Detroit’s Coleman, Adduci and Kozma elect free agency
DETROIT (AP) — Tigers reliever Louis Coleman and infielders Jim Adduci and Pete Kozma have elected to become free agents after clearing waivers.
The team said Thursday that those three players cleared waivers and were sent outright to Triple-A Toledo along with infielder Harold Castro. Coleman, Adduci and Kozma chose free agency.
Tigers right-hander Artie Lewicki was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Twins’ Eddie Rosario aggravates quad injury
DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota left fielder Eddie Rosario left Monday night's game at Detroit after aggravating a right quad injury.
Rosario fell while fielding Jim Adduci's single to left in the bottom of the fourth, and he stayed on the ground. He attempted to flip the ball to center fielder Jake Cave, but that effort was a bit off target, and it took a moment for Cave to retrieve the ball and throw it back toward the infield. A run scored on the play, and Adduci ended up on third.
Indians rest several regulars after clinch, Tigers win 6-4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason.
The Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove in a career-high four runs.
Tigers score 3 in ninth to defeat Royals 5-4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not since a week into the season had Detroit found a way to win when trailing after eight innings.
Jim Adduci delivered a two-run double in the ninth and scored the go-ahead run on James McCann's double as the Tigers rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
It was only the Tigers' second victory in 50 games and the first since April 5 when they won after trailing entering the ninth.
Tigers send Saltalamacchia to minor league camp
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have reassigned veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to their minor league camp.
The Tigers brought back Saltalamacchia on a minor league contract on March 9 to add depth behind James McCann and John Hicks.
Saltalamacchia has hit .233 with 110 homers and 381 RBIs over an 11-year big league career. He played in 10 games last season for Toronto and had one hit in 25 at-bats.
Tigers reassign 8, including lefties Chad Bell, Blaine Hardy
Clearwater, Fla. — There are just two issues to settle before the Tigers break camp — the final spot in the bullpen and the final two position-player spots.
That was what was left after the Tigers reassigned eight players Thursday morning.
Sent to Triple-A Toledo were left-handers Blaine Hardy and Chad Bell. Reassigned to minor-league camp were catchers Derek Norris and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, utility players Pete Kozma and Ronny Rodriguez, and outfielders Jim Adduci and Chad Huffman.
Hot bat keeps Jim Adduci in fight for spot with Tigers
Port St. Lucie, Fla. — You look at it one way and the odds again seemed stacked against Jim Adduci starting the season on the Tigers' 25-man roster.
He turns 33 in May, he plays outfield and first base and the Tigers are in a rebuilding phase. With first-year starters at third base (Jeimer Candelario) and second base (Dixon Machado), one of the utility spots likely will go to an infielder (Alexi Amarista, Niko Goodrum or Ronny Rodriguez).
Tigers’ Adduci takes Sept. snub in stride, returns to fight
Lakeland, Fla. — Jim Adduci's been around too long and been through too much to be surprised or upset by anything baseball throws at him.
This is a guy who labored 10 years in the minors before cracking the big leagues in 2013. This is a guy who had to peddle his talents to Korea and Mexico before he was given a second shot at playing in the major leagues.
Tigers agree to 1-year deal with OF Leonys Martin
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with outfielder Leonys Martin on a $1.75 million, one-year contract.
Martin , who hit .172 in 49 games last season with Seattle and the Chicago Cubs, can earn $1.25 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. He would receive the full amount at 500 plate appearances.
Tigers sign OF Leonys Martin, add 4 on minor-league deals
Detroit — The Tigers on Tuesday signed veteran center fielder Leonys Martin to a major-league contract.
Martin, who will turn 30 in March, figures to compete with JaCoby Jones for a starting job in center. Martin bats left-handed, too, which fills another need on the Tigers roster.
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.
Upton slam, Verlander’s arm carry Tigers past Orioles 5-2
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Detroit Tigers were sellers before the trade deadline, and now they're winners after it.
Justin Upton hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to back a strong pitching performance by Justin Verlander, and surprising Detroit beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Friday night for its fourth straight victory.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Fulmer got some advice in the dugout from catcher James McCann after the second inning Friday night.
McCann told Fulmer to use a steady diet of changeups — prudent guidance for the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year.
Fulmer pitched eight innings of two-run ball after his start was pushed back a day due to rain, Jim Adduci hit a bases-loaded triple and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 7-2.
Hicks, Fulmer and Tigers rout slumping Twins 13-4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup.
"Sometimes that's the best way to do it," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Doesn't give you time to think about anything."