A Team-By-Team Look At The American League CentralA team-by-team look at the American League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
Avila And Tigers Hope The Worst Is Behind ThemDetroit has some highly touted pitching prospects who could certainly help at some point this season, and the Tigers added some power in an effort to improve on last year's anemic offense.
Tigers To Play Twins In Dominican Republic March 7thMajor League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years, with the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers playing a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7.
Former Tiger Castellanos Signs With RedsFree agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds, Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing.
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Tigers Sign White Sox Ivan Nova To 1-Year DealNova, who turned 33 on Sunday, went 11-12 with a 4.72 ERA last season, making a career-high 34 starts. He is 89-76 with a 4.32 ERA in 10 big league seasons with the White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees.
Fulmer And Tigers Reach $2.8M Deal For 2020 SeasonThe Tigers avoided arbitration with Michael Fulmer, agreeing Monday to a $2.8 million, one-year deal with the right-hander after he missed last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
White Sox Hand Tigers 114th Loss Of Dismal Season"A long season, a tough season," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We knew it coming in, that this was going to be probably, hopefully, the roughest part of the rebuild. Hopefully, we do a little better next year."
Only 22 Wins At Home Ties All Time Record For Lowly Tigers"I obviously wish this had gone better," Zimmermann said. "I had a few injuries and battled through some stuff. There were times I shouldn't have been out there, but that's the mindset I have. I'm going to be out there every time I can."
Minnesota Downs Tigers, Clinch AL CentralThe Minnesota Twins are AL Central champions because of contributions from all over the roster.
Tigers Drop Opener To Twins 4-2"The Twins score millions of runs and we held them to four," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We had chances, too. We definitely had chances."
Tigers Play Long Ball To Take Down White Sox 6-3"This was a great team win," starting pitcher Matthew Boyd said. "We hit the ball, we made some great defensive plays and we did a good job pitching against a good offensive team."
Indians Knock Tigers Around In 7-0 WinThe Indians matched a franchise record for consecutive wins against a team in a season — they also won 17 straight over Baltimore in 1954. Cleveland won 18 of 19 versus Detroit in the season series and outscored the Tigers 116-38.
Tigers Fall To Indians In 10th 2-1Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull struck out eight over five innings, but remained winless in 16 starts since beating Atlanta on May 31. The right-hander leads the majors with 15 losses.
Indians Hand Tigers 15th Consecutive Loss With 7-2 WinWith two more games left in the series this week, the Indians have a chance to match their team record for consecutive wins against a team in one season, set against Baltimore from May 21-Sept. 6, 1954. Just what the Indians need.