October 25, 2013 |
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.
November 13, 2012 |
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.
October 14, 2011 |
Reporting from Arlington, Texas — 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...
July 29, 1988 |
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.
January 8, 1990 |
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.
June 19, 1994 |
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.