Detroit Tigers Wiretap

Tigers Open To Dealing Veterans At Deadline

Jun 13, 2019 8:08 AM

The Detroit Tigers are open to trading almost any veteran on their roster ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, according to sources.

The Tigers will listen to offers for Matthew Boyd, Shane Greene and Nicholas Castellanos.

Detroit's front office is seeking deals that would strengthen the team’s roster for 2021 and beyond.

Jon Morosi/MLB

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Indians, Rangers, Tigers Have Watched James Shields Throw Recently

May 7, 2019 8:31 AM

Officials from the Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers have watched James Shields throw in recent weeks.

Shields, 37, remains intent on continuing his Major League career.

As of Monday evening, Shields was not close to signing with a club, but his market is expected to take shape over the next few weeks.

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Tigers Prospect Casey Mize Throws No-Hitter

Apr 30, 2019 8:05 AM

Detroit Tigers top prospect Casey Mize pitched a no-hitter for the Erie Seawolves in his Double-A debut on Monday night.

Mize was the No. 1 overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft.

He faced one batter over the minimum and needed just 98 pitches to shut down the Altoona Curve.


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White Sox Tie MLB Record With 20 K's

Apr 28, 2019 7:31 PM

The White Sox entered their series finale on Sunday against the Tigers with the worst rotation ERA in baseball and the second-worst overall mark. They exited it with a new strikeout record.

Reynaldo Lopez and three relievers combined to strike out 20 Tigers in Chicago's 4-1 win at Guaranteed Rate Field. That tied the MLB record for a nine-inning game.

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Matt Moore To Have Knee Surgery

Apr 14, 2019 4:27 PM

Detroit left-hander Matt Moore will undergo surgery this week to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The Tigers said Sunday they won't have a definite timetable for Moore's return until after Wednesday's scheduled procedure in Dallas, although Moore said he's hoping for a recovery time of four to six weeks.

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Matt Moore Leaves Game With Knee Sprain, Headed To IL

Apr 6, 2019 3:30 PM

Matt Moore left Detroit's game against Kansas City on Saturday with a sprained right knee after pitching the first three innings.

Detroit announced it would put Moore on the 10-day injured list.

Daniel Norris, who pitched three innings in relief of Moore, is joining the rotation in his place.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Injury, Misc Rumor

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney

Mar 28, 2019 12:31 PM

MLB is seeking to gain control of local broadcasting agreements with teams and has placed a bid to purchase regional sports networks from Disney.

Disney acquired 22 RSNs as part of its $71 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox's entertainment business.

“There’s tremendous revenue disparity in our game, and I think that if we had more of a national model closer to where the NFL is it would solve a lot of those competitive issues for us, kind of level the playing field,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday.

“I think that all of the difficult issues for baseball, if you took that revenue disparity out of the picture, would be easier.”

The New York Yankees have a right of first refusal to buy back control of their YES Network and have arranged partners for their own deal. MLB wants to purchase the remaining networks.

“Strategically, it would be a very interesting move for us,” Manfred said during a breakfast at The Paley Center for Media.

“Our game has always had sort of a national broadcast component that’s come out of New York. But the bulk of our business has been local. And the idea of a central baseball having more control over local rights is one that’s really intriguing to us. If we do the transaction, we’ll do it on the theory that we will try to accumulate more.”

Leagues and teams are worried how the cord-cutting trend will impact this business.

“You’re buying an ongoing RSN business, which generates really significant profits right now,” Manfred said. “I think everybody knows that it’s probably going to degrade over time as the cable model erodes.

“I think for us, we’d be prepared to live with that, run out of profitability and at the end of that runout, assuming it comes to some sort of a hard end, we would be in control of the content, which we fundamentally believe in, and we think that holding it as a lead better positions us to figure out exactly what that next distribution model is going to look like for the benefit of the league, as opposed to having some kind of private equity firm owning the RSNs.”

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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.

Associated Press

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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.

Associated Press

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Tigers, Josh Harrison Agree Upon One-Year Deal
The Pirates declined a $10.5 million option on Josh Harrison for 2019 back in November.


Tigers Unlikely To Trade Nicholas Castellanos Until Midseason
Nicholas Castellanos would prefer to be traded sooner rather than later.

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free Press

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

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free Press

Braves, Tigers Discussed Nick Castellanos Around Winter Meetings
The Braves would still like an upgrade in the corner outfield and remain active.

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Tigers To Start, Honor Victor Martinez
Longtime Tiger' Victor Martinez will finish his 16-year career on Saturday.

Victor Martinez 'Pretty Sure' He'll Retire After Season
Victor 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
The Tigers will receive two players to be named later or cash considerations.


Indians Acquire Leonys Martin From Tigers For Willi Castro
Leonys Martin is batting .251 with nine home runs in 78 games this season, his first with the Tigers.


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.

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

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

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

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.


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.

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