Al Avila talks about Tigers’ sluggish start: ‘It all starts with me’
So general manager Al Avila, when he met with reporters before Wednesday’s game at Comerica Park, made one thing clear from the outset: Nobody’s happy with the Tigers’ record. The formula is no secret: A handful of struggling players have started hitting more like their career norms. “Riley Greene coming up and being an impact player right away has been a positive,” Avila said. Obviously he’s a better player and history shows that, and I think he’s working towards that. So it’s not one player, it’s been really a plethora of players and then injuries that have compounded things.mlive.com
Another day, another homer for ex-Tiger Isaac Paredes
DETROIT -- In case you missed it, Isaac Paredes hit another home run on Saturday. The Tigers traded Paredes to the Rays in April in exchange for outfielder Austin Meadows. RELATED: Do Tigers wish they had do-over on Isaac Paredes trade? “We knew we were trading a good player. We knew we were getting back a good player,” manager A.J.mlive.com
Do Tigers wish they had do-over on Isaac Paredes trade?
Well, it’s possible that Isaac Paredes has hit another home run while you were reading this article. Back in April, the Tigers needed an outfielder after Riley Greene after suffered an injury just days before Opening Day. Another frustration: When the Tigers made the trade, it appeared they wouldn’t need a second baseman or third baseman until at least 2024. Meadows has been reasonably productive when healthy -- at least by the Tigers’ meager standards -- but he still doesn’t have a home run. And if Paredes were still in the Tigers’ organization, there’s a chance he’d still be in Toledo right now.mlive.com
Former Tiger infielder named AL Player of the Week
Former Detroit Tigers infielder Isaac Paredes was named American League Player of the Week on Monday. In Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Paredes hit three home runs. Paredes was the second Ray in club history to hit five home runs in a three-game span. Paredes played for Detroit in 2020 and 2021 and hit two home runs in 57 games over the course of those two seasons. SEE ALSOFormer Tiger infielder hits three home runsmlive.com
Former Detroit Tigers infielder goes off for 3 home run game
Although Isaac Paredes has had his worst season at the plate for the Tampa Bay Rays so far, the former Detroit Tigers infielder put on a show on Tuesday night. Playing in front of a home crowd, Paredes hit a home run in each of his first three at-bats as he scored four of the Rays’ runs in a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees. He hit a solo shot in the first inning, a solo shot in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fifth inning.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Hammerin’ Harold will start series finale
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will give way to fellow slugger Harold Castro in the series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon at Tropicana Field. Cabrera has started 32 of the Tigers’ 37 games this season and often gets a day off on afternoon games following night games. Tigers lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (1-2, 3.72 ERA) will face Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen (3-1, 2.67). Former Tiger Isaac Paredes will get his first start against his old team on Wednesday. He entered as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacement in the first two games of the series.mlive.com
Ex-Tiger Isaac Paredes surprised by trade to Rays, but embracing new start
The Tigers traded Paredes to the Rays along with the No. On the same day Paredes was recalled by the Rays, Meadows was placed on the injured list by the Tigers. Paredes was preparing to start the season in Triple-A Toledo when outfielder Riley Greene suffered an injury, prompting the Tigers to trade for Meadows. After spending nearly five years in the Tigers organization, Paredes said he was caught off guard by the trade. Paredes said he was grateful for his time with the Tigers but also excited about the fresh start.mlive.com
As Tigers’ Austin Meadows goes on IL, infielder he was traded for is called up by Rays
Instead, he’s on the injured list with vertigo, and the guy he was traded for will be making an unexpected appearance. The Tampa Bay Rays announced just before the game that second baseman Brandon Lowe was being placed on the 10-day injured list with low back discomfort. Paredes, 23, was acquired by the Tigers from the Chicago Cubs in 2017 along with Jeimer Candelario. Paredes went 6-for-19 in a brief showing with Tampa Bay earlier this year, but he’s been doing well in Triple-A. Meadows has a home in the Tampa Bay area, and Hinch said he will spend the weekend resting rather than come to the park.mlive.com
Tampa Bay Rays about to find out if former Detroit Tigers prospect is MLB-ready
The Detroit Tigers considered Isaac Paredes a prime big-league prospect since acquiring him in 2017. Now they’re about to find out if he is MLB-ready – as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays gave Paredes a major-league callup Sunday while moving first baseman Ji-Man Choi to the 10-day injured list. Tampa Bay is about to see what kind of return it got for dealing All-Star outfielder Austin Meadows to the Tigers on April 4. He was optioned to Triple A Toledo just three days before his trade to Tampa Bay.mlive.com
Tigers’ new outfielder gives A.J. Hinch some new (and welcome) decisions
You have a new outfielder, a better lineup and a lot of decisions on your plate. The Detroit Tigers acquired outfielder Austin Meadows from the Tampa Bay Rays late Monday for infielder Isaac Paredes and a draft pick. The other issue: Like Greene, Meadows is a left-handed hitter. A lot could happen in two months, but the Tigers would have a glut of left-handed hitters and four outfielders (Meadows, Greene, Grossman and Baddoo) for three spots. April 4: Traded infielder Isaac Paredes to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for outfielder Austin Meadows.mlive.com
Tigers trade prospect to acquire outfielder Austin Meadows from Rays
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Two days after prospect Riley Greene suffered a broken foot, upending the club’s outfield plans, the Detroit Tigers have found an impressive replacement. The Tigers have traded infield prospect Isaac Paredes to the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Austin Meadows, the team announced late Monday. Meadows, who turns 27 next month, is likely to become the Tigers’ everyday left fielder, joining Akil Baddoo and Robbie Grossman. Meadows hit .234 with a .772 OPS (117 OPS+) in 591 plate appearances last season. His younger brother Parker, also an outfielder, was drafted by the Tigers in the second round in 2018.mlive.com
Tigers bring back veteran reliever cut just 4 days ago
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers have optioned infielder Isaac Paredes to Triple-A Toledo, leaving just two infielders competing for a reserve spot. RELATED: Tigers’ final Opening Day roster projection -- and a bonus prediction of their roster on May 2Paredes, 23, was competing for a utility role against Harold Castro and Willi Castro this spring. But he’s a good player and he has a lot of things he can bring to a winning club. Barnes, who turns 32 next month, signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers just before the lockout in December. Seven players competing for five spots: catcher Dustin Garneau; infielders Harold Castro, Willi Castro and Spencer Torkelson; and outfielders Riley Greene, Derek Hill and Victor Reyes.mlive.com
Tigers’ Isaac Paredes remains intriguing young player, but he faces roster squeeze
The Tigers have a really crowded infield, especially if -- as expected -- Spencer Torkelson makes the club as everyday first baseman. With Jonathan Schoop at second, newcomer Javier Baez at shortstop and Jeimer Candelario at third, there simply won’t be a lot of at-bats to go around. Paredes debuted at third base in the COVID-shortened 2020 season when Jeimer Candelario moved over to first base to replace the injured C.J. Last spring, he worked extensively at second base and even tried his hand at shortstop. This spring he was placed in the same hitting group with Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario and Javier Baez.mlive.com
Tigers-White Sox bench-clearing fracas: Photos, video, reaction from both sides
DETROIT -- The final inning of the Detroit Tigers’ final game of the season at Comerica Park was one to remember. Jomboy Media has video of the incident from the White Sox broadcast. With one out in the top of the ninth, Tigers rookie reliever Alex Lange got two strikes on veteran Sox slugger Jose Abreu. His next pitch -- 97 mph fastball -- hit Abreu squarely on the left elbow. Lange reported that the White Sox called him “bush” -- short for “bush league,” or amateurish.mlive.com
Tigers rookies Daz Cameron, Isaac Paredes try to end challenging season on high note
DETROIT -- By the time next March rolls around, it’s possible that no one will remember or care whether Daz Cameron hit .300 or .150 in the final games of the season. Maybe everyone will have forgotten whether Isaac Paredes kept drawing walks at an impressive clip or watched his on-base percentage plummet. And in the final days of the regular season, Cameron and Paredes are going to get something that has eluded them for much of the year: Regular playing time. Cameron, a 24-year-old outfielder, and Paredes, a 22-year-old infielder, made their Major League debuts in 2020 and have hit well in Toledo in 2021. Paredes didn’t look totally lost at shortstop, but he seemed more comfortable at second and third.mlive.com
Tigers’ Gregory Soto done for season; 2 rookies recalled from Toledo
Detroit Tigers left-handed pitcher Gregory Soto and outfielder Derek Hill are done for the season following injuries sustained this weekend. Soto (left ring finger fracture) and Hill (left knee) were placed on the 10-day injured list before the game. The Tigers have recalled infielder Isaac Paredes and outfielder Daz Cameron to take their spots on the active roster. The Tigers were initially hopeful that Soto was OK, and the focus of their concern was his hand. Soto, 26, finishes an All-Star season with a 6-3 record, 18 saves and a 3.39 ERA in 63 2/3 innings.mlive.com
Have Tigers soured on Isaac Paredes? He keeps hitting, but opportunities have been scarce in 2021.
Instead, with just over two weeks left in the regular season, Paredes has played in only 14 big-league games. If the Tigers have soured on Paredes, they haven’t said so publicly. If Paredes can’t crack the lineup now, what will happen when the Tigers sign or trade for a shortstop this winter? Despite serious improvements since the start of the season, the Tigers still strike out an awful lot. “He’s been good (in Toledo),” Hinch said.mlive.com
Tigers option Zack Short, select rookie reliever from Toledo
The Tigers selected the contract of the right-handed reliever from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday. He takes the spot of infielder Zack Short, who was optioned after Friday’s game. Carlton, who turns 26 in four days, has struck out 48 and walked 10 in 49 innings of work at Toledo this season. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (38)Players in bold are on the 28-man active roster. Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum, Isaac Paredes, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short.mlive.com
Tigers will activate 2 players from injured list on roster expansion day
DETROIT -- A couple years ago, today would be the day that the Detroit Tigers clubhouse would get a lot more crowded. Right-handed pitcher Wily Peralta and infielder Niko Goodrum will be activated from the injured list before the Tigers play the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Until 2020, teams were allowed to expand the roster up to 40 players. Teams are required to add two players to the 26-man roster for a total of 28 until the end of the season. * on the 10-day Major League injured list** on the 7-day minor-league injured listCatcher Jake Rogers (right arm soreness); and right-handed pitchers Julio Teheran (right shoulder strain), Rony Garcia (knee) and Spencer Turnbull (right forearm strain) are on the 60-day injured list, which removes them from the 40-man roster.mlive.com
Tigers have 11 players on injured list: See who’s coming back when
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have 11 players on the injured list, four of whom should be back fairly soon and four more who are likely to be back in September. That’s where it gets fairly complicated, as the Tigers don’t have space for eight players right now. The Tigers can also extend rehab outings to their maximum length while deciding what to do. Outfielder Akil Baddoo (concussion) will be eligible to come off the 7-day concussion injured list on Wednesday. He had very low velocity during a recent live BP session in Lakeland and the Tigers aren’t comfortable sending him on a rehab assignment.mlive.com
Tigers injury updates: Isaac Paredes has setback in rehab
DETROIT -- Infielder Isaac Paredes won’t be back with the Detroit Tigers this week. Paredes was pulled off his rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo after experiencing a setback, manager A.J. The team will then determine if he’s ready to resume his rehab assignment with the Mud Hens. Paredes, 22, has been on the injured list since July 22 with a right hip strain. Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum*, Isaac Paredes*, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short.mlive.com
Injury to Isaac Paredes prompts Tigers to make another infield swap
DETROIT -- Isaac Paredes was tentatively written into the starting lineup on Wednesday night, but first had to pass a battery of on-field tests to show that his sore hip was feeling better. Paredes was scratched from the lineup on Wednesday and then placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with a right hip strain. The Tigers recalled infielder Willi Castro from Triple-A Toledo to replace Paredes on the roster. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (39)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster. Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum*, Isaac Paredes*, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short.mlive.com
Tigers make 2 big moves to start 2nd half of season
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have sent struggling infielder Willi Castro and cut ties -- likely permanently -- with veteran outfielder Nomar Mazara. The two moves came just hours before the Tigers were set to open the second half of the season with a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. To fill the two spots on the roster, the Tigers have recalled infielder Isaac Paredes and outfielder Derek Hill from Triple-A Toledo. Castro, 24, was perhaps the Tigers’ best hitter during a shortened 2020 season, posting a .349 average and .932 OPS in 140 plate appearances. Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum, Isaac Paredes, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short.mlive.com
Tigers’ top 2 prospects selected for MLB Futures Game
Top prospects Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene will represent the Detroit Tigers at the All-Star Futures Game in Denver on July 11. The futures game is a seven-inning exhibition that takes place as part of the week’s All-Star festivities. Rogers made his MLB debut later in 2019, Paredes came to the big leagues in 2020 and Manning debuted this month. Torkelson and Greene are rated the Tigers’ first- and second-best prospects, respectively, by MLB Pipeline. The full roster for the futures game is here.mlive.com
Tigers swap out rookie infielders: Zack Short staying with big-league club
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are giving Zack Short the chance to stick around for more than just one day. After the second game, instead of returning Short to Toledo, they optioned infielder Isaac Paredes instead. The Tigers have struggled defensively at shortstop, even after moving Willi Castro to second base. Willi Castro has split time with Paredes at the position over the last week. Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum*, Isaac Paredes, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short.mlive.com
Tigers place Niko Goodrum on IL, call up rookie infielder
The Detroit Tigers have placed shortstop Niko Goodrum on the 10-day injured list with a sprained tendon in his left index finger. Harold Castro will now start in his place. Hinch said Paredes, Harold Castro and Willi Castro will share shortstop duties while Goodrum is out. He’s been the semi-regular starting shortstop in 2021 since the Tigers decided to play Willi Castro primarily at second base. Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum*, Isaac Paredes, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short.mlive.com
Shohei Ohtani homers twice as Angels rout Tigers, 11-3
The Angels (35-35) have won the first two games of the four-game series with the Tigers (29-41). Ohtani had one of three homers by the Angels in a five-run fifth inning that knocked Tigers starter Jose Ureña out of the game. Ohtani, who was serenaded by chants of “MVP!” from fans, is now one shy of the league lead in homers. Tigers shortstop Niko Goodrum injured his left hand while attempting to make a diving stop in the sixth inning. Angels starter Alex Cobb allowed just one unearned run in 5 2/3 innings of work.mlive.com
Michael Fulmer returns to bullpen; Tigers option rookie infielder
Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer is back after a brief stint on the injured list. To make room for Fulmer, the Tigers optioned infielder Isaac Paredes back to Triple-A Toledo. At that point, the Tigers will likely send down another pitcher and transfer Rony Garcia to the 60-day injured list. Fulmer was placed on the 10-day injured list on June 6 after arm fatigue left him unable to pitch since May 30. pic.twitter.com/ps3DDk4YwF — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 14, 2021TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (41)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster.mlive.com
Daz Cameron hits game-tying homer in 9th inning, but Tigers fall to White Sox in 10
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers rookie Daz Cameron waited out an unusual rain delay in the bottom of the ninth inning before hitting a dramatic game-tying home run against closer Liam Hendriks. But the excitement was short-lived, as the Tigers fell to the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night at Comerica Park. The first-place White Sox (39-24) have taken six of eight games from the Tigers (26-37) this year. pic.twitter.com/MYnAZIBc8n — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 12, 2021Tigers starter Tarik Skubal allowed four runs (three earned) in six innings of work. Up next: The Tigers (26-37) and White Sox (39-24) meet again on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. at Comerica Park.mlive.com
Isaac Paredes getting first start at shortstop: Could he give Tigers something to think about?
DETROIT -- Could the onetime third baseman of the future become the Detroit Tigers’ shortstop of the future? But 22-year-old Isaac Paredes will get to play shortstop in the big leagues for at least one night. pic.twitter.com/4x6pnXTwA3 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 11, 2021Paredes played plenty of shortstop during his early years, but he had more recently been groomed as a third baseman. Hinch pointed out, the nature of the shift sometimes requires the third baseman to position himself a shortstop or second baseman, and Paredes has handled himself well. And since then he’s played short, he’s played second, he’s played third.mlive.com
Mariners rob Tigers of walk-off homer, score 5 runs in 11th inning to win
The Mariners scored five runs in the 11th against Tigers reliever Daniel Norris, taking advantage of three hits, a hit batter and two walks -- one intentional, one not. pic.twitter.com/Pm8dwjJFHw — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 9, 2021Jake Rogers crushed a ball 423 feet to the right-field seats for a solo home run in the fifth. Incredibly, the Tigers came close to another walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th, but Akil Baddoo’s drive to right field was just a few feet foul. Paredes, the designated runner, scored a few pitches later on Mariners reliever J.T. Paredes was stranded at third when Thomas, the Mariners’ right fielder, made an impressive catch against the right-field wall to rob Niko Goodrum of extra bases.mlive.com
Tigers prospect Isaac Paredes didn’t make team in spring, but has chance to make impression now
DETROIT -- Isaac Paredes came to spring training after an offseason in which he put up ridiculous numbers in winter ball in Mexico. But Paredes never hit much this spring and ultimately had to start the season back in Triple-A Toledo. Although the bat never came around in spring, Paredes did get regular work at second base. Paredes came up as a shortstop before starting to work more regularly as a third baseman. “Tom told me that he really took to the finer points of the game,” Hinch said.mlive.com
With Jeimer Candelario at home in Dominican Republic, Tigers turn to Isaac Paredes
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario called his manager early Tuesday morning with a sobering message. So the Tigers put Candelario on the bereavement list and called up infielder Isaac Paredes from Triple-A Toledo. Paredes hurried to Detroit and Candelario caught a flight to be with family in the Dominican Republic. The Tigers opted for Paredes instead of Zack Short, who has already been up to Detroit a couple of times. Isaac Paredes enters the lineup for the first time this year!#DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/vfeFpi4KzS — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 8, 2021Other notable elements of the lineup:* Catcher Eric Haase is batting cleanup for the first time in his career.mlive.com
Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario placed on bereavement list; rookie infielder recalled
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have placed third baseman Jeimer Candelario on the bereavement list and recalled infielder Isaac Paredes from Triple-A Toledo. Due to his placement on the list, Candelario will miss a minimum of three games. Candelario, 27, has been one of the Tigers’ most consistent players in 2021, hitting .266 with a .717 OPS in 241 plate appearances. Infielders (8): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario#, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum, Isaac Paredes, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short. # on bereavement list* on the 10-day Major League injured list** on the 7-day minor-league injured listRight-handed pitcher Julio Teheran (right shoulder strain) is on the 60-day injured list, which removes him from the 40-man roster .mlive.com
Tigers’ minor-league rosters: Riley Greene will be youngster on veteran Erie team
Tork is going to West Michigan. Most of the Detroit Tigers minor-league affiliates released their Opening Day rosters on Thursday, including the Class A (advanced) West Michigan Whitecaps, the Double-A Erie SeaWolves and the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. Some players assigned the Tigers’ alternate site have spent April in Toledo; the rest have been going through a “minor-league spring training” in Lakeland. A number of veterans will be in Toledo, including pitchers Wily Peralta, Erasmo Ramirez and Ian Krol and infielder Renato Nunez. Right-handed pitcher Franklin Perez, once the organization’s top prospect, will also be in West Michigan as he attempts to restart his career after battling injuries.mlive.com
Ranking 22 Detroit Tigers questions we can’t wait to learn the answers to this season
DETROIT – Even though a playoff race isn’t in the cards for the Detroit Tigers this season, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this team ahead of Opening Day. READ: Meet all 26 members of the Tigers’ rosterWe came up with 22 questions we can’t wait to learn the answers to over the coming months. Nobody knew who he was when the Tigers selected him in the Rule 5 draft, mostly because he missed the entire 2020 season and hasn’t played above High-A ball. An underrated part of the shortened 2020 season was Soto’s hot start. Daniel Norris #44 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the game at Target Field on September 22, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Tigers roster finalized: Q&A about winners, losers, surprises and what it means for future
But it is surprising that the Tigers turned away someone who would almost certainly lead the team in home runs for....Harold Castro? Here are six questions and answers about what this means for the Tigers now and going forward1. Jeimer Candelario will be the primary third baseman, which will leave Niko Goodrum, Harold Castro and, of course, Miguel Cabrera at first. The best bet is that Cabrera plays in the field once or twice a week and the Tigers essentially platoon Harold Castro and Goodrum on the other days. What is it about Harold Castro?mlive.com
New starting lineup prediction after Detroit Tigers sent Isaac Paredes to Triple A
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers sent prospect Isaac Paredes to minor league camp this week, scrambling the starting infield with Opening Day less than a week away. Robbie Grossman, LFSpring stats: .243/.364/.486 (.850 OPS), 2 HR, 3 doubles, 6 walks, 11 strikeouts in 37 at-bats. AdSince the day the Tigers signed Grossman, he’s felt like the best fit atop the lineup. Well, this spring he’s strengthened that case with a .364 on-base percentage. 8 slot behind Wilson Ramos, but so far this spring, Hinch has had him above the catcher in the lineup.
2 Tigers prospects fall short in bid to make team
The Detroit Tigers optioned infield prospect Isaac Paredes to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday, ending the 22-year-old’s bid for an Opening Day roster spot. The Tigers also optioned catcher Jake Rogers to Toledo. Greg Garcia — Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) March 25, 2021While Paredes made his Major League debut last season, Rogers actually debuted in 2019. Right-handed pitchers (10): Jose Cisnero, Buck Farmer, Michael Fulmer, Bryan Garcia, Rony Garcia, Joe Jimenez, Casey Mize, Julio Teheran, Spencer Turnbull, Jose Ureña. * LHP Ian Krol, RHP Wily Peralta and RHP Erasmo Ramirez officially remain on the camp roster but have been informed they will not make the team.mlive.com
Predicting all 26 players who will make the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day roster
C Wilson RamosConfidence: LockRole: Starting catcherThere’s a legitimate three-way battle to back up Ramos, but everyone knows who the starter will be. AdSS Willi CastroConfidence: LockRole: Starting shortstopThere are going to be some defensive miscues, especially on the throw. As a result, the Tigers will have an extra roster spot to play with -- that’s why there will be 27 names on this list. He bet on himself and won, allowing just three runs while striking out 15 batters in 11 spring innings. If we’re being honest, a conversation about Baddoo as a starter feels more justified than a conversation about earning a roster spot.
Tigers’ roster projection 3.0: Battles still brewing with 11 days until Opening Day
Welcome to the third installment of our Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day roster projection. That leaves just 11 players to cut to get down to the 26-man roster required for Opening Day. One important thing to keep in mind: We’re predicting the roster for April 1, Opening Day. When things are going well, the Tigers might send out a pitcher to get that extra bench player back on the roster. Michael Fulmer throws a bullpen session at the Detroit Tigers facility in Lakeland, Fla., on February 20, 2021.mlive.com
Tigers roster projection 2.0: Can Isaac Paredes and Renato Nunez both make team?
LAKELAND, Fla. -- It’s only been a couple of weeks, but I’ve already made some pretty notable changes from my first Detroit Tigers roster projection. Previously I thought either Isaac Paredes or Renato Nunez could make the roster, but not both. Nomar Mazara practices at the Detroit Tigers spring training facility in Lakeland, Fla., on March 4, 2021. JaCoby Jones, CF----Grayson Greiner, backup catcherVictor Reyes, fourth outfielderNiko Goodrum, utility infielderIsaac Paredes, benchComment: The Tigers won’t let Paredes atrophy on the bench. The Tigers could always stash Paredes or Nunez in Triple-A for a while if they wanted to get a longer look at Baddoo.mlive.com
Tigers’ Isaac Paredes sees early action at second base -- and looks like a natural
So when Isaac Paredes, normally a third baseman, started at second base on Saturday night, he might have known what to expect. Paredes helped turn a double play in the first inning, fielding a grounder and caught a liner in the third and then handled all three outs in the fifth. We saw that on the double play. He and Niko (Goodrum) turned an incredible double play.”Paredes, 22, came up as a shortstop and has played second base as recently as last winter in Mexico and 2018 in Class A Lakeland. “Paredes is well equipped to handle the position,” Hinch said.mlive.com
A.J. Hinch says Isaac Paredes will get every chance to make club: ‘He can help us win’
Hinch said Paredes will start at third base, his regular position, on Thursday, then play second base this weekend. Maybe Paredes makes the squad as a utility man and bench bat. “It’s because he can play,” Hinch said. But now that he’s cleared to play, he’s eager to live up to the trust his new manager has already placed in him. It’s not totally implausible that both Nunez and Paredes could make the team, with Paredes playing a variety roles as a part-time starter and bench player.mlive.com
Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera out again today, but his debut is nearing
TAMPA, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will make his 2021 Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday in Lakeland, manager A.J. Cabrera is the only healthy and fully cleared Tiger who has not yet appeared on a lineup card. But Hinch said that was according to plan, and Cabrera will get his first at-bats at designated hitter on Wednesday. Hinch said Cabrera got seven innings worth of “live at-bats” on Sunday, even though it wasn’t in a game setting. The Tigers’ game against Pittsburgh will only be five innings on Tuesday.mlive.com
Play ball! Here’s the Tigers’ first lineup of 2021 spring training
LAKELAND, Fla. -- It’s not exactly a preview of the real Opening Day, but at least it’s a lineup for a real baseball game. Hinch unveiled his first lineup for the first game of the Grapefruit League on Sunday. It does not include Miguel Cabrera, who will be eased into action and it includes at least three players who are unlikely to make the Opening Day roster let alone be in the Opening Day lineup. The full lineup is below:Grapefruit League Opening Day lineup for Detroit... pic.twitter.com/CCOSF6vUfE — Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) February 28, 2021Left-hander Tyler Alexander will start for the Tigers, with Alex Lange, Derek Holland and Ian Krol among those expected to see action in relief. Not quite yetAlthough third baseman Isaac Paredes is listed on the bench on the lineup card, Hinch said he remains unavailable.mlive.com
Tigers’ first game is Sunday -- and fans will be here to see it
LAKELAND, Fla. -- For the first time in 353 days, the Detroit Tigers will play a game in front of real fans instead of cardboard cutouts. The Tigers open the Grapefruit League season on Sunday at 1 p.m. with an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. The last time the Tigers played in front of real fans was on March, 12, 2020. The game will not be televised, although Dan Dickerson will be in town to call the game on the radio. Michael Fulmer had been scheduled to start that game, but he returned home to Oklahoma after his wife gave birth to their second child on Friday.mlive.com
Tigers have plan to ease Miguel Cabrera in at first base
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera will play some games at first base eventually this spring, but it won’t happen in the first few days of the Grapefruit League. Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said the Tigers are limiting the defensive workload for Cabrera, who turns 38 in April. Cabrera will get some work at first base eventually. Both the Tigers star and his new manager seem committed to letting him play in the field at least occasionally in 2021.mlive.com
Who won’t be here as Tigers start spring training?
LAKELAND, Fla. -- At full attendance, the Detroit Tigers will have 72 players: 40 on the roster, 19 non-roster invitees and 13 mini-campers. Hinch said at least six position players will be absent for Monday’s practice, the first full-squad workout and the first session open to the media. Outfielders Nomar Mazara and Victor Reyes and infielders Jonathan Schoop, Isaac Paredes, Renato Nunez and Aderlin Rodriguez will be arriving late due to visa or travel issues, Hinch said. Nunez and Reyes are from Venezuela; Mazara and Rodriguez are Dominican; Paredes is from Mexico; and Schoop is from Curacao. “In a perfect world, I’d love to have them all here on my first day having a full squad,” Hinch said.mlive.com
Jonathan Schoop is solid option to hold down the fort, but who’s next at 2nd base?
Jonathan Schoop was one of the Detroit Tigers’ top offensive players in the shortened 2020 season. TIGERS IN 2021: This is the seventh in a series of profiles on the Detroit Tigers’ organizational depth heading into the 2021 season. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)Mike Mulholland | MLive.comOn the 40-man roster: Jonathan Schoop, Harold Castro (utility), Niko Goodrum (utility), Willi Castro (primarily shortstop), Zack Short (primarily shortstop). Possible assignments:Detroit: Schoop, W. Castro (shortstop), Goodrum (utility), H. Castro (utility). (Mike Mulholland)Mike MulhollandMost starts at second base for the Tigers through the years2012: Omar Infante2013: Omar Infante2014: Ian Kinsler2015: Ian Kinsler2016: Ian Kinsler2017: Ian Kinsler2018: Dixon Machado2019: Gordon Beckham2020: Jonathan Schoopmlive.com
Tigers have system stocked with prospects at third base
TIGERS IN 2021: This is the fifth in a series of profiles on the Detroit Tigers’ organizational depth heading into the 2021 season. He came up as a shortstop before shifting to third base, and the Tigers would like to get him some more looks at second base to increase his versatility. Although he spent his entire college career as a first baseman, the Tigers are working him at third. Don’t forget that the Tigers also drafted ASU third baseman Gage Workman and high-schooler Colt Keith, who could also play third base, last summer. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)APMost starts at third base for Tigers through the years2012: Miguel Cabrera2013: Miguel Cabrera2014: Nick Castellanos2015: Nick Castellanos2016: Nick Castellanos2017: Nick Castellanos2018: Jeimer Candelario2019: Dawel Lugo2020: Isaac Paredesmlive.com
5 possible Detroit Tigers starting lineups that include 3 new free agent signings
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers made a trio of free agent signings over the last month to fill holes in the everyday lineup, but there are still many questions about the starting nine. Cron at first base, Schoop at second base, Jeimer Candelario at third base and Niko Goodrum at shortstop. AdOf his 50 games started last season, Reyes hit leadoff in 34 of them. Isaac Paredes #19 of the Detroit Tigers bats during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 18, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Whether that means he’ll get chances at first base, third base or elsewhere remains to be seen.
Dream lineup for Detroit Tigers to be contenders next year: 3 free agents, 3 prospects, 3 regulars
DETROIT – Going into 2021, the Detroit Tigers have exciting prospects, money to spend and a handful of solid players on their roster. Here are three free agents they could add to three prospects and three familiar faces to create a starting lineup capable of competing next season. (2020 Getty Images)If the Tigers could only pursue one free agent this offseason, it should be J.T. If the Tigers field this type of lineup, he shouldn’t be guaranteed his old spot in the No. Suggested lineupIf the Tigers made these three signings and called up Greene, here’s what the theoretical lineup could look like on Opening Day:D.J.
Ranking the 10 current Detroit Tigers players most likely to be part of team’s long-term future
DETROIT – Let’s face it: The Detroit Tigers' slim playoff hopes died over the weekend when they lost all three games to the Chicago White Sox. Here’s a look at the top 10 players on the current roster, ranked based on how likely they are to be part of the team’s long-term future. While he’s playing right field this season, Cameron’s future is likely in center, where he can utilize his speed. Detroit Tigers pitcher Spencer Turnbull throws against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. 3 on this list: He’s only under team control for three more years and he needs to show this shortened season isn’t a fluke.
Detroit Tigers call up outfield prospect Daz Cameron after demoting Christin Stewart
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have called up one of their top 10 prospects -- outfielder Daz Cameron -- to replace Christin Stewart on the active roster. Cameron, a 23-year-old center fielder who was acquired in the 2017 Justin Verlander trade, is the teams No. Cameron will now get a few weeks to show whether hes ready to compete at the major league level. The Tigers sit just one game behind the New York Yankees for the eighth and final American League wild card spot. The Tigers are clearly trying to get a taste for the future as they play meaningful games into mid-September.
Detroit Tigers trade deadline: Everyone on roster who has trade value and players they wouldnt move
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers are certainly a team to watch at this years strange trade deadline. These are the players the Tigers likely wouldnt trade because they want to build around them for the future and they wouldnt get equal value in return. Other playersThe rest of the players on the Tigers roster fall into four possible categories: role players, players whove lost value because of rough seasons, question marks and Miguel Cabrera. Some players might have had some trade value if they were having strong seasons, and they might regain value in the future. The chance that they become decent contributors outweighs their modest trade value.