State Sports Archive

Lions in position for playoff berth

DETROIT — They didn’t watch it in the locker room, but by the time the Detroit Lions took the field for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, almost everyone knew that their rival Green Bay Packers had lost to the Buffalo Bills. “I guess they made the announcement (over the public-address system),” quarterback Matthew Stafford […]

Tigers trade Porcello to Red Sox, get Cespedes

SAN DIEGO – The Detroit Tigers at last have executed the long-rumbled-about Rick Porcello-for-Yoenis Cespedes trade. In addition to the slugging outfielder, they also obtained minor league pitchers Alex Wilson and Gabe Speier. “We’re thrilled to be adding an All-Star to our team in Yoenis Cespedes,” Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said in a released […]

Tigers get Greene in trade from Yankees

DETROIT — The MLB winter meetings start on Monday, but the Detroit Tigers got a head start on things Friday morning. The team acquired right-hander Shane Greene from the New York Yankees in a three-way trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday afternoon. The deal was first reported by baseball insider Ken Rosenthal. “We are […]