2014 Detroit Tigers season

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2014 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
General manager(s) Dave Dombrowski
Manager(s) Brad Ausmus
Local television Fox Sports Detroit
(Mario Impemba, Rod Allen)
Local radio Detroit Tigers Radio Network
(Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2014 Detroit Tigers season is the team's 114th season. The Tigers are defending their American League Central title again this year, with hopes of a fourth consecutive playoff appearance. The regular season began at home on March 31 against AL Central Division rival the Kansas City Royals.[1] This is the team's first year under a new coaching staff led by rookie Manager Brad Ausmus.

Roster moves[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • On October 21, Jim Leyland stepped down from his managerial position after eight years with Detroit.[2] He later confirmed that he joined the Tigers front office as a special assistant to team president/GM/CEO Dave Dombrowski.[3]
  • On November 3, the Tigers announced Brad Ausmus was named Leyland's successor, and signed to a three-year contract with a club option for 2017.[4]
  • On November 3, the Tigers announced bench coach Gene Lamont will return this year.[5]
  • Hitting coach Lloyd McClendon will not return this season; he was named the new manager of the Seattle Mariners on November 5.[6] The Mariners later hired former Tigers bullpen coach Mike Rojas.[7]
  • On November 6, the Tigers announced Jeff Jones will return as pitching coach. They also announced the hiring of Dave Clark as third-base coach and outfield instructor.[8]
  • On November 17, the Tigers announced the hiring of Wally Joyner as hitting coach, Mick Billmeyer as bullpen coach, and Matt Martin was named to the newly created post of defensive coordinator.[9]
  • On November 18, the Tigers announced the hiring of Omar Vizquel as the first-base, infield and baserunning coach.[9]
  • On November 25, the Tigers announced the hiring of Darnell Coles as assistant hitting coach, rounding out their 2014 coaching staff.[10]

Signings[edit]

Releases[edit]

Trades[edit]

Standings[edit]

American League Central[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 9 6 0.600 7–3 2–3
Kansas City Royals 9 8 0.529 1 6–3 3–5
Minnesota Twins 9 9 0.500 5–4 4–5
Chicago White Sox 9 10 0.474 2 6–4 3–6
Cleveland Indians 8 10 0.444 4–5 4–5


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2014 AL Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Boston 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–3
Chicago 0–0 1–2 3-1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1
Cleveland 0–0 0–0 1-3 1-1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1
Detroit 2–1 0–0 0–0 1-1 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3
Houston 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Kansas City 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Los Angeles 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Minnesota 0–0 0–0 1–2 2-1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
New York 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0
Oakland 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Seattle 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 2–4 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–3
Tampa Bay 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1
Texas 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–1
Toronto 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0


Game Log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Legend
Tigers win Tigers loss Game postponed

Current roster[edit]

Detroit Tigers roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


25 active, 15 inactive

Injury icon 2.svg 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster updated April 20, 2014
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 Detroit Tigers schedule MLB.com
  2. ^ Leyland steps down after eight years with Tigers MLB.com, October 21, 2013
  3. ^ Jim Leyland says he will be 'special assistant' to Dave Dombrowski, Detroit Tigers Detroit Free Press, January 8, 2014
  4. ^ Tigers tab Ausmus as club's next skipper MLB.com, November 3, 2013
  5. ^ Lamont full circle as Ausmus' bench coach MLB.com, November 3, 2013
  6. ^ Mariners name McClendon next skipper MLB.com, November 5, 2013
  7. ^ Former Tigers coaches Mike Rojas, Andy Van Slyke added to Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon's staff MLive.com, November 25, 2013
  8. ^ Ausmus retains Jones, adds Clark to coaching staff MLB.com, November 6, 2013
  9. ^ a b Omar Vizquel to be Part of Tigers Coaching Staff MLB.com, November 18, 2013
  10. ^ Tigers name Coles assistant hitting coach MLB.com, November 25, 2013
  11. ^ Tigers reach one-year contract with Coke MLB.com, November 21, 2013
  12. ^ Tigers retain Kelly with $1M deal before deadline MLB.com, Dedember 2, 2013
  13. ^ Tigers, Nathan announce two-year pact MLB.com, December 4, 2013
  14. ^ Tigers finalize two-year deal with outfielder Davis MLB.com, December 10, 2013
  15. ^ Tigers, Chamberlain agree to terms on one-year deal MLB.com, December 13, 2013
  16. ^ Iglesias, Tigers agree to one-year deal MLB.com, January 8, 2014
  17. ^ Tigers sign Max Scherzer for 2014, avoid arbitration Perry, Dayn at cbssports.com on 17 January 2014.
  18. ^ Tigers' deal with Avila clears arbitration slate MLB.com, January 31, 2014
  19. ^ Detroit finalizes one-year deals with Smyly, six others MLB.com, February 24, 2014
  20. ^ Tigers sign Lombardozzi, seven others to deals MLB.com, March 1, 2014
  21. ^ Tigers sign Martinez to Minors deal, add outfield depth MLB.com, March 24, 2014
  22. ^ Miggy, Tigers agree on record extension MLB.com, March 84, 2014
  23. ^ Last set of moves brings roster to 25 MLB.com, March 29, 2014
  24. ^ Tigers inform backup Pena he won't return for 2014 MLB.com, October 30, 2013
  25. ^ a b Jose Veras becomes free agent after Tigers decline option MLB.com, November 1, 2013
  26. ^ Cardinals agree to contract with free agent infielder Jhonny Peralta Axisa, Mike at cbssports.com on 24 November 2013.
  27. ^ Benoit not likely to return to Tigers as setup man MLB.com, December 4, 2013
  28. ^ Royals announce $30.25M, 4-year deal for 2B Omar Infante AP report at foxsports.com on 16 December 2013.
  29. ^ Tigers release Gonzalez, call up Worth MLB.com, April 20, 2014
  30. ^ Kinsler joins Tigers as Fielder dealt to Texas MLB.com, November 21, 2013
  31. ^ Tigers send Fister to Nats for three players MLB.com, December 2, 2013
  32. ^ Tigers acquire Romine from Halos for Alvarez MLB.com, March 21, 2014
  33. ^ Tigers get shortstop Gonzalez from Orioles MLB.com, March 24, 2014

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