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Alan Trammell, Jack Morris selected for Baseball Hall of Fame

Alan Trammell, Jack Morris selected for Baseball Hall of Fame

The decision was announced by the Modern Era Committee Sunday night from the MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two Tigers are going to Cooperstown. Shortstop Alan Trammell and pitcher Jack Morris, who led Detroit to the 1984 World Series, have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The decision was announced by the Modern Era Committee Sunday night from the MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando. Other players considered by the second-chance committee were Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Ted Simmons and Luis Tiant,...

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'Overwhelmed' Alan Trammell honored to represent Tigers in Cooperstown

'Overwhelmed' Alan Trammell honored to represent Tigers in Cooperstown

I really suspect that for Tiger fans all around the country, it meant a lot to them for one of us to get in, he said. Now they have two. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Alan Trammell's flight was due to land here at 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, about 10 minutes before the Baseball Hall of Fame unveiled the results of the Modern Era Committee ballot. Even a slight delay would mean that Trammell might be the last to know. But the plane was on time,  taxied to the terminal and passengers were beginning to disembark when Trammell got the phone call. "What a phone call," he...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 8, 2017

Who is Mike Fiers? 6 things to know about new Tigers starter

The Tigers have been seeking a low-cost, high-upside starter to plug into the rotation. Fiers, who will earn a reported $6 million in 2018, fits the bill.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 8, 2017
Tigers reportedly sign veteran pitcher Mike Fiers to 1-year deal

Tigers reportedly sign veteran pitcher Mike Fiers to 1-year deal

ESPN reported Fiers one-year deal would pay him $6 million. The Detroit Tigers have reached a one-year deal with veteran right-handed starter Mike Fiers, ESPN reported late Thursday. Fiers has pitched seven years in the big leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros. Last year in Houston, he went 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA. He struck out 146 and walked 62 in 153 1/3 innings. Fiers would essentially take Anibal Sanchez's spot in the rotation in 2018, joining Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmermann, Matthew Boyd and probably Daniel Norris. Buck Farmer, who is out...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 7, 2017
Tigers No. 1 pick in 2018? Another Florida pitcher is a popular choice

Tigers No. 1 pick in 2018? Another Florida pitcher is a popular choice

MLB Pipeline says No. 1 draft prospect Brady Singer checks off all the boxes of a top pick. Singer (MLB.com photo)  When the Detroit Tigers open up their spring training schedule in February, Brady Singer and the Florida Gators will be just a few miles up the road in Gainesville. The hard-throwing right-handed pitcher was generally considered a consensus top-three pick back in October when the Tigers clinched the No. 1 overall selection by finishing tied with the San Francisco Giants for the worst record in baseball. Four months later, he's typically...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 6, 2017
Former Tiger Anthony Gose preparing to play both ways with Rangers

Former Tiger Anthony Gose preparing to play both ways with Rangers

Im just going to let things play out, Gose told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Anthony Gose didn't say much to reporters during his final months in the Detroit Tigers organization, even after he made the eye-opening transition from outfielder to left-handed relief specialist. But the 27-year-old former prospect did talk briefly with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram shortly after signing a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers. Gose confirmed that the plan, for now, is that he will work as both a center fielder and a pitcher. "I'm just going to let things play...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 5, 2017
Tigers add catcher Derek Norris, 2 others on minor-league deals

Tigers add catcher Derek Norris, 2 others on minor-league deals

Norris, 28, was an everyday catcher for the Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres from 2014-2016 before enduring a miserable 2017 season. The Detroit Tigers signed a veteran catcher with significant Major League starting experience to a minor-league deal on Tuesday. Derek Norris, 28, was an everyday catcher for the Oakland Athletics and San Diego Padres from 2014-2016 before enduring a miserable 2017 season in which he was twice released and then suspended for the final 30 days due to a violation of the league's domestic violence policy. The Tigers also Tuesday...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 5, 2017
Tigers sign Leonys Martin to add left-handed bat to outfield

Tigers sign Leonys Martin to add left-handed bat to outfield

Hes played all three outfield positions but has primarily worked as a center fielder during his career. The Detroit Tigers have signed left-handed hitting outfielder Leonys Martin to a Major League contract. The team announced the signing of the 29-year-old native of Cuba on Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers also announced or confirmed several minor-league signings:  right-handed pitcher Enrique Burgos; catcher Derek Norris; first baseman Edwin Espinal; and outfielder Jim Adduci. Martin spent 2017 with the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs. He's played all three...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 5, 2017
Tigers 2018 payroll: Leaner and meaner, but for how long?

Tigers 2018 payroll: Leaner and meaner, but for how long?

The Tigers 2018 payroll is currently estimated at about $132 million. The Detroit Tigers finished with the worst record in the American League in 2017 and yet were still one of six teams to pay the luxury tax meant to rein in free-spending teams. Of course, so did the San Francisco Giants, who were the worst team in the National League and tied the Tigers for worst overall record in baseball. Big payrolls don't always translate to wins, which might offer some consolation to fans concerned about the Tigers' shrinking payroll. The Tigers won't pay the tax in...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 4, 2017
Tigers made blockbuster Miguel Cabrera trade 10 years ago today

Tigers made blockbuster Miguel Cabrera trade 10 years ago today

A decade ago, with one of the games brightest young talents on the market, the Tigers made a franchise-altering move. The rebuilding Detroit Tigers are sitting on the sidelines as teams make pitches for Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani or prepare bids for reigning National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton. But a decade ago, with one of the game's brightest young talents on the market, the Tigers made a franchise-altering move. Detroit sent six players to the Florida Marlins for Miguel Cabrera and pitcher Dontrelle Willis.  Most of the other seven players involved...
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 30, 2017
Tigers minor-league free agents: Steven Moya, Anthony Gose on the move

Tigers minor-league free agents: Steven Moya, Anthony Gose on the move

From Minnesota to Japan, Detroit Tigers minor-league free agents are beginning to find new homes this winter. From Minnesota to Japan, Detroit Tigers minor-league free agents are beginning to find new homes this winter. The most notable move involves Tigers outfield prospect Steven Moya, who is headed overseas to play for the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball League of Japan. Emily Waldon first reported news of the signing, pending a physical. The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday that they had signed right-handed pitcher Myles Jaye to a...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 26, 2017
Former Tigers prospect shot in Venezuela after argument, report says

Former Tigers prospect shot in Venezuela after argument, report says

Javier Betancourt, 22, originally signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 2011. Betancourt (MILB photo)  Former Detroit Tigers prospect Javier Betancourt is returning to the United States for surgery after being shot during an argument Friday in Venezuela, according to media reports in the country. Betancourt, 22, originally signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 2011. He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2015 for closer Francisco Rodriguez. Betancourt's winter league team, the Leones of Caracas, confirmed that he was shot after an argument with an...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 26, 2017
Tigers add minor-league outfielder Chad Huffman

Tigers add minor-league outfielder Chad Huffman

Huffman, 32, played in the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals systems in 2017. Huffman (MILB photo)  The Tigers are bringing a familiar face back to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens outfield. Chad Huffman signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers this week. He will receive an invitation to spring training. Huffman, 32, played in the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals systems in 2017, hitting .234 with seven home runs and 18 doubles in 248 Triple-A at-bats. He also appeared in 12 games with the Cardinals' big-league club. Huffman was drafted by...
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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