Tigers Rumors & News

  • Tigers outright Carrera, who chooses free agency

    Detroit Free Press "Ezequiel Carrera is a free agent. The Detroit Tigers outrighted the outfielder's contract to Triple-A Toledo this afternoon and he elected to become a free agent instead. Carrera, 27, hit .261 in 45 games with the Tigers this past season. He was signed as a free agent in January and hit..." November 25

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Hearing #orioles and #sfgiants have Torii Hunter on the radar as a back-burner option depending on how other things unfold.

  • Prosecutors: Reinstate sex assault charges on ex-Tiger Reed

    Detroit Free Press "The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office is appealing the dismissal of criminal sexual conduct charges against baseball pitcher Evan Reed, who started and ended this past season with the Detroit Tigers. The appeal will be heard at 9 a.m. on Friday before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Michael..." November 19

  • Might Yanks revisit their low-key winter plan and shoot for Scherzer?

    CBSSports.com "So far this offseason, there hasn't been much that's new and interesting tied to the Yankees -- baseball's most storied franchise and usually among its most active winter players. And there has been very little, if anything, that's been linked to right-hander Max Scherzer -- baseball's top..." November 18

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Tigers announce they've picked up $5.4 mil option on Alex Avila. Team had until Thursday to decide.

  • Torii Hunter won't return to Tigers in 2015

    SB Nation "After two years roaming right field with the Tigers, Torii Hunter won't return to Detroit in 2015. General manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters on Friday the team didn't have room in the budget for Hunter, who is a free agent. The Detroit Tigers formally announced the return of designated..." November 16

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dombrowski confirms Hanrahan signing to minor-league deal, said they've been told by Dr. Andrews he'll be ready to go in spring training.

  • Tigers To Re-Sign Joel Hanrahan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have agreed to re-signed right-hander Joel Hanrahan to a one-year, $1MM Major League contract with an additional $2.5MM available via incentives, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter link)." November 14

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Tigers are listening on catcher Alex Avila, Braves and Red Sox have some interest in LH hitter..

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Jays trade Gose to Tigers for 2B prospect Travis

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays moved to address their longstanding issues at second base by acquiring prospect Devon Travis from the Detroit Tigers for centre-fielder Anthony Gose on Wednesday night. Travis, 23, was a 13th-round pick in 2012 and batted .298/.358/.460 with 10 homers and 52 RBI in 100..." November 13

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers close to re-signing Victor Martinez to four-year deal.

  • Victor Martinez, Tigers agree to a four-year deal

    ESPN.com "The Detroit Tigers and veteran Victor Martinez have agreed to a four-year deal, a team source told ESPN's Jim Bowden. The deal will be worth around $70 million, sources told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski had said Tuesday that re-signing Martinez was the..." November 12

  • Tigers GM talks boldly of a Scherzer-less rotation

    New York Post "The Tigers almost certainly made their last best shot to sign Max Scherzer long term in spring training, when the righty rejected a six-year, $144 million overture. As general manager Dave Dombrowski said, “Back then only we could have signed him. Now, 29 other teams could sign him. As you see,..." November 12

  • Blue Jays, Mariners among teams joining Tigers in V-Mart derby

    CBSSports.com "The Blue Jays have joined at least the Mariners and incumbent Tigers in the derby for top free-agent hitter Victor Martinez, who posted an MVP type season at the right time. Toronto is seen as having the greatest needs at second base (or third base) and in the bullpen, though it recently traded..." November 11

  • 17d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Source: Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez did not accept qualifying offers (as expected). Now officially free agents.

  • 17d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Mariners interested in Hanley. Some, however, doubt team will make another $100M+ signing. One source says VMart is M's priority.

  • 22d
    Mike Berardino @MikeBerardino

    I'm told #MNTwins do have some interest in Torii Hunter reunion, but he would have to take a MAJOR pay cut for it to happen.

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • How big will Max Scherzer's free agent contract be?

    Bless You Boys "According to many pundits, Max Scherzer is the best pitcher available on the free agent market this winter. He turned down a six year, $144 million offer to stay with the Detroit Tigers prior to the 2014 season. His agent, Scott Boras, has a reputation for getting the most money possible for his..." November 04

  • Twins have expressed interest in Torii Hunter

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "Tuesday isn't just Election Day. It's also the first official day of free agency in Major League Baseball and one player the Twins have already expressed interest in is outfielder Torii Hunter, per a source. Teams were allowed to reach out to agents last week, but contractual terms can't be..." November 04

  • Yankees have no plans to pursue free agents Pablo Sandoval, Jon Lester or Max Scherzer

    New York Daily News "Put the Panda heads away, Yankees fans; Pablo Sandoval isn’t coming to the Bronx. And you can add Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields to that list while you’re at it. According to a source, the Yankees have no plans to pursue either Scherzer or Lester, the top two free agents on the..." November 04

  • No move yet, but good bet Tigers catcher Avila is back

    Detroit Free Press "The Tigers mentioned a number of players Friday in an afternoon news release that announced a flurry of roster moves. But it's a player the team didn't mention that was notable on the second day of the off-season. Alex Avila, the starting catcher the past five seasons, has a $5.4-million..." November 02

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Tigers re-sign 3B Mike Hessman, he of 417 minor league HR, including a record 272 in International League, to minor league deal.

  • 27d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Tigers exercise $7M team option on Joakim Soria.

  • Expect Soria and Avila to return in '15 for Tigers

    Detroit Free Press "The playoffs were still going on — the Tigers had been eliminated the previous week, in three-and-out fashion — but the media and fans wanted answers. When Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski held his end-of-the-season news conference Oct. 14, he listed his off-season..." October 30

  • Torii Hunter Doubles Down On His Anti-Gay Beliefs

    Deadspin.com "Last we checked in with Torii Hunter's thoughts about gay players in the locker room, he was saying just the sort of thing that makes gay ballplayers reticent about coming out of the closet: For me, as a Christian…I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning,..." October 30

  • Tigers facing even higher payroll possibilities

    Detroit News "Tap at a calculator for a few revealing moments and anyone can see the Tigers are colliding with significant and potentially daunting 2015 payroll realities. Even with the possible loss of free agents Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez, and Torii Hunter and the combined $41.2 million they drew this..." October 30

  • Brayan Pena gets Rolex from Max Scherzer for Cy Young

    Detroit Free Press "Brayan Pena didn't think twice when Max Scherzer asked him for his address so he could send him something. Pena, who spent this past season catching and playing first base for the Cincinnati Reds, had enjoyed playing for the Detroit Tigers in 2013 and was glad to play a small role in helping..." October 28

  • Dave Dombrowski on Miguel Cabrera: “It’s worse than what we ever would have anticipated”

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers do not know for sure when Miguel Cabrera will resume baseball activities or play in his first game. They cannot say with 100 percent certainty that he will be ready for the start of spring training or even opening day. But general manager Dave Dombrowski is certain of one..." October 26

  • Victor Martinez likely to pursue four-year deal after monster season

    CBSSports.com "Tigers star designated hitter Victor Martinez will try to capitalize on a monster season with a four-year deal as a free agent, according to sources. The Tigers will extend the qualifying offer to the switch-hitting Martinez, according to people familair with their plans, but he will decline..." October 25

  • Miguel Cabrera had surgery for bone spurs. And for a stress fracture in his foot.

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers issued a press release today about the health of Miguel Cabrera. We knew he had bone spurs in his ankle. I don’t believe we knew anything about the stress fracture: Miguel Cabrera underwent successful right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture to his..." October 24

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

    Michigan Live "Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit..." October 22

  • Tigers reserves must show improvement next season

    Detroit News "Detroit — All in favor? Thought so. The show of hands is impressive. Even president and general manager Dave Dombrowski believes the Tigers need a more productive bench. But here's the catch. The Tigers aren't going to allocate much money this winter to come up with one. "Our bench could..." October 22

  • Former Pirates GM Dave Littlefield to join the Tigers to replace Mike Russell

    Hardball Talk "Earlier today, it was announced that top scout Mike Russell left the Tigers to join the Diamondbacks as a special assistant to the senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson. The Tigers have already filled the vacancy, bringing aboard former Pirates GM Dave Littlefield,..." October 19

  • Tigers lose top scout Mike Russell to Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers could lose impending free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez this offseason, but there’s also this: Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Tigers top scout Mike Russell has accepted a job with the Diamondbacks, where he’ll serve as a special assistant to new senior VP of baseball..." October 18

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dombrowski: Don't know if they'd hit market for a starter if Scherzer leaves. Would be comfortable with internal competition in camp.

  • 44d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Dave Dombrowski: Final decision on surgery for Miguel Cabrera has not been made.

  • Ausmus defends bullpen moves after Tigers' bitter exit

    Detroit News "In his first extensive conversation about a baseball season that ranked as an irksome blend of success and failure, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Sunday defended his bullpen decisions in a three-game playoff wipeout by the Orioles and shared in disappointment that, for many fans, bordered on..." October 14

  • Alex Avila says he is symptom free, remains focused on continuing career with Detroit Tigers

    Michigan Live "Alex Avila said he was feeling great Monday afternoon as he prepared to head from Michigan back home to Florida for the winter. When the Detroit Tigers return from Florida to Detroit to start the 2015 season, Avila has every intention of being with them. Many have raised questions about..." October 13

  • Tigers could have tough time reversing trend after attendance falls 5.4 percent

    Michigan Live "Attendance for Detroit Tigers games at Comerica Park fell by more than 5 percent from 2013 to 2014. It might be difficult for the Tigers to reverse that trend next season. Here are the raw numbers for 81 home dates at Comerica Park for the past two seasons: Total attendance • 2013:..." October 10

  • Hunter has enough left for one more season

    Detroit News "Torii Hunter's not 29 any more, no matter how many times he cracks his smile, laughs his laugh and corrects you about his age. Thirty-nine, man? Who's 39? Not me. I'm 29. There a 39-year-old around here? Hey, Joe, how old are you? Somebody's looking for a 39-year-old around here. Not me. I'm..." October 10

  • David Price said to have uneasy transition to Detroit, at least at first

    CBSSports.com "David Price, the new star of the Tigers' star-studded rotation, was said to have had an early period of discontentment soon after his trade to Detroit, and word has gotten out about it, at least to the point where a couple other potentially interested teams have started to wonder whether there..." October 09

  • Price tag for Detroit Tigers to keep rotation intact would be more than $100 million for 2015 season

    Michigan Live "About half the teams in Major League Baseball had payrolls of less than $100 million for the 2014 season. If the Detroit Tigers were to re-sign Max Scherzer and keep the rest of the rotation intact this offseason, they would almost certainly have more than $100 million invested in their..." October 09

  • Orioles complete series sweep of Tigers behind Norris

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles clubhouse wasn’t as crazy as it was a few weeks back when they clinched their first American League East championship since 1997. This team is now accomplished at celebrating. After the Orioles completed the three-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers to win their Division Series, many..." October 06

  • Tigers face losing Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez to free agency

    Hardball Talk "Celebrated Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski has a very difficult couple of months ahead of him. Not only is he faced with the annual questions about the state of his bullpen, but he could lose 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and 2014 AL MVP candidate Victor Martinez in..." October 06

  • Alex Avila leaves ALDS Game 3 after taking a foul ball off of his facemask

    Hardball Talk "Tigers catcher Alex Avila took a Steve Pearce foul ball off of his face mask at the beginning of the top of the sixth inning. He attempted to get back to his feet but appeared woozy. After briefly being tended to by a trainer, Avila left the ballgame and was replaced behind the plate by Bryan..." October 05

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    If there is a Game 4 for the Detroit Tigers, Rick Porcello will start it. Max Scherzer will not get the start on short rest.

  • 54d
    George Sipple @GeorgeSipple

    Brad Ausmus said Rajai Davis didn't do anything in today's workout. They'll re-evalutate tomorrow. Cooler weather for Sunday is a concern.

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