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Willi Castro wasn’t mad when the Detroit Tigers removed him from the shortstop position early in the 2021 season. As his development continued, he actually took a liking to his new role, featuring a multitude of responsibilities. The 25-year-old sees himself as a more valuable player. “I really feel comfortable in every position that I
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The Detroit Tigers won’t mirror the Chicago Cubs, where president of baseball operations Scott Harris began his career as an executive under Theo Epstein. They won’t copy the San Francisco Giants, either, where Harris was previously employed under Farhan Zaidi. And they won’t emulate the Tampa Bay Rays, where new vice president and assistant general
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Hide Caption Meet Scott Harris: New Tigers exec has impressive resume Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris previously worked with a World Series-winning team (Cubs) and ran a 107-win team (Giants) Tyler J. Davis, Wochit The Detroit Tigers have hired Tampa Bay Rays senior director of amateur scouting Rob Metzler as the organization’s
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The Detroit Tigers discussed with assistant general manager David Chadd a potential new role within the organization. Instead, the Tigers and Chadd have mutually parted ways, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Chadd, who is well-respected within the scouting community, plans to pursue others opportunities in baseball. He had two years remaining on
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The Detroit Tigers are nearly three weeks into their offseason. A lot is happening behind the scenes. This weekend, the Tigers informed senior director of medical services Kevin Rand, who spent 20 years with the organization, that his contract would not be renewed for the 2023 season, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
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When Julio Rodríguez and the Seattle Mariners came to Comerica Park in August, the topic of long-term contract extensions came up in a pregame conversation with Detroit Tigers rookie outfielder Riley Greene. Rodríguez, also a rookie, signed a complex contract — one of the most unique in baseball history — earlier that month and is now tied
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Scott Harris has decisions to make. The Detroit Tigers‘ 40-man roster is currently full, plus nine players on the 60-day injured list who must be reinstated after the World Series: Beau Brieske, Kyle Funkhouser, Rony García, Matt Manning, Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal, Spencer Turnbull, Jake Rogers and Austin Meadows. Two free agents — Tucker Barnhart and
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When the Detroit Tigers signed left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez to a five-year, $77 million contract last November, the agreement signified the organization’s push for a long-awaited appearance in the postseason. Rodriguez, a 2018 World Series winner as a member of the Boston Red Sox, was supposed to pave the way for his peers. Manager A.J. Hinch
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Detroit Tigers CEO and chairman Christopher Ilitch likes to talk about resources. When the Tigers introduced new president of baseball operations Scott Harris in late September, Ilitch was asked about the addition of a general manager to the front office. Ilitch deferred to Harris, who plans to hire a general manager, before sharing a reminder
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The Detroit Tigers, led by new president of baseball operations Scott Harris, have claimed two players off waivers in the past week. Utility infielder Jermaine Palacios, formerly with the Minnesota Twins, joined the 40-man roster Tuesday. On Friday, the Tigers added catcher Michael Papierski, a ninth-round pick by the Houston Astros in 2017, from the
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Matt Manning slammed his glove into the bench in the Comerica Park dugout on Sept. 28. He wanted to pitch despite discomfort in his right forearm, but Detroit Tigers coaches and trainers wouldn’t let him, so manager A.J. Hinch scratched his starter a couple minutes before his scheduled first pitch against the Chicago White Sox.
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