Detroit Tigers reportedly sign starting pitcher Julio Teheran to minor league deal
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have signed veteran starting pitcher Julio Teheran to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, according to multiple reports. Teheran opted for an NRI deal with the Tigers over a guaranteed deal elsewhere because he got a base of $3M plus $1M in games started incentives. The guaranteed deal was a low base with minimal upside. Teheran is banking on his ability to make the team out of spring training and stick in the rotation. Detroit’s pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Lakeland earlier this week as they look forward to their first season under manager A.J.
Here are the 7 free agents Detroit Tigers have signed this offseason, and what roles they’ll play
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have had a busy offseason in free agency, making a number of minor moves to improve the current roster and potentially be more competitive in 2021. AdINF Greg GarciaDetails : Signed to minor league dealLast season : .200/.279/.250 (.529 OPS) with 3 doubles, 7 walks, 18 strikeouts in 35 games. OF Robbie GrossmanDetails : Signed a 2-year, $10 million dealLast season : .241/.344/.482 (.826 OPS) with 12 doubles, 9 home runs, 21 walks, 38 strikeouts in 51 games. C Wilson RamosDetails : Signed 1-year, $2 million dealLast season : .239/.297/.387 (.684 OPS) with 6 doubles, 5 home runs, 10 walks, 31 strikeouts in 45 games. RHP Jose UrenaDetails : Signed 1-year, $3.25 million dealLast season : 5.40 ERA, 6.06 FIP, 1.500 WHIP, 15 strikeouts, 13 walks in 23.1 innings.
Detroit Tigers agree to deals with power bat Renato Nunez, veteran infielder Greg Garcia
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have agreed to minor league deals with free agent power bat Renato Nunez and veteran utility infielder Greg Garcia. The Tigers have agreed to terms with INF’s Greg Garcia and Renato Núñez on Minor League contracts. (2020 Getty Images)He’s not considered a strong defender or a plus base runner, but Nunez has undeniable power in his bat. Garcia, 31, posted a .529 OPS in 35 games with the San Diego Padres last season. Garcia owns a career .354 on-base percentage, but his hit tools have limited him to a career .693 OPS.
Detroit Tigers resign second baseman Jonathan Schoop to one-year deal
All rights reserved)Cleveland Indians' Tyler Naquin (30) slides safely into second base with a one-run double as Detroit Tigers' Jonathan Schoop, left, covers during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have resigned second baseman Jonathan Schoop to a one-year deal for the 2021 season. We’ve signed former All-Star and Gold Glove finalist Jonathan Schoop to a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/RTqVlJ50Kx — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 5, 2021Schoop was one of the Tigers’ best players last season, finishing with 1.2 WAR in 44 games. Now 29 years old, Schoop will likely slot in as the team’s everyday second baseman to begin 2021.
Detroit Tigers reportedly agree to 1-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos
Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets looks on during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 18, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos. Wilson Ramos 1 year - 2 MM with Detroit Tigers. Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets hits during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 18, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (2020 Getty Images)For his career, Ramos owns a .755 OPS with 128 home runs and 146 doubles in 946 career games.
Detroit Tigers sign steady veteran outfielder Robbie Grossman to 2-year deal
Robbie Grossman #8 of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning of their second game of a double header at RingCentral Coliseum on September 26, 2020 in Oakland, California. DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have signed veteran free agent outfielder Robbie Grossman to a two-year deal, according to reports. Grossman spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Athletics after three years each with the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins. Robbie Grossman’s 2-year, $10 million deal with the #Tigers is the largest by a free-agent outfielder in this painfully slow winter. Another night of Detroit sports: Tigers prospect, Pistons top draft pick both injuredGrossman has a career .730 OPS across 2,362 at-bats.