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Chamberlain returns to Detroit

By The Sports Network, 1 month 5 hours ago
Lakeland, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Joba Chamberlain will return to the Detroit Tigers for the 2015 season. The right-hander joined the Tigers last year as a free agent and on Tuesday agreed to a second one-year deal with the team. "We are pleased that Joba is returning to our ballclub," said Tigers president, CEO and general manager David Dombrowski in a statement. "He did a solid job...

Tigers 'optimistic' Cabrera could start season

By The Sports Network, 1 month 6 days ago
Lakeland, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is making progress in his recovery after offseason surgery and has been cleared to hit and throw, the team announced Wednesday. "Dr. Robert Anderson's review of Miguel Cabrera's CT scan displayed a good progression of healing," the Tigers said in a statement. "Miguel has been cleared to initiate non-impact...

Victor Martinez undergoes successful surgery

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that designated hitter Victor Martinez underwent successful medial menisectomy surgery on his left knee. It's expected that Martinez will start rehab immediately and resume full baseball activities in 4-to-6 weeks. "We are very happy the surgery went well and that Victor will be ready to compete for the start of the...

Tigers DH Victor Martinez has torn meniscus

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks 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, 1 month 3 weeks 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 weeks 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, 2 months 2 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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...