8:21 AM EST, Fri November 28, 2014
Bless You Boys 1 hour ago

Black Friday bargains who could interest the Detroit Tigers

With needs to fill and payroll reaching maximum density, here are some Black Friday bargain players that the Tigers could acquire without breaking the budget. The Tigers will not be signing Andrew Miller to help their bullpen, nor Melky Cabrera for the outfield. They did not pursue Cuban free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas, and they haven’t been linked to trade discussions involving the Phillies’ Cole Hamels. In fact, since they signed Victor Martinez, when it comes to the best and most expensive free agents, all is quiet on the transaction front for the Tigers. Tigers President and GM...
Rotoworld 14 hours ago

White Sox, Tigers interested in Masterson - Justin Masterson (S) St Louis Cardinals

The White Sox and Tigers have interest in free agent Justin Masterson, per Paul Hoynes.

More Tigers Rumors & News

Grand Rapids Press Nov 17, 2014
Detroit Tigers exercise team option for Alex Avila; catcher will make $5.4 million in 2015

Detroit Tigers exercise team option for Alex Avila; catcher will make $5.4 million in 2015

There have been reports that Avilas name has come up in trade discussions in the past week or so. This news doesnt necessarily change the possibility that Avila could be traded. The Detroit Tigers had until Thursday to decide whether to exercise their team option on catcher Alex Avila. They formalized their decision with a few days to spare. The Tigers announced Monday morning that they have exercised their team option on Avila that will pay him $5.4 million for the 2015 season. If the Tigers had not exercised the option, Avila still would not have been free to...
Tigers pick up $5.4 million option on Avila's contract for 2015

Tigers pick up $5.4 million option on Avila's contract for 2015

They waited as long as they could. They may have even entertained a trade offer or two.But finally, the Detroit Tigers announced Monday they were picking up the $5.4 million option on catcher Alex Avila's contract for the 2015 season."Well, like we said before, we don’t have to do it yet. We usually wait on all those things until we have to do them," general manager Dave Dombrowski said at last week's news conference to announce the re-signing of Victor Martinez.The team had until Nov. 20 to decide on Avila's option, or decline it for $200,000, and send him back to salary arbitration.There...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 17, 2014
Despite bullpen struggles in 2014, Detroit Tigers seem unlikely to add high-priced relief help

Despite bullpen struggles in 2014, Detroit Tigers seem unlikely to add high-priced relief help

Dave Dombrowski appeared to indicate Friday that the Tigers are not likely to make any major moves this offseason to improve the bullpen. DETROIT -- How will the back end of the Detroit Tigers bullpen look when the 2015 season opens? It's likely that it will look exactly like it does right now. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was asked Friday afternoon whether the combination of Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria and Bruce Rondon was enough for the back end of the bullpen in 2015. He said he felt that it was. Of course, it is still mid-November. A lot can change...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 14, 2014
Detroit Tigers to 'gamble' on relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan for second consecutive season

Detroit Tigers to 'gamble' on relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan for second consecutive season

The Tigers are not certain that Hanrahan will be ready for spring training. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers gambled on Joel Hanrahan a bit in 2014. It didn't pay off. So they're going down the same road in 2015. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed Friday afternoon that the Tigers have signed Hanrahan to a minor-league deal. He is not certain if the veteran right-hander will contribute this time around. "I don't think he's of the health perspective that you could say, 'Oh, he's going to be one of our guys,' " Dombrowski said Friday following a press...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 14, 2014
Victor Martinez on four-year deal with Tigers: 'I'm just happy to finish my career here in Detroit'

Victor Martinez on four-year deal with Tigers: 'I'm just happy to finish my career here in Detroit'

Martinez said his focus all along was to stay with the Tigers, so much that he brushed off a question regarding what other teams were involved and how deep into talks he might have gone with other teams. DETROIT -- The real work on a contract extension for Victor Martinez did not begin until after the end of the playoff road for the Detroit Tigers. But both sides were laying the groundwork to continue their relationship long before that. That work led to a four-year contract for the 35-year-old designated hitter, who finished second in the American League Most...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 14, 2014
Dave Dombrowski: Detroit Tigers not likely to sign free agent outfielder Torii Hunter

Dave Dombrowski: Detroit Tigers not likely to sign free agent outfielder Torii Hunter

Hunter, 39, hit .286 with 17 home runs, 83 RBIs and a .765 OPS in 142 games for the Tigers in 2014. DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski always leaves the door open at least a crack. But it certainly appears that outfielder Torii Hunter has played his last game for the Detroit Tigers. Dombrowski said he spoke with Hunter and agent Larry Reynolds today and told them that he didn't think Hunter would be a fit for the Tigers in 2015. "I don't think we'll re-sign Torii," Dombrowski said. "I called him today and let him know that. I saw his representative, Larry Reynolds, out...
Tigers tell Torii Hunter they won't pursue his return

Tigers tell Torii Hunter they won't pursue his return

The Tigers let Torii Hunter know Friday morning that they wouldn't be pursuing his return to the club.Re-signing Victor Martinez for four years precluded the return of Hunter, whose two-year contract expired at the end of the season.Hunter's agent told Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski that the 39-year-old outfielder did indeed want to play, maybe as long as two more years, and that Detroit was his preferred destination.But with the addition of Anthony Gose in the outfield, moving Rajai Davis back to a corner, the Tigers did not have regular at-bats to give to Hunter.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 14, 2014
Detroit Tigers officially announce re-signing of designated hitter Victor Martinez

Detroit Tigers officially announce re-signing of designated hitter Victor Martinez

Victor Martinez hit .335 last season for the Detroit Tigers. The Detroit Tigers officially announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with designated hitter Victor Martinez on a four-year contract through the 2018 season. The formal announcement of the signing comes one day after Martinez finished second in the American League MVP race to Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. "Victor is one of the premier hitters in the league and we are thrilled that he will continue his career in a Tigers uniform," Detroit president and general manager David Dombrowski...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 14, 2014
Detroit Tigers scouted Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada during workout in Guatemala

Detroit Tigers scouted Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada during workout in Guatemala

Its not a huge surprise since there were so many scouts present and because the Tigers generally attend all such workouts.   The Detroit Tigers scouted Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada on Wednesday during his showcase event in Guatemala, the Tigers confirmed Thursday evening. It's not a huge surprise since there were so many scouts present and because the Tigers generally attend all such workouts. They saw Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas at a similar event this year and pursued a deal with Rusney Castillo, a center fielder, before he eventually signed with the...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 14, 2014
Report: Detroit Tigers re-sign Joel Hanrahan to minor-league deal worth up to $3.5 million

Report: Detroit Tigers re-sign Joel Hanrahan to minor-league deal worth up to $3.5 million

The Tigers signed Hanrahan to a one-year contract in May, about a year after the right-handed reliever underwent Tommy John surgery. Joel Hanrahan isn't going anywhere. The Detroit Tigers and Hanrahan have agreed on a minor-league contract, according to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The contract is reportedly worth $1 million with roster incentives that could add an additional $2.5 million. The Tigers signed Hanrahan to a one-year contract in May, about a year after the right-handed reliever underwent Tommy John surgery. Hanrahan dealt with...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 13, 2014
Victor Martinez finishes second in AL MVP voting; MLive writer breaks down his MVP ballot

Victor Martinez finishes second in AL MVP voting; MLive writer breaks down his MVP ballot

Martinez had an excellent season. He was the most valuable DH in the American League. He was in the top three when it comes to most valuable hitters. But its toughto ignore the contributions others made either on the mound or defensively and on the bases. The majority of American League Most Valuable Player voters disagree with where I put Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez on my ballot.  It seems likely that the majority of Tigers fans do, too. That's OK. I spent several hours working my way through my ballot before turning it in, as required,...
The Republican Nov 13, 2014

Former Red Sox star Victor Martinez signs four-year deal with Detroit Tigers

The biggest domino of the Detroit Tigers’ off-season has reportedly fallen.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 13, 2014
Reasons why Detroit Tigers might, might not want to trade catcher Alex Avila this offseason

Reasons why Detroit Tigers might, might not want to trade catcher Alex Avila this offseason

One report that the Tigers are listening to teams who are seeking catcher Alex Avila has led to a second report that says they Avila is being discussed in trades. "Listening" is a tricky word when it comes to offseason rumors regarding potential baseball trades. The Detroit Tigers would "listen" to offers for every one of their players. Listening is free, so why would they turn a team away that wanted to discuss the possibilities? But one report that the Tigers are "listening" to teams who are seeking catcher Alex Avila has led to a second report that says...
Baltimore Sun Nov 13, 2014

Blue Jays deal Gose to Tigers for 2B prospect Travis

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired prospect Devon Travis from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for outfielder Anthony Gose.

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