• Braves add young arm in Darrow

    News: The Tigers have acquired outfielder Josh Anderson in a trade with the Braves. The Tigers sent minor league pitcher Rudy Darrow to Atlanta in Monday's deal. With the news, Jordan Schafer becomes the Braves' starting center fielder to start the season. Darrow played at Double-A Erie and Class A West Michigan last year. The 25-year-old right-hander finished 1-1 with a 2.63 ERA in 14 appearances at Erie and went 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA in 33 games with West Michigan. "He's a prospect, absolutely," GM Frank Wren said. "We feel good about getting an arm like that."
    Analysis: Darrow has a chance to develop into a late-inning reliever, but he is nothing more than a middle man if he gets called up to the Braves this season.
  • Tigers cut three from spring camp

    News: The Detroit Tigers reassigned RHP Rudy Darrow, LHP Jon Kibler and C Jeff Kunkel to minor league camp Thursday.
    Analysis: Darrow has a great arm for relief help down the road, but they guys are nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Ignore them in all Fantasy leagues right now.
  • Tigers hand out 13 spring invites

    News: The Tigers announced they have invited 13 non-roster minor leaguers to take part in big league camp. There are four pitchers, four catchers, four infielders and one outfielder on the list. Right-handers Rudy Darrow, Casey Fien and Ryan Perry, left-hander Jon Kibler and catchers Alex Avila, Jeff Kunkel, Dane K. Sardinha and Max Pierre will all report to camp Feb. 13, along with the rest of the Tigers' pitchers and catchers. Infielders Cale Iorg, Don Kelly, Will Rhymes and Scott Sizemore and outfielder Alexis Gomez will be among the position players reporting Feb. 16.
    Analysis: These players are nothing more the organization depth at this point in their careers. We don't expect them to get much time on the roster this season and if they do it will be as reserves. Ignore them on Draft Day.