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74-87, 5th in AL Cent
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Cabrera still impresses at the plate

Miguel Cabrera doesn't run well, is right-handed and played in only 119 games due to injury. Even so, the Tigers' first baseman reminded everyone of just how great he is as a hitter. Top 10 first basemen (Insider)

Plenty of talent available for Tigers

When Detroit picks ninth in the 2016 MLB draft, it'll have it's fair share of top prospects to choose from. Keith Law and Eric Longenhagen break down some of the best players available. Top 2016 draft prospects (Insider)

#MLBFrontOffice: Zimmermann sets mark (1:07)
Tigers, Zimmermann reach five-year deal (1:20)

Law: Zimmermann deal a risky one

Keith Law writes of Jordan Zimmermann's big contract with the Tigers: "Zimmermann was worse across the board in 2015 and now has 1,000-plus innings on that new ligament; any realistic projection going out five years would show some significant probability of one of two things -- major injury or major loss of effectiveness -- happening before the contract ends." Long-term overpay? (Insider)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Tigers fancy themselves contenders in 2016 and needed to upgrade the AL's worst rotation. Jordan Zimmermann should help but it's also a risky signing given the $110 million price tag: His numbers were down across the board in 2015, perhaps related to a little dip in velocity, and now he moves from the weak NL East to the American League.

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Sources: Tigers, Zimmerman reach deal

RHP Jordan Zimmermann has agreed to a five-year, $110 million deal with the Detroit Tigers, per ESPN sources and a media reports. Zimmermann's deal is contingent on him passing a physical. The deal was first reported by CBS Sports. Story

Jerry Crasnick MLB Sr. Writer 

The Tigers made the first big free agent move of the winter by signing Jordan Zimmermann to a 5-year, $110 million contract, and it's likely they'll follow up by adding another veteran to slot in behind Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez and Zimmermann in the rotation. Doug Fister, who could be looking for a short-term deal to re-establish himself after a rough 2015 season, appears to fit the profile. But he's not the only available option.

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

CBS Sports reporting that the Detroit Tigers and Jordan Zimmermann have reached a deal. We drafted Zimmermann when I was GM of the Nationals in the 2nd round of 2007 Draft. Zimmermann a career 3.32 ERA and 1.15 whip. His competitiveness, poise and composure are all off the charts.

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Ian Kinsler is majors' No. 4 at 2B

Buster Olney notes that Kinsler's 10th big league season, his second with the Tigers, saw him dominate defensive metrics at his position and stand out at the plate again. Top 10 second basemen (Insider)

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Source: Tigers pursuing ZImmerman

Detroit is in serious talks with free-agent Jordan Zimmermann, according to ESPN and media reports (first reported by Fox Sports). Zimmermann had a 3.66 ERA last season with the Nationals.

The rules you didn't know

MLB rules prohibit players from touching the ball with a catcher's mask or cap. Tigers catcher Mike Heath learned the hard way in 1987, when Angels manager Gene Mauch caught Heath taking off his mask and swiping at a ball in the dirt. The consequence? Rules state that each runner can advance two bases. 10 obscure sports rules

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Avila leaves Tigers for 1-year deal with White Sox

Alex Avila has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the White Sox, who are looking to improve a catching position that finished ninth in the AL in batting average this past season.

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Roberts makes 5 of a kind in dugouts

With the recent hiring of Dave Roberts, the Dodgers join the Brewers, Tigers, Rays and Padres with managers who played in the majors within the past 10 years on Opening Day. MLB notes (Insider)

Don't count out the Tigers

Last year didn't go well in Detroit, but the team is off to a fast start this offseason. The Tigers are holding steady as potential contenders, Jim Bowden writes. MLB status check (Insider)

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Tommy Hunter drawing interest

The free-agent right-hander is reportedly getting attention from the Indians, Tigers and Padres. Don't expect Hunter to sign early, though. MLB rumors roundup

Mike Gerber's stock up after AFL play

Gerber's looseness and comfort at the plate breeds optimism about his ability to hit. With some tweaks to his approach (he was allergic to walks in college), Gerber could be better than the average everyday player he's projected to be. Arizona Fall League (Insider)

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McClendon to manage Tigers' Triple-A affiliate

It didn't take Lloyd McClendon long to find a new job as the former Mariners manager was hired by the Detroit Tigers to lead the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2701st
On Base Percentage.3282nd
Slugging Percentage.4206th
Earned Run Average4.6428th
Quality Starts72Tied-21st

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