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File-This Sept. 15, 2019, file photo shows Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire watching his team play against the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit.  It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down Interstate 75. “We've got some pretty good ones going to Triple-A Toledo,

Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects

Jan. 23, 2020 5:34 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. About 60 miles down Interstate 75. “We've got some pretty good ones going to Triple-A Toledo," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "They ought to be pretty...

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson throws to first for the out on Chicago White Sox's Eloy Jimenez during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. The Minnesota Twins and Donaldson have agreed to a four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The contract includes an $8 million club option for 2024. The 34-year-old third baseman returned after an injury-spoiled 2018 to bat .259 with 37 homers and 94 RBIs last season. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

AP source: Twins, 3B Donaldson agree to $92M, 4-year deal

Jan. 14, 2020 9:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a $92 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the deal had not been announced. The contract...

FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Jonathan Schoop follows through with a three-run home run off Seattle Mariners' Parker Markel during the third inning of a baseball game in Seattle. The Detroit Tigers agreed to one-year deals with free agents Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron, adding some power to a team that finished last in the American League in home runs in 2019.  (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Tigers agree to 1-year deals with Cron, Schoop

Dec. 21, 2019 3:38 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers needed power, so they're bringing in two players from the Minnesota team that set a major league record for home runs. The Tigers agreed to one-year deals with free agents Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron. The deals are each for $6.1 million and should add some power to a...

FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell throws to first during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astro in Houston. The Cubs failed to offer a 2020 contract to Russell on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, making the 2016 All-Star a free agent one year after he was suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Treinen, Sanchez, Russell, Sánchez become free agents

Dec. 3, 2019 4:00 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former All-Stars Blake Treinen, Aaron Sanchez and Addison Russell were among 56 players who became free agents along with current Gold Glove second baseman Yolmer Sánchez when their teams declined to offer 2020 contracts Monday rather than make them eligible for salary arbitration....

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Twins' C.J. Cron hits a two-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jorge Lopez during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Twins have agreed with backup infielder Ehire Adrianza and new reliever Matt Wisler on one-year contracts to avoid salary arbitration. They also decided not to tender deals to Cron and relief pitcher Trevor Hildenberger, on deadline day for major league teams to offer contracts to unsigned players. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Twins sign Adrianza and Wisler, but non-tender Cron

Dec. 2, 2019 11:58 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins agreed Monday with backup infielder Ehire Adrianza and new reliever Matt Wisler on one-year contracts to avoid salary arbitration, and decided not to tender deals to first baseman C.J. Cron and relief pitcher Trevor Hildenberger. The moves came on deadline day for...