Season Information
Team Name
2003 Detroit Tigers
League
American League
Division
Central
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
43-119 (.265)   GBL: -47
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
5 / 14 / 30
Runs For/Against
591 / 928   Diff: -337
Playoffs
dnq
Playoff Series
dnq
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance
Attendance Rank
27
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
11
Years Active
1901-2020
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
2003-12-30Jason JohnsonSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P-OF6-6235RR1973-10-27Santa Barbara,CA
1992-  0-   0-PIT
MLB1997-20081992-2013
2003-12-19Fernando VinaSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.2B-SS5-9170LR1969-04-16Sacramento,CA
1990-  9- 253-NYN
MLB1993-20041991-2004
2003-12-19Rondell WhiteSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.LF-OF6-0210RR1972-02-23Milledgeville,GA
1990-  1-  24-MON
MLB1993-20071990-2007
2003-12-18Mike DiFeliceSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-1B6-2205RR1969-05-28Philadelphia,PA
1991- 11- 285-SLN
MLB1996-20081991-2008
2003-12-18Al LevineSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-3198RR1968-05-22Park Ridge,IL
1991- 11- 306-CHA
MLB1996-20051991-2008
2003-12-17Edgar HuertaContract purchased by Padres from Mexico City TigersP5-11140LL1979-10-21Culiacan,MX
AAA2000-2014
2003-12-15Lino UrdanetaSelected by Tigers from Indians in Rule 5 major league draftP6-1168RR1979-11-20Caracas,VZ
1996-  0-   0-LAN
MLB2004-20071999-2008
2003-12-15Chris SheltonSelected by Tigers from Pirates in Rule 5 major league draft1B-C6-0200RR1980-06-26Salt Lake City,UT
2001- 33- 984-PIT
MLB2004-20092001-2010
2003-12-15Mike BumataySelected by Tigers from Rockies in Rule 5 major league draftP6-0177LL1979-10-09Fresno,CA
1998- 21- 628-PIT
AAA1998-2007
2003-12-15Jordan GerkSelected by Cubs from Tigers in Rule 5 minor league draftP6-1180LL1979-07-06Kelowna,BC
2000- 41-1217-DET
AAA2000-2005
2003-12-11David CortesSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P5-11195RR1973-10-15Mexicali,MX
1996-  0-   0-ATL
MLB1999-20061996-2010
2003-12-09Jason SmithSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.SS-2B6-3190LR1977-07-24Meridian,MS
1996- 43-1288-TBA
MLB2001-20091997-2015
2003-12-08Cliff BartoshClaimed on waivers by Indians from Tigers.P6-2175LL1979-09-05West,TX
1998- 29- 862-SDN
MLB2004-20051998-2005
2003-12-07Marcus ThamesSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-LF6-2205RR1977-03-06Louisville,MS
1996- 30- 899-NYA
MLB2002-20111997-2011
2003-11-27Rick PalmaSigned by TigersP6-1160LL1979-09-26Maracay,VZ
AAA1997-2006
2003-11-26Andy BarkettSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.1B-OF6-1205LL1974-09-05Miami,FL
1995-  0-   0-NYA
MLB2001-20011995-2005
2003-11-24Ariel PrietoSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-2247RR1969-10-22Havana,CU
1995-  1-   5-OAK
MLB1995-20011995-2005
2003-11-20Brian SchmackSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-2195RR1973-12-07Chicago,IL
1996-  0-   0-CHA
MLB2003-20031992-2004
2003-11-20Pat Ahearnere-signed by TigersP6-3195RR1969-12-10San Francisco,CA
1992-  7- 196-DET
MLB1995-19951992-2013
2003-11-17Jeff InglinSigned by TigersOF-3B5-11180RR1975-10-08Petaluma,CA
1996- 16- 467-CHA
AAA1996-2005
2003-11-15Guillermo RodriguezSigned by TigersC-1B5-11195RR1978-05-15Barquisimeto,VZ
1995-  0-   0-SFN
MLB2007-20091996-2012
2003-11-14Warren MorrisSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.2B-3B5-11179LR1974-01-11Alexandria,LA
1996-  5- 143-TEX
MLB1999-20031997-2005
2003-11-14Rayner Bautistare-signed by TigersSS-2B5-11155RR1978-09-17Nizao Bani,DR
AAA1997-2009
2003-11-07Danny KlassenSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.SS-3B6-0175RR1975-09-22Leamington,ON
1993-  2-  65-MIL
MLB1998-20031993-2008
2003-11-01Tim ChristmanSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-0195LL1975-03-31Oneonta,NY
1996- 11- 326-COL
MLB2001-20011996-2005
2003-10-31Cliff BartoshClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Padres.P6-2175LL1979-09-05West,TX
1998- 29- 862-SDN
MLB2004-20051998-2005
2003-10-28Miguel LinaresSigned as nondrafted free agent by Tigers3B-SS6-2180RR1983-12-16Santo Domingo,DR
A+2004-2007
2003-09-30Rhiner CruzSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersP6-2165RR1986-11-01Santo Domingo,DR
2003-  0-   0-DET
MLB2012-20182004-2018
2003-09-23Sergio ContrerasLoaned by Angels to Mexico City Tigers (Mexican) April 28-1B-OF5-11180LL1980-04-30Ciudad Obregon,MX
AAA2000-2019
2003-09-12Luis GarciaLoaned by Diamondbacks to Mexico City Tigers March 24-OF-CF6-3208RR1975-09-22Hermosillo,MX
1994- 19- 537-CHA
MLB2002-20021995-2011
2003-09-03Cecilio GaribaldiLoaned by Devil Rays to Mexico City Tigers March 21-P6-2214RR1978-01-05Guasave,MX
AAA1998-2015
2003-09-03Iker FrancoLoaned by Devil Rays to Mexico City Tigers March 19-C-1B6-1212RR1981-05-05Ensenada,MX
AAA2000-2019
2003-08-27Steve SparksReleased by Tigers.P-OF6-0180RR1965-07-02Tulsa,OK
1987-  5- 123-MIL
MLB1995-20041987-2004
2003-08-20John EnnisClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Braves.P6-5220RR1979-10-17Montrose,CO
1998- 14- 431-ATL
MLB2002-20071998-2010
2003-07-23Shane HeamsReleased by TigersP-OF6-1175RR1975-09-29Toledo,OH
1994- 41-1138-SEA
AAA1995-2005
2003-07-21Shane HeamsSigned by TigersP-OF6-1175RR1975-09-29Toledo,OH
1994- 41-1138-SEA
AAA1995-2005
2003-07-16John DeeringTraded by Tigers to Yankees for Paddy Greene.P6-0180RR1879-06-25Lynn,MA
MLB1903-19031903-1903
2003-07-16Paddy GreeneTraded by Yankees to Tigers for John Deering.3B-SS5-8150RR1875-03-20Providence,RI
MLB1902-19031902-1903
2003-07-13Ben PetrickTraded by Rockies to Tigers for Adam Bernero.C-OF6-0199RR1977-04-07Hillsboro,OR
1995-  2-  38-COL
MLB1999-20031996-2004
2003-07-13Adam BerneroTraded by Tigers to Rockies for Ben Petrick.P6-4205RR1976-11-28San Jose,CA
1996- 38-1136-COL
MLB2000-20061999-2008
2003-07-11Wendell MageeReleased by TigersOF-CF6-0220RR1972-08-03Hattiesburg,MS
1994- 12- 338-PHI
MLB1996-20021994-2005
2003-06-11Tonayne BrownTraded by Red Sox to Tigers completing trade in which Tigers sent RHP Jerry Dunn to Red Sox for a player to be named (March 18 2003)OF5-11190RL1977-08-24Tallahassee,FL
1998- 36-1075-BOS
AA1998-2005
2003-06-10Sam FlamontReleased by TigersOF-2B6-0210LR1980-03-17Dearborn Heights,MI
A+2001-2005
2003-06-10Ernie CourtneyTraded by Yankees with Herman Long to Tigers for Kid Elberfeld.3B-1B5-8168LR1875-01-20Des Moines,IA
MLB1902-19081902-1908
2003-06-10Pat LennonContract purchased by Tigers from Long IslandOF-3B6-2230RR1968-04-27Whiteville,NC
1986-  1-   8-SEA
MLB1991-19991986-2005
2003-06-10Kid ElberfeldTraded by Tigers to Yankees for Ernie Courtney and Herman Long.SS-3B5-7158RR1875-04-13Pomeroy,OH
MLB1898-19141898-1914
2003-06-10Herman LongTraded by Yankees with Ernie Courtney to Tigers for Kid Elberfeld.SS-2B5-8160LR1866-04-13Chicago,IL
MLB1889-19041889-1904
2003-06-09Kevin JordanContract purchased by Tigers from Camden2B-3B6-1201RR1969-10-09San Francisco,CA
1990- 20- 542-NYA
MLB1995-20011990-2005
2003-06-03Randor BierdSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersP6-4190RR1984-03-14Santo Domingo,DR
2003-  0-   0-DET
MLB2008-20082004-2010
2003-05-29Tom EvansReleased by Tigers.3B-1B6-1200RR1974-07-09Kirkland,WA
1992-  4- 121-TOR
MLB1997-20001992-2006
2003-05-27Alex SanchezTraded by Brewers to Tigers for Noochie Varner and Chad Petty.OF-CF5-10180LL1976-08-26Havana,CU
1996-  5- 154-TBA
MLB2001-20051996-2013
2003-05-27Noochie VarnerTraded by Tigers with LHP Chad Petty to Brewers for OF Alex SanchezOF-3B6-0185RR1980-12-07Cynthiana,KY
2000- 10- 303-CIN
AAA2000-2007
2003-05-27Chad PettyTraded by Tigers with OF Noochie Varner to Brewers for OF Alex SanchezP6-4200LL1982-02-17Cleveland,OH
2000-  2-  48-DET
A+2000-2005
2003-05-24Adrian BurnsideTigers acquired RHP Roberto Novoa and 3B Kody Kirkland to complete tradeP6-3168RL1977-03-15Alice Springs,AU
AAA1996-2011
2003-05-24Kody KirklandTraded by Pirates to Tigers completing trade in which Tigers sent 1B Randall Simon to Pirates for LHP Adrian Burnside and two players to be named (Nov. 25 2002)3B-2B6-4200RR1983-06-09Pocatello,ID
2001- 30- 894-PIT
AAA2002-2013
2003-05-22Jair JurrjensSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersP6-1160RR1986-01-29Willemstad,CC
2003-  0-   0-DET
MLB2007-20142003-2018
2003-05-12Freddy DolsiSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersP6-0160RR1983-01-06San Pedro de Macoris,DR
2003-  0-   0-DET
MLB2008-20092003-2011
2003-05-09Sendy VasquezSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersP6-1160BR1982-08-10Hato Mayor del Rey,DR
A+2003-2011
2003-05-07Wendell MageeSigned by TigersOF-CF6-0220RR1972-08-03Hattiesburg,MS
1994- 12- 338-PHI
MLB1996-20021994-2005
2003-04-29Craig PaquetteReleased by Tigers.3B-1B6-0190RR1969-03-08Long Beach,CA
1989-  8- 218-OAK
MLB1993-20031989-2007
2003-04-27Dave BorkowskiReleased by Tigers.P6-1200RR1977-02-07Detroit,MI
1995- 11- 294-DET
MLB1999-20081995-2009
2003-04-25Dave BorkowskiReleased by TigersP6-1200RR1977-02-07Detroit,MI
1995- 11- 294-DET
MLB1999-20081995-2009
2003-04-03Tyler WalkerClaimed on waivers by Tigers from Mets.P6-3237RR1976-05-15San Francisco,CA
1997-  2-  58-NYN
MLB2002-20101996-2011
2003-04-02Cristhian MartinezSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersP6-1160RR1982-03-06Santo Domingo,DR
2003-  0-   0-DET
MLB2009-20132003-2013
2003-03-29Yohanny ValeraSigned by TigersC-1B6-1200RR1976-08-17Santo Domingo,DR
1993-  0-   0-NYN
MLB2000-20001995-2009
2003-03-29AJ HinchPurchased by Tigers from Indians.C-OF6-1207RR1974-05-15Waverly,IA
1996-  3-  75-OAK
MLB1998-20041993-2005
2003-03-28Luke CarlinReleased by TigersC-1B5-11180BR1980-12-20Silver Spring,MD
2002- 10- 290-DET
MLB2008-20122000-2015
2003-03-28Robinson CancelReleased by Tigers.C-1B6-0195RR1976-05-04Lajas,PR
1994- 16- 431-MIL
MLB1999-20111994-2013
2003-03-28Jesse CarlsonReleased by TigersP6-1160LL1980-12-31New Britain,CT
2002- 15- 440-DET
MLB2008-20102001-2012
2003-03-28Damion EasleyReleased by Tigers.2B-SS5-11185RR1969-11-11New York,NY
1988- 30- 767-CAL
MLB1992-20081989-2008
2003-03-28Tim McClaskeyReleased by TigersP5-10170RR1976-01-11Portsmouth,OH
1995- 36- 989-MIA
AAA1996-2008
2003-03-28George LombardClaimed on waivers by Devil Rays from Tigers.OF-LF6-0202LR1975-09-14Atlanta,GA
1994-  2-  61-ATL
MLB1998-20061994-2009
2003-03-27Bill HaselmanReleased by Tigers.C-DH6-3223RR1966-05-25Long Branch,NJ
1987-  1-  23-TEX
MLB1990-20031987-2003
2003-03-27Jeremy LewisReleased by TigersP6-4180RL1980-09-12Concord,NC
1999- 23- 687-DET
A+1999-2011
2003-03-25Chris SpurlingTraded by Braves to Tigers for Matt Coenen.P6-5228RR1977-06-28Dayton,OH
1997- 41-1246-NYA
MLB2003-20071998-2010
2003-03-25Matt CoenenTraded by Tigers to Braves for RHP Chris Spurling March 25 2003P6-6230LL1980-03-13Green Bay,WI
2001-  2-  65-DET
AA1999-2005
2003-03-23Kevin BarkerReleased by Tigers.1B-OF6-3205LL1975-07-26Bristol,VA
1996-  3-  73-MIL
MLB1999-20091996-2011
2003-03-18Gus MarquettiReleased by TigersP6-6220BR1978-02-24Caracas,VZ
AA2002-2009
2003-03-18Michael SmithReleased by TigersP6-5205LL1981-07-08Valdosta,GA
2002- 16- 470-DET
Rk2002-2003
2003-03-18Gerald DunnTraded by Tigers to Red Sox for a player to be named March 18 2003P6-4210RR1981-06-30Charlotte,NC
2000- 36-1068-DET
A+2001-2010
2003-03-07Heinie SmithTraded by Giants to Tigers for Kid Gleason.2B-P5-9160RR1871-10-24Pittsburgh,PA
MLB1897-19031897-1903
2003-03-07Kid GleasonTraded by Tigers to Giants for Heinie Smith.2B-P5-7158BR1866-10-26Camden,NJ
MLB1888-19121888-1912
2003-02-26Oscar BustillosContract purchased by Mexico City Tigers from Devil RaysP5-11180RR1979-12-10Culiacan,MX
AAA2000-2013
2003-02-05Wilkin RamirezSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersLF-OF6-2190RR1985-10-25Bani,DR
2003-  0-   0-DET
MLB2009-20132003-2016
2003-02-03Kevin WittSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.1B-SS6-4210LR1976-01-05High Point,NC
1994-  1-  28-TOR
MLB1998-20061994-2007
2003-01-24Kevin BarkerSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.1B-OF6-3205LL1975-07-26Bristol,VA
1996-  3-  73-MIL
MLB1999-20091996-2011
2003-01-20Alex LontayoSigned by TigersP6-1190LL1975-12-12Colorado Springs,CO
AAA1995-2005
2003-01-20Bill HaselmanSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-DH6-3223RR1966-05-25Long Branch,NJ
1987-  1-  23-TEX
MLB1990-20031987-2003
2003-01-16Tom EvansSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.3B-1B6-1200RR1974-07-09Kirkland,WA
1992-  4- 121-TOR
MLB1997-20001992-2006
2003-01-15Billy MunozSigned by Tigers1B-OF6-2220LL1975-06-30Yuma,AZ
1994- 50-1347-MIN
AAA1998-2009
2003-01-11Nate RobertsonTraded by Marlins with Rob Henkel and Gary Knotts to Tigers for Jerrod Fuell and Mark Redman.P6-2215LR1977-09-03Wichita,KS
1999-  5- 146-MIA
MLB2002-20101999-2014
2003-01-11Gary KnottsTraded by Marlins with Rob Henkel and Nate Robertson to Tigers for Jerrod Fuell and Mark Redman.P6-4200RR1977-02-12Decatur,AL
1995- 11- 289-MIA
MLB2001-20041996-2009
2003-01-11Mark RedmanTraded by Tigers with Jerrod Fuell to Marlins for Rob Henkel, Nate Robertson and Gary Knotts.P6-5220LL1974-01-05San Diego,CA
1995-  1-  13-MIN
MLB1999-20081994-2008
2003-01-11Jerrod FuellTraded by Tigers with LHP Mark Redman to Marlins for RHP Gary Knotts LHP Nate Robertson and LHP Rob HenkelP6-4210RR1980-10-03Grant,NM
1999- 10- 297-DET
AAA1999-2007
2003-01-11Rob HenkelTraded by Marlins with RHP Gary Knotts and LHP Nate Robertson to Tigers for LHP Mark Redman and RHP Jerrod FuellP6-2210LR1978-08-03La Mesa,CA
2000-  3-  71-MIA
AAA2000-2007
2003-01-10Danny KlassenSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.SS-3B6-0175RR1975-09-22Leamington,ON
1993-  2-  65-MIL
MLB1998-20031993-2008
2003-01-07Adriano SantosSigned as nondrafted free agent by TigersP6-2170RR1984-09-08Bani,DR
A+2004-2007
2003-01-07Robinson CancelSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-1B6-0195RR1976-05-04Lajas,PR
1994- 16- 431-MIL
MLB1999-20111994-2013
2003-01-06Danny KlassenSigned by TigersSS-3B6-0175RR1975-09-22Leamington,ON
1993-  2-  65-MIL
MLB1998-20031993-2008
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