Detroit Tigers Wiretap

Tigers Sideline Michael Fulmer To Work On Mechanics

Mar 15, 2019 8:04 AM

Michael Fulmer will take a break from live pitching to work on his mechanics.

Specifically, the Detroit Tigers want him to work on lower-body mechanics.

"He took a step back to refine his lower-body mechanics," Ron Gardenhire said. "We have no timetable when he's going to get back on the mound."

Fulmer had a 4.69 ERA last year and his season was cut short by knee problems.

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Miguel Cabrera Hits First Home Run Since Last April

Mar 4, 2019 8:19 AM

For the first time since April 28, 2018, Miguel Cabrera slugged a home run for the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Cabrera played in just 38 games last season because of a biceps injury.

"He's feeling good. He's having a good time," Ron Gardenhire said. "He's actually been swinging good. We've seen him hit them all over the place in BP. It's all about timing. Been off a long, long time."

He's 6-for-11 with a home run, a double and three walks in five spring training games so far.

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Tigers, Josh Harrison Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Feb 21, 2019 10:09 AM

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with Josh Harrison, according to a source.

The Pittsburgh Pirates declined a $10.5 million option on Harrison for 2019 back in November.

The 31-year-old had spent his entire Major League career with the Pirates.

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Tigers Unlikely To Trade Nicholas Castellanos Until Midseason

Jan 28, 2019 8:26 AM

The Detroit Tigers haven't found a trade partner for Nicholas Castellanos and are unlikely to deal him until midseason.

His agent recently said Castellanos would prefer to be traded sooner rather than later.

"He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects," Castellanos' agent, David Meter, said. "That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into spring training."

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Nicholas Castellanos Hopes To Be Traded By Spring Training

Jan 25, 2019 8:02 AM

Nicholas Castellanos will be a free agent after the season and has made it clear to the Detroit Tigers that if he's traded he wants it to happen before Spring Training.

"He wants to win and understands the direction of the franchise right now is to procure prospects," said David Meter, Castellanos' agent. "That being said, he would rather start with his new club going into Spring Training."

Recently, Al Avila said the trade market for Castellanos has "been very frustrating."

The 26-year-old is due to make $9.95 million in 2019.

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Braves, Tigers Discussed Nick Castellanos Around Winter Meetings

Jan 9, 2019 8:05 AM

The Atlanta Braves would still like an upgrade in the corner outfield and remain active.

The Braves discussed Nick Castellanos with the Detroit Tigers around the Winter Meetings.

However, talks have stalled for now. The two clubs haven't made any progress towards a deal since those December talks, according to a source.

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Tigers To Start, Honor Victor Martinez

Sep 22, 2018 12:14 PM

Victor Martinez will be in the lineup for one final time Saturday in Detroit.

The longtime Tigers slugger announced before Friday night's 4-3 loss to the Royals that he will finish his 16-season career on Saturday.

 

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Victor Martinez 'Pretty Sure' He'll Retire After Season

Aug 16, 2018 7:57 AM

Victor Martinez says he's leaning towards retiring after this season.

"I'm pretty sure this is going to be it," Martinez said after Wednesday's game between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox. "Like I said, I'm just enjoying these last six weeks and finally go home."

Martinez, who will turn 40 in December, has struggled in his 16th Major League season.

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Tigers Trade Mike Fiers To Athletics

Aug 6, 2018 4:33 PM

The Oakland Athletics have acquired Mike Fiers from the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers will receive two players to be named later or cash considerations.

Fiers has a 3.48 ERA in 119 innings pitched over 21 starts this season.

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Indians Acquire Leonys Martin From Tigers For Willi Castro

Jul 31, 2018 1:31 PM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired Leonys Martin and Kyle Dowdy from the Detroit Tigers for Willi Castro.

Martin, 30, is batting .251 with nine home runs in 78 games this season, his first with the Tigers. 

Martin will be a free agent this winter.

Castro, 21, is batting .245 with five homers and 13 stolen bases this season at Double-A Akron.

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Tigers Listening To Offers For Michael Fulmer
Those around the league believe the Tigers will place a very high price on Fulmer.

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Shin-Soo Choo Extends On-Base Streak To 47 Games
Shin-Soo Choo reached on an infield single with two outs in the ninth inning on Sunday.

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Gardenhire Defends Tigers' Decision To Fire Bosio
Chris Posio was let go for what the team called insensitive comments toward a clubhouse attendant.

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Yankees Sent Scout To Watch Tigers' Michael Fulmer
New York is looking to add pitching before the trade deadline.

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Chris Bosio Claims Tigers Fired Him Over Misunderstanding
Chris Bosio says the Tigers fired him over a misunderstanding and that he will explore potential legal action against the organization.

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Tigers Fire Pitching Coach Following Insensitive Comment
The Tigers have fired pitching coach Chris Bosio after he made an insensitive comment toward at a team employee.

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Tigers Sign No. 1 Pick Casey Mize To Record $7.5M Bonus
The $7.5 million signing bonus is the second largest in draft history and the record under the current bonus pool system, which was implemented in 2012.

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A's Plan To Call Up Edwin Jackson To Start
The A's mark veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson's 13th major league team.

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Tigers-Royals To Play 2019 Game In Omaha
The Tigers and Royals will play a regular-season game in Omaha the week the 2019 College World Series opens, according to a source.

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Tigers Won't Change Plans Despite Relative Success
The Tigers have surprised at 36-37 after finishing with the worst record in the Major Leagues last year.

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Tigers Lose Miguel Cabrera To Season-Ending Injury
Miguel Cabrera ruptured his left biceps tendon on Tuesday night and will have surgery later this week.

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Tigers Select Casey Mize With No. 1 Pick
The Tigers used the first overall pick on Auburn right-hander Casey Mize.

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Tigers Considering Three Players At No. 1
The Tigers, who have the No. 1 pick, have narrowed down the candidates to be selected to three.

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Justin Verlander Thought His Career Was Over After 2014 Start
Justin Verlander worried that his Major League career might be over after a start against the Pirates on Aug. 11, 2014.

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Tigers Getting Calls About Francisco Liriano
Francisco Liriano signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Tigers this past winter.

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Miguel Cabrera Says He's 'Done Playing Hurt'
Miguel Cabrera believes that his efforts to play through injuries with the Tigers have been unappreciated and he is "done playing hurt."

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Miguel Cabrera Returns From Injury, Leaves With Strained Hamstring
Miguel Cabrera left Thursday's game after straining his right hamstring while taking second base in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium.

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Francisco Liriano Will Be In Tigers' Rotation
Francisco Liriano signed a one-year deal with the Tigers last month.

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Tigers, Francisco Liriano Agree To One-Year, $4M Deal
The Tigers have not decided whether Francisco Liriano will start or pitch out of the bullpen this season.

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Twins Have Interest In Chris Tillman
Chris Tillman is also reportedly drawing interest from the Tigers and his incumbent team, the Orioles.

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