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Grand Rapids Press Jan 23, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Andrew Romine will get work in outfield, could serve as Don Kelly's replacement

Detroit Tigers' Andrew Romine will get work in outfield, could serve as Don Kelly's replacement

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday that utility infielder Andrew Romine has been instructed to get some work in the outfield this spring. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers may have found their new Don Kelly. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday that utility infielder Andrew Romine has been instructed to get some work in the outfield, in conjunction with his regular workload in the infield, when he reports to spring training next month. Considered an above-average shortstop, Romine confirmed the move Thursday before departing on the...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 22, 2015
Tigers targeted Cuban outfielders Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas before trading for Yoenis Cespedes

Tigers targeted Cuban outfielders Rusney Castillo, Yasmany Tomas before trading for Yoenis Cespedes

Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila confirmed Thursday that the team expressed serious interest in Cuban defectors Rusney Castillo and Yasmany Tomas. DETROIT -- Yoenis Cespedes isn't the only Cuban outfielder the Detroit Tigers have targeted as of late. Tigers assistant general manager Al Avila confirmed Thursday that the team expressed serious interest in Cuban defectors Rusney Castillo and Yasmany Tomas, both of whom eventually signed lucrative offers with major league teams. Of the two targets, Avila said the Tigers were more involved in discussions with...

Storify of Day 1 of the Tigers Winter Caravan

The Tigers headed out on their Winter Caravan Thursday afternoon. Here's a look at where they ended up, and what they did.[View the story "Tigers Winter Caravan 2015, Day 1" on Storify]
Grand Rapids Press Jan 22, 2015
David Price open to long-term extension with Detroit Tigers: 'I've enjoyed my time here'

David Price open to long-term extension with Detroit Tigers: 'I've enjoyed my time here'

David Price spoke to reporters Thursday before departing on the Tigers Winter Caravan and dismissed any claims that he isnt content with his current situation in Detroit. DETROIT -- David Price isn't exactly sure how the rumors surfaced or where they all began. He just knows the reports aren't true. He likes Detroit. He really does. Price spoke to reporters Thursday before departing on the Tigers Winter Caravan and dismissed any claims that he isn't content with his current situation in Detroit. "I've enjoyed my time here," Price said at Comerica Park. "I enjoyed...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 22, 2015
Yoenis Cespedes dismisses reports of discontent in Boston, willing to bat anywhere for Detroit Tigers

Yoenis Cespedes dismisses reports of discontent in Boston, willing to bat anywhere for Detroit Tigers

Yoenis Cespedes met with members of the media Thursday and spoke glowingly about his opportunity to play in Detroit and contribute to an offense that he declared to be among the best. DETROIT -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wasn't quite ready Thursday to declare where he planned to plug outfielder Yoenis Cespedes in Detroit's batting lineup. Fortunately for Ausmus, he won't have to worry about bruising Cespedes' ego because, despite rumors that may suggest otherwise, the 29-year-old Cuban outfielder appears more than willing to do whatever it takes to help his team...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 22, 2015
Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann: Making big league roster is the 'one' goal

Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann: Making big league roster is the 'one' goal

James McCann was called up to the Detroit Tigers in September, and his goal in 2015 is to find a home on the roster coming out of spring training. GRAND RAPIDS – Detroit Tigers fans got their first look at James McCann last year when the talented young catcher was called up to the Major Leagues in September. McCann’s goal for 2015 is to ensure that fans see a whole lot more of him by earning a spot on Detroit roster in spring training. McCann participated in Wednesday night’s annual West Michigan Whitecaps Winter Banquet at the Fredrik Meijer Gardens &...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 21, 2015
Jack White gets own Topps baseball card with Detroit Tigers jersey; view it before release

Jack White gets own Topps baseball card with Detroit Tigers jersey; view it before release

DETROIT, MI -- Apparently rocker Jack White, a Detroit native, is considered a pretty big deal by the Topps baseball card company. White, according to The Detroit Free Press, has his own card that shows him wearing a Detroit Tigers jersey.It will reportedly be part of the 2015 Topps Series 1 set. Watch video   DETROIT, MI -- Apparently rocker Jack White, a Detroit native, is considered a pretty big deal by the Topps baseball card company. White, according to The Detroit Free Press, has his own card that shows him wearing a Detroit Tigers...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 21, 2015
Dave Dombrowski: 'I'm comfortable that our bullpen will pitch well'

Dave Dombrowski: 'I'm comfortable that our bullpen will pitch well'

Big key this spring, the GM tells crowd at West Michigan Whitecaps Winter Banquet, will be the progress of Bruce Rondon following elbow surgery. GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Whether or not you like the departure of Max Scherzer, the Detroit Tigers still have one of the deeper starting pitching staffs in the American League. The bullpen is another story. No major moves in the off season in an area many felt was the biggest weakness. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski thinks otherwise. “I’m comfortable (with it),” he said. “Any spot you can get better...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 21, 2015
Kyle Lobstein ready for spring training after pitching in last year's pennant race excitement

Kyle Lobstein ready for spring training after pitching in last year's pennant race excitement

GRAND RAPIDS – Detroit southpaw Kyle Lobstein admitted that the butterflies will be floating when he arrives at spring training next month and tries to earn a spot on the Tigers’ pitching staff. The pressure couldn’t be any worse than what Lobstein encountered late last season, though, when he found himself making his first Major League start against the New... GRAND RAPIDS – Detroit southpaw Kyle Lobstein admitted that the butterflies will be floating when he arrives at spring training next month and tries to earn a spot on the Tigers’ pitching staff. The pressure...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 21, 2015
Alan Trammell ready for anything in his return to the Detroit Tigers

Alan Trammell ready for anything in his return to the Detroit Tigers

Tigers great to serve as special assistant, including working with players in spring training. I don’t want to be bouncing around, he said I envision myself for doing this for quite a while.” GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Alan Trammell is glad to be back with the Detroit Tigers after a 10-year absence, and he hopes his stay is a long one. “The old English D, that’s the way it should be,” Trammell said of being back with the organization. The veteran shortstop, who spent his entire 20-year playing career with the Tigers, is back with the organization as...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 21, 2015
Ex-Tiger Max Scherzer introduced as Washington National: 'I want to win and that's why I'm here'

Ex-Tiger Max Scherzer introduced as Washington National: 'I want to win and that's why I'm here'

Max Scherzer was formally introduced as the newest member of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, two days after he officially agreed to a seven-year, $210 million contract. DETROIT -- At the end of the day, it wasn't about the money for Max Scherzer. It was about winning. That's why Scherzer said he's now a Washington National. Scherzer was formally introduced as the newest member of the Washington Nationals during a press conference Wednesday afternoon, two days after the former Tigers starter officially agreed to a seven-year, $210 million contract. The deal...
Tigers announce 17 non-roster invitees to spring training, including Greiner, Westlake, Mantiply

Tigers announce 17 non-roster invitees to spring training, including Greiner, Westlake, Mantiply

The Tigers announced Tuesday that they’d invited 17 non-roster players to spring training, which begins with the first workout for pitchers and catchers on Feb. 20. That number includes seven pitchers, most of whom will be in contention for any remaining open spots in the bullpen. The Tigers signed lefty Omar Duran (25) and righties Rafael Dolis (27), Tim Melville (25) and Alberto Cabrera (26) to minor-league deals this offseason, while Luke Putkonen and Joe Mantiply are former draft picks. Lottery ticket free agent Joel Hanrahan is back for one more try, after he was unable to return to...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 20, 2015
Tigers relievers Joel Hanrahan, Luke Putkonen among 17 non-roster players invited to camp

Tigers relievers Joel Hanrahan, Luke Putkonen among 17 non-roster players invited to camp

Infielders Josh Wilson and Jefry Marte are among 17 non-roster players invited to major league camp, the Tigers announced Tuesday. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have signed infielders Josh Wilson and Jefry Marte to minor league deals -- and both players have been invited to camp next month. Wilson and Marte are among 17 non-roster players invited to major league camp, the Tigers announced Tuesday. Wilson, a veteran utility journeyman, will turn 34 in March and has bounced around on minor league contracts with six organizations the past seven years. He spent last...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 19, 2015
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has no plans to address starting rotation, dismisses James Shields rumors

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has no plans to address starting rotation, dismisses James Shields rumors

Dave Dombrowski acknowledged Monday that the Tigers did not completely rule out the idea of re-signing Scherzer, but said they were fully prepared to march on without him. DETROIT -- Max Scherzer isn't coming back to Detroit. It's news that certainly didn't come as a shock to Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski. A day after Scherzer reportedly reached an agreement with the Nationals on a seven-year deal that will pay him a combined $210 million, Dombrowski acknowledged Monday that the Tigers did not completely rule out the idea of re-signing Scherzer, but said...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 19, 2015
Max Scherzer's $210 million deal with Washington Nationals includes record-breaking deferrals

Max Scherzer's $210 million deal with Washington Nationals includes record-breaking deferrals

Make no mistake about it: Max Scherzer is going to make a lot of money. But not quite as much as you might think. DETROIT -- Make no mistake about it: Max Scherzer is going to make a lot of money. But not quite as much as you might think. Scherzer cemented himself as the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in baseball when he agreed to a seven-year contract late Sunday with the Washington Nationals -- a deal that will reportedly earn him a combined $210 million. But there's a few caveats to take into account when analyzing Scherzer's complex contract. When you...

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