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Lloyd McClendon To Manage Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens

Nov 24, 2015 7:03 AM

The Detroit Tigers have hired Lloyd McClendon to manage the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

The Mud Hens saw longtime manager Larry Parrish retire after this past season.

"It's an honor to come back to the Detroit Tigers organization," McClendon said in a statement. "I've been to Fifth Third Field many times in the past. It's a wonderful ballpark and the fans are outstanding. It should be a very enjoyable summer for us."

McClendon was dismissed by the Seattle Mariners last month.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Acquire Cameron Maybin From Braves

Nov 21, 2015 1:29 AM

The Tigers have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Braves in exchange for left-handers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. 

Maybin, 28, returns to the organization that drafted him. The Tigers took Maybin in the first round in 2005, and he made his major league debut for Detroit in 2007 before being traded to the Marlins as a key prospect in the deal that brought Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Tigers Interested In Bringing Back Doug Fister

Nov 19, 2015 8:22 AM

The Detroit Tigers are among the teams interested in free-agent pitcher Doug Fister.

Fister is coming off a poor season that saw his velocity dip and him lose his place in the starting rotation for the Washington Nationals.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Joakim Soria Eyeing Three-Year, $27M Deal

Nov 18, 2015 8:20 PM

Joakim Soria is seeking a three-year deal in the $27 million range, according to a report.

Soria, who turns 32 in May, is considered the second-best reliever on the free agent market next to Darren O'Day.

O'Day is reportedly looking for a four-year deal worth as much as $36 million.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Acquire Francisco Rodriguez From Brewers

Nov 18, 2015 4:49 PM

The Detroit Tigers have acquired Francisco Rodriguez in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Rodriguez tallied 38 saves in 40 chances and had a 2.21 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 57 innings last season for the Brewers.

"It's something that me and my family are looking forward ... knowing a little bit more about my future, where I'm going to be at next year," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez, who turns 34 in January, is due $5.5 million in 2016 with a $6 million option for 2017 that includes a $4 million buyout.


Tags: Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tigers Increase Analytics Department

Nov 16, 2015 9:13 AM

The Detroit Tigers have expanded their analytics department under general manager Al Avila.

The department has gone from one to three people, with "a couple of consultants outside the office and a few interns."

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

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Tigers Interested In Signing Hisashi Iwakuma

Nov 11, 2015 8:33 AM

The Detroit Tigers haven't revealed all their targets, but general manager Al Avila acknowledged on Tuesday that they have interest in Hisashi Iwakuma.

The Tigers aren't expected to pursue any of the elite arms on the market, but are expected to add to starters to the rotation.

The Seattle Mariners are very interested in re-signing Iwakuma.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Will Meet With Soria's Representatives This Week

Nov 9, 2015 12:15 PM

The Detroit Tigers will meet with representatives for Joakim Soria at this week's general manager's meetings.

The Tigers traded Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates at this summer's non-waiver deadline, but Dave Dombrowski was in charge of personnel at the time.

Tony Paul/Detroit News

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Tigers Decline Opton On Joe Nathan For 2016

Nov 3, 2015 7:05 PM

The Detroit Tigers have declined Joe Nathan's 2016 option.

Nathan has a $1 million buyout on his deal that Detroit will have to pay.

The 40-year-old sustained an elbow injury in April that ended his 2015 season, a torn ulnar collateral ligament and a flexor pronator tear in his right arm.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Daniel Norris Has Successful Surgery, Says He's Cancer Free

Oct 30, 2015 7:29 AM

Daniel Norris says he's had successful surgery on the cancerous growth on his thyroid.

The Detroit Tigers pitcher announced on social media that he's "cancer free." Norris went 3-2 with a 3.75 ERA this season in 13 starts for the Toronto Blue Jays and Tigers. He was traded to the Tigers in late July as part of the David Price deal.

Associated Press

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Rich Dubee To Become Detroit's Pitching Coach
Rich Dubee, 58, was a longtime pitching coach for the Phillies before joining the Braves organization as a minor league pitching coordinator in 2013.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Torii Hunter Retiring After 19 Seasons
Torii Hunter told the Star Tribune he began the year believing this would be his last in baseball, and he wants to focus on his family, with two of his sons playing college football.


Daniel Norris Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer
Daniel Norris revealed Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery this offseason.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Tigers, J.D. Martinez Have Mutual Interest In Extension
J.D. Martinez, 28, is entering his second season of arbitration eligibility after earning $3 million last year.

Chris Iott/MLive

Rajai Davis Wants To Remain With Tigers
Rajai Davis would like to remain with the Tigers, but the decision isn't entirely up to him.

Chris Iott/MLive

Tigers To Retain Brad Ausmus As Manager
Brad Ausmus said he was both "excited and relieved" to learn of the news.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Tigers Players Back Discipline Of Bruce Rondon
With that said, Rondon's teammates would welcome him back with open arms if he uses this disciplinary action to work on those areas that appear to be lacking.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Tigers Send Bruce Rondon Home, Cite 'Effort'
The move was a mutual decision by Brad Ausmus and general manager Al Avila.


Verlander Wishes Fans Were More Positive
Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander is a big believer in positive energy.

Mets, Tigers Agreed On Cespedes Trade Minutes Before Deadline
The July 31 trade that saw the Tigers send Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets was agreed on just minutes before the deadline.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tigers Haven't Made Decision On Brad Ausmus
The Tigers say they haven't made a decision regarding the future of Brad Ausmus despite reports that they plan to fire him as manager after the season.


Report: Brad Ausmus To Be Let Go By Tigers
The Tigers will dismiss Brad Ausmus as manager at the end of the season, according to a report by WDIV-TV's Bernie Smilovitz.

Jason Beck/MLB

Verlander Disappointed, But Not Complaining
Justin Verlander and the Tigers lost 4-0 to the Indians on Sunday.

Jose Iglesias Out Two Weeks With Fractured Finger
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has a chip fracture in his right middle finger.

Brad Ausmus On Hot Seat In Detroit
Brad Ausmus is in jeopardy of losing his job as manager as the Tigers occupy last place in the American League Central.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Justin Verlander Loses No-Hit Bid In Ninth
Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander threw a one-hit shutout at the Angels on Wednesday night.

Shane Greene To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery
Tigers pitcher Shane Greene finishes the season with a 4-8 record.

Jered Weaver: Dugout Rant Not Directed At Mike Trout
Angels starter Jered Weaver said his rant was directed at himself and the club as a whole.

Verlander Urges MLB To Extend Protective Netting
Justin Verlander feels additional protective netting needs to be addressed immediately.

Tigers Acquire Randy Wolf From Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have traded Randy Wolf to the Tigers in exchange for cash considerations.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

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