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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. The Tigers have had some Spring Trainings over the years with so many non-roster invitees — either prospects getting experiences or veterans trying to win jobs — that they’ve had to add lockers
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At first blush, it was one of those typical, lower-profile MLB offseason moves any team makes. But this hinted at something more intriguing, especially by a team hurting for firepower, when in December new Tigers boss Scott Harris signed a minor-league, free-agent outfielder named Diego Rincones. Rincones, only 23, was a right-handed batter, 6-foot, 175
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Detroit Tigers infielder César Hernández, who blasted a career-high 21 home runs across 637 plate appearances with the Cleveland Guardians in 2021, ran into a travel issue amid MLB’s lockout last offseason. He went to native Venezuela to celebrate Christmas with his family and realized his passport had expired. The 32-year-old held a green card,
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Righty Collin Balester was part of the last-ever Montreal Expos draft in 2004, as the club took him in the fourth round out of Huntington Beach High School.  Though he came from a surfing family, according to Baseball America, Balester moved quickly through the lower minors.  By 2007, he was considered the Nationals’ best prospect
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Detroit — The Tigers on Monday released a list of 22 non-roster players who have been invited to big-league camp, including a smaller-than-usual group of prospects, featuring third baseman Colt Keith (ranked No. 6 by MLB Pipeline), third baseman and outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy (No. 7) and catcher Dillon Dingler (No. 11). Neither 2021 first-round pick
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Outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy, infielder Colt Keith and a few more prospects headline the Detroit Tigers‘ non-roster invitees for MLB spring training. Camp officially opens Feb. 13 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers are bringing 22 minor-league players to big-league spring training, part of the team’s 62-player roster. The other players are members of the 40-man roster.
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When the offseason began, the Detroit Tigers targeted a right-handed hitting outfielder in free agency. But they didn’t stop at the major-league level. In the majors, the Tigers acquired Matt Vierling in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies. In the minors, president of baseball operations Scott Harris went with a player he knew from his
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Former Detroit Tigers second baseman Lou Whitaker wasn’t up for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year, which was travesty enough. The election, however, of former St. Louis Cardinals third basemen Scott Rolen (and, less so, Fred McGriff), put into sharper relief the inequity that Sweet Lou’s ongoing omission represents. We don’t
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