Show Caption Hide Caption Why Detroit Tigers owner Christopher Ilitch signed Javier Baez Detroit Tigers owner Christopher Ilitch and general manager Al Avila discuss the future of the franchise Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press The Detroit Tigers added a pair of right-handed relievers — Elvis Alvarado and Nick Kuzia — to the organization
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The Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft is complete. The pick-by-pick results are below. Typically, the Rule 5 Draft consists of Major League and Minor League phases, but since all Major League transactions are frozen until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place, only the Minor League phase took place during this
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Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez stood on the mound Friday to pitch the ninth inning, making his season debut for Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League. The 26-year-old clashed with three batters: Vimael Machin, Nelson Velazquez and Mark Contreras. He retired his opponents in order, striking out Machin and Contreras, to earn the save
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There’s a new person in charge of the fan experience at Little Caesars Arena and other Ilitch-owned properties. Chris McGowan comes to the area after nine years with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. His official title is president and chief executive officer of Ilitch Sports + Entertainment (IS+E), the business division of the Detroit Red
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For the past two seasons, Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario has been the best player on the roster. The 28-year-old — boasting a team-high 4.8 WAR — played 201 of a possible 220 games, hitting .278 with 53 doubles, 23 home runs and 96 RBIs. He also posted a .356 on-base percentage, 10.2% walk rate and 22.1% strikeout rate. He was worth plus-three defensive runs
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Detroit — Chris McGowan, a former executive with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, has been named president and CEO of Ilitch Sports & Entertainment. In the role, McGowan will oversee the business division of the Tigers, Red Wings, The District Detroit, Olympia Parking and the Ilitches’ stake in 313 Presents. McGowan,
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DETROIT — Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., announced on Monday that accomplished sports and entertainment executive Chris McGowan has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Ilitch Sports + Entertainment (IS+E), the business division of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, The District Detroit, Olympia Parking and the Ilitch joint
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DETROIT — The Tigers checked off the bulk of their offseason shopping list just a few days ago. On Sunday, they did their part to help local families do the same for the holidays. The Tigers teamed up with their neighbors, the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, to host the Hometown Holiday Assist, providing nearly 100
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Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila picked up his phone. It was Nov. 3. Players had just officially become free agents and teams could contact player representatives. Before calling anyone else, Avila dialed the number for Nick Chanock, senior vice president of baseball at Wasserman Media Group. Chanock is Javier Baez’s agent. “He was their top target the
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The fine folks at BreakingT have done it again, this time celebrating the newest infield phenom for the Detroit Tigers: Javier Báez! Javy’s most well-known nickname, “El Mago” is one he has certainly earned with his dazzling defensive displays (forgive me, I love alliteration a bit too much sometimes). “El Mago” means “The Magician” in
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That the Detroit Tigers got to 77 wins in 2021, especially considering they had NINE through the first fifth of the season, was surprising, if not shocking. They did so despite having several glaring holes — first base, second base, shortstop, center field — for the entire season, plus a rotation with just two pitchers who lasted from Opening
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