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Stewart's goal: 'Get to The Show and stay there'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:51:34 EDT

The stretches when Christin Stewart looks every bit the power-hitting outfield prospect the Tigers desperately need in their rebuilding plans are easy to find. It's not just about the ball jumping off his bat toward the outfield fence. It's also about the former first-round pick shrugging off pitches he can't hit, thinking along with the pitcher.



Rogers among top 10 catching prospects

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:57:34 EDT

The Tigers had to go outside the organization to fill a lot of positions over the last decade. Catcher is not one of them. If Jake Rogers develops as expected over the next year or two, Detroit won't need help behind the plate anytime soon, either.



Tigers gearing up for annual Winter Caravan

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:52:21 EDT

Before Tigers players begin competing for jobs at Spring Training, they'll take on second jobs as bank tellers at a Comerica Bank in Auburn Hills. They'll also take in a Red Wings game at the new Little Caesars Arena, honor the U.S. Coast Guard and Southfield Fire Department, and check out the new cars at the North American International Auto Show as part of the team's annual Winter Caravan next week.



Trammell, Morris laud scouts' efforts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:57:19 EDT

When Alan Trammell and Jack Morris are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 29, they will not only represent themselves and the organizations for which they played, but also the scouts who signed them.



Prospect Lugo displaying talent, plate discipline

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:59:21 EDT

The thing that stands out about Dawel Lugo is that he produces velocity. Whether it's with his arm in the infield, or off the bat at the plate, he sends baseballs going in a hurry. That caught the Tigers' eye when they were looking at position prospects to snare from the D-backs' system in a J.D. Martinez trade back in mid-July.



Tigers avoid arbitration with Iglesias

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:15:52 EDT

The Tigers will avoid the arbitration process after agreeing to deals with all four of their remaining eligible players.



McCann shares adorable photo with twin sons

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:47:38 EDT

McCann shares adorable photo with twin sons



Tigers' Top 30 Prospects list

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:28:55 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.



Inbox: Will Tigers add another starting pitcher?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:51:18 EDT

First inbox of the new year. Pitchers and catchers officially report to Spring Training four weeks from Tuesday.



Tigers reportedly sign Russell to Minors deal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:49:57 EDT

As the free-agent reliever market remains hot, fueled by interest among contending teams, the Tigers' search for undervalued bullpen arms and bounce-back candidates continues. Their latest target appears to be former Cubs left-hander James Russell, who reportedly agreed to a Minor League contract with the Tigers last week.



Rogers lands on Pipeline's All-Defense Team

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:19:04 EDT

Jim Callis asked numerous front-office executives to identify baseball's best defensive prospect to help determine MLB Pipeline's 2018 All-Defense Team.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:50:12 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Jimenez working out in familiar territory

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:44:47 EDT

Joe Jimenez couldn't spend his offseason at home getting ready for Spring Training. So he turned the Tigers' Spring Training home in Lakeland into a winter training base.



McCann, Tigers reach deal to avoid arbitration

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:35:12 EDT

The Tigers began their annual task of settling arbitration cases Thursday by signing catcher James McCann to a one-year, $2.375 million contract.



Ringolsby: Gardy stands out among new hires

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:53:19 EDT

Ron Gardenhire was one of six managers hired this offseason -- taking over the Detroit Tigers -- and the veteran big league skipper is the outlier in the group.



Hessman promoted to hitting coach at Erie

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:52 EDT

Three years after Mike Hessman's playing career ended, the former Tigers farmhand and Minor League home run king is climbing the farm system once more. He'll be the new hitting coach at Double-A Erie, the Tigers announced Thursday as part of their Minor League staff appointments.



RHP Barbato claimed off waivers from Pirates

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:31:20 EDT

The Tigers added an arm to what is expected to be a wide-open bullpen competition by claiming right-hander Johnny Barbato off waivers from the Pirates on Thursday.



Fulmer on track to be ready for Spring Training

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:43:33 EDT

Michael Fulmer's offseason plumbing career is having a slow winter. His day job, however, is looking good for this spring.



Past meets present at TigerFest 2018

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:48:37 EDT

New Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire will meet his new group of players, including Miguel Cabrera, Nicholas Castellanos, Michael Fulmer, Shane Greene and Jose Iglesias, when TigerFest returns to Comerica Park on Saturday, Jan. 27.



Greene a sure thing as Tigers reshape 'pen

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:22 EDT

With six weeks remaining before the start of Spring Training, MLB.com is taking a look at the projected relief corps of all 30 teams. Here's how the Tigers might stack up.



Pena returns to Tigers on Minors deal

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 17:22:52 EDT

The Tigers will have another familiar face behind a catching mask when they open Spring Training next month. Brayan Pena, a catcher on Detroit's 2013 American League Central division-winning team, is returning on a Minor League contract with a non-roster invite to Spring Training.



Tigers announce Spring Training broadcasts

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 16:53:38 EDT

Tigers fans yearning for a glimpse of sunshine and green grass through the cold, snowy mess of winter in Michigan will get their chance soon enough. The team released its Spring Training broadcast schedule, and it includes seven games televised on Fox Sports Detroit.



Tigers turn to '16 AL ROY Fulmer to lead staff

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 23:59:34 EDT

For the first time since 2005, the Tigers head to Spring Training having to put together a rotation without Justin Verlander. While he fronts the rotation in Houston, the next generation of promising young Tigers starters isn't expected to begin reaching Detroit until '19. The resulting rotation is a mix of relative youngsters and a couple of veterans, all of them with something to prove. The Tigers, in turn, need quality innings from them to keep their young bullpen afloat.



Healthy Miggy key to Tigers' projected lineup

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 22:48:00 EDT

MLB.com is taking a look at the projected lineup of all 30 teams ahead of Spring Training. Here's how the Tigers might stack up.



Tigers announce Spring Training report dates

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:10:02 EDT

Those looking for signs of warm hope amidst a miserable Michigan winter now have a date. Spring Training begins for the Tigers on Wednesday, Feb. 14, when pitchers and catchers hold their first formal workout at the Tigertown complex in Lakeland, Fla.



Avila: Iglesias' days in Detroit likely numbered

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:15:29 EDT

Jose Iglesias is one of the last veteran Tigers standing who doesn't have a long-term contract tempering trade talks. Barring a late offseason surprise, he'll still be a Tiger when they open the season March 29.



Tigers unearth a trade gem in Paredes

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 19:33:05 EDT

Arguably the most promising bat of the Tigers' rebuilding trades last summer pronounced his potential with one incredible August stretch. But there was more to Isaac Paredes' game than his three home runs in two games.



Avila: V-Mart bounceback 'a very real possibility'

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 16:04:42 EDT

The list of remaining Tigers veterans dwindled once more when Ian Kinsler was traded to the Angels last month. It still, however, includes Victor Martinez, who turned 39 on Dec. 23. Barring an unexpected move in the next five weeks, it'll still include Martinez when the Tigers open Spring Training in mid-February.



Rebound candidates could find home in Detroit

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 18:21:07 EDT

As general manager Al Avila presses ahead on the rebuilding project designed to reshape Detroit's roster around young talent, he has an eye open towards late-offseason bargains as the days dwindle towards Spring Training.



Narratives abound as Tigers enter rebuild

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:57:56 EDT

Change has arrived at Comerica Park, and 2018 is going to be a season of transition unlike any most Tigers fans have seen in years. That doesn't mean it's a lost season in the Motor City.



Tigers shift focus, usher in new era in 2017

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:21:49 EDT

For the Tigers, 2017 will go down as the end of an era. Justin Verlander began the season hoping for one more chance to pitch Detroit into the postseason, and he ended it hoisting the World Series trophy with the Astros. Several other familiar Tigers left along the way, from J.D. Martinez to Alex Avila and later Ian Kinsler. The young team that was left ended the season with Detroit's worst record since its 119-loss season in '03. Here's a handful of the biggest storylines from '17.



Inbox: Who will bat leadoff for Tigers?

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:55:00 EDT

One more inbox for 2017 as we await the frozen tundra of Michigan in January. …