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Thrill of adventure: Norris enjoys wild pursuits

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:45:50 EDT

Daniel Norris has become as legendary for his offseason travels as he has for his on-field potential. This offseason, he tried something a little different.

Tigers' climb back to glory began with Pudge

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:00:00 EDT

Before bidding adieu to the Hot Stove season, we asked our 30 beat reporters to look back at their club's past and answer the following question: Who is the best free-agent signing in the team's history? The Tigers selection is Ivan Rodriguez.

Mahtook ready to compete for Tigers' CF job

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:16:59 EDT

The Tigers introduced fans to their newest outfielder, Mikie Mahtook, at TigerFest on Saturday, three days after his trade from the Rays. But the former Rays first-round pick needed no introduction to Comerica Park.

Fans warm up to familiar faces at TigerFest

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:50:29 EDT

The mood among fans who made their way to Comerica Park for TigerFest on Saturday seemed to reflect the weather. They had no way to know it would be this warm when they purchased all the available tickets in December.

MLB mourns death of Royals pitcher Ventura

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:15:21 EDT

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The tragic news was confirmed by his agency, ISE Baseball, and the Royals. Ventura was 25 years old.

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 Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Zimmermann ready to put injuries behind him

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:30:10 EDT

Nobody was more frustrated by Jordan Zimmermann's injury-plagued first season in Detroit than him. After a couple of visits with a neck specialist, Zimmermann thinks they finally have it solved.

Avila: 'Keep this club together moving forward'

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:33:44 EDT

Tigers general manager Al Avila said, "It behooves us to keep this club together moving forward, keep it as good as we can to be competitive."

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's Prospect Watch.

V-Mart joins Miggy on Venezuela's WBC '17 team

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:05:15 EDT

Team Venezuela is adding firepower to its already star-studded World Baseball Classic roster, with Ender Inciarte, Alcides Escobar, Martin Prado, Victor Martinez and Sandy Leon all expected to represent the country in the upcoming Classic, according to's Jon Paul Morosi.

Tigers' McCann tried out to be UM's quarterback

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:41:53 EDT

Tigers' McCann tries out to be UM's quarterback

Watch Class of '17 learn they're headed to the HOF

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:36:24 EDT

Watch Class of '17 learn they're headed to the HOF

Tigers happy to have band back together

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:54:36 EDT

Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez see each often enough over the past couple of offseasons that they feel like family. And yet, when they were seated next to each other Thursday at the media session that begins the Tigers' annual Winter Caravan, Cabrera could've hugged his teammate. He was that happy to see him back at Comerica Park.

New Hall of Famers reflect on highest honor

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:04:49 EDT

It doesn't matter when a player is elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame once he gets in. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez are the latest members, and they all shared the same sentiment on Thursday: They are just grateful to be there.

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.

Pudge's batch of batterymates a who's who

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:29:03 EDT

Ivan Rodriguez received 76 percent of the Hall of Fame vote in large part because of his prowess behind the plate, where he caught nearly 2,500 games, led his league in caught-stealing percentage nine times and won 13 Gold Glove Awards. Here is a look at just some of the most memorable and accomplished batterymates Rodriguez had through the years.

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.

Tigers' Labourt stingy on mound in Dominican

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:46:15 EDT

The Dominican Winter League finals began Thursday as Aguilas Cibaenas defeated Tigres del Licey, 4-3, in Game One of the best-of-nine series. Despite going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the contest, Tigres shortstop Sergio Alcantara has been one of the circuit's hottest hitters in the postseason as well as a major reason his team has reached the finals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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' 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.