2015 Detroit Tigers season
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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.
- On November 2, the Tigers announced that former shortstop and Manager Alan Trammell will return to the organization as a special assistant to General Manager Dave Dombrowski.
- On November 10, the Tigers announced the hiring of David Newhan as assistant hitting coach.
- On October 31, the Tigers picked up the $7 million contract option for relief pitcher Joakim Soria.
- On November 14, the Tigers signed designated hitter Víctor Martínez to a four-year, $68 million contract extension.
- On November 14, the Tigers signed relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan to a minor league contract.
- On November 17, the Tigers picked up the $5.4 million contract option for catcher Alex Avila.
- On November 20, the Tigers claimed relief pitcher Josh Zeid off waivers from the Houston Astros.
- On November 21, the Tigers signed outfielder Xavier Avery to a minor league contract.
- On January 5, the Tigers signed first baseman Jordan Lennerton to a minor league contract.
- 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.
- On January 12, the Tigers signed infielder Josh Wilson to a minor league contract.
- On January 14, the Tigers signed relief pitcher Daniel Schlereth to a minor league contract.
- 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.
- On January 24, the Tigers avoided arbitration with pitcher Al Alburquerque, agreeing on a one-year contract worth $1.725 million.
- On February 21, the Tigers signed outfielder Casper Wells to a minor league contract.
- On February 24, the Tigers re-signed relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain to a one-year, $1 million contract.
- On February 27, the Tigers signed relief pitcher Ryan Perry to a minor league contract.
- On April 23, the Tigers re-signed relief pitcher Luke Putkonen to a minor league contract.
- On October 31, outfielder Andy Dirks was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, and relief pitcher Pat McCoy was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.
- Also on October 31, utility man Don Kelly and relief pitcher Evan Reed were outrighted to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. They both declined their minor league assignments, and elected to become free agents.
- On November 20, center fielder Ezequiel Carrera was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. He declined his minor league assignment, and elected to become a free agent on November 25. On December 3, Carerra signed a minor-league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
- On December 3, free agent outfielder Torii Hunter left the Tigers and signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins.
- Also on December 3, free agent relief pitcher Jim Johnson left the Tigers and signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
- On January 21, free agent pitcher Max Scherzer left the Tigers and signed a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Washington Nationals.
- On February 24, relief pitcher Chad Smith was designated for assignment by the Tigers and claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics two days later.
- On March 4, the Tigers released relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan.
- On November 12, the Tigers traded second baseman Devon Travis to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Anthony Gose.
- On December 5, the Tigers traded pitcher Robbie Ray and infielder Domingo Leyba to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three team trade that brought Shane Greene to the Detroit Tigers, and Didi Gregorius to the New York Yankees.
- On December 11, the Tigers traded pitcher Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Céspedes, and pitchers Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier.
- Also on December 11, the Tigers traded shortstop Eugenio Suárez and pitcher Jonathon Crawford to the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Alfredo Simón.
- On April 8, Anthony Gose fell a home run shy of the cycle, hitting a single, double, and triple, to help the Tigers defeat the Minnesota Twins, 11–0.
- On April 8, Alex Avila became the first Tigers catcher to score four runs in a game since Brad Ausmus in 2000.
- Miguel Cabrera went 11-for-13 over a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians, this was the best three-game stretch by a Tigers hitter since Walt Dropo went 13-for-14 in 1952.
- On April 29, James McCann became the first Tigers player to hit an inside-the-park home run since Austin Jackson on August 10, 2012.
- On May 16, Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th career home run, against Tyler Lyons of the St. Louis Cardinals.
- On May 21, Miguel Cabrera recorded his 1,400th career RBI, becoming the fifth-youngest in MLB history to reach the milestone.
- On May 21, James McCann became the first MLB player to hit an inside-the-park home run and a walk-off home run for his first two home runs since Tim Raines in 1981.
- 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.
- 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.
- On April 25, Alfredo Simón became the first Tigers pitcher to win his first four starts in a season since Frank Tanana in 1988.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Tigers went 30 2⁄3 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.
American League Central
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|2015 Game Log (28–25)|
Detroit Tigers roster
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60-day disabled list
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- Trammell Returns to Tigers as Special Assistant MLB.com, November 2, 2014
- Newhan hired as Tigers' assistant hitting coach MLB.com, November 10, 2014
- Tigers Pick Up Soria's '15 Option MLB.com. October 31, 2014
- Four-year, $68M deal official, V-Mart eyes Series ring MLB.com, November 14, 2014
- Tigers bring back Hanrahan with Minor League deal MLB.com, November 14, 2014
- Tigers pick up 2015 option on Avila MLB.com, November 17, 2014
- Tigers claim Zeid from Astros, designate Carrera MLB.com, November 20, 2014
- Tigers add outfielder Avery on Minors deal MLB.com, November 21, 2014
- Lennerton returns to Tigers on Minor League deal MLB.com, January 5, 2015
- Tigers ink Gorzelanny to one-year deal MLB.com, January 6, 2015
- Tigers sign infielder Josh Wilson to minor league deal freep.com, January 12, 2015
- Daniel Schlereth returns to Tigers on minor-league deal freep.com, January 14, 2015
- Price, Tigers reach record compromise MLB.com, January 16, 2015
- Tigers agree to terms with Alburquerque MLB.com, January 25, 2015
- Tigers bring Wells back on Minor League deal MLB.com, February 21, 2015
- Chamberlain returns to Tigers' bullpen on one-year deal MLB.com, February 24, 2015
- Tigers sign former first-round pick Perry to Minors deal MLB.com, February 27, 2015
- Detroit Tigers bring back right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen on a minor league deal MLive.com, April 23, 2015
- Andy Dirks claimed off waivers by Toronto Blue Jays; Baltimore Orioles claim reliever Patrick McCoy MLive.com, October 31, 2014
- Don Kelly, Evan Reed decline minor league assignments, leave Detroit Tigers for free agency MLive.com, November 6, 2014
- Carrera outrighted by Tigers, becomes free agent MLB.com, November 25, 2014
- Blue Jays sign ex-Tigers outfielder Ezequiel Carrera to minor league deal with invite to spring training MLive.com, December 3, 2014
- Torii signs one-year contract to come 'home' to Twins MLB.com, December 3, 2014
- Braves sign reliever Johnson to one-year deal MLB.com, December 3, 2014
- Scherzer has 7-year, $210M deal with Nats MLB.com, January 21, 2015
- Reliever Smith claimed on waivers by A's MLB.com, February 26, 2015
- Hanrahan to undergo second Tommy John surgery MLB.com, March 4, 2015
- Tigers acquire hopeful starting center fielder Gose for Travis MLB.com, November 10, 2014
- Gregorius goes to Yanks, Ray to Arizona, Greene to Tigers MLB.com, December 5, 2014
- In separate deals, Tigers land Cespedes, Simon MLB.com, December 11, 2014
- Tigers' bats stay hot in 11-0 win over the Twins freep.com, April 8, 2015
- Tigers shut out Twins again behind Sanchez foxnews.com, April 8, 2015
- Miggy's three-game stretch best by a Tiger since '52 MLB.com, April 13, 2015
- McCann's first career HR of inside-the-park variety MLB.com, April 29, 2015
- Miggy passes Big Cat with 400th homer MLB.com, May 16, 2015
- Miggy fifth-youngest to reach 1,400 RBIs MLB.com, May 21, 2015
- McCann's first two homers as a Tiger had superhero feel detroitnews.com, May 22, 2015
- Efficient Greene makes history in dominating Pirates MLB.com, April 15, 2015
- Greene pounds the zone, improves to 3-0 MLB.com, April 19, 2015
- Simon, V-Mart team to tackle Tribe, end skid MLB.com, April 25, 2015
- Tigers zeroing in on history with consecutive shutouts MLB.com, April 8, 2015
- Tigers set AL record for scoreless innings MLB.com, April 9, 2015
- Detroit Tigers set American League record for shutout innings to begin a season MLive.com, April 9, 2015
- Tigers allow first earned run to end record streak MLB.com, April 10, 2015
- Tigers notes: Iglesias gets day off, says he's 100% freep.com, April 11, 2015
- Detroit Tigers 8, Cleveland Indians 5: Tigers sweep Tribe, start 6-0 for 1st time since 1985 blessyouboys.com, April 12, 2015
- Detroit 8, Cleveland 5: Tigers sweep Tribe, still unbeaten freep.com, April 12, 2015
- Following pitchers' duel, Iglesias hits walk-off single MLB.com, April 17, 2015
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