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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:22 am



07/24/2009 12:25 PM ET
Detroit Tigers "Going, Going Green!"
Free Event Showcasing 'Green' Friendly Causes and Practices

As the Detroit Tigers host the Chicago White Sox, July 24-26, Comerica Park will be "Going, Going, GREEN!" The weekend is designed to educate Tigers fans and the public about how to reduce their carbon footprints, highlight what the Tigers are doing to become more environmentally friendly, and showcase the Michigan green businesses and services of the present and future.

From 12:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Tigers will host a "Going, Going, GREEN!" Trade Show outside of the Comerica Park main gates. This local, free event is designed for Tigers fans and the public to learn more about green initiatives while viewing products and services related to environmental causes and practices of green businesses. A game ticket is not required to attend the trade show.

On Saturday, from 2-4 p.m., 96.3 WDVD's Blaine Fowler, from the "Blaine and Lisa with Allyson" show, will be on hand to entertain the crowd and giveaway prizes. Later in the evening, he will sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the seventh inning stretch of Saturday's Tigers game.

On Sunday, Detroit's own "The Wrenfields" and "Jill Jack" will both be performing live. The free music will be on the "Going, Going, GREEN" Trade Show Stage from 1 p.m.-7:45 p.m. "The Wrenfields" will be on stage from 1-1:45 and 3-3:45 p.m., while "Jill Jack" will appear at 5-5:45 and 7-7:45 p.m.

Among those businesses participating will be DTE Energy and its Detroit Edison and MichCon subsidiaries. The company will showcase its GreenCurrents renewable energy program and its new Your Energy Savings initiative that helps customers save money - and the environment - by using less energy. Additionally, several not-for-profit organizations will provide information on how to live green day-to-day, and local vendors will feature their green products and services, covering everything from cleaning supplies and personal care to vehicles, recycling programs, wind power and energy consultants.

The Tigers will use DTE Energy's GreenCurrents program to provide Comerica Park with 100 percent of the electricity powering the ballpark this weekend, offset by Michigan-produced renewable energy. By embracing Michigan based sustainable resources such as wind energy, Comerica Park is helping to reduce air pollutants and create a cleaner environment.

Representatives from the State of Michigan's "No Worker Left Behind Green Jobs Initiative" will be providing information regarding education and training programs available for individuals interested in becoming part of the "green collar" work force. Also, representatives from the Michigan Talent Bank will inform the public about its services for potential employees and employers.

Children can be entertained at the Detroit Science Center's "Launching the Green Machine" program, complete with free handouts and discussions on how to be a caretaker of the Earth by following the three R's: "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle."

Several exhibitors will be offering a variety of GREEN products, from organic cotton clothing and handbags for women (Kika Paprika and The Useful Bag Co.) to personal care and wellness products (Arbonne and Ecostore USA), home cleaning (wowgreen) and even on-line, paperless gift cards (giftzip.com).

During all four games of the Tigers versus White Sox series, fans in attendance will be able to pick up "green living" tips from Sara Snow, Green Living Expert and TV Host, and a native of Ann Arbor. Snow, author of "Sara Snow's Fresh Living," (Bantam Press, 2009) recorded these tips exclusively for "Going, Going, GREEN!" weekend.

The Tigers are pleased to have 96.3 WDVD, Natural Awakenings Magazine and michiganhealthyliving.com as media sponsors of the "Going, Going, GREEN!" weekend and Trade Show.

The Detroit Tigers began making environmentally conscious improvements in 2007 with the installation of the Tiger Den seats, which are comprised of recycled plastic milk jugs. During the offseason, lighting is reduced throughout the ballpark and the HVAC systems are monitored to reduce energy costs. In the future, the Tigers are looking to replace light bulbs with new, high energy rated bulbs which will reduce the number of watts used.

Excess food is packed and then distributed to homeless shelters throughout Metro Detroit. Large recycling containers - resembling a bottle - were placed throughout Comerica Park prior to the season and are used to recycle plastic bottles. All other garbage is taken to a transfer station where recyclables are removed and sent to a recycling company.

During "Going, Going, GREEN! Weekend, watch the Tigers take on the AL Central rival White Sox, July 24-26, with two games on July 24 at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at www.tigers.com, by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:24 am



07/30/2009 12:46 PM ET
Tigers trade Anderson to Royals for cash considerations

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has traded outfielder Josh Anderson to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.

Anderson saw action in 74 games with the Tigers this season after being acquired from the Atlanta Braves on March 30. He hit .242 (40x165) with four doubles, four triples, 16 RBI and 13 stolen bases with the Tigers before his contract was designated for assignment by the club on July 24.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:25 am



07/31/2009 11:43 AM ET
Tigers Acquire Jarrod Washburn from Seattle Mariners

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired lefthanded pitcher Jarrod Washburn from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for lefthanded pitchers Luke French and Mauricio Robles.

Washburn compiled an 8-6 record and 2.64 ERA (133.0IP/39ER) in 20 starts for the Mariners this season. He fanned 79 batters, while limiting opponents to a .223 batting average (109x488). Washburn is second in the American League with a .223 batting average against, while he is third with a 2.64 ERA.

"We are excited to add an established starter the caliber of Jarrod Washburn to our club," Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski said. "Washburn is having a tremendous season and he has been a quality major league starter throughout his career."

A veteran of 12 seasons at the major league level, Washburn has seen action with the Angels (1998-2005) and Mariners (2006-09). In 304 career outings (292 starts) in the majors, he has posted a 106-106 record and 4.02 ERA (1820.2IP/813ER).

Washburn is scheduled to start for the Tigers on Tuesday night against Baltimore at Comerica Park.

French appeared in seven games (five starts) for the Tigers this season, posting a 1-2 record and 3.38 ERA (29.1IP/11ER). He compiled a 4-4 record and 2.98 ERA (81.2IP/27ER) in 13 starts with Triple A Toledo.

Robles posted an 8-6 record and 4.24 ERA (91.1IP/43ER) in 18 starts between Single A Lakeland and Single A West Michigan this season. Robles will be assigned to Single A High Desert by the Mariners.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:36 am



07/31/2009 12:38 PM ET
Tigers Host Orioles to Open Seven-Game Homestand
Key Central division showdown with Twins highlights weekend

The Detroit Tigers welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Detroit on Monday for a four-game series to begin a seven-game homestand. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's games start at 7:05 p.m. while Thursday's matinee is at 1:05 p.m. The Tigers then host the Minnesota Twins for a three-game division matchup beginning on Friday, August 7. Friday and Saturday's games are at 7:05 p.m. while Sunday's series finale starts at 1:07 p.m.

The fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration, College Night, Friday and Saturday night firework shows, Sunday Kids Day, and three giveaways - a Detroit Tigers 2009 All-Star Player poster, a Los Tigres hat and a Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart, highlight the homestand.

Available for the Baltimore series, fans can purchase an August Double Play, two Upper Box tickets for $29 or two Outfield Box tickets for $49 - a savings of $15, or a Super Summer Special, a $15 mezzanine ticket for $10.

Tickets are available for all games at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at www.tigers.com, by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.

Monday, August 3 - Orioles @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

During an on-field, pregame ceremony, the Detroit Tigers will feature Jack's Place for Autism to raise awareness of autism and the associated resources needed for families living with autism. Additionally, through the Detroit Tigers Ticket Donation program, Jack's Place for Autism will receive 400 complimentary game tickets for use by families afflicted with autism.
Jack's Place for Autism, established in October of 2002, is the personal charity of former Tigers player and current Tigers radio broadcaster Jim Price and his wife, Lisa. Former Tigers great Willie Horton will visit with the group from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 4 - All-Star Poster - Orioles @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a poster featuring all four 2009 Detroit Tigers All-Stars, including Curtis Granderson, Brandon Inge, Edwin Jackson and Justin Verlander, courtesy of DTE Energy.
  • Melissa Allen of Adrian, Mich., winner of the "Vote Inge 100 Times" sweepstakes, will deliver the game ball.
The Tigers will host 1,000 children and family members from the Miracle League of Michigan to watch batting practice from the field and participate in an on-field, pregame ceremony prior to watching the game. The Miracle League of Michigan is a charitable organization that provides children with mental and/or physical challenges an opportunity to play baseball in an organized league. In 2008, the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an
affiliate of Ilitch Charities, donated $10,000 to the Miracle League of Michigan through the generosity of Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman and the Autographs for a Cause program.

Wednesday, August 5 - College Night - Orioles @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • Sergeant Danny Click of the United States Army and a native of Dearborn Heights, Mich. will deliver the game ball. Sgt. Click is home for two weeks of leave from Afghanistan where he serves his third tour of duty in his seventh year of service to the United States Armed Forces.
The Tigers will host 25 individuals from Lawrence Technological University, mainly comprised of Taiwanese teachers receiving instruction at the educational institution for the summer. The group will watch batting
practice from the field and have the opportunity to meet Tigers pitcher Fu-Te Ni, the first Taiwanese player in franchise history.

The Tigers will host Comerica Park's first-ever College Night, which includes a $15 game ticket and an exclusive Tigers College Night T-shirt. College Night will be held each Wednesday for the remainder of the season.

Thursday, August 6 - Orioles @ 1:05 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)


  • Colonel Craig Collier of the United States Army and a native of Flint, Mich. will deliver the game ball. Col. Collier is home after serving two tours of duty in Iraq in his 23rd year of service to the United States Armed Forces.

Friday, August 7 - Fireworks Show - Twins @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, are free with game ticket and will immediately follow the game.
  • One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Friday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at a participating Sam's Club.
  • Former Tigers great Willie Horton will sign copies of his book, "The People's Champion," from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Gate A.

The Detroit Tigers Foundation has partnered with Latino Family Services, a community social service agency of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Board and an affiliate of the National Council of La
Raza, for Friday and Saturday's 50-50 Charity raffle. The Foundation holds a 50-50 Charity raffle every Friday and Saturday game throughout the season. Tickets are sold from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the second inning throughout the concourse, at entry gates and at the 50-50 raffle table near Gate A. Tickets are three-for-$5 with the winning ticket announced after the sixth inning. To date, the 50-50 Charity raffle has raised more than $50,000 for charities, with the single largest 50-50 winner taking home $5,500.

The 2009 Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship, formerly known as the Hometown World Series, commences with a 10 a.m. opening ceremony at Maheras-Gentry Field in Detroit. Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson will throw out a ceremonial first pitch as part of the day's festivities. Part of Play Baseball Detroit, the three-day event is a youth baseball and softball tournament hosted in partnership by the Youth Development Commission, Think Detroit PAL and the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department. Nearly 500 baseball and softball players representing 42 teams are scheduled to participate.

Saturday, August 8 - ˇFiesta Tigres! - Twins @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Los Tigres Hat, courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon, are free with game ticket and immediately follow the game.
  • One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Saturday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at a participating Sam's Club.
The Tigers host the fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration, sponsored by Fox Sports Detroit, to recognize and honor the contributions Hispanic and Latino players have made to the Detroit Tigers franchise and Major League Baseball. Live mariachi, salsa, jazz and Latin music will be performed throughout Comerica Park, complimenting the décor of flags from Spanish-speaking countries adorning the park along with photos of past and present
Hispanic and Latino Tigers players.


Sunday, August 9 - Sunday Kids Day - Twins @ 1:07 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)


  • All Kids 14-and-younger attending the game will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park, sponsored by Pepsi. In addition to every child receiving a Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart, children can enjoy free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel courtesy of Red Robin, free face painting at Gates A and B, and Pack Attack near Gate B at 11:45 a.m. Tigers Kids Club Members have the exclusive chance to take the field prior to the start of the game, deliver the lineup card to homeplate or announce the first Tigers batter over the public address as one of the Big Boy Kids Take the Field. Additionally, there is a chance for all kids to win one of four kids' bicycles, compliments of Meijer. After the game all children are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Pepsi and Upper Deck Trading Cards.

The Tigers will host the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery during an on-field, pregame ceremony to encourage fans to participate in the Big House Big Heart Race on October 4 at the University of Michigan's Big House football stadium. The Tigers have partnered with the Big House Big Heart Race to raise funds and awareness of ALS while honoring the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and his retirement from baseball. For more information visit www.bighousebigheart.com. The Tigers donated 220 complimentary tickets to the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery for Sunday's game.

TIGERS VALUE OFFERS AT COMERICA PARK


  • $10 Tigers Giant Bobble Heads available in any team store.
  • August Double Play - Two Upper Box tickets for $29 or two Outfield Box tickets for $49 are available for all Monday-Thursday Tigers home games.
  • Super Summer Special - All Mezzanine tickets, regularly $15, are available for $10 all Monday-Thursday Tigers August home games.
  • Party Suites Plus - Suites are on sale now for
    select Tigers home games in August and include a $300 food credit with tickets starting as low as $85 per person. For tickets call
    313-471-BALL.
  • $5 Single-game tickets available for every Tigers home game.
  • $5 Kids Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips, juice box and a PAWS finger puppet.
  • $5 Adult Value Meals every game - includes a hot dog, chips and a soda.
  • $5 Parking available in Lots M, R, P and Q between Cass and Grand River along Columbia.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:39 am



08/05/2009 11:04 AM ET
Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship begins Friday
14th Annual Youth Baseball and Softball Tournament

The 2009 Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship commences with a 10 a.m. opening ceremony at Maheras-Gentry Field in Detroit on Friday, August 7. Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson will throw the ceremonial first pitch to begin the three-day youth baseball and softball tournament.

As part of Friday's opening day festivities, the Cass Tech High School Marching Band will lead the parade of teams onto the field prior to the 11 a.m. tournament. On Saturday, Tigers mascot PAWS makes an appearance during "Community Fun Day," a free, public event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring face painters, inflatable moonwalks and arts and crafts. Championship games are scheduled to begin on Sunday.

An initiative of Play Baseball Detroit, the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship marks the 14th year of the tournament, formerly known as the Hometown World Series. Featuring nearly 500 baseball and softball players, ages 8-19, representing 35 teams, the double elimination tournament is hosted in partnership by the Youth Development Commission, Think Detroit PAL and the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department.

The tournament is funded through a grant from the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, as part of Play Baseball Detroit in an effort to grow youth baseball and softball among urban youth.


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PostSubject: Re: OFFICIAL DETROIT TIGERS PRESS RELEASES   Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:43 am



08/06/2009 12:19 PM ET
Tigers host fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration

DETROIT - The Tigers host the fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration, sponsored by Fox Sports Detroit, on Saturday, August 8 to recognize and honor the contributions Hispanic and Latino players have made to the Detroit Tigers franchise and Major League Baseball. Live mariachi, salsa, jazz and Latin music will be performed throughout Comerica Park. The live music will compliment the décor of flags from Spanish-speaking countries adorning the park along with photos of past and present Hispanic and Latino Tigers players.

Live music begins at 5:00 p.m. with a variety of performers, including:


  • Orquestra La Inspiracion, a salsa and jazz band, performing at Columbia Plaza at 5:00 p.m.
  • Mariachi Cora, performing in the Brushfire grill from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Benny Cruz y La Buena Vida, a five piece Latin group, performing near the Big Cat Court at 5:30.
  • Los Gallos de Oro, strolling the concourse from 5:30-6:10 p.m. and performing at Gate B from 6:10-6:50 p.m.
  • Orquestra Sensacional, a seven piece band with a blend of salsa and bachata, performing outside Gate C at 5:30 p.m.
  • Xochiquetzal Folkloric Ballet, performing folkloric dances from Jalisco, Mexico at Gate B from 5:30-6:10 p.m.

Current Tigers players with Hispanic or Latino heritage, including Miguel Cabrera, Armando Galarraga, Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordońez, Placido Polanco, Fernando Rodney and Ramon Santiago, will be honored during an on-field, pregame ceremony beginning at 6:40 p.m. The Xochiquetzal Folkloric Ballet will perform on-field during the ceremony.

The first 10,000 fans will receive a Los Tigres Hat, courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit. Additionally, the DTE Energy Squad will be distributing ˇFiesta Tigres! 'cheer cards' on the concourse and 5,000 copies of a special ˇFiesta Tigres! edition of MiGente will be given to fans upon exiting. Tickets are available at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at www.tigers.com, by phone at (866) 66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.


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08/07/2009 11:02 AM ET
Tigers host Twins for key central division showdown weekend includes ˇFiesta Tigres!, firework shows, giveaways

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins for a three-game division matchup beginning on Friday, August 7. Friday and Saturday's games are at 7:05 p.m. while Sunday's series finale starts at 1:07 p.m.

The fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration, Friday and Saturday night firework shows, Sunday Kids Day, and two giveaways – a Los Tigres hat and a Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart, highlight the homestand.

Tickets are available for all games at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at www.tigers.com, by phone at 866-66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.

Friday, August 7 – Fireworks Show – Twins @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, are free with game ticket and will immediately follow the game.
  • One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Friday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at a participating Sam's Club.
  • Former Tigers great Willie Horton will sign copies of his book, "The People's Champion," from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Gate A.
The Detroit Tigers Foundation has partnered with Latino Family Services, a community social service agency of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Board and an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza, for Friday and Saturday's 50-50 Charity raffle. The Foundation holds a 50-50 Charity raffle every Friday and Saturday game throughout the season. Tickets are sold from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the second inning throughout the concourse, at entry gates and at the 50-50 raffle table near Gate A. Tickets are three-for-$5 with the winning ticket announced after the sixth inning. To date, the 50-50 Charity raffle has raised more than $50,000 for charities, with the single largest 50-50 winner taking home $5,500.

The 2009 Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship, formerly known as the Hometown World Series, commences with a 10 a.m. opening ceremony at Maheras-Gentry Field in Detroit. Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson will throw out a ceremonial first pitch as part of the day's festivities. Part of Play Baseball Detroit, the three-day event is a youth baseball and softball tournament hosted in partnership by the Youth Development Commission, Think Detroit PAL and the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department. Nearly 500 baseball and softball players representing 42 teams are scheduled to participate.


Saturday, August 8 – ˇFiesta Tigres! – Twins @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Los Tigres Hat, courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon, are free with game ticket and immediately follow the game.
  • One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Saturday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at a participating Sam's Club.
  • Honorable Kenny Garcia, Deputy Consul of Venezuela, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.
The Tigers host the fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration, sponsored by Fox Sports Detroit, to recognize and honor the contributions Hispanic and Latino players have made to the Detroit Tigers franchise and Major League Baseball. Live mariachi, salsa, jazz and Latin music will be performed throughout Comerica Park, complimenting the décor of flags from Spanish-speaking countries adorning the park along with photos of past and present Hispanic and Latino Tigers players.

Sunday, August 9 – Sunday Kids Day – Twins @ 1:07 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)


  • All Kids 14-and-younger attending the game will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart courtesy of Verizon Wireless.
All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park, sponsored by Pepsi. In addition to every child receiving a Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart, children can enjoy free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel courtesy of Red Robin, free face painting at Gates A and B, and Pack Attack near Gate B at 11:45 a.m. Tigers Kids Club Members have the exclusive chance to take the field prior to the start of the game, deliver the lineup card to homeplate or announce the first Tigers batter over the public address as one of the Big Boy Kids Take the Field. Additionally, there is a chance for all kids to win one of four kids' bicycles, compliments of Meijer. After the game all children are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Pepsi and Upper Deck Trading Cards.

The Tigers will host the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery during an on-field, pregame ceremony to encourage fans to participate in the Big House Big Heart Race on October 4 at the University of Michigan's Big House football stadium. The Tigers have partnered with the Big House Big Heart Race to raise funds and awareness of ALS while honoring the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and his retirement from baseball. For more information visit www.bighousebigheart.com. The Tigers donated 220 complimentary tickets to the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery for Sunday's game.

TIGERS VALUE OFFERS AT COMERICA PARK



  • $10 Tigers Giant Bobble Heads available in any team store.
  • August Double Play – Two Upper Box tickets for $29 or two Outfield Box tickets for $49 are available for all Monday-Thursday Tigers home games.
  • Super Summer Special – All Mezzanine tickets, regularly $15, are available for $10 all Monday-Thursday Tigers August home games.
  • Party Suites Plus – Suites are on sale now for select Tigers home games in August and include a $300 food credit with tickets starting as low as $85 per person. For tickets call 313-471-BALL.
  • $5 Single-game tickets available for every Tigers home game.
  • $5 Kids Value Meals every game – includes a hot dog, chips, juice box and a PAWS finger puppet.
  • $5 Adult Value Meals every game – includes a hot dog, chips and a soda.
  • $5 Parking available in Lots M, R, P and Q between Cass and Grand River along Columbia.


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08/07/2009 2:33 PM ET
Comcast FOX Sports Detroit and Detroit Tigers partner to deliver game telecasts on demand
Innovative feature connects fans across Michigan to the Tigers like never before

SOUTHFIELD, MI - (August 7, 2009) - Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and the Detroit Tigers today announced that they have partnered to launch FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand, an innovative feature giving Tigers fans throughout Michigan unprecedented access to complete Tigers game action and related programming anytime they want. FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand is available at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers in Michigan starting today.

FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand provides fans with around-the-clock access on their own televisions to the most recent game telecast, re-aired in its entirety. The game broadcasts will be available On Demand beginning two hours after the end of each contest for a limited period of time.

"With the launch of FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand, we're bringing our customers across Michigan access to the Tigers like they've never experienced before," said Tom Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Michigan Region. "Whether it's being the first provider to offer Tigers games in high definition or using our two-way advanced fiber-optic network to create this new On Demand content, Comcast is committed to keeping our customers at the forefront of innovative television technology and delivering them the best in local sports programming on their schedule."

Additional content currently available at FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand includes: a selection of baseball memories featuring broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell; the network's acclaimed "Tigers Weekly" special on the late Mark Fidrych titled 'Remembering the Bird,' in memory of the former Tigers pitching phenom; and an installment of "FSN Basement: All-Star Edition" from 2005 featuring lengthy conversations with Tigers legends Al Kaline and George Kell. Also to be included are episodes of "Your Tiger Ticket," a Comcast-exclusive 30-minute program focused on behind-the-scenes stories about the Tigers organization. Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and the Tigers will collaborate to add additional On Demand content throughout the remainder of the 2009 season and beyond.

"We are excited for our fans to launch Tigers On Demand providing more access to Tigers games, weekly shows and programming thanks to our partners, Comcast and Fox Sports Detroit," said Tigers' Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Steve Harms. "We are committed to adding value for our fans and this new feature offers Tigers Baseball 24/7."

"FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand is a great option for busy fans," said Greg Hammaren, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FOX Sports Detroit. "Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and the Tigers have combined to deliver the absolute best content possible in an innovative way to serve fans and the team. FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand is a prime example of why cable television is such a tremendous value."

With FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand, fans can watch what they want, when they want it with the click of the remote control, pausing, fast-forwarding or rewinding to catch all their favorite moments or to deepen their knowledge about the team. The new programming can be easily accessed by selecting the "Get Local" category from the On Demand menu and then "FS Tigers."

Like the overwhelming majority of Comcast's more than 10,000 On Demand programs available each month, FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand comes at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers. Since On Demand launched in 2003, Comcast customers have watched more than 12 billion programs.


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08/07/2009 11:02 AM ET
Tigers host Twins for key central division showdown weekend includes ˇFiesta Tigres!, firework shows, giveaways

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers host the Minnesota Twins for a three-game division matchup beginning on Friday, August 7. Friday and Saturday's games are at 7:05 p.m. while Sunday's series finale starts at 1:07 p.m.

The fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration, Friday and Saturday night firework shows, Sunday Kids Day, and two giveaways – a Los Tigres hat and a Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart, highlight the homestand.

Tickets are available for all games at the Comerica Park Box Office, online at www.tigers.com, by phone at 866-66-TIGER (84437), at Detroit-area Meijer stores and at Hockeytown Authentics, located at 1845 E. Big Beaver Road in Troy.

Friday, August 7 – Fireworks Show – Twins @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Pepsi, are free with game ticket and will immediately follow the game.
  • One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Friday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at a participating Sam's Club.
  • Former Tigers great Willie Horton will sign copies of his book, "The People's Champion," from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Gate A.

The Detroit Tigers Foundation has partnered with Latino Family Services, a community social service agency of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Board and an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza, for Friday and Saturday's 50-50 Charity raffle. The Foundation holds a 50-50 Charity raffle every Friday and Saturday game throughout the season. Tickets are sold from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the second inning throughout the concourse, at entry gates and at the 50-50 raffle table near Gate A. Tickets are three-for-$5 with the winning ticket announced after the sixth inning. To date, the 50-50 Charity raffle has raised more than $50,000 for charities, with the single largest 50-50 winner taking home $5,500.

The 2009 Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship, formerly known as the Hometown World Series, commences with a 10 a.m. opening ceremony at Maheras-Gentry Field in Detroit. Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson will throw out a ceremonial first pitch as part of the day's festivities. Part of Play Baseball Detroit, the three-day event is a youth baseball and softball tournament hosted in partnership by the Youth Development Commission, Think Detroit PAL and the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department. Nearly 500 baseball and softball players representing 42 teams are scheduled to participate.

Saturday, August 8 – ˇFiesta Tigres! – Twins @ 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)


  • The first 10,000 fans will receive a Los Tigres Hat, courtesy of Fox Sports Detroit.
  • Saturday Night Fireworks, presented by Verizon, are free with game ticket and immediately follow the game.
  • One lucky fan will receive an opportunity to win $1,000 in the Pepsi Close for Cash contest between the conclusion of the game and the Saturday Night Fireworks by throwing three strikes from various distances. Fans can enter for a chance to be selected at a participating Sam's Club.
  • Honorable Kenny Garcia, Deputy Consul of Venezuela, will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

The Tigers host the fourth annual ˇFiesta Tigres! celebration, sponsored by Fox Sports Detroit, to recognize and honor the contributions Hispanic and Latino players have made to the Detroit Tigers franchise and Major League Baseball. Live mariachi, salsa, jazz and Latin music will be performed throughout Comerica Park, complimenting the décor of flags from Spanish-speaking countries adorning the park along with photos of past and present Hispanic and Latino Tigers players.

Sunday, August 9 – Sunday Kids Day – Twins @ 1:07 p.m. (Gates open at 11:30 a.m.)


  • All Kids 14-and-younger attending the game will receive an "Every Kid, Every Sunday" Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park, sponsored by Pepsi. In addition to every child receiving a Miguel Cabrera Growth Chart, children can enjoy free rides on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel courtesy of Red Robin, free face painting at Gates A and B, and Pack Attack near Gate B at 11:45 a.m. Tigers Kids Club Members have the exclusive chance to take the field prior to the start of the game, deliver the lineup card to homeplate or announce the first Tigers batter over the public address as one of the Big Boy Kids Take the Field. Additionally, there is a chance for all kids to win one of four kids' bicycles, compliments of Meijer. After the game all children are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases, courtesy of Pepsi and Upper Deck Trading Cards.

The Tigers will host the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery during an on-field, pregame ceremony to encourage fans to participate in the Big House Big Heart Race on October 4 at the University of Michigan's Big House football stadium. The Tigers have partnered with the Big House Big Heart Race to raise funds and awareness of ALS while honoring the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" speech and his retirement from baseball. For more information visit www.bighousebigheart.com. The Tigers donated 220 complimentary tickets to the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery for Sunday's game.

TIGERS VALUE OFFERS AT COMERICA PARK


  • $10 Tigers Giant Bobble Heads available in any team store.
  • August Double Play – Two Upper Box tickets for $29 or two Outfield Box tickets for $49 are available for all Monday-Thursday Tigers home games.
  • Super Summer Special – All Mezzanine tickets, regularly $15, are available for $10 all Monday-Thursday Tigers August home games.
  • Party Suites Plus – Suites are on sale now for select Tigers home games in August and include a $300 food credit with tickets starting as low as $85 per person. For tickets call 313-471-BALL.
  • $5 Single-game tickets available for every Tigers home game.
  • $5 Kids Value Meals every game – includes a hot dog, chips, juice box and a PAWS finger puppet.
  • $5 Adult Value Meals every game – includes a hot dog, chips and a soda.
  • $5 Parking available in Lots M, R, P and Q between Cass and Grand River along Columbia.


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08/12/2009 3:20 PM ET
Possible Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship
12-and-under Winner Crowned tonight, 14th Annual Youth Baseball and Softball Tournament

DETROIT - Local fans witnessed some of the finest youth baseball Detroit has to offer at the 2009 Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship. The tournament began at Maheras-Gentry Field in Detroit this past Friday, August 7, and has the potential to conclude tonight with the 12-and-under division's championship game at 6 p.m.

At 4 p.m. tonight, the D'Town Tigers will play the Southfield Cardinals with the winner advancing to the 26th game of the tournament, held at 6 p.m., versus the 80's Baseball Club, who are undefeated in tournament play. Should the 80's Baseball Club win tonight, they will claim the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship. If they lose, the championship game will be held tomorrow, August 13 at 6 p.m.

An initiative of Play Baseball Detroit, the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship marks the 14th year of the tournament, formerly known as the Hometown World Series. Featuring nearly 500 baseball and softball players, ages 8-19, representing 35 teams, the double elimination tournament is hosted in partnership by the Youth Development Commission, Think Detroit PAL and the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department.

The tournament is funded through a grant from the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, as part of Play Baseball Detroit in an effort to grow youth baseball and softball among urban youth.


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08/12/2009 2:51 PM ET
Wednesdays are College Night at Comerica Park
Enjoy a night at the ballpark for just $15

DETROIT - Join the Detroit Tigers every Wednesday night for College Night. Bring your school spirit to cheer on the Tigers and represent your college at Comerica Park.

Enjoy a night at the ballpark with your friends, roommates, fraternity or sorority, school organization, and other college -- and baseball -- fans!

For just $15, college students receive a ticket for the Pavilion section and an "Always a Tiger" College Night T-shirt (All fans who purchase the College Night package will receive a T-shirt voucher which must be redeemed on the night of the game). Students will also receive special offers from Famous Dave's, Bookies Bar & Grille and Verizon Wireless when they redeem their T-shirt.

Upcoming College Night games include:


  • August 19 @ 7:05 p.m. vs. Seattle Mariners
  • September 2 @ 7:05 p.m. vs. Cleveland Indians
  • September 16 @ 7:05 p.m. vs. Kansas City Royals
  • September 30 @ 7:05 p.m. vs. Minnesota Twins

Students can purchase packages by calling 866.66.TIGER, online at tigers.com/college, or at the box office window (must present valid college ID at time of purchase).

College groups of 15 or more, call 313.471.BALL (2255) to order tickets with no online fees and receive recognition on the scoreboard during the sixth inning.

Also enter the College Night Sweepstakes (tigers.com/college) for a chance to win four tickets to College Night on September 30, four College Night T-shirts and an autographed baseball from a current Tigers player, and the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field.


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11/30/2009 3:02 PM ET
Tigers Host One-Day Holiday Sale Saturday
As the holiday season approaches, the Detroit Tigers are giving their fans the opportunity to find that extra-special gift during the one-day-only Tigers Holiday Sale.

11/20/2009 1:40 PM ET
Tigers Purchase Contracts of Four Players
The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has purchased the contracts of second baseman Scott Sizemore and shortstop Audy Ciriaco from Triple A Toledo and first baseman/outfielder Ryan Strieby and outfielder Brennan Boesch from Double A Erie.


11/20/2009 |
Paws Spreads Holiday Cheer Across Detroit

Detroit's favorite five-tool mascot, PAWS, roars into action this holiday season, making five appearances in a 10-day span, to help spread cheer throughout metro Detroit.

11/20/2009 |
Tigers Purchase Contracts of Four Players

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has purchased the contracts of second baseman Scott Sizemore and shortstop Audy Ciriaco from Triple A Toledo and first baseman/outfielder Ryan Strieby and outfielder Brennan Boesch from Double A Erie.

11/19/2009 |
Give the gift of Detroit Tigers Baseball

Hit a home run this holiday season with the purchase of a Detroit Tigers gift certificate, the perfect way to give a major league gift to any Tigers fan.

11/19/2009 |
Minor League player Bourquin suspended

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Detroit Tigers Minor League third baseman Ronald Bourquin has received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for an amphetamine.

11/18/2009 |
Tigers lower select ticket prices for 2010

In an effort to continue providing Detroit's No. 1 sports value, the Detroit Tigers have lowered select ticket prices for both season ticket and individual games, and maintained all other pricing for the upcoming 2010 season.

11/12/2009 |
Verlander named Tiger of the Year

Righthanded pitcher Justin Verlander has been unanimously selected as the Tiger of the Year for 2009 in voting by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

11/10/2009 |
Spring Training schedule announced

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club's exhibition game schedule for 2010 Spring Training in Lakeland, FL.

11/9/2009 |
Tigers add Tom Brookens to coaching staff

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has named Tom Brookens the team's first base, outfield and baserunning coach.

11/6/2009 |
Tigers outright Hollimon to Triple A

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has outrighted the contract of infielder Michael Hollimon to Triple A Toledo. Catcher Matt Treanor and outfielder Marcus Thames are both being removed from the roster and will be become free agents upon notification to the club.

11/5/2009 |
Porcello named Tigers Rookie of the Year

Detroit Tigers righthanded pitcher Rick Porcello was named the Tigers Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters' Association today.

11/4/2009 |
Inge underwent surgery in Detroit

The Detroit Tigers announced third baseman Brandon Inge underwent surgery on Tuesday to address the chronic patellar tendinitis in both of his knees that plagued him throughout the 2009 season, a procedure performed by Dr. Stephen Lemos at the Detroit Medical Center.

11/4/2009 |
Edwin Jackson to visit military base for clinic

It will be a special homecoming for Detroit Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson when he returns to Fort Benning Military Base in Columbus, Georgia this Saturday, November 7 to conduct a youth baseball clinic at the Child, Youth and School Services Sports Complex. The complex is part of the United States Army post at Fort Benning, and is where Jackson played baseball and football while living there as a youth. Jackson will be joined by his parents Edwin Sr., a retired Army Sergeant First Class and Regenia Jackson, and Tigers' great Willie Horton, who will be representing the Tigers organization.


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12/01/2009 2:19 PM ET
Tigers offer salary arbitration to Lyon, Rodney
Club does not offer salary arbitration to Everett, Huff, Polanco, Washburn

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has offered salary arbitration to free agent righthanded pitchers Brandon Lyon and Fernando Rodney.

The Tigers declined to offer salary arbitration to the club's other four free agents: lefthanded pitcher Jarrod Washburn, infielder/outfielder Aubrey Huff, second baseman Placido Polanco and shortstop Adam Everett.

Lyon and Rodney have until December 7 to inform the Tigers if they will accept or decline the club's offer of salary arbitration.


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12/07/2009 2:22 PM ET
Tigers agree to terms with Brad Thomas
Clay Rapada Traded to the Texas Rangers; Zach Simons Outrighted

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a major league contract for the 2010 season with lefthanded pitcher Brad Thomas. Additionally, the club today has traded lefthanded pitcher Clay Rapada to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations and the team has outrighted the contract of righthanded pitcher Zach Simons to Triple A Toledo.

Thomas spent the past two seasons with Hanwha in the Korean Baseball Organization. He compiled a 5-11 record, 2.86 ERA (113.1IP/36ER), 44 saves and 119 strikeouts in 104 appearances during the two seasons.

"Thomas has performed well over the past two seasons in Korea and we are pleased to add a quality arm like him to our club," Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski said. "He was a highly regarded prospect earlier in his career with the Twins organization and we feel he will contribute out of the bullpen at the major league level."

He saw action at the major league level with the Minnesota Twins over three different seasons (2001, 2003-04). Thomas spent both the 2005 and 2006 seasons pitching in Japan, compiling a 5-6 record, 4.21 ERA (94.0IP/44ER) and 94 strikeouts in 78 outings with the Nippon Ham Fighters.

A native of Sydney, Australia, Thomas pitched for his country at the 2000 Olympic Games and during the World Baseball Classic in 2009.

Rapada spent the majority of the past season with Triple A Toledo, compiling a 4-2 record and 2.76 ERA (45.2IP/14ER) in 42 appearances. He saw action in three games with Detroit during the 2009 season, allowing two runs in 3.1 innings of relief.

Simons split the 2009 season between Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo. In 31 games with Erie, he finished 1-2 with a 2.82 ERA (51.0IP/16ER). Simons posted a 3-0 record and 2.45 ERA (18.1IP/5ER) in 11 outings with Toledo.


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12/07/2009 5:59 PM ET
Tigers agree to terms with Adam Everett
Shortstop Agrees to One-Year Deal with Club

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with shortstop Adam Everett.

Everett saw action in 118 games for the Tigers during the 2009 season, hitting .238 (82x345) with 21 doubles, three home runs and 44 RBI.

"Adam is one of the top defensive shortstops in the game and we are excited to have him back with the club for the 2010 season," Tigers President, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager David Dombrowski said.

A veteran of nine seasons at the major league level, Everett has compiled a .976 fielding percentage at shortstop during his career. A first-round selection by the Boston Red Sox in 1998, he has hit .245 (640x2617) in 815 games at the major league level.


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12/08/2009 12:27 PM ET
TigerFest tickets on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
16th Annual Winter Fan Fest scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23

DETROIT – Detroit Tigers players and coaches return to Comerica Park on Saturday, Jan. 23 to take part in the 16th annual TigerFest, presented by StubHub!. Fans can purchase tickets for Detroit's annual winter baseball event this Friday beginning at 10 a.m. on tigers.com/tigerfest or by calling 866-66-TIGER.

TigerFest, which allows fans to get up-close and personal with their favorite Tigers players and coaches through autograph sessions, photo booths and seminars, takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost of admission, which includes all TigerFest attractions, is $14 for adults, $7 for children (14-and-younger) and free for children three-and-younger.

In addition to the unique access to players and coaches, fans have the opportunity to tour many exclusive areas of the ballpark, including the Tigers clubhouse, visitor's dugout, Champions Club, Ernie Harwell Media Center and Tigers executive's offices.

Additionally, fans have the opportunity to take batting practice in major league batting cages, attend a special two-hour press conference-style "Fan Conference," view historic baseball artifacts at the Tigers archive display and watch live ice sculpting demonstrations.

Younger Tigers fans can enjoy a "kids-only" autograph booth, face painting, a video game bullpen and even take some major league swings in the Tee Ball batting cage. A miniature Comerica Park will feature book readings by Tigers players, a magic show, interactive games, and photo opportunities with Detroit's favorite mascot, PAWS.

Additional information, including players scheduled to appear, will be announced in early January. For further details and the latest updates, visit tigers.com/tigerfest.

Most access areas within the event will be heated and covered; however, the Tigers encourage all fans to dress according to the weather as some passageways may not be protected from seasonal elements.


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12/10/2009 10:57 AM ET
Tigers hire Bryson Barber as area scout

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the organization has hired Bryson Barber as an area scout for Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Panhandle of Florida.

Barber played four seasons at the University of Florida (2005-08), seeing action at first base and as a designated hitter. He hit .333 (31x93) with seven doubles, six home runs and 18 RBI in 40 games as a senior for the Gators in 2008.

He earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll as a senior in 2008.

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12/14/2009 3:15 PM ET
Detroit Tigers and Delaware North Company host Families for Holiday Dinner and shopping spree
Nate Robertson, Jeff Jones, Paws & Tigers front office help spread holiday cheer

Detroit - In celebration of the holiday spirit, the Detroit Tigers and Delaware North Companies SportService will host nearly 30 families in need on Tuesday, Dec. 15 for a special dinner at Comerica Park's Tiger Club and a shopping spree at Fairlane Town Center.

Tigers lefthanded pitcher Nate Robertson and his wife, Kristin, and bullpen coach Jeff Jones and his wife, Paula, will join the families for a traditional holiday dinner. Following dinner, everyone will board chartered busses and head to Fairlane Town Center where they will meet Detroit's favorite mascot, PAWS, and embark on a shopping extravaganza.

The holiday feast begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Tiger Club at Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. The shopping spree will begin at 7 p.m. at the Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126 at the food court entrance near Sears.

The Tigers adopted nearly 30 families as selected through the Volunteers of America, Michigan Adopt-A-Family program. The program matches underprivileged families with sponsors and supporters for families in need from metro Detroit.

The special evening was made possible through the generosity of Detroit Tigers front office personnel, Fox Sports Detroit broadcaster Rod Allen, Fairlane Town Center and an anonymous donor, who matched all contributions.

Media members are invited to cover both the dinner and/or shopping spree.


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12/15/2009 11:37 AM ET
Tigers announce Minor League assignments for 2010

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the minor league field staff assignments for the 2010 season.

Mike Rojas returns as the organization's minor league field coordinator for the 2010 season, while Kevin Bradshaw (infield coordinator), Toby Harrah (hitting coordinator), Jon Matlack (pitching coordinator), Brian Peterson (performance enhancement instructor), Gene Roof (outfield and baserunning coordinator) and Chris Walter (strength and conditioning coordinator) will all return in their respective positions. Andrew Graham has joined the organization as the catching coordinator, in addition to serving as a coach for the Gulf Coast League Tigers.

Dustin Campbell returns as the minor league medical coordinator in 2010, while Steve Chase will serve as the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator. Sharon Lockwood returns as coordinator of international player programs and Bob Frutchey will serve as the minor league clubhouse manager in Lakeland.

The following are the field staff assignments at each of the organization's eight minor league affiliates:

Toledo Erie Lakeland West Michigan
Manager Larry Parrish Phil Nevin Andy Barkett Joe DePastino
Pitching Coach A.J. Sager Ray Burris Joe Coleman Mark Johnson
Coach Leon Durham Glenn Adams Larry Herndon Luis Quinones
Trainer Matt Rankin Chris McDonald Tyler DePew Corey Tremble

Oneonta GCL Tigers DSL Tigers VSL Tigers
Manager Howie Bushong Basilio Cabrera Frey Peniche Josman Robles
Pitching Coach Jorge Cordova Greg Sabat Jose Parra Carlos Bohorquez
Coach TBA Andrew Graham Rafael Martinez TBA
Trainer T.J. Saunders T.J. Obergefell Luis Reyes Luis Rodriguez
Rafael Suero (strength coach)


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12/16/2009 1:01 PM ET
Tigers agree to terms on two-year deal with Ramon Santiago

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with infielder Ramon Santiago, thus avoiding arbitration.

Santiago batted .267 (70x262) with six doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 93 games for the Tigers during the 2009 season. He established career highs with seven home runs and 35 RBI.

In 183 games with the Tigers since the start of the 2007 season, Santiago is hitting .274 (124x453) with 17 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 60 RBI.

With Santiago agreeing to terms, the Tigers now have 13 players on the club's 40-man roster under contract for the 2010 season.


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12/18/2009 1:57 PM ET
Freddy Dolsi claimed off waivers from Tigers by White Sox

The Detroit Tigers today announced righthanded pitcher Freddy Dolsi has been claimed off waivers from the club by the Chicago White Sox.

Dolsi finished 4-3 with a 3.83 ERA (51.2IP/22ER) and 10 saves in 39 appearances with Triple A Toledo in 2009. In six outings with Detroit this past season, he went 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA (10.2IP/2ER).

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12/21/2009 3:26 PM ET
Tigers trade Dusty Ryan to the San Diego Padres

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has traded catcher Dusty Ryan to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Ryan saw action with the Tigers and Triple A Toledo during the 2009 season. He batted .154 (4x26) with four RBI in 12 games with the Tigers and batted .257 (52x202) with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 63 games with the Mud Hens.


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01/08/2010 1:21 PM ET
New attractions added for 16th annual TigerFest
Fans Still Have the Opportunity to Win Tickets to the Sold Out Event

Despite the persistent chill in the air, baseball fever will abound on Saturday, January 23 at Comerica Park for the 16th annual TigerFest, presented by StubHub!. More than 30 Tigers players and coaches are scheduled to participate in this year's event, which will be held from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

All of the TigerFest favorites will be part of the fan festival again in 2010, including autograph booths, photo areas, behind-the-scenes tours, fan conferences and historical exhibits. This year's event will also feature a giant Detroit Tigers ice sculpture, which is slated to be over six feet tall and 13 feet wide. Master bat carver David Chandler from RxSport will be on hand conducting live bat carving demonstrations all day.

The event will not only give Tigers fans a chance to see their favorite Tigers before Spring Training, but will also give the Tigers a chance to say thanks to the fans and provide an outlook on 2010. "Detroit is a great baseball town," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "Our fans are absolutely tremendous and we appreciate that they show up to support the team all year long."

Although tickets for the event are sold out, there is still a chance for Tigers fans to join in the fun and welcome Tigers players back to Comerica Park. Fans can enter to win two V.I.P. early-entry tickets to TigerFest and an autographed baseball by visiting www.tigers.com/tigerfest. Contest ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 15.

Deposits for 2010 Detroit Tigers Season Tickets are now being accepted. A $250 per seat deposit is required for Full Season Plans and a $100 per seat deposit for Partial Season Plans. Your deposit will add you to a wait list for 2010 Season Tickets. For details visit www.tigers.com or fans can call (313) 471-BALL (2255).


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01/12/2010 2:34 PM ET
Verlander named 'King Tiger' 2009 by Mayo Smith Society members

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers righthanded pitcher Justin Verlander has won the 2009 King Tiger Award, given each year by the Mayo Smith Society.

Verlander posted a 19-9 record and 3.45 ERA (240.0IP/92ER) during the 2009 season. He led the American League with 35 games started, 240.0 innings pitched, 269 strikeouts and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Additionally, he tied for the league lead with 19 wins, finished third with 4.27 strikeouts per walk, fifth with 10.80 baserunners per nine innings, tied for fifth with three complete games, sixth with a 3.45 ERA and 8.21 hits per nine innings, tied for sixth with a .243 batting average against and eighth with a .679 winning percentage.

Verlander became the first Tigers pitcher to lead the American League in strikeouts since Jack Morris did so in 1983 with 232 strikeouts. His 269 strikeouts stand as the fifth-most in franchise history and mark the most by an American League pitcher since Boston's Pedro Martinez fanned 284 batters during the 2000 season. His 240.0 innings pitched marked the most by a Tigers pitcher since Morris worked 249.2 innings for the Tigers in 1990.

Verlander was also named to the American League all-star team for the second time, and finished third in American League Cy Young Award voting. He earlier won the Tiger of the Year award from the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Also getting King Tiger votes from Mayo Smith Society members were first baseman Miguel Cabrera, third baseman Brandon Inge, righthanded starting pitcher Rick Porcello, outfielder Ryan Raburn and second baseman Placido Polanco.

The Mayo Smith Society, founded in 1983 and named for the manager of the Tigers' 1968 World Series championship club, is a nationwide organization of Tigers fans. Since 2004, it has voted on King Tiger winners based on players' on- the-field and off-the-field endeavors; from 1964 to 1980, the presidents of individual Tigers' fan clubs had voted for their own King Tiger awardees. Mayo Smith Society representatives plan to make the King Tiger presentation to Verlander during the organization's annual trip to Lakeland, Florida, for Spring Training.

Past King Tiger winners as voted on by the Mayo Smith Society:

* 2008: Miguel Cabrera
* 2007: Magglio Ordonez
* 2006: Kenny Rogers
* 2005: Placido Polanco
* 2004: Carlos Guillen, Ivan Rodriguez (tie)

(See attached file: Verlander Named King Tiger by Mayo Smith Society.pdf)


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01/13/2010 5:33 PM ET
Tigers agree to terms with Joel Zumaya

The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a contract for the 2010 season with righthanded pitcher Joel Zumaya, thus avoiding arbitration.

Zumaya compiled a 3-3 record, 4.94 ERA (31.0IP/17ER), one save and 30 strikeouts in 29 appearances for the Tigers during the 2009 season.

In four seasons at the major league level with the Tigers, he is 11-11 with a 3.15 ERA (171.1IP/60ER), four saves and 176 strikeouts.

With Zumaya agreeing to terms, the Tigers now have 14 players on the club's 40-man roster under contract for the 2010 season.


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01/14/2010 4:53 PM ET
2010 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan ready to roll
Tigers players and coaches to visit fans across the state

DETROIT -- The 2010 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan, presented by Verizon Wireless and FOX Sports Detroit, is set for Thursday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan. 22. The exciting lineup of appearances throughout Michigan includes Dearborn, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Kentwood, Lansing, Marshall, Romulus, Royal Oak and Southfield, and even includes a stop in Windsor, Canada. Tigers players, coaches, broadcasters and executives will spend two days traveling by bus across the region, spreading baseball fever to Tigers fans of all ages.

"The 25 caravan destinations provide the unique opportunity for Tigers players, coaches, broadcasters and executives to visit our fans in their hometowns and communities," said Tigers vice president of public affairs and strategic planning Elaine Lewis. "We're excited to spend two days making personal connections while bringing the Tigers closer with our fans throughout Michigan and beyond."

METRO BUS

Thursday, January 21


1:10-1:30 p.m.
Salvation Army, Harbor Light Center, 3737 Lawton Street, Detroit

• Delivering 5,000 hot lunches as donated by Pepsi and Ball Park Brands to be served from the Salvation Army Bed & Bread Truck, providing food to the hungry and homeless in Detroit

1:40-2:15
Bed & Bread Truck at the Detroit Veterans Center, 2770 Park Avenue, Detroit

• Tigers players serving hot lunches from the Bed & Bread Truck to Veterans

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Ford Motor Company, Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, 3001 Miller Rd., Dearborn

• Tigers to meet and greet with Ford factory employees and tour the factory floor and assembly line

1:30-2:30 p.m.
The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn

• Tigers to tour The Henry Ford, visiting historical exhibits

• Fan rally with students of The Henry Ford Academy and guests of The Henry Ford

• OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

3:00-4:30 p.m.
Delta Air Lines, Detroit Metro Airport, McNamara Terminal, 2606 Worldgateway Place, Detroit

• Tigers to meet and greet with Delta employees

• Tigers players, coaches, broadcasters and executives will get a behind-the-scenes look at Delta's Control Tower, tour a 747 cockpit with a Delta Captain and assist with the gate and boarding process

5:15-6:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, 500 South Main St., Royal Oak • Tigers players will read "The ABC's of Detroit Tigers Baseball", a children's book, with Detroit's favorite mascot, PAWS, followed by a book signing

• FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

5:30-6:45 p.m.
Farmington Hills Fire Department Headquarters, 31455 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills

• Interactive CPR demonstration with Tigers players and members of the Farmington Hills FD and PD

• Fan rally with employees of City of Farmington Hills, including Farmington Hills FD and PD

5:45-6:30 p.m.
The 'field Zone, a new teen recreation center, 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield

• Community rally with members and families of the 'field Zone, featuring an interactive gaming contest between members of the 'field Zone and Tigers players

• Guests are encourage to donate new or gently used equipment at the rally to benefit Gloves for Kids

Friday, January 22

10:10-11:05 a.m.
DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien St., Detroit

• Interactive playroom visit with pediatric patients

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Detroit Police Department, Central District, 7310 Woodward Ave., Detroit

• Tigers to meet and greet with members of the DPD

10:15-11 a.m.
University of Windsor, Sports Business Forum, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor

• Tigers players, coaches, broadcasters and front office executives to participate in a forum with students about careers in professional baseball

10:20-11:00 a.m.
Cornerstone Schools, Nevada Campus, 6861 East Nevada St., Detroit

• Justin Verlander to receive the 2009 Communicator Award as presented by the Curtis Group

1:30-2:30 p.m.
DTE Energy Headquarters, One Energy Plaza, Detroit

• Tigers to headline employee rally including an interactive question and answer session

• Employees are encouraged to donated new or gently used equipment at the rally to benefit Gloves for Kids

3:00-4:30 p.m.
North American International Auto Show, Cobo Hall, Detroit Hall, One Washington Blvd., Detroit

• Fan rally including an interactive question and answer session

• The Tigers have donated 125 tickets for members of Mariners Inn and the Lloyd H. Diehl Boys and Girls Club to attend the Auto Show and fan rally

• OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WEST BUS

Thursday, January 21


2:30-3:45 p.m.
Michigan State Capitol Building, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing

• Tigers will tour the Michigan State Capitol Building with a "Dreams Come True" special guest and participate in an interactive question and answer session with special guests and fans at the State Capitol

4:00-4:35 p.m.
Associated Press, Kellogg Center, 55 South Harrison Rd., East Lansing

• Tigers players and coaches to participate in a media session with members of the Associated Press

5:00-6:15 p.m.
Michigan State Police Training Facility, 7426 South Canal Rd., Lansing

• Tigers will tour the Training Facility and participate in interactive police training exercises

• Tigers to meet and greet with members of the Michigan State Police

Friday, January 22


10:00-11:00 a.m.
Barnes & Noble, 3195 28th St. SE, Kentwood

• Tigers players will read "The ABC's of Detroit Tigers Baseball", a children's book, followed by a book signing with Tigers players

• FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, 100 Michigan St. NW, Grand Rapids

• Interactive visit with pediatric patients

• The Tigers have donated 150 copies of "The ABC's of Detroit Tigers Baseball" to patients

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Marshall Fire & Police Departments, 323 W. Michigan Ave., Marshall

• Tigers to meet and greet with members of the Marshall FD and PD


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01/14/2010 12:22 PM ET
Tigers Agree to Terms with 17 Minor League Free Agents

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on minor league contracts for the 2010 season with the following players: righthanded pitchers Enrique Gonzalez, Ruddy Lugo and Josh Rainwater, lefthanded pitchers Phil Dumatrait, Ryan Ketchner, Macay McBride, Sam Narron and Jason Waddell, catchers Andy Bouchie, Robinzon Diaz, Mike Rabelo and Max St. Pierre, infielders Kory Casto, Santo De Leon, Cesar Nicolas and Jason Stokes and outfielder Ryan Patterson.

Lugo, Rainwater, Ketchner, McBride, Waddell, St. Pierre and De Leon all return to the organization in 2010 after seeing action in the Tigers minor league system in 2009.

Gonzalez, Dumatrait, Waddell and Diaz all saw action at the major league level in 2009. Gonzalez appeared with the Boston Red Sox, while Waddell saw action with the Chicago Cubs and both Dumatrait and Diaz played with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Rabelo returns to the Tigers organization after spending the last two years with the Florida Marlins. He spent the entire 2007 season at the major league level with the Tigers, hitting .256 (43x168) in 51 games.


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