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Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal

MLB.com Updated Nov 21 (yesterday)
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 (3 days ago)
    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 (3 days ago)
    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 (5 days ago)
    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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  • Tigers pick up 2015 option on Avila

    Tigers pick up 2015 option on Avila

    MLB.com Nov 17 (6 days ago)
    The Tigers announced Monday that they've picked up their $5.4 million option on Alex Avila, bypassing his final season of arbitration. The club option was part of the contract that the team and Avila's agent, Jim Murray, negotiated last winter to avoid …
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: Tigers Complete Four-Year Deal for …

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: Tigers Complete Four-Year Deal for Victor Martinez

    The Tigers completed a $68 million, four-year deal to keep Martinez, their designated hitter, in Detroit.
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  • Four-year deal official, V-Mart sets sights on Series ring

    Four-year deal official, V-Mart sets sights on Series ring

    MLB.com Nov 14
    The Tigers made it clear from season's end that their priority was to re-sign Victor Martinez. It didn't take them long to take care of it, though it took a longer-term deal to get it done. The club made the official agreement on a four-year contract at…
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  • V-Mart, Tigers agree on four-year deal

    V-Mart, Tigers agree on four-year deal

    The Tigers made it clear from season's end that their priority was to re-sign Victor Martinez. It didn't take them long to take care of it, though it took a longer-term deal to get it done. And with an agreement on a four-year contract, Martinez is like…
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  • Tigers get OF Gose from Jays for prospect

    Tigers get OF Gose from Jays for prospect

    The Detroit Tigers acquired speedy outfielder Anthony Gose from the Toronto Blue Jays for second base prospect Devon Travis on Wednesday night.
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  • Tigers GM: Re-signing Martinez is top priority

    Tigers GM: Re-signing Martinez is top priority

    ESPN.com Nov 11
    Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski says the Tigers' top priority is re-signing Victor Martinez now that the slugger is a free agent after declining the team's qualifying offer.
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  • Japan rally illustrates competitive spirit

    Japan rally illustrates competitive spirit

    MLB.com Nov 11
    The seventh-inning stretch at Koshien Stadium consisted of 26,946 fans whistling and screaming, launching thousands of pastel-colored balloons skyward. That spectacle, unlike anything in Major League ballparks, may not have helped a combined team of Han…
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  • MLB takes nail-biter in Japan Series preview

    MLB takes nail-biter in Japan Series preview

    MLB.com Nov 11
    A star-studded squad of Major Leaguers got a taste of what lies ahead in the Japan All-Star Series on Tuesday, as a feisty team of players from the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants nearly erased a seven-run deficit before MLB closed out an 8-7 exhibiti…
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  • Tigers' Castellanos gets a vote in AL ROY balloting

    Tigers' Castellanos gets a vote in AL ROY balloting

    MLB.com Nov 10
    Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos had his ups and downs in his rookie season, but received a third-place vote in American League Rookie of the Year balloting, tying him for eighth place.
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  • MLB stars aim to 'put on a good show' in Japan Series

    MLB stars aim to 'put on a good show' in Japan Series

    MLB.com Nov 10
    After months of planning, days of workouts, a dozen hours in the air and not nearly enough sleep, the show will begin Tuesday night in Nishinomiya, Japan. The MLB All-Stars will take on a combined team of Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers in an exhibiti…
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  • Capuano expects raucous crowd for Japan exhibition

    Capuano expects raucous crowd for Japan exhibition

    MLB.com Nov 10
    As MLB's starter in Tuesday's exhibition against a combined team of Yomiuri Giants and Hanshin Tigers, Capuano will battle what he anticipates to be "a raucous soccer-type crowd," as well as simple fatigue.
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  • Jim Leyland sings a Toby Keith song, takes his first selfie, wi…

    Jim Leyland sings a Toby Keith song, takes his first selfie, wins at life

    yahoo.com Nov 7
    You know who had a better Thursday night than you? Jim Leyland, that's who. The ex-manager of the Detroit Tigers (among other teams) was out in Michigan living the Grade-A retiree life. He sang Toby Keith's "Who's Your Daddy" at a bar, not sou…
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  • Hunter, Tigers play free-agent waiting game

    Hunter, Tigers play free-agent waiting game

    MLB.com Nov 7
    The Tigers and Torii Hunter remain in a waiting game while Detroit tries to work out the pressing issues elsewhere on its roster, notably at designated hitter. There could be a limit to how long that wait goes.
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  • Left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang of Korea reportedly coming to major…

    Left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang of Korea reportedly coming to majors

    yahoo.com Nov 5
    His name is Hyeon-jong Yang, a 26-year-old left-hander who pitches for the Kia Tigers in Korea's top baseball league, and he's reportedly heading to Major League Baseball this winter. Reporter Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that once Ya…
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  • Left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang of Korea reportedly coming to major…

    Left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang of Korea reportedly coming to majors

    yahoo.com Nov 5
    His name is Hyeon-jong Yang, a 26-year-old left-hander who pitches for the Kia Tigers in Korea's top baseball league, and he's reportedly heading to Major League Baseball this winter. Reporter Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that once Ya…
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  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Max Scherzer 01:45

    SweetSpot TV: Max Scherzer

    Nov 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at Max Scherzer's free-agent stock.
  • Video - Buster's Blog: DH Domino Effect 02:40

    Buster's Blog: DH Domino Effect

    Nov 13
    Buster Olney takes a look at how Victor Martinez's new contract could spark more deals among designated hitters.
  • Video - Tigers Sign Martinez To 4-Year Deal 03:11

    Tigers Sign Martinez To 4-Year Deal

    Nov 12
    Jerry Crasnick discusses whether the Detroit Tigers should be concerned about a falloff in productivity from 35-year-old Victor Martinez, whom they just signed to a four-year deal.
  • Video - Moment In Time 02:57

    Moment In Time

    Oct 10
    Torii Hunter, Prince Fielder and David Ross look back on David Ortiz's grand slam in Game 2 of last year's ALCS.

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