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11/23/2015 | Tigers hire McClendon as Triple-A manager

Lloyd McClendon, dismissed as Mariners manager on Oct. 9, was hired on Monday for the same post with the Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate.

11/23/2015 | 10 breakout prospects from 2015 Fall League

Every year, without fail, less-heralded prospects excel -- and sometimes outperform -- their more famous counterparts in the Arizona Fall League. Here are 10 prospects who left Arizona standing a bit taller than they did when they arrived.

11/20/2015 | Tigers acquire Maybin in trade with Braves

A decade after the Tigers drafted Cameron Maybin to be their center fielder of the future, they reacquired him to help their outfield of the present. The rangy, athletic outfielder rejoined his original organization Friday night in a trade with the Braves for left-handed reliever Ian Krol and lefty prospect Gabe Speier.

11/20/2015 | Legends of the Fall: Top prospects play for title

The Arizona Fall League season concludes with today's title game between Surprise and Salt River at 3 p.m. ET on MLB Network and

11/20/2015 | Tigers protect top prospect Fulmer from Rule 5

The Tigers protected their recently replenished young pitching ranks from potential poaching in the Rule 5 Draft, adding top prospect Michael Fulmer, lefty Jairo Labourt and reliever Montreal Robertson to their 40-man roster.

11/20/2015 | Complete list of 2015 Esurance MLB Award winners

Baseball's annual award seasons was memorable, filled with Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and Cy Youngs. And on Friday we got the grand finale, with the presentation of the Esurance MLB Awards.

11/19/2015 | Tigers expand front-office scouting, analytics

The Tigers officially joined the trend of clubs expanding the organizational depth off the field. With the announcement of three new Major League scouts, nine amateur scouting appointments and three analytics additions, first-year general manager Al Avila continued the organizational restructuring he had discussed since he taking the job in August.

11/19/2015 | Expanded safety nets, in-market streaming coming in '16

DALLAS -- Increased safety netting is likely to be in place by the opening of the 2016 season and a new three-year agreement with FOX will allow fans to watch live in-market streaming on any mobile device, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced as the quarterly Owners Meetings wrapped up on Thursday.

11/19/2015 | Tigers face roster decisions for Rule 5 Draft

While the Tigers continue their search for Major League pitching to add to their roster, they have some decisions to make on their pitching prospects ahead of next month's Rule 5 Draft.

11/18/2015 | Tigers get K-Rod from Brewers to be closer

The Tigers hit the trade market for their closer and found a familiar name. Francisco Rodriguez, rumored for years to be a potential Detroit closer, will get the chance after being acquired from the Brewers on Wednesday for infield prospect Javier Betancourt.

11/16/2015 | Tigers open negotiations with closer Soria

Detroit's search for a closer might well be in the middle innings at this point. The club has picked up negotiations with Joakim Soria's agent, but they have yet to present an offer, an industry source told

11/13/2015 | Tigers in good spot to shop free-agent market

The Tigers didn't have a qualifying offer issued to any free agents last week, so they weren't on pins and needles as players decided whether to accept or decline offers on Friday afternoon. That doesn't mean they weren't watching closely.

11/12/2015 | Miggy, J.D. Martinez claim Silver Sluggers

For the third time in four years, the Tigers have multiple winners of the Silver Slugger Award. While Miguel Cabrera added to his resume among the game's greatest hitters by winning his sixth, J.D. Martinez punctuated his jump among the best in the game by winning his first Silver Slugger presented by Louisville Slugger.

11/12/2015 | J.D. Martinez honored as Tiger of Year

J.D. Martinez wasn't a Detroit Tiger when the 2014 season began. A year and a half later, he's the Tiger of the Year. The Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America honored the slugging outfielder Thursday, selecting him over American League batting champion Miguel Cabrera as his career rise continues.

11/12/2015 | Avila, Tigers meet face-to-face with Boras

The Tigers' front office has changed. The dynamic between owner Mike Ilitch and agent Scott Boras, by all appearances, remains the same.

11/11/2015 | Tigers meet with Soria's agent about return

The Tigers are likely to leave this week's General Managers Meetings without a contract offer to a free agent, and maybe no formal trade offer with another club. In the case of Joakim Soria, at least, they've laid groundwork for a potential return.

11/11/2015 | Avila, Dombrowski remain close after changes

Al Avila spent close to two decades working by Dave Dombrowski's side. For a moment at this week's General Managers Meetings, he was back there again.

11/10/2015 | Cespedes takes home AL Gold Glove in left

The Tigers' first Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner since 2009 is a former Tiger. Yoenis Cespedes hasn't played in the American League since being traded to the Mets at the end of July, but the now-free agent made enough of an impact over four months in Detroit to win the AL Gold Glove in left field.

11/9/2015 | Tigers hire ex-Apple exec to run analytics

The Tigers have tapped into the tech sector to lead their newly expanded analytics department. Jay Sartori, a former Blue Jays assistant general manager who most recently worked for Apple, will become the Tigers' senior director of baseball operations and analytics.

11/9/2015 | Avila lays groundwork at GM Meetings

Al Avila's first day of the General Managers Meetings as the guy in charge was a busy one. He planned it that way. With all the Tigers are looking to do this offseason, that's a good thing.

11/9/2015 | Junior, Hoffman highlight HOF ballot newcomers

Under voting rules established this past summer by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the annual Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot was released Monday on the earliest date in recent history.

11/6/2015 | GM Meetings first order of business for Avila

For most teams, baseball's General Managers Meetings are a setup for the rest of the Hot Stove season. For the Tigers last year, it was the main attraction. This year, it's looking more like an opening chapter.

11/6/2015 | Hot prospects compete in all-star event tonight

The highlight of the Arizona Fall League is the Fall Stars Game, which features many of the best prospects in the developmental circuit. Past participants include Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Eric Hosmer, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor and Corey Seager.

11/5/2015 | Tigers' prospect Jones gets 50-game suspension

Tigers prospect JaCoby Jones' rise up the organizational ladder is halted. The shortstop received a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Thursday after a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

11/5/2015 | Tigers looking to balance needs with payroll

The Tigers have been among baseball's most aggressive teams on the free-agent market in recent years. As Al Avila embarks on his first offseason as general manager, trying to balance several pitching needs with a payroll that has a handful of large deals for existing players on the books, he's going to have to forge a careful balance.

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