Thu Sep 21
|L 1 - 12||MIN|
Fri Sep 22
|L 3 - 7||MIN|
Sat Sep 23
|L 4 - 10||MIN|
Sun Sep 24
|L 4 - 10||MIN|
Tue Sep 26
|L 1 - 2||@KC|
Wed Sep 27
|L 4 - 7||@KC|
Thu Sep 28
|W 4 - 1||@KC|
Fri Sep 29
|L 3 - 6||@MIN|
Sat Sep 30
|W 3 - 2||@MIN|
Sun Oct 1
|L 1 - 5||@MIN|
Alcantara cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The move opens up a spot on the Tigers' 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Alcantara spent most of 2017 in the minors, posting a 3.62 ERA across 74.2 innings between Toledo and Double-A Erie. He struggled during a brief September stint with the big club, allowing seven runs in 7.1 innings of relief. He'll stick around as organizational pitching depth in 2018.
The rebuilding Tigers will take a shot on the 32-year-old Fiers, presumably with the hopes of flipping him at the trade deadline if he's able to piece together a productive first half of the season. The righty spent the last few years with the Astros, posting an ERA of 4.48 in 2016 and 5.22 in 2017. He's been trending in the wrong direction recently, but with his modest price tag the Tigers figured he was worth taking a gamble on. Fiers doesn't currently warrant fantasy consideration heading into most 2018 drafts.
Espinal agreed to a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training.
Espinal excelled in the Pirates' minor-league system in 2017, hitting .283/.322/.474 with 15 homers and 72 RBI in 95 games for Double-A Altoona before earning a promotion to Triple-A Indianapolis at the end of July. While the 23-year-old only appeared in 35 games for Indianapolis, he hit .323/.341/.369 with 14 RBI. He's also a well-regarded defensive first baseman, though with that position blocked by Miguel Cabrera at the majors he seems likely to open the year in the minors.
Burgos failed to make a major-league appearance last season for the first time since 2014, instead splitting time between Arizona and Atlanta's Triple-A affiliates and struggling to a 5.60 ERA and 39:26 K:BB across 35.1 innings. The 27-year-old has flashed high strikeout potential in the past -- fanning an impressive 82 batters in 68.1 innings during a pair of major-league stints with the Diamondbacks in 2015 and 2016 -- but he'll need to lower his walk rate (5.9 career BB/9) if he wants to make it back to the big-league bullpen next season.
Adduci spent most of his time with Triple-A Toledo in 2017, hitting .288/.343/.414 in 55 games there. He also appeared in 29 games for the Tigers due to a plethora of injuries to the team's outfield, marking his first big-league showing since 2014. The 32-year-old failed to carve out a role for himself, however, hitting .241/.313/.398 in 93 plate appearances over that stretch. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, though he'll likely open the season as organizational outfield depth with the Mud Hens again.
|2017 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Nicholas Castellanos , 3B||.272|
|HR||Nicholas Castellanos , 3B||26|
|RBI||Nicholas Castellanos , 3B||101|
|OBP||Miguel Cabrera , 1B||.329|
|SLG||Nicholas Castellanos , 3B||.490|
|R||Ian Kinsler , 2B||90|
|SB||Ian Kinsler , 2B||14|
|W||Michael Fulmer , SP||10|
|ERA||Michael Fulmer , SP||3.83|
|WHIP||Michael Fulmer , SP||1.15|
|K||Michael Fulmer , SP||114|
|SV||Shane Greene , RP||9|
|Full Team Statistics|
September 22, 2017
Tigers announce that Brad Ausmus won't return in 2018
September 17, 2017
Tigers' Matt Boyd comes within one out of no-hitting White Sox
August 25, 2017
MLB issues suspensions for Tigers-Yankees fight