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Tigers Join Pursuit Of Matt Garza

The Tigers are a new suitor for Cubs right-hander Matt Garza.

Interest in Garza has picked up recently, according to Major League sources.

Multiple teams are pursuing the right-hander aggressively, increasing the odds that he will be dealt before spring training.

Via Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports


Tigers, Red Sox, Yankees And Blue Jays Interested In Garza

The belief is that Cubs president Theo Epstein will trade right-hander Matt Garza this winter.

There are a number of teams looking for a starter and the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers and perhaps even Orioles could discuss him with Chicago.

Via Boston Globe


Red Sox, Reds And Tigers Interested In Saunders

The Red Sox, Reds and Tigers are showing interest in free-agent left-hander Joe Saunders.

Saunders was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks after going 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA in 33 starts this past season.

Via Jim Bowden/ESPN.com (via Twitter)


Al Alburquerque Has Elbow Surgery

Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque has had surgery on his pitching elbow and is likely to be sidelined for the first half of the season.

Detroit says that the right-hander had a screw inserted during an operation Thursday by Dr. James Andrews.

Alburquerque is expected to start a throwing progression toward the end of spring training and potentially return to game action by the All-Star break.

Via Associated Press


Tigers Sign Octavio Dotel

The Tigers have bolstered their bullpen by signing veteran Octavio Dotel.

The contract is for one year with a team option for 2013.

When he takes the mound for Detroit next season, the right-handed reliever will be playing for a record 13th major league franchise.

Dotel, 38, is currently tied with Matt Stairs, Mike Morgan and Ron Villone after appearing in a game with 12 franchises.

Via Associated Press


Tigers Dec 2011 Archive

  • Nationals, Tigers Swap Relievers

    The Nationals acquired Ryan Perry from the Tigers for Collin Balester on Friday.

  • Report: Tigers Sign Dotel To One-Year Deal

    Octavio Dotel gives the Detroit depth in the bullpen and could become their seventh-inning man.

  • 30-Team MLB Scoop, Dec. 8 Edition

    Which teams are in, and which are out, on Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, the least likely Giant ever, the market for Ryan Madson and batting Miguel Cabrera third.