Sunday, January 25, 2015

TIGERS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH AL ALBURQUERQUE

The Detroit Tigers yesterday announced
the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with righthanded pitcher Al
Alburquerque, thus avoiding arbitration. 

Alburquerque, 28, posted a 3-1 record, 2.51 ERA
(57.1IP/16ER) and 63 strikeouts in 72 games with the Tigers in 2014. He limited
lefthanded hitters to a .245 (27x110) batting average, while righthanded hitters
hit .190 (19x100) with him on the mound in 2014.


With this signing, the club has reached agreement with
all its arbitration eligible players for 2015.



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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This Weekend's Tigerfest Schedule of Events. Visit the IPM website for details.

TigerFest 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, January 24. Fans can follow all the
festivities through their very own computer or mobile device. In addition to six
hours of streaming content on Tigers.com, the Tigers will be updating their
official Twitter (@Tigers), official Twitter en EspaƱol (@TigresdeDetroit),
official Facebook (facebook.com/tigers) as well as the club’s official Instagram
(@Tigers) and Snapchat (Tigers) with pictures, video and the latest updates from
the 20th annual TigerFest!



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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 TIGERS WINTER CARAVAN PLAYER APPEARANCES ANNOUNCED

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Tigers Players, Coaches, Executives and
Broadcasters to visit fans throughout the state


The 2015 Detroit Tigers
Winter Caravan, presented by Oakland University and in partnership with FOX
Sports Detroit, is set for Thursday, January 22 and Friday, January 23, and
features an exciting lineup of stops throughout the state of Michigan. Tigers
President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski,
Executive Vice President of Business Operations Duane McLean, Vice
President/Assistant General Manager Al Avila, Vice President, Baseball Legal
Counsel John Westhoff, Special Assistant to the General Manager Alan Trammell,
Manager Brad Ausmus, coaches, players, broadcasters, and Detroit's favorite
mascot PAWS, will take part in a two-day journey across the region, spreading
baseball fever to fans of all ages.


The
2015 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan will be making more than 30 stops throughout
the region, including 12 new locations and three cities never before visited by
the Tigers Winter Caravan. The Metro Bus will make a stop in Northville, while
the North Bus will debut in Lake City and Grayling.


Media are encouraged to attend all the stops along the caravan.
However, please note that some of the stops require advanced registration to
attend. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Tigers media
relations department by Wednesday, January 21.


Metro Bus

Wednesday,
January 21




West Michigan Whitecaps Winter Banquet

6:00-9:00
p.m.

Frederik
Meijer Gardens and Sculpture

100 E. Beltline
Ave, Grand Rapids

DOMBROWSKI, LOBSTEIN,
MCCANN, TRAMMELL

·        Tigers President, CEO and General Manager David Dombrowski,
Special Assistant to the General Manager Alan Trammell and Tigers players will
participate at a seated dinner for fans.  


Thursday, January 22



Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

12:00 – 1:30
p.m.

Kellogg
Center

219 S. Harrison Rd., East
Lansing

DOMBROWSKI
·        Tigers President, CEO and
General Manager David Dombrowski will be the keynote speaker addressing the
Economic Club of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.




Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

1:50-2:35
p.m.

1600 East
Warren Ave, Detroit

AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA,
BERNARD, CLARK, FARMER, FIELDS, HARDY, KINSLER, KROL, LAMONT, MACHADO, MARTIN,
VICTOR MARTINEZ, NATHAN, PRICE, SMITH, VERLANDER, VIZQUEL, WILSON AND
BROADCASTERS ROD ALLEN AND DAN DICKERSON

·  
     
Tigers players will participate in an
employee rally, which will include a jersey presentation to honor the
100th anniversary of the banks’ first day of operation in November of
2014.

·        Interested media must pre-register with Theresa Chiang at
313-964-6182 or
Theresa.chiang@chi.frb.org to attend.



Buffalo Wild Wings

1:40-2:25
p.m.

1234
Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills

CASTELLANOS, J.D. MARTINEZ
·        Nick Castellanos and J.D.
Martinez will serve as celebrity servers at Buffalo Wild Wings.


·        Tigers
mascot PAWS will also be in attendance.

·        OPEN TO THE
PUBLIC




Oakland University

2:45-3:30
p.m.

2200 North
Squirrel Road, Rochester Hills

CASTELLANOS,
J.D. MARTINEZ

·        Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez provide a baseball skills
demonstration for OU Cares program participants and participate in a
question-and-answer session with the program participants, guests and Oakland
University student athletes

·      
 
Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in
attendance.




Lipari Foods and Winter’s Sausage

3:05-4:20
p.m.

26661 Bunert,
Warren

AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA, BERNARD, CLARK,
FARMER, FIELDS, HARDY, KINSLER, KROL, LAMONT, MACHADO, MARTIN, VICTOR MARTINEZ,
NATHAN, PRICE, SMITH, VERLANDER, VIZQUEL, WILSON AND BROADCASTERS ROD ALLEN AND
DAN DICKERSON

·        Tigers players and coaches will participate in an employee rally
where Brad Ausmus, Victor Martinez and Justin Verlander will be paired with
Lipari employees for a sandwich making contest. Alex Avila, Joe Nathan and David
Price will judge the contest.




Detroit Tigers Kids Club Rally

4:45-6:00
p.m.

Sterling Heights High School – Performing Arts Theatre 12901 15
Mile Road, Sterling Heights

BERNARD,
FARMER, FIELDS, HARDY, KROL, MACHADO, NATHAN, PRICE, SMITH, VERLANDER,
WILSON

·        Tigers players will participate in an interactive event that
includes raffle prizes, games and promotional giveaways.

·        Tigers players
will also present a jersey in celebration of the 25th anniversary of
the Warren Consolidated School of Performing Arts (WCSPA).

·        WCSPA hosts the
final round of its singing competition with the winner receiving the opportunity
to sing the National Anthem prior to a 2015 Tigers home game.  


·        In
addition, Tigers players will host a meet-and-greet with two young fans from the
Tigers Dreams Come True Program, and select members of the Detroit Tigers Kids
Club.

·        Tigers mascot PAWS will also be in attendance.

·        OPEN TO
THE PUBLIC.  Limited tickets will be available to the public on the day of the
event  

·        Seating is limited, first come, first serve.



Hockeytown Authentics

5:15-6:00
p.m.

1845
East Big Beaver Road, Troy

CASTELLANOS, J.D. MARTINEZ
·        Fans will have the
opportunity to take a photo with Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez in exchange
for a donation of new, packaged, warm men’s or women’s socks to benefit the
Neighborhood Service Organization’s Homeless Recovery program. In exchange for a
donation of socks, fans will receive a wristband to take one photo with the
Tigers players.

·        Please note, a maximum of 150 wristbands will be
distributed. Wristband distribution will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Hockeytown
Authentics.

·        OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



TigerTalk: A Helping Hens Charity
Benefit


6:00-7:30
p.m..

Fifth
Third Field                                        

406 Washington Street, Toledo, OH
AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA
·      
 
Brad Ausmus and Alex Avila will participate
in a question-and-answer session at a seated dinner for fans.


·        OPEN TO
THE PUBLIC

·        Ticketed Event; To order tickets call 419-725-4367 or visit
http://bit.ly/1G1RKXV

Friday, January 22



FOX Sports Detroit

10:45-11:45
a.m.

26555
Evergreen Road Suite 90, Southfield

VICTOR
MARTINEZ, PRICE

·        Tigers players will participate in a meet-and-greet reception with
Fox Sports Detroit sponsors and clients.




Northville City Fire Department

10:45-11:45
a.m.

215 N. Main
Street, Northville

ALEX AVILA, BERNARD,
CASTELLANOS, DICKERSON, FARMER, FIELDS, HARDY, KROL, MACHADO, J.D. MARTINEZ,
NATHAN, LAMONT, SMITH, WILSON, BROADCASTER DAN DICKERSON AND TIGERS EXECUTIVES
DUANE MCLEAN AND JOHN WESTHOFF

·      
 
Tigers players, coaches and executives will
celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Northville City Fire
Department (NCFD) by participating in a special employee rally and jersey
presentation.

·        Alex Avila and Joe Nathan will partake in a “Suit Up” competition
accompanied by two NCFD firefighters.  The Tigers players will race to see who
can suit-up in the firefighter’s gear the fastest.




Michigan State Police Crime Lab

11:15-12:00
p.m.

42145 W. 7
Mile Road, Northville

AUSMUS, KINSLER,
MARTIN, VERLANDER, VIZQUEL

·      
 
Crime Lab scientists will educate Tigers players
and coaches in Latent Print and Trace Evidence testing and participate in an
employee rally.




Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO)


11:30 a.m.- 12:10
p.m.

882 Oakman
Blvd, Detroit

DOMBROWSKI, CLARK, VICTOR
MARTINEZ, PRICE AND BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN

·
       
Tigers personnel will present a jersey to
the NSO to recognize its 60th anniversary during a rally for NSO
employees, volunteers and residents.




DTE

1:00-1:40
p.m.

1 Energy
Plaza, Detroit

AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA, BERNARD,
CASTELLANOS, CLARK, DOMBROWSKI, FARMER, FIELDS, HARDY, KINSLER, KROL, LAMONT,
MACHADO, J.D. MARTINEZ, MARTIN, NATHAN, VICTOR MARTINEZ, PRICE, SMITH,
VERLANDER, VIZQUEL, WILSON AND BROADCASTERS ROD ALLEN AND DAN DICKERSON


·        Tigers
players, coaches and executives will participate in an employee rally.

·        Interested media must pre-register with Pam Neubacher at
neubacherp@dteenergy.com to attend.  





DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan

1:55-3:00
p.m.

 3901 Beaubien
Street, Detroit

BERNARD, CASTELLANOS, FARMER,
FIELDS, HARDY, KINSLER, KROL, MACHADO, J.D. MARTINEZ, NATHAN, SMITH, VERLANDER,
WILSON

·        Tigers players will visit select patient rooms and present each child
with a gift.

·        Tigers mascot PAWS will be in attendance.  
·        Note: Media will be able to
cover a short visit between Tigers players and patients in the hospital lobby,
however no media will be permitted on patient floor units.




United States Customs and Border Protection
Agency


1:55-2:55
p.m.

2810 W. Fort
Street, Detroit

AUSMUS, ALEX AVILA, CLARK,
LAMONT, MARTIN, PRICE, VICTOR MARTINEZ, VIZQUEL AND BROADCASTER DAN
DICKERSON

·        Tigers players will learn about the United States Customs and Border
Protection Agency and the Canada Border Services Agency, and participate in a
rally with agency officers.

·      
 
Interested media must pre-register with
Katherine Reach at
Katherine.Reach@cbp.dhs.gov to attend. When registering, please provide your full name
and date of birth.  




North American International Auto
Show


3:15-4:15
p.m.

One
Washington Boulevard, Detroit

BERNARD,
CASTELLANOS, FARMER, FIELDS, HARDY, KINSLER, KROL, MACHADO, J.D. MARTINEZ,
NATHAN, SMITH, VERLANDER, WILSON AND BROADCASTER ROD ALLEN

·        Players will
participate in the “Cars On Parade” along the auto show floor and will take part
in a question and answer session in the Chevrolet display area.

·        Tigers players will host a special guest from the Tigers Dreams
Come True program. The teenager will ride along with Tigers representatives
during the parade and later have a private meet-and-greet with Tigers
representatives.

·        OPEN TO THE PUBLIC



Detroit Hispanic Development
Corporation


3:15 – 4:00
p.m.

1211 Trumbull,
Detroit

VICTOR MARTINEZ, OMAR VIZQUEL

·        Victor
Martinez and Omar Vizquel will tour the facility and participate in a special
ribbon cutting ceremony for Southwest Detroit’s FIRST Robotics build site, the
Robotics and Engineering Center of Detroit.


NORTH BUS

Thursday,
January 22




Lake City Fire Department

12:00-12:45
p.m.

115 John
Street, Lake City

LOBSTEIN, MCCANN,
TRAMMELL

·        Kyle Lobstein, James McCann and Alan Trammell will present the fire
department with a jersey in recognition of 100 years of service.




Traverse City Chamber of Commerce

3:15 – 3:45
p.m.

202 E
Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City

LOBSTEIN,
MCCANN, TRAMMELL

·        Kyle Lobstein, James McCann and Alan Trammell will present a
jersey to the Chamber of Commerce in recognition of its 100th
anniversary.




Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training
Center


4:00 – 5:15
p.m.

Camp Grayling,
Grayling

ALBURQUERQUE, AL AVILA, BILLMEYER,
CESPEDES, COLLINS, DAVIS, GOSE, GREENE, HOLADAY, IGLESIAS, JONES, JOYNER, MOYA,
NEWHAN, PEREZ, ROMINE, RONDON, RYAN, SIMON, VERHAGEN, ZEID AND BROADCASTER MARIO
IMPEMBA

·        Tigers players, coaches and executives will tour the Training Center
and participate in interactive simulations.

·        Following the tour, the
players, coaches and executives will participate in a question and answer, and
photo session with military personnel and their families.

·        Interested media must
pre-register with 1LT Kyle Leese at
kyle.n.leese.mil@mail.mil
or 989-344-6102 to attend.


Friday,
January 23




Northern Michigan Rotary Club Alliance
Business Breakfast


9:15 – 10:00
a.m.

Grand
Traverse Resort and Spa    

100 Grand
Traverse Resort Village Blvd., Grand Traverse

ALBURQUERQUE, AL AVILA, BILLMEYER, CESPEDES, COLLINS, DAVIS, GOSE,
GREENE, HOLADAY, IGLESIAS, JONES, JOYNER, LOBSTEIN, MCCANN, MOYA, NEWHAN, PEREZ,
ROMINE, RONDON, RYAN, SIMON, TRAMMELL, VERHAGEN, ZEID AND BROADCASTER MARIO
IMPEMBA

100 Grand Traverse Resort
Village Blvd., Williamsburg

·      
 
Tigers players, coaches and executives
participate in a rally with Rotary Club members and guests.

·        OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
/ Ticketed Event

·        Tickets for the Grand Traverse Resort Business Breakfast
are being sold by several northern MI rotary clubs.  They can be purchased ($40
each) here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-tigers-winter-caravan-tour-tickets-15021268017




Zehnder’s Snowfest

2:00 – 3:00
p.m.

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth                        

730 South Main Street, Frankenmuth

ALBURQUERQUE, AL AVILA, BILLMEYER, CESPEDES,
COLLINS, DAVIS, GOSE, GREENE, HOLADAY, IGLESIAS, JONES, JOYNER, LOBSTEIN,
MCCANN, MOYA, NEWHAN, PEREZ, ROMINE, RONDON, RYAN, SIMON, TRAMMELL, VERHAGEN,
ZEID AND BROADCASTER MARIO IMPEMBA

·    
   
Tigers players will participate in the
annual Snowfest event.  

·      
 
Guests are encouraged to donate items for
care packages to be sent to troops overseas.

·        OPEN TO THE
PUBLIC



TIGERS INVITE 17 PLAYERS TO MAJOR LEAGUE CAMP

The Detroit Tigers today announced the following 17 players have been invited to
major league camp this spring in Lakeland, FL:



Righthanded pitchers: Alberto Cabrera, Rafael Dolis, Joel
Hanrahan, Tim Melville, Luke Putkonen


Lefthanded pitchers: Omar Duran, Joe Mantiply


Catchers: Miguel Gonzalez, Austin
Green, Grayson Greiner, Manny Pina

 
Infielders: Jordan Lennerton, Jefry Marte, Aaron
Westlake, Josh Wilson


Outfielders: Xavier Avery, Jason Krizan


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Monday, January 19, 2015

LOOKS LIKE MAD MAX IS HEADED TO WASHINGTON...


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tigerfest 2015 Schedule

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Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez to headline

Over 30 Tigers Players and Coaches scheduled to appear!

DETROIT – Ever wanted to walk through the Tigers clubhouse at Comerica Park, or sit on the bench in the Tigers dugout? Don’t miss these and many more once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to get up-close and personal with your favorite team when TigerFest, presented by Oakland University, returns to Comerica Park on Saturday, January 24. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. by calling 866-66-TIGER or by visiting tigers.com/tigerfest. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for kids 12-and-under.

Many of your favorite Tigers players and coaches will be on-hand to sign autographs, take photos and participate in seminars and activities all day on three separate stages. Plus, all fans attending will receive a free TigerFest beanie style hat, courtesy of 97.1 FM The Ticket. A full list of players attending TigerFest will be announced in early January.

NEW for 2015, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a fantasy play-by-play broadcast. Each participant will be able to take home a copy of their “call” of memorable moments in Tigers history.

TigerFest activities include:

· Explore the Tigers Home Clubhouse, including an archival display featuring historical baseball artifacts.

· Visitors dugout will be open for fans to visit and take photos.

· Self-guided tour, which includes stops in the Ernie Harwell Media Center, a luxury suite, the Champions

Club, and select Detroit Tigers executive offices.

· Detroit Tigers ice sculptures, including LIVE sculpting demonstrations by Ice Sculptures Ltd..

· David Chandler and the staff from Chandler Bats will operate an authentic bat lathe and provide LIVE baseball bat carving demonstrations all day.

· Learn more about Detroit Tigers season and group ticket plans, Fantasy Camps and experiences, and official Detroit Tigers Spring Training Vacations.

· Detroit Tigers Authentics featuring one-of-a-kind authentic signed items and game-used memorabilia.

· Unique Tigers items at the Tigers Foundation Fire Sale.



Event Activities for Children:

The Detroit Tigers Kids Zone featuring:

· Kids-Only autograph booth

· Miniature Comerica Park featuring Tigers player book readings, games and interactive activities. Special bleacher seating is available for parents and kids.

· Free face painting and caricatures

· Baseball-themed games and activities for kids

· Video game bullpen

· Official 2015 Kids Club enrollment



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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