Detroit Tigers Wiretap

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

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.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor

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.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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.


Tags: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Tigers Listening To Offers For Michael Fulmer

Jul 13, 2018 7:07 AM

The Detroit Tigers are believed to be listening to offers for Michael Fulmer ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

"They are entertaining offers," a rival executive said.

Those around the league believe the Tigers will place a very high price on Fulmer.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Shin-Soo Choo Extends On-Base Streak To 47 Games

Jul 8, 2018 7:27 PM

Rangers designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo reached on an infield single with two outs in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers to extend his on-base streak to 47 games.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Gardenhire Defends Tigers' Decision To Fire Bosio

Jun 30, 2018 12:38 PM

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire on Friday defended the decision to fire pitching coach Chris Bosio for what the team called insensitive comments toward a clubhouse attendant.

"I think this has been a reality check for everybody that hey, we're not going to stand for this anymore," Gardenhire told reporters Friday. "We've got to get this out of lives and our systems and treat each other with respect.

"This has been going on and it's probably overdue and it needs to be pushed even harder. This is why the Tigers did what they've had to do, which is very important."

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor

Yankees Sent Scout To Watch Tigers' Michael Fulmer

Jun 29, 2018 8:07 AM

The New York Yankees sent a scout to watch Michael Fulmer pitch Thursday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics.

New York is looking to add pitching before the trade deadline. They have also shown interest in the New York Mets' Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard.

"… I'll stay engaged with the Mets as well as every other club and see where it takes us," Brian Cashman said. "I don't think I'll have any dialogue with the Boston Red Sox. I'll take them off the call list. But other than that, we'll be very busy trying to improve ourselves."

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

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

Chris Bosio Claims Tigers Fired Him Over Misunderstanding

Jun 29, 2018 7:44 AM

Chris Bosio says the Detroit Tigers fired him over a misunderstanding and that he will explore potential legal action against the organization.

The former pitching coach was fired earlier this week for using what the team called insensitive comments toward a club employee.

"I'm crushed," Bosio said. "I'm absolutely crushed. I still can't believe it's gotten to this point."

Bosio explained his side of the story to USA Today. He says he used the word "monkey" to describe pitcher Daniel Stumpf, who is white. However, Bosio said a clubhouse attendant who is African-American overheard what he said and thought Bosio was talking about him.

"Someone in our coaches' room asked me [Monday afternoon] about Stumpf," Bosio said. "And I said, "Oh, you mean 'Spider Monkey.' That's his nickname. He's a skinny little white kid who makes all of these funny faces when he works out.

"The kid [clubhouse attendant] thought we were talking about him. He got all upset. He assumed we were talking about him. I said, 'No, no, no. We're talking about Stumpf.'

"And that was it. I swear on my mom and dad's graves, there was nothing else to it."


Tags: Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor

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.


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.

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.


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.

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

Associated Press

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.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

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."


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.


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

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.

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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Angels Acquire Ian Kinsler From Tigers
Ian Kinsler, 35, is due to earn $11 million next season in the final year of his contract.


Jack Morris, Alan Trammell Elected To HOF
Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were elected by the Modern Baseball Era Committee after falling short of induction before.

Mike Fiers Reaches $6M Deal With Tigers
Mike Fiers led the Astros with 153⅓ innings pitched during the 2017 regular season, but wasn't part of the postseason roster during the team's title run.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tigers In Preliminary Talks With Chris Tillman
Chris Tillman is coming off the least productive season of his career, but from 2013-16 he averaged 32 starts and 190 innings per season with a 3.91 ERA.

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Nationals Considering Reuniting With Jordan Zimmerman
Jordan Zimmerman spent the first seven years of his career with the Nationals.