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The Detroit Tigers have released left-hander Adam Wilk and sent left-hander Matt Hoffman outright to Triple-A Toledo.
The Tigers say they let Wilk go after selling his contract to a team from the Korean Baseball League. Wilk went 0-3 with an 8.18 ERA in three starts for the Tigers in 2012, spending most of the season in the minors. He turned 25 earlier this month.
Hoffman spent all of last season with Toledo, going 1-2 with a 3.69 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 46 1-3 innings. He made 43 appearances.
Wilk was one of several Tigers in contention for a spot in the rotation last spring, but he was beaten out by Drew Smyly.
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DETROIT -- The Tigers released pitcher Adam Wilk on Wednesday, after his contract was sold by the organization to a team in the Korean Baseball League.
Additionally, the team outrighted the contract of pitcher Matt Hoffman to Triple-A Toledo.
Wilk, 25, lost all three of his starts with the Tigers during the 2012 season, compiling an 8.18 ERA. He was 7-11 with a 2.77 ERA in 24 starts...
While it’s been reported that the Detroit Tigers are
expected to trade starting pitcher Rick Porcello following the signing of
Anibal Sanchez, the club is also “taking calls” on left-hander Drew Smyly,
reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Tigers are taking calls on Smyly as well as Porcello. Not committed to trading either one, but with tons of interest, I'm guessing...
The Detroit Tigers might move Rick Porcello before the 2013 season begins, but the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to sweeten the pot if they want to add the young right-hander.
From Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
#Pirates are interested in Porcello, but Tigers don’t want straight-up swap for Hanrahan
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) December 19, 2012
It was a clean sweep for the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera Tuesday night as the 2012 Triple Crown winner took home a Major Award in all three of the categories he was nominated for including MLB Player of the Year, Best Moment of the Year and Athlete of the Year. Cabrera’s counterpart during the 2012 [...]
I received this e-mail from Hitman:
What do you think about the possibility of bringing in Drew Smyly of the Tigers? I’ve already touched up previously in a few comments about his great breaking stuff and if you haven’t seen a highlight video of his from the 2012 season on Youtube, watch it. You’ll be impressed in what you see. Alderson was talking about bringing in another...
Among other reports swimming around the interwebs lately, Brett at Bleacher Nation writes a blurb about the Tigers possibly floating both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly on the trade market:
Danny Knobler says the Cubs and Tigers did speak about Rick Porcello, now that he’s expendable, but the two sides didn’t find a fit. The Tigers are alternatively listeningon lefty Drew Smyly...
The Detroit Tigers wish their fans Happy Holidays and send thanks for a great season.
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In the latest podcast, the staff discusses the status of both Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly, why the Tigers should consider trading one or the other, but also why it's not a foregone conclusion that one should be moved. Plus, what is the story with Brennan Boesch, what can the Tigers expect from Alex Avila in 2013, and can the Tigers really believe Bruce Rondon will be the closer this year?
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