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MLB trade rumors: Tigers ‘in touch’ with Gregor Blanco, Peter Bourjos, not close to deal

MLB trade rumors: Tigers ‘in touch’ with Gregor Blanco, Peter Bourjos, not close to deal

The Tigers are still searching for an upgrade in center field, it seems. Now that the team doesn’t appear to be selling off its stars, the Detroit Tigers’ search for a center fielder has become a never-ending saga as we inch closer to spring training. Fans have clamored for some new blood ever since the Tigers traded Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels on the opening day of the offseason, but little progress has been made. General manager Al Avila has done his best to prop up minor league signees Alex Presley and Juan Perez, but the team has done little to address the problem with...

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Grand Rapids Press Jan 10, 2017
Tigers' minor-league signings have international flavor

Tigers' minor-league signings have international flavor

Brett Pill is one of at least nine Tigers signed this winter who spent at least part of 2016 out of organized baseball. Brett PillMLB  DETROIT -- Brett Pill is coming back to the United States after spending the last three seasons in Korea. The first baseman/outfielder signed a minor-league contract with the Detroit Tigers and has been invited to spring training, the team announced Tuesday. The team also formally confirmed several other signings and spring training invitations that had been previously reported. Pill, 32, was a seventh-round pick of the San...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 9, 2017
What this week's arbitration deadline means for the Tigers

What this week's arbitration deadline means for the Tigers

Usually, both the player and the team offer a 2017 salary figure and they meet somewhere in the middle just before or after the deadline. DETROIT -- If recent history is a guide, the Detroit Tigers will sign most of their arbitration-eligible players to new contracts this week. Players with more than three years of Major League service time (and some just under that cut-off) may file for arbitration on Friday. Usually, both the player and the team offer a 2017 salary figure and they meet somewhere in the middle just before or after the deadline. If no agreement...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 9, 2017
Tigers bring back Thad Weber, sign 3 bats for Toledo

Tigers bring back Thad Weber, sign 3 bats for Toledo

Among the new names on our running list of offseason signings third baseman Gabriel Quintana and first basemen Efren Navarro and Sean Halton. Thad WeberMLB  DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers signed a handful of veteran corner infielders and brought back a journeyman pitcher in a new batch of minor league signings announced in the last week. Among the new names on our running list of offseason signings are pitcher Thad Weber, third baseman Gabriel Quintana and first basemen Efren Navarro and Sean Halton. Weber, 32, was a 16th round draft pick of the Tigers in...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 7, 2017
An early look at Tigers' looming bench battles this spring

An early look at Tigers' looming bench battles this spring

The landscape could change dramatically if the Tigers add a veteran center fielder. DETROIT -- A few months ago, Major League Baseball and its players reportedly kicked around the idea of expanding rosters from 25 to 26 players. But when the new collective bargaining agreement was finally unveiled in November, the roster size was unchanged. That was bad news for the Detroit Tigers and the handful of players vying for a spot on the team's bench. Four players -- Tyler Collins, Steven Moya, Anthony Gose and Dixon Machado -- are out of options and must make the...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 6, 2017
Tigers' Angel Nesbitt clears waivers, outrighted to Toledo

Tigers' Angel Nesbitt clears waivers, outrighted to Toledo

Nesbitt was designated for assignment on Dec. 23 to create a spot on the 40-man roster for newly signed backup catcher Alex Avila. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Angel Nesbitt has been outrighted to Triple-A Toledo after passing through waivers unclaimed. Nesbitt was designated for assignment on Dec. 23 to create a spot on the 40-man roster for newly signed backup catcher Alex Avila. A 26-year-old native of Venezuela, Nesbitt made 24 appearances for the Tigers in 2015 but struggled at Toledo in 2016. This is the first time Nesbitt has been...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 5, 2017
Ask Evan: 6 questions near the end of a sleepy hot-stove season

Ask Evan: 6 questions near the end of a sleepy hot-stove season

Unless something drastic changes, the Detroit Tigers will arrive in Lakeland, Fla., next month with essentially the same team they finished with in October. DETROIT -- Unless something drastic changes, the Detroit Tigers will arrive in Lakeland, Fla., next month with essentially the same team they finished with in October. That may not be a bad thing, of course, but it's certainly not good for hot-stove talk, which has been decidedly lukewarm this winter. Nonetheless, we've managed to round up the six hottest topics from the MLive comments section and social...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 4, 2017
No Tigers reunion for Rajai Davis, but Austin Jackson still on market

No Tigers reunion for Rajai Davis, but Austin Jackson still on market

Jackson, who turns 30 next month, played for the Tigers from 2010-2014. DETROIT -- An unlikely reunion between Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers won't be happening. Davis, who played left and center field for the Tigers in 2014 and 2015, is signing a one-year, $6 million contract with the Oakland Athletics.  That price tag is likely more than the Tigers would have wanted to pay, given that they balked at exercising a $9 million option for Cameron Maybin before dealing him to the Los Angeles Angels. Davis, 36, has also struggled defensively and isn't a great...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 4, 2017
Tigers minor league free agents: Edward Mujica among new names on list

Tigers minor league free agents: Edward Mujica among new names on list

Mujica was an All-Star in 2013 while serving as the closer in St. Louis. Edward MujicaMLB  DETROIT -- Veteran reliever Edward Mujica, who was an All-Star in 2013 while serving as the closer in St. Louis, was among a handful of players added to the Detroit Tigers minor-league free agent list over the holidays. Mujica, 32, has pitched for six teams in parts of 10 seasons in the major leagues. He spent 2016 in the Philadelphia Phillies, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins organizations. Mujica received an invitation to spring training where he'll compete for a...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 3, 2017
Geese invade home stadium of Detroit Tigers' Double-A team

Geese invade home stadium of Detroit Tigers' Double-A team

The SeaWolves have been the Tigers Double-A affiliate since 2001 ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA - There weren't any SeaWolves at UPMC Park in downtown Erie, Penn. on Tuesday, Jan. 3. But there were plenty of geese. The home of the Erie SeaWolves, the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, was invaded by a gaggle of geese this afternoon. As many as 50 geese were spotted on the field by team personnel who snapped a few photos of the winged invaders. Apparently, @SeaWolvesGM green-lighted bring your geese to work day. #MiLB pic.twitter.com/06zQdkt4l3 -- Erie SeaWolves...
Grand Rapids Press Jan 3, 2017

8 bold predictions for the Tigers in 2017

As the new year turns and the countdown to spring training begins, we make our best guesses on Justin Upton, Daniel Norris and more.
Sacramento Bee Dec 24, 2016

Tigers bring back catcher Alex Avila on 1-year deal

Christmas came early for Alex Avila. The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year deal with Avila, the son of Tigers president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila. …
Grand Rapids Press Dec 23, 2016
Tigers bring back Alex Avila to serve as backup catcher

Tigers bring back Alex Avila to serve as backup catcher

Avila, who was part of the organization from 2008-2015, is the son of general manager Al Avila. DETROIT -- The first big-league free agent signed by the Detroit Tigers this winter is a familiar. The Tigers signed catcher Alex Avila to a one-year contract, the team announced on Friday afternoon. Avila, who was part of the organization from 2008-2015, is the son of general manager Al Avila. The younger Avila, who turns 30 next month, will serve as the backup and occasional platoon partner for Tigers starting catcher James McCann. The deal is reportedly worth $2...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 23, 2016

A look at Santa's Christmas gift list for the Detroit Tigers

Most of these gifts cant be wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree, or carried in Santas sleigh, but they might help the Detroit Tigers have a more merry 2017.
Grand Rapids Press Dec 21, 2016
Tigers minor-league signings: A list of who they've added so far

Tigers minor-league signings: A list of who they've added so far

The Tigers have been one of three teams not to sign a player to a Major League contract so far this winter. Travis BlackleyMLB  DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have been one of three teams not to sign a player to a Major League contract so far this winter. (The other two are the Cincinnati Reds and, perhaps surprisingly, the Cleveland Indians). The Tigers decision to sit out the free-agent market wasn't unexpected, although it's still likely that they'll add a backup catcher and perhaps a center fielder before spring training.  They have added a couple dozen...

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