Dec 3rd, 2013 - Sports News
— The Detroit Tigers have traded starting pitcher Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players.
The deal was announced Monday night. The Nationals sent infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-hander Ian Krol and minor league lefty Robbie Ray to Detroit.
The AL Central champion Tigers have been busy reshaping their roster this offseason. They traded slugger Prince Fielder to Texas and also let All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta leave as a free agent for St. Louis.
The 29-year-old Fister was 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA last season. The righty was 32-20 in two-plus seasons with the Tigers and has pitched especially well in the postseason.
Fister joins a talented Nationals rotation that already includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez.
— The Detroit Tigers and utility player Don Kelly have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that avoids arbitration.
The Tigers announced the agreement Monday.
Kelly played six positions for the Tigers last season at all three spots in the outfield along with third, second and first base while hitting .222 with six homers and 23 RBIs.
He has a career batting average of .229 with 23 homers and 88 RBIs in 475 games over five seasons with the Tigers and one with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Apr 15th, 2014 - Local News
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Apr 14th, 2014 - Local News
Grand Haven Public Schools Athletic Director, Robin Bye, passed away on Saturday. He had been battling cancer and was 56-year-old.
Bye had been with the school system for 34 years.
A crisis team wi...
Apr 15th, 2014 - State News
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The National Weather Service repo...
Apr 14th, 2014 - State News
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The National Weather Service says the wa...
Apr 15th, 2014 - National News
— Between 2:30 and 3 o'clock this afternoon, a flag-raising ceremony and a moment of silence will be held at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to mark the one-year anniversary of the explosions...
Apr 14th, 2014 - National News
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The report released Monday highlights several ...
Apr 15th, 2014 - International News
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Apr 14th, 2014 - International News
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Apr 15th, 2014 - Sports News
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Apr 14th, 2014 - Sports News
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Watson was three shots behind third-round...
Apr 8th, 2014 - Health News
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They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...
Jan 24th, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.
The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 19...