The Tigers have placed shortstop Niko Goodrum on the 10-day injured list due to a right oblique strain. The placement is retroactive to September 2. Infielder Sergio Alcantara has been recalled from the Tigers’ alternate training site to take Goodrum’s spot on the active roster. After impressing as a super-utilityman in his first two seasons
The Tigers announced that they’ve designated right-hander David McKay for assignment. His roster spot will go to infielder Zack Short, whom the Tigers acquired from the Cubs for outfielder Cameron Maybin on Monday. The 25-year-old McKay is in his second season with the Detroit organization, which claimed him off waivers from the Mariners in August
By Steve Adams | September 3, 2020 at 9:30am CDT The flurry of trades leading up to the deadline created some vacancies in teams’ player pools, and we’ve continued to see a few clubs add prospects to their ranks even in the days since the deadline as they look to get said players some vital
The Tigers are calling up former first-round pick Derek Hill to make his MLB debut in the wake of JaCoby Jones’ season-ending hand fracture, manager Ron Gardenhire announced in an appearance on 97.1 The Ticket this morning (Twitter link). Hill, 24, hasn’t lived up to his first-round draft status and only ranks 28th among Detroit
10:51pm: Manager Ron Gardenhire said the Tigers expect Jones to miss the rest of the season, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic tweets. 9:58pm: Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones exited the team’s game Tuesday after taking a pitch from the Brewers’ Phil Bickford off the left hand. It turns out Jones suffered a fracture, the Tigers announced.
By Steve Adams | August 31, 2020 at 1:32pm CDT The Tigers announced Monday that they’ve claimed righty Dereck Rodriguez from the Giants, who’d designated him for assignment over the weekend. He’s been optioned to the team’s alternate training site. Rodriguez, the son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, will get a new opportunity with
By Anthony Franco | August 31, 2020 at 10:40pm CDT With the deadline in the rearview mirror, we’ll look back at each AL Central team’s trade activity over the past month. Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Detroit Tigers Kansas City Royals Minnesota Twins
The Cubs have acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin from the Tigers, tweets ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Cubs will send infielder Zack Short to the Tigers in return, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Maybin, 33, has been about league average in his brief 45 plate appearances for the Tigers this year after signing as
By Mark Polishuk | August 30, 2020 at 11:07pm CDT The Brewers are receiving a lot of interest on Josh Hader and Corbin Burnes, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (all links to Twitter), though there isn’t any sign that Milwaukee would consider moving either reliever for anything less than a major offer, particularly for Hader.
Cameron Maybin’s name has emerged as part of trade discussions between the Tigers and Cubs, the Athletic’s Eno Sarris and Brittany Ghiroli report (subscription required). Maybin would be a pure rental piece, as the outfielder is only signed through the 2020 season and is owed roughly $280K for the remaining month of action. Now a
The Tigers have shut down pitching prospects Matt Manning and Alex Faedo for the remainder of the season, GM Alex Avila announced to reporters (including Chris McCosky of the Detroit News). Both right-handers have been diagnosed with right forearm strains, though Avila emphasized that four different specialists examined the pair to ensure that there was
The Pirates announced Monday that they’ve claimed right-hander Carson Fulmer off waivers from the Tigers and designated outfielder Guillermo Heredia for assignment in order to open a spot on the roster. Pittsburgh will be the third team in 2020 to try its hand in helping Fulmer to right the ship. The 26-year-old was selected by
By Mark Polishuk | August 22, 2020 at 9:15pm CDT The latest minor moves from around the baseball world… The Tigers outrighted infielder Dawel Lugo to their alternate training site, the team announced. Lugo cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this week. Lugo saw semi-regular action for Detroit in 2019 but hasn’t hit
The Tigers announced this morning that right-hander Carson Fulmer has been designated for assignment in order to open a spot on the roster for fellow righty Buck Farmer, who has been formally reinstated from the injured list. Detroit claimed the out-of-options Fulmer earlier this year after the White Sox cut bait on the former No.
The Tigers announced a series of roster moves Wednesday, formally selecting the contract of right-hander Casey Mize (as had been previously announced) and also selecting the contract of outfielder Jorge Bonifacio. They’ll both join the big league roster. Righty Dario Agrazal and first baseman C.J. Cron have also been transferred from the 10-day injured list
The future is here in Detroit. The Tigers announced this morning that the organization will promote top prospects Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal and Isaac Paredes this week. The left-handed Skubal is slated to start Tuesday’s game, while the right-handed Mize will take the ball Wednesday. Paredes will take the spot of fellow infielder Dawel Lugo,
By Anthony Franco | August 16, 2020 at 12:06pm CDT Some pitching notes from around baseball: Rays’ right-hander Charlie Morton came out of a twenty-pitch bullpen session feeling well, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. He’s seemingly on track to return next weekend, Topkin adds. The 36-year-old was placed on the 10-day injured list
By TC Zencka | August 15, 2020 at 12:22pm CDT Detroit Tigers’ starter Ivan Nova is headed to the 10-day injured list with right triceps tendinitis, the team announced. Right-hander Anthony Castro has been recalled to fill the roster spot. Nova, 29, was brought in this winter to provide a veteran and reliable presence in
Former major league right-hander Alex Wilson has retired, Robert Murray reports. The 33-year-old will join the Ballengee Group as an advisor, per Murray. Wilson, a second-round pick of the Red Sox in 2009, debuted in 2013 and generated solid results with Boston over a combined 56 innings through 2014. But Wilson wasn’t long for the
By Connor Byrne | July 30, 2020 at 11:52pm CDT The Mets are off to a slow start at 3-4, and high-profile reliever Edwin Diaz hasn’t helped matters. Diaz, whom the Mets hoped would rebound this year after a subpar first season with the team in 2019, has allowed an earned run in two of