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Ausmus prefers surf to turf

MLB.com Updated 2 hours ago
The rain limiting the Tigers' Spring Training practice Wednesday morning to indoor activities likely meant the same for the 22nd Annual Major League Scramble that afternoon at Grasslands Golf & Country Club in Lakeland.
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  • Ausmus remembers retiring umpires

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    In the wake of Jim Joyce joining fellow longtime Major League umpires Bob Davidson, John Hirschbeck and Tim Welke in retiring since last season ended, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus reflected on a run-in with Joyce early in his managerial career.
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  • Blair hoping slider will propel him into rotation

    MLB.com 2 hours ago
    Aaron Blair has returned to Spring Training with the out pitch he finally developed -- just in time to end his frustrating rookie season with a dazzling 10-strikeout performance against the Tigers. But the Braves right-hander understands that last year'…
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  • 4 will duke it out in Tigers' center-field shuffle

    MLB.com 21 hours ago
    The Tigers will spend Spring Training trying to figure out their center-field void with the young outfielders they have in camp. If it wasn't clear before camp started, it's clear now that the market has cleared.
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  • Maybin up for challenge as LF, tablesetter

    MLB.com Feb 20 (yesterday)
    Cameron Maybin will be adjusting to more than just a new team this spring. Maybin, who was acquired from the Tigers in exchange for Minor League right-hander Victor Alcantara over the offseason, has spent most of his career as a center fielder but will …
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  • Jimenez's stuff, demeanor impress V-Mart

    MLB.com Feb 20 (yesterday)
    Joe Jimenez has been waiting to face Major League competition since last summer. The Tigers' closer of the future's first look Monday included Victor Martinez, who made his big league debut in 2002 -- when Jimenez was seven years old.
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  • Mike Ilitch did the kindest thing imaginable for Rosa Parks

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (7 days ago)
    Mike Ilitch leaves behind a legacy of kindness and goodwill matched by few others. (AP) As the world continues mourning former Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, who died on Feb. 11 at age 87, we’re being reminded of just how far his kindne…
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  • Mike Ilitch did the kindest thing imaginable for Rosa Parks

    yahoo.com Feb 15 (7 days ago)
    Mike Ilitch leaves behind a legacy of kindness and goodwill matched by few others. (AP) As the world continues mourning former Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, who died on Feb. 11 at age 87, we’re being reminded of just how far his kindne…
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  • Mike Ilitch didn't get to live his World Series dream, but he never stopped trying

    yahoo.com Feb 10
    Mike Ilitch, the former minor-league baseball player and U.S. Marine turned billionaire businessman and owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, died Friday at the age of 87. The legacy Ilitch leaves behind is extraordinary in measure. He rose from hu…
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  • Mike Ilitch didn't get to live his World Series dream, but he never stopped trying

    yahoo.com Feb 10
    Mike Ilitch, the former minor-league baseball player and U.S. Marine turned billionaire businessman and owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, died Friday at the age of 87. The legacy Ilitch leaves behind is extraordinary in measure. He rose from hu…
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  • Mike Ilitch, owner of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, dead at age 87

    yahoo.com Feb 10
    Mike Ilitch, circa 2002, at the Red Wings championship parade. (AP) Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch died Friday at the age of 87, according to multiple reports. Ilitch, who made his money as the founder and owner of Little Ceasars Pizza, …
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  • Mike Ilitch, owner of Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, dead at age 87

    yahoo.com Feb 10
    Mike Ilitch, circa 2002, at the Red Wings championship parade. (AP) Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch died Friday at the age of 87, according to multiple reports. Ilitch, who made his money as the founder and owner of Little Ceasars Pizza, …
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  • Tigers add Mahtook to CF mix in deal with Rays

    MLB.com Jan 18
    The Tigers added another potential center-field option on Wednesday, acquiring outfielder Mikie Mahtook from the Rays for a player to be named or cash.
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  • Jones eyeing Tigers' center-field spot

    MLB.com Jan 17
    JaCoby Jones, seen by many as the Tigers' center fielder of the future, could end up wearing the same number as their center fielder of 2016. It was just a coincidence, he said, that he had number 4 -- which Cameron Maybin wore for Detroit last year -- …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Astros interested in Gray

    MLB.com Dec 12, 2016
    The Hot Stove season continues, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.
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  • Tigers' Verlander: 'Too old' to be part of rebuild

    ESPN.com Jan 13
    Tigers' Verlander: 'Too old' to be part of rebuild
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  • Tigers' search for CF slows, turns to internal candidates

    MLB.com Jan 12
    With their offseason of more discussion than deals nearing an end, the Tigers continue to look for a center fielder on the market. Judging from general manager Al Avila's comments, that search seems likely to take until Spring Training.
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  • Tigers sign Minors contracts with 22 players

    MLB.com Jan 10
    The Tigers agreed to terms with 22 players on Minor League contracts Tuesday, including seven who have been invited to the club's Major League Spring Training camp.
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  • What are Tigers' options in center field?

    MLB.com Jan 5
    The quiet Tigers offseason, if it carries over into Spring Training, will leave a lot of familiar names in the lineup come Opening Day. That's the upside of Detroit's inability to find common ground on trades in the team's long-term movement to get youn…
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  • Tigers hoping for a healthy Zimmermann in 2017

    MLB.com Jan 4
    The Tigers are having a very quiet offseason on the pitching front. But they could have a big addition this spring if Jordan Zimmermann can report to Spring Training feeling like his old self.
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  • Title leaves Cubs fans on top of the World

    MLB.com Dec 31, 2016
    John Daly was 9 years old when he got a ticket to Game 3 of the 1935 World Series between the Cubs and Tigers at Wrigley Field. He had enough money for either a program or a hot dog, and opted for the snack.
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  • Nomadic All-Stars? 8 players in reach of record

    MLB.com Dec 30, 2016
    The Detroit Tigers signed reliever Octavio Dotel to a one-year contract on Dec. 9, 2011, signifying a historic day in Major League Baseball history. Dotel's deal with the Tigers marked the 13th franchise he would play for, breaking the record previously…
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  • Tigers claw back in '16, fall short of playoffs

    MLB.com Dec 28, 2016
    For the Tigers, 2016 was a season of rebound and renewal, starting with their offseason dealings for proven talent and ending with the success of young prospects. In the end, however, it was a season just shy of a return to the postseason.
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  • Tigers agree on 1-year deal with catcher Avila

    MLB.com Dec 23, 2016
    Alex Avila is returning to the Tigers, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with his former club on Friday.
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  • Tigers catcher James McCann has surprising hitting partner

    yahoo.com Dec 21, 2016
    Tigers’ James McCann is getting unexpected help in his preparation for the new season. (AP) The holiday season may have arrived, but that doesn’t mean the hard work stops for Major League Baseball players. In fact, the grind should be picking up in inte…
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  • Tigers bring back Presley on Minor League deal

    MLB.com Dec 19, 2016
    While the Tigers remain quiet on Major League moves heading into the holidays, their stream of Minor League transactions continues as they try to build depth in their system and center-field options in their Spring Training camp. That now includes outfi…
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  • K-Rod likely to stay put despite closer market

    MLB.com Dec 13, 2016
    If there's a trade market for Francisco Rodriguez this offseason after the Tigers picked up his contract option, now might be the time. But it still looks like a long shot he will be dealt.
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  • Tigers could be well represented in WBC

    MLB.com Dec 12, 2016
    The question came up to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus at last week's Winter Meetings: Would he have a challenge evaluating reliever Bruce Rondon for potential roles if he's away representing Venezuela at the World Baseball Classic?
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  • Infante returns to Tigers with spring invite

    MLB.com Dec 9, 2016
    The Tigers announced their first round of Minor League contracts Friday, a list of 14 players that includes a familiar name in Omar Infante.
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  • Video - Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win 00:37

    Harvey Tosses 2 Perfect Innings In Mets' Win

    Mar 6
    The Mets beat the Tigers 5-4 in Matt Harvey's return to the mound.
  • Video - Price Excited For 2015 Season 02:56

    Price Excited For 2015 Season

    Mar 3
    Tigers pitcher David Price discusses the status of his contract situation in Detroit and what he did in the offseason to get better.
  • Video - Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title 02:46

    Cabrera, Tigers Focused On Title

    Mar 3
    Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says the team is focused on winning a championship and discusses his performance during last season during an injury-riddled campaign, and the importance of DH Victor Martinez.
  • Video - Verlander Confident, Ready To Go 03:18

    Verlander Confident, Ready To Go

    Mar 3
    Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander discusses his preparations for the season and the loss of pitcher Max Scherzer.