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  1. Phil Coke’s market: a play in one act

    Feb 13, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT

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    Lots of themes in this play. Like aspiration, optimism and . . . in the end, I suspect, tragedy.

  2. Miguel Cabrera set for checkup with doctors on Tuesday

    Feb 12, 2015, 11:02 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera AP

    Miguel Cabrera’s status for Opening Day is in question as he makes his way back from surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his foot, but the Tigers hope to have more clarity on his timetable soon.

  3. Victor Martinez has successful knee surgery. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    Feb 10, 2015, 3:37 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    About as good a result as could’ve been hoped for.

  4. Cubs offered James Shields a three-year, $60 million deal

    Feb 10, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Shields ultimately decided to play at home in San Diego, choosing the Padres’ four-year, $75 million offer.

  5. UPDATE: Blue Jays, Tigers haven’t talked about Dioner Navarro

    Feb 9, 2015, 7:02 PM EDT

    Casey Janssen, Dioner Navarro

    Navarro hit .274 with 12 homers and a .712 OPS in 139 games last season .

  6. Breaking down the offseason’s biggest free agent contracts

    Feb 9, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer Getty

    A total of 11 free agents topped $50 million.

  7. Rockies sign Josh Vitters to a minor league contract

    Feb 6, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

    Josh Vitters

    Former top prospect Josh Vitters has signed with a new club on a minor league deal.

  8. Victor Martinez tore a meniscus in his knee last week, needs surgery

    Feb 5, 2015, 2:08 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    The typical recovery time on this is 4-6 weeks.

  9. Avisail Garcia is in The Best Shape of His Life

    Feb 5, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    Avisail Garcia

    He has been compared to Miguel Cabrera. Now he has something else in common with the guy.

  10. Tigers will watch Matt Albers throw next week

    Feb 4, 2015, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers have RSVP’d to watch free agent right-hander Matt Albers pitch in front of interested teams February 10 (next Tuesday) in the Houston area.

  11. Phil Coke threw Tuesday for the Rangers and Blue Jays

    Feb 3, 2015, 10:58 PM EDT

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    Phil Coke may be close to finding a new home.

  12. Cardinals “have shown interest” in James Shields

    Feb 3, 2015, 8:32 PM EDT

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    Most major league teams open spring training in just two weeks, yet right-hander James Shields remains unsigned …

  13. Pirates acquire Steve Lombardozzi from the Orioles

    Feb 3, 2015, 6:09 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MASN’s Roch Kubatko, the Pirates have acquired utilityman Steve Lombardozzi from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.

  14. Zack Greinke hasn’t made decision about opt-out

    Feb 1, 2015, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Zack Greinke is allowed to opt out of his six-year, $146 million contract with the Dodgers after the 2015 season. In doing that, the right-hander would be leaving three years and $77 million on the table but …

  15. Victor Martinez could catch early in the season

    Jan 30, 2015, 3:07 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    The lack of a DH and the health of Miguel Cabrera are the determining factors.

  16. Joba Chamberlain is being pretty choosy

    Jan 30, 2015, 8:43 AM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain

    Even second tier relievers are in demand in the offseason.

  17. Alex Avila switching to hockey-style catcher mask due to concussions

    Jan 26, 2015, 8:16 PM EDT

    Alex Avila AP

    Avila is making a change in hopes of avoiding future concussions.

  18. Max Scherzer thanks Tigers fans with full-page goodbye in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press

    Jan 25, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT

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    A nice gesture here from Max Scherzer, who signed a $210 million deal Monday with the Nationals …

  19. Tigers, Al Alburquerque avoid arbitration with a one-year deal

    Jan 24, 2015, 8:30 PM EDT

    Al Alburquerque

    The Tigers and reliever Al Alburquerque avoided arbitration with a one-year deal on Saturday.

  20. Joe Posnanski: Remembering ‘Mr. Cub,’ Ernie Banks

    Jan 24, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

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    From the start, even in those turbulent times, even though Chicago was finding its way in a changing America, people in Chicago did not see the color of his skin. From the start, Chicago loved Ernie Banks.

  21. Joe Nathan: “I don’t want people thinking that I’m done”

    Jan 23, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan Tigers

    Nathan is under contract for $10 million in 2015.

  22. David Price would consider a long-term extension from the Tigers

    Jan 23, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The first half of this season will mean a lot to both the Tigers and David Price’s future with them.

  23. Details of Max Scherzer’s seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals

    Jan 22, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

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    The Nationals and right-hander Max Scherzer finalized a seven-year, $210 million contract yesterday. We now have some interesting details on the deal.

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