DENVER (AP) — The last-place San Francisco Giants have made a series of roster moves, including the promotion of outfielder Mac Williamson after he missed most of last season because of a...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Outfielder Gerardo Parra's disappointing April prompted the San Francisco Giants to replace him with a player who's been hot in the minors.
What appeared to be a quick, one-day cameo last week for Detroit Tigers rookie Mike Gerber has morphed into a new opportunity as the Tigers recalled him Monday from Triple A Toledo while designating for assignment reliever Drew VerHagen.
Tigers designate VerHagen for assignment, recall Gerber
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have designated right-hander Drew VerHagen for assignment and recalled outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple-A Toledo.
The team announced the moves Monday. The Tigers had the day off before playing at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
VerHagen is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in nine relief appearances this season. He took the loss Sunday against Kansas City, walking two of the three hitters he faced.
Detroit — Who cares if he's only here for a day — albeit it a long one. Who cares if he's here as the 26th man to provide some roster protection during a split, makeup doubleheader. Who cares if he's back in Triple-A Toledo tomorrow.
Let the record show, Mike Gerber made it to the big leagues.
Who's hot ...
Edwin Espinal, 1B: The Tigers signed him in December as a minor-league free agent straight from the Pirates system. Espinal had a nice spring camp and has started crisply for the Mud Hens: .321, with a home run, and an .835 OPS, in eight games. Espinal bats right-handed, is 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, and was originally signed out of Mao Valverde, Dominican Republic.
Tampa, Fla. – The Detroit Tigers reassigned 11 players on Tuesday, but for a couple of them, it was more like, "goodbye for now."
Left-handed starter Ryan Carpenter and outfielder Mike Gerber, both assigned to Triple-A Toledo, have a good shot at playing for the Tigers at some point this season.
Tigers’ Mike Fiers sharp in first spring appearance
Clearwater, Fla. — Not often do early 8-0 leads vanish. And the Tigers didn't botch their early splurge Tuesday at Spectrum Field, where they blasted the Phillies, 11-6.
Derek Norris, who had three hits, ripped a three-run homer into the left-field seats the third, while Chad Huffman and Niko Goodrum parked back-to-back blasts in the sixth.
A left-handed starter from the Rockies farm system joined some high-profile Tigers prospects Monday when Detroit finalized its 40-man roster ahead of next month's winter meetings and the Rule 5 draft.
The newcomer is Ryan Carpenter, 27, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound pitcher who originally was a seventh-round pick by Tampa Bay in 2011. Also making the 40-man class, which has one spot open:
Orlando, Fla. — Among the thorny decisions Tigers general manager Al Avila will have to make this offseason is which Rule 5-eligible players to protect by adding them to the 40-man roster and which players to leave exposed?
"This might be one of the toughest years for this," Avila said Monday during the general manager's meetings at Waldorf Astoria Resort outside of Disney World. "Most of the time we have been together as a staff we've spent going over this, and it's been excruciating, painful.