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2012 Detroit Tigers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2011 / 2013

88-74, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Leyland (88-74)
GM: David Dombrowski, Farm Dir: Dan Lunetta, Scouting Dir: David Chadd
Scored 726 runs, Allowed 670 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Comerica Park · Attendance: 3,028,033 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 104


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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 4, 2011

Released Timo Perez.

October 30, 2011

Wilson Betemit granted Free Agency.

Carlos Guillen granted Free Agency.

Magglio Ordonez granted Free Agency.

Brad Penny granted Free Agency.

Ramon Santiago granted Free Agency.

Joel Zumaya granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Brad Thomas granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

William Bergolla granted Free Agency.

Enrique Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

David Purcey granted Free Agency.

Jeff Salazar granted Free Agency.

Omir Santos granted Free Agency.

Max St. Pierre granted Free Agency.

Scott Thorman granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2011

Signed Matt Young as a free agent.

November 9, 2011

Signed Quintin Berry as a free agent.

November 14, 2011

Signed Darin Downs as a free agent.

November 16, 2011

Signed Omir Santos as a free agent.

November 18, 2011

Signed Gerald Laird as a free agent.

November 21, 2011

Signed Jerad Head as a free agent.

November 30, 2011

Signed Ramon Santiago as a free agent.

December 5, 2011

Signed Chris Bootcheck as a free agent.

December 9, 2011

Signed Octavio Dotel as a free agent.

Traded Ryan Perry to the Washington Nationals. Received Collin Balester.

December 12, 2011

Will Rhymes granted Free Agency.

January 4, 2012

Signed Eric Patterson as a free agent.

January 10, 2012

Signed Niuman Romero as a free agent.

January 21, 2012

Signed Brad Eldred as a free agent.

January 26, 2012

Signed Prince Fielder as a free agent.

February 6, 2012

Signed Brent Dlugach as a free agent.

February 9, 2012

Signed Zack Segovia as a free agent.

March 12, 2012

Released David Pauley.

April 14, 2012 (Standings)

Clete Thomas selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

April 20, 2012 (Standings)

Purchased Zach Miner from the Kansas City Royals.

April 26, 2012 (Standings)

Released Brandon Inge.

May 3, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Frazier as a free agent.

June 8, 2012 (Standings)

Omir Santos granted Free Agency.

June 13, 2012 (Standings)

Signed Cesar Carrillo as a free agent.

June 17, 2012 (Standings)

Released Jeff Frazier.

June 19, 2012 (Standings)

Released Brad Eldred.

June 20, 2012 (Standings)

Released Eric Patterson.

June 21, 2012 (Standings)

Signed John Lindsey as a free agent.

July 23, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Rob Brantly, Brian Flynn and Jacob Turner to the Miami Marlins. Received Omar Infante and Anibal Sanchez.

July 26, 2012 (Standings)

Received Brad Davis from the Miami Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

August 5, 2012 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jeff Baker. The Detroit Tigers sent Marcelo Carreno (minors) (October 16, 2012) and cash (October 16, 2012) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

August 7, 2012 (Standings)

Released Fu-Te Ni.

August 10, 2012 (Standings)

Released Matt Young.

August 23, 2012 (Standings)

Thad Weber selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

August 31, 2012 (Standings)

Traded Jeff Baker to the Atlanta Braves. Received a player to be named later. The Atlanta Braves sent Greg Ross (minors) (September 25, 2012) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

October 29, 2012

Gerald Laird granted Free Agency.

Delmon Young granted Free Agency.

Anibal Sanchez granted Free Agency.

Jose Valverde granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2012

Don Kelly granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2012

Collin Balester granted Free Agency.

Chris Bootcheck granted Free Agency.

Brad Davis granted Free Agency.

Jerad Head granted Free Agency.

John Lindsey granted Free Agency.

Zach Miner granted Free Agency.

Niuman Romero granted Free Agency.

Zack Segovia granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2012

Signed Jose Alvarez as a free agent.

November 12, 2012

Signed Shawn Hill as a free agent.

November 15, 2012

Signed Brad Davis as a free agent.

November 16, 2012

Signed Torii Hunter as a free agent.

November 18, 2012

Signed Kevin Russo as a free agent.

November 20, 2012

Released Ryan Raburn.

Signed Jess Todd as a free agent.

November 26, 2012

Signed Matt Tuiasosopo as a free agent.

Signed John Lindsey as a free agent.

November 30, 2012

Daniel Schlereth granted Free Agency.

December 4, 2012

Signed Trevor Bell as a free agent.

December 5, 2012

Traded Andy Oliver to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Ramon Cabrera (minors).

December 6, 2012

Traded Justin Henry (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Jeff Kobernus.

December 10, 2012

Signed Brayan Pena as a free agent.

December 17, 2012

Signed Anibal Sanchez as a free agent.

December 19, 2012

Released Adam Wilk.

January 10, 2013

Signed Pat Misch as a free agent.

January 16, 2013

Signed Don Kelly as a free agent.

March 13, 2013

Released Brennan Boesch.

March 21, 2013

Released Trevor Bell.

March 23, 2013

Returned Jeff Kobernus (earlier draft pick) to the Washington Nationals.

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2011 / 2013 Trades and Transactions