First inning challenge from A.J. Hinch helps Detroit Tigers to 4-3 win over Guardians

CLEVELAND — An overturned call in the first inning, thanks to a wise challenge from manager A.J. Hinch, changed the outcome of Tuesday’s game between the and Cleveland Guardians. Hinch’s knowledge of the rulebook was tested on a crucial play at the plate. Home plate umpire Lance Barksdale determined Javier Báez was tagged out by Guardians catcher … Read more

Detroit Tigers’ Christopher Ilitch, AJ Hinch speak after firing of Al Avila: What they said

On late Wednesday afternoon, announced that Al Avila would be relieved of his duties as General Manager and Executive Vice President. Avila had been the team’s GM since 2015 and the Tigers had not reached the postseason in his tenure. Follow along for the latest updates on why the Tigers made this move. Team owner … Read more

Detroit Tigers’ Christopher Ilitch, AJ Hinch speak after firing of Al Avila: What they said

On late Wednesday afternoon, announced that Al Avila would be relieved of his duties as General Manager and Executive Vice President. Avila had been the team’s GM since 2015 and the Tigers had not reached the postseason in his tenure. Follow along for the latest updates on why the Tigers made this move. Team owner … Read more

Detroit Tigers’ A.J. Hinch won’t squash contract speculation: ‘I feel good being here’

PHOENIX — For the first time, A.J. Hinch was asked publicly about his contract with the . Fans want to know if Hinch, one of the best managers in baseball and a 2017 World Series champion, plans to stick around. Hinch, given a chance to set the record straight, refused to answer contract questions with clarity ahead … Read more