Detroit Tigers: Jarrod Saltalamacchia is coming back to Detroit

Al Avila, Detroit Tigers (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.

The Detroit Tigers have signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a deal that brings the veteran back to Detroit.  The Detroit News is reporting that it’s a minor league that sends him to Toledo. This changes the competition for the backup catcher role, which staff writer Rob Low discussed last week.

Joe Seidel, of Detroit Free Press, writes that Tigers prospect Derek Hill must stay healthy and fit. We discussed him as a make-or-break prospect in 2018.

Meanwhile, Joe Jimenez continues to impress the Detroit Tigers throughout spring training, reports Tigers beat writer Anthony Fenech. Eduardo Jimenez is just twenty-two, but with the Tigers organization, he has done plenty of maturing writes Jeff Seidel.

Detroit Tigers prospect Beau Burrows is continuing his ascension through the Tigers farm system. He recently did a Q&A with the Detroit Free Press, and according to Jeff Seidel, the biggest thing he’s learned so far is to just throw strikes.

The Tigers have been playing poor defense as of late in spring training. Its something that is frustrating Ron Gardenhire, writes Chris McCosky. The Tigers made some more cuts today to their roster. Five pitchers were all optioned to minor league spring training.

Next: Prospects entering make-or-break seasons

Niko Goodrum is having a surprisingly strong spring training. But is it enough to earn him a spot on the 40-man roster? Andy Patton takes a look at that question. The Tigers have the first pick in the 2018 MLB draft. Can they use that draft pick to get a cornerstone player for the franchise? The Astros’ blueprint doesn’t think so.

The Tigers recently released Travis Wood after he tore his ACL and had a season-ending injury. Staff Writer Mike Gilpatrick asks-should the team try to replace him?  It’s Friday, that means here at Motor City Bengals we have out a prospect report. The focus of this weeks report is infielder Jose King.