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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tigers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Mike Aviles.
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.
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.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus met with the media Monday at the Winter Meetings.
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.
The Tigers announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a two-year deal with veteran reliever Mark Lowe.
Sometimes, the Brad Ausmus wit is pretty obvious, such as when he was asked Monday for his take on the Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing.