Oct 28 2018 - Grayson Long guard Kyle Long to a right foot injury late in the game while killing off the clock
Dec 13 2017 - Wilkel Hernandez RHP Wilkel Hernandez and OF Troy Montgomery were acquired by the Tigers from the Angels on Wednesday in exchange for 2B Ian Kinsler.
Hernandez, 18, went 4-1 with a 2.64 ERA for two rookie-level teams last season. The Angels signed him as an international free agent in 2015.
Dec 13 2017 - Troy Montgomery OF Troy Montgomery and RHP Wilkel Hernandez were acquired by the Tigers from the Angels on Wednesday in exchange for 2B Ian Kinsler.
Montgomery, 23, batted a combined .271 with a .358 on-base percentage in low Class A, high Class A and Double-A last season. He was the Angels' eighth-round pick in 2016.
Dec 8 2017 - Mike Fiers RHP Mike Fiers agreed to terms with the Detroit Tigers, the team announced Friday. The deal is for one year and $6 million, according to reports. Fiers, 32, pitched in 29 games, including a team-high 28 starts, in 2017 for the Houston Astros with an 8-10 record, a 5.22 ERA and 146 strikeouts over 153 1/3 innings. He struck out 8.57 batters per 9.0 innings last season, improving from his 7.15 mark in 2016. He tossed 150 or more innings for the third consecutive season. In seven major league seasons with Milwaukee (2011-15) and Houston (2015-17), Fiers owns a 42-47 record with a 4.15 ERA over 726 innings in 141 games, including 123 starts. Fiers tossed a no-hitter with the Astros on Aug. 21, 2015, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dec 5 2017 - Leonys Martin OF Leonys Martin agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers, the team announced Tuesday. Terms of his deal were not announced by the Tigers, but USA Today reports Martin will make $1.75 million and could earn $1.1 million in incentives. Martin, 29, is entering his eighth big-league season after spending the 2017 campaign split between the Mariners and Cubs.
Nov 25 2017 - Blaine Hardy LHP Blaine Hardy agreed on a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, thus avoiding arbitration. The deal is worth about $750,000, according to the Detroit News. He made barely above the league minimum last year of about $520,000. He was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. Hardy, 30, pitched in 35 games for Tigers in 2017 and had a 1-0 record with a 5.94 ERA over 33 1/3 innings with 28 strikeouts. Hardy also appeared in 34 games (two starts) with Triple-A Toledo and went 7-3 with three saves, a 3.10 ERA over 40 2/3 innings and 45 strikeouts. In four major league seasons with the Tigers, Hardy has a 9-4 record with a 3.62 ERA over 159 1/3 innings with 134 strikeouts in 164 outings
Oct 20 2017 - Anibal Sanchez RHP Anibal Sanchez will not have the $16 million club option picked up by the Tigers. Instead the Tigers will pay him a $5 million buyout. Sanchez, 34, had a difficult season. He was 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 28 appearances, including 17 starts. He allowed 26 home runs in 105 1/3 innings.
Oct 2 2017 - Blaine Hardy RHP Blaine Hardy allowed a run on a solo homer by Twins catcher Jason Castro in the sixth inning of Sunday's 5-1 loss. Hardy entered to reliever starter Anibal Sanchez in the top of the sixth inning and pitched one inning. He finished the year with a 5.94 ERA in 35 games.
Oct 2 2017 - Alex Presley LF Alex Presley homered in Sunday's loss to the Twins. It was just his third home run of the year. Presley took Twins starter Bartolo Colon deep to right field in the top of the third inning. It came against Presley's former team; he played for Minnesota for part of the 2013 season.
Oct 2 2017 - Anibal Sanchez RHP Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings of work in Sunday's loss to Minnesota. Sanchez dropped to 3-7 on the year with a 6.41 ERA. The 33-year-old Sanchez enters the offseason as a free agent.
Sep 30 2017 - Andrew Romine UTL Andrew Romine became the fifth player in major league history and the first since 2000 to play all nine positions in a game Saturday. Romine became the first player since Detroit's Shane Halter in 2000 to accomplish the feat. He also had a hit and a walk in the game as he joined Halter, Texas' Scott Sheldon (2000), Minnesota's Cesar Tovar (1968) and Bert Campaneris (1965) of the Kansas City Athletics as major leaguers to play all nine positions in a game. He played catcher for the first time in his major league career in the seventh inning. Romine, whose brother is a catcher for New York, had played every position except catcher this season. He was behind the plate for four batters and was charged with a passed ball. He recorded five putouts in the game.
Sep 30 2017 - Buck Farmer RHP Buck Farmer (5-5) finished his 2017 season with a strong start against the playoff-bound Twins. Farmer allowed one run on four hits and four walks in five innings. Farmer snapped a personal three-game losing streak in which he had allowed 13 earned runs in his previous three starts. The one run allowed was his lowest since a scoreless outing on June 7. He finished with a 6.75 ERA in 11 starts with Detroit.
Sep 30 2017 - Nick Castellanos RF Nicholas Castellanos has hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games after singling in Saturday's win. Castellanos has enjoyed hitting against Minnesota. In his last nine games against the Twins, he is hitting .324 with two homers and six RBIs. He finished the month of September with a .368 average, 11 doubles, seven home runs and 25 RBIs.
Sep 30 2017 - Shane Greene RHP Shane Greene closed out Saturday's win with a perfect ninth inning to record his ninth save in 13 chances. Greene has only one blown save since he was named the team's closer and owns a 2.49 ERA in 21 games in that time. He's struck out 23 batters in 21 2/3 innings as the closer.
Sep 30 2017 - Jeimer Candelario 3B Jeimer Candelario was back in the lineup on Friday after missing one game with a left wrist strain. Candelario got the start against the right-handed Kyle Gibson because he's unable to swing the bat from the right side at this time. Candelario was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts to drop his average to .289 this season.
Sep 30 2017 - Miguel Cabrera 1B Miguel Cabrera was held out for the sixth straight game with a back injury on Friday and manager Brad Ausmus told reporters after the game that it's "extremely doubtful" Cabrera will play in the final two games. Cabrera has been bothered by the back injury for much of the season and hit just .249 with 16 homers and 60 RBIs in 130 games.
Sep 30 2017 - Matthew Boyd LHP Matt Boyd (6-11) labored through five innings on Friday and gave up five runs on seven hits and three strikeouts in his final appearance of the season. The five runs were the most Boyd had allowed in his last six starts. He had allowed just two runs in 20 2/3 innings entering Friday, but the three-game stretch is overshadowed by his larger work this season. He finishes with a 5.27 ERA this season and was 1-6 with a 5.14 ERA in his last 10 appearances, including nine starts.
Sep 29 2017 - Nick Castellanos RF Nicholas Castellanos is finishing his season on a high note. He hit a two-run homer on Friday to give him 101 RBIs. He became just the sixth Detroit player since 1913 to record at least 10 triples, 25 homers and 100 RBIs in a season. He's the first since Al Kaline in 1956 to record the feat. Castellanos, who switched to right field in the second half of the season, also became the 10th player in franchise history to have a 100-RBI season at age 25 or younger.
Sep 29 2017 - Jeimer Candelario 3B Jeimer Candelario did not play because of a sore left wrist that bothers him when he swings right-handed. He said he would play Friday when the Twins start RHP Kyle Gibson.
Sep 29 2017 - Nick Castellanos RF Nick Castellanos drove in three runs with a double in the fifth. That brings his RBI total to 99. "He's the main guy in the lineup, especially tonight in the lineup we had out there," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's the guy we look to drive in runs and he came up with a huge double." Castellanos said "it would mean a lot" to reach 100.
Sep 29 2017 - Daniel Norris LHP Daniel Norris allowed two hits over five scoreless innings before exiting with a sore groin. "Anytime I tried to throw hard, my groin would hurt," Norris said. "I was just trying to take off and throw strikes. It was good to see I could be more efficient, without just trying to be nasty, I guess. Just getting ahead, staying ahead. Yeah, it was a grind, for sure. I felt it on every pitch. I just wanted to keep going. Even when he took me out I was pretty upset. I didn't want to come out. You're in the zone there and you don't want to come out, but I understood it, for sure." Norris registered his first victory since June 16.
Sep 29 2017 - Alex Presley LF Alex Presley singled in the fifth. He has hit safely in 22 of his past 25 games. Presley is hitting .356 in that stretch. He is hitting .378 in 40 games against AL Central opponents this year.
Sep 28 2017 - Jeimer Candelario 3B Jeimer Candelario drove in three runs, one shy of his career best, with two singles and a ground out. He is hitting .357 with seven doubles, two home runs and 12 RBIs in 24 games since being acquired in a July 31 trade with the Cubs.
Sep 28 2017 - Jordan Zimmermann RHP Jordan Zimmerman had to settle for a no-decision, although he left after six innings with a 3-2 lead. He allowed two runs on four hits, walked one and struck out three. He said this shot gave him some peace of mind. "I know I still have it," Zimmermann said. "It's just a matter of going out there and doing it, and doing it for a full season. Staying off the DL, that's the plan for next year. I'm happy with the way this start was. For me, personally, it was a good start to finish the year." Zimmermann finished the season 8-13 with a 6.08 ERA in 29 starts and missed nearly three weeks with neck pain earlier this month.
Sep 28 2017 - Andrew Romine UTL Andrew Romine is scheduled to play all nine defensive positions on Sunday in the season finale in Minnesota. Only four other players have played all nine positions in a single game in major league history. Romine has played every position, but catcher in his career, including three pitching performances. "I would prefer to do it (catching) the first inning and get it over with, but I don't think that's going to happen because we have to rotate too many people," Romine said. "I think the difficult comes in after we get back into the infield, so I'll probably start in the outfield, get all those done. Third, probably first, then it becomes hairy because you've got to take guys out and move them around. Not everybody can catch and not everybody can play first. Not everybody can play short."