Tigers have vacancy at 3rd base, but no shortage of candidates
Two years ago, the headline on this same story read: “Tigers have system stocked with prospects at third base.”So where are they now, and why are the Detroit Tigers entering 2023 with a vacancy at third base? TIGERS IN 2023: This is the fifth in a series of profiles on the Detroit Tigers’ organizational depth heading into the 2023 season. That would be Nick Maton, a left-handed hitting infielder acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies as part of the Gregory Soto trade. Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield steals third base before Detroit Tigers third baseman Isaac Paredes can tag him in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)APMost starts at third base for Tigers through the years2013: Miguel Cabrera2014: Nick Castellanos2015: Nick Castellanos2016: Nick Castellanos2017: Nick Castellanos2018: Jeimer Candelario2019: Dawel Lugo2020: Isaac Paredes2021: Jeimer Candelario2022: Jeimer Candelariomlive.com
Tigers’ Jonathan Schoop must fend off army of infielders hungry for his ABs
Jonathan Schoop will open spring training as the Detroit Tigers’ presumptive starter at second base. But it will be a very tenuous position: The Tigers are loaded with young and not-so-young infielders hungry for his at-bats. SECOND BASEMEN IN THE SYSTEMOn the 40-man roster: Ryan Kreidler, Andre Lipcius, Nick Maton, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short, Wenceel Perez. Possible assignments:Detroit: Schoop, Maton, SchoopTriple-A Toledo: Lipcius, Short, Perez, Davis, Ibañez, Palacios, John ValenteDouble-A Erie: Corey Joyce, Andrew Navigato, Luis Garcia, Trei Cruz. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)AP2013: Omar Infante2014: Ian Kinsler2015: Ian Kinsler2016: Ian Kinsler2017: Ian Kinsler2018: Dixon Machado2019: Gordon Beckham2020: Jonathan Schoop2021: Willi Castro2022: Jonathan Schoopmlive.com
Tigers agree to trade All-Star closer to Phillies for 3 players
The Detroit Tigers are finalizing a deal that would send two-time All-Star closer Gregory Soto to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Tigers would send Soto and infielder Kody Clemens to the Phillies in exchange for infielder Nick Maton, outfielder Matt Vierling and catcher Donny Sands. Soto, who turns 28 in February, became the Tigers’ first back-to-back All-Star selection since Miguel Cabrera’s seven-year streak (2010-2016). Infielders (10): Javier Báez, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Kreidler, Andre Lipcius, Nick Maton, Tyler Nevin, Wenceel Perez, Jonathan Schoop, Zack Short, Spencer Torkelson. Outfielders (6): Akil Baddoo, Kerry Carpenter, Riley Greene, Austin Meadows, Parker Meadows, Matt Vierling.mlive.com
Fisher excels in debut, Canha 2 HRs, Mets rally past Phils
Mets reliever Nate Fisher pitched three scoreless innings of relief in his major league debut after working at a Nebraska bank a year ago, Mark Canha hit two homers and drove in five runs and New York rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9.
Phillies rally late to hand Angels 11th straight loss
Bryson Stott hit a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning after Bryce Harper tied it with a grand slam in the eighth, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 9-7 victory that sent slumping Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels to their 11th straight defeat.
Harper homers, Phils split with Mets after Nola ties K mark
Bryce Harper blew kisses at a booing crowd to punctuate his home run, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 2-1 in eight innings for a doubleheader split after Aaron Nola matched a long-standing major league record with 10 straight strikeouts in the opener.