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Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Gerald Laird rejoins Tigers as minor-league manager

DETROIT (AP) -- Former major-league catcher Gerald Laird is now a minor-league manager.The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that Laird will manage at Class A Connecticut this coming season. The 37-year-old Laird last played in the major leagues in 2015, when he appeared in one game for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played for the Tigers from 2009-10 and again in 2012.Mike Rojas will...
Via Associated Press
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Laird named manager in Detroit's minor league system

DETROIT (AP) Former major league catcher Gerald Laird is now a minor league manager. The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that Laird will manage at Class A Connecticut this coming season. The 37-year-old Laird last played in the major leagues in 2015, when he appeared in one game for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played for the Tigers from 2009-10 and again in 2012. Mike Rojas...
Via Associated Press
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks activate C Laird, designate him for assignment

CINCINNATI (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks activated catcher Gerald Laird from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment on Thursday. The 35-year-old had been on the disabled list since April 9 with lower back spasms. He hit .308 with four RBIs in 10 games during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno.
Via Associated Press
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Backs agree to minor league deal with catcher Laird

PHOENIX (AP) Veteran catcher Gerald Laird has agreed to a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Laird will compete for playing time with a team that has a severe shortage at the position after trading Miguel Montero to the Chicago White Sox. Tuffy Gosewisch, last year's backup, appears to be the front-runner for the everyday catcher's job. The 35-year-old Laird played...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies drop tight one in series opener

Atlanta 3, Colorado 2 When: 7:35 PM ET, Friday, May 23, 2014 Where: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia Temperature: 85° Umpires: Home – Kerwin Danley, 1B – Lance Barksdale, 2B – Mark Ripperger, 3B – Gary Cederstrom Attendance: 25646 By SportsDirect Inc. Braves 3, Rockies 2: Gerald Laird drove home the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning single as host Atlanta won the series...
Via Mile High Sports
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: New Change-Ups in Atlanta

“It’??s the second-best pitch in baseball after the fastball”? said Braves catcher Gerald Laird, when talking about the change-up. The arm action is the same as a fastball, the seams come out looking the same, there’??s not many release point clues that it’??s coming, and then “??the ball is just not there.”? For the first […]
Via Fangraphs
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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