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The Tigers have emerged as one of the most active teams on the international market in recent years, and that trend has continued into 2022. According to industry sources, the club has agreed to a $2.2 million deal with 6-foot-2 shortstop Javier Osorio, who ranks No. 13 on MLB.com’s Top 50 International Prospects list. Detroit
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Saturday brings a big day on the baseball calendar, at least in our neck of the woods. That’s when the 2022 international signing period opens, meaning hundreds of players outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will be able to ink their first contracts and begin their journeys in professional baseball. MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez
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There are currently more than 150 Cuban-born players in the Major Leagues and Minor Leagues, and more are on the way. Several Cuban players are expected to sign during the 2022-23 international signing period, which starts Saturday and ends on Dec. 15, including prospects with national team and Serie Nacional experience. Five Cubans appear on
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DETROIT — The first suggestion that something could be happening with Tigers jerseys came in a story last September from Paul Lukas, famous for his UniWatch column and blog that chronicles sports uniforms and logos. The Tigers conducted online surveys with fan focus groups to get their opinions on past jerseys. Included in the survey
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Every MLB franchise has its icons. But these players are the icons of the icons. Here’s the greatest player in franchise history for all 30 MLB teams, as assembled by the MLB.com staff. BLUE JAYS: Roy HalladayUpon becoming a full-time starter in 2002, through his 2011 campaign with the Phillies, Halladay was one of the
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Mariners shortstop Noelvi Marte, who currently ranks No. 11, climbed the highest up the Top 100. Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno, Pirates right-hander Quinn Priester, Yankees shortstop Oswald Peraza, Guardians outfielder George Valera, Orioles shortstop/third baseman Gunnar Henderson, Dodgers second baseman/first baseman Michael Busch and Red Sox second baseman Nick Yorke made similar leaps to
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Every franchise has its pop culture moments, whether it’s George dragging the Commissioner’s Trophy around Yankee Stadium in Seinfeld, the family from the movie Parenthood going to a Cardinals game or Magnum, P.I. wearing a Tigers hat. Some teams are ubiquitous in pop culture, like the Yankees, and some teams have to remind Hollywood they
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Last weekend didn’t just begin a new year. It also marked the 111th birthday of Tigers great and Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, a New Year’s baby born on Jan. 1, 1911. To remember his incredible career, which included two World Series titles and two MVP Awards, here are 10 of the greatest performances from
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Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Monday night. Maybin, 34, made his big league debut with the Tigers on Aug. 17, 2007, before going on to play for 10 teams over a 15-year career. He most recently spent time with the Mets, appearing in nine games in ’21 to
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With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to recognize the best gift every Major League club has ever received. And while the old adage says it’s better to give than to receive, there’s no question that each team and its respective fanbase was grateful to be on the receiving end in
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Breakouts are, by definition, unpredictable. Or they’re meant to be, anyways. When the MLB Pipeline team set out to predict prospect breakouts for the 2021 season last January, we didn’t expect to go a full 30-for-30. Indeed, half of the fun around prospect coverage is seeing who can beat expectations and set new, higher ones
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There are certain players who, when you think of a team, you can’t help but think of that player wearing that uniform. There’s something about putting on that uniform every day that sticks in people’s minds. You’ll always be in that uniform … even if someday you wear somebody else’s. With that in mind, we
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Tigers first-base coach Kimera Bartee, who played six seasons in the Majors before embarking on a successful coaching career, has passed away at age 49. Bartee had just been brought back on manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff after joining as first-base coach at midseason. He had previously coached with the Pirates and Phillies before joining
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DETROIT — The Tigers have never had a player from New Zealand, not even in their farm system, until now. Clayton Campbell, who was born in New Zealand before emerging as a prospect in Australia, signed a Minor League contract last week to join the Detroit organization. The Tigers haven’t officially announced the signing, but
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