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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.
Baltimore Sun Nov 13, 2014

How will Victor Martinez's deal with Tigers affect Nelson Cruz's market?

The first bombshell of the hot stove season dropped Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers backed up the truck to keep designated hitter Victor Martinez with a four-year deal that is reportedly worth $68 million.
Grand Rapids Press Nov 13, 2014
Dave Dombrowski on Anthony Gose: 'We believe he has the chance to be an everyday center fielder'

Dave Dombrowski on Anthony Gose: 'We believe he has the chance to be an everyday center fielder'

Gose will provide some additional speed on the bases. He stole 70 or more bases in a season two times in the minors and has 47 steals in 202 games in the big leagues. Gose also should provide a much-needed boost to the outfield defense. The Detroit Tigers believe that Anthony Gose can develop into an all-around, everyday center fielder. They also believe he will make an impact defensively and on the bases right away. The Tigers obtained Gose from the Toronto Blue Jays late Wednesday night for prospect Devon Travis. "We believe he has the chance to be an everyday...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 12, 2014

Detroit Tigers trade prospect Devon Travis to Blue Jays for outfielder Anthony Gose

On Wednesday morning, Devon Travis was named the top Detroit Tigers prospect by Baseball America. By the end of the day, he was gone. On Wednesday morning, Devon Travis was named the top Detroit Tigers prospect by Baseball America. By the end of the day, he was gone. The Tigers traded Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Anthony Gose late Wednesday night. "The Tigers do it right," Travis told MLive after the trade. "Through and through. I wouldn't have rather been drafted by any other team. I'm thankful for everything they've done for me." Gose, 24,...

Tigers swap Devon Travis to Blue Jays for speedy CF Anthony Gose

Priority one: Re-sign Victor Martinez. Priority two? Fix the outfield. Apparently, the Detroit Tigers took care of both of those in the same day. Hours after reportedly coming to a four-year deal with Martinez to keep in him in a Tigers uniform through the age of 40, a report had the Tigers trading prospect Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for speedy center fielder Anthony Gose. Shi Davidi, a columnist for Sportsnet in Toronto, broke the news on Twitter. The Tigers confirmed it less than 10 minutes later.The 24-year-old Gose, who has played 202 games in parts of three seasons for the...
Baltimore Sun Nov 12, 2014

Reports: Tigers re-sign Victor Martinez

The Detroit Tigers re-signed designated hitter Victor Martinez to a four-year contract extension, according to multiple reports.

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