Handful of Minor League contracts signed by Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers and GM Al Avila took care of all of their players who were up for arbitration, signing each one to a new contract. Avila remains busy this afternoon, inking several players to Minor League contracts. The #Tigers have signed the following players to Minor League contracts: INF Yariel GonzalezRHP Andrew Moore1B Aderlin … Read more

Matthew Boyd, Buck Farmer, and Niko Goodrum reach new deals with Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers took care of several housekeeping moves today, avoiding artibration with Joe Jimenez and Daniel Norris and reaching new contract agreements. And now they’ve just reached their largest new contract agreement with LHP Matthew Boyd on a new $6.5 million deal, a raise from last year’s salary of $5.3 million: Detroit Tigers avoid … Read more

Daniel Norris avoids arbitration and re-signs with Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila continues to stay busy today, inking pitcher Daniel Norris to a new contract to avoid arbitration. Daniel Norris and Tigers have avoided arbitration with one-year deal, according to source. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) January 15, 2021 Norris was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, and would be … Read more

RHP Michael Fulmer signs 1-year contract with Detroit Tigers

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Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila has taken care of another personnel move, avoiding arbitration with RHP Michael Fulmer: The #Tigers have agreed to a one-year contract with RHP Michael Fulmer, avoiding arbitration. pic.twitter.com/vLdqP2YNVO — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) January 12, 2021 The deal is worth a reported $3.1 million per USA Today writer Bob Nightengale: … Read more

Former Tigers C Alex Avila shares touching story of godfather Tommy Lasorda

The sports world lost a legendary figure with the passing of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda this week. He guided the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he spent a total of 71 years, to two World Series championships, four National League pennants and eight division titles while winning 1,599 games. And the loss hits … Read more

Al Avila releases statement following passing of Tommy Lasorda

Legendary Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda passed away at the age of 93 after suffering a heart attack late Thursday night. He had spent 71 years within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, two decades of which were spent serving as manager. For the Detroit Tigers, it’s a personal loss. He was close with GM … Read more

Al Avila previews where Detroit Tigers young prospects could begin season

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila was interviewed this evening on 97.1 The Ticket, during which he covered a range of subjects – including the status of the team’s young prospects. For now, the anticipaation is for No. 1 overall draft selection Spencer Torkelson to begin the year with High-A West Michigan, while Riley Greene … Read more

Al Avila, Robbie Grossman release statements after Detroit Tigers complete deal

The Detroit Tigers made things official, officially inking switch-hitting outfielder Robbie Grossman to a two-year, $10 million deal. Let’s start 2021 the right way! We’ve signed OF Robbie Grossman to a two-year contract. pic.twitter.com/pfFtcnQDHA — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) January 6, 2021 With a .350 career on-base average, Grossman will bring desperately needed on-base improvement to … Read more

Al Avila announces terrible news for Detroit Tigers’ Top 5 pitching prospect

The Detroit Tigers have built up one of the top pools of pitching prospects in Major League Baseball but according to a statement from GM Al Avila, one of those prospects will have Tommy John surgery. On Saturday, the Tigers released a statement from Avila which reveals starting pitcher Alex Faedo will “undergo reconstructive surgery … Read more

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila, manager A.J. Hinch comment on hiring of Chris Fetter

The Detroit Tigers made things official with a key addition to their coaching staff this morning, bringing aboard former University of Michigan pitching coach Chris Fetter. Fetter comes to Detroit highly accredited, having helped guide the Wolverines to the 2019 College World Series championship, and is viewed as one of the game’s rising stars. Under … Read more

New Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch describes first meeting with GM Al Avila

The Detroit Tigers made things official last week, hiring 46 year old A.J. Hinch to be their new manager. Embed from Getty Images Following the resignation of Ron Gardenhire in September, the Tigers began their search for their new skipper, and Hinch’s name was always in Avila’s mind. The team was forbidden from any formal … Read more

Tigers manager Al Avila confident A.J. Hinch will help restore Detroit to former glory

The Detroit Tigers made things official this afternoon, hiring 46 year old A.J. Hinch to be their new manager. Embed from Getty Images Following the resignation of Ron Gardenhire in September, the Tigers began their search for their new skipper, and Hinch’s name was always in Avila’s mind. The team was forbidden from any formal … Read more

Report: Detroit Tigers interviewed Dave Clark for managers job

The Detroit Tigers continue their search for their new manager after Ron Gardenhire announced his abrupt retirement near the end of the regular season last month. Embed from Getty Images And while several names have been entered into the running, one previously unreported figure has now been made public. According to a report from Chris … Read more

Al Avila confirms 2 controversial candidates for Tigers’ managerial opening

Ron Gardenhire had decided to retire from baseball which means the Detroit Tigers will have a new manager for the 2021 season. Embed from Getty Images On Friday, Tigers’ GM Al Avila spoke to reporters and he confirmed two controversial candidates for the team’s managerial opening. Those two candidates are AJ Hinch and Alex Cora, … Read more

Did Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila actually fire Ron Gardenhire?

As you have almost certainly heard by now, Ron Gardenhire is no longer the manager of the Detroit Tigers. On Sunday, Tigers GM Al Avila called an impromptu press conference to announce that Gardenhire had decided to retire from baseball. Gardenhire, who was also part of the virtual presser, noted that he was retiring because … Read more

Tigers’ GM Al Avila releases statement on Ron Gardenhire’s decision to retire

Just moments ago, Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila met with the media and announced that manager Ron Gardenhire is retiring, effective immediately. Following the press conference, the Tigers released a statement from Avila in which he thanks Gardy for his time in Detroit and to congratulate him on a great career. Statement from Tigers Executive … Read more