1/30/2015 | Moya represents Tigers on Top 100 Prospects list
Slugging outfielder Steven Moya, come off a breakout season at Double-A Erie that earned him Eastern League Most Valuable Player honors, cracked MLBPipeline.com's list at 100, keeping the Tigers represented on the list for another year.
1/30/2015 | Miggy, Goldy sit atop MLB Network's rankings at first
Who is the best first baseman in the game today? MLB Network gave that title to Miguel Cabrera for a second straight year, but runner-up Paul Goldschmidt could make a move for the top spot this season.
1/29/2015 | Ausmus considering Avila for Tigers' 2-hole
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus insists he wasn't kidding when he mentioned Alex Avila last week as a candidate to bat second. How serious of a consideration Avila becomes, and how productive he can be there, might depend as much on the batter behind him, Miguel Cabrera.
1/29/2015 | Which prospects will make the Top 100 cut?
After an offseason filled with transactions and intrigue, Spring Training is fast approaching. That means it's time for the unveiling of the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Top 50 will be unveiled during a one-hour special on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and the entire list will be available on MLB.com.
1/29/2015 | When they were prospects: Price
David Price was the No. 1 pick in the 2007 Draft, and after closing out the 2008 American League Championship Series for Tampa Bay it was pretty obvious he would be the No. 1 prospect by MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo heading into 2009, and he was.
1/28/2015 | On the Cusp: Detroit Tigers
Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Tigers prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including outfielder Steven Moya and right-hander Buck Farmer, ranked No. 4 and 5 by MLB.com.
1/27/2015 | Castellanos off to Texas for defensive refresher course
Nick Castellanos spent last offseason at home in Miami taking ground balls from Omar Vizquel in preparation for his return to third base. This offseason, his followup work is taking him next week to Lubbock, Texas. It's an odd place to go for a South Florida native in the middle of winter. However, it's where Tigers defensive coordinator Matt Martin lives in the offseason.
1/26/2015 | Due to concussions, Avila switching mask
Alex Avila is committed to making the hockey-style catching mask work for him, whether it's comfortable or not. After concussions in each of the last three seasons, the Tigers' backstop is making the switch.
1/24/2015 | Tigers reportedly settle with Alburquerque
The Tigers reportedly agreed to terms with reliever Al Alburquerque on Saturday, taking care of their last remaining arbitration-eligible player.
1/24/2015 | Fans show their stripes at annual TigerFest
The roster was a little different, the stars a little less familiar for some. The weather was a little warmer by late January standards. The response for TigerFest was very familiar.
1/23/2015 | Caravan makes stops at firehouse, hospital on final leg
Alex Avila has had plenty of discussion about how much protection catchers need from foul tips and bats. As he donned a firefighter's suit Friday, it might have been a bit much.
1/23/2015 | Players, staff set for TigerFest at Comerica Park
The Tigers spent the last two days reaching out across Michigan to connect with their fan base. On Saturday, the fan base comes to Comerica Park to connect with the Tigers.
1/23/2015 | With new appreciation for game, Iglesias raring to go
Jose Iglesias briefly caught himself in a time warp Thursday when he was asked about working with infield coach Omar Vizquel this spring. "I can't wait," he said. "We've got a new manager ... " Brad Ausmus was new last spring.
1/21/2015 | Scherzer's rise altered chances of deal with Tigers
It turns out the six-year, $144 million offer the Tigers made to Max Scherzer was their last real chance to sign him. It was not necessarily their best chance.
1/19/2015 | Scherzer makes gains under Jones' tutelage
Max Scherzer is the second pitcher that Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones has coached who has ended up signing a seven-year contract worth $180 million or more, joining Justin Verlander. Once Rick Porcello's situation is resolved in Boston, Jones could have three pupils with well over $400 million in contracts.
1/19/2015 | Tigers moving on after Scherzer agrees with Nats
In the end, the long goodbye to Max Scherzer lasted 10 months. It began with that late March morning in Spring Training, when the Tigers announced they had made Scherzer a long-term contract offer -- $144 million over six years -- that Scherzer turned down. It became official in the wee hours of a late January morning, with next Spring Training on the horizon.
1/17/2015 | Tigers find top talent comes with hefty Price
David Price's final arbitration year will cost the Tigers a cool $19.75 million, the largest one-year deal in history for a player who filed for arbitration. While the club can do nothing else this winter and still have a team worthy of some top-of-the-AL Central forecasts for 2015, we're really starting to see the vulnerability that comes with retaining or obtaining star talent in today's game.
1/16/2015 | Price, Tigers reach record compromise
The Tigers and left-hander David Price have agreed to a record $19.75 million deal for 2015 to avoid avoid arbitration, according to CBS Sports. The club has not confirmed the deal.
1/15/2015 | Tigers unveil full winter caravan schedule
Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez spent their 2014 season serving up extra offense in the Tigers' lineup. Next Thursday, they'll be serving up chicken wings in Rochester and posing for pictures in Troy. Those are two of the scheduled stops on next week's annual Tigers Winter Caravan, which will take much of Detroit's roster out into the community for two days before the community joins the players at Comerica Park for TigerFest next Saturday.
1/15/2015 | Miggy improving, no longer in walking boot
Miguel Cabrera took another step Thursday in his rehab from foot and ankle surgery. He took that step without the aid of a walking boot.
1/15/2015 | Tigers outright reliever Putkonen to Triple-A
The Tigers held onto a piece of their relief depth when Luke Putkonen cleared waivers. The right-handed long reliever has been outrighted to Triple-A Toledo, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
1/14/2015 | Price headlines quartet of Tigers eligible for arbitration
The Tigers have not faced a salary arbitration ruling since Dave Dombrowski took over as team president/general manager in 2002. That streak is about to be put to the test once again. All four Tigers eligible for arbitration -- David Price, J.D. Martinez, Alfredo Simon and Al Alburquerque -- officially filed by Tuesday's deadline.
1/13/2015 | Trammell jumps at chance to share baseball insight
Alan Trammell, who recently rejoined the Tigers as a special assistant, is excited to embark on the next phase of a baseball career now approaching 40 years. Whether it's in an offseason youth camp or Spring Training, he doesn't pass up an opportunity to pass on his passion and knowledge for the game.
1/12/2015 | Market for Scherzer is an unconventional course
The Max Scherzer free-agent market has defied what we think of as normal procedure. The righty's market may currently be in the range between enigma and mystery, but there remains a widespread belief that Scherzer and his agent, Scott Boras, will end up with a contract very much like the one that they want.
1/9/2015 | In playing days, Ausmus owned new Tigers lefty Gorzelanny
Tom Gorzelanny's signing, not surprisingly, was welcome news to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, who now has a veteran lefty in his much-scrutinized bullpen. If anyone should know what he's getting with Gorzelanny, it's Ausmus.
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