of the contract, which is spread..." January 22

  • Max Scherzer says winning, not cash, landed him in D.C.

    Detroit News "The guy who did almost nothing but win in Detroit said he went to Washington because he wanted to win. OK, then. Max Scherzer slipped on his new No. 31 Nationals jersey during an introductory press conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, officially putting an end to his..." January 22

  • After Scherzer Said No in March, Ilitch, Tigers Disengaged

    Fox Sports "A postscript on Max Scherzer's seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals: Throughout the offseason, many baseball observers expected Scherzer to return to the Detroit Tigers because of owner Mike Ilitch's history of signing Scott Boras clients -- particularly late in the..." January 20

  • Detroit Tigers are in a payroll hell they can't escape

    The Outside Corner "It seemed like that the longer Max Scherzer’s free agency dragged on, the more likely it would be that he returned to the Detroit Tigers. Of course, it didn’t happen that way – Scherzer agreed to a staggering seven year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals earlier this week. While..." January 20

  • Max Scherzer signing in DC should spur NL contenders to pursue Hamels

    Sporting News "Max Scherzer is heading to Washington, which means that a Nationals team with a nearly flawless lineup now boasts a rotation with the 30-year-old right-handed free agent, Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister and Gio Gonzalez, with Tanner Roark in reserve. It is possiblethe..." January 20

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