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A look at what's happening around the majors today:
LEADING OFF: Gordon gets 2nd chance at 2B? Cespedes to DL?
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday:
Mariners’ Healy injures ankle in postgame workout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy injured his right ankle during a postgame workout Saturday and likely will miss at least a few games this week.
Healy was injured following an 11-4 win over Minnesota and showed up on crutches and in a walking boot Sunday, when the series finale was postponed due to poor weather. Manager Scott Servais tells MLB.com that Healy will have an MRI and likely miss the upcoming three-game series against Kansas City.
Romine agrees to $1.05 million deal with Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Utilityman Andrew Romine and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $1.05 million, one-year contract for the 2018 season, while the club chose not to tender contracts to pitchers Drew Smyly and Shae Simmons.
Seattle made the roster moves Friday while tendering contracts to 27 players on its major league roster. Romine was claimed off waivers by Seattle on Nov. 2. Romine appeared in 124 games last season for the Tigers. Most of his time was spent in the infield.
Tigers pare 40-man roster to 31 with four more cuts
Detroit — The Tigers continue to trim their 40-man roster.
On Friday, the Tigers outrighted pitchers Kyle Ryan and Myles Jaye, as well as catcher Bryan Holaday and first baseman Efren Navarro.
On Thursday, the club lost utility man Andrew Romine off waivers to Seattle. Additionally, it outrighted outfielders Alex Presley, Jim Adduci and Tyler Collins, as well as pitcher Jeff Ferrell.
Romine claimed by Mariners, ending stint with Tigers
Detroit — There were several factors that led to the Tigers placing popular super-utility player Andrew Romine on waivers.
Romine was claimed by the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, thus ending his four-year stint in Detroit.
In his final game as a Tiger, on Sept. 30, Romine became the fifth player in history to play all nine positions in a game. He was the primary defensive replacement at third base and first base, the back-up middle infielder and played all three outfield positions last season.
Gallardo and Iwakuma options declined by Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners have declined 2018 options on right-handed pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Yovani Gallardo, making both eligible for free agency.
Seattle also claimed utilityman Andrew Romine off waivers from Detroit on Thursday. Romine appeared in 124 games last season for the Tigers. Most of his time was spent in the infield.
Gallardo gets a $2 million buyout payable next July 1 rather than a $13 million salary, which would have included $3 million deferred to July 1, 2021.
Around The Horn: Romine plays all 9 positions for Tigers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Romine played all nine positions and the Detroit Tigers got the win.
It didn't go exactly as planned for manager Brad Ausmus, but it was pretty close.
Romine became the fifth major leaguer to play every position in a single game, and the Tigers held off the Minnesota Twins for a 3-2 victory on Saturday night.
"Moving around and stuff, it got hectic, but it was fun," Romine said.
Tigers’ Andrew Romine to play all 9 positions vs Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Romine is set to play all nine.
Positions, that is. Not just innings.
With the last-place Detroit Tigers finishing up a lost season and the Minnesota Twins locked in as the second AL wild card, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus plans to play Romine at every spot on the diamond during Saturday night's game at Target Field.
Verlander, Maeda have no-hit bids broken up in 6th
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers had no-hit bids broken up in the sixth inning of their game Sunday.
Verlander gave up a home run to Curtis Granderson with two outs in the top of the inning, then John Hicks hit a leadoff single off Maeda in the bottom half for the first Detroit baserunner.
McCutchen, Kuhl lift Pirates over reeling Tigers 6-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first RBIs of Chad Kuhl's major league career came at the end of a sequence that mirrored the Pittsburgh Pirates' yo-yo season: one ugly moment quickly followed by something considerably more effective.
Martinez goes deep twice, Tigers top Twins 6-3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Martinez has called Detroit home for the last six seasons. He looks just as comfortable hitting at Target Field.
Martinez hit two home runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday night.
His 11 career homers at Minnesota's ballpark are tied for the third-most by a visitor, just three behind Salvador Perez and Jose Bautista.
"It's one of those things, I guess," Martinez said with a shrug.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera had to leave the game against Minnesota in the fifth inning Friday night after taking a hard-hit grounder off the chest at first base.
The ball off the bat of Robbie Grossman in the fourth inning took a big hop and bounced off Cabrera's chest. He was able to gather himself and get the out at first base on his own, and he remained in the game to finish the inning.
Miguel Cabrera leaves game early with hip tightness
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants with left hip tightness.
Cabrera batted in the sixth inning, hitting a long fly ball to center field that moved Justin Upton to third base, but was replaced by Andrew Romine for the top of the seventh.
The Tigers did not make an immediate announcement about his availability for Wednesday's game against the Giants.
Cabrera’s game-ending homer gives Tigers 5-3 win over Rays
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera came into Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay without a homer since May 20, though that didn't give the Rays much confidence.
"We all know what that man can do," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He can hit a homer at any time to any place in any ballpark."
Cabrera, who has been struggling with a sore back, did just that, going the opposite way for a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-3 victory.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has lost his bid for a perfect game against the Detroit Tigers.
Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters Sunday before Andrew Romine and Alex Avila opened the seventh with singles. Romine's hard smash to shortstop Tim Anderson was originally ruled an error, and then changed to a hit later.
The White Sox lead the Tigers 7-1 heading to the bottom of the seventh.
Marisnick homers in 8th to lift Astros past Tigers, 7-6
HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Marisnick wouldn't acknowledge whether he thought his tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning had ended the game. His teammates, however, were teasing him in the clubhouse after the game about a nearly humiliating premature celebration while he was rounding the bases.
"I don't know what you're talking about," Marisnick said with a grin when asked about it. "No comment."
Upton, Fulmer lead Tigers to rare win at Angels, 7-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have been mostly miserable at Angel Stadium over the past several years, losing seven consecutive series and struggling for even the smallest wins.
Giving a five-run lead to Michael Fulmer before he takes the mound in the second inning is a pretty good way to fix those woes.
Justin Upton hit a three-run homer and Fulmer pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in the Tigers' 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler has left the Tigers' game against the Cleveland Indians with left hamstring tightness.
Kinsler was removed in the top of the seventh inning after going 0 for 3 at the plate. Andrew Romine replaced him at second base and atop the batting order Wednesday night.
The 34-year-old Kinsler is hitting only .206 on the season with three home runs. He hit 28 homers a season ago.
Romine’s grand slam lifts Tigers to 5-3 win over Twins
DETROIT (AP) — The moment he made contact, Andrew Romine could tell he had a chance at his first career grand slam.
"I could feel it. I hit it on the barrel," the Detroit utilityman said. "It was a matter of whether it was going to stay fair. Once I realized that, there was a lot of adrenaline going on."
Tigers’ center field position is up for grabs
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Open competition for a starting position has become a rarity in spring training. Yet that is what the Detroit Tigers have in center field as they prepare for this weekend's start of the exhibition season.
"The guys involved know it's open, and it's a performance-based game," manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't love judging people in spring training, but in this case we're going to have to use it a little bit."
Tigers, utilityman Romine avoid arbitration at $1.3 million
DETROIT (AP) — Andrew Romine and the Detroit Tigers have agreed on a one-year contract for $1.3 million, avoiding salary arbitration.
The versatile Romine played every position besides catcher last season and batted .236 with two home runs and 16 RBIs in 109 games and 174 at-bats. He started at every infield spot, as well as center field.
Romine receives a $400,000 raise as part of the deal, which was completed Thursday.
Twins can’t hold lead after big inning, lose 9-6 to tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Tyler Duffey knew that he needed a clean fourth inning Wednesday night.
Not only didn't he get one, he couldn't even get three outs.
The Minnesota Twins had just scored five runs in the top of the fourth to take a 5-2 lead over the Detroit Tigers. If Duffey could shut them down in the bottom of the inning, the Twins would have regained the momentum that saw them beat Detroit 8-1 on Tuesday.
Dozier’s 40th not enough for Twins in 4-2 loss to Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Brian Dozier reached a personal milestone amid another Minnesota loss.
He's having a hard time separating those contradictory feelings.
"I'm sure when the season is over, it will mean a lot more, but I just wish this was happening in (first-place) Cleveland's position or Detroit's position, where we were making a run," Dozier said. "We're still looking at losing 100 games. ... That takes something away from this."
Tigers rally past Twins 4-2, pull within 1 of wild card
DETROIT (AP) — Andrew Romine came feet first, then Jose Iglesias dove in with his left arm sweeping across the plate.
Both Detroit runners were safe on close plays at home in the seventh inning, helping the Tigers rally for an important win.
Red Sox fall 4-3 to Tigers after quick turnaround
DETROIT (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched well enough to give the road-weary Red Sox a chance to win.
The Boston bullpen couldn't finish the job.
Brad Ziegler walked Andrew Romine with the bases loaded to cap a three-run eighth inning for Detroit, and the Tigers held on for a 4-3 win Thursday, snapping Boston's six-game winning streak.
TIGERS VS. RANGERS
When: Sunday, 3:05 p.m.
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Pitching matchup: RHP Michael Fulmer (9-3, 2.43 ERA) vs. RHP A.J. Griffin (5-1, 4.38 ERA)
Local TV: Fox Sports Detroit
National TV: MLB Network (blacked out in Detroit market)
Internet streaming: MLB.TV (blacked out in Detroit market)