Detroit Tigers

Hessman joins Minors coaching staff
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Minor League home run champion Mike Hessman is staying in the Tigers’ farm system, but embarking on a new career as a hitting coach. The hiring of the former Mud Hens great was one of several coaching announcements by the Tigers, who finalized their Minors coaching and instructional staffs.

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McClendon brings experience Tigers wanted to Triple-A post
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The Tigers are trying to restock their farm system with prospects for the big league club. They did not bring back Lloyd McClendon to serve as a managerial prospect biding his time at Triple-A Toledo.

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Money market: Tigers need to keep thinking big
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I’m here to guarantee that the Detroit Tigers win the 2016 World Series. Wait, can you really do such a thing? Sure you can. Don’t believe me? Watch me work.

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Ilitch willing to spend to get best players
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The placard on the podium at the Tiger Club was the first sign of Mike Ilitch’s presence Monday, denoting the spot for the Tigers owner as right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was introduced.

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Tigers reach deal with veteran infielder Aviles
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The Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Mike Aviles.

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Tigers ink catcher Saltalamacchia to 1-year deal
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While the Tigers finished up their starting pitching needs by finalizing a deal for Mike Pelfrey, they added a veteran backup catching candidate by signing Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a one-year contract.

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Pitching still Tigers' priority amid OF reports
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No, general manager Al Avila said, the Tigers are not going to make a push for free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Nor are they going after Alex Gordon.

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Winter Meetings interview with Brad Ausmus
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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus met with the media Monday at the Winter Meetings.

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Avila: Tigers see 'comeback potential' in Pelfrey
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The Tigers built up their analytics department to help them gather more information and make smart deals. That wasn’t what the Mike Pelfrey signing was about.

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Tigers strike 2-year deal with reliever Lowe
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The Tigers announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a two-year deal with veteran reliever Mark Lowe.

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Witty Ausmus comfortable in Tigers' transition
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Sometimes, the Brad Ausmus wit is pretty obvious, such as when he was asked Monday for his take on the Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing.

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Tigers, Aviles reportedly agree to 1-year deal
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The Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Mike Aviles, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The club has not confirmed the deal.

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