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November 13, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Max Scherzer, the only 20-game winner in the major leagues this season, was announced Wednesday as the winner of the American League Cy Young Award. Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 earned-run average for the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers. He collected 28 of 30 first-place votes. Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers finished second, with Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners third. Scherzer was the eighth pitcher selected in the first round of the 2006 draft, behind fellow Cy Young winners Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum.
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April 18, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
DETROIT -- An offensive barrage that featured a pair of two-run home runs from Howie Kendrick and a three-run shot from Albert Pujols - career homer No. 497 - was impressive and, it turns out, necessary for the Angels, who made things far too interesting by throwing an incendiary device by the name of Josh Wall into the proceedings Friday night. Far more important in the big picture, though, was the Jered Weaver-like performance the Angels got from their ace, who shook off a trio of shaky starts with a superb six-inning, one-run, three-hit effort in an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
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December 5, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
NASHVILLE -- The Detroit Tigers say they have no interest in closer Rafael Soriano. The agent for Soriano refuses to believe it. Soriano opted out of a contract with the New York Yankees that would have guaranteed him $14 million next season. With major-market teams either set for a closer or reluctant to spend big money to sign one, Boras has not yet found a team to give Soriano the expected multiyear contract. The Tigers, who bid farewell to Jose Valverde after his disastrous postseason, say their closer will be 21-year-old rookie Bruce Rondon.
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April 10, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
He did not dazzle. Nor did he cause jaws to drop, heads to shake, or batters to mumble to themselves. Kenley Jansen appeared rather mortal in the Dodgers' last two games against the Detroit Tigers. Like a guy who could be had, particularly if you happen to be Detroit's Victor Martinez. Jansen blew a save Tuesday in a game the Dodgers came back to win in extra innings, and he was the losing pitcher Wednesday. Both times he succumbed to the bat of the 35-year-old Martinez. Jansen gave up a 10th-inning solo home run to Martinez on Wednesday to take the loss.
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October 25, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Dodgers coach Tim Wallach said Friday that he has spoken with the Detroit Tigers about their managerial vacancy. Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and general manager, served as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1988-91. Wallach was the Expos' third baseman at that time. Wallach, 56, has been the Dodgers' third-base coach since 2011. On Tuesday, the Dodgers picked up his option for next season. The Dodgers also have granted the Tigers permission to talk to Wallach.
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November 13, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Detroit Tigers have emerged as the front-runner to sign free-agent right fielder Torii Hunter, who reportedly spent Tuesday in Detroit meeting with team officials, who are expected to extend a two-year contract offer to the 37-year-old. The Tigers, coming off an American League pennant-winning season, and Hunter, who craves a chance to play in his first World Series after spending the last five seasons in Anaheim, appear to be a perfect match. Detroit is looking for a corner outfielder, preferably one who hits right-handed, and Hunter is a nine-time Gold Glove Award winner coming off one of his finest seasons, in which he hit .313 with 16 home runs and 92 runs batted in and carried the Angels for much of September.
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October 14, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Arlington, Texas β€” The Detroit Tigers may be battered, they may be bruised and they may be one loss away from next season. But they're not done yet. And that, designated hitter Victor Martinez thinks, makes them dangerous entering Saturday's sixth game of the American League Championship Series, which they trail, three games to two. "We don't get this opportunity often," said Martinez, one of four Tigers starters nursing an...
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July 29, 1988 | GARY KLEIN
Former Royal High catcher Travis Kinyoun, who was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 36th round of the June amateur draft, has signed a contract with the club and will report to the Florida Instructional League in September. Kinyoun batted .391 last season at Royal with 8 doubles and 16 runs batted in, and batted .340 during the American Legion season. He had intended to play next season at College of the Canyons.
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January 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
Bo Schembechler, who earned fame as the hot-tempered football coach at Michigan, will devote his organizational skills to baseball and the Detroit Tigers. The 60-year-old Schembechler, who finished with the fifth-best Division I-A college coaching record in history (234-65-8), was named Tigers president today by club owner Tom Monaghan.
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June 19, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Keith Smith, the leading passer in California high school history, signed a six-figure deal with the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, giving up a scholarship to play quarterback at Arizona. Smith signed for a $200,000 bonus, plus a $50,000 college scholarship, he said. Smith, who graduated Friday from Newbury Park High, was the Tigers' fifth-round pick in the amateur draft earlier this month. "I just think this is what I needed to do to fulfill my dream of being a pro athlete," Smith said.
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April 6, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Josh Beckett remains a possibility to start Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers. Beckett threw a bullpen session Sunday, two days after hurting his ankle in a start with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. β€œIt was a lot more encouraging today than it was yesterday,” he said. Beckett's start with Rancho Cucamonga ended in the fifth inning when he awkwardly fielded a bunt. Until then, Beckett said, β€œI felt good. I felt like I had good power stuff. My changeup was really good, cutter was pretty suspect.
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March 28, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The Detroit Tigers have made triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera a very rich man. The All-Star third baseman is slated to earn a major-league record $292 million over the next 10 years as part of a new contract announced by the Tigers on Friday. Cabrera's new contract for $248 million incorporates the $44 million he was set to earn under his the final two years of his previous contract with the Tigers. Cabrera will make more than New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez made over a decade-long period when he signed a 10-year, $275-million deal in 2007.
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March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Alvarez would join the team Sunday and could emerge as a minor league starter or major league swingman. Romine, 28, was out of options and unlikely to make the Angels. Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters that the switch-hitting Romine could be the left-handed batter in a platoon to replace the injured Jose Iglesias.
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March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Alvarez would join the team Sunday and could emerge as a minor league starter or major league swingman. Dipoto said the trade addressed the "much-discussed" issue of whether the Angels had sufficient depth among starting pitchers.
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February 24, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees? No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Winston closed Florida State's 5-0 victory over Georgia on Sunday by striking out the final batter, Jess Posey, younger brother of San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey. In three relief appearances this season, Winston has given up no runs, no walks and one hit in four innings.
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November 20, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
Prince Fielder was traded to the Texas Rangers in a blockbuster deal Wednesday night that sent second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers. Detroit gave the Rangers $30 million as part of the trade, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the amount of money exchanged was not revealed when the teams announced the move. Fielder had to consent to the trade before it could be completed. The big first baseman signed a $214-million, nine-year contract with the Tigers before the 2012 season that includes a limited no-trade provision.
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August 16, 1989 | BILL GLAUBER, Baltimore Sun
Sparky Anderson's season is captured in a needlepoint picture that hangs from the wall of his office. A tiger's head droops beneath the folksy phrase: "Leave Me Alone -- I'm Having A Crisis." The Detroit Tigers are last in the American League East with the worst record in baseball. They struggle to make a necessary transition, finding rookies to replace the men who helped the team to 11 consecutive winning seasons. The strain of this summer shows on the face of the manager.
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October 14, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
When the Detroit Tigers take the field Tuesday afternoon, check out their eyes. Expect blank faces, distant stares. Their most important need going into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series may not be great pitching and hitting. It may be emergency counseling, a psychological jump-start. Is Sigmund Freud's couch available? Detroit had the series in the palm of its hand. Two more innings Sunday night and the rest would be a formality. Even the Boston Red Sox fans, never-say-die loyalists bundled up against the New England chill in wonderfully creaky Fenway Park, had to be reaching for the white hankies.
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November 18, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Omar Vizquel, the 11-time Gold Glove Award-winning shortstop who spent this past season as the Angels' roving infield instructor, is leaving the organization to become the first base coach for the Detroit Tigers, who recently hired Brad Ausmus as manager. Vizquel retired in 2012 after a 24-year big-league career in which he amassed 2,877 hits, made three All-Star Game appearances and was considered one of the best defensive shortstops in baseball history. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, a Cleveland Indians teammate of Vizquel in 1994, believes Vizquel, 46, has the potential to manage in the big leagues.
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November 13, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Max Scherzer, the only 20-game winner in the major leagues this season, was announced Wednesday as the winner of the American League Cy Young Award. Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 earned-run average for the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers. He collected 28 of 30 first-place votes. Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers finished second, with Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners third. Scherzer was the eighth pitcher selected in the first round of the 2006 draft, behind fellow Cy Young winners Clayton Kershaw and Tim Lincecum.
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