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LAS VEGAS — Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris is fond of working the waiver wire. On Thursday, Harris went back to the well by claiming infielder Andy Ibáñez off waivers from the Texas Rangers, the team announced. Harris has made four waiver claims since taking over day-to-day operations of the Tigers in early
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LAS VEGAS — The roster purge is underway. Detroit Tigers outfielder Daz Cameron, acquired from the Houston Astros in the 2017 Justin Verlander trade, was claimed off waivers Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles, the Tigers announced. The 25-year-old played 73 games over three seasons with the Tigers. THE HARRIS PLAN: Biggest priority for Tigers this
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The Detroit Tigers dodged a bullet. Right-hander Matt Manning, currently on the 60-day injured list, is “symptom-free” after being shut down in late September with a right forearm strain, the team announced Tuesday. He was scheduled to visit Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas for further evaluation following the regular season. Manning, 24, is performing his
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LAS VEGAS — Scott Harris, new president of baseball operations, promised to reveal the Detroit Tigers‘ priorities for the offseason at the general manager meetings this week at the Conrad at Resorts World. He kept his promise. Harris, in his second month leading the Tigers, didn’t plunge into too many specifics, but he shared the primary
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Nearly three decades after his final game, Lou Whitaker took another swing and a miss on Monday. The Baseball Hall of Fame released its ballot for the “Contempory Baseball Era” committee, covering players who starred in MLB from 1980 forward and the longtime Detroit Tigers second baseman was left off. Instead, December’s committee ballot features
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The World Series is over, and the offseason is officially underway. Before we know it, hot stove season will catch fire and spring training will be right around the corner. The annual general manager meetings begin Monday in Las Vegas, a precursor to the usually transaction-heavy winter meetings December in San Diego. The World Series
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Trailing by two runs, Javier Báez stepped to the plate in September against Kansas City Royals right-handed reliever Dylan Coleman in the eighth inning. Zack Greinke tossed seven scoreless innings that night at Comerica Park, and immediately following his exit, the Detroit Tigers worked the bases loaded with one out. Báez watched a first-pitch slider
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If the Detroit Tigers want him, they’ll have to get him again on the open market. Left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin plans to decline his 2023 player option, worth $6.5 million plus a $500,000 signing bonus, and become a free agent this offseason, according to a source with knowledge to the situation. The Tigers could re-sign
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The Detroit Tigers will have a new manager in Triple-A Toledo next season. Lloyd McClendon, who managed the Mud Hens to an 87-63 record, won’t return to the organization for the 2023 season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. After this season ended, McClendon met with vice president of player development Ryan
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Jason Foley polished up his game last offseason. The primary focus was his mental game, evident when he entered spring training overflowing with confidence. His sinker, velocity, pitch movements, arm angle and ground-ball rate have intrigued the Detroit Tigers for a few years, and after an 11-game taste of the big leagues last season, he
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Before she became a sports media star, before she drew the ire of former President Donald Trump, and before she developed into a national columnist and podcast host, Jemele Hill was a Free Press sports writer. The Detroit native and Michigan State alumnus who started her journalism career as an apprentice with the Free Press,
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The Detroit Tigers have a new scouting director. Mark Conner, who has worked for the San Diego Padres since 2010, has been hired as the Tigers’ amateur scouting director under new assistant general manager Rob Metzler, sources with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press on Saturday. Conner served as the Padres’ scouting director
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