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Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2017
Tigers approached Nicholas Castellanos about extension, but talks never advanced

Tigers approached Nicholas Castellanos about extension, but talks never advanced

Castellanos spent the last month of 2017 playing right field, and Avila said the expectation is he will enter 2018 as the teams everyday right fielder. ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers approached Nicholas Castellanos about a contract extension late this season, general manager Al Avila said Monday. The talks didn't advance and no agreement is on the horizon. But the fact that the Tigers considered the idea indicates they might still view the 25-year-old Castellanos as a potential core player, even as he completes a move to a new position in 2018. Castellanos...
Bless You Boys Dec 11, 2017
The Tigers have pursued a contract extension with Nicholas Castellanos

The Tigers have pursued a contract extension with Nicholas Castellanos

The third baseman decided to remain on a year-to-year salary What is the news? The Tigers are apparently interested in keeping their hard-hitting, former third baseman around long-term. General manager Al Avila came to Nicholas Castellanos about the “possibility of an extension” near the end of the 2017 season, according to Evan Woodbery of MLive. Thus far, however, no agreement has been reached and it appears that, with only two years left until free agency, Castellanos prefers to play it year-by-year. Why does this matter? Castellanos had his best season yet in 2017, setting multiple...
Bless You Boys Dec 7, 2017
Bless You Boys Podcast: Episode 2

Bless You Boys Podcast: Episode 2

The Darkness Before the Winter Meetings Staff writers Brandon Day and Ashley MacLennan return to look at the week in Tigers’ baseball. We peruse the recent Tigers acquisitions of Leonys Martin and Derek Norris, for better and for worse. We bid farewell to Bruce Rondon, and praise Nick Castellanos on most fronts beyond his sartorial flair and meager ability at third base. We also look ahead—vaguely, since the Tigers won’t be doing exciting stuff— to the Winter Meetings with a state of the Tigers conversation about the front office, ownership, and the hiring of Ron Gardenhire as...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2017
Tigers non-tender Bruce Rondon, cutting ties after 10 years in organization

Tigers non-tender Bruce Rondon, cutting ties after 10 years in organization

Five years ago, he was widely viewed as the teams closer of the near future. The Detroit Tigers declined to tender a contract to relief pitcher Bruce Rondon on Friday, making him a free agent. The Tigers extended contracts to every other unsigned player on their 40-man roster, including five arbitration-eligible players: relievers Shane Greene and Alex Wilson; catcher James McCann; outfielder Nicholas Castellanos; and shortstop Jose Iglesias.  The Tigers could have cut ties with Rondon last month, when they removed several players from the 40-man roster, but...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 26, 2017
Tigers avoid arbitration with lefty reliever Blaine Hardy

Tigers avoid arbitration with lefty reliever Blaine Hardy

The Detroit Tigers entered the winter with 10 arbitration-eligible players. Now they have six. The Detroit Tigers entered the winter with 10 arbitration-eligible players. Now they have six. The latest to be taken off the list is veteran left-handed reliever Blaine Hardy, who agreed to a one-year deal to bypass arbitration. He was projected to make $800,000 in arbitration and his contract will likely be in the same neighborhood. The following arbitration-eligible players are still unsigned for 2018: shortstop Jose Iglesias; outfielder Nicholas Castellanos;...

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