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Tigers announce partnership with sportsbook operator

Jul. 2, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers became the first Major League Baseball team to reach a deal with a sports gambling company, announcing a multiyear partnership Thursday with PointsBet. Detroit said the agreement will “enhance fan engagement and game-day excitement by providing access to unique experiences,...

In this Feb. 18, 2020 photo Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson makes a play during an NCAA college baseball game in Phoenix, Ariz. The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms Tuesday, June 30, 2020 with No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson, and the team said he's joining the player pool for this abbreviated season. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool

Jun. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday, and the team said the infielder will join its player pool for this abbreviated season. Torkelson's deal includes an $8,416,300 is a signing bonus, which is $1,000 above slot value,...

People walk by the front of Angel Stadium, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. By the time Major League Baseball returns in late July, it will have been more than four months since teams last played. The season is now going to be a 60-game sprint to the finish, held in ballparks without fans and featuring some unusual rules. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Franco one of several top prospects picked for player pools

Jun. 28, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

Top prospect Wander Franco is part of the Tampa Bay Rays' 60-man player pool, and the Detroit Tigers are including their most heralded young pitchers as baseball gears up for its abbreviated season. Sunday was the deadline for teams to submit player pools, although additions can be made later. Many teams...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a press conference during baseball owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. Manfred tells The Associated Press that the commissioner's office, teams and the players' association

Baseball scrambles back into action amid lingering concerns

Jun. 24, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

Ron Gardenhire and Dusty Baker are a little uneasy. Jim Crane hopes his Houston Astros can play in front of fans at some point. As baseball scrambles to start an abbreviated season, the prevailing mood is one of nervous excitement. “Is it a risk? Absolutely,” said Gardenhire, the 62-year-old manager...

Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Baseball Hall of Fame to reopen Friday

Jun. 24, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing to reopen on Friday, in accordance with New York state’s phased plan. The use of face masks for all staff and guests will be required, and free single-use masks...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies right fielder Charlie Blackmon waits to enter the batting cage before the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Denver. All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. A person familiar with Blackmon’s situation confirmed the test result to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

AP source: Rockies star Blackmon tests positive for virus

Jun. 24, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

All-Star outfielder Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies has become the first Major League Baseball player known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. A person familiar with Blackmon’s situation confirmed the test result to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there...

In a photo provided by MLB Photos, the baseball draft board is seen Monday, June 8, 2020 in Secaucus, N.J., for Wednesday's draft. (Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via AP)

Tigers load up with more college bats on Day 2 of MLB draft

Jun. 11, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers took a few more big swings at rebuilding their lineup. And, they hope sooner rather than later. After selecting Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson to open the Major League Baseball amateur draft Wednesday night, the Tigers used all five of their picks Thursday on...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Arizona State's Spencer Torkelson bats during an NCAA college baseball game against Notre Dame in Phoenix. Detroit drafted Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson with the top pick in this week's draft, although the Tigers plan to try him across the diamond at third base. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

In Torkelson, Tigers could have hitting prospect they need

Jun. 11, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An ace right-hander and a slugging corner infielder. It's a combination that's worked before for the Detroit Tigers — and now they have a couple of prospects they hope can bring competitive baseball back to the Motor City. Detroit drafted Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Arizona State's Spencer Torkelson bats during an NCAA college baseball game against Notre Dame in Phoenix. The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. Whether it’s Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout when it makes the No. 1 selection in Wednesday night’s Major League Baseball draft. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Tigers draft Arizona State slugger Torkelson with No. 1 pick

Jun. 11, 2020 3:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Torkelson slugged his way through college, bashing baseballs all around the country with eye-popping power. All those impressive drives made the decision easy for the Detroit Tigers, who selected the Arizona State star with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball amateur draft...

Detroit Tigers select Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with top pick in baseball draft

Jun. 10, 2020 7:16 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Tigers select Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with top pick in baseball draft.