• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Tigers send seven players to minors

    The Tigers announced Sunday they optioned pitcher Kyle Lobstein, pitcher Jose Ortega and shortstop Eugenio Suarez to Triple-A Toledo. They also reassigned catcher John Murrian, catcher Craig Albernaz, outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and outfielder Trevor Crowe to minor-league camp.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Tigers sign Craig Albernaz to minor-league deal

    The Tigers have signed catcher Craig Albernaz to a minor-league deal, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Albernaz, who spent the last eight years in the Rays organization, felt he had a better chance of playing time with the Tigers. Albernaz hit .225/.279/.304 with one home run and 11 RBI in 102 at-bats with Triple-A Durham last season. He's a .204/.286/.264 hitter in 859 career minor-league at-bats.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rays cut five from camp

    The Rays reassigned catcher Craig Albernaz, outfielder Brad Coon, infielder Matt Mangini, pitcher Jhonny Nunez and pitcher Romulo Sanchez to minor-league camp on Sunday.