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.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers activated Miguel Cabrera from the 10-day disabled list on Friday and put him back into the starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Cabrera was hitting .323 with a .924 OPS when he went on the disabled list on May 4 with a hamstring strain. His return was slowed by back stiffness during his recovery process.
The 35-year-old is coming off the worst season of his career, hitting .249 with 16 homers as the Tigers went 64-98 at the start of their rebuild.
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.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Cashner didn't have to dodge any broken bats, and finally gave up a hit only after an error kept an inning alive for Boston.
Cashner held the hot-hitting Red Sox hitless into the sixth, Rougned Odor hit an early two-run homer and the Texas Rangers ended the longest winning streak in the majors at six games with a rain-delayed 8-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Logan Morrison and Derek Norris homered in a three-run 10th inning to cap a late Tampa Bay comeback as the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 7-5 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Kiermaier tied the score with two outs in the ninth inning with a first-pitch home run off Texas closer Matt Bush.
The 10th-inning homers came off Sam Dyson (1-6), who began the season as Texas' closer.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers claimed infielder Pete Kozma off waivers from the New York Yankees and made room for him by sending utilityman Jurickson Profar to Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
Kozma was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday when shortstop Didi Gregorius was activated from the 10-day disabled list after recovering from a right shoulder strain sustained while playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic.