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2019 Tigers Winter Caravan ready to roll

Tigers Players, Manager, Coaches, Broadcasters and PAWS to visit fans throughout Michigan

DETROIT - The 2019 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan in partnership with Visit Central Florida and FOX Sports Detroit, is set for Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25, and features an exciting lineup of stops throughout the state of Michigan. Group President of Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings Inc. Chris Granger, Tigers Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila, Executive Vice President, Business Operations Duane McLean, Vice President, Assistant General Manager David Chadd, Special Assistant to the General Manager Alan Trammell, Manager Ron Gardenhire, 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.

Media are encouraged to attend stops along the caravan for photo and b-roll opportunities. Further information on arranged media availabilities with Tigers players, coaches and executives will be announced at a later date.

DETROIT - The 2019 Detroit Tigers Winter Caravan in partnership with Visit Central Florida and FOX Sports Detroit, is set for Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25, and features an exciting lineup of stops throughout the state of Michigan. Group President of Sports and Entertainment, Ilitch Holdings Inc. Chris Granger, Tigers Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila, Executive Vice President, Business Operations Duane McLean, Vice President, Assistant General Manager David Chadd, Special Assistant to the General Manager Alan Trammell, Manager Ron Gardenhire, 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.

Media are encouraged to attend stops along the caravan for photo and b-roll opportunities. Further information on arranged media availabilities with Tigers players, coaches and executives will be announced at a later date.

Season ticket packages for 2019 are on sale now. Plans that include an Opening Day ticket start as low as $15 per game. For complete 2019 season ticket information, visit tigers.com/seasons or call/text (313) 471-BALL (2255). Opening Day suite packages are currently available. For more information, please call (313) 471-2222. 2019 Group Tickets are also now on sale and accepting deposits, visit tigers.com/groups for more information.

Tickets for the 24th annual TigerFest on January 26 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 866-66-TIGER or by visiting tigers.com/tigerfest. Tickets are $30 and half off ($15) for kids 14-and-under. Over 40 current Tigers players and coaches scheduled to appear and all fans attending will receive a free TigerFest tote bag, courtesy of Visit Central Florida.

Wednesday, January 23

Toledo Mud Hens The Flock Winter Party 6:05-7:05 p.m.
Hensville Fleetwood Building, 28 N. Clair St., Toledo
• Q&A with Detroit Tigers players and coaches.
• Detroit Tigers players will play an interactive game with members of the audience.
• Media session 6:05 - 6:25 p.m.
• This is a private event that requires a ticket.

Metro Bus
Thursday, January 24

Detroit Athletic Club 12:30-1:30 p.m.
241 Madison St., Detroit
• Tigers personnel will be the guest speaker at the Beavers Luncheon. The Beavers are the oldest club-within-the-club.
• In celebration of the Beaver's 100th Anniversary, Tigers will present a framed jersey.

United States Customs and Border Protection 1:25-2:25 p.m.
2810 W. Fort St., Detroit
• Private event; no media.

Detroit VA Medical Center/ Fisher House 1:15 -1:45 p.m.
4646 John R St., Detroit
• Fisher House has provided a "Home Away from Home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA centers.
• Tigers personnel will present a $10,000 donation to assist with bringing Fisher House to Michigan in 2020.
• Additionally, in honor of the Detroit VA Medical Center's 80 years of serving veterans, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey.

Michigan Veterans Foundation 2:00-2:30 p.m.
4626 Grand River Ave., Detroit
• In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the Tigers are presenting the Michigan Veterans Foundation with a framed jersey and a check donation of $5,000. There will be a short Q&A and raffle prize giveaways.

Novi Police Department/Novi Civic Center 3:15-4:30 p.m.
45175 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi
• Tigers Caravan visits the city of Novi to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Tigers players will dine and meet with Novi Police prior to a community rally at the Civic Center.
• Tigers players will participate in a Q&A, present a framed jersey to the city of Novi, and interact with fans for raffle prize giveaways.


Friday, January 25

National Coney Island 10:00-10:40 a.m.
1812 N. Main St., Royal Oak
• Tigers players to act as celebrity servers at National Coney Island.

Selfridge Air National Guard 10:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
44875 N. Jefferson Ave. Detroit
• Tigers players and coaches will participate in an energetic rally in the joint dining hall and will welcome home members of the 107th Fighter Squadron as they return from Exercise Emerald Warrior.
• Players will participate in a private simulation exercise prior to the rally.

Michigan Humane Society 11:10-11:50 a.m.
7887 Chrysler Service Dr., Detroit
• The Michigan Humane Society will offer free adoptions throughout the day
• Tigers players will help guests select their new favorite pet.

Arab-American National Museum 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
• The Arab-American National Museum and Detroit Tigers will announce their 2019 ticket package partnership.
• Upon arrival, Tigers personnel will meet and greet with VIP guests from the Arab-American National Museum, including dignitaries and political leaders from the local community.
• Tigers personnel will present a Mikie Mahtook game worn jersey from Opening Day in 2018 to add to the exhibit collection.

Squad 4 Medic 7 12:20-12:40 p.m.
1697 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
• To celebrate the firehouse's 110th Anniversary, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey.
• PepsiCo will announce a donation of a year supply of assorted beverages for the firehouse.

DTE Energy 1:35-2:15 p.m.
1 Energy Plaza, Detroit
• Tigers personnel will dine with DTE Executives followed by an exciting rally with DTE employees; including a Q&A segment and raffle giveaways.

Children's Hospital of Michigan 2:30-3:30 p.m.
3901 Beaubien Blvd., Detroit
• Tigers players will visit children (outpatients) in the lobby of Children's Hospital of Michigan and give gifts to 300 inpatients as they visit select patient rooms.

FOX Sports Detroit 2:45-3:30 p.m.
26555 Evergreen Rd., Southfield
• Tigers players will have a meet and greet reception with Fox Sports Detroit sponsors and clients.

Ladder 20 Squad 2, Medic 6 Firehouse 3:50-4:30 p.m.
433 W. Alexandrine St., Detroit
• To celebrate the firehouse's 110th anniversary, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey and an autographed helmet.
• Players will play interactive games with firefighters.
• PepsiCo will announce a donation of a year supply of assorted beverages for the firehouse.
• BELFOR Property Restoration will make a special presentation as well.

Detroit PAL 4:50-6:10 p.m.
1680 Michigan Ave., Detroit
• Tigers personnel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Detroit PAL and recognize the centennial celebration of Jackie Robinson.
• Tigers players will present a framed jersey to the organization.
• Tigers personnel will have a private dinner prior to rally.

DFD Engine 32, Medic 23, Chief 6 5:05-5:30 p.m.
11740 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit
• To celebrate the firehouse's 110th anniversary, Tigers personnel will present a framed jersey.
• Players will play interactive games with firefighters.
• PepsiCo will announce a donation of a year supply of assorted beverages for the firehouse.

North American International Auto Show 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
• Tigers personnel will participate in a special parade along the auto show floor culminating at the Chevrolet display area where hosts will conduct a round table interview and fan Q&A.
• This event is ticketed and open to the public.

WEST BUS

Thursday, January 24

Lansing Police Department 2:30-3:15 p.m.
120 W E Michigan Ave. Lansing
• Tigers personnel will celebrate Lansing Police Department's 125th Anniversary. Players will interact with the police department with raffle prizes and present a framed jersey.

West Michigan Whitecaps Banquet 5:50-9:00 p.m.
1000 East Beltline Ave. NE., Grand Rapids
• Silent and live auctions benefits Whitecaps Community Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.
• Media session 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
• This is a private event that requires a ticket.

Friday, January 25

Meijer Headquarters 10:00-11:30 a.m.
2929 Walker Ave., Grand Rapids
• Tigers personnel visits Meijer Headquarters and will interact with employees for raffle prize giveaways.

Kentwood Police Department 12:00-12:45 p.m.
4742 Walma Ave. SE, Kentwood
• Tigers personnel will celebrate Kentwood Police Department's 50th Anniversary with a framed jersey.

General Motors Flint Assembly Plant 3:00-4:00 p.m.
3100 Van Slyke Rd., Flint
• Tigers personnel will tour the Flint assembly plant and take a group photo with plant employees.

Snowfest at Zehnders 4:50-5:45 p.m.
730 S. Main St., Frankenmuth
• Tigers personnel will make an appearance at the annual Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI.
• Tigers players will present two jerseys; Michigan Heroes Museum and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. Tigers players will also recognize on-line contest winners.
• This is a public event that requires a ticket.

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Tigers agree to 2019 contract with Nicholas Castellanos

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, thus avoiding arbitration.

Castellanos, 26, saw time in 157 games last season, hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 89 RBI. He finished the season ranked third in the American League with 185 hits and 56 multi-hit games, while he was fourth with 46 doubles and 10 outfield assists, eighth with 310 total bases and 74 extra-base hits and ninth with a .298 batting average. He also ranked second in the Majors with 19 games of three-or-more hits.

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, thus avoiding arbitration.

Castellanos, 26, saw time in 157 games last season, hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 89 RBI. He finished the season ranked third in the American League with 185 hits and 56 multi-hit games, while he was fourth with 46 doubles and 10 outfield assists, eighth with 310 total bases and 74 extra-base hits and ninth with a .298 batting average. He also ranked second in the Majors with 19 games of three-or-more hits.

In six big league seasons, Castellanos has hit .274/.323/.459 with 308 runs scored, 171 doubles, 29 triples, 93 home runs and 387 RBI in 737 games.

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Tigers agree to 2019 contract with Nicholas Castellanos

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, thus avoiding arbitration.

Castellanos, 26, saw time in 157 games last season, hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 89 RBI. He finished the season ranked third in the American League with 185 hits and 56 multi-hit games, while he was fourth with 46 doubles and 10 outfield assists, eighth with 310 total bases and 74 extra-base hits and ninth with a .298 batting average. He also ranked second in the Majors with 19 games of three-or-more hits.

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos, thus avoiding arbitration.

Castellanos, 26, saw time in 157 games last season, hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs and 89 RBI. He finished the season ranked third in the American League with 185 hits and 56 multi-hit games, while he was fourth with 46 doubles and 10 outfield assists, eighth with 310 total bases and 74 extra-base hits and ninth with a .298 batting average. He also ranked second in the Majors with 19 games of three-or-more hits.

In six big league seasons, Castellanos has hit .274/.323/.459 with 308 runs scored, 171 doubles, 29 triples, 93 home runs and 387 RBI in 737 games.

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Tigers agree to 2019 contracts with three players

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with lefthanded pitchers Matthew Boyd, Blaine Hardy and Daniel Norris. The club has avoided arbitration with each of the three players.

Boyd, 27, started a career-high 31 games in 2018 and went 9-13 with a 4.39 ERA (170.1IP/83ER) and 159 strikeouts, which were the second-most in a season by a Detroit lefthanded pitcher since 1974, trailing only Mickey Lolich, who fanned 202 batters that season. Boyd finished the season ranked 10th in the American League with a .228 (146x639) opponents batting average. Among AL pitchers following the All-Star break, he ranked seventh with a 1.08 WHIP and 10th with a .230 (63x274) opponents batting average. Boyd has made 90 appearances, including 86 starts, in his Major League career, posting a 22-35 record with a 5.07 ERA (460.0IP/259ER) and 394 strikeouts.

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced that the club has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with lefthanded pitchers Matthew Boyd, Blaine Hardy and Daniel Norris. The club has avoided arbitration with each of the three players.

Boyd, 27, started a career-high 31 games in 2018 and went 9-13 with a 4.39 ERA (170.1IP/83ER) and 159 strikeouts, which were the second-most in a season by a Detroit lefthanded pitcher since 1974, trailing only Mickey Lolich, who fanned 202 batters that season. Boyd finished the season ranked 10th in the American League with a .228 (146x639) opponents batting average. Among AL pitchers following the All-Star break, he ranked seventh with a 1.08 WHIP and 10th with a .230 (63x274) opponents batting average. Boyd has made 90 appearances, including 86 starts, in his Major League career, posting a 22-35 record with a 5.07 ERA (460.0IP/259ER) and 394 strikeouts.

Hardy, 31, pitched in 30 games, including 13 starts, in 2018, posting a 4-5 record with one save, a 3.56 ERA (86.0IP/34ER) and 66 strikeouts. He also made nine appearances, including four starts, with Triple A Toledo and went 3-0 with a 1.03 ERA (26.1IP/3ER) and 34 strikeouts. In 194 appearances, including 13 starts, at the Major League level, Hardy has compiled a 13-9 record with one save, a 3.60 ERA (245.1IP/98ER) and 200 strikeouts.

Norris, 25, was limited to 11 appearances, including eight starts, with the Tigers last season, and went 0-5 with a 5.68 ERA (44.1IP/28ER) and 51 strikeouts. In five seasons at the Major League level, Norris has posted a 12-17 record with a 4.56 ERA (282.0IP/143ER) and 257 strikeouts.

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Tigers agree to 2019 contract with Shane Greene

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with righthanded pitcher Shane Greene, thus avoiding arbitration.

Greene, 30, appeared in 66 games last season and went 4-6 with 32 saves, a 5.12 ERA (63.1IP/36ER) and 65 strikeouts. He ranked tied for fourth in the American League with 32 saves, while he was ninth with an 84.2 save percentage. Greene became the eighth Tigers pitcher (14th instance overall) to record 30-or-more saves in a season, and the first since Francisco Rodríguez had 44 saves in 2016.

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with righthanded pitcher Shane Greene, thus avoiding arbitration.

Greene, 30, appeared in 66 games last season and went 4-6 with 32 saves, a 5.12 ERA (63.1IP/36ER) and 65 strikeouts. He ranked tied for fourth in the American League with 32 saves, while he was ninth with an 84.2 save percentage. Greene became the eighth Tigers pitcher (14th instance overall) to record 30-or-more saves in a season, and the first since Francisco Rodríguez had 44 saves in 2016.

In five seasons at the Major League level, Greene has a 22-25 record with 43 saves, a 4.89 ERA (353.2IP/192ER) and 328 strikeouts in 220 appearances, including 33 starts.

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Tigers agree to terms with three Minor League free agents

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers announced today that the club has agreed to terms with three players on Minor League contracts for the 2019 season.

The list of signed players includes righthanded pitchers Eduardo Paredes and Chris Smith and lefthanded pitcher Nick Ramirez. Paredes and Smith have received invitations to Major League Spring Training.

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers announced today that the club has agreed to terms with three players on Minor League contracts for the 2019 season.

The list of signed players includes righthanded pitchers Eduardo Paredes and Chris Smith and lefthanded pitcher Nick Ramirez. Paredes and Smith have received invitations to Major League Spring Training.

Paredes, 23, spent the 2018 season in the Los Angeles Angels organization, pitching for both Triple A Salt Lake and at the Major League level. In 14 appearances with the Angels, Paredes had a 0-0 record with a 6.87 ERA (18.1IP/14ER) and 15 strikeouts, while he went 2-1 with five saves, a 4.68 ERA (42.1IP/22ER) and 35 strikeouts in 38 outings with Salt Lake. In 232 career appearances at the Minor League level, Paredes has compiled an 11-13 record with 63 saves, a 2.84 ERA (295.0IP/93ER) and 327 strikeouts. He has also made 32 career appearances in the big leagues, posting a 0-1 record with one save, a 5.53 ERA (40.2IP/25ER) and 32 strikeouts.

Ramirez, 29, saw time with both Double A Biloxi and Triple A Colorado Springs in the Milwaukee Brewers organization last season, combining to go 11-3 with one save, a 3.95 ERA (68.1IP/30ER) and 51 strikeouts in 39 outings, including two starts. He was selected to the Southern League Midseason All-Star Team with Biloxi in 2018. Ramirez, who switched from being a position player to a pitcher in 2017, has appeared in 88 games, including two as a starter, over the last two seasons, compiling an 18-7 record with four saves, a 2.56 ERA (147.2IP/42ER) and 107 strikeouts.

Smith, 30, spent the entire 2018 season with Triple A Syracuse in the Washington Nationals organization, posting a 4-5 record with a 3.93 ERA (55.0IP/24ER) and 65 strikeouts. In 189 career Minor League appearances, including one start, Smith has a 12-15 record with 26 saves, a 2.93 ERA (255.0IP/83ER) and 278 strikeouts. He has also pitched in four games at the Major League level, all coming in 2017 with Toronto, and has a 0-0 record with a 5.40 ERA (5.0IP/3ER) and one strikeout.

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Tigers select Franklin Perez to 40-man roster

The Detroit Tigers announced today that the club has selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Franklin Perez from Single A Lakeland.

Perez, 20, is ranked as the third-best prospect in the Tigers organization and the No. 67 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline. Perez was limited to seven starts between the GCL Tigers East and Lakeland in 2018. In 57 appearances, including 43 starts, in his professional career, Perez has compiled a 10-12 record with four saves, a 3.60 ERA (222.1IP/89ER) and 228 strikeouts. Perez was named to the Carolina League midseason All-Star Team in 2017 with Single A Buies Creek.

The Detroit Tigers announced today that the club has selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Franklin Perez from Single A Lakeland.

Perez, 20, is ranked as the third-best prospect in the Tigers organization and the No. 67 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline. Perez was limited to seven starts between the GCL Tigers East and Lakeland in 2018. In 57 appearances, including 43 starts, in his professional career, Perez has compiled a 10-12 record with four saves, a 3.60 ERA (222.1IP/89ER) and 228 strikeouts. Perez was named to the Carolina League midseason All-Star Team in 2017 with Single A Buies Creek.

A native of Valencia, VZ, Perez was originally signed by the Houston Astros as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2014. He was acquired by the Tigers along with Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers from Houston in exchange for Justin Verlander on August 31, 2017.

With the selection of Perez, the Tigers 40-man roster is now at 39.

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Nicholas Castellanos named Tiger of the Year

DETROIT - Nicholas Castellanos has been selected the Tiger of the Year in voting conducted by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Castellanos earned 19 of a possible 20 first place votes to capture the award for the first time in his career. Joe Jiménez received the other first place vote.

Castellanos, 26, finished the 2018 season hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs, 89 RBI and 49 walks in 157 games. He established career highs in hits (185), runs scored, doubles and walks.

DETROIT - Nicholas Castellanos has been selected the Tiger of the Year in voting conducted by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Castellanos earned 19 of a possible 20 first place votes to capture the award for the first time in his career. Joe Jiménez received the other first place vote.

Castellanos, 26, finished the 2018 season hitting .298/.354/.500 with 88 runs scored, 46 doubles, five triples, 23 home runs, 89 RBI and 49 walks in 157 games. He established career highs in hits (185), runs scored, doubles and walks.

He finished the season ranked third in the American League with 185 hits and 56 multi-hit games, while he was fourth with 46 doubles and 10 outfield assists, eighth with 310 total bases and 74 extra-base hits and ninth with a .298 batting average. Castellanos ranked second in the Majors with 19 games of three-or-more hits and led the Majors with a .381 (56x147) batting average vs. lefthanded pitchers, while he was seventh with a .432 on-base percentage.

Castellanos finished the season with 23 home runs and 46 doubles, becoming the eighth player in franchise history to have 20-or-more homers and 40-or-more doubles in a season.

In six seasons with the Tigers, Castellanos has hit .274/.323/.459 with 308 runs scored, 171 doubles, 29 triples, 93 home runs and 387 RBI in 737 games.

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Tigers highlight September with variety of special themed events

Summer in Detroit to feature Yoga at the Ballpark, Arab American Night, FOX Sports university days and annual cornhole tournament

The Detroit Tigers return to Comerica Park on Friday, September 7 and begin a stretch of 13 home games in 17 days. As one of the premier destinations for summer fun in Michigan since 1901, the Tigers will continue their tradition of providing quality, affordable family fun for fans of all ages with 19 special themed events over the 13-game stretch.

September will feature special themed events including Yoga at the ballpark (Saturday, September 15), FOX Sports Detroit's Wayne State University Night (Tuesday, September 18), FOX Sports Detroit's University of Detroit Mercy Night (Thursday, September 20), Arab American Night (Saturday, September 22) and the second Annual Detroit Tigers Cornhole Tournament (Saturday, September 22).

The Detroit Tigers return to Comerica Park on Friday, September 7 and begin a stretch of 13 home games in 17 days. As one of the premier destinations for summer fun in Michigan since 1901, the Tigers will continue their tradition of providing quality, affordable family fun for fans of all ages with 19 special themed events over the 13-game stretch.

September will feature special themed events including Yoga at the ballpark (Saturday, September 15), FOX Sports Detroit's Wayne State University Night (Tuesday, September 18), FOX Sports Detroit's University of Detroit Mercy Night (Thursday, September 20), Arab American Night (Saturday, September 22) and the second Annual Detroit Tigers Cornhole Tournament (Saturday, September 22).

Yoga at the Ballpark

Grab your yoga mat and head down to Comerica Park on Saturday, September 15. Get a Tigers yoga themed water bottle and a ticket to your choice of one of seven games from September 17-23 when you purchase the yoga ticket package. Fans who purchase this exclusive package are invited to Comerica Park for a one-hour yoga session in the outfield from 9:00-10:00 a.m. taught by special guest yoga instructor Michael Collins of Blue Yoga. Additionally, $2.00 from every ticket package will be donated to The Downtown Boxing Gym. For more information about The Downtown Boxing Gym or to purchase this ticket package, visit tigers.com/yoga.

Wayne State University Night

Wayne State University fans and alumni can enjoy a Tigers game on Tuesday, September 18 as part of FOX Sports Detroit University Days. This ticket package includes a game ticket, a Detroit Tigers/WSU ballcap, and donation the WSU HIGH Program. The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program helps financially stressed students at Wayne State University reach their goal to graduate. For more information about the HIGH Program or to purchase this ticket package, visit tigers.com/WSU.

University of Detroit Mercy Night

Show your University of Detroit Mercy pride on Thursday, September 20 as part of FOX Sports Detroit University Days. This ticket package includes a game ticket, a Detroit Tigers/UDM ballcap, and donation the University of Detroit Mercy General Scholarship Fund. For more information about the HIGH Program or to purchase this ticket package visit tigers.com/UDM.

Arab American Night

Metro Detroit is home to one of the largest Arab populations in the United States and on Saturday September 22, the Tigers will host Arab American Night. This ticket package includes a game ticket, a Saad Wholesale Meats/Sharifa Halal Knockwurst voucher and a donation to Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities (LAHC). For more information about LAHC or to purchase this ticket package, visit tigers.com/arabamerican.

Second Annual Cornhole Tournament

The Tigers have teamed up with Michigan Cornhole for the second Annual Detroit Tigers Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, September 22. Each ticket package includes admission to the cornhole tournament and a ticket to the Detroit Tigers game following the tournament. For additional tournament details or to purchase this ticket package, visit tigers.com/cornhole.

Additional special themed events scheduled in September are listed below:

Health Professionals -- Friday, September 7
Fall Ball -- Saturday, September 8
Yooper Night #2 -- Saturday, September 8
Love Your Melon -- Monday, September 10
Focus Hope -- Monday, September 17
Ronald McDonald House -- Tuesday September 18
Class Outside Series: Career Day #2 -- Wednesday, September 19
Autism Awareness -- Thursday, September 20
Gleaners Community Food Bank -- Thursday, September 20
Irish Heritage Night -- Friday, September 21
Forgotten Harvest -- Friday, September 21
Lawrence Technological University Night -- Friday, September 21
Runners Night -- Saturday, September 22
MS Society Day -- Sunday, September 23

All premium ticket packages include a ticket to a Tigers game and a special premium item or a donation to a partner charity. A full list of premium special themed events can be found at tigers.com/specialevents.

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Three: A Salute to Alan Trammell

Book captures what Tram meant to baseball; Available at Comerica Park tomorrow.

DETROIT - No player respected the game of baseball more than Alan Trammell, and in turn, no player has been respected by those in the game more than Trammell. Or "Tram" to his friends and fans.

 

DETROIT - No player respected the game of baseball more than Alan Trammell, and in turn, no player has been respected by those in the game more than Trammell. Or "Tram" to his friends and fans.

 

Now Tigers fans can relive his Hall of Fame career with the second book in the Detroit Tigers Legends series: "Three: A Salute to Alan Trammell." This collection of stories, vignettes and photographs captures what Trammell meant - and still means - to the Tigers franchise, his teammates, loyal fans and to the entire baseball world. Each book is individually numbered, making it a must-have Tigers collectible.

 

 

"Three: A Salute to Alan Trammell" - written by Hall of Fame baseball writer Tom Gage - features more than 170 pages chronicling Tram's baseball career, including photos from his family's personal collection. The book retails for $40 and will debut at Comerica Park tomorrow, Friday, August 24.

 

Trammell's 20 seasons with the Tigers featured six All-Star appearances, four Gold Glove awards and three Silver Sluggers.

 

As a career highlight, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1984 World Series for hitting .450. He also was thrilled to go out the way he came in - singling to center for both his first Major League hit in 1977 and his last in 1996.

 

But it always started with defense for Tram. He was among the most dependable shortstops of all time.

 

Currently serving as a special assistant to Tigers Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Al Avila, Trammell will have his number retired in a special ceremony on Sunday, August 26 at Comerica Park.

 

Details:

• Softcover: 170 pages

• Author: Tom Gage

• Publisher: Detroit Tigers and Olympia Entertainment

• Available: Retail locations throughout Comerica Park

• ISBN: 978-0-692-15927-9

 

For more information or to order your collectible book, please visit tigers.com/trammell3.

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Detroit Tigers Announce 2019 Schedule

Tigers home opener set for April 4 vs. Kansas City; Interleague games at Comerica Park feature Pirates, Nationals, Phillies and Marlins

DETROIT - In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Detroit Tigers today released their 2019 schedule, featuring 81 home games at Comerica Park, located in the heart of The District Detroit. The Tigers will face their American League Central Division rivals, as well as Interleague home contests against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins. A charter member of the AL, the 2019 season will mark the Tigers 119th season in Detroit and their 20th season at Comerica Park.

 

DETROIT - In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Detroit Tigers today released their 2019 schedule, featuring 81 home games at Comerica Park, located in the heart of The District Detroit. The Tigers will face their American League Central Division rivals, as well as Interleague home contests against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies and Miami Marlins. A charter member of the AL, the 2019 season will mark the Tigers 119th season in Detroit and their 20th season at Comerica Park.

 

For the sixth time in the last 10 years, the Tigers will open the season on the road with a seven-game road trip, which features four games against Toronto March 28-31 and three games at New York (AL) April 1-3. Following the road trip, the Tigers will open the home portion of their schedule with a six-game homestand with three games vs. AL Central rivals Kansas City Royals from April 4-7 and the Cleveland Indians, April 9-11.

 

Along with their annual season series against the National League Central's Pittsburgh Pirates, the Tigers will face NL East opponents in Interleague play next season. The Tigers have home Interleague series against the Pittsburgh Pirates (April 16-17), Miami Marlins (May 21-23), the Washington Nationals (June 28-30) and the Philadelphia Phillies (July 23-24). Detroit will play road Interleague series against the Phillies (April 30-May 1), New York Mets (May 24-26), Atlanta Braves (May 31-June 2) and Pirates (June 18-19).

 

The Tigers will celebrate a pair of summer holidays with their fans at Comerica Park. Detroit wraps up a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, while the Tigers will conclude a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

 

Fans currently have the opportunity to place a deposit on 2019 season ticket plans and receive complimentary lower level tickets for up to four 2018 regular season September home games. For more details, contact a Tigers account executive by calling or texting 313-471-BALL (2255) or visit tigers.com/season.

 

*All game dates and times are subject to change.

 

 

      March/April 2019

March 28 @ TOR

March 29 @ TOR

March 30 @ TOR

March 31 @ TOR

April 1 @ NYY

April 2 @ NYY

April 3 @ NYY

April 4 vs. KC at 1:10 p.m.

April 6 vs. KC at 1:10 p.m.

April 7 vs. KC at 1:10 p.m.

April 9 vs. CLE at 1:10 p.m.

April 10 vs. CLE at 1:10 p.m.

April 11 vs. CLE at 1:10 p.m.

April 12 @ MIN

April 13 @ MIN

April 14 @ MIN

April 16 vs. PIT at 6:40 p.m.

April 17 vs. PIT at 6:40 p.m.

April 18 vs. CWS at 1:10 p.m.

April 19 vs. CWS at 7:10 p.m.

April 20 vs. CWS at 1:10 p.m.

April 21 vs. CWS at 1:10 p.m.

April 22 @ BOS

April 23 @ BOS

April 24 @ BOS

April 25 @ BOS

April 26 @ CWS

April 27 @ CWS

April 28 @ CWS

April 30 @ PHI

 

May 2019

May 1 @ PHI

May 3 vs. KC at 7:10 p.m.

May 4 vs. KC at 4:10 p.m.

May 5 vs. KC at 1:10 p.m.

May 7 vs. LAA at 7:10 p.m.

May 8 vs. LAA at 7:10 p.m.

May 9 vs. LAA at 1:10 p.m.

May 10 @ MIN

May 11 @ MIN

May 12 @ MIN

May 13 vs. HOU at 7:10 p.m.

May 14 vs. HOU at 7:10 p.m.

May 15 vs. HOU at 7:10 p.m.

May 16 vs. OAK at 1:10 p.m.

May 17 vs. OAK at 7:10 p.m.

May 18 vs. OAK at 4:10 p.m.

May 19 vs. OAK at 1:10 p.m.

May 21 vs. MIA at 7:10 p.m.

May 22 vs. MIA at 7:10 p.m.

May 23 vs. MIA at 1:10 p.m.

May 24 @ NYM

May 25 @ NYM

May 26 @ NYM

May 27 @ BAL

May 28 @ BAL

May 29 @ BAL

May 31 @ ATL

 

June 2019

June 1 @ ATL

June 2 @ ATL

June 4 vs. TB at 7:10 p.m.

June 5 vs. TB at 7:10 p.m.

June 6 vs. TB at 1:10 p.m.

June 7 vs. MIN at 7:10 p.m.

June 8 vs. MIN at 4:10 p.m.

June 9 vs. MIN at 1:10 p.m.

June 11 @ KC

June 12 @ KC

June 13 @ KC (in Omaha, NE)

June 14 vs. CLE at 7:10 p.m.

June 15 vs. CLE at 4:10 p.m.

June 16 vs. CLE at 1:10 p.m.

June 18 @ PIT

June 19 @ PIT

June 21 @ CLE

June 22 @ CLE

June 23 @ CLE

June 25 vs. TEX at TBA

June 26 vs. TEX at 7:10 p.m.

June 27 vs. TEX at 1:10 p.m.

June 28 vs. WSH at 7:10 p.m.

June 29 vs. WSH at 4:10 p.m.

June 30 vs. WSH at 1:10 p.m.

 

July 2019

July 2 @ CWS

July 3 @ CWS

July 4 @ CWS

July 5 vs. BOS at 7:10 p.m.

July 6 vs. BOS at 4:10 p.m.

July 7 vs. BOS at 1:10 p.m.

July 12 @ KC

July 13 @ KC

July 14 @ KC

July 15 @ CLE

July 16 @ CLE

July 17 @ CLE

July 18 @ CLE

July 19 vs. TOR at 7:10 p.m.

July 20 vs. TOR at 6:10 p.m.

July 21 vs. TOR at 1:10 p.m.

July 23 vs. PHI at 7:10 p.m.

July 24 vs. PHI at 1:10 p.m.

July 25 @ SEA

July 26 @ SEA

July 27 @ SEA

July 28 @ SEA

July 29 @ LAA

July 30 @ LAA

July 31 @ LAA

 

August 2019

August 2 @ TEX

August 3 @ TEX

August 4 @ TEX

August 5 vs. CWS at 7:10 p.m.

August 6 vs. CWS at 7:10 p.m.

August 7 vs. CWS at 1:10 p.m.

August 8 vs. KC at 7:10 p.m.

August 9 vs. KC at 7:10 p.m.

August 10 vs. KC at 6:10 p.m.

August 11 vs. KC at 1:10 p.m.

August 13 vs. SEA at 7:10 p.m.

August 14 vs. SEA at 7:10 p.m.

August 15 vs. SEA at 1:10 p.m.

August 16 @ TB

August 17 @ TB

August 18 @ TB

August 19 @ HOU

August 20 @ HOU

August 21 @ HOU

August 22 @ HOU

August 23 @ MIN

August 24 @ MIN

August 25 @ MIN

August 27 vs. CLE at 7:10 p.m.

August 28 vs. CLE at 7:10 p.m.

August 29 vs. CLE at 1:10 p.m.

August 30 vs. MIN at 7:10 p.m.

August 31 vs. MIN at 6:10 p.m.

 

September 2019

September 1 vs. MIN at 1:10 p.m.

September 2 vs. MIN at 1:10 p.m.

September 3 @ KC

September 4 @ KC

September 5 @ KC

September 6 @ OAK

September 7 @ OAK

September 8 @ OAK

September 10 vs. NYY at 6:40 p.m.

September 11 vs. NYY at 6:40 p.m.

September 12 vs. NYY at 1:10 p.m.

September 13 vs. BAL at 7:10 p.m.

September 14 vs. BAL at 6:10 p.m.

September 15 vs. BAL at 1:10 p.m.

September 16 vs. BAL at 4:10 p.m.

September 17 @ CLE

September 18 @ CLE

September 19 @ CLE

September 20 vs. CWS at 7:10 p.m.

September 21 vs. CWS at 6:10 p.m.

September 22 vs. CWS at 1:10 p.m.

September 24 vs. MIN at 6:40 p.m.

September 25 vs. MIN at 6:40 p.m.

September 26 vs. MIN at 1:10 p.m.

September 27 @ CWS

September 28 @ CWS

September 29 @ CWS

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Tigers-Astros Game on Monday, September 10 to Start at 6:10 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and prepay for convenient access

DETROIT - In anticipation of a high volume of patrons in downtown Detroit attending the Tigers and Lions games, first pitch for the Tigers game vs. the Houston Astros on Monday, September 10 has been changed to 6:10 p.m.

 

DETROIT - In anticipation of a high volume of patrons in downtown Detroit attending the Tigers and Lions games, first pitch for the Tigers game vs. the Houston Astros on Monday, September 10 has been changed to 6:10 p.m.

 

All Tigers season parking passes will be honored at the designated parking facilities.

 

Tigers fans looking for game day parking will have priority until 5:00 p.m. in The D Garage, which is located on 90 East Fisher Service Dr., behind St. John's Church.

 

Tigers fans with State issued disabled parking placards can pay to park in Lot 1 & Lot 2 (61 East Elizabeth) & the D Garage (90 East Fisher), first come first serve.

 

Tigers fans are highly encouraged to arrive early and prepay their parking for convenient access. Fans can view all the pre-purchase parking options by visiting tigers.com/parking or by clicking here (ParkDistrictDetroit.com).

 

All 33 Olympia Development parking lots and garages, including those North of the Fisher Freeway next to the Little Caesars Arena, will be available for fans on a first come first serve basis. For more information on parking for Lions games, Click Here or visit ParkDistrictDetroit.com.

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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics

One-of-two players to be named later to complete Mike Fiers

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today they have acquired righthanded pitcher Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics as one-of-two players to be named later to complete the trade for righthanded pitcher Mike Fiers.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today they have acquired righthanded pitcher Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics as one-of-two players to be named later to complete the trade for righthanded pitcher Mike Fiers.

 

Blackwood, 23, is ranked as the 30th-best prospect in the Athletics organization according to MLB Pipeline. The 6-5, 185 lbs., righthander has posted a 6-3 record with a 4.08 ERA (53.0IP/24ER), 48 strikeouts, a 1.43 WHIP and a .280 opponent batting average in 39 relief appearances with Double A Midland. Blackwood earned Texas League midseason All-Star honors earlier this season.

 

Originally signed by the Athletics in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Blackwood has a 9-10 record with a 3.56 ERA (136.1IP/54ER), 121 strikeouts, a 1.24 WHIP and a .248 opponent batting average in 101 career Minor League appearances.

 

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Tigers Agree to Terms with Zach McAllister on Major League Contract

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a Major League contract with righthanded pitcher Zach McAllister.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a Major League contract with righthanded pitcher Zach McAllister.

 

McAllister, 30, has made 41 appearances with the Cleveland Indians this season, posting a 1-2 record with a 4.97 ERA (41.2IP/23ER) and 34 strikeouts.

 

An eight-year veteran at the Major League level, all with the Indians, McAllister has appeared in 277 games, including 68 starts, in his career, compiling a 29-35 record with one save, a 3.99 ERA (588.1IP/261ER) and 537 strikeouts.

 

A native of Peoria, IL, McAllister was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the third round of the 2006 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

 

To make room for McAllister on the 40-man roster, the Tigers have designated righthanded pitcher Jacob Turner for assignment.

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Join Us for Arab American Night September 22 at Comerica Park

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers will host Arab American night, sponsored by Saad Wholesale Meats/Sharifa Halal, on Saturday, September 22 vs. the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Metro Detroit is home to one of the largest Arab populations in the United States.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers will host Arab American night, sponsored by Saad Wholesale Meats/Sharifa Halal, on Saturday, September 22 vs. the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Metro Detroit is home to one of the largest Arab populations in the United States.

 

The Arab American night ticket package is available now and includes a lower baseline, upper box infield, upper reserve infield, mezzanine or upper grandstand ticket, a Saad Wholesale Meats/Sharifa Halal Knockwurst voucher and a donation to Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities (LAHC).

 

The LAHC empowers communities, one family at a time, by advancing the social, educational and economic well-being of Southeast Michigan residents. Tickets start as low as $25.00 and are available exclusively at tigers.com/arabamerican.

 

Additionally, the sausage voucher can be redeemed at Comerica Park; the Tigers are proud to feature a Halal Sausage for fans to purchase.

 

For more information or to purchase the Arab American night ticket package, visit tigers.com/arabamerican or contact Jim Cleary (jim.cleary@tigers.com).

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