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Bryan Garcia ended his rookie season in the role he had dreamed about since turning pro: a Major League closer getting big outs. The Tigers right-hander also had a better record stranding inherited baserunners than any other MLB reliever — a perfect 11-for-11, including bases-loaded jams on back-to-back nights in Bryan Garcia ended his rookie
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Matthew Boyd was the Tigers’ Opening Day starter four months ago after spending part of the coronavirus shutdown keeping his arm fresh throwing long-toss in local parks. He was the team’s player representative for the MLB Players Association in the clubhouse this season, helping guide them through negotiations to play Matthew Boyd was the Tigers’
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A World Series champion has been crowned and free agency has begun, but the 2020 baseball season isn’t quite over yet. Winter leagues in Mexico and the Dominican Republic are underway and seasons in Australia and other countries are scheduled to start in the next few weeks. While winter ball A World Series champion has
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Gene Roof was a Triple-A outfielder in his late 20s in 1986 when new Tigers player development director Joe McDonald approached him with an offer. His playing days were numbered, but McDonald was interested in making Roof a coach for their Triple-A club in Toledo. One problem: Longtime Tigers general Gene Roof was a Triple-A
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The Tigers’ pipeline of pitching prospects continues to churn players toward Detroit’s roster. The team added four pitchers — all former first-round picks — to its 40-man roster on Friday, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Right-handers Matt Manning, Alex Faedo and Alex Lange join left-hander Joey Wentz The Tigers’ pipeline of pitching
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There are 11 teenagers on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list, starting at the very top with Rays shortstop Wander Franco. But only one member of the Top 100 is also the youngest prospect on his organization’s Top 30 list: Yankees outfielder Jasson Dominguez. We detail every system’s youngest Top 30 prospect below, where you’ll
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Brandon Dixon, the Tigers’ home run leader in 2019, will be swinging for the fences overseas next year. The ballclub announced Thursday morning that they’ve requested unconditional release waivers on the utility player so that he can pursue an opportunity in Japan. The move puts the Tigers’ 40-man roster at Brandon Dixon, the Tigers’ home
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Jeimer Candelario was celebrating becoming a dad last week when he found out he had another reason to celebrate: He had been voted the Tiger of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. “It was awesome receiving those two blessings,” said Candelario, whose wife Jeimer Candelario was celebrating becoming
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For many people, the November squeeze involves fitting Thanksgiving leftovers into an already packed stomach. For the rebuilding Tigers, the November squeeze is how to fit their advancing prospects onto their 40-man roster. It’s that time of year again. Friday is the deadline for teams to protect eligible prospects from next month’s Rule 5 Draft,
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After spending the better part of the last five seasons rebuilding via the Draft, trades and international market, the Tigers began to reap the rewards of their efforts during the shortened 2020 season, promoting Top 100 pitching prospects Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal to the Major Leagues, along with notable After spending the better part
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Much like the Baseball Hall of Fame, the outfield wall at Comerica Park remains a waiting game for Lou Whitaker. His No. 1 was supposed to be retired and displayed on the brick wall this summer, but the COVID pandemic led to the postponement of the retirement ceremony. Hopefully, a return to a healthy state
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Torii Hunter spent just two seasons with the Tigers, but his impact was big on back-to-back American League Central titles, both on the field and in the clubhouse. Now it’s up to Baseball Writers’ Association of America members to decide whether his 19-year Major League career deserves their vote for Torii Hunter spent just two
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