Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:12:52 -0800
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said 3B Miguel Cabrera will play at first base next season and OF Nick Castellanos will be the starting third baseman.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:50:30 -0800
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agreed on a trade which sends 1B Prince Fielder to the Rangers for 2B Ian Kinsler, pending a physical, CBSSports.com learned Wednesday, Nov. 20. There might be another player involved in the deal, but that has not been confirmed. Fielder has a $214 million contract, and it is uncertain if any cash will be changing hands to help the Rangers pay that contract. Fielder has a limited no-trade clause that includes the Rangers, but it is believed he is willing to accept the deal.
Fantasy Tip: Fielder and Kinsler remain must-start fantasy options, but Kinsler might slip ever so slightly moving to a more spacious ballpark for half of his games. Jurickson Profar will be a regular in the lineup in Arlington, and he might even be a little bit overvalued by fantasy owners with a clear path. Still, he is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats because he is a middle infielder with a ton of upside.
Miguel Cabrera or perhaps even Victor Martinez presumably will take over at first base, although it is possible the Tigers could still make additional moves to shore up the position. Nick Castellanos could also find a more regular role now, either at third base or as the designated hitter.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:07:49 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have purchased the contract of OF Nick Castellanos from Triple-A Toledo. They have also recalled P Evan Reed and INF Danny Worth from Toledo.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:15:32 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team sent down 3B Nick Castellanos so he could work on his outfield defense. The team also will be careful not to rush him back to the majors despite his abilities with the bat.
Fantasy Tip: Castellanos should be one of the first to be recalled if the Tigers suffer an injury or aren't happy with the production of their left field situation. He'll likely be a factor in deep AL leagues this year.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 06:07:32 -0700
The Detroit Tigers optioned INF Hernan Perez to Double-A Erie and P Jose A. Ortega, C Bryan Holaday and SP Duane Below to Triple-A Toledo. 3B Nick Castellanos, OF Tyler Collins, INF Argenis Diaz and P Trevor Bell were reassigned to minor league camp.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:45:36 -0800
The Detroit Tigers have plenty of competition in left field, with OFs Nick Castellanos and Avisail Garcia, Andy Dirks, Quintin Berry, Brennan Boesch and Don Kelly all vying for time at the position.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:58:51 -0800
Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos will likely go to Double-A later in spring camp as the team makes its minor-league assignments. The team believes Castellanos needs dedicated work in the outfield, which is where he was forced to move last year when 3B Miguel Cabrera dropped anchor at Castellanos' natural position, third base.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:40:13 -0800
Detroit Tigers OF Quintin Berry (knee) is dealing with patellar tendonitis that held him out of action Tuesday, Feb. 26, as a precaution. Manager Jim Leyland said Berry dealt with the issue last year and it's something that continues to flare up at times. OF Nick Castellanos started in left field for the second straight day.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:24:00 -0800
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said the team will not use OF Nick Castellanos at third base in spring training games even when 3B Miguel Cabrera leaves for the World Baseball Classic. The team wants to use Castellanos in left field.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:44:01 -0800
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, that OFs Quintin Berry (center), Nick Castellanos (left) and Avisail Garcia (right) will comprise the starting outfield in the team's first Grapefruit League spring game Friday, Feb. 22, against the Atlanta Braves. "We'll play everybody. I'm going to play all the kids, get our guys ready," Leyland said. "I like to do that. I like playing the kids."