2018 Detroit Tigers season

2018 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Christopher Ilitch; Ilitch family trust
General manager(s) Al Avila
Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire
Local television Fox Sports Detroit
(Mario Impemba, Matt Shepard, Rod Allen, Kirk Gibson)
Local radio WXYT-FM
Detroit Tigers Radio Network
(Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2018 Detroit Tigers season is the team's 118th season. This is the team's first year under a mostly new coaching staff led by new Manager Ron Gardenhire.

Uniform changes

Starting this season, the Tigers changed the classic curved Old English D logo on their home uniforms to match that of the sharp cornered hat logo, which is now larger.[1]

Roster moves

Coaching staff

  • On October 20, the Tigers announced Ron Gardenhire was named the successor to Brad Ausmus as the Tigers' manager, and signed to a three-year contract.[2]
  • On November 2, the Tigers named Chris Bosio as pitching coach, Ramón Santiago as first-base coach, Phil Clark as assistant hitting coach, Rick Anderson as bullpen coach, Steve Liddle as bench coach, and Joe Vavra as quality control coach.[3] Also on November 2, the Tigers announced Lloyd McClendon would return as hitting coach and Dave Clark would return as third-base coach.[3]
  • On June 27, 2018, the Tigers terminated pitching coach Chris Bosio's contract due to "insensitive comments that violated Club policy and his Uniform Employee Contract." Bullpen coach Rick Anderson was then promoted to pitching coach.[4]

Releases

Signings

Trades

Number retirements

Season standings

American League Central

American League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 7759 0.566 42–27 35–32
Minnesota Twins 6373 0.463 14 39–29 24–44
Chicago White Sox 5582 0.401 22½ 27–42 28–40
Detroit Tigers 5582 0.401 22½ 34–34 21–48
Kansas City Royals 4591 0.331 32 25–45 20–46

American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 9444 0.681
Houston Astros 8453 0.613
Cleveland Indians 7759 0.566
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 8651 0.628 +4½
Oakland Athletics 8256 0.594
Seattle Mariners 7661 0.555
Tampa Bay Rays 7363 0.537 8
Los Angeles Angels 6671 0.482 15½
Minnesota Twins 6373 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 6274 0.456 19
Texas Rangers 6077 0.438 21½
Chicago White Sox 5582 0.401 26½
Detroit Tigers 5582 0.401 26½
Kansas City Royals 4591 0.331 36
Baltimore Orioles 4097 0.292 41½

Record against opponents

2018 American League 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 2–142–22–42–50–32–41–51–66-100–30–48–83–44–127–13
Boston 14–23–42–24–22–25–16–04–38–52–44–311–86–112–411–3
Chicago 2–24–33–106–100–710–62–27–82–42–52–44–24–32–45–12
Cleveland 5–22–210–312–43–48–43–310–92–52–42–51–24–21–212–8
Detroit 4–22–410–64–121–26–93–46–73–40–73–42–43–44–34–10
Houston 3–02–27–04–32–15–110–61–22–512–78–83–412–72–111–6
Kansas City 4–21–56–104–89–61–51–66–62–52–51–50–72–52–54–11
Los Angeles 5–10–62–23–34–36–106–14–31–57–67–81–66–44–310–10
Minnesota 6–13–48–79–107–62–16–63–40–41–31–53–42–44–28–12
New York 10–65–84–25–24–35–25–25–14–02–13–07–84–312–412–8
Oakland 3–04–25–24–27–07–125–26–73–11–27–91–310–67–012–8
Seattle 4–03–44–25–24–38–85–18–75–10–39–76–16–63–46–12
Tampa Bay 8–88–112–42–14–24–37–06–14–38–73–11–62–17–27–13
Texas 4–31–63–42–44–37–125–24–64–23–46–106–61–23–37–10
Toronto 12–44–124–22–13–41–25–23–42–44–120–74–32–73–313–7

Updated with the results of all games through September 2, 2018.

Season highlights

Team accomplishments

  • On April 8, the Tigers won a game with two or fewer hits for the first time since July 11, 2004 against the Minnesota Twins.[29]
  • On May 28, the Tigers established a franchise record by hitting at least one double in 44 consecutive games, breaking the previous team record set in 1924. JaCoby Jones hit the record-breaking double in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels.[30] The streak was extended to 53 consecutive games before ending on June 6 against the Boston Red Sox. This was the third-longest streak in Major League history since at least 1908.[31]
  • On July 15, the Tigers faced starter Justin Verlander for the first time since he was traded to the Houston Astros from the Tigers on August 31, 2017. Detroit won the game 6–3, while tagging Verlander for four home runs. It was only the third time in Verlander's career that he gave up four home runs in a game.[32]

Individual accomplishments

Pitching

Hitting

Game Log

2018 Game Log: 54–82 (Home: 34–34; Away: 20–48)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Tigers team member

Current roster

Detroit Tigers roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Pitchers


Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


27 active, 13 inactive

7- or 10-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated September 1, 2018
TransactionsDepth chart

All MLB rosters


Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Doug Mientkiewicz
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Andrew Graham
A-Advanced Lakeland Flying Tigers Florida State League Mike Rabelo
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Lance Parrish
A-Short Season Connecticut Tigers New York–Penn League Gerald Laird
Rookie GCL Tigers East Gulf Coast League Jesus Garces
Rookie GCL Tigers West Gulf Coast League Gary Cathcart
Rookie DSL Tigers 1 Dominican Summer League Ramon Zapata
Rookie DSL Tigers 2 Dominican Summer League Jesus Garces

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