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A Comerica Park videoboard displays a thank you message to Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire, who announced his retirement prior to a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Tigers manager Gardenhire announces immediate retirement

Sep. 19, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire mostly maintained his jovial demeanor this season. As recently as Friday night, he was needling a reporter while discussing a strategic decision from the late innings. Less than 24 hours later, Gardenhire announced his retirement. This year was taking more of a toll on the...

Detroit Tigers' Cameron Maybin scores on a Austin Romine double in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Detroit, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chicago Cubs get OF Maybin, 2 lefty relievers in 3 trades

Sep. 1, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades on Monday, adding some help for the pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting...

Tigers shutting down prospects Manning, Faedo

Aug. 27, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are shutting down pitching prospects Matt Manning and Alex Faedo because of forearm issues. General manager Al Avila said Thursday the team isn't too concerned about the injuries, which he described as forearm muscle strains. Manning and Faedo were first-round draft picks...

Chicago White Sox's Luis Robert celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Homer-happy White Sox hit 6 more, top Tigers 7-2

Aug. 18, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson hit two home runs, including his second leading off a game against Matthew Boyd in six days, and the Chicago White Sox coasted to a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Yoan Moncada followed Anderson's first shot with another long drive on the next pitch. That...

Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize throws during baseball training camp, Monday, July 6, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tigers to start Mize in major league debut against White Sox

Aug. 17, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are calling up three prospects, including right-hander Casey Mize, this week to make their major league debuts against the Chicago White Sox. Tigers general manager Al Avila said Mize is scheduled to start Wednesday night at Chicago after left-hander Tarik Skubal goes...