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74-87, 5th in AL Cent
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7hDoug Padilla

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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2dKatie Strang

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.

Jerry Crasnick MLB Sr. Writer 

Cameron Maybin gives the Tigers a RH bat to share time with Tyler Collins in left field and Anthony Gose in center. He stole 23 bases last year and brings some speed to the Detroit lineup. He's also a positive energy guy who's good in the clubhouse. Not a huge pickup by Tigers GM Al Avila, but a good fit for Detroit.

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Braves-Tigers trade, a quick look: What the Braves get: Ian Krol LHR 93-96 good slider needs to throw more strikes. Gabe Speier LHR is 90-93 good CB and tough on lefties with 2/1 ground ball/fly ball ratio. Braves free up 6.5 million off payroll. What the Tigers get: Cameron Maybin good defensive center fielder with good range that will play well at the enormous confines of Comerica Park. His weak bat should not be a factor because of how deep the Tigers lineup is.

6dKatie Strang

Tigers announce new hires

The Tigers have added four new major-league scouts -- Ray Crone, Joe Ferrone, Randy Johnson and Jimmy Rough -- among the hires announced Thursday.

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

Here is what the Brewers get in return for Frankie Rodriguez: Javy Betancourt is a young athletic 2b man with pretty good baseball instincts and actions. Avg. hands, and fielder. Can turn a double play fairly quick. Tool set more for 2b. Gap to gap hitter, bad ball hitter, makes contact, needs to improve strike zone Discipline. They also get a player to be named later.

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

More bullpen fodder: Teams in the closer market say Joakim Soria is looking for a contract in the vicinity of 3 years, $27 million.

Tigers land veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez (2:08)
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Tigers acquire K-Rod in trade with Brewers

The Tigers hope to have found the answer to their bullpen woes, trading for veteran Milwaukee Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez on Wednesday.

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

Trade alert: An exec whose team has talked to Detroit about relievers says the Tigers are on the verge of trading for Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers need rotation help

For Detroit to get close to where it was prior to this year, the team will need to add a few starters, Buster Olney writes. Luckily for the Tigers, plenty are available this offseason. Biggest holes on contenders (Insider)

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Tigers looking to bring back Soria?

Talks between Detroit and Joakim Soria are reportedly picking up, and an offer could come this week. Soria isn't the only back-end reliever the Tigers are considering, though. MLB rumors roundup

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What to do with Alfredo Simon?

Simon pitched all year for the Tigers, even with a chronic knee issue. Despite his efforts, see why Keith Law still considers the RHP a non-top free agent. MLB Buyer's Guide: Starting pitchers (Insider)

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Ocho latinos se llevan el codiciado Bate de Plata en Grandes Ligas

Tres venezolanos, dos cubanos, un arubeño, un dominicano y un jugador de ascendencia puertorriqueña y cubana, fueron galardonados con el premio que es otorgado a los jugadores que más se destacaron en la ofensiva desde sus respectivas posiciones. Leer

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm annually among the first to release my Hall of Fame ballot. This year is no different. Here are my 10 (the maximum allowed). Among newcomers, I voted for Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman. With two more spaces after voting for selections from my ballot last year, I added Lee Smith and Alan Trammell. Trammell is in his final year on the ballot. He received 25.1 percent of the vote a year ago.

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2015 AL Silver Slugger winning infielders

  • C: Brian McCann, Yankees
  • 1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
  • 3B: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
  • SS: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
  • DH: Kendrys Morales, Royals

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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