Season Information
Team Name
1998 Detroit Tigers
League
American League
Division
Central
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
65-97 (.401)   GBL: -24
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
5 / 13 / 27
Runs For/Against
722 / 861   Diff: -139
Playoffs
dnq
Playoff Series
dnq
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Jeff Weaver (1-14)
Attendance
Attendance Rank
26
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
13
Years Active
1901-2021
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
1998-12-29Luis PinedaSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-1160RR1978-06-10San Cristobal,DR
1995-  0-   0-TEX
MLB2001-20021996-2004
1998-12-28Luis GonzalezTraded by Tigers to Diamondbacks for Karim Garcia.LF-OF6-2190LR1967-09-03Tampa,FL
1988-  4-  90-HOU
MLB1990-20081987-2008
1998-12-28Karim GarciaTraded by Diamondbacks to Tigers for Luis Gonzalez.OF-RF6-0172LL1975-10-29Ciudad Obregon,MX
1992-  0-   0-LAN
MLB1995-20041993-2016
1998-12-28Gregg JefferiesSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.3B-1B5-10185BR1967-08-01Burlingame,CA
1985-  1-  20-NYN
MLB1987-20001985-2000
1998-12-18Luis PoloniaSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-DH5-8152LL1964-10-12Santiago,DR
1984-  0-   0-OAK
MLB1987-20001984-2002
1998-12-18David McCartySigned as Free Agent by Tigers.1B-OF6-5215RL1969-11-23Houston,TX
1991-  1-   3-MIN
MLB1993-20051989-2005
1998-12-17Pedro SwannSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-1B6-0200LR1970-10-27Wilmington,DE
1991- 26- 673-ATL
MLB2000-20031991-2007
1998-12-15Alejandro Freirere-signed by Tigers1B-OF6-2185RR1974-08-23Caracas,VZ
1991-  0-   0-HOU
MLB2005-20051994-2006
1998-12-14Eric LudwickSelected by Tigers from Marlins in the minor league draft.P6-5210RR1971-12-14Whiteman AFB,MO
1993-  2-  50-NYN
MLB1996-19991993-2002
1998-12-14Eric LudwickTraded by Tigers to Blue Jays for Beiker Graterol.P6-5210RR1971-12-14Whiteman AFB,MO
1993-  2-  50-NYN
MLB1996-19991993-2002
1998-12-14Beiker GraterolTraded by Blue Jays to Tigers for Eric Ludwick.P6-2165RR1974-11-09Lara,VZ
1992-  0-   0-TOR
MLB1999-19991996-2000
1998-12-14Bill HaselmanSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-DH6-3223RR1966-05-25Long Branch,NJ
1987-  1-  23-TEX
MLB1990-20031987-2003
1998-12-14Glen BarkerSelected by Astros from Tigers in Rule 5 major league draftOF-CF5-10180RR1971-05-10Albany,NY
1993- 11- 305-DET
MLB1999-20011993-2003
1998-12-14Dustin CrouchSelected by Tigers from Blue Jays in Rule 5 minor league draftP6-2210RR---Amherst,VA
NCAA2007-2007
1998-12-11Trey BeamonReleased by Tigers.OF-LF6-0192LR1974-02-11Dallas,TX
1992-  2-  61-PIT
MLB1996-19981992-2006
1998-12-10Marino SantanaPurchased by Red Sox from Tigers.P6-1190RR1972-05-10San Jose de Los Llamas,DR
1990-  0-   0-SEA
MLB1998-19991993-1999
1998-12-04Joe RandaTraded by Tigers to Mets for Willie Blair.3B-2B5-11190RR1969-12-18Milwaukee,WI
1991- 11- 288-KCA
MLB1995-20061991-2006
1998-12-04Bryan CoreyClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Diamondbacks.P-SS6-0170RR1973-10-21Thousand Oaks,CA
1993- 12- 333-DET
MLB1998-20081993-2012
1998-12-04Willie BlairTraded by Mets to Tigers for Joe Randa.P6-1185RR1965-12-18Paintsville,KY
1986- 11- 289-TOR
MLB1990-20011986-2001
1998-11-25David McCartySigned by Tigers1B-OF6-5215RL1969-11-23Houston,TX
1991-  1-   3-MIN
MLB1993-20051989-2005
1998-11-24Rickey CradleSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-CF6-2180RR1973-06-20Norfolk,VA
1991-  5- 146-TOR
MLB1998-19981991-1999
1998-11-24Felipe LiraSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-0170RR1972-04-26Miranda,VZ
1990-  0-   0-DET
MLB1995-20011990-2008
1998-11-24Joe SiddallSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-OF6-1200LR1967-10-25Windsor,ON
1987-  0-   0-MON
MLB1993-19981988-2000
1998-11-24Nelson CruzSigned by TigersP6-1185RR1972-09-13Puerto Plata,DR
1989-  0-   0-MON
MLB1997-20031991-2005
1998-11-23Masao KidaPurchased by Tigers from Orix (Japan Pacific).P6-2210RR1968-09-12Tokyo,JP
1998-  0-   0-DET
MLB1999-20051988-2012
1998-11-19Nelson CruzSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-1185RR1972-09-13Puerto Plata,DR
1989-  0-   0-MON
MLB1997-20031991-2005
1998-11-13Dean PalmerSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.3B-DH6-1210RR1968-12-27Tallahassee,FL
1986-  3-  59-TEX
MLB1989-20031986-2003
1998-11-03Brian LooneySigned by TigersP5-10180LL1969-09-26New Haven,CT
1991- 10- 269-MON
MLB1993-19951991-2005
1998-10-06Doug BochtlerClaimed on waivers by Dodgers from Tigers.P6-3215RR1970-07-05West Palm Beach,FL
1989-  9- 228-MON
MLB1995-20001989-2003
1998-09-23Edgar HuertaLoaned by Braves to Mexico City Tigers March 16-P5-11140LL1979-10-21Culiacan,MX
AAA2000-2014
1998-09-21Daniel GaribayLoaned by Devil Rays to Mexico City Tigers (Mexican) March 24-P5-11160LL1973-02-14Maneadoro,MX
1992-  0-   0-LAN
MLB2000-20001994-2005
1998-09-06Will BrunsonClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Dodgers.P6-6185LL1970-03-20Irving,TX
1992- 21- 577-CIN
MLB1998-19991992-2001
1998-08-28Juan FranciaSigned as nondrafted free agent by Tigers2B-SS5-9145BR1982-01-04Caracas,VZ
AAA2000-2011
1998-07-30Luis PinedaSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-1160RR1978-06-10San Cristobal,DR
1995-  0-   0-TEX
MLB2001-20021996-2004
1998-07-29Victor MendezSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersOF-3B5-11160BR1980-06-28Las Matas de Farfan,DR
AAA2002-2011
1998-07-29Ramon SantiagoSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.SS-2B5-11150BR1979-08-31Las Matas de Farfan,DR
1998-  0-   0-DET
MLB2002-20141999-2015
1998-07-20Billy RipkenReleased by Tigers.2B-SS6-1190RR1964-12-16Havre de Grace,MD
1982- 11- 286-BAL
MLB1987-19981982-1998
1998-07-18Jason WoodTraded by Athletics to Tigers for Bip Roberts.3B-SS6-1170RR1969-12-16San Bernardino,CA
1991- 11- 307-OAK
MLB1998-20081991-2008
1998-07-16Joe OliverReleased by Tigers.C-1B6-3220RR1965-07-24Memphis,TN
1983-  2-  41-CIN
MLB1989-20011983-2001
1998-07-01Alonso BeltranSigned by Mexico City Tigers (Mexican)P5-9163RR1972-03-04Guadalupe,MX
1991- 14- 380-TOR
AAA1991-2008
1998-06-29Andy TomberlinReleased by Tigers.OF-1B5-11185LL1966-11-07Monroe,NC
1985-  0-   0-ATL
MLB1993-19981986-2000
1998-06-24Dave RobertsTraded by Tigers with Tim Worrell to Indians for Geronimo Berroa.OF-CF5-10175LL1972-05-31Okinawa,JP
1994- 28- 781-DET
MLB1999-20081994-2008
1998-06-24Geronimo BerroaTraded by Indians to Tigers for Tim Worrell and Dave Roberts.OF-DH6-0210RR1965-03-18Santo Domingo,DR
1983-  0-   0-TOR
MLB1989-20001984-2003
1998-06-24Tim WorrellTraded by Tigers with Dave Roberts to Indians for Geronimo Berroa.P6-4215RR1967-07-05Pasadena,CA
1989- 20- 520-SDN
MLB1993-20061990-2006
1998-06-23Bip RobertsTraded by Tigers to Athletics for Jason Wood.2B-OF5-7165BR1963-10-27Berkeley,CA
1982-  1-  13-PIT
MLB1986-19981982-1998
1998-06-12Jeff MantoReleased by Tigers.3B-1B6-3210RR1964-08-23Bristol,PA
1985- 14- 355-CAL
MLB1990-20001985-2000
1998-06-01Ron LindseyTraded by Padres to Tigers for Scott Sanders.P5-10170RR1984-04-23San Diego,CA
NCAA2003-2003
1998-05-06Scott SandersTraded by Tigers to Padres for Rod Lindsey.P6-4220RR1969-03-25Hannibal,MO
1990-  1-  32-SDN
MLB1993-19991988-2004
1998-04-24Jeff MantoClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Indians.3B-1B6-3210RR1964-08-23Bristol,PA
1985- 14- 355-CAL
MLB1990-20001985-2000
1998-04-23Shane HeamsSigned by TigersP-OF6-1175RR1975-09-29Toledo,OH
1994- 41-1138-SEA
AAA1995-2005
1998-04-23Pete IncavigliaReleased by Tigers.OF-DH6-1230RR1964-04-02Pebble Beach,CA
1985-  1-   8-MON
MLB1986-19981986-2002
1998-04-02Cecilio GaribaldiContract purchased by Devil Rays from Mexico City TigersP6-2214RR1978-01-05Guasave,MX
AAA1998-2015
1998-04-02Eddie GaillardClaimed on waivers by Devil Rays from Tigers.P6-1200RR1970-08-13Camden,NJ
1993- 13- 361-DET
MLB1997-19991993-2006
1998-03-30Jose SanchezReleased by TigersP6-2190RR1981-10-11Santo Domingo,DR
A+2003-2006
1998-03-27Clark ParkerReleased by Tigers2B-P5-8160LR1975-09-26Los Angeles,CA
1997- 40-1195-DET
AA1997-2005
1998-03-25Doug BochtlerPurchased by Tigers from Athletics.P6-3215RR1970-07-05West Palm Beach,FL
1989-  9- 228-MON
MLB1995-20001989-2003
1998-03-25Marcus JensenReleased by Tigers.C-1B6-4204BR1972-12-14Oakland,CA
1990-  1-  33-SFN
MLB1996-20021990-2006
1998-03-20Kevin BaezTraded by Tigers to Reds for Tim Belk.SS-2B6-0160RR1967-01-10Brooklyn,NY
1988-  7- 182-NYN
MLB1990-19931988-2005
1998-03-20Tim BelkTraded by Reds to Tigers for Kevin Baez.1B-OF6-3200RR1970-04-06Cincinnati,OH
1992- 15- 409-CIN
MLB1996-19961991-2000
1998-03-13Jorge SequeaSigned as nondrafted free agent by Tigers2B-SS5-10165BR1980-10-01Anaco,VZ
AAA2001-2005
1998-03-09Kevin BaezSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.SS-2B6-0160RR1967-01-10Brooklyn,NY
1988-  7- 182-NYN
MLB1990-19931988-2005
1998-03-09Erik HiljusSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-5230RR1972-12-25Panorama City,CA
1991-  4- 121-NYN
MLB1999-20021991-2003
1998-03-03Robert EllisReleased by Tigers.P6-5220RR1970-12-15Baton Rouge,LA
1990-  3-  77-CHA
MLB1996-20031991-2005
1998-01-29Pete IncavigliaSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-DH6-1230RR1964-04-02Pebble Beach,CA
1985-  1-   8-MON
MLB1986-19981986-2002
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