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After going unclaimed in the waiver process, Tigers utility man Don Kelly has elected to become a free agent instead of reporting to Toledo writes Chris Iott of Mlive.com.
Kelly is now free to sign with any team that offers him a contract despite the Tigers hoping to offer him a minor league deal and an invite to Spring Training to compete for a job.
This past season, Kelly hit just .186 (21-for-113) with one home run and seven RBIs with limited time. In four seasons with the Tigers, Kelly hit .235 with 17 home runs and 65 RBIs.
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As the disappointment of the Detroit Tigers conclusion to the 2012 season sets in, it’s time to shift focus to next year. GM Dave Dombrowski has already made several major announcements. Among them:
Jim Leyland and his entire coaching staff (including co-hitting coaches Toby Harrah and Lloyd McClendon) will all be back.
Jhonny Peralta’s $6M option for 2013 has been picked up...
The Detroit Tigers have been one of the highest spending team in terms of payroll over the last few years. They have spent north of 100 million dollars in each of the past five seasons. The Tigers payroll has been as low as 106 million in 2011, and right around 140 million for 2012 when we factor in the half year earning of Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. With a lot of the...
Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that the Detroit Tigers will hunt for corner outfielders this offseason. Which players might be on their short list? Continue reading →
DETROIT Bringing Jim Leyland back for another season was the right thing to do.
Not every Detroit Tigers fan will agree with that, but it's hard to argue with the results.
Consider this: In 2005, the season before Leyland arrived, the Tigers were 71-91 and finished fourth in the Central Division. And nobody needs to be reminded of the 119-loss season in 2003.
The Detroit Tigers are set to sever ties with former Minnesota Twins outfielder Delmon Young, according to the Detroit Free Press.Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski met with the media and said his club doesn't plan to bring back Young, this year's American League Championship Series MVP. With Victor Martinez expected to be Detroit's designated hitter...
Love him or hate him, Jim Leyland will be the manager of the Detroit Tigers in 2013.
CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler writes, that the Tigers have announced that manager Jim Leyland and the entire coaching staff will return for the 2013 season. This will also include Toby Harrah who will serve as a second hitting coach in addition to Lloyd McClendon.
If you’re still in disbelief and infuriated about the World Series — I’m right there with you. But, let’s not get too hung up on the loss in the World Series and overlook some very memorable moments the Detroit Tigers brought their fans throughout a successful 2012 campaign.
Lets reminisce and take a look back on the top 10 moments of the 2012 season:
10. The rise of...
Yesterday, there was uncertainty whether the Tigers manager, Jim Leyland, would be back with the team for another season, but today, Brian Britten, the Tigers' Director of Media Relations, confirmed that the Tigers have extended Leyland through 2013.
The 67-year old manager has been in front of the Tigers for seven years. During that span, the team has a 607-528 record and two...
The Detroit Tigers picked up 2013 contract options on reliever Octavio Dotel and shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Continue reading →
What went wrong in the World Series for the Detroit Tigers? We start this week's podcast on Blog Talk Radio by trying to figure out just that.
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The Detroit Tigers took the crown for the second season in a row and they advanced one step further in 2012 than they did in 2011. Unfortunately, that is not enough for an owner that is approaching his 90s. They made the decision to bring Jim Leyland back, but that is only the beginning in a division that could become more competitive in 2013. The White Sox came close last season...