Category Archives: Tigers

Max Scherzer

Nationals agree to seven year deal with Max Scherzer

Top right-handed starter Max Scherzer and the Nationals are in agreement on a seven-year deal, has learned.

Details of the deal beyond the seven years are not known.

Don Kelly

Don Kelly signs minor-league deal with Miami Marlins

The Marlins have signed outfielder Don Kelly to a minor-league deal, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The 34-year-old Kelly hit .245/.332/.288 over 163 at-bats with Detroit last season. The deal includes an invitation to spring training. (CBS Sports)

David Price

David Price gets record-setting $19.75 million from Tigers to avoid arbitration

David Price will get $19.75 million in his final season before free agency, avoiding arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Tigers that represents the highest arbitration-based salary of all time.

Price, who was traded from Tampa Bay to Detroit on July 31, earned $14 million last season while throwing a league-leading 248 innings with a 3.26 ERA and league-high 271 strikeouts. (NBC Sports)

Alfredo Simon

Tigers acquire Alfredo Simon from Cincinnati Reds

The Detroit Tigers have obtained pitcher Alfredo Simon from the Cincinnati Reds for a pair of young players.

Cincinnati got right-hander Johnathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez as part of the deal, announced Thursday on the last day of baseball’s winter meetings.

Simon, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA last season.

Crawford, 23, was a first-round draft pick in 2013 and went 8-3 with a 2.85 ERA this year at Class A West Michigan.

The 22-year-old Suarez hit .242 with four homers and 85 RBIs for Detroit last season. (USA Today)

Rick Porcello

Tigers trade Rick Porcello to the Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes

The Red Sox traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Tigers on Thursday in exchange for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Tigers will also obtain a minor-league pitcher in the trade, according to FOX Sports.

Cespedes is in the final year of a four-year, $36 million contract, while Porcello is in his final year of arbitration.

The 29-year-old Cespedes has a .263 average, .464 slugging percentage and .780 OPS in 416 games over three MLB seasons. Porcello, who won a career-high 15 games and had a career-low 3.43 ERA in 2014, is 76-63 with a 4.30 ERA in six MLB seasons. (CBS Sports)