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Grand Rapids Press Dec 19, 2014
A look at how the Detroit Tigers roster stands two months before start of spring training

A look at how the Detroit Tigers roster stands two months before start of spring training

All were trying to do here is to put together a 25-piece puzzle using the parts that the Tigers have in place right now and ponder where some changes might come. Spring training starts almost exactly two months from today. But how would the roster for the Detroit Tigers look if spring training ended today? Clearly, things can and will change between now and the middle of February. They can and will change again between the start of spring training and opening day. Therefore, there is absolutely no chance that this roster projection will be 100 percent...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 17, 2014
Phil Coke 'most likely' done in Detroit; Joe Mantiply could be worth watching this spring

Phil Coke 'most likely' done in Detroit; Joe Mantiply could be worth watching this spring

Could Mantiply be the answer? Who knows. But with the lack of quality candidates available as free agents, he might get a long look during spring training. Could Joe Mantiply pitch for the Detroit Tigers in 2015?MLive file photo  Joe Mantiply has a better chance to pitch for the Detroit Tigers next season than Phil Coke does. That's not to say that Mantiply is a lock. Far from it. But it would be a major surprise if Coke returned for a sixth season with the Tigers. General manager Dave Dombrowski almost always leaves his options open. He rarely shuts the door...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 15, 2014

Source: Infielder Danny Worth signs minor-league deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

Worth hit .230 with a .588 OPS in 271 at-bats during five partial seasons with the Tigers. He has been in the organization since the Tigers selected him in the second round of the 2007 draft. Danny Worth is done traveling up and down I-75. His five-year career with the Detroit Tigers is officially over. MLive.com has learned that Worth has signed a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks that will include an invitation to spring training. Worth received multiple offers for minor-league deals -- including one from a team that wanted him to pitch -- before...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 13, 2014
Explaining why trade for Yoenis Cespedes will likely cost Detroit Tigers draft pick in 2016

Explaining why trade for Yoenis Cespedes will likely cost Detroit Tigers draft pick in 2016

That fact was one of the hold-ups when the Red Sox first approached the Tigers two weeks ago about a one-for-one swap of Porcello and Cespedes. SAN DIEGO -- Rick Porcello will be a free agent next offseason. Yoenis Cespedes will be, too. So why is it likely that the trade of those two players will cost the Tigers a draft pick in 2016? It's due to the language in the major-league contract that Cespedes signed with the Oakland Athletics in 2012. At the end of the 2015 season, the Red Sox will have the option of making a qualifying offer to Porcello. A qualifying...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 12, 2014

Meet the new Detroit Tigers: 6 key newcomers from team's offseason moves

The Tigers have re-signed Victor Martinez and some other familiar faces from the 2014 team. But who are the key newcomers to the organization as the 2015 season approaches?
Grand Rapids Press Dec 12, 2014
Detroit Tigers trade means Steven Moya likely to start season in Toledo; Andy Dirks, Don Kelly less likely to return

Detroit Tigers trade means Steven Moya likely to start season in Toledo; Andy Dirks, Don Kelly less likely to return

Dave Dombrowski said the acquisition of Cespedes definitely means the Tigers will not have to rush Moya to the majors. SAN DIEGO -- The trade for Yoenis Cespedes will make it very difficult for prospect Steven Moya to make the opening day roster. It also very likely ends the chances that either Andy Dirks or Don Kelly will return to the Detroit Tigers. With Cespedes on board, the Tigers appear to have four locks for five outfield spots for their opening day roster. J.D. Martinez, Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose are the other three who are sure to be on the...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 12, 2014
Analysis: Cost of Alfredo Simon deal 'steep' for Tigers, cuts into shrinking middle-infield depth

Analysis: Cost of Alfredo Simon deal 'steep' for Tigers, cuts into shrinking middle-infield depth

The Detroit Tigers have been trumpeting the middle-infield depth they have in the minors every time they include one of those players in a trade. Its about time for them to stop doing so. SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers have been trumpeting the middle-infield depth they have in the minors every time they include one of those players in a trade. It's about time for them to stop doing so. The large majority of that depth has been dealt away in the past six months. More of it is likely to disappear in the next four. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Detroit Tigers pitching prospects Edgar De La Rosa, Montreal Robertson go unselected in Rule 5 draft

Detroit Tigers pitching prospects Edgar De La Rosa, Montreal Robertson go unselected in Rule 5 draft

Considered one of the premier starting pitchers available in this years draft class, De La Rosa was not selected in the major league portion of this years Rule 5 draft. DETROIT -- Despite standing 6-foot-8, Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Edgar De La Rosa still found a way to sneak through Thursday's Rule 5 draft without being picked up. Considered one of the premier starting pitchers available in this year's draft class, De La Rosa was not selected in the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft, thereby allowing the 24-year-old hurler to remain in the Tigers'...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Analysis: Moves make Detroit Tigers better than last week, not markedly better than last year

Analysis: Moves make Detroit Tigers better than last week, not markedly better than last year

Despite the big splash the Tigers made Thursday, several other American League Central Division teams made improvements during the winter meetings. SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers looked different at 12 p.m. Thursday than they did 12 hours earlier. But will they be better in 2015 than they were in 2014? That, of course, remains to be seen. But the moves the Tigers made as the winter meetings drew to a close certainly changed the look of the team. The two trades the Tigers pulled off have too many moving parts to be summarized quickly and neatly. But three...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Get to know: Yoenis Cespedes, Alfredo Simon headline Detroit Tigers' new arrivals via trades

Get to know: Yoenis Cespedes, Alfredo Simon headline Detroit Tigers' new arrivals via trades

The Detroit Tigers headlined what is sure to go down as one of the busiest 24 hours of a Winter Meetings on record when they made two giant moves early Thursday. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers finally made their move during the last day of this year's Winter Meetings. Actually, they made a couple of them. The Tigers headlined what is sure to go down as one of the busiest 24 hours of a Winter Meetings when they pulled off two giant trades early Thursday. The Tigers acquired right-handed starting pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Dave Dombrowski stands firm that Detroit Tigers are not actively pursuing free agent Max Scherzer

Dave Dombrowski stands firm that Detroit Tigers are not actively pursuing free agent Max Scherzer

The speculation will continue that the Tigers could still do a deal with Scherzer. And, of course, they could. Alfredo Simon has pitched plenty out of the bullpen and could easily be moved there to make room for another starter. Still, a Scherzer-Tigers reunion seems extremely unlikely. SAN DIEGO -- Imagine Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski playing whack-a-mole. Only there's just one mole. And instead of it being a mole, it's a Max Scherzer rumor. Whack-a-Max. Dombrowski played two more rounds Thursday morning following a pair of trades that altered...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
A farewell to arm: Looking back at Rick Porcello's career with the Detroit Tigers

A farewell to arm: Looking back at Rick Porcello's career with the Detroit Tigers

From the brawl with Kevin Youkilis to being asked to the Saginaw Valley Lutheran prom, its been a fun six years with Rick Porcello. When Rick Porcello earned a spot in the Detroit Tigers' starting pitching rotation in 2009, he was the youngest player in the American League. Six seasons and 76 wins later, Porcello is all grown up and headed to Boston in a trade between the Tigers and Red Sox reported Thursday morning. Detroit received outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and two additional players -- right-hander Alex Wilson and 19-year-old left-hander Gabe Speier -- in...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Tigers add punch to lineup in Yoenis Cespedes: 'You always fear him at the plate'

Tigers add punch to lineup in Yoenis Cespedes: 'You always fear him at the plate'

Cespedes will play left field for the Tigers with J.D. Martinez in right. Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose will share time in some form in center field. SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers added some meat to the middle of their lineup. They traded away a dependable starting pitcher at the same time. The Tigers announced Thursday morning that they have traded right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, right-hander Alex Wilson and left-hander Gabe Speier, who is a 19-year-old prospect. "He's a premium player," Tigers general...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 11, 2014
Detroit Tigers designate reliever Melvin Mercedes for assignment to clear room on roster after trades

Detroit Tigers designate reliever Melvin Mercedes for assignment to clear room on roster after trades

The Tigers designated Melvin Mercedes for assignment Thursday in order to clear a spot on their 40-man roster after the club acquired four players in two separate trades. DETROIT -- After pulling off a couple big trades during the final day of winter meetings in San Diego, the Detroit Tigers had to clear a spot on their roster. So they said goodbye to right-handed reliever Melvin Mercedes. The Tigers designated Mercedes for assignment Thursday in order to open a spot on their 40-man roster after the club acquired four players in two separate trades. Detroit has...
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 11, 2014

N.J. native Rick Porcello traded by Detroit Tigers to Boston Red Sox, according to report

Suddenly, the Seton Hall Prep star is in the middle of the AL East rivalry

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    Victor Martinez

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