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Pudge elected to Hall of Fame

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:46:06 EDT

Ivan Rodriguez was the superstar who led the Tigers' charge from worst to first in just three years. He needed only one year on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot to get into Cooperstown.



Tigers add Mahtook to CF mix in deal with Rays

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:04:40 EDT

The Tigers made a move to improve their options in center field, but it wasn't one of the veteran names on the free-agent market. Instead, Detroit acquired former first-round Draft pick Mikie Mahtook from the Rays on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named or cash.



Jones eyeing Tigers' center-field spot

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:45:19 EDT

JaCoby Jones, seen by many as the Tigers' center fielder of the future, could end up wearing the same number as their center fielder of 2016. It was just a coincidence, he said, that he had number 4 -- which Cameron Maybin wore for Detroit last year -- during his stint in the Arizona Fall League.



Tigers announce spring broadcast schedule

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:21:50 EDT

The Tigers report to Lakeland, Fla., for Spring Training in four weeks, but they'll be a familiar sight -- and sound -- back in Michigan. The team will telecast seven Grapefruit League games on FOX Sports Detroit, and 21 radio broadcasts on 97.1 WXYT.



Bass excited about potential homecoming

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:24:04 EDT

Anthony Bass grew up in Trenton, Mich., and played college baseball at Wayne State University, where he trained for several winters. He still dreams of pitching one day for the Tigers, which may not be far-fetched as he wades through free agency this offseason.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Tigers maintain streak, agree to deals with six

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:34:44 EDT

The Tigers will go another winter without an arbitration hearing. The team avoided arbitration with one-year contracts for third baseman Nick Castellanos, utilityman Andrew Romine, shortstop Jose Iglesias and relievers Alex Wilson, Justin Wilson and Bruce Rondon.



Tigers announce Winter Caravan schedule

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:46:48 EDT

The Tigers will visit the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, honor a fallen police officer, visit patients at DMC Children's Hospital, work as celebrity servers at Hard Rock Café and check out cars at the North American International Auto Show as part of their annual Winter Caravan on Thursday-Friday.



Tigers' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:16:14 EDT

Who do the Tigers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Detroit's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Tigers' search for CF slows, turns to internal candidates

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:25:25 EDT

With their offseason of more discussion than deals nearing an end, the Tigers continue to look for a center fielder on the market. Judging from general manager Al Avila's comments, that search seems likely to take until Spring Training.



Go behind the scenes of a Miggy workout

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:47:25 EDT

Go behind the scenes of a Miggy workout



Tigers won't move vets just to help payroll

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:16:10 EDT

The Tigers aren't going to trade veteran players just to shed salary, general manager Al Avila re-emphasized Tuesday. And if they can't find the return they want, they're poised to enter 2017 with a team that looks a lot like it did in '16.



Prospects Jimenez, Ravenelle among NRIs

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:58:13 EDT

Joe Jimenez will get his opportunity to face Major League hitting this Spring Training. So, too, will fellow Tigers relief prospect Adam Ravenelle. The two hard-throwing right-handers, cornerstones in the Tigers' efforts to build a bullpen through player development, are among 22 of the club's Minor Leaguers issued non-roster invites to Major League camp.



Tigers sign Minors contracts with 22 players

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:25:35 EDT

The Tigers officially announced Minor League contracts with 22 players, including seven non-roster invites to Spring Training, as they try to build depth in their system.



Jackson could re-fill Tigers' center-field void

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 21:25:00 EDT

As general manager Al Avila tries to fill a void in center field, and as Austin Jackson looks to rekindle his career following knee surgery -- there's a chance for an offseason reunion.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Gibson named to College Football Hall of Fame

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 15:21:09 EDT

Kirk Gibson is finally headed to the Hall of Fame -- for the gridiron.



Tigers outright reliever Nesbitt to Triple-A

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:35:03 EDT

Angel Nesbitt will get another chance at redemption with the Tigers this spring. The club outrighted the right-handed reliever to Triple-A Toledo on Friday after he cleared waivers, having been designated for assignment two weeks ago.



What are Tigers' options in center field?

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:35:43 EDT

The quiet Tigers offseason, if it carries over into Spring Training, will leave a lot of familiar names in the lineup come Opening Day. That's the upside of Detroit's inability to find common ground on trades in the team's long-term movement to get younger and leaner.



Pudge's impact on teams was Hall-worthy

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:57:25 EDT

Quick study? No question. In the decade he was in his prime, everything about Ivan Rodriguez was quick.



Tigers hoping for a healthy Zimmermann in 2017

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:26:35 EDT

The Tigers are having a very quiet offseason on the pitching front. But they could have a big addition this spring if Jordan Zimmermann can report to Spring Training feeling like his old self.



Tigers' roster likely to resemble '16 club

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 15:23:52 EDT

Four weeks have passed since Brad Ausmus forecast a quiet Tigers winter rather than an offseason shakeup. A month later, the only Major League move the Tigers have completed since early November is the return of catcher Alex Avila, signed to a one-year, $2 million contract two weeks ago.



Source: Tigers, reliever Mujica agree to deal

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:20:43 EDT

Long after Christmas stockings have been emptied, the Tigers continue stocking their Spring Training camp with non-roster invites, this time adding to their crop of relief candidates. Detroit has agreed to terms with veteran right-hander Edward Mujica on a MKinor League contract with an invite to big league camp.



In '17, Tigers might be in store for shakeup

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:14:20 EDT

Change is coming to the Tigers, as general manager Al Avila warned in September. But change isn't here yet. At some point, 2017 will be the year of change for the Tigers.



5 pitchers who dropped off Hall ballot too soon

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:53:50 EDT

Here are some of the pitchers who, since the rule's institution in 1979, surprisingly didn't get the five percent they needed for a second year on the Hall-of-Fame ballot.



Stafford sports Tigers cap for 'Sunday Night Football' interview

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 21:43:33 EDT

Matthew Stafford dons Tigers cap for pregame chat



Tigers claw back in '16, fall short of playoffs

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:51 EDT

For the Tigers, 2016 was a season of rebound and renewal, starting with their offseason dealings for proven talent and ending with the success of young prospects. In the end, however, it was a season just shy of a return to the postseason.



Norris looks to turn strong finish into breakout year

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:01 EDT

Unlike last winter, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hadn't received any surfing photos from Daniel Norris as of a couple of weeks ago. However, the young left-hander has reprised his offseason travels, searching for the perfect coast. Once he returns to Florida in February for Spring Training, he'll be looking to ride the wave from his 2016 stretch run into '17 as a critical piece of the Tigers' rotation.



Most amazing American League games of 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:43:22 EDT

The American League champion Indians were just one of 15 teams in the AL, and each one had its own Game of the Year. In consultation with the MLB.com beat reporters for every team, here are the best individual games for each AL club during another fantastic year in Major League Baseball.



Tigers agree on 1-year deal with catcher Avila

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:50:15 EDT

Alex Avila is returning to the Tigers, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with his former club on Friday.