Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:47:49 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are expected to use INF Danny Worth and SS Andrew Romine as a platoon at shortstop moving forward. Manager Brad Ausmus said the team will not use a strict lefty-righty platoon at the position.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:58 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have released SS Alex Gonzalez. "We need to have a little more range defensively at shortstop," general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "We just didn't see it there and didn't see it getting better so we figured it was time to make the move." In a corresponding move, INF Danny Worth had his contract purchased from Triple-A Toledo.
Fantasy Tip: In addition to displaying limited range, Gonzalez was only batting .167 (5-for-30) at the time of his release. Light-hitting SS Andrew Romine, who had been in a platoon with Gonzalez, will see most of the action at the position.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:22:07 -0700
The Detroit Tigers optioned SS Hernan Perez to Triple-A Toledo and reassigned INF Danny Worth to minor league camp. SS Alex Gonzalez's contract was purchased from Triple-A Toledo.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:13:24 -0700
Free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) is open to signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with Drew's thinking. Drew is believed to want $14 million on a one-year contract. For now, SS Andrew Romine figures to share shortstop duties with SSs Danny Worth or Hernan Perez. Drew would likely want to wait until after opening day to sign, so that there won't be compensation attached to his name when he becomes a free agent the following season.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:11:09 -0700
The Detroit Tigers acquired SS Andrew Romine from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, March 21, in exchange for SP Jose Alvarez. Romine is a switch hitter that could compete with SSs Danny Worth and Hernan Perez for a starting job with SS Jose Iglesias (shins) out.
Fantasy Tip: Romine and Worth are probably Detroit's best options, but they're both defensive-minded shortstops. If Detroit isn't satisfied, they could look to sign Stephen Drew. A platoon could develop between Worth and Romine, meaning they're only valuable in deep AL-only leagues.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:09:34 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said SS Eugenio Suarez was a long shot to make the team's opening day roster, which means SSs Danny Worth and Hernan Perez may battle for the starting shortstop job with SS Jose Iglesias (shins) out.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:45:11 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) is expected to be out at least until the All-Star break with significant injuries to both of his shins. He could wind up missing the entire season, according to a baseball source. INFs Steve Lombardozzi, Danny Worth, Hernan Perez and Eugenio Suarez have been playing shortstop in spring games, but the team doesn't have a clear replacement on roster. Free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) and Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin could be options if Detroit decides to look outside the organization.
Fantasy Tip: Terrible news for Iglesias here. Fortunately for fantasy players, he likely was left undrafted in mixed leagues, because he's a defense-first player and isn't heralded for his skills with the bat. Drew seems like a real possibility, so if you could use an upgrade at shortstop and he wasn't drafted in your league, you might want to think about scooping him up.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:34:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) has significant injuries to both shins that are expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break and could force him to miss most or all of the season, a source confirmed Saturday, March 15. The team has no clear replacement for Iglesias on their current roster. Utilitymen Steve Lombardozzi and Danny Worth and minor-leaguers Hernan Perez and Eugenio Suarez have been playing shortstop during Grapefruit League spring games while Iglesias has been sidelined.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 08:54:23 -0800
Detroit Tigers SS Danny Worth and P Luis Marte cleared waivers and were outrighted to the minors Monday, Dec. 16.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:35:38 -0800
The Detroit Tigers designated SS Danny Worth for assignment Friday, Dec. 13.