Detroit Tigers

Rabelo heads Tigers' Minor League staffing shift

A dozen years after Mike Rabelo climbed the Tigers' farm system to become a catcher in Detroit, he's on the rise again as a manager. The former Detroit Draft pick will take over next season at Double-A Erie, where he'll likely be in charge of a slew of the organization's highly touted pitching prospects. ... Continue Reading

Tigers use Winter Meetings to plant seeds

Tigers general manager Al Avila didn't come to the 2018 Winter Meetings with a lot of payroll room to use. He didn't come in with a mandate to win now. He left Las Vegas with several roster needs filled for next season and some seeds planted for bigger moves later this winter. ... Continue Reading

Tigers nab righty Garrett in Rule 5 Draft

Reed Garrett turned heads with a breakout season out of the bullpen in the Rangers' farm system. The Tigers hope the right-hander can do the same in their bullpen after selecting him in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. ... Continue Reading

Tigers reportedly agree to deal with Mercer

The Tigers agreed on a contract with free-agent shortstop Jordy Mercer on Wednesday, according to a report by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. ... Continue Reading

Old school Gardenhire considering 'opener'

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire began his media session at baseball's Winter Meetings on Wednesday by saying he's open to the idea of using an "opener" as part of his pitching rotation. ... Continue Reading

Ross believes he can return to his old form

Tyson Ross is eager to re-establish himself as a reliable starter and will get a chance to do so with the Tigers. ... Continue Reading

Castellanos, Tigers could be at crossroads

Nicholas Castellanos is a year away from free agency, and the Tigers have motivation to move him. ... Continue Reading

Tigers get Tyson Ross on 1-year deal

The Tigers are not wasting time in their search for the next Mike Fiers. They added veteran Tyson Ross to their staff by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the right-handed swingman, the club announced Monday. ... Continue Reading

Tigers' Sartori talks analytics' rise at Meetings

Major League Baseball's Department of Diversity and Inclusion launched its "Unfiltered" series at the Winter Meetings on Monday with a discussion of analytics -- a fitting place to start because it's an area of explosive growth, with teams loading up on smart people from all backgrounds to attack old problems in new ways. ... Continue Reading

Cameron makes AFL's Top Prospects team

The Arizona Fall League announced its 2018 Top Prospects team on Monday morning. ... Continue Reading

Hall of Famer Trammell takes time to give back

The whirlwind year had finally slowed down for Alan Trammell after his Hall of Fame induction in July, his number retirement in August and his season traversing the Tigers' farm system. Now, in the middle of December, he's on the move again. ... Continue Reading

Every team's current franchise icon

Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans. Some of them, to be fair, stretch the definition of "icon"; you'll notice that more frequently with clubs that are in the midst of a rebuild. ... Continue Reading

Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade

The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round. ... Continue Reading

Mock draft: Who will the Tigers take at No. 5?

With MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects list out, all 30 teams should be ready to just have the Draft now, no? ... Continue Reading

Moore relishes chance to start again in Detroit

If Matt Moore was going to sign anywhere early, he wanted to find a place where he could compete for a rotation spot. The Tigers offered him both, which is why he'll be looking to resurrect his career in Detroit after signing a one-year, $2.5 million deal last week. ... Continue Reading

Coleman, Wilson reunite with Tigers on deals

Louis Coleman is back with the Tigers. So is Bobby Wilson, a few years removed. The Tigers agreed to terms on Minor League contracts with Spring Training invites with four players on Wednesday, and the list looks familiar. ... Continue Reading

These are the top 50 prospects for the '19 Draft

The crop of talent for the 2019 Draft appears to be one of the most imbalanced in recent memory. Quality position prospects abound all over the diamond, while question marks surround the best pitchers available. ... Continue Reading

Paredes among top performers in winter leagues

Some MLB Pipeline top prospects such as Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eloy Jimenez are currently in action, as are plenty of other notable players who either are making up for lost time or getting in additional work ahead of the 2019 season. ... Continue Reading

Tigers announce details for 2019 TigerFest

Winter arrived early in Michigan this year, but a glimpse of spring is in sight. Tickets for TigerFest, the Tigers' annual warm-up event, go on sale at 10 a.m. ET on Friday. ... Continue Reading

Matt Moore, Tigers agree to 1-year deal

The Tigers announced on Tuesday that the club has agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Matt Moore on a one-year Major League contract. ... Continue Reading