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Progressive renovations starting to take shape

Progressive renovations starting to take shape

MLB.com Updated Dec 19 (yesterday)
The Indians have made progress on the extensive Progressive Field renovations, and they're hoping to finish all the construction by their home opener against the Tigers on April 10.
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    The Cincinnati Reds traded two-fifths of their starting rotation on Thursday, sending right-hander Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and a minor leaguer, and shipping right-hander Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers for …
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  • Scherzer door not closed as Tigers make big deals

    Scherzer door not closed as Tigers make big deals

    MLB.com Dec 11
    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.
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  • Red Sox land starter Porcello for Cespedes

    Red Sox land starter Porcello for Cespedes

    The Red Sox have traded the power bat of Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers for a key rotation piece in right-hander Rick Porcello.
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  • The Stew's Winter Meetings tracker: Thursday

    The Stew's Winter Meetings tracker: Thursday

    yahoo.com Dec 11
    SAN DIEGO —It's the last day of the MLB Winter Meetings, and a half day at that. But the teams have already been busy this morning. The Dodgers traded Matt Kemp to the Padres. The Red Sox and Tigers swapped Yoenis Cespedes for Rick Porcello. And there a…
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  • Reds send Simon to Tigers for Suarez, Crawford

    Reds send Simon to Tigers for Suarez, Crawford

    MLB.com Dec 11
    The Reds traded right-hander Alfredo Simon to the Tigers on Thursday for 2013 first-round Draft pick Jonathon Crawford, a right-hander, and infielder Eugenio Suarez.
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  • D-backs trade Didi to get power lefty Ray

    D-backs trade Didi to get power lefty Ray

    MLB.com Dec 5
    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.
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  • Tigers get Greene from Yanks in three-way swap

    Tigers get Greene from Yanks in three-way swap

    MLB.com Dec 5
    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…
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  • On Baseball: Yankees Look to Didi Gregorius to Replace Derek Je…

    On Baseball: Yankees Look to Didi Gregorius to Replace Derek Jeter

    The recently acquired Didi Gregorius, who was expected to take over at shortstop for the retired Yankees star Derek Jeter, mirrors the 20-year veteran in competitiveness and temperament.
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  • Trade interest swirling around Porcello, Price

    Trade interest swirling around Porcello, Price

    MLB.com Dec 4
    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 Pric…
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  • Justin Verlander, Kate Upton caught on Kiss Cam at Cavs game

    Justin Verlander, Kate Upton caught on Kiss Cam at Cavs game

    yahoo.com Dec 3
    Justin Verlander showed up in enemy territory Tuesday night, taking in a Cleveland Cavaliers game in the land of King James. But when the Detroit Tigers pitcher has his girlfriend, model Kate Upton, in tow, not even Indians fans can be too bothered. The…
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  • Twins win bid on Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang

    Twins win bid on Korean pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang

    yahoo.com Nov 22
    According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Twins have emerged victorius in the bidding for Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, who was posted by the Kia Tigers three weeks ago. There's no word yet on what the winning bid wa…
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  • Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

    Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

    MLB.com Nov 21
    The Tigers added depth to their outfield ranks and footspeed to their camp this week by signing former Orioles and Mariners farmhand Xavier Avery to a Minor League contract.
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  • Tigers had talks with Astros about acquiring a catcher

    Tigers had talks with Astros about acquiring a catcher

    MLB.com Nov 20
    The Tigers picked up the club option on Alex Avila's contract earlier this week, but they remain in the news surrounding catching. While Major League sources confirmed a report from FOXSports.com that Detroit had talks with the Astros about their catchi…
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  • Tigers protect Nesbitt, Machado from Rule 5 Draft

    Tigers protect Nesbitt, Machado from Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Nov 20
    The Tigers filled their 40-man roster Thursday, purchasing the contracts of relief prospect Angel Nesbitt and infielder Dixon Machado to protect them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.
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  • Tigers may be weighing 'Scherzer or Price?'

    Tigers may be weighing 'Scherzer or Price?'

    MLB.com Nov 18
    We can all agree (I think) that Max Scherzer is the top arm available in free agency. The dude turned down $144 million after his 2013 American League Cy Young Award-winning season and backed that up with a '14 season in which his numbers remained elite…
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  • Video - Red Sox Deal Cespedes For Porcello 00:53

    Red Sox Deal Cespedes For Porcello

    Dec 11
    Buster Olney discusses the trade that sent Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello.
  • Video - Tigers Land Alfredo Simon 00:51

    Tigers Land Alfredo Simon

    Dec 11
    Karl Ravech and Aaron Boone react to the news that the Tigers have acquired pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Reds.
  • Video - Mets, Yankees Primed To Make Moves? 02:33

    Mets, Yankees Primed To Make Moves?

    Dec 10
    ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand and Adam Rubin report from the winter meetings, including whether Max Scherzer would be a good fit for the Yankees and whether the Mets will trade Dillon Gee.
  • Video - Girardi Talks Pitching, Alex Rodriguez 04:20

    Girardi Talks Pitching, Alex Rodriguez

    Dec 9
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi joins "Baseball Tonight" to comment on whether the Yankees are involved in pursuing Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, handling the Alex Rodriguez situation and the state of his pitching staff.

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