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Tigers dispatch RHP Melvin Mercedes to Toledo
by Marty Gitlin |

The Tigers have outrighted right-hander Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo a week after designating him for assignment. He cleared waivers.

The 24 year old pitched two hitless shutout innings in one appearance this season for Detroit.

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Dombrowski: Tigers 'not in active pursuit' of SP Max Scherzer
by Michael Hurcomb |

It appears the chances of the Tigers re-signing starting pitcher Max Scherzer are dwindling, as general manager Dave Dombrowski revealed Thursday at the Winter Meetings the right-handed hurler is not on the team's radar at the current time.

"I guess anything can happen, but we’re not in active pursuit of that situation at this time," Dombrowksi said of re-signing Scherzer, per the Detroit Free Press.

The 30-year-old Scherzer has won 10-plus games in five straight seasons for Detroit. He has won 39 games over the last two seasons. He is 91-50 with a 3.58 ERA in seven MLB seasons.

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Tigers designate pitcher Melvin Mercedes for assignment
by Sean d'Oliveira |

The Tigers announced pitcher Melvin Mercedes has been designated for assignment.

The team cited a need to create a spot on 40-man roster. Mercedes pitched two innings in 2014 and did not give up a run.

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Reds trade Simon to Tigers for Suarez, Crawford
by Michael Hurcomb |

The Tigers traded for Reds starting pitcher Alfredo Simon on Thursday. The Reds acquired 2013 first-round pick Jonathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez in the deal.

The 33-year-old Simon was a first-time All-Star in 2014. He went 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 32 starts. He is in his final year of arbitration.

The 23-year-old Suarez hit .242 with one triple, four home runs, nine doubles, 23 RBI and 33 runs in 85 games as a rookie in 2014. He had a .968 fielding percentage in 81 games at shortstop.

The 23-year-old Crawford has an 8-5 record, 2.73 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 31 starts in the minors. He spent the 2014 season at Class A West Michigan.

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Red Sox trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello
by Michael Hurcomb |

The Red Sox traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers on Thursday in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello. The Tigers also acquired reliever Alex Wilson and minor-league pitcher Gabe Speier.

Cespedes is in the final year of a four-year, $36 million contract, while Porcello is in his final year of arbitration.

The 29-year-old Cespedes has a .263 average, .464 slugging percentage and .780 OPS in 416 games over three MLB seasons. Porcello, who won a career-high 15 games and had a career-low 3.43 ERA in 2014, is 76-63 with a 4.30 ERA in six MLB seasons.

Wilson has a 2-1 record, 3.38 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 44 relief outings for Boston. He had a 1.91 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 18 outings in 2014.

The 19-year-old Speier is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 12 career appearances (eight starts) in the minors. He was a 19th-round pick in 2013.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGVictor Martinez , DH.335
HRVictor Martinez , DH32
RBIMiguel Cabrera , 1B109
OBPVictor Martinez , DH.409
SLGVictor Martinez , DH.565
RMiguel Cabrera , 1B101
SBRajai Davis , LF36
WMax Scherzer , SP18
ERAMax Scherzer , SP3.15
WHIPDavid Price , SP1.08
KDavid Price , SP271
SVJoe Nathan , RP35
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