Tigers add prospect Gerber, sign Carpenter

Grayson Greiner hammers a double to left field, scoring Zack Cox to tie the game at 4 in the 8th inning DETROIT — The Tigers spent much of the offseason so far clearing out space on their 40-man roster. Monday was the day for them to stock it up again, adding prospects to protect from the Rule 5 Draft ahead of an 8 p.m. ET deadline. The club purchased the contracts of catcher Grayson Greiner, shortstop Sergio Alcantara , outfielder Mike Gerber, left-hander Gregory Soto and right-handers Gerson Moreno, Spencer Turnbull and Eduardo Jimenez. The Tigers also signed free-agent […]

Omar Vizquel will reportedly be a minor league manager for White Sox in 2018

According to a Sunday report, former Omar Vizquel will be named the manager of the Winston-Salem Dash, a Class-A affiliate of the White Sox. Former White Sox shortstop Omar Vizquel is reportedly about to become current White Sox minor league manager Omar Vizquel. According to a Sunday report, Vizquel will be the manager of the Winston-Salem Dash in 2018. Omar Vizquel será en 2018 el manager de @WSDashBaseball , la sucursal de @whitesox en la Liga de Carolina, un circuito clase A avanzada. Es la primera vez que una organización de @MLB lo contrata para dirigir. #MiLB — Efraín […]

Mientkiewicz named Tigers’ Triple-A skipper

Doug Mientkiewicz guided the Twins’ Class A Advanced team to the Florida State League postseason this year. (Joshua Tjiong/MiLB) DETROIT — The Tigers are turning to a Toledo native and a Ron Gardenhire product to manage their Triple-A squad in the Glass City. Doug Mientkiewicz, who roughed up Tigers pitching as a Twins first baseman as part of a 12-year Major League career, is the new manager of the Mud Hens. The hire was officially announced on Thursday, completing a round of Minor League managerial moves that began last week. Andrew Graham will manage Double-A Erie after a year […]

Avila expects Miggy’s new routine to pay off

MLB.com Tigers reporter Jason Beck believes Miguel Cabrera can bounce back in 2018 after struggling with a back injury in 2017 Before Miguel Cabrera , there was Ivan Rodriguez. Before Rodriguez, there was Vladimir Guerrero. Though Guerrero never played for the Tigers, he’s the player that general manager Al Avila keeps citing when talking about Cabrera’s back issues and their potential impact on his career. Guerrero spent time on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his back as a 28-year-old in 2003 before playing eight more years. The Tigers, with Avila then as assistant GM, tried to […]

Tigers eye rebound candidates on market

Tigers GM Al Avila joins the broadcast to discuss trading his son, Alex Avila, in the trade for Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes DETROIT — The Tigers signed one Major League free agent last offseason. That signing, Alex Avila , became a trade commodity by midseason and helped the Tigers pluck an extra prospect from the Cubs in the Justin Wilson trade. As the Tigers head into another Hot Stove season, expect a similar approach on the free-agent market. The days of Detroit signing megastars to long-term deals are over, for the foreseeable future. As the Tigers embark on […]

Angels, Upton agree to five-year contract

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed terms with four-time MLB All-Star Justin Upton on a five-year contract, reportedly worth $106million. The Los Angeles Angels answered arguably their biggest offseason question on Thursday, announcing that they had agreed to terms with four-time MLB All-Star Justin Upton on a five-year contract. Upton’s new deal is through to 2022, with the slugging outfielder reportedly set to earn $106million, while it includes a full no-trade clause. Acquired from the Detroit Tigers just hours before the August 31 waiver trade deadline, Upton had until three days after the World Series to decide if he […]

Angels, LF Justin Upton agree to $106 million, 5-year deal

Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton watches his solo home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) The star outfielder is staying with the club that acquired him with one month left in the regular season, agreeing to a $106 million, five-year contract on Thursday that adds one season and $17.5 million in guaranteed money. Upton was owed $88.5 million over the next four seasons as part of a $132.75 million, six-year deal he signed with the Detroit Tigers . The […]

Tigers’ Eaves delivers in extra-innings AFL win

Kody Eaves discusses his home run in today’s 8-6 win over the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League and joining the Tigers MESA, Ariz. — The Arizona Fall League has often been used as a laboratory for experimental rules, from instant replay to pitch clocks. This year, the AFL has been trying out the runner placement rule, where the 10th inning begins with a runner on second. The rule was implemented in Thursday afternoon’s game between the Surprise Saguaros and Mesa Solar Sox, but A’s infielder Sheldon Neuse made the rule irrelevant with one swing of the bat. […]

Angels, LF Justin Upton agree to $106 million, 5-year deal

FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton watches his home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, in Anaheim, Calif. Outfielder Justin Upton is staying with the Angels, agreeing to a new five-year, $106 million contract. The Angels announced the deal Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, with Upton, their late-season trade acquisition. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton and the Los Angeles Angels have decided to stick together. The star outfielder is staying with the club that acquired him with one month left […]

Robles, Acuna highlight Fall Stars Game rosters

MLB pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo discusses the rosters for the upcoming Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game The 12th edition of the Fall Stars Game will take place at Salt River Fields at 5 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET) on Saturday, and it will be broadcast on MLB Network and streamed live on MLB.com . The collection of talent on the East and West teams currently includes a total of 10 members of MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects list . Three of the top 10 prospects will be participating, starting with No. 2 overall prospect Victor Robles of the Nationals, […]