Tag:Detroit Tigers
Posted on: March 19, 2010 2:52 pm

Tigers' reliever Miner doubtful for opening day

Tom Gage of the Detroit News reports Tigers reliever Zach Miner might not be available for opening day because of a strained right elbow.

Miner, who has a 12.15 ERA in five appearances this spring, doesn't know when he'll be able to throw again.

"I've strained some stuff in there, but it wasn't my ligament." Miner told the News. "I was concerned about that because it had been bother me for a little bit. Any time you get pain in your elbow, you're immediately concerned."

Miner is about to begin his fifth season in the majors -- all with the Tigers. He was 7-5 last season with a 4.29 ERA in 51 games, which included five starts. The right-hander is 25-20 with a 4.24 ERA in his career, which included 35 starts.

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 17, 2010 10:23 am

AL Central rivals in chase for Damon

George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports the Tigers are closing in on signing free-agent outfielder Johnny Damon.

But the Chicago Tribune reported that Damon, who hit .282 with 24 homers and 82 RBI for the Yankees last year, was being wooed while playing golf with White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson on Tuesday, as the two Chicago .

While the Tigers are reportedly offering the 36-year-old, left-handed hitter a deal for two years at $14 million or one year at $7 million, the ChiSox are offering less and are showing no intentions of budging.

Posted on: February 10, 2010 11:14 am

Damon interested in Atlanta

Free agent Johnny Damon texted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he considers the Braves 'on top of [his wish] list' as a future employer.

Damon, 36, hit .282 with 24 homers and 82 RBI for the Yankees last season. He batted .364 (8 for 22), scoring six runs and plating four RBI during the New York's World Series championship last year.

Atlanta GM Frank Wren recently said he is happy with the Braves' current roster, but will consider several free agents if the market falls into their budget.

The Tigers and Rays are also considering Damon, who started his career with the Royals in 1995.
Posted on: February 5, 2010 12:22 pm

Bonderman making progress

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is confident about Jeremy Bonderman being his club’s fourth starter.
Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer are set to start ahead of Bonderman. The fifth spot is up for grabs among Eddie Bonine, Armando Galarraga, Nate Robertson and Dontrelle Willis.

Posted on: February 4, 2010 10:54 am
Edited on: February 4, 2010 10:57 am

Verlander deal / No deal for Lincecum

The Detroit News credits a source has confirmed Justin Verlander and the Tigers agreed to a five-year $80M deal.

There was no official confirmation of the deal but an announcement is expected as early as today.

On the Tim Lincecum front, a San Francisco Chronicle blog suggests that there will be no long-term deal with the Giants and he will head to arbitration.

Posted on: February 4, 2010 10:40 am

Damon deal not in the works with Detroit

In response to earlier comments about the Tigers signing Johnny Damon , Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit News, "We're not close to making any kind of deals at this point."

The same report also says that Damon's agent, Scott Boras,and Dombrowski have not yet discussed the 36-year-old outfielder's interest in the Tigers.

The door is not closed though.   Dombrowski added he "has an opened mind."
Category: MLB
Posted on: February 2, 2010 11:07 am

Damon would consider the Tigers

According to the Detroit News , Johnny Damon would talk to the Tigers about joining the club.

"Johnny believes the addition of him to Detroit's lineup would make the Tigers a winner," said Scott Boras, Damon's agent.

The Tigers are looking for top-of-the-order punch after the departures of Curtis Granderson and Placido Polanco. They are particularly needy on the left side of the plate, and Damon, of course, is a left-hand hitter
Posted on: January 26, 2010 12:56 pm

Is Thome's path cleared to sign with Minnesota?

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune :

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters that free-agent slugger Jim Thome won’t return to the team this year, a decision that could clear the way for Thome to sign with the Twins.

Another report said the Rays and Tigers are also interested in Thome but called the Twins the favorite to sign him.

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