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.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has changed his team’s lineup for game 2 of the World Series.
The Detroit clubhouse was ecstatic Sunday afternoon after the Tigers edged out the Oakland A’s 5-4 at Comerica Park in game 2 of the ALDS.
Max Scherzer allowed seven baserunners in seven innings Tuesday night and took over the major-league strikeout lead with eight more, giving him 186, while taking over the club lead with his 13th victory.
He’s the backup catcher, and he’s been hurt. But Gerald Laird has been around the bases a few times, now in his second stint with the Tigers.
If you heard that one of the Tigers had a homer and three hits to lead the team to a 5 to 2 victory over the Chicago White Six, your first guess might be Miguel Cabrera or Prince Fielder. Nope. How about Austin Jackson, Alex Avilla, Delmon Young, or even Ryan Raybun? Wrong again. The unlikely hitting hero for the Tigs on Sunday was Gerald Laird, getting the start at catcher to give Avilla the day off.
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with catcher Gerald Laird.