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Notes from the first full week of Detroit Tigers spring camp

The Grapefruit League season starts on Saturday, with Jason Benetti’s Bally debut set for Sunday as the first televised game.

Tigers sign infielder Gio Urshela to a one year deal

Urshela gives the club another good option against left-handed pitching.

Tigers claim OF T.J. Hopkins, DFA reliever Kolton Ingram

Detroit is adding Hopkins to their outfield depth at the expense of the Giants.

Keston Hiura signs minor league deal with Detroit

Detroit has struck a deal with the former top prospect and Milwaukee Brewers infielder.

Detroit Tigers spring training links: Pitchers and catchers have reported for action

The Tigers appear to have much of their full squad already on hand in Lakeland, and we’re just as anxious to get the season underway.

2024 Detroit Tigers spring training preview: New faces but no big offseason splash

The Tigers placed their bets on their young talent and kept their options open to improve the roster as needed during the season.

Detroit Tigers Links: Nick Maton DFA'd as roster churn shenanigans continue

Wolfie has been released as the Tigers continue their tradition of cycling through a lot of minor league claims trying to stash as many project arms as possible in Toledo.

Tigers announce spring training broadcast schedules for television and radio

As usual there are less televised broadcasts than we’d prefer, but we’re excited to get spring training underway.

ESPN’s Kiley McDaniel ranks six Tigers in national top 100 prospects

McDaniel sounds a lot more enthusiastic about the Tigers’ system than many.

FanGraphs releases their 2024 Tigers prospect rankings

The Tigers system gets a bit of love from Eric Longenhagen, but not much.

Detroit Tigers farm system notes: Tigers linked to top 2025 IFA Cris Rodriguez

The club also announced its 2024 coaching staff for its affiliates.

Diamond Sports announces reorganization plan that may see the Tigers streamed on Amazon Prime

The beleaguered regional sports network powerhouse may receive an investment from Amazon that may save it from liquidation, but move certain broadcasts to Amazon Prime.

Tigers agree to 2024 contracts with Tarik Skubal, Jake Rogers, and Akil Baddoo

The club appears bound for an arbitration hearing with Casey Mize.

Tigers hire Dylan Axelrod as Pitching Performance and Integration Coordinator

The former Red and White Sox pitcher was most recently the Angels pitching coordinator

Tigers sign RHP Shelby Miller to a one-year contract

The veteran found new life with the Dodgers in 2023.

Tigers GM Jeff Greenberg says the club will be opportunistic the rest of the offseason

In other words, they’re pretty well set but will keep looking for a steal as the offseason unfolds.

Tigers sign RHP Jack Flaherty to a one year deal

Several teams were reportedly in the mix for the right-hander, so he appears to have bought the Tigers pitch that they can help him.

Miguel Cabrera wants to play a final pro season in Venezuela next year

The big man has retired from MLB’s ranks, but he wants to give it one more go for his countrymen.

Tigers reach a one-year pact with left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin

The reunion is a one year deal with a club option for 2025.

Tigers announce contract extension for manager AJ Hinch

The Tigers also finalized Hinch’s coaching staff for 2024.

Jim Leyland is elected to the Hall of Fame

The Contemporary Era committee made the former Tigers’ skipper their choice for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Detroit Tigers Links: Pitching market heats up as the Tigers say goodbye to a legend of ‘84

Most of the big boys are still on the board, other than Aaron Nola, but the depth starters are starting to move.

Tigers great Guillermo “Willie” Hernandez passes away at age 69

Hernandez put together one of the all-time great seasons by a reliever in 1984.

Tigers decline to tender contracts to Austin Meadows and Spencer Turnbull

RHP Garrett Hill was also cut from the 40-man roster.

Tigers add C Dillon Dingler and RHP Wilmer Flores to the 40-man roster

Right-handers Freddy Pacheco and Brenan Hanifee were designated for assignment.

Tigers hire top play-by-play man Jason Benetti away from the White Sox

This is a shockingly good hire.

Tigers hire Joey Cora as infield coach

The coaching shakeup continues...

Tigers exercise team option on C Carson Kelly, designate Tyler Alexander

It’s roster setting time, as free agency opened on Monday.

Tigers acquire OF/1B Mark Canha from the Milwaukee Brewers

Relief prospect RHP Blake Holub is going to Milwaukee in the deal.

Spencer Torkelson named a finalist for the AL Silver Slugger awards

The Tigers first baseman is one of four finalists for the Silver Slugger award at the position.

Zach McKinstry is a Gold Glove award nominee

The veteran utilityman didn’t do much at the plate after a hot start, but he continued to excel anywhere AJ Hinch played him defensively.

Matt Shepard is out as Tigers’ play-by-play announcer

His replacement has not yet been announced

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