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Evan Petzold   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull reacts to first spring training start Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull talks Thursday, March 4, 2021, about his first spring training outing. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — There were plenty of options for Nomar Mazara, a 25-year-old outfielder
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers utility infielder Greg Garcia is feeling déjà vu. He recalls playing for the 2019 San Diego Padres, a team that finished at the bottom of the National League West. One year later, with some noteworthy acquisitions, the Padres surged to the NLDS, snapping a 13-year playoff drought.
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — There are high hopes for Spencer Torkelson, the Detroit Tigers‘ prized prospect and 2020 No. 1 overall draft pick. After watching him crush a barrage of home runs with a smooth swing at Arizona State it makes you wonder what will happen next. Steamrolling through the minor leagues? Reaching
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — A new face entered the Detroit Tigers‘ spring training facility as the team prepared for its matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays: Outfielder Nomar Mazara, and it won’t be long before he slides into the lineup. The 25-year-old battled a lengthy delay for travel and work visa issues while attempting
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers won, 8-2, against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers improved to 3-2 in Grapefruit League play. What happened The game only lasted seven innings — this is expected to be the final shortened contest for the Tigers
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press  LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch wants everyone to understand there’s a bright future ahead for one of his top prospects. He believes this player is important to keep in mind for now and in the future. Third baseman Isaac Paredes — ranked No. 6 in the farm system by MLB
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Jeff Seidel | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — There were first-round draft picks everywhere you looked on Wednesday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium. During warmups, Derek Hill was the first on the field. The Detroit Tigers’ first selection in 2014, Hill went through a routine by himself, stretching his arms and legs, as his teammates came out of the
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Kirkland Crawford   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption What Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch watches for in early spring games Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch explains what he looks for in early spring training games, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, before a game vs. Phillies. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers
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Kirkland Crawford | Detroit Free Press Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers (2-1) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (0-2) When: 1:05 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Fla. TV: None. Radio: WXYT-AM (1270; other radio affiliates). First-pitch weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 74 degrees. Probable starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Daniel Norris (3-1, 3.25 ERA in 2020) vs.
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Bob Nightengale | USA TODAY SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Major League Baseball informed its teams that they will open the season with alternate site camps once again and push the Class AAA season back a month, according to an MLB official with direct knowledge of the situation. The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because
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Evan Petzold   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Watching Riley Greene’s dad watch the Detroit Tigers’ prospect bat vs. Yankees As Detroit Tigers prospect Riley Greene hits against Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole during the March 1, 2021, exhibition, Greene’s dad, Alan, watches. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press BRADENTON, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers
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Kirkland Crawford| Detroit Free Press Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers (1-1) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-0) When: 1 p.m. Tuesday. Where: LECOM Park, Bradenton, Florida. TV: None. Radio: WXYT-AM (1270; other radio affiliates). First-pitch weather forecast: Cloudy, 79 degrees. Probable starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Casey Mize (0-3, 6.99 ERA in 2020) vs. Pirates RHP JT Brubaker (1-3, 4.94
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TAMPA, Fla. — It’s a long shot. Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo, at the center of the dilemma, knows it. Manager AJ Hinch knows, too. General manager Al Avila understands the track records of Rule 5 draft picks aren’t strong, but he wanted to take a chance on someone with big  upside this winter. So, Avila selected Baddoo
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