Final homestand of season could be farewell for several longtime Tigers
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers open their final homestand of the 2022 season on Tuesday, and it could be also be the final games at Comerica Park for a handful of familiar faces. There is roster churn every winter in baseball, but the Tigers enter this offseason with more uncertainty. The hiring of new president of baseball operations Scott Harris means that every player will be evaluated with a fresh set of eyes.mlive.com
What’s the plan for Miggy in 2023? Plus 5 more big questions facing new Tigers boss
DETROIT -- New Detroit Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris was short on specifics during his his introductory press conference on Tuesday. Let’s start with the biggest and most delicate question: Will Cabrera be with the Tigers in 2023, the final year of his contract. Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Manning throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 16, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 file photo, Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila watches batting practice during a spring training baseball workout in Lakeland, Fla. The Detroit Tigers fired general manager Al Avila on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 ending a seven-year tenure with no playoff appearances.Frank Franklin II, The Associated Press5.mlive.com
Christopher Ilitch leaned on Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman in search for new Tigers leader
DETROIT -- The 40-day search for the Detroit Tigers’ new leader was conducted so close to the vest that the ultimate winner -- Scott Harris -- didn’t appear on any list of candidates. Tigers chairman and CEO Christopher Ilitch went about the search his own way, leaning on his own advisers -- inside and outside the world of baseball. Ilitch also credited two executives with Ilitch Sports + Entertainment: Chris McGowan, president and CEO; and Ryan Gustafson, senior vice president of business operations strategy. Within the Tigers organization, Ilitch said manager A.J. At least one of the names linked to the job in rumors -- Dodgers senior vice president Josh Byrnes -- actually hired Hinch in his first stop at Arizona 13 years ago.mlive.com
New Tigers leader Scott Harris lays out his vision with these 3 big goals
Harris’ audience on Tuesday was the Detroit Tigers fanbase, rather than its CEO and chairman, Christopher Ilitch. They’re going to know how to prepare him for the game. They’re going to know how to prepare him for the adjustments that the league is already making back to him. “We want to dominate the strike zone on both sides of the ball.”“The strike zone disproportionately influences just about everything you see on the baseball field,” Harris said. It dictates the load you’re putting on a pitcher’s body and how many pitchers you’re going to have to use throughout a series.mlive.com
New boss says Tigers will be bold this winter: ‘We can’t be risk averse’
And while Avila was criticized for his aversion to risk and hesitancy to pull off big moves, Harris suggested that the Tigers would be bold in his tenure, starting this offseason. “When we go into this winter, we’re not going to be risk averse,” he said. “As far as the timeline, I’m taking this as an opportunity to get better this winter,” Harris said. And we’re going to look up at the end of the winter and we’re going to have a much better feel for when the most competitive Tigers team is going to come out. “That’s how I believe every baseball team should be built.mlive.com
Tigers hiring Giants GM to lead baseball operations
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have hired San Francisco Giants general manager Scott Harris to lead the club’s baseball operations department. The Tigers have been searching for a new leader since longtime general manager Al Avila was let go last month. He had the title of general manager, although he was below Farhan Zaidi, the Giants’ president of baseball operations, in the club hierarchy. Prior to joining the Giants, Harris spent seven years working in the Chicago Cubs’ baseball operations department, working his way up to assistant general manager under Theo Epstein. Avila had spent two decades in the Tigers’ organization and was hired in 2015 to replace Dave Dombrowski as general manager.mlive.com
The Latest: Ireland reaches half million vaccinations
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)LONDON — Ireland has given out half a million coronavirus vaccinations about two months after the first inoculation. Evidence suggests this variant can spread more easily than most currently circulating strains of the coronavirus, health officials say. State health officials urge people to maintain precautions, particularly during spring break and Easter gatherings, as the state tries to ramp up vaccinations. Sri Lanka has so far received 1 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in neighboring India, which donated half of the doses. The Missoulian reported Friday that in Missoula County, Granite Pharmacy has enough vaccine doses to vaccinate all 2,000 county teachers.
The Latest: India vaccinates 2 million health workers
India’s total positive cases since the start of the epidemic have reached 10.6 million, the second highest after the United States with 25.43 million cases. India started inoculating health workers on Jan. 16 in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The FDA said Tuesday there have been reports of hospitalizations and death linked to the sanitizers reported to U.S. poison control centers and state health departments. The state’s health agency on Tuesday said third-party administrators would take over ordering and distributing vaccine doses with a new state secretary in charge of logistics. On Tuesday, the CDC reported just over half of the 41 million doses distributed to states have been put in people’s arms.
Thousands party in streets after Alabama win, despite virus
Dr. Scott Harris, the head of the Alabama Department of Public Health, said he expected more cases of COVID-19 to result from the street party. “It’s disappointing to see people not paying attention to the guidance that we try to give to keep them safe. Students and workers also are required to complete online training about reducing the risk of spreading the illness. More than 5,500 people have died in Alabama from the illness caused by the coronavirus, and about 408,000 have tested positive. People lined up to get into the bars an hour before kickoff despite the warnings, The Tuscaloosa News reported.
Alabama governor extends mask order into January amid COVID surge
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended a mask order until January 22 as the state experiences a record-setting surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Ivey and State Health Officer Scott Harris announced the extension during a news conference at the Alabama Capitol. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey seen August 27, 2020. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Alabama has risen over the past two weeks from 2,288 new cases a day on November. Since the pandemic began, the state health department has reported more than 280,000 confirmed and probable virus cases and nearly 4,000 confirmed and probable virus deaths in Alabama.cbsnews.com
Giants, Padres to play DH after false positive virus test
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, left, speaks with general manager Scott Harris after hearing the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres had been postponed, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO – The San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres will play a doubleheader Sunday after it was determined that a Giants player received a false positive on a coronavirus test, Major League Baseball announced. Games on Friday and Saturday were postponed following the positive test, the first postponements due to COVID-19 for both teams. There have been 45 major league games postponed this season because of coronavirus concerns. But the Padres didn’t take the field and the team announced minutes before the scheduled first pitch that the game had been postponed.
Rise in coronavirus cases brings new concerns in Alabama
Alabama and much of the Deep South are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases as some have stopped heeding warnings of the virus, alarming public health officials and people who have lost loved ones because of COVID-19. Over the past two weeks, Alabama had the second highest number of new cases per capita in the nation. We know if they continue, we will see more hospitalizations and more deaths, Alabama State Health Officer Scott Harris said. As of Saturday, Alabama had more than 29,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with more than a quarter of the cases reported in the last two weeks. Kyra Porter, who lost three members of her east Alabama family to COVID-19, has the same fears.
Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy
Gabe Kapler has been hired as manager of the San Francisco Giants, a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler replaces Bruce Bochy, who retired at the end of the season following 13 years and three championships with San Francisco. The 44-year-old Kapler was fired Oct. 10 after going 161-163 over two seasons as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. He managed the Giants to World Series championships in 2010, '12 and '14. The club could look quite different heading into 2020 with lefty ace and 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner among baseball's top free agents.
Vaping-related lung disease may be caused by chemical exposure
Getty ImagesBOSTON - Lung damage in those using e-cigarettes might be caused by chemicals in the vape liquid, according to a letter published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found the lung damage was similar to a chemical burn. The researchers looked at samples of lung tissue from 17 people, all of whom had vaped and 70% had used marijuana or cannabis oils. The accumulation of fatty substances such as oils were suspected in the lung damage, but researchers said there was no evidence they were the cause. "Based on what we have seen in our study, we suspect that most cases involve chemical contaminants, toxic byproducts or other noxious agents within vape liquids," Larsen said.
Research Shows Vaping-Related Lung Disease May Be Caused By Chemical Exposure
Lung damage in those using e-cigarettes might be caused by chemicals in the vape liquid, according to a letter published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found the lung damage was similar to a chemical burn. The researchers looked at samples of lung tissue from 17 people, all of whom had vaped and 70% had used marijuana or cannabis oils. The accumulation of fatty substances such as oils were suspected in the lung damage, but researchers said there was no evidence they were the cause. Based on what we have seen in our study, we suspect that most cases involve chemical contaminants, toxic byproducts or other noxious agents within vape liquids, Larsen said.detroit.cbslocal.com