DETROIT (AP) — Detroit general manager Al Avila hopes the worst is over for the rebuilding Tigers.
“I don't think anybody was trying to hide away from the difficult couple years, three years...
DETROIT (AP) — It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have released second baseman Josh Harrison after reinstating him from the injured list.
The team announced the move Friday. The Tigers also released...
DETROIT (AP) — With about a minute to spare, Nicholas Castellanos was traded from the last-place Detroit Tigers to the contending Chicago Cubs.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have signed general manager Al Avila to a multiyear contract extension.
Avila, who has held the job since Aug. 4, 2015, was under contract until the end of...
DETROIT (AP) — Al Avila is known for his candor, and the Detroit general manager has remained pretty straightforward about what the future holds for the Tigers.
DETROIT (AP) — For the Detroit Tigers, success isn't really measured in wins and losses these days.
That's what happens when a franchise knows it is rebuilding and has almost no expectation of contending.
"I don't think anybody likes a rebuild. I think everybody would rather have a team that's prepared to win a hundred games and get into the playoffs — as we would," general manager Al Avila said. "But it is a painful process."
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are young, inexpensive and unlikely to be much of a threat in the AL Central.
For at least a couple more years, general manager Al Avila doesn't plan to jolt the roster with any big-money free agents. Instead, he and his front office are patiently waiting for their minor leaguers to develop into big league contributors.
A season after dropping 98 games for the second consecutive year, the club believes its future is beginning to take form.
DETROIT (AP) — Left-hander Matt Moore and the rebuilding Detroit Tigers finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract on Tuesday that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers avoided some of their worst-case scenarios this season. They didn't finish last, or all that close to it.
In the end, however, they had the same record as in 2017, and the franchise still seems a long way from contention.
Mike Fiers may end up with another chance to pitch in the postseason.
The Oakland Athletics acquired the right-hander from the Detroit Tigers on Monday for two players to be named or cash. The 33-year-old Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season.
Fiers was with the World Series champion Astros last year, but he was not included on any of Houston's postseason rosters. He did make one relief appearance for the Astros in the 2015 Division Series.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers fired pitching coach Chris Bosio, saying he made insensitive comments to another employee of the team.
"I have to take seriously what the comments were," Tigers general manager Al Avila said, declining to give details. "And, the action we took was appropriate."
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers didn't begin their rebuild in earnest until the second half of last season.
Already, they have a chance to add the type of player who could become a centerpiece of the franchise's future.
DETROIT (AP) — Major League Baseball is standing behind the replay reversal that took the winning run away from the Detroit Tigers in a game last week against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Detroit agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with left-hander Francisco Liriano, giving the Tigers added pitching depth.
The 34-year-old was 6-7 with a 4.62 ERA in 18 starts last season with Toronto and 20 relief appearances with World Series champion Houston, which acquired him at the July 31 trade deadline. He is 102-99 in a 12-year big league career.
Tigers general manager Al Avila said it has not been decided whether Liriano will start or pitch in relief.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized an $8.25 million, two-year contract with free agent catcher Alex Avila.
Avila fills a roster spot vacated by Chris Iannetta, who shared the catching duties last year and left for an $8.5 million, two-year deal with Colorado.
DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer and Victor Martinez are expected to be at full strength at spring training for the Detroit Tigers.
General manager Al Avila gave an update on their status Wednesday following a luncheon with Detroit Sports Media. Fulmer had elbow surgery in September, around the same time Martinez underwent a surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.