Former Detroit Tigers catcher signs with Texas Rangers
Wilson Ramos, who started the 2021 season with the Detroit Tigers, has found a home in the Texas Rangers’ organization. Ramos signed a minor-league contract Tuesday with Texas and will report to its Triple A team in Round Rock. The 35-year-old catcher signed with the Tigers before the 2021 season, playing 35 games in Detroit. After the Tigers released Ramos, he signed with Cleveland, where he hit two homers in nine games before tearing his ACL in August and ending his season. Jonah Heim, Mitch Garver and Meibrys Viloria are on the Major League team, with Sam Huff starting at Round Rock.mlive.com
Where are they now? A look back at Tigers’ Opening Day roster from last year
Hinch’s first Detroit Tigers’ team won’t be on his second. A dozen players from last year’s Opening Day roster are still here in 2022. Year-to-year roster turnover is normal in baseball, so the Tigers’ changes aren’t exceptional. Here’s a look at last year’s Opening Day roster and where they are today:On Tigers’ 2022 Opening Day roster (12): Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Jonathan Schoop, Akil Baddoo, Robbie Grossman, Victor Reyes, Tarik Skubal, Casey Mize, Gregory Soto, Michael Fulmer, Tyler Alexander. RELATED: How the 2022 Tigers’ roster was built: Where they’re from and how they got heremlive.com
Indians catcher Ramos out for year with torn knee ligaments
Indians catcher Wilson Ramos will require season-ending surgery for torn ligaments in his left knee, the team said Monday. Ramos tore his ACL and MCL in the seventh inning of Cleveland's win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The 34-year-old Ramos played in 44 games this season — nine with Cleveland, 35 with Detroit.news.yahoo.com
Tigers claim pitcher off waivers from Astros
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have claimed right-handed pitcher Nivaldo Rodriguez off waivers from the Houston Astros. Rodriguez, now on the Tigers’ 40-man roster, was optioned to Triple-A Toledo. He was added to the Astros’ 40-man roster after the 2019 season to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft. The Tigers still have one vacancy on their 40-man roster that could be used if they find anyone else of interest on the waiver wire. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (39)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster.mlive.com
Tigers’ midseason report card: Jonathan Schoop, 4 others have earned an A
The Tigers’ strikeout rate (27.2 percent) is still the highest in baseball, as it was in 2019 and 2020. But the Tigers’ walk-rate (8.9 percent) is now 14th-best in baseball, a dramatic improvement over the last two seasons. Grossman (381 PA, .226 BA/.354 OBP/.394 SLG, 111 OPS+, 12 HR, 11 SB, 1.5 bWAR, 1.2 fWAR) has been exactly as advertised. He may be almost singlehandedly responsible for the Tigers’ improved walk rate and he’s been a steady everyday player in the outfield. B: Jeimer CandelarioCandelario (344 PA, .262 BA/.346 OBP/.377 SLG, 104 OPS+, 5 HR, 1.4 bWAR, 1.0 fWAR) has been a steady presence in the Tigers’ lineup.mlive.com
Twins claim former Tigers 1st-round pick off waivers
DETROIT -- The Minnesota Twins have decided to take a closer look at a former Detroit Tigers prospect. The Twins claimed right-handed pitcher Beau Burrows off waivers from the Tigers on Tuesday. Burrows, 24, was the Tigers’ first-round draft pick in 2015 (22nd overall) out of Weatherford (Texas) High School. He was demoted to Toledo following the game and then DFA’d -- dropped from the 40-man roster -- shortly after that. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster.mlive.com
Tigers activate catcher, option him to Toledo
A few days ago, the Detroit Tigers had two veteran catchers on the injured list. Grayson Greiner was reinstated from the injured list on Friday and then optioned to Triple-A Toledo. Greiner went on the injured list on May 12 with a left hamstring strain and went on a rehab assignment in Toledo about three weeks later. When Greiner went on the IL, the Tigers promoted Haase, whose has boosted the lineup with his burst of power. * on the 10-day Major League injured list** on the 7-day minor-league injured listRight-handed pitchers Julio Teheran (right shoulder strain) and Rony Garcia (knee) are on the 60-day injured list, which removes them from the 40-man roster.mlive.com
As Tigers revamp roster with flurry of moves, Beau Burrows, Wilson Ramos are casualties
When the Detroit Tigers dropped pitcher Beau Burrows from the roster as part of a flurry of moves earlier this week, the only surprise was that it had taken this long. It’s rare that the Tigers show such an aversion to a first-round draft pick, especially a homegrown one. In 2018, the Tigers even re-signed a former first-round pick, Jacob Turner, and gave him another look six years after he was traded. And let’s not forget that Avila has kept Burrows on the 40-man roster for exactly 573 days. In fact, Del Pozo has already been optioned back to Toledo, although he remains on the 40-man roster.mlive.com
Tigers say goodbye to Wilson Ramos, but A.J. Hinch still thinks he can help another club
One day after the Detroit Tigers opted to part ways with veteran catcher Wilson Ramos, manager A.J. The Tigers designated Ramos for assignment on Tuesday, one of nine transactions made in a 24-hour span as the club tried to bolster its depleted pitching staff. Ramos, 33, signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Tigers just before spring training and entered the season as the starting catcher. For a brief time in April, Ramos was not only the hottest hitter on the Tigers but perhaps in all of baseball. Here are the matchups for the other three games:Friday, 9:38 p.m.Tigers RHP Jose Ureña (2-6, 5.16 ERA) vs. Angels RHP Alex Cobb (4-2, 4.98)Saturday, 10:07 p.m.Tigers RHP Wily Peralta (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. LHP Patrick Sandoval (1-2, 3.51)Sunday, 4:07 p.m.Tigers RHP Casey Mize (4-4, 3.49) vs. RHP Dylan Bundy (1-7, 6.98)mlive.com
Tigers shake up roster: Veteran catcher, first-round pick among cuts; 2 new pitchers added
The moves came after the Tigers used nine pitchers in Monday night’s victory in Kansas City. Two of those pitchers are headed to the injured list. * Left-hander Matthew Boyd and right-hander Alex Lange, who both experienced shoulder discomfort during Monday’s game, were placed on the 10-day injured list. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster. * on the 10-day Major League injured list** on the 7-day minor-league injured listRight-handed pitchers Julio Teheran (right shoulder strain) and Rony Garcia (knee) are on the 60-day injured list, which removes them from the 40-man roster.mlive.com
The latest on 12 injured Tigers and where they stand now
If that’s the case, Garcia could be shifted to the 60-man injured list to create roster space when needed. Catcher Wilson Ramos, lumbar spine strainPlaced on IL/Eligible to return: May 24/nowThis is the second back-related injury stint for Ramos. RHP Erasmo Ramirez, right pectoral strainRamirez got injured while he was warming up to pitch in his first ever game for the Tigers. Right-handed pitcher Alex Faedo and left-handed pitcher Joey Wentz are both on the minor-league injured list. Veteran right-hander Julio Teheran is on the 60-day injured list with a right shoulder strain that he suffered after making just one start.mlive.com
Tigers mailbag: Have 2 new catchers helped spark team’s surge?
But it hasn’t escaped notice that a significant change at one position has roughly coincided with the Tigers’ late-May hot streak. Q: Do Haase and Rogers really represent that big of an upgrade over Ramos and Greiner? Ultimately I think Ramos can still be useful as a designated hitter, pinch-hitter and, yes, a backup or third catcher. Q: Who will the Tigers use later in the summer when Mize and Skubal hit their innings limits? The Tigers haven’t given a specific number, but Mize is currently on pace for 180 innings in a 162-game season.mlive.com
Tigers are on pace for exactly 100 losses: 3 ways things could improve, or get worse
But the first day of Memorial Day weekend -- and the Detroit Tigers’ series opener against the New York Yankees -- will feature cloudy skies, intermittent rain and 45 degrees. It was a reminder that while 50 games are already in the books, in many ways the season -- and the summer -- are still only beginning. Through 50 games, the Tigers are 19-31, which puts them on pace for a 62-100 record. (Allison Farrand / Detroit Tigers) (used with permission)Allison Farrand1. (Allison Farrand / Detroit Tigers) (used with permission)Allison Farrand2.mlive.com
Wilson Ramos going back on IL; Tigers activate veteran reliever
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers catcher Wilson Ramos is going back on the injured list after a pesky back injury flared up. The Tigers placed Ramos on the 10-day injured list on Monday with a lumbar spine strain. To take spot Ramos’ spot on the roster, the Tigers activated left-handed pitcher Derek Holland from the 10-day injured list. This time, Hinch said the Tigers will send Ramos to Lakeland to go through a more rigorous rehab process. Another, Grayson Greiner, has been on the injured list since May 12 with a hamstring strain.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Eric Haase starting in left field, Wilson Ramos at DH
Catcher Eric Haase will make his first start in left field tonight in Seattle. Wilson Ramos, newly returned from the injured list, will start at designated hitter. This is the Tigers’ 41st game and, as you might expect with Haase in left field, their 41st different lineup. pic.twitter.com/eXBESgDkW9 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 17, 2021With a lefty on the mound for the M’s, three Tigers’ left-handed hitters will be on the bench: Infielder Harold Castro and outfielders Nomar Mazara and Akil Baddoo. Second baseman Willi Castro, a switch-hitter, is also not in the starting lineup.mlive.com
After Wilson Ramos activated from IL, Tigers will carry 3 catchers on roster
The Detroit Tigers have activated catcher Wilson Ramos from the 10-day injured list. Ramos had a back flare-up on May 6 and was placed on the IL with a lumbar spine strain on May 7. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster. Catchers (4): Grayson Greiner*, Eric Haase, Wilson Ramos, Jake Rogers. * 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 demote rookie pitcher after game; will they have 3 catchers in Seattle?
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers optioned rookie right-hander Alex Lange to Triple-A Toledo after Sunday’s loss to the Chicago Cubs. They are expected to activate catcher Wilson Ramos from the 10-day injured list. Ramos, was been placed on the injured list with a lumbar spine strain on May 7. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster. * 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
Believe it or not, Tigers are no longer in last place: 4 takeaways from their 4-game win streak
“He’s never gotten the at-bats at the Major League level that his minor-league track record has warranted,” Tigers manager A.J. ***Jeimer Candelario during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park in Detroit on May 13, 2021. But it’s also likely because the Tigers were striking out at an unsustainably ridiculous pace that was bound for a correction. (Allison Farrand / Detroit Tigers) (Photo used with permission)Allison FarrandNot only are the Tigers no longer the worst team in baseball, they’re no longer in last place in the American League Central Division. ***Jose Cisnero #67 during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on May 13.mlive.com
Tigers injury updates: When will Wilson Ramos, Nomar Mazara, 2 others return?
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers left-handed pitcher Derek Holland and catcher Wilson Ramos, both placed on the injured list in the last 24 hours, aren’t expected to be out for very long, manager A.J. Holland, 34, was placed on the IL before Thursday’s game with a left shoulder strain. Ramos, who left Thursday’s game with a lower back flare-up, is day-to-day. He was placed on the injured list because the Tigers needed to have a second catcher on the roster. Mazara coming back soon: Outfielder Nomar Mazara, on the injured list since April 15 with a left abdominal strain, will continue his rehab assignment Friday night in Toledo for the Triple-A Mud Hens.mlive.com
Tigers make flurry of moves: Jake Rogers called up; one veteran pitcher cut, another promoted
The Tigers also announced that catcher Wilson Ramos has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a lumbar spine strain. Catcher Jake Rogers was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to replace him. Farmer is out of options, which means he had to be removed from the 40-man roster and put on waivers before being sent to the minor leagues. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster. * 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 squander scoring chances, get swept by Royals
It was one of several scoring opportunities the Tigers squandered on Monday in a 3-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. The Tigers (7-16) were swept in four games by the Royals (14-7) and have now lost 10 of their last 11 games. The Tigers broke a 15-inning scoring drought in the third inning when Robbie Grossman doubled and Miguel Cabrera singled him home. But the Tigers missed a chance to tack on more runs against Royals starter Brad Keller. The Tigers went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position.mlive.com
5 Astros land on injured list because of COVID-19 protocols
The Houston Astros have placed second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Alex Bregman, designated hitter Yordan Álvarez, catcher Martín Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia on the injured list because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Tigers catcher Wilson Ramos now leads all of baseball in home runs
Here’s something you might not have seen coming: Wilson Ramos, the veteran catcher signed by the Detroit Tigers as a low-cost free agent in January, is now the Major League leader in home runs. HIs six homers have come in just 37 plate appearances. Ramos homered five times in 155 plate appearances in 2020. Three Tigers catchers combined to homer five times in 209 plate appearances last year. Wilson Ramos, 62.mlive.com
Tigers bash 5 home runs, clinch series win in Houston for first time since 2013
The Detroit Tigers hit five home runs, including three that landed in the short porch in left field, as they cruised to an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. @renato44nunez | #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/e5l6CrsXBl — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 14, 2021Four of the five home runs on Tuesday went to the opposite field. “We’ve swung and missed at a few pitches, but by and large we’ve really made all their pitchers come in the strike zone and beat us inside the strike zone,” Hinch said. “He was attacking the strike zone,” Hinch said. By winning the first two of three in the series, the Tigers have clinched their first series victory in Houston since May 2-5, 2013.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Akil Baddoo, Renato Nunez back-to-back again Tuesday vs. Astros
Detroit Tigers rookie outfielder Akil Baddoo, who hit his third home run and came very close to hitting his fourth, is back in the lineup Tuesday night. The Tigers (4-6) play the Houston Astros (6-4) in the second of a three-game series at 8:10 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. Baddoo will once again play center field and bat eighth. Wilson Ramos, who served as designated hitter on Monday, will catch Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd for the third time this season. No Tigers has faced Odorizzi more than Schoop, who is hitting .353 (12-for-34) against him in his career.mlive.com
Tigers lineup in opener vs. Astros: Akil Baddoo in center, Wilson Ramos batting cleanup
Renato Nunez will make his first start at first base when the Detroit Tigers open a three-game series with the Houston Astros on Monday night at Minute Maid Park. Regular catcher Wilson Ramos, who has hit a team-high four home runs, will be the designated hitter and bat cleanup. Rookie outfielder Akil Baddoo will start in center field after getting Sunday off. He was on the mound for Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, which was the last time Tigers manager A.J. Hinch was at Minute Maid Park.mlive.com
Tigers get swept by Indians in discouraging start to road trip
CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers’ first road trip of the 2021 season is off to a discouraging start, and it’s not going to get any easier. The Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 5-2 Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field to complete a three-game sweep. The Tigers (3-6) have now lost six of their last seven games after opening the season with two consecutive wins against the Indians in Detroit. Ureña walked four batters in his first start and 80 of his 166 pitches have been balls through 7 2/3 innings. Tigers catcher Wilson Ramos hit a solo home run in the seventh to cut the Indians’ lead to 3-2.mlive.com
Tigers lose starting pitcher to injury, then lose series opener to Indians
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians scored three runs in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers’ fill-in starter and won the series opener 4-1 Friday night at Progressive Field. The Tigers’ scheduled starting pitcher, veteran right-hander Julio Teheran was scratched at the last moment. @WRamosC3 already has three home runs in his first six games this season!#DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/O9xYuKVaNF — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 10, 2021Tigers rookie phenom Akil Baddoo went 0-for-2 with a walk. Up next: The Tigers (3-4) and Indians (3-3) meet again on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. at Progressive Field. Tigers lefty Tarik Skubal (0-0, 3.38 ERA) will face Indians right-hander (1-0, 3.86) in a rematch of last week’s game.mlive.com
Miguel Cabrera blasts homer, Tigers win snow-filled Opening Day
Tigers starter Matthew Boyd pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and overcoming four walks. Top 6th: After giving up a broken-bat, two-out single, Matthew Boyd gave way to Jose Cisnero, who recorded the final out of the sixth. Top 5th: Matthew Boyd walked two more batters but escaped with a fifth scoreless inning. Top 2nd: Matthew Boyd got his first strikeout, setting down Josh Naylor in the middle of a 1-2-3 inning. pic.twitter.com/bKrBSgwrd5 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 1, 2021Top 1st: With thick flurries obscuring the field, Matthew Boyd pitched a scoreless first, overcoming a hard-hit double to left by second baseman Cesar Hernandez.mlive.com
Tigers’ Opening Day 2021: Live updates from Game 1 vs. Indians
The Detroit Tigers open the 2021 season on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park against the Cleveland Indians. Left-hander Matthew Boyd will start for the Tigers against reigning American League Cy Young winner Shane Bieber. Top 6th: After giving up a broken-bat, two-out single, Matthew Boyd gave way to Jose Cisnero, who recorded the final out of the sixth. Top 2nd: Matthew Boyd got his first strikeout, setting down Josh Naylor in the middle of a 1-2-3 inning. pic.twitter.com/bKrBSgwrd5 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 1, 2021Top 1st: With thick flurries obscuring the field, Matthew Boyd pitched a scoreless first, overcoming a hard-hit double to left by second baseman Cesar Hernandez.mlive.com
How the 2021 Tigers were built: Where they’re from and how they got here
There are some plenty of new faces on the Detroit Tigers’ 2021 Opening Day roster. Overall, nearly all of the Tigers were acquired through a trade (7), Major League free agency (7) or the draft (6). (Photo courtesy Detroit Tigers)TIGERS’ OPENING DAY ROSTER (26)Position players (13)Catchers (2): Grayson Greiner, Wilson Ramos. Miguel Cabrera smiles during a break in practice at the Detroit Tigers facility in Lakeland, Fla., on February 25, 2021. (Photo courtesy Detroit Tigers)BY COUNTRYUnited States: 14 (three from Georgia; two from Texas; and one each from South Carolina, Mississippi, Washington, Arizona, Alabama, Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Ohio).mlive.com
Meet all 26 members of the Detroit Tigers’ roster -- surprises, spring stats, predicting roles
Spring training stats: .268/.333/.415 (.748 OPS), 1 HR, 3 2B, 4 BB, 9 SO in 18 games. Spring training stats: .225/.250/.400 (.650 OPS), 2 HR, 1 2B, 1 BB, 11 SO in 16 games. Spring training stats: .179/.281/.250 (.531 OPS), 0 HR, 2 2B, 4 BB, 8 SO in 11 games. Spring training stats: .341/.388/.432 (.820 OPS), 0 HR, 2 2B, 3 BB, 6 SO in 18 games. Spring training stats: .319/.360/.596 (.956 OPS), 3 HR, 2 2B, 1 BB, 8 SO in 19 games.
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.
Padres star Tatis feels better, expected back in lineup soon
A day after Tatis walked off the field during an exhibition game in a worrisome scene, the Padres said the discomfort in his left shoulder had improved. In fact he was lobbying to get in the lineup today, so I thought that was very encouraging,” Tingler said. I think everybody’s kind of expecting him to be back in the lineup in the next day or two. AdMichael Pineda was roughed up in his second start for Minnesota, surrendering five runs on nine hits in five innings. Ian Anderson went six innings in his fourth start, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk.
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.
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.
Yanks' Germán pitches 2 innings in 1st game since suspension
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German throws to first in a pickoff-attempt during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in New York. German has started the process of talking to teammates about his domestic violence suspension that has kept him off the mound since September 2019. “Exciting to be back on the field, be back with my teammates,” Germán said. Germán missed the final nine games of the regular season and all nine of New York’s playoff games. AdBack with the Yankees for the start of spring training, Germán spoke with his New York teammates last week and issued a public apology the next day.
Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut
Bieber bounced back with a pair of strikeouts, but Nick Heath hit a single to put the Royals up 3-0. DODGERS 10, ROCKIES 0 (6 INNINGS)Trevor Bauer, pitching for the first time since signing a $102 million, three-year contract, debuted in Dodger blue with two scoreless innings. Jameson Taillon followed with a scoreless inning. CUBS 1, PADRES 0 (7)Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out two in two scoreless innings. BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 1 (8)Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta each threw a scoreless inning for Milwaukee before Jordan Zimmermann gave up a run.
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 still searching for short-term, long-term answers at catcher
When the Detroit Tigers parted ways with James McCann after the 2018 season it was both understandable and relatively uncontroversial. TIGERS IN 2021: This is the ninth in a series of profiles on the Detroit Tigers’ organizational depth heading into the 2021 season. CATCHERS IN THE SYSTEMOn the 40-man roster: Wilson Ramos, Grayson Greiner, Jake Rogers. Detroit Tigers catchers Grayson Greiner, left, and Jake Rogers talk during their Summer Training 2020 at Comerica Park in Detroit, on Friday, July 3, 2020. Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann takes the field before a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Detroit, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.mlive.com
Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training today
Detroit Tigers coaches look on and watch as Casey Mize #74 of the Detroit Tigers warms up in the bullpen during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training Wednesday (Feb. 17) in Lakeland, Florida, marking the unofficial return of baseball season. READ: Here are the 7 free agents Detroit Tigers have signed this offseason, and what roles they’ll playMost of the pitching staff looks the same, with free agent signee Jose Urena the main exception. AdAll eyes will be on young starters Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal and Matt Manning this spring. The rest of the team will join the pitchers and catchers Monday (Feb. 22), and the first spring training game is scheduled for Feb. 28.
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.
Tigers announce Nomar Mazara signing, DFA relief pitcher
The Detroit Tigers officially confirmed the signing of outfielder Nomar Mazara on Friday night, adding some left-handed pop to new manager A.J. pic.twitter.com/i33G6TY1BK — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) February 12, 2021TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Left-handed pitchers (6): Tyler Alexander, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Norris, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz. Outfielders (8): Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron, Robbie Grossman, Derek Hill, JaCoby Jones, Nomar Mazara, Victor Reyes, Christin Stewart. Feb. 12: Formally announced signing of outfielder Nomar Mazara. TIGERS’ FREE-AGENT SIGNINGSMajor League (5): RHP Jose Urena, OF Robbie Grossman, C Wilson Ramos, IF Jonathan Schoop, OF Nomar Mazara.mlive.com
Opening Day: Detroit Tigers will open season April 1 vs. Indians at Comerica Park
Manager A.J. Hinch at his Detroit Tigers introductory press conference on Oct. 30, 2020. DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers will open the 2021 season with a home game against the Cleveland Indians on April 1, MLB announced. Hinch was hired to replace Ron Gardenhire as manager, and the team has made a handful of free agent signings. On Wednesday, the team added some depth by agreeing to minor league deals with Renato Nunez and Greg Garcia.
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.
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.
Tigers shortstop claimed on waivers by Cubs
This time it was light-hitting but slick-fielding shortstop Sergio Alcantara, who was designated for assignment when the Tigers signed catcher Wilson Ramos. If the Cubs get him through waivers, he could be outrighted to the minor leagues and stay in the Cubs’ organization. Dec. 23: Signed right-handed pitcher Jose Urena. Dec. 7: Right-handed pitcher Anthony Castro was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. TIGERS’ FREE-AGENT SIGNINGSMajor League (3): RHP Jose Urena, OF Robbie Grossman, C Wilson Ramos.mlive.com
After signing of veteran catcher, where does Jake Rogers fit in Tigers’ plans?
The Detroit Tigers have a new catcher in veteran Wilson Ramos, and he’s hoping to play nearly every day. It’s a good question, and it will be up to a former catcher, new Tigers manager A.J. I was definitely not a wasted year.”The best case scenario for the Tigers: Rogers makes the club as the backup catcher and spends the year as an understudy to Ramos. But things would be a lot easier for the Tigers if Rogers won the job decisively with a strong camp. “With him being a catcher, its definitely going to be tougher.mlive.com
Meet Wilson Ramos: 7 things to know about Tigers’ new catcher
You probably know Wilson Ramos from his decade’s worth of work as a big-league catcher. Here are seven things to know about the Tigers’ new catcher. “I’ve been working really hard on that part of my job. I know I’ve got a little bit of pop and the ball will carry if I hit the ball well. They said, ‘Hey, now you can get a couple triples if you hit the ball in the gap.’ I said, ‘I’m good with doubles.’”mlive.com
Tigers announce signing of Wilson Ramos, drop young shortstop from roster
The Detroit Tigers formally announced the signing of veteran catcher Wilson Ramos on Friday. Catchers (3): Grayson Greiner, Wilson Ramos, Jake Rogers. Jan. 29: Formally announced signing of catcher Wilson Ramos. Jan. 29: Designated infielder Sergio Alcantara for assignment. TIGERS’ FREE-AGENT SIGNINGSMajor League (3): RHP Jose Urena, OF Robbie Grossman, C Wilson Ramos.mlive.com
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.
Tigers to sign veteran catcher known for his bat
Hinch’s wish has been fulfilled: The Detroit Tigers are signing a catcher. The Tigers are finalizing a one-year deal with catcher Wilson Ramos, a league source told MLive Tuesday night. The Tigers have struggled offensively at catcher since non-tendering James McCann after the 2018 season. Hinch, a former catcher, said earlier Tuesday that he would “ideally” like to add another catcher to the mix before spring training. TIGERS’ FREE-AGENT SIGNINGSMajor League (3): RHP Jose Urena, OF Robbie Grossman, C Wilson Ramos.3Minor league (14): LHP Ian Krol*, C Dustin Garneau*, LHP Locke St. John, RHP A.J.mlive.com
AP source: Catcher James McCann, Mets near $40M, 4-yr deal
Free agent catcher James McCann and the New York Mets were close to completing a $40 million, four-year contract Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, as the team continues to upgrade its roster under new owner Steve Cohen. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK – Free agent catcher James McCann and the New York Mets were close to completing a $40 million, four-year contract Saturday as the team continues to upgrade its roster under new owner Steve Cohen. McCann was an All-Star with the White Sox in 2019 when he hit .273 with 18 home runs and 60 RBIs. Last week, the Mets signed free agent reliever Trevor May to a $15.5 million, two-year deal. He was regarded as the second-best catcher on the free agent market behind J.T.
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.
Snchez's pinch slam, Hicks' HR help Yanks sweep Mets
Aaron Hicks lined a tying, two-run homer in the seventh, and Gio Urshela hit a game-ending single off Edwin Diaz an inning later. At 21 years, 103 days, Garca became the youngest pitcher to start in the majors in the abbreviated 60-game game season. GAME 1The Yankees trailed 7-2 with two outs in final inning of the seven-inning game before rallying against Jared Hughes and Diaz. The Mets added three runs in the sixth when Michael Conforto hit a two-run double and Pete Alonso was hit by a pitch. Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.51) opens a three-game series against AL East leaders Tampa Bay.
Yankees edge Mets 2-1 to avert longest slide in 25 years
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK The last time the New York Yankees lost eight in a row, it was a different millennium. Frazier drew a leadoff walk in the ninth from Betances (0-1), a four-time All-Star with the Yankees before signing with the Mets last offseason. Happ held the Mets to three hits in 7 1/3 shutout innings, becoming the first Yankees starter to reach the eighth this season. The Mets will be the home" team at Yankee Stadium in the second game. Prized pitching prospect Deivi Garcia will start one game for the Yankees, making his major league debut.
Healthy ace Scherzer pitches Nats past Mets 2-1 for 1st win
Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer (31) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in New York. But he also looked healthy all the while a wonderful sign for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer showed no effects of hamstring trouble, navigating heavy traffic early for his first win this season, and Trea Turner hit a record-breaking leadoff homer to help Washington beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night. Scherzer lasted six innings and threw only 45 pitches over his final four to finish with 105. The Mets hadn't announced a starter to replace Michael Wacha, who went on the injured list Sunday with shoulder inflammation.
Surprising Marlins win again, top Mets 4-3 for 6th straight
Miami Marlins' Francisco Cervelli celebrates with teammates after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK Francisco Cervelli hit a three-run homer, Humberto Mejia impressed in his abbreviated major league debut and the Miami Marlins kept up their surprising surge, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Friday night. The Marlins won their sixth in a row and improved to 7-1 theyre 5-0 since missing more than a week because of the teams coronavirus outbreak. Miami has won despite already using 43 players, including 25 pitchers, to maintain a full roster amid COVID-19 concerns. ROSTER MOVESThe Marlins moved RHP Jorge Guzman to their taxi squad after he made his major league debut Thursday.
Ozuna homers off Daz, Braves beat Mets in new extras format
Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried fields a ground ball by New York Mets' Jeff McNeil during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in New York. Ozuna, signed to an $18 million, one-year free agent deal in January, energized Atlanta's struggling offense with his opposite-field drive against Daz. Ozuna went with a 3-2 fastball just off the outside corner and roped it out to right field for his first home run with the Braves. McNeil countered with a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth, but Daz couldn't make it stand. An All-Star with Seattle in 2018, Daz labored through a brutal 2019 with a 5.59 ERA and seven blown saves.
Cspedes homers as DH in return, Mets edge Braves 1-0
New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes, right, celebrates his solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Friday, July 24, 2020, in New York. Rules changes for this shortened season delayed by the coronavirus provided a DH in NL games for the first time giving the Mets a perfect slot for Cspedes as he gets back in the swing of things. Edwin Daz, who lost his job as closer during a miserable 2019 season, struck out two in a hitless ninth for the save. Braves All-Star starter Mike Soroka, who won his previous two matchups with deGrom, allowed four hits in six outstanding innings. Coming off consecutive Cy Young Awards, deGrom fanned eight and permitted only a broken-bat single and a walk.
Trout uncertain, All-Star Game off as MLB gets back on field
At Citi Field, Mets two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom ran sprints by himself in shallow right field, then grabbed his personal bag of baseballs to throw off a bullpen mound. Major League Baseball said the All-Star Game, scheduled for July 14 at Dodger Stadium, has been canceled. You have to come down to the field one way and back off the field another way, Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer said. When Rougned Odor pulled a home run into the right field seats in an intrasquad game, there was a smattering of applause. Im kind of expecting weird, expecting things to be different, manager Chris Woodward said later.