DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17: David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Injuries, Losses Prompt MLB To Seek Collision Ban

Baseball officials are up front about this: They want to ban home-plate collisions to guard their investments.

97.1 The Ticket–12/12/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 16: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers looks on as trainer Kevin Rand checks on Alex Avila #13 after Avila was hit by a pitch during the ninth inning of the game against the Minnesota Twins on June 16, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Avila left the game. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Alex Avila Starts Rehab Assignment

Tigers catcher Alex Avila began his minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Toledo.

97.1 The Ticket–06/24/2013

Tigers Sign Victor Martinez

It’s a done deal. The Detroit Tigers Friday announced the club has agreed to terms with catcher/designated hitter Victor Martinez on a four-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth $50 million.



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