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  • Tigers, Cesar Hernandez Agree To Minor-League Deal

    Per a tweet from The New York Post's Jon Heyman on Wednesday, veteran infielder Cesar Hernandez has reportedly agreed to a minor-league deal with the Detroit Tigers. Heyman tweeted the following on Wednesday: "Cesar Hernandez agrees to minors deal with Tigers. Invited to MLB camp." Hernandez hit .248 in 617 plate appearances for the Washington Nationals last year, adding a home run and 10 stolen bases in the process. Capable of playing second base, third base, and left field he'll give the Tigers some additional infield depth heading into the 2023 season.

    Jan 25 · Source via Tigers Cesar Hernandez
  • Tigers, Cesar Hernandez Agree To Minor League Deal

    The Tigers and veteran infielder Cesar Hernandez are in agreement on a minor league contract, tweets Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The Octagon client will be invited to major league camp this spring. If Hernandez makes the roster, he’ll earn a $1.5MM base salary with the potential to unlock more via incentives, Evan…

    Jan 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Cesar Hernandez
  • Spencer Torkelson Will Have Shot To Be 1B Regular

    It sounds as though Detroit Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson will get every chance to earn a regular role at first base for the team in 2023. He will meet with the Tigers hitting coaches this week in Arizona. "We have other options if we need to, but clearly our best team has Spencer Torkelson as a major contributor," manager A.J. Hinch said. The Tigers don't have many other viable options for the cold corner, and Torkelson was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 draft, so Detroit has plenty invested in him. The 23-year-old power hitter struggled mightily in his first taste of the majors last year and was optioned to Triple-A Toledo, where he didn't fare a lot better. He's still young, though, and possessed plenty of pop, so he remains very interesting in dynasty/keeper leagues.

    Jan 19 · Source via Tigers Spencer Torkelson prospects
  • Tigers Sign Trey Wingenter To Minors Contract

    The Tigers have signed right-hander Trey Wingenter to a minor league deal, Evan Petzold of The Detroit Free Press reports.  The contract contains an invitation to the Tigers’ big league Spring Training camp. Wingenter’s MLB resume consists of 70 innings with the Padres in 2018-19, and the hard-throwing righty delivered an impressive 33.1% strikeout rate…

    Jan 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Trey Wingenter
  • Jose Cisnero Gets $2.287 Million From Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers and relief pitcher Jose Cisnero agreed to a one-year, $2.287 million deal on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. Cisnero had an excellent 1.08 ERA (3.67 FIP), 1.36 WHIP, 19 walks and 23 strikeouts for the Tigers in 2022, but he only threw 25 relief innings due to an injury and personal issues. The 33-year-old right-hander will not be so fortunate next year if he is unable to limit his number of walks. Cisnero will only be attractive in 2023 deep holds leagues as a setup man in front of expected closer Alex Lange.

    Jan 13 · Source via Tigers Jose Cisnero closers
  • Tigers Moving Center Field In At Comerica Park

    The Detroit Tigers are moving in their fence in dead center field from 422 feet to 412 feet, starting with the 2023 season. Left field is being "relabeled" as 342 feet instead of 345 feet. It is not being moved in, but it's just a more accurate measurement. The height of the walls in center field will also be lowered from 8.5 feet to seven feet, with right-center field going from 13 feet to seven feet and right field from 8.5 feet to seven feet. The ballpark will lose the first row of seats in right field (around 50 seats total) because of the alterations. Comerica Park has long been known as a pitcher-friendly venue, and although these slight changes are unlikely to make a huge impact, they are certainly notable for the upcoming season.

    Jan 11 · Source via Tigers
  • Tigers Claim Edwin Uceta Off Waivers

    The Detroit Tigers have claimed right-handed pitcher Edwin Uceta off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, per a tweet from the American League Central club's public relations Twitter account. Uceta, 24, has appeared in 24 games at the Major League level in the last two seasons, throwing a total of 37.1 innings. Last year in 17 innings for the Diamondbacks, the right-hander pitched to a 5.82 ERA and a 4.52 FIP in 10 appearances, striking out 13 batters compared to seven walks in the process. He turned in a 4.86 ERA, a 5.50 FIP, 70 strikeouts, and 30 walks in 50 Triple-A innings last year. The reliever will give the Tigers some additional bullpen depth heading into the 2023 season.

    Jan 11 · Source via Tigers Edwin Uceta
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