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2015 Detroit Tigers season

2015 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1894)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
    General manager(s) Dave Dombrowski
    Manager(s) Brad Ausmus
    Local television Fox Sports Detroit
    (Mario Impemba, Rod Allen, Kirk Gibson, Jack Morris)
    Local radio Detroit Tigers Radio Network
    (Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
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    The 2015 Detroit Tigers season is the team's 115th season, and their 16th season at Comerica Park. The Tigers are defending their American League Central title again this year, with hopes of a fifth consecutive playoff appearance.

    Roster moves

    Coaching staff


    • On October 31, the Tigers picked up the $7 million contract option for relief pitcher Joakim Soria.[3]
    • On November 14, the Tigers signed designated hitter Víctor Martínez to a four-year, $68 million contract extension.[4]
    • On November 14, the Tigers signed relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan to a minor league contract.[5]
    • On November 17, the Tigers picked up the $5.4 million contract option for catcher Alex Avila.[6]
    • On November 20, the Tigers claimed relief pitcher Josh Zeid off waivers from the Houston Astros.[7]
    • On November 21, the Tigers signed outfielder Xavier Avery to a minor league contract.[8]
    • On January 5, the Tigers signed first baseman Jordan Lennerton to a minor league contract.[9]
    • On January 6, the Tigers signed relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to a one-year, $1 million contract, and designated relief pitcher Luke Putkonen for assignment.[10]
    • On January 12, the Tigers signed infielder Josh Wilson to a minor league contract.[11]
    • On January 14, the Tigers signed relief pitcher Daniel Schlereth to a minor league contract.[12]
    • On January 16, the Tigers avoided arbitration when they reached one-year deals with pitchers David Price and Alfredo Simón, and outfielder J. D. Martinez. Price received a $19.75 million salary for 2015, setting a record for the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player.[13]
    • On January 24, the Tigers avoided arbitration with pitcher Al Alburquerque, agreeing on a one-year contract worth $1.725 million.[14]
    • On February 21, the Tigers signed outfielder Casper Wells to a minor league contract.[15]
    • On February 24, the Tigers re-signed relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain to a one-year, $1 million contract.[16]
    • On February 27, the Tigers signed relief pitcher Ryan Perry to a minor league contract.[17]
    • On April 23, the Tigers re-signed relief pitcher Luke Putkonen to a minor league contract.[18]



    Season highlights

    Individual accomplishments



    • On April 14, Shane Greene became the first Tigers pitcher to pitch eight innings or more without an earned run in consecutive starts to begin the season since Bob Sykes in 1978.[38]
    • On April 19, Shane Greene became the first Tigers pitcher to pitch at least seven innings and allow one run or fewer in each of his first three starts since Jack Morris in 1984.[39]
    • On April 25, Alfredo Simón became the first Tigers pitcher to win his first four starts in a season since Frank Tanana in 1988.[40]

    Team accomplishments

    • The Tigers opened the regular season with consecutive shutout wins for the first time in franchise history. They became the 14th team in the last 100 years to do so, and the first American League team to do so since the 1977 California Angels.[41]
    • The Tigers extended their shutout streak by six innings, before allowing an unearned run. The Tigers set a modern-day American League record for shutout innings to begin a season at 24 innings, surpassing the previous record of 22 innings set by the 1947 Chicago White Sox. The Tigers' 24-inning scoreless streak to begin the season is the third-longest streak in Major League history.[42][43]
    • The Tigers went 32 innings to start the season before allowing an earned run, tying the modern day Major League record set by the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals.[44]
    • The Tigers became the third team in Major League history to score at least 30 runs in their first four games while allowing five or fewer, the other teams being the 2007 New York Mets and the 1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms.[45]
    • On April 12, the Tigers recorded their sixth consecutive game with at least 10 hits, setting a franchise record. This is the longest streak in the Major Leagues since the 1999 Cleveland Indians had at least 10 hits in 10 consecutive games.[46]
    • The Tigers' 6–0 record to begin the season is their best start since 1985, and is tied for the second-best start to a season in franchise history.[47]
    • The Tigers went 30 23 innings without allowing a walk, from the eighth inning on April 12 against the Cleveland Indians until the second inning on April 17 against the Chicago White Sox. This was their longest stretch without allowing a walk since 1914.[48]

    Season standings

    American League Central

    Template:MLB standings

    Game Log

    Regular season

    Tigers win Tigers loss Game postponed

    Current roster

    Detroit Tigers roster
    Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

    Starting rotation










    Designated hitters



    60-day disabled list

    25 active, 14 inactive

    10px 7- or 15-day disabled list
    Suspended list
    # Personal leave
    Roster and coaches updated May 28, 2015
    TransactionsDepth chart
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    1. ^ Trammell Returns to Tigers as Special Assistant, November 2, 2014
    2. ^ Newhan hired as Tigers' assistant hitting coach, November 10, 2014
    3. ^ Tigers Pick Up Soria's '15 Option October 31, 2014
    4. ^ Four-year, $68M deal official, V-Mart eyes Series ring, November 14, 2014
    5. ^ Tigers bring back Hanrahan with Minor League deal, November 14, 2014
    6. ^ Tigers pick up 2015 option on Avila, November 17, 2014
    7. ^ Tigers claim Zeid from Astros, designate Carrera, November 20, 2014
    8. ^ Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal, November 21, 2014
    9. ^ Lennerton returns to Tigers on Minor League deal, January 5, 2015
    10. ^ Tigers ink Gorzelanny to one-year deal, January 6, 2015
    11. ^ Tigers sign infielder Josh Wilson to minor league deal, January 12, 2015
    12. ^ Daniel Schlereth returns to Tigers on minor-league deal, January 14, 2015
    13. ^ Price, Tigers reach record compromise, January 16, 2015
    14. ^ Tigers agree to terms with Alburquerque, January 25, 2015
    15. ^ Tigers bring Wells back on Minor League deal, February 21, 2015
    16. ^ Chamberlain returns to Tigers' bullpen on one-year deal, February 24, 2015
    17. ^ Tigers sign former first-round pick Perry to Minors deal, February 27, 2015
    18. ^ Detroit Tigers bring back right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen on a minor league deal, April 23, 2015
    19. ^ a b Andy Dirks claimed off waivers by Toronto Blue Jays; Baltimore Orioles claim reliever Patrick McCoy, October 31, 2014
    20. ^ Don Kelly, Evan Reed decline minor league assignments, leave Detroit Tigers for free agency, November 6, 2014
    21. ^ Carrera outrighted by Tigers, becomes free agent, November 25, 2014
    22. ^ Blue Jays sign ex-Tigers outfielder Ezequiel Carrera to minor league deal with invite to spring training, December 3, 2014
    23. ^ Torii signs one-year contract to come 'home' to Twins, December 3, 2014
    24. ^ Braves sign reliever Johnson to one-year deal, December 3, 2014
    25. ^ Scherzer has 7-year, $210M deal with Nats, January 21, 2015
    26. ^ Reliever Smith claimed on waivers by A's, February 26, 2015
    27. ^ Hanrahan to undergo second Tommy John surgery, March 4, 2015
    28. ^ Tigers acquire hopeful starting center fielder Gose for Travis, November 10, 2014
    29. ^ Gregorius goes to Yanks, Ray to Arizona, Greene to Tigers, December 5, 2014
    30. ^ a b In separate deals, Tigers land Cespedes, Simon, December 11, 2014
    31. ^ Tigers' bats stay hot in 11-0 win over the Twins, April 8, 2015
    32. ^ Tigers shut out Twins again behind Sanchez, April 8, 2015
    33. ^ Miggy's three-game stretch best by a Tiger since '52, April 13, 2015
    34. ^ McCann's first career HR of inside-the-park variety, April 29, 2015
    35. ^ Miggy passes Big Cat with 400th homer, May 16, 2015
    36. ^ Miggy fifth-youngest to reach 1,400 RBIs, May 21, 2015
    37. ^ McCann's first two homers as a Tiger had superhero feel, May 22, 2015
    38. ^ Efficient Greene makes history in dominating Pirates, April 15, 2015
    39. ^ Greene pounds the zone, improves to 3-0, April 19, 2015
    40. ^ Simon, V-Mart team to tackle Tribe, end skid, April 25, 2015
    41. ^ Tigers zeroing in on history with consecutive shutouts, April 8, 2015
    42. ^ Tigers set AL record for scoreless innings, April 9, 2015
    43. ^ Detroit Tigers set American League record for shutout innings to begin a season, April 9, 2015
    44. ^ Tigers allow first earned run to end record streak, April 10, 2015
    45. ^ Tigers notes: Iglesias gets day off, says he's 100%, April 11, 2015
    46. ^ Detroit Tigers 8, Cleveland Indians 5: Tigers sweep Tribe, start 6-0 for 1st time since 1985, April 12, 2015
    47. ^ Detroit 8, Cleveland 5: Tigers sweep Tribe, still unbeaten, April 12, 2015
    48. ^ Following pitchers' duel, Iglesias hits walk-off single, April 17, 2015

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