Manager Paul Molitor said Monday that Hughes has been “penciled in” to take the mound on April 6 when the Twins play at Detroit.
Cabrera had offseason ankle surgery, but he says he hopes the hardest part of his recovery is over. He’s been hitting in the cage, and he says every day he feels his ankle getting stronger.
Avila is now wearing a hockey-style mask while catching, but no matter what’s on his head, the more palatable solution is to avoid getting hit in the first place.
Nathan says he still has something to prove. That includes improving on last season’s 4.81 ERA and getting a shot at a World Series ring with the Tigers.
The commissioner’s office said Monday his suspension will start when he signs with another major league organization.
Bergman spent nine seasons with the Tigers, his first coming in 1984 when he helped the team to a World Series victory.
The deal is a Minor League contract including an invitation to Spring Training. Kelly spent six out of his seven Major League years with the Tigers, batting .234 with 23 home runs.
Scherzer turned down an offer from Detroit last March that would have paid him $144 million from 2015-20.
With the completion of the deals, right-handed relief pitcher Al Alburquerque remains the only arbitration-eligible player the Tigers have yet to settle with.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Tigers have expressed interest in veteran starting pitcher Justin Masterson, who spent time with the Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals in 2014.