DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have hired Tampa Bay scouting director Rob Metzler as vice president and assistant general manager, the team announced Tuesday.
Metzler spent 15 seasons with the Rays, working the past seven years as the team’s senior director of amateur scouting.
Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch walked around the visitors' clubhouse in Seattle after his team's season mercifully ended and shared a message with the players.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Scott Harris was hired Monday as the Detroit Tigers' president of baseball operations, leaving the San Francisco Giants after three years as general manager.
The 36-year-old takes over for Tigers general manager Al Avila, who was fired on Aug.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jonathan Schoop and rookie Kerry Carpenter hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning, and the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 7-5 win over the Cleveland Guardians in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday night, snapping an eight-game losing streak.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol didn't realize there were no Latino general managers left in Major League Baseball after the Detroit Tigers fired Al Avila.
Marmol himself is one of only three Latino on-field managers, along with Boston's Alex Cora and Washington's Dave Martinez.
DETROIT (AP) — Steven Kwan hit a leadoff triple and scored to help Cleveland Guardians get off to a solid start and beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday night.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers' disappointing season cost Al Avila his job.
Avila was fired as Detroit's general manager on Wednesday, ending a seven-year tenure without a playoff appearance.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez has been placed on the restricted list.
Tigers general manager Al Avila announced Monday that Rodriguez informed the Tigers that he will not rejoin the team due to personal matters.
DETROIT (AP) — Kimera Bartee, a former Major League Baseball outfielder and Detroit Tigers first base coach, died Monday. He was 49.
The Tigers made the announcement Tuesday, saying Bartee died suddenly.
The Detroit Tigers plan to be relatively aggressive in free agency and they proved that while giving their rebuild a boost, adding left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez to their rotation with a $77 million investment.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds traded veteran Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart to the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday in exchange for infield prospect Nick Quintana.
Barnhart, a 31-year-old left-handed hitter and reliable backstop, leaves Cincinnati after eight years.
DETROIT (AP) — On the same day the Tigers' general manager criticized his team's defense, Detroit made enough plays in the field to win a game in which it had just three hits and scored once.
Niko Goodrum doubled, advanced on Jake Rogers' bunt and scored on Robbie Grossman's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Ron Gardenhire, whose debut season as Tigers manager will mark a major reconstruction of the team's roster, will join Tigers general manager Al Avila, as well as catcher-first baseman John Hicks, as celebrity speakers at the 2018 Detroit Baseball Dinner.
Orlando, Fla. — Tigers general manager Al Avila was asked Monday if he thought he would be able to work a trade for second baseman Ian Kinsler during the Winter Meetings, which commenced in earnest Monday.