MLB Trade Rumors

The Tigers have announced that they have parted ways with executive vice president and general manager Al Avila, effective immediately. Sam Menzin, vice president and assistant general manager, will continue as the day-to-day contact for the team, per the statement. The club’s chairman and CEO Christopher Ilitch says that he will oversee the search for
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The Tigers are bringing up corner outfield prospect Kerry Carpenter to make his major league debut, the team informed reporters (including Evan Woodbery of MLive.com). Daz Cameron is being optioned to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move. The club will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before tomorrow’s game to formally select Carpenter’s contract.
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The Yankees had interest in the Tigers’ Tarik Skubal prior to the deadline, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports.  Given how aggressively the Yankees were looking for pitching help, it isn’t surprising that they at least checked in on a talented and controllable arm like Skubal, who isn’t eligible for free agency until after the 2026
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The Tigers selected the contract of right-hander Luis Castillo, the team announced today. Not to be confused with the longtime Red (and new Mariner), the 27-year-old Castillo will be making his big-league debut whenever he enters a game. He’ll take the roster spot opened when the club optioned fellow righty Bryan Garcia to Triple-A Toledo
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The Mariners have claimed outfielder Derek Hill off waivers from the Tigers, per announcements from both teams. He’d been designated for assignment earlier in the week. The Mariners announced they’ve designated infielder Kevin Padlo for assignment in a corresponding move. Hill changes organizations for the first time in his pro career. The California native was a first-round
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The Tigers placed starter Tarik Skubal on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to yesterday, due to arm fatigue. The southpaw left his start on Monday after feeling the fatigue, and he’ll now be out for at least the next two weeks. Skubal indicated on Monday he didn’t anticipate missing any additional starts. That obviously won’t be the
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A wild trade deadline has now passed, with contenders fortifying themselves for a World Series run or a playoff push, rebuilding teams looking towards the future, and some teams in both camps being more cautious in their moves.  Here is the recap of every American League club’s most notable trades of the last few days,
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As is the case at every trade deadline, there’s a flurry of activity on deadline day. The most high-profile of the moves are the trades themselves, but the aftermath of that activity often results in a shuffle of minor moves of their own. Plenty of clubs have had to fill or create roster spots depending
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The Twins are acquiring reliever Michael Fulmer from the Tigers, reports Jon Heyman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Pitching prospect Sawyer Gipson-Long is headed back to Detroit, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (on Twitter). Fulmer is one of the better rental relievers available on the summer market. The 29-year-old has worked to a 3.20 ERA
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Tigers lefty Tarik Skubal exited last night’s start against the Twins following five shutout innings and just 77 pitches, prompting immediate speculation given his recent appearance on the rumor mill. Instead, the Tigers announced that Skubal was dealing with “arm fatigue.” The lefty downplayed the severity of the issue, telling reporters that he plans to
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Soto is a such bum and the reason why he’s doing well right now is because he’s not throwing ANY off speed. He’s pretty much a one trick pony, he throws a fastball and a sinker that averages 98. Big whoop. His slider completely blows, and really majority of his advanced metrics are down from
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10:21pm: Detroit is bringing back pitching prospect Kris Anglin, reports Cody Stavenhagen of the Athletic (Twitter link). 10:19pm: The Tigers have agreed to deal outfielder Robbie Grossman, reports Chris McCosky of the Detroit News (Twitter link). He’s headed to the Braves, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter). It’s a familiar situation for Braves president
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The Tigers have designated outfielder Derek Hill for assignment, per a club announcement. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to lefty Andrew Chafin, who has been reinstated from the restricted list. Detroit also optioned righty Angel De Jesus to Triple-A Toledo to open an active roster spot for Chafin. There’ll be more moves
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The Braves and Royals have already swung one trade together this month, and we’re a year removed from the huge-in-hindsight swap that sent Jorge Soler to Atlanta.  Now, the Braves have interest in another K.C. outfielder, as MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter) reports that Michael A. Taylor is under consideration.  Taylor is delivering his usual
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The Tigers announced they’ve selected reliever Derek Law onto the 40-man roster. Bryan Garcia, who was called up as a COVID-19 substitute to start yesterday’s game in Toronto, has been returned to Triple-A Toledo. Garcia is off the 40-man but didn’t need to pass through waivers because of his virus substitute designation. Law’s promotion, on the other
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The Tigers announced Thursday that they’ve placed left-hander Andrew Chafin on the restricted list in advance of the team’s upcoming road series in Toronto. Right-hander Bryan Garcia has has his contract selected from Triple-A Toledo and been designated as a Covid-related replacement player for Chafin (meaning he can be removed from the 40-man roster and
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