Found November 02, 2011 on Pro Sports Daily:
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says he'd like to retain Ramon Santiago as a utility infielder for the 2012 season.Dombrowski told that the free-agent middle infielder was a valuable member of the club last season, but that a full-time role with the Tigers won't be in the cards."You look at a guy like Ramon Santiago, who we like and has done a really good job for us, and we would like to have him back," he said. "But it wouldn't surprise me if someone stepped up and offered him an everyday role and the type of dollars that he's looking to receive somewhere else."You can understand that - that's what free agency is all about."Santiago, 32, hit .360 with five home runs and 30 RBIs in 258 at-bats with the Tigers.Dombrowski also said that reliever Joel Zumaya would be welcomed back, but only on a minor-league deal. The hard-throwing righthander underwent elbow surgery in May and was recently cleared to begin a t...

Tigers don't expect to have Ordonez, Guillen back

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says it is highly unlikely free agents Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen will be back next season. Dombrowski said Tuesday that he would like to add a second or third baseman by signing a veteran or trading for one. A right-handed catcher will be on the roster to give Alex Avila a break and make designated hitter Victor Martinez a...

Ordonez and Guillen unlikely to return with the Tigers

According to the Tigers GM, Dave Dombrowski, Carlos Guillen and Magglio Ordonez“will most likely not be back” with the Tigers (via Jason Beck of Back in September, we learned that Ordonez wanted to come back to the Tigers, but that he was prepared to leave if the team didn't want him back. “I'm ready,” he said. “I would hate to play against the Tigers...

Ordonez, Guillen likely done in Detroit

DETROIT -- Tigers president Dave Dombrowski didn't make any startling announcements Tuesday in his year-end review with the local media. That, though, was to be expected. While Dombrowski has done more than his share of rebuilding projects in Detroit, this time he is working with a team that won 95 games, beat the New York Yankees in the first round of the playoffs and came...

Tigers Come Up Short in Gold Glove

No Tigers won a gold glove this year despite the fact that one was very deserving and another you could have made a major argument for.  Matt Wieters won at catcher and while I can live with that I do think Alex Avila has a great season behind the plate. WAR doesn’t really spell it [...]

Avila wins Silver Slugger

Alex Avila won the American League's Silver Slugger award for catchers Wednesday night, ending a two-day losing streak for the Tigers. Avila and Austin Jackson lost on out on Gold Gloves on Tuesday, while Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez were losing finalists for Silver Slugger awards. Avila went from a backup catcher to starting in the All-Star Game at the...

Baseball. Alex Avila Named American League's 2011 Silver Slugger Catcher

Former University of Alabama baseball player Alex Avila was named the Louisville Silver Slugger catcher for Major League Baseball's America League, on Wednesday. Avila is the first player from Alabama to win a Major League Baseball Silver Slugger award.

Tigers don't expect Ordonez, Guillen back in '12

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says it is highly unlikely free agents Magglio Ordonez and Carlos Guillen will be back next season.

OC Full-Season Awards: AL Cy Young

In the middle of the season, this race was between two horses: Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels. In the two and a half months since though....things changed. Midseason winner: Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers VOTING RESULTS1) Justin Verlander, Tigers (45 points, nine first place votes)2) CC Sabathia, Yankees (34 points)3) Jered Weaver...

Batting Jackson

Kurt Mensching makes the case for Austin Jackson batting at the bottom of the order. As I’ve alluded to, he shouldn’t be expected to hit 300. Nor 250, I would guess. I find it perfectly reasonable to expect the line drive rate to go up a bit. Given his history and minor league numbers, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the BABIP go up along side it. And if he can do that and maintain...

What to watch today: Gold Glove awards

Tigers in contention are catcher Alex Avila and centerfielder Austin Jackson.

Michael Rosenberg: Escalating payroll leaves little for Dombrowski to do

Tigers president Dave Dombrowski met with the media Tuesday, and I'm sure you will agree the highlight was when he said of reliever Ryan Perry: "His arm speaks for itself." I can't wait to talk to Perry's arm when I get to spring training. (This job gets better every day, it really does.)
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