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Detroit Tigers 

Tigers extend qualifying offers to Scherzer, V-Mart

The Tigers announced qualifying offers to free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez among a flurry of moves Friday, including the loss of Andy Dirks off waivers to Toronto and Patrick McCoy off waivers to Baltimore.

Tigers pick up Soria's '15 option

The Tigers have a lot of sorting out to do with their bullpen. The simplest part, Joakim Soria's contract option for 2015, is now out of the way. The team decided to pick up Soria's $7 million option, thus keeping Soria off the free-agent market and in its bullpen mix.

Detroit facing challenges in Hot Stove season

After four consecutive American League Central titles, the Tigers head into the toughest offseason of their run as they deal with a number of key free agents.

Maroth moves up to coach pitchers at Toledo

After three seasons close to home as the pitching coach for Class A Advanced Lakeland, Mike Maroth is moving up to take the same post with Triple-A Toledo.

Tigers Arizona Fall League overview

Right fielder Steven Moya headlines Detroit's group of talented prospects honing their craft with the Glendale Desert Dogs this season in the Arizona Fall League.

Former Tigers pitcher Robinson dies at 52

Former Major League pitcher Jeff Robinson died on Sunday afternoon, according to The Detroit News, which first reported the story. Robinson, 52, spent six seasons in the Majors from 1987-92, the majority of them with Detroit.

Moya can use AFL as springboard to Tigers

Steven Moya is not looking likely to have much of an offseason this winter. If it gives him a better shot at getting to the big leagues next season, it's a push that might pay off.

V-Mart leads the way in Tigers' GIBBY nominees

Victor Martinez could get some well-deserved respect from fans for his incredible season in voting for the GIBBYs.

Miggy's ankle surgery reveals foot fracture

Miguel Cabrera had surgery to remove a bone spur in his right ankle and another to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. He'll likely be very limited in his workouts this offseason.

Coles leaves Tigers to be Crew's head hitting coach

The Tigers made no changes on manager Brad Ausmus' coaching staff after the season, but they're going to need a new assistant hitting coach after Darnell Coles was hired by the Brewers on Thursday to be their head hitting coach.

Kinsler, Avila, Miggy among Gold Glove finalists

Catcher Alex Avila, first baseman Miguel Cabrera and second baseman Ian Kinsler were named finalists at their respective positions for the Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award.

In 'pen puzzle, Soria appears to be piece to keep

Figuring out how Joakim Soria fits into a Tigers bullpen that's set to get a makeover while still keeping several of its parts is not necessarily a simple matter for the club this offseason, but the reliever is seemingly an important commodity.

Al Avila navigating dad, VP roles amid concern for son's health

Alex Avila should be able to have a normal offseason after concussion symptoms from a couple of weeks ago subsided and followup tests came back negative. Still, there's a lingering concern within the Tigers organization -- including VP and assistant GM Al Avila -- for his health after at least three concussions in recent years.

Russell leaves scouting department; Littlefield joins staff

One of the hallmarks of Dave Dombrowski's tenure with the Tigers has been the continuity of his staff, keeping his inner circle of trusted advisors largely together in an era when even top evaluators often bounce around and success usually leads to bigger things for assistants. Dombrowski lost someone from his core group on Monday, but filled the void with a similarly familiar face.

Tigers' outfield prospect Moya slugs homer

Steven Moya, who hit .276 with 33 doubles and 35 home runs at Double-A this year, connected on his first home run of the Arizona Fall League on Saturday night. Orioles prospect Zach Davies scattered two hits across four innings, striking out seven and earning the victory for Glendale.

Tigers hope for a healthy Iglesias to start at shortstop

The Tigers will go into Spring Training in 2015 with the expectation that Jose Iglesias will be ready to go when camp begins in mid-February. If he meets that expectation, he's likely to be the Tigers' starting shortstop.

Pipeline Perspectives: Big ceiling for Tigers' Moya

With the evaluation of talent being in the eye of the beholder, finding consensus is often difficult. Even Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of don't always see eye to eye, and in this edition of Pipeline Perspectives, they tackle big outfielders in the Arizona Fall League, with Mayo preferring Steven Moya of the Tigers.

White Sox prospect Anderson flashes skills

Entering Tuesday, Glendale hadn't won in a week. Since its victory on Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League last Tuesday against Mesa, it had endured a rainout, a three-game losing streak and a tie after 11 innings against Peoria on Monday. Glendale snapped out of its doldrums Tuesday night, combining solid pitching with an explosive offense to rout Peoria, 9-0.

Tigers head into offseason looking to extend their window

Dave Dombrowski's end-of-season press conference Tuesday came too early for his liking, he said, noting the Tigers' American League Division Series exit. However, he insisted their earliest bounce from the postseason is not the sign that it's getting late for them to contend for a World Series.

Lobstein a solid choice for rotation or 'pen

At the age of 25, the lanky 6-foot-3, 200-pound Kyle Lobstein made his debut for the Tigers on Aug. 23. He pitched in some important games for the club during its successful drive for the American League Central title.

Torii taking Tigers' direction into consideration

If the Tigers want Torii Hunter back for 2015, he wants to play another year. If Detroit doesn't want him back, then he might have a decision to make on whether he wants to keep playing.

Moya debuts with a flourish in Arizona Fall League

If towering slugger Steven Moya is going to have a chance to make the jump to Detroit next year, his Arizona Fall League campaign will likely play a role in bridging the developmental gap.

No relief: Bullpen struggles sink Tigers and Dodgers

The Tigers and Dodgers each entered the postseason with loaded lineups and multiple Cy Young Award winners. Unfortunately for both clubs, their season-long bullpen issues proved to be their fatal flaw.

Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.

Tigers facing decisions to remain title contender

The crisp fall winds feel a little chillier across Michigan with the Tigers' postseason run over sooner than expected. The miserable Midwestern winter is now on countdown. The Tigers, however, will spend the offseason trying to keep their window open for a World Series title.

Rough ALDS caps Tigers' roller-coaster year

The Tigers' rule of the American League Central continued, now at four consecutive division titles. The Tigers' search for a World Series title continued as well, now at 30 years since the team's magical 1984 season.

Offseason changes may break up Tigers' core

Go beyond the shock and disappointment of the American League Division Series sweep to the Orioles, capped by Sunday's 2-1 loss, and there's the underlying question whether this could be the end of an era.

Price's impressive effort for naught in Game 3 loss

This kind of game was the reason the Tigers traded for David Price. Not only the situation and the setup, with their season on the line and the spotlight almost as bright as it can shine -- but the performance as well. Price delivered the outing you would expect out of an ace, but it wasn't enough as Detroit's season ended.

Tigers' rally falls short, season ends with ALDS sweep

The Tigers tried to mount a game-tying rally in the ninth inning, but fell a run short in a 2-1 loss to the Orioles on Sunday at Comerica Park in Game 3 of the American League Division Series to complete Baltimore's three-game sweep.

Tigers to pick up Soria's '15 option

The Tigers have a lot of sorting out to do with their bullpen. The simplest part, Joakim Soria's contract option for 2015, is now out of the way. The team has decided to pick up Soria's $7 million option, according to a source, thus keeping Soria off the free-agent market and in its bullpen mix.

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