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12/19/2014 | Tigers outright right-hander Mercedes

The Tigers outrighted right-hander Melvin Mercedes to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.


12/19/2014 | Gillett leaving, Walter new conditioning coordinator

One of the longest-tenured figures on the Tigers' staff has moved on. And while Javair Gillett was never on the field in uniform, his departure leaves a major void for the team to replace. Chris Walter, who worked as Gillett's assistant last year and spent 10 years as the team's Minor League strength and conditioning coordinator, will fill the job.


12/19/2014 | Tigers promote Arias to director of Dominican Academy

The Tigers have promoted Oliver Arias to the position of director of the team's Dominican Academy.


12/17/2014 | Moya's future in Detroit delayed by Cespedes' arrival

Outfielder Steven Moya found himself in the big leagues for a brief time during 2014, but his near-term future is likely back in the Minor Leagues after the Tigers' acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes.


12/17/2014 | AL Central looking like one powerhouse division

Yes, the Tigers are still king of the AL Central, but everywhere they look someone is trying to stage a coup. That's the way it's supposed to be in a power division, as the Indians, Royals, Twins and White Sox are all looking to be in the title mix.


12/15/2014 | Tigers expect Verlander to adjust style, bounce back

The Tigers believe Justin Verlander is in a good position for a bounce-back season in 2015. They do not necessarily expect his power fastball to bounce back with it.


12/11/2014 | Dombrowski: No talks with Scherzer

On Thursday, one day after agent Scott Boras said that the pursuit of Max Scherzer "is not church bingo," GM Dave Dombrowski suggested that Detroit is not playing the game.


12/11/2014 | Flurry of moves may be just the beginning for Tigers, Red Sox

Even after the wild flurry of moves that restated the two teams' intention to roll on to the 2015 World Series without the aces who led them into their most recent postseason appearances, history says they might just have something really crazy left in their bag of tricks.


12/11/2014 | Detroit makes splash on last day of Meetings

The Tigers were dormant for all but a handful of the 80 or so hours of baseball's Winter Meetings. That handful of hours of activity, however, could be what determines whether the Tigers have another World Series run in them.


12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results

The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.


12/11/2014 | In separate deals, Tigers land Cespedes, Simon

By adding slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for right-hander Rick Porcello on Thursday morning, then acquiring Alfredo Simon from the Reds for Eugenio Suarez and Jonathon Crawford, the Tigers' parting shot at this year's Meetings answered the past few days of deals by the rest of the American League Central.


12/11/2014 | Scherzer, Tigers keeping door open for return

With Jon Lester off the free-agent market, Max Scherzer takes the spotlight among pitchers, and both he and the Tigers are willing to discuss a return.


12/10/2014 | Tigers promote Maroth as part of Minors' staff changes

After three seasons close to home as the pitching coach at Class A Advanced Lakeland, Mike Maroth is moving up to take the same post with Triple-A Toledo. Nearly every Tigers' Minor League affiliate will have a different pitching coach than last year.


12/8/2014 | Tigers hoping internal arms will bolster bullpen

Building a bullpen isn't always about which relievers a team acquires, Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski argued. It can also be about when a team adds them, and when it holds onto others.


12/8/2014 | Tigers talking trades early at Winter Meetings

The Tigers usually cast a wide net at the Winter Meetings on many fronts. It's early, but their approach this year leans pretty heavily towards the trade front.


12/8/2014 | Tigers 'open' to idea of reuniting with Dirks

The Tigers continue to seek outfield help. Meanwhile, Andy Dirks is going to linger on the free-agent market, looking for a roster that he can make on Opening Day after being non-tendered by the Blue Jays last week. Could a reunion be in the works?


12/8/2014 | Tigers support LUNGevity with auction items

The Tigers are offering a trio of baseball experiences for auction as part of Major League Baseball's effort to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Net proceeds from the auction, featuring items and packages from all 30 Major League teams, will go to LUNGevity, a national nonprofit focused on lung cancer.


12/7/2014 | Tigers likely to stay busy at Winter Meetings

The Tigers have arrived at baseball's Winter Meetings in San Diego. Don't expect them to sit around, order room service and watch movies while they're here just because the important parts of their offseason are complete.


12/5/2014 | Tigers are always ready to pounce at Winter Meetings

The Tigers have filled their most pressing priorities this offseason by re-signing designated hitter Victor Martinez and acquiring young center fielder Anthony Gose and likely fifth starter Shane Greene. They are not done this offseason by any means.


12/5/2014 | Tigers get Greene from Yanks in three-way swap

After several days of Tigers pitching rumors heading toward next week's Winter Meetings, Detroit added a young starter, acquiring Shane Greene on Friday in a three-team trade that sent left-hander Robbie Ray and infield prospect Domingo Leyba to Arizona.


12/5/2014 | Yanks, D-backs, Tigers have rich history as trade partners

The three-team trade Friday between the Yankees, D-backs and Tigers was their second three-team swap in the past five years, and it was just the latest in a busy recent history of deals between the clubs.


12/5/2014 | D-backs trade Didi to get power lefty Ray

The D-backs continued their quest to build pitching depth as they acquired left-hander Robbie Ray and Minor League infielder Domingo Leyba from the Tigers for shortstop Didi Gregorius.


12/4/2014 | Trade interest swirling around Porcello, Price

On Thursday, one day after it was suggested that the Tigers and Red Sox could have the makings for a trade involving Yoenis Cespedes and Rick Porcello, there were reports that the Tigers have received heavy interest from clubs on Porcello and David Price.


12/4/2014 | V-Mart named Outstanding DH for first time

After finishing second in American League Most Valuable Player Award voting, Detroit's Victor Martinez can claim the Outstanding DH Award as a consolation.


12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class

Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).




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