As the snow falls in metro Detroit the first sounds of spring are heard as the Detroit Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in the Grapefruit League opener Friday.
Catcher Gerald Laird will get $3 million for his two-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, and could earn up to $750,000 in performance bonuses if he plays more than expected.
The Atlanta Braves have agreed to a two-year deal with backup catcher Gerald Laird.
The disputed call led to a protest by the Braves – which was quickly denied – and an ugly display as fans littered the field with debris, causing a 19-minute delay.
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has traded infielder/outfielder Jeff Baker to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for a player to be named later on or before September 30, 2012.
One year ago, Jair Jurrjens was on his way to the All-Star game.
“This was just one of those silly games,” he said. “Everything hit into the wind toward right field helped. It was just a freak thing. We just kept hitting everything to right field so that doesn’t say anything about (Teheran). I don’t like winning games like that.”
A home run fest for the Tigers in Lakeland silencing the Atlanta Braves 18-3 on Sunday.
The Detroit Tigers take the exhibition opener 2-0 over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to peruse the MLB trade and free agency rumors.