Category Archives: Tigers

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 CBSSports.com 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)

David Price

Tigers acquire David Price from Rays, send Austin Jackson to Seattle and Drew Smyly to Tampa

In a stunning move that gives them three former Cy Young Award winners, the Detroit Tigers have acquired David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-way deal with the Seattle Mariners.

Joba Chamberlain

Joba Chamberlain agrees to 1-year, $2.5 million deal with Tigers

Its believed the Detroit Tigers are done upgrading position players on their roster for 2014 and that they are still interested in adding a relief pitcher or two.

Enter right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers, according to several media reports.

Rajai Davis

Tigers agree to two-year deal with Rajai Davis

The Tigers and free agent outfielder Rajai Davis have agreed to a two-year contract, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca. Terms of the deal are unknown, but something in the $8-10 million range seems likely.