Tigers advise Spencer Torkelson to leave tough spring training behind him

It wasn’t the best Spring Training for Detroit Tigers 2020 1st overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson. And for GM Al Avila, there’s no reason to panic. “We’re gonna leave spring training behind us, both us as a team and him as a player,” Hinch said Tuesday morning, before the Tigers’ final spring training game. “The … Read more

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila had ‘very tough conversation’ with Joe Jimenez

Former All-Star pitcher Joe Jimenez will be starting the 2021 season with the Toledo Mud Hens rather than the Detroit Tigers. And needless to say, it wasn’t easy breaking the news for GM Al Avila. “The conversation with Joe was very, very tough,” Avila said Tuesday. “He’s been a homegrown product, so it was a … Read more

Al Avila says Detroit Tigers Opening Day roster has not been finalized

Opening Day is just over a week away, as the Detroit Tigers are set to take on the division rival Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on April 1. And with just under a week remaining in Spring Training, there still remains plenty of decisions from team management as to what the final roster will look … Read more

RHP Julio Theheran signs minor-league deal with Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila has remained busy, adding yet another arm for competition in Spring Training. They’ve signed RHP Julio Teheran to a minor league deal: Julio Teheran signs with the #Tigers, source confirms @JonHeyman report. It’s a minor league deal with an @mlb camp invite. @MLBNetwork — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 20, … Read more

Al Avila gives insight on Detroit Tigers offseason moves, upcoming season

The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of gathering for Spring Training in Lakeland, FL. Pitchers and catchers will be reporting by tomorrow, with the first full-squad workout sccheduedl for next week. General manager Al Avila gave some insight into his team’s offseason moves, including a frank remark about the team’s catching situation. The decision … Read more

Statements released from Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila and OF Nomar Mazara

The Detroit Tigers officially finalized a one-year contract worth $1.75 million with outfielder Nomar Mazara, adding some left-handed power to the lineup. And for Mazara, he’s excited for a “fresh start” and playing under new Tigers manager A.J. Hinch: “This is such an exciting time to join the Tigers organization, and be part of a … Read more

Detroit Sports General Manager Power Rankings

Detroit sports. What is the first thing that you think of when you hear those words? Personally, I think about how this may very well be the toughest time we have ever seen in terms of our teams doing well on the field. But, despite the futility, we do have some hope as we seem … Read more

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 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