Another former Tigers pitcher gets shot with Reds
DETROIT -- For the second time in as many days, the Cincinnati Reds have called up a player who spent of this season with the Toledo Mud Hens, the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate. The Reds selected the contract of veteran reliever Derek Law on Tuesday, one day after selecting veteran starting pitcher Chase Anderson. Law signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers this spring and has put up impressive numbers while serving as closer for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. In 39 innings, Law has struck out 44 and walked 10 while posting a 3.23 ERA. On Tuesday, he reunited with Anderson, his longtime Mud Hens teammate, in Cincinnati.mlive.com
Veteran starter, former Mud Hen gets call to big leagues with Reds
DETROIT -- Veteran starting pitcher Chase Anderson is back in the big leagues for the first time in over a year. Anderson, who was leading the Mud Hens in games started and innings pitched when he opted out of his deal with the Tigers in mid-July, signed a minor-league deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Anderson, 34, was a reliable starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers from 2014-2019, but he struggled the last two seasons. He signed with the Tigers on a minor-league deal before the season. The Tigers have used 16 different starting pitchers in 2022, including veterans like Drew Hutchison and Daniel Norris.mlive.com
Tigers sign veteran starter to minor-league deal
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have added another reinforcement for their starting rotation at Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers signed veteran right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez to a minor-league deal. Veteran starter Chase Anderson exercised an opt-out in his contract and left the Mud Hens last week. Right-hander Matt Manning pitched 4 1/3 innings in a rehab start for the Mud Hens on Friday. He’s due to make at least one more start for the Mud Hens before rejoining the Tigers.mlive.com
Veteran starter opts out of contract after failing to get opportunity with Tigers
CLEVELAND -- Veteran starting pitcher Chase Anderson has exercised an opt-out in his contract and is leaving the Detroit Tigers’ Triple-A affiliate in Toledo. But he never got a call to Detroit, despite a spate of injuries in the Tigers’ rotation. “We’ve gone through a lot of starting pitchers and haven’t turned to Chase yet, so it doesn’t surprise me. This is the time of year where you’ll see quite a bit of movement amongst the veteran players in Triple-A. Veteran Michael Mariot has recently started games, and Markus Solbach could be an option to move back to Toledo from Erie if needed.mlive.com
Tigers cut veteran reliever as bullpen continues to take shape
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers reassigned veteran reliever Jacob Barnes to minor-league camp after Monday’s game against the New York Yankees. It was the latest move on a busy day of cuts that has brought clarity to the Tigers’ bullpen. They are Joe Jimenez, Jason Foley, Rony Garcia, Will Vest,, Drew Hutchison and Chase Anderson. Vest, Hutchison and Anderson are all non-roster invitees. Cut one or two from this list: Joe Jimenez, Jason Foley, Rony Garcia, Will Vest, Drew Hutchison, Chase Anderson.mlive.com
Tigers probably aren’t done hunting for pitching help
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers have made a flurry of minor-league signings in the days since the transactions freeze was lifted. But the big move to finalize the club’s starting rotation -- whether via trade or free agency -- hasn’t yet materialized. Not every word that I speak is linked to a prospective signing,” Hinch said on Tuesday. 5 spot in the rotation, but his signing is not expected to stop the Tigers’ search for better options. One is depth, two is competition and three is a bonafide guy on your team,” Hinch said.mlive.com
Tigers add Chase Anderson, veteran catcher in latest moves
The Tigers signed veteran right-hander Chase Anderson to a minor-league contract on Monday. Anderson, 34, was a reliable starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers from 2014-2019, but he’s struggled the last two seasons. Anderson could compete with lefty Tyler Alexander for the fifth spot in the Tigers’ rotation. In addition to Anderson, the Tigers also signed catcher Ryan Lavarnway to a minor-league deal and invited him to spring training. TIGERS’ SPRING TRAINING ROSTER (non-roster invitees italicized)Left-handed pitchers (6): Tyler Alexander, Miguel Del Pozo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz.mlive.com
Scherzer faces deGrom in spring game, rematch on opening day
Scherzer will make his Nationals-record sixth opening day start April 1, facing the New York Mets in Washington. The original lineup released by Washington before the game featured a designated hitter; that was revised to include Scherzer batting for himself. DeGrom struck him out, part of his 4 2/3 scoreless innings with three hits and five Ks. YANKEES 8, BLUE JAYS 3Gerritt Cole struck out eight in five innings, allowing one run in his fourth spring start for New York. BRAVES 11, RAYS 1Atlanta starter Max Fried gave up three hits and struck out five over six innings.
Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing
The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year is off to a strong start this spring on both sides. PHILLIES 3, PIRATES 0Bryce Harper homered on his first swing of spring training, launching a opposite-field drive to left. Chad Kuhl made his second start for Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on three hits. Brad Keller worked three innings in the start for the Royals and allowed a run on four hits and two walks. BRAVES 4, TWINS 0 (7)Kyle Wright fared much better in his second start for Atlanta, allowing one hit in three shutout innings with two strikeouts.
Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175
Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal. Lester gets a $10 million buyout from the Chicago Cubs that completes a $155 million, six-year contract rather than a $25 million mutual option. Milwaukee turned down Gyorko and Sogard, a day after declining a $15 million option on 2011 NL MVP Ryan Braun. The White Sox declined a $12 million option for Encarnación and a $7 million option for González, who will receive a $500,000. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal.
DeGrom, in NYPD hat, backed by 10-run 4th, Mets rout Jays
New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano wears a New York Police Department cap while warming up before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Dominic Smith hit his first career grand slam and Wilson Ramos had a three-run double in a 10-run fourth inning. Ramos hit a late solo homer. Michael Conforto hit a three-run homer as the Mets scored four runs in the third. Conforto, who along with Ramos scored four times, hit his ninth homer to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.
Garca 1st MLB win, Yankees end 5-game skid, top Blue Jays
New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)BUFFALO, N.Y. Deivi Garca earned his first major league win, Gleyber Torres drove in four runs and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Yankees had lost 15 of 20 and fallen to the edge of the expanded playoff field. Luke Voit hit an RBI single that put the Yankees ahead 3-2 in the fifth and Torres added a two-run double. UP NEXTNew York RHP Gerrit Cole (4-3, 3.63 ERA) will start Thursday against Baltimore LHP Keegan Akin (0-0, 2.08) in the opener of the Yankees four-game weekend series against the Orioles.
4-run 10th for Nats spoils Blue Jays' 'home opener' in DC
The Blue Jays are the home team in the game. They love to win and they love to celebrate.Toronto batted in the bottom of each inning, wore its white uniforms, played its walk-up music and blared OK Blue Jays, the club's traditional seventh-inning stretch staple. The Blue Jays will be using a minor league ballpark Buffalo, but thats still being upgraded to host major league games. Blue Jays: SS Bo Bichette (left hamstring) and OF Randal Grichuk (back tightness) sat out again. UP NEXTWith Stephen Strasburg out, RHP Erick Fedde (0-0, 2.25) will fill in again Thursday, facing Blue Jays LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-0, 5.79).
MadBum gets qualifying offer, Martinez stays with Red Sox
Bumgarner has received a $17.8 million qualifying offer from the Giants, a move that likely will decrease demand for him in the free-agent market. San Francisco also made a qualifying offer to left-handed reliever Will Smith. A free agent can be made a qualifying offer only if he has been with the same team continuously since opening day and has never received a qualifying offer before. The New York Yankees failed to make a $17.8 million qualifying offer to Didi Gregorius and will not receive draft-pick compensation if the free-agent shortstop signs with another team. The price of the qualifying offer is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and it dropped by $100,000.