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Detroit Tigers lose right-hander Chad Smith to Oakland Athletics on waiver claim

Detroit Tigers lose right-hander Chad Smith to Oakland Athletics on waiver claim

Smith, 25, posted a 5.40 ERA in 10 appearances last season for the Tigers, who selected him in the 17th round of the 2011 draft. He went 11-9 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.202 WHIP in three seasons in the minors. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The addition of right-hander Joba Chamberlain cost the Detroit Tigers right-hander Chad Smith. The Oakland Athletics claimed Smith off waivers, general manager Dave Dombrowski said Thursday afternoon. The Tigers designated Smith's contract for assignment Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for Chamberlain, who signed with the Tigers on...

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Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015

Watch Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias field ground balls like it's 2013

Video of Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias fielding ground balls during Tuesday's spring training. Iglesias sat out the 2014 season with stress fractures in both shins. How's he look to you?
Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015
Photos from the Detroit Tigers work out in Lakeland Tuesday morning.

Photos from the Detroit Tigers work out in Lakeland Tuesday morning.

Photos from the Detroit Tigers spring training workout in Lakeland, Fla. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.   LAKELAND, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers held their first full squad spring training session Tuesday. With the exception of two notable players, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, that is. Earlier Tuesday, it was announced by general manager Dave Dombrowski that the Tigers have re-signed relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain. MLive.com's Chris Iott, Chamberlain's signing has five different implications for the Tigers bullpen. Spoiler: he actually gives you two bonus ones...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015
5 ways signing of Joba Chamberlain has implications for Detroit Tigers bullpen

5 ways signing of Joba Chamberlain has implications for Detroit Tigers bullpen

With the signing of Chamberlain, there does not appear to be a spot open at all this spring for a right-handed reliever, unless the Tigers decide to go with six right-handers and one left-hander. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Joba Chamberlain is well liked in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. It's very likely that all of his teammates were happy to see him Tuesday morning after he signed a deal with the Detroit Tigers. Well, maybe not all of them. Guys like Alex Wilson and Josh Zeid might not have been thrilled when he walked in the door. The signing of Chamberlain appears to...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015

Detroit Tigers roster battles: Long reliever

Spring training has started and so have the battles for the final spots on the Detroit Tigers opening day roster. Today, we look at the candidates to stick with the team as a long reliever out of the bullpen.
Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015

Report: Relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain back with Detroit Tigers on one-year deal

Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP in 69 games for the Tigers last season. He pitched very well before the All-Star break but struggled in the second half. Joba Chamberlain is apparently back with the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers and Chamberlain have agreed to a one-year contract pending a physical, according to an early morning Tweet by Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP in 69 games for the Tigers last season. He pitched very well before the All-Star break but struggled in the second...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 24, 2015
Detroit Tigers over-under: What will Justin Verlander's earned-run average be in 2015?

Detroit Tigers over-under: What will Justin Verlander's earned-run average be in 2015?

Perhaps no question is more pressing or important in determining the success of the Tigers than the effectiveness of Justin Verlander, who is now a year removed from surgery. Editor's note: Tigers reporter James Schmehl is predicting the events of the 2015 Tigers season through a series of "over-under" stories. Each day, he will make a statistical prediction and allow readers to predict whether the final number will be over or under the initial prediction. The series will run every day until March 3. Question: What will Justin Verlander's ERA be in 2015? James...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2015
Detroit Tigers notebook: Alex Avila 'legitimately on the table' as option to hit second vs. righties

Detroit Tigers notebook: Alex Avila 'legitimately on the table' as option to hit second vs. righties

Bruce Rondon throws well in his second bullpen session this spring. Joel Hanrahan did not throw as scheduled, but he did win a fielding competition. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus still isn't sure who will bat second against right-handed pitchers. But he is certain that catcher Alex Avila is a candidate to do so. Ausmus said Monday morning that the idea that Avila could hit second vs. righties is "legitimately on the table." "I'm seriously considering it," Ausmus said. "I wouldn't say that in any way am I locked into it. But it's...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2015

Detroit Tigers pitchers take part in comebacker drill

Pitchers took part in the second annual comebacker competition Monday morning. This is a video of one of the groups in the team competition. Joel Hanrahan won the individual competition.
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2015
Miguel Cabrera feels good, not certain he will be ready by opening day: 'I think it's too early'

Miguel Cabrera feels good, not certain he will be ready by opening day: 'I think it's too early'

Cabrera said he went to a batting cage in Miami last week as soon as he was cleared to hit. LAKELAND, Fla. -- There was no question that Miguel Cabrera would start swinging the bat as soon as he was cleared to do so. The question now is: Will he be ready for opening day? Cabrera reported to camp Monday morning and appeared to be in excellent shape. But even he doesn't know what the next five or six weeks will hold for him. "I don't know," Cabrera said when asked how confident he is that he'll be able to play opening day. "Who knows? ... I want to be ready for...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2015

Tigers thought highly of Yoan Moncada, knew for some time they were not willing to pay price

Moncada reportedly received a signing bonus of more than $30 million from the Red Sox, who will also pay that much in a tax because they have exceeded their international bonus pool. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Even before the Detroit Tigers had Yoan Moncada in for a private workout in mid-January, they knew they were unlikely to sign the young Cuban infielder. They knew the price would simply be more than they wanted to pay. Assistant general manager Al Avila discussed Moncada with a small group of media members Monday morning while Tigers players worked out on four...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera reports for spring training, appears to be in excellent shape

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera reports for spring training, appears to be in excellent shape

Brad Ausmus: He looks good. Hes walking around good. Hes stayed in shape. ... He wasnt sitting on the couch eating Cheetos. Miguel Cabrera  LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera appears to be in great shape for a guy whose offseason workout regimen was limited. "He looks good," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's walking around good. He's stayed in shape. ... He wasn't sitting on the couch eating Cheetos." Cabrera had surgery in October to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. A stress fracture in his right foot was discovered and repaired at that same...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2015
5 key Detroit Tigers storylines to follow during spring training

5 key Detroit Tigers storylines to follow during spring training

Will Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez really be ready on opening day? Will David Price sign a contract extension? Will you read this story but also flip through the photo gallery? LAKELAND, Fla. -- Pitchers and catchers participated in their first official workout Friday morning. The full squad has its first full workout Tuesday. Then it's nothing but workouts, drills and exhibition games until the Detroit Tigers open their season April 6 at Comerica Park. There are plenty of storylines for Tigers fans to focus on over the next six weeks or so. Here are...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 23, 2015
Detroit Tigers over-under: How many appearances will James McCann make at catcher this season?

Detroit Tigers over-under: How many appearances will James McCann make at catcher this season?

Tigers rookie James McCann enters camp with a shot to claim the role of backup catcher. But in order to do so, hell need to pry it away from last years backup, Bryan Holaday. Editor's note: Tigers reporter James Schmehl is predicting the events of the 2015 Tigers season through a series of "over-under" stories. Each day, he will make a statistical prediction and allow readers to predict whether the final number will be over or under the initial prediction. The series will run every day until March 3. Question: How many appearances will James McCann make at...
Plain Dealer Feb 23, 2015

Eyeing the Tigers: Cleveland Indians series wrap-up

Last week, we examined how the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers go about their business in starkly different ways. Here's a recap of our "Eyeing the Tigers" series, in which we explored the differences between the two American League Central rivals.

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  • 2 Joba Chamberlain

    Joba Chamberlain

    Photos from the Detroit Tigers spring training practice Thursday, Feb. 26

  • 1 Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera

    Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera making progress, could start taking ground balls this weekend

  • 1 Alex Avila

    Alex Avila

    Detroit Tigers notebook: Alex Avila 'legitimately on the table' as option to hit second vs. righties

  • 1 Joe Nathan

    Joe Nathan

    Detroit Tigers over-under: How many saves will Joe Nathan record this season?

  • 1 Yoenis Cespedes

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Video: Yoenis Cespedes takes cuts in batting cage after reporting to spring training

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