Detroit Tigers Wiretap

Tigers Have Mike Leake On Radar

Jul 28, 2015 2:04 PM

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

The Cincinnati Reds traded Johnny Cueto on Sunday and are expected to sell off other pieces.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giants Shopping For Elite Starting Pitcher

Jul 27, 2015 3:54 PM

The San Francisco Giants are looking to add a starting pitcher and would prefer to add an elite one to start a second playoff game behind Madison Bumgarner in October.

Their focus is reportedly on Cole Hamels and David Price, but other teams claim San Francisco has also checked in on Yovani Gallardo, Jeff Samardzija and Mike Leake.

San Francisco was in on Johnny Cueto and Scott Kazmir before they were dealt to the Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros, respectively.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Expected To Hold Off On Decision To Buy, Sell

Jul 24, 2015 4:47 PM

It has been reported that the Detroit 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.

The Tigers are preparing to go either way. When healthy, they could be better than two teams -- the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins -- ahead of them in the standings.

"They're built to win now," one rival said. "They'd have to have a terrible week to sell, I'd think."

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dodgers Have David Price Atop Trade Wish List

Jul 23, 2015 2:27 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have put David Price at the top of their wish list heading into next week's non-waiver trade deadline.

Privately, the Tigers are saying that a decision on Price's fate won't be made until next week.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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

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Trading Cespedes Would Make It Easier For Tigers To Re-Sign Him

Jul 23, 2015 2:24 PM

It may not initially make sense, but trading Yoenis Cespedes would make it easier for the Detroit Tigers to re-sign the slugger this winter

If the Tigers keep 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.

When Cespedes signed a a four-year, $36 million contract with the Oakland Athletics after leaving Cuba in Feb. 2012, his agent used leverage to gain the right for him to be released at the end of his deal. Cespedes, then represented by Adam Katz of the Wasserman Sports Group, is now under Roc Nation.

A team cannot extend a qualifying offer to a released player under the collective-bargaining agreement. Nor can it re-sign him as a free agent until after May 15 of the following year.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Angels Warming To Idea Of Adding Rental Hitters

Jul 23, 2015 7:20 AM

The Los Angeles 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.

That includes a possible deal for Yoenis Cespedes depending on the price.

Los Angeles would also like to add a bench piece capable of starting a few times each week.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs Have Expressed Interest In David Price

Jul 23, 2015 7:13 AM

According to multiple sources, the Chicago Cubs were among the first teams to express interest in acquiring David Price from the Detroit Tigers.

While the Cubs have expressed preliminary interest in the left-hander, eight or more teams are likely to consider dealing for Price over the next week if the Tigers do place him on the block.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Reportedly To Make David Price, Yoenis Cespedes Available

Jul 21, 2015 6:23 AM

The Detroit Tigers could position themselves as sellers at the trade deadline for the first time in years, according to a report.

David Price and Yoenis Cespedes will both become free agents after the season. The pair are expected to be made available in a trade as they could walk away without Detroit receiving anything more than a draft pick in free agency.

Dave Dombrowski hasn't tipped his hand, but the Tigers are falling out of the playoff picture and Miguel Cabrera may not return from the disabled list until mid-August.


Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Inquire With Rockies About John Axford

Jul 20, 2015 9:38 AM

The Detroit Tigers are among the teams that have inquired with the Colorado Rockies about reliever 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

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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David Price Doesn't Expect To Be Traded

Jul 14, 2015 7:59 AM

David Price doesn't expect the Detroit Tigers to deal him ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

In addition, Price isn't aware of any active discussions on an extension between the Tigers and his agent.

Bill Shaikin/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

Cespedes Isn't Sure If He'll Defend Home Run Derby Title
Yoenis Cespedes has won the last two Home Run Derby titles, but isn't sure if he'll try for a third.

Jason Beck/MLB

Brad Ausmus: 'Instant Replay Has Regressed'
Brad Ausmus didn't hide his frustration with Major League Baseball's replay system after a questionable call on Tuesday night.

Associated Press

Indians Spoil Justin Verlander's Return
Justin Verlander is scheduled to make his next start Thursday at Cincinnati.

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Justin Verlander Ks Nine In Second Rehab Start
Justin Verlander allowed an unearned run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings against Columbus on Saturday.

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