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Tigers DH Victor Martinez has torn meniscus

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 3 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers announced Thursday that designated hitter Victor Martinez tore the medial meniscus in his left knee during workouts last week. Martinez will have surgery next Tuesday with Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida. An additional update will be given at that time. The injury was revealed after Martinez underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday...

Former Tigers 1B Bergman dies

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 6 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers announced Monday that former first baseman Dave Bergman died at the age of 61. "It is with heavy hearts we extend our condolences to the family of Dave Bergman. Dave was as spirited a person as he was a player. He will forever hold a special place in Tigers history for the versatile roles he played, and his significant contributions as a...

Tigers avoid arbitration with Alburquerque

By The Sports Network, 1 month 4 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers and pitcher Al Alburquerque have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Financial terms were not disclosed, but CBSSports.com reported it to be worth $1.725 million. Alburquerque was 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in a career-high 72 games last season. He struck out 63 in 57 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander...

Gorzelanny, Tigers agree to 1-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers and left-hander Tom Gorzelanny agreed to terms on a one-year contract Tuesday. Gorzelanny, 32, had a 0.86 earned run average while making 23 appearances out of the Milwaukee bullpen last season. He missed two-plus months recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. "We are pleased to add a veteran pitcher like Tom to our ball club,"...

Red Sox send Cespedes to Detroit for Porcello

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox have traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a pair of minor leaguers to the Detroit Tigers for right- handed pitcher Rick Porcello. "We're thrilled to be adding an All-Star to our team in Yoenis Cespedes," said Tigers president, CEO and general manager David Dombrowski. "Cespedes is a dynamic all-around player who hits for power, provides...

Yanks deal for Gregorius as Jeter replacement

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - When former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers acquired Didi Gregorius from the Cincinnati Reds back in 2012 he said the shortstop reminded him of a young Derek Jeter. Gregorius will now be the one who will replace Jeter, as the New York Yankees obtained the slick-fielding shortstop from the Diamondbacks as part of a three-team deal that also...

Tigers' Martinez named top DH

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers was selected as the winner of the 2014 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award on Thursday. Victor Martinez received 75 of the 90 first-place votes to become the third Tigers player to be named the top DH, joining Willie Horton (1975) and Rusty Staub (1978). The 35-year-old Martinez finished second in...

Tigers claim P Zeid on waivers

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers have claimed right- handed pitcher Josh Zeid off waivers from the Houston Astros, the team announced Thursday. Zeid, 27, allowed 16 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings for a 6.97 ERA in 23 games for the Astros in 2014. He also made 17 appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City. In 48 career appearances with Houston, Zeid owns a 5.21 ERA in 48 1...

Tigers, Victor Martinez agree to terms

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers re-signed designated hitter Victor Martinez to a four-year contract on Friday.The team did not disclose financial terms, but multiple reports indicate that it's worth $68 million.Martinez, who turns 36 on Dec. 23, is coming off a career season in which he batted .335 with a career-high 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 151 games. He was named to his...

Blue Jays deal Gose to Tigers for 2B prospect Travis

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired prospect Devon Travis from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for outfielder Anthony Gose.Travis spent the 2014 season with Double-A Erie, where he hit .298 with 20 doubles, seven triples, 10 home runs and 52 RBI. The right-handed hitter posted a .358 on-base percentage and stole 16 bases.Selected by Detroit in the 13th round of...