Detroit Tigers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: General manager Al Avila said he expects Iglesias to be the Tigers' starting shortstop in 2018, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The Tigers were apparently shopping Iglesias around, though it appears the team didn't receive any noteworthy offers. That may change, but for now, Iglesias is poised to return as the team's starter in 2018. He's a glove-first shortstop who hit just .255/.288/.369 with six homers and seven stolen bases last season, so he can probably be left alone outside of deeper leagues.
News: Brigham signed a one-year, $500,000 contract to play for the Nexen Heroes in South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reports.
Impact: Brigham joined the Heroes after he was released by the Tigers last summer. He went 10-6 with a 4.38 ERA in 24 starts. It's possible he could return to MLB if he becomes a star in South Korea, but the odds are low since he'll be 30 years old next season.
News: Fulmer (elbow) started a throwing program Tuesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Fulmer underwent ulnar transposition surgery back in September, a procedure that usually carries a 3-to-4 month recovery timeline. He appears to be right on schedule, and barring any setbacks, the right-hander should be fully healthy heading into spring training. Despite dealing with elbow issues, he still posted a respectable 3.83 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 114:40 K:BB across 25 starts (164.2 innings).