The Tigers today announced that the club has acquired the contract of outfielder/third baseman Francisco Martinez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations by June 15.
Chris Perez was stunned, surprised and shocked.
The Tigers won Wednesday’s game against the Mariners by the slimmest of margins, as catcher Brayan Pena held on for the final out after a collision at home plate with Justin Smoak in the 14th inning.
Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander was terrific for most of Thursday’s start against the Mariners, but his teammates failed to provide him with adequate support, in a 2-0 loss.
Kyle Seager hit a two-out RBI double off Justin Verlander in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and help give the Seattle Mariners a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers Thursday.
Aaron Harang faces a difficult task against the top hitting team in baseball as he makes his debut for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed outfielder Casper Wells on waivers from the Seattle Mariners.
Look for Jesus Montero to take a step forward this year, possibly to the All-Star level that many saw in him as he came up through the minors.
The Seattle Mariners have signed pitcher Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league contract, hoping the right-hander can make a comeback from Tommy John surgery.
The Mariners and Tigers have held trade discussions involving outfielder Brennan Boesch, according to FoxSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi.