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Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is making good progress in his rehabilitation program following offseason surgery for a groin tear.
''All the reports are good,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday at baseball's winter meetings. ''I've talked to our head trainer a number of times about it and he said he's getting his rehab in and as far as reports go, everything is going well. Knock on wood.''
Cabrera could be ready for the start of spring training. He missed several games last season after the break because of a bad back, a sore left hip flexor, a strained lower abdomen, shin trouble and the groin tear.
The AL Central champion Tigers are planning to move Cabrera from third base to first next season after trading Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler.
Cabrera won his second straight American League Most Valuable Player award this past season. One year after winning baseball's first Triple Crown in 45 years, the slugger came back to lead the majors in hitting at .348 and finish second with 44 home runs and 137 RBIs.
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Say this about the moves the Detroit Tigers have made this offseason: They have given new manager Brad Ausmus a lot more options when he writes out his first lineup of 2014.
The Tigers added speedy left fielder Rajai Davis to the mix on Tuesday. He should at least split time with Andy Dirks, meaning that Davis is another new face on an offense that also figures to feature Nick Castellanos...
The Detroit Tigers have made the next move, and like most of the moves made this off season it was done with an overall budget in mind. That is not to say this is a good move, because on paper it looks to be pretty good. The Tigers have a guy who stole 45 bases […]
DETROIT (AP) -- Outfielder Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth 9 million to 10 million.
The Tigers announced the deal Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Davis spent the last three seasons with Toronto and hit .260 this year with six homers, 24 RBIs and 45 steals in 331 at-bats. He made 2.5 million.
"Rajai's style of play adds another...
Though baseball’s 2013 offseason is still far from over, it certainly looks as if the Detroit Tigers have managed to de-prove their roster entirely thanks to the presence of excessive question marks, perhaps additionally harming their chances at winning the World Series in 2014, despite reportedly remaining all-in on a title chase.
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Even though he is 39 and missed almost all of 2013 with right elbow inflammation, reliever Octavio Dotel does not believe his career is over. CBS Sports.com's R.J. White reports that Dotel will attempt to make a comeback in Winter Ball in hopes of returning to the Major Leagues. MLB.com's Tigers beat writer Jason Beck also made the announcement.Dotel supposedly will try...
The Yankees and Tigers appear to be on two separate missions this winter, but they could come together for one deal. No, the Yankees won’t be getting a starting pitcher they still need and the Tigers wouldn’t be receiving power to help fill the void of Prince Fielder‘s departure to Texas, nor would they get a late inning arm to replace Joaquin Benoit (and setup for Joe Nathan...
They are two of the best pitchers left in free agency and Fernando Rodney and Joaquin Benoit want to be paid that way.
Both Rodney and Benoit could find themselves at the back end of a bullpen this season and both want to be paid a multi-year deal near $10 million a season.
The latest report on Rodney is that he’s seeking a two to three year deal at $10 million, which was recently...
The New York Yankees reportedly have been considering Joaquin Benoit.
Benoit, 36, could be used as either competition for David Robertson in the closers role or simply as a setup man. He posted a 2.01 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and racked up a 73/22 K/BB ratio in 67 innings of work for the Tigers in 2013 while notching 24 saves.
The #Yankees would love to grab two relievers and...
The Detroit Tigers accomplished another goal during their busy offseason, adding depth to their bullpen with Joba Chamberlain.
Chamberlain and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced.
Detroit Tigers ace and Cy Young winner Max Scherzer is available for trade according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The 29 year-old Scherzer will hit free agency next year, and is projected to earn over $13 million in arbitration this season.
Scherzer has been dominant the last two years, as he’s posted a 3.29 ERA and a 2.99 FIP. His 29.0 percent strikeout rate is second...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers continued the remake of their bullpen, adding hard throwing right-hander and former Yankee Joba Chamberlain to a one-year deal.
Dave Dombrowski doesn't know whether the Detroit Tigers will be able to sign reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer to a long-term extension.
But he does know that he certainly hasn't informed other teams that it won't get done.
"That's not accurate," he said when asked to comment about an ESPN report claiming the Tigers have told teams they're not...
A person familiar with the negotiations says outfielder Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers are closing in on an agreement for a two-year contract worth $9 million to $10 million.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Tuesday because an agreement has not been completed and the player is to have a physical.
The 33-year-old Davis spent the last three...
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Detroit Tigers and right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced.
The AL Central champion Tigers accomplished another goal during their busy offseason by adding Chamberlain...
If Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is being honest when he says that his team’s roster is basically set save for another veteran reliever, than he may be done with his offseason shopping very soon. The latest, from FOX’s Jon Morosi:
Tigers are in discussions with free agent Joba Chamberlain, source confirms. @FOXSports1
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 12, 2013