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Dave Dombrowski Out As Tigers GM

Aug 4, 2015 4:42 PM

The Detroit Tigers have released Dave Dombrowski from his contract as the team's general manager.

Al Avila, who served as the team's assistant general manager, will replace Dombrowski.

"I feel this is the right time for the Tigers to move forward under new leadership," owner Mike Ilitch said in a statement.

ESPN

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor

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Mike Hessman Sets Minor League Home Run Record

Aug 4, 2015 5:32 AM

Mike Hessman became the career home runs leader for U.S.-based Minor Leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game between Triple-A Toledo and Lehigh Valley.

Hessman is an infielder in the Detroit Tigers' system.

"I don't follow the numbers, but after the season I'll probably do a little digging and learn a little bit about the guys I've passed," Hessman said.

Hessman, 37, has played 109 games in the Major Leagues for Detroit, the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets. He has not appeared in the Majors since 2010.

He was selected by Atlanta in the 15th round of the 1996 draft. Although he hasn't been productive enough for an extended stay in the majors, he always has shown good power, even hitting five home runs in 12 games for the Tigers in 2008.

Associated Press

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Mets Acquire Yoenis Cespedes

Jul 31, 2015 3:55 PM

The New York Mets will acquire Yoenis Cespedes in a trade with the Detroit Tigers, according to a report.

New York will send two Minor League players to Detroit and keep Zack Wheeler.

It's being reported that the Tigers will receive right-handers Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Detroit Tigers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Mets Have Contacted Tigers About Yoenis Cespedes

Jul 31, 2015 1:33 PM

The New York Mets have talked with the Detroit Tigers about Yoenis Cespedes, according to a report.

New York is considering many options to boost their outfield. They were close to acquiring Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this week, but the deal broke down.

The Mets also have some concern that Michael Cuddyer won't return this season.

They have also been linked to Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Will Venable and Rajai Davis.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Pirates To Acquire Joakim Soria From Tigers

Jul 30, 2015 6:35 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to acquire Joakim Soria from the Detroit Tigers.

Pittsburgh will send a Minor League player to Detroit for the reliever, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays To Acquire David Price

Jul 30, 2015 11:48 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are set to acquire David Price from the Detroit Tigers, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Toronto will send Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt to Detroit for Price.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price

Jul 30, 2015 7:08 AM

The Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Detroit Tigers are accepting offers.

Detroit declared themselves sellers on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers have leverage in talks with Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels now off the market.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers

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Dodgers Considered Front-Runners For David Price

Jul 29, 2015 9:58 PM

With the Texas Rangers nearly a trade for Cole Hamels, the Los Angeles Dodgers are believed to be the favorites to acquire David Price from the Detroit Tigers.

The Dodgers are also currently working on a three-team deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins involved Mat Latos.

That three-team deal may allow Los Angeles to make a bigger play for Price. They acquired young pieces from the Atlanta Braves in the deal that can be flipped to Detroit.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Were Waiting For Price To Hit Market

Jul 29, 2015 4:14 PM

The Detroit Tigers are now in sell-mode, which adds elite starter David Price to the trade market.

The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees are among the teams that were hoping Price would become available.

In the wake of reports that Price is available, the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros have also been linked to the left-hander.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Preparing To Reboot; Taking Offers On Cespedes, Price

Jul 29, 2015 3:39 PM

The Detroit Tigers have reversed course and are planning to sell this week, according to a report.

Jayson Stark has tweeted that Detroit called up teams on Wednesday and talked of a planned "reboot."

The Tigers are ready to listen to offers for David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and others.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

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Tigers Have Mike Leake On Radar
If the Tigers determine they can remain in the American League Wild Card race, they have eyes on Mike Leake.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Giants Shopping For Elite Starting Pitcher
The Giants are looking to add a starting pitcher and would prefer to add an elite one to start a potential second playoff game behind Madison Bumgarner in October.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tigers Expected To Hold Off On Decision To Buy, Sell
It has been reported that the Tigers will consider trading David Price before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, but no official decision on buying or selling has been made.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Have David Price Atop Trade Wish List
Privately, the Tigers are saying that a decision on David Price's fate won't be made until next week.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Trading Cespedes Would Make It Easier For Tigers To Re-Sign Him
If the Tigers keep Yoenis Cespedes past the trade deadline, a unique clause in his contract effectively will close the team's negotiating window with him five days after the World Series is over.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Angels Warming To Idea Of Adding Rental Hitters
The Angels would prefer to add a hitter under contract past this season, but are now warming to the idea of acquiring a rental bat for the stretch run.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Cubs Have Expressed Interest In David Price
According to multiple sources, the Cubs were among the first teams to express interest in acquiring David Price from the Tigers.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tigers Reportedly To Make David Price, Yoenis Cespedes Available
The Tigers could position themselves as sellers at the trade deadline for the first time in years, according to a report.

ESPN

Tigers Inquire With Rockies About John Axford
Miguel Cabrera is currently on the disabled list and the Tigers, 10.5 games out of first place in the American League Central, aren't certain to be buyers at the deadline.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

David Price Doesn't Expect To Be Traded
David Price isn't aware of any active discussions on an extension between the Tigers and his agent.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Tigers Are 'Trying To Win This Year'
Dave Dombrowski, who doesn't have a contract beyond this season, says the Tigers are "trying to win this year."

Chris Iott/MLive

Could Tigers Become Sellers At Deadline?
The Tigers looked like sellers heading into July, but Miguel Cabrera's injury may alter their path as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

James Schmehl/MLive.com

Tigers Claim Marc Krauss From Rays
The Tigers will be without Miguel Cabrera for six weeks because of a calf injury and Marc Krauss is a logical addition.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Tigers Place Miguel Cabrera On DL For First Time
Miguel Cabrera strained his left calf while breaking for second base on a hit-and-run attempt Friday night.

ESPN.com

Miguel Cabrera May Be Headed To DL For First Time
Miguel Cabrera had an MRI on Friday night, which showed no injury to his Achilles tendon.

ESPN.com

Victor Martinez Has 'No Respect' For Pirates
Victor Martinez specifically named Gerrit Cole, who hit him with a fastball in the ribs an inning after Justin Verlander plunked Starling Marte.

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free-Press

Justin Verlander Expected To Make Next Start
Justin Verlander was scratched from his last start due to back stiffness.

ESPN.com

Cabrera Overtakes Hosmer In All-Star Voting
Miguel Cabrera has overtaken Eric Hosmer in the latest results of All-Star fan voting, leaving seven Royals on track to start the game next month.

Associated Press

Tigers Will Be Patient With Nick Castellanos
The Tigers won't send the struggling Nick Castellanos to Triple-A as a way to work through his issues.

Jason Beck/MLB

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