Detroit Tigers mourn passing of longtime scout and ‘dear friend’ Scott Reid

The Detroit Tigers family has suffered a loss today. Longtime scout Scott Reid, who served in various roles with Detroit including scouting director, vice president to the general manager, vice president of player personnel and senior adviser, has passed away at the age of 74. “Myself, along with so many others across the baseball community … Read more

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila discusses Matt Manning, Miguel Cabrera

Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila joined the Bally Sports Detroit broadcast crew for tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox to go over a few pressing matters, including the status of pitching prospect Matt Manning. Having been rehabbing a forearm strain, Manning is currently getting his digs in with Triple-A Toledo. “Matt’s had a bit … Read more

Tigers begin discussions on Double-A promotions for Torkelson, Dingler

The Detroit Tigers selected a major part of their future with the 1st overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, taking former Arizona State 1B Spencer Torkelson. He’s currently playing with Detroit’s High-A affiliate West Michigan Whitecaps, and Tigers GM Al Avila has now provided a better idea of when fans can expect to see … Read more

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

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