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The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players is tonight at 7:00pm Central. There will be a frenzy of non-tenders and trades today, but also some signings. For many players, there’s little pressure to agree to terms this week. The deadline for exchanging figures isn’t until January 13, with the hearings taking place in March.
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The Detroit Tigers continue to attack the waiver wire. On Friday, the Tigers claimed outfielder Bligh Madris off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Madris, a left-handed hitter with two minor-league options remaining, has played 39 games in his MLB career. The Tigers have not announced
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The Detroit Tigers have three relief pitchers who should generate significant trade interest this offseason: Gregory Soto, Joe Jiménez and Alex Lange. Teams are already calling. “We’ve gotten a lot of calls from teams already,” Scott Harris, president of baseball operations, said Nov. 8 at the general manager meetings in Las Vegas. “This is sort
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Since its inception in 1992, the Arizona Fall League has sent more than 60 percent of its participants and more than 3,000 players to the big leagues. That group includes Hall of Famers Roy Halladay, Derek Jeter and Mike Piazza, another Cooperstown lock in Albert Pujols and this year’s American League MVP (Aaron Judge) and
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Detroit — Another day, another roster deadline for Tigers president Scott Harris. By 8 p.m. Friday, decisions to tender contracts to nine arbitration-eligible players will be rendered. Those not tendered will be outrighted and become free agents — which was the fate of outfielder Victor Reyes earlier this week. Seven of the nine players played
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At 39 years old and in his first season back from Tommy John elbow surgery, Justin Verlander returned to the Houston Astros and completed one of the finest seasons of his career, which earned him his third Cy Young Award. The right-hander was unanimously voted the 2022 American League Cy Young Award winner Wednesday by the Baseball
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This story was excerpted from Jason Beck’s Tigers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. Rebuilds stall, but player service time doesn’t. And as the Tigers weigh their list of arbitration-eligible players ahead of Friday’s deadline to tender contracts, their decisions include several players
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The Tigers announced they have acquired outfielder Steele Walker from the Giants in exchange for cash considerations. Walker, 26, was a second round pick by the White Sox in the 2018 draft. He posted solid numbers coming up through Chicago’s system before the Rangers acquired him in the Nomar Mazara deal ahead of the 2020
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Detroit – Just two seasons ago, right-hander Kyle Funkhouser emerged as a versatile and vital part of the Tigers’ bullpen, covering 68.1 innings and posting a 3.42 ERA. Now, after missing the entire 2022 season with a shoulder injury that ultimately required surgery, he finds himself off the club’s 40-man roster and facing an uncertain
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The Tigers announced several roster moves in advance of tonight’s Rule 5 protection deadline. Five players have been added to the 40-man roster: right-handers Reese Olson and Brendan White, infielders Andre Lipcius and Wenceel Perez, as well as outfielder Parker Meadows. In corresponding moves, they designated righties Miguel Diaz and Kyle Funkhouser, catcher Michael Papierski
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The Detroit Tigers added five players to their 40-man roster — outfielder Parker Meadows, infielder Wenceel Perez, infielder Andre Lipcius, right-handed starter Reese Olson and right-handed reliever Brendan White — before Tuesday’s deadline to protect them from being selected in December’s 2022 Rule 5 draft. Olson is the Tigers’ No. 9 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, followed
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Detroit — The Tigers didn’t just hire a new hitting coach. They’ve installed a new hitting department. On Tuesday, the Tigers announced the hiring of Michael Brdar and Keith Beauregard as big-league hitting coaches and James Rowson as assistant hitting coach. Presumably, they will join holdover Adam Melhuse to make a four-man hitting group. The
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Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris and his former boss, San Francisco Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, have linked up on a trade. The Tigers acquired outfielder Steele Walker — the No. 46 overall pick in the 2018 draft — from the Giants for cash considerations, the team announced Tuesday. Walker made his
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DETROIT — The revamp of the Tigers’ Major League hitting instruction will include a former University of Michigan player and assistant (still in his 20s), a veteran Major League coach with American League Central ties and a longtime Minor League instructor in the Dodgers’ farm system. Together, through their different backgrounds, they’ll be tasked with
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