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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

Top Tigers News

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Plans to retire after 2023 season

    Cabrera said Monday in an interview with MLB.com that he plans to retire after the 2023 season. "I think it's going to be my last year," he said. "It feels a little weird to say that. I thought I wasn't going to say that ever. But I think it's time to say goodbye to baseball."

    Considering that Cabrera will be due $32 million for 2023 -- the final year of the $248 million contract extension he inked in March 2014 -- his decision to play one final season comes as little surprise. The 39-year-old had already moved into more of a part-time role at designated hitter by the second half of the 2022 campaign, and manager A.J. Hinch previously said earlier this month that he doesn't envision Cabrera playing on an everyday basis during the final season of his Hall of Famer-worthy career, per Evan Woodbery of MLive.com. Cabrera still hit a respectable .254 in 433 plate appearances in 2022, but his walk rate (6.6 percent) and ISO (.063) both plummeted to career-worst levels.

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  • Tigers' Austin Meadows: Reaches deal to avoid arbitration

    Meadows agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

    Detroit will keep Meadows around at north of $4 million in 2023. Meadows appeared in just 36 games last season around mental health struggles and injuries, finishing the year on the IL with strains to both of his Achilles' tendons. He should have a normal offseason and the expectation is that Meadows will be the starter in either right field or left on Opening Day.

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  • Tigers' Tyler Alexander: Avoids arbitration

    Alexander agreed to a one-year, $1.875 million contract with the Tigers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Alexander has found his niche at the major-league level as a swingman, starting 42 games and pitching in relief in 53 others over the past four seasons. He turned in a 4.81 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 101 innings in 2022 -- a step back from 2021, but still serviceable. The southpaw should be expected to get close to the century mark in terms of innings again in 2023.

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  • Tigers' Bligh Madris: Claimed by Detroit

    The Tigers claimed Madris off waivers from the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Madris tried his best to make a name for himself during his brief time in the Rays organization (1.053 OPS, four homers in 10 games with Triple-A Durham), but it wasn't enough. The Tigers have decided to take a chance and will add Madris to the 40-man roster. The 26-year-old infielder figures to compete for a utility role in spring training.

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  • Tigers' Steele Walker: Traded to Detroit

    Walker was acquired by the Tigers from the Giants on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations.

    Walker was claimed off waivers by San Francisco in August and spent the rest of the campaign at Triple-A Sacramento. The 26-year-old played in five games for Texas earlier in the season but spent most of his time at the Triple-A level and had a .754 OPS in 309 plate appearances.

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  • Tigers' Sean Guenther: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Guenther (elbow) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.

    The 27-year-old finished the season on Detroit's 60-day injured list but won't be added back to the 40-man roster for the offseason. Guenther underwent Tommy John surgery in April and is likely to miss at least the first half of the 2023 campaign.

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  • Tigers' Brendon Davis: DFA'd by Detroit

    Davis was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Tuesday.

    Davis was promoted for his big-league debut at the end of the season and went 2-for-10 with a walk, two runs and a stolen base in three games. The 25-year-old spent most of 2022 at Triple-A Toledo and had a .232/.342/.409 slash line in 103 contests.

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  • Tigers' Michael Papierski: DFA'd by Detroit

    Papierski was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Tuesday.

    The 26-year-old was claimed off waivers by Detroit in October, but he won't retain his spot on the 40-man roster. Papierski played in 39 games between the Reds and Giants in 2022 and had a .143/.228/.187 slash line in 103 plate appearances.

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  • Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser: Designated for assignment

    Funkhouser (shoulder) was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Tuesday.

    The right-hander was sidelined for the entirety of 2022 with a shoulder injury, which eventually required surgery in July. The 28-year-old has yet to resume throwing, so the Tigers opted not to carry him on the 40-man roster through the offseason.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Diaz: DFA'd by Detroit

    Diaz was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Tuesday.

    The 27-year-old was called up to the majors for the final week of the season but won't retain his spot on the MLB roster. Diaz spent the rest of the campaign at Triple-A Toledo and had a 4.71 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 69:30 K:BB across 65 innings.

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  • Tigers' Brendan White: Joins 40-man roster

    White was added to Detroit's 40-man roster Tuesday.

    White spent 2022 at Double-A Erie and had a 2.67 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 73:17 K:BB across 67.1 innings. The Tigers added him to the 40-man roster in order to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.

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  • Tigers' Wenceel Perez: Protected from Rule 5 draft

    Perez was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Detroit added Perez to the 40-man roster in order to protect him from being selected during the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 23-year-old split 2022 between High-A West Michigan and Double-A Erie, and he posted a .903 OPS with 14 home runs and 18 steals between the two levels.

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  • Tigers' Andre Lipcius: Added to 40-man roster

    Lipcius was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    Lipcius had a productive year between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo with an .826 OPS in 2022, and the Tigers elected to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 24-year-old could be called up for his major-league debut sometime next season.

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  • Tigers' Reese Olson: Shielded from Rule 5 draft

    Olson was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster Tuesday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Olson spent the entirety of 2022 with Double-A Erie, recording a 4.14 ERA and 1.23 WHIP through 119.2 innings. He was placed on the 7-day injured list in September for an undisclosed reason, but there has been nothing to suggest he's in serious danger of missing spring training.

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  • Tigers' Parker Meadows: Joining 40-man roster

    Meadows was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster Tuesday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Meadows is one of Detroit's top prospects, and the organization added him to the 40-man roster in order to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. He spent most of last season at Double-A Erie and posted a .275/.354/.466 slash line with 16 home runs, 51 RBI and 17 stolen bases. He should be able to make his way to Triple-A Toledo sometime in 2023.

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  • Tigers' Luis Garcia: Dumped from 40-man roster

    Garcia cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

    Garcia was claimed off waivers by the Tigers in early September but won't remain on the 40-man roster through the offseason. He spent most of 2022 at the High-A level and had a .168/.319/.265 slash line in 45 games.

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  • Tigers' Jermaine Palacios: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Palacios cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

    Palacios was claimed off waivers from the Twins after the end of the regular season, but he won't remain on the Tigers' 40-man roster. He saw action in 30 big-league games last season and had a .143/.184/.229 slash line with two home runs and six RBI.

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  • Tigers' Elvin Rodriguez: Removed from 40-man roster

    Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

    Rodriguez appeared in seven games (five starts) for the Tigers in 2022 but won't stay on the 40-man roster through the offseason. He had a 10.62 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and 25:15 K:BB across 29.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Bryan Garcia: Sent to Triple-A

    Garcia cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.

    Garcia joined Detroit for a start during the final week of the season, and he picked up the win against Seattle after he allowed three earned runs over 6.2 frames. He pitched well in limited action at the big-league level last year and had a 3.54 ERA and 1.18 WHIP across 20.1 innings.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .231
(25th)
557
(30th)
110
(30th)
4.04
(21st)

Injuries

Player Injury
T. Skubal SP Tarik Skubal SP Elbow
C. Mize SP Casey Mize SP Elbow
J. Rogers C Jake Rogers C Elbow
J. Jimenez RP Joe Jimenez RP Back