Detroit Tigers Wiretap

Alburquerque, Tigers Agree On One-Year Deal

Jan 26, 2015 1:17 AM

Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque and the Tigers have reached agreement on a one-year contract, according to an report.

The Tigers announced the deal Sunday. The right-hander was the last Tigers player left in salary arbitration.

The 28-year-old Alburquerque was 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 72 games last year for the Tigers.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Price Open To Extension Talks With Tigers

Jan 23, 2015 8:53 AM

David Price has enjoyed his time with the Detroit Tigers and is open to discussing an extension with the club.

The left-hander is eligible for free agency after the 2015 season.

"This is not somewhere that I disliked," Price said. "I only said that it was different, and it's not different anymore. It's more normal now, knowing all the guys, knowing all the coaches, knowing everybody's name and stuff like that."

The Tampa Bay Rays traded Price to the Tigers at midseason.

"I'm open for anything, to be honest," he said. "But once you have -- I guess I'm about a week short of six years in the big leagues right now -- to get that far along in the process, some of you does kind of want to wait it out, but then some of you feels like, 'Well, if they're open to doing something, you can't close any doors.' That's the way I feel. I enjoy it here. I enjoy the staff and the guys and the stadium, everything of that nature. …

"I've been doing this for a while. To get to that point where you can have your place to play, have your choice to pick where you want to play, this would definitely be on the list."

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Held No Negotiations With Scherzer

Jan 20, 2015 7:54 AM

Scott Boras reached out to the Detroit Tigers to indicate Max Scherzer's interest in a reunion, but Dave Dombrowski said no negotiations took place.

"We never 100 percent closed the door," Dombrowski said, "but we're very happy with the rotation we have."

Scherzer agreed to a seven-year, $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals late Sunday.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Nationals, Max Scherzer Agree To Seven-Year Deal

Jan 19, 2015 1:11 AM

Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals, according to reports.

Scherzer, 30, has career 91-50 record with a 3.58 ERA in seven seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers. 

The right-hander turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid him $144 million from 2015-20.

Tags: Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Source: Max Scherzer Nearing Agreement

Jan 18, 2015 7:38 PM

Free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer is nearing agreement on a multiyear deal with an unidentified club, a baseball source confirmed to Sunday.

The source said Scherzer is still in active discussions with two teams and is "getting close'' to an agreement. Multiple media outlets reported Scherzer is discussing seven-year contracts and said the Nationals are one of the two finalists to sign him.

Tags: Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Price Gets Record $19.75M From Tigers Through Arbitration

Jan 16, 2015 3:45 PM

David Price has agreed to a one-year, $19.75 million deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to reports.

The agreement would be the largest one-year deal for a player who filed for arbitration.

Price went 15-12 with a 3.26 ERA and a league-leading 271 strikeouts in 2014 with the Tampa Bay Rays and Tigers, who acquired him in a three-team trade July 31.

The left-hander, who will become a free agent after the 2015 season, made $14 million last season.


Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Miguel Cabrera Unlikely To Be Ready For Spring Training

Jan 13, 2015 4:48 PM

The Detroit Tigers don't think Miguel Cabrera, who is coming off right foot surgery, will be ready for the start of Spring Training.

The franchise is hopeful that Cabrera will be in the Opening Day lineup.

The slugger is doing partial weight-bearing activities with help from a walking boot. He has been doing that since mid-December, as well as some upper-body weight work that doesn't require much mobility.

He is scheduled to wear the walking boot until a mid-February follow-up.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Injury

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Boras: No Timetable For Scherzer To Sign

Jan 7, 2015 8:34 AM

There is no timetable for Max Scherzer to make a decision on where he'll sign as a free agent, according to agent Scott Boras.

"There are a number of clubs that are playoff teams if they sign Max Scherzer," Boras said recently.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tigers, Gorzelanny Agree To One-Year Deal

Jan 6, 2015 4:12 PM

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with Tom Gorzelanny.

Gorzelanny, 32, had a 0.86 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 23 appearances for the Milwaukee Brewers last year.

He began the season on the disabled list after offseason left-shoulder surgery.

Associated Press

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Source: Tigers May Have Chance To Match Scherzer Offers

Jan 2, 2015 4:34 PM

Scott Boras has said that the Detroit Tigers will not be given a chance to match any and all offers Max Scherzer receives as a free agent.

However, an industry source claims that the Tigers will have a chance to match offers and re-sign Scherzer.

Jason Beck/MLB

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Scherzer's Chances Of Re-Signing With Tigers Tied To Price
Max Scherzer remains on the market as January approaches, a surprise to no one given how agent Scott Boras has operated in the past.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tigers Haven't Had Any Talks With Scherzer
The Tigers haven't ruled out re-signing Max Scherzer, but they aren't making him a priority either.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tigers, Porcello Discussed Extension Prior To Trade
The Tigers "briefly discussed" a contract extension beyond the 2015 season with Rick Porcello before he was traded to the Red Sox on Thursday.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Mets Wouldn't Trade Young Pitchers For Cespedes
The Mets inquired with the Red Sox about Yoenis Cespedes toward the end of the season, but were told the asking price would be Zack Wheeler or Jacob deGrom.

David Lennon/Newsday

Reds Deal Alfredo Simon To Tigers
The Tigers will send shortstop Eugenio Suarez and pitching prospect Jonathan Crawford to the Reds.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Reds, Tigers Discussing Starting Pitcher
The Reds and Tigers are discussing a trade that would send a starting pitcher to the American League.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tigers, Red Sox Will Swap Porcello, Cespedes
Two additional players will head to Detroit along with Cespedes, including right-hander Alex Wilson.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tigers Won't Have Chance To Match Offers Scherzer Receives
"This is not church bingo," agent Scott Boras said.

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Source: Masterson Close To Deal With Unknown Team
Justin Masterson has been linked to the Red Sox and Tigers most recently.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Boras Compares Scherzer To Peyton Manning
With Jon Lester off the market, Max Scherzer is considered the best available pitcher.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Sergio Romo Talking With Giants, Tigers
The Giants and Tigers are in talks with Sergio Romo as the reliever market intensifies.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Yankees Acquire Gregorius To Replace Jeter
The Yankees have acquired Didi Gregorius in a three-team deal with the Diamondbacks and Tigers.

Andrew Marchand/ESPN

Tigers Receiving Heavy Interest On Porcello, Price
On Thursday it was reported that the Red Sox could offer up Yoenis Cespedes in exchange for Rick Porcello.

Jason Beck/MLB

Rangers Making Push For Torii Hunter
Hunter could make a decision on his future before the Winter Meetings start on Monday in San Diego.

T.R. Sullivan/MLB

Scherzer May Not Sign Until After Jan. 1
Max Scherzer's agent, Scott Boras, is known for dragging out the free agency of his clients.

Jim Duquette/MLB

Hunter, Twins Have 'Common Interest' In Reunion
Torii Hunter spent 11 of his 18 Major League seasons with the Twins.

Charley Walters/Pioneer Press

Trade Rumors May Indicate Nationals Are Looking At Scherzer
The Nationals are reportedly willing to listen to trade offers for Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister.

Chris Cotillo/MLB Daily Dish

Blue Jays Pursuing Torii Hunter
Toronto may need an outfielder because they aren't overly confident they'll be able to re-sign Melky Cabrera.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tigers Not Closing Door On Scherzer
Max Scherzer is considered by many to be the top free-agent pitcher on the market.

Tigers Finalize New Deal With Martinez
Victor Martinez hit .335 with 32 HRs and 103 RBIs for the Tigers last season.