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Tigers' Eduardo Paredes: Signs with Tigers
Paredes agreed to a minor-league deal with Detroit on Thursday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The right-hander's contract also included an invite to the Tigers' big-league spring training. The 23-year-old spent most of the 2018 season at the Triple-A level, though he appeared in 32 games out of the bullpen for the Angels over the past two years. During those outings, he's logged a 5.53 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 40.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Chris Smith: Inks minor-league deal
Smith signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Smith spent the entirety of the 2018 campaign at the Triple-A level within the Nationals' system, logging a 3.93 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 65:21 K:BB across 55 innings of relief. He pitched in four big-league games for Toronto in 2017, but that's the extent of Smith's service in the majors. He will provide additional bullpen depth for Detroit heading into the spring.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Reed Garrett: Snagged by Detroit
Garrett was selected by the Tigers with the fifth pick in the Rule 5 draft.
Garrett, a 25-year-old righty, made 16 appearances for the Rangers at Triple-A last season, logging a 2.84 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 15 strikeouts in 19 innings. He should primarily work in low-leverage situations in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Shane Greene: Seen as ninth-inning man
Manager Ron Gardenhire said the team views Greene as the closer heading into next season, Evan Woodbery of MLive Media Group reports.
Greene was able to pick up 32 saves in 38 opportunities despite logging a 5.12 ERA (4.65 FIP) during the 2018 campaign. His 1.7 HR/9 was an eyesore, and he will need to do a better job of keeping the ball in the yard if he's to stave off Joe Jimenez.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' John Hicks: In line for reserve role
Hicks is expected to serve as Grayson Greiner's backup at the catcher position while seeing some time at first base next year, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
According to manager Ron Gardenhire, the Tigers view Greiner as the everyday catcher, though that would still leave Hicks with a couple opportunities every week. Hicks basically duplicated his 2017 production in 2018, hitting .260/.312/.403 with nine home runs and 32 RBI. He was more productive than Greiner, so don't be surprised the two backstops wind up splitting time if Greiner isn't able to improve his offensive output.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Grayson Greiner: Set for everyday opportunities
Manager Ron Gardenhire said Wednesday that he anticipates Greiner serving as the Tigers' everyday catcher in 2019, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.
Gardenhire added that John Hicks is viewed as Greiner's backup and could see some time at first base. Greiner played in 30 games during his major-league debut with Detroit this past season and hit just .219/.328/.281 with six doubles and 12 RBI in 116 plate appearances. The 26-year-old underwent surgery on his right wrist in mid-October but is expected to be fully recovered by spring training.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jordy Mercer: Signs with Tigers
Mercer agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million deal with Detroit on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports reports.
Mercer has found a new home after spending the past decade within the Pirates' organization. The 32-year-old should slot in as the starter at shortstop on the strength of his defensive acumen. Across 117 games this past season, Mercer slashed .251/.315/.381 with six home runs, 39 RBI and two stolen bases.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Should be ready for spring training
Cabrera (biceps) has started hitting and is expected to be 100 percent for the start of spring training, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Cabrera's season came to an end in June when he ruptured the tendon in his left biceps, forcing him to undergo a surgical procedure. However, he recently sent his general manager, Al Avila, a video of himself hitting. Avila stated that Cabrera looked good in the video and that he's going to be healthy come February.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Tyson Ross: Signs with Detroit
Ross signed a one-year, $5.75 million contract with the Tigers on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Ross threw 149.2 innings last year with the Padres and Cardinals, recording a 4.15 ERA and striking out 19.2 percent of batters while walking 9.8 percent. The Tigers would love Ross to get back close to the form that saw him post three straight seasons with an ERA below 3.30 from 2013 to 2015 before Thoracic Outlet Syndrome derailed his career, though he'll be a useful piece if he can simply be a healthy innings eater as the team navigates through a rebuild.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Slowly recovering from knee surgery
Fulmer is set to meet Wednesday with Dr. James Andrews for a follow-up visit regarding his surgically repaired knee before beginning his rehab at the Tigers' spring-training complex, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
For the second time in five years, Fulmer required surgery -- Sept. 20 to address a balky right knee, with Andrews repairing the right-hander's damaged meniscus and cleaning up some frayed cartilage. Andrews also performed a modified micro-fracture procedure to stimulate blood flow to the knee, which leaves Fulmer hopeful he'll be back to full strength when pitchers and catchers report for spring training Feb. 12. Given that Fulmer's surgery was slightly more extensive than initially believed, it doesn't look like nearly as much of a lock as it once did that he'll be on the mound when workouts get underway, but his availability for the start of the season shouldn't be seriously threatened. Since taking home American League Rookie of the Year honors in 2016, Fulmer has seen both his ERA and WHIP decline in the subsequent two campaigns.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Kody Eaves: Returns on minor-league deal
Eaves agreed to a minor-league contract with the Tigers that includes an invitation to spring training.
Eaves is unlikely to make the big-league roster after spending the majority of this past season at the Double-A level. He did earn a promotion to Triple-A Toledo in late July but hit just .160/.232/.240 with four RBI and 21 strikeouts in 22 games with the Mud Hens.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Bobby Wilson: Inks deal with Tigers
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Wilson will report to Triple-A Toledo. The veteran backstop appeared in 47 games for the Twins in 2018, slashing .178/.242/.281 with two homers in 47 games. He figures to serve as organizational catching depth in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Louis Coleman: Returns on minor-league pact
Coleman signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers.
The 32-year-old righty was recently cast off the 40-man roster but will return to Detroit in hopes of re-earning his spot in the majors. He logged a 3.51 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 51.1 innings in 2018, but the Tigers will likely be looking to give more opportunities to their younger bullpen arms.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matt Moore: Lands in Detroit
Moore agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.
According to Passan, the deal -- which is still pending a physical -- guarantees Moore between $2 and $3 million dollars. The southpaw struggled in 2018, posting a 6.79 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 7.6 K/9 across 102 innings for the Rangers. He was bounced from Texas' rotation in June after compiling an 8.02 ERA through 12 starts, though he should still get an opportunity to win a rotation spot for the pitching-starved Tigers in 2019. Moore owns a 5.22 ERA and 7.7 K/9 over the last four seasons, so he doesn't figure to carry much fantasy value regardless of his role.... See More ... See Less
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