MLB Trade Rumors

The Tigers had one of the least productive catcher situations in the majors in 2020, ranking second to last in fWAR (minus-0.9) and third worst in wRC+ (44). None of Austin Romine, a former Yankee whom the Tigers signed for $4.1MM last offseason, Grayson Greiner or Eric Haase proved to be the solution. The Tigers
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Tigers shortstop Willi Castro left Saturday’s game in the second inning due to right shoulder soreness, and manager Lloyd McClendon told The Athletic’s Cody Stavenhagen and other reporters that Castro will be placed on the 10-day injured list.  The placement will allow the Tigers to add a healthy player to the roster for today’s final
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By Anthony Franco | September 26, 2020 at 3:35pm CDT Miguel Cabrera’s contract extension with the Tigers runs through 2023, and the legendary hitter made clear he’s hoping to play out the deal. “I’ve got three years on my contract,” the 37-year-old told reporters (including Evan Woodbery of MLive) when asked how much longer he planned
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By Connor Byrne | September 25, 2020 at 7:18pm CDT White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez suffered a mid-foot sprain on Thursday, and the club doesn’t expect to have him for its season-ending series against the Cubs, manager Rick Renteria told Scott Merkin of MLB.com and other reporters. It’s unknown whether an early playoff return
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The Tigers have selected the contract of utiltyman Brandon Dixon from their alternate training site, the team announced.  There was already an open spot on Detroit’s active roster since infielder Sergio Alcantara was previously optioned to the alternate site, and a 40-man roster spot was opened for Dixon since second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been
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By Connor Byrne | September 21, 2020 at 9:29pm CDT The Tigers suddenly have a managerial opening now that Ron Gardenhire decided to retire Saturday after almost three full seasons on the job. Gardenhire oversaw teams that were in full rebuilding mode, evidenced in part by the 132-241 record the Tigers compiled under him, but
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Ron Gardenhire is retiring as Tigers’ manager, effective immediately, GM Al Avila announced today (via Chris McCosky of the Detroit News). Bench coach Lloyd McClendon will take over the manager’s chair for the remainder of the season, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Gardenhire intended to step away from the sport at the end of
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The Tigers have promoted outfielder Daz Cameron to the major leagues, the team announced.  Cameron will take the open roster spot left by Christin Stewart, who was optioned to the Tigers’ alternate training site last night. Chosen by the Astros as the 37th overall pick of the 2015 draft, Cameron was traded to Detroit as
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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