McCann, Tigers reach deal to avoid arbitration

SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. See the Facebook Help Center for more information. DETROIT — The Tigers began their annual task of settling arbitration cases Thursday by signing catcher James McCann to a one-year, $2.375 million contract. The deal avoids arbitration with the first-time eligible catcher just before players and teams are scheduled to exchange numbers Friday. Detroit has five more eligible players with whom to try to negotiate: Shortstop Jose Iglesias , outfielder Nicholas Castellanos and relievers Shane Greene , Blaine Hardy and Alex […]

Jimenez working out in familiar territory

SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. See the Facebook Help Center for more information. Joe Jimenez couldn’t spend his offseason at home getting ready for Spring Training. So he turned the Tigers’ Spring Training home in Lakeland, Fla., into a winter training base. It was his way of making the best out of a tragic situation in his native Puerto Rico. "My plans had been to go to Puerto Rico after the Major League season ended," Jimenez said at last weekend’s Major League Rookie Career Development […]

RHP Barbato claimed off waivers from Pirates

SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. See the Facebook Help Center for more information. DETROIT — The Tigers added an arm to what is expected to be a wide-open bullpen competition by claiming right-hander Johnny Barbato off waivers from the Pirates on Thursday. The Tigers have been scouring the free-agent market for relief help, but have essentially been priced out as teams stock up. They’ll take a look at Barbato, who has 37 Major League appearances over the last two seasons between the Yankees and Pirates. […]

Pena returns to Tigers on Minors deal

SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. See the Facebook Help Center for more information. DETROIT — The Tigers will have another familiar face behind a catching mask when they open Spring Training next month. Brayan Pena , a catcher on Detroit’s 2013 American League Central division-winning team, is returning on a Minor League contract with a non-roster invite to Spring Training. The Tigers also signed infielder Pete Kozma to a Minor League deal with a non-roster invite. The team officially announced both agreements on Tuesday, along […]

Tigers announce Spring Training broadcasts

DETROIT — Tigers fans yearning for a glimpse of sunshine and green grass through the cold, snowy mess of winter in Michigan will get their chance soon enough. The team released its Spring Training broadcast schedule on Tuesday, and it includes seven games televised on Fox Sports Detroit. Another 20 games will be broadcast in Detroit on radio, either on 97.1 FM or 1270 AM, giving fans the chance to get the sounds of Spring Training as well as a first impression of many Tigers prospects . All broadcasts, including those from the opposing club, will be available online […]

MLB Winter Meetings rumors: Red Sox want to sign both J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer

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Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers

FILE – In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 file photo, Detroit Tigers’ Ian Kinsler removes his batting helmet after popping out with two on against the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. A person with knowledge of the deal says the Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Los Angeles Angels for two minor leaguers, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File) DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two […]

Tigers expect to deal Kinsler, listening on Fulmer

SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. See the Facebook Help Center for more information. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Tigers were not close to completing an Ian Kinsler trade on Monday, the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings. In saying that, however, general manager Al Avila expects a deal will eventually get done, whether it’s at the Winter Meetings or later this offseason. Simply put, the logic for the rebuilding Tigers suggests it has to get done. "In our situation right now, it behooves us […]

Path shared by Morris, Trammell has sweet result

SECURITY WARNING: Please treat the URL above as you would your password and do not share it with anyone. See the Facebook Help Center for more information. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Before the phone calls that Jack Morris and Alan Trammell had waited a baseball lifetime to receive, there was a closed room, a rectangular table and 16 men discussing, deliberating, debating and after somewhere in the neighborhood of six hours, deciding how to cast their votes in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Modern Era ballot. The end result of the process, as announced Sunday night and celebrated […]

Major League Baseball roundup

Sep 6, 2016; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta throws a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (The Sports Xchange) – The Kansas City Royals signed right-hander Wily Peralta to a one-year contract with a club option, the team announced Tuesday. Peralta will reportedly make $1.5 million this coming season. The option is worth $3 million with a $25,000 buyout. Peralta, 28, is coming off a poor season in which he went 5-4 with a 7.85 ERA in 19 appearances (eight starts) with the Milwaukee […]