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2012 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Gerald Laird played for the 2012 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record88-74 (1st in American League Central)League Rank2ndMLB Rank6th
BallparkComerica Park
ManagerJim LeylandGeneral ManagerDave Dombrowski
CoachesRafael Belliard (Bench Coach), Tom Brookens (First Base Coach), Jeff Jones (Pitching Coach), Gene Lamont (Third Base Coach), Lloyd McClendon (Hitting Coach), Mike Rojas (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsLost World Series (Giants)
#1 Draft PickJake Thompson (#91)
Payroll$132,300,000 (Rank: 5th)
Attendance3,028,033 (Rank: 9th)
Minor League AffiliatesToledo Mud Hens (AAA) 60-84 ... Erie SeaWolves (AA) 57-84 ... Lakeland Flying Tigers (A+) 73-58 ... West Michigan Whitecaps (A) 72-68 ... Connecticut Tigers (A-) 35-40 ... Dominican Tigers (Rk) 30-34 ... Gulf Coast Tigers (East) (Rk) 36-24 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 2012 Statistics -- 2012 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2012 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2012 baseball season.

2012 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
62Al AlburquerqueP6-0 150 R-R 1986-06-10 26San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB2006-20182011-2017  
2003-   UDFA-CHN
Free Agent  
13Alex AvilaC5-11 210 L-R 1987-01-29 25Pembroke Pines,Florida MLB2006-20192009-2019Archbishop McCarthy (Fort Lauderdale,FL)Alabama
2008- 5- 163-DET
ActiveArizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
18Jeff BakerRF6-2 210 R-R 1981-06-21 31Badkissagen,Germany MLB2000-20152005-2015Gar-field (Woodbridge,VA)Clemson U.
2002- 4- 111-COL
Free Agent  
31Collin BalesterP6-5 190 R-R 1986-06-06 26Huntington Beach,California MLB2004-20172008-2015Huntington Beach (Huntington Beach,CA)
2004- 4- 114-MON
Free Agent  
64Duane BelowP6-2 205 L-L 1985-11-15 26Britton,Michigan MLB2005-20182011-2013Macon (Britton,MI)Lake Michigan Col
2006-19- 562-DET
Free Agent  
53Joaquin BenoitP6-3 205 R-R 1977-07-26 34Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1997-20172001-2017  
1996-   UDFA-TEX
Free Agent  
52Quintin BerryLF6-1 165 L-L 1984-11-21 27San Diego,California MLB2004-20182012-2017Morse (San Diego,CA)San Diego St
2006- 5- 157-PHI
Retired  
26Brennan BoeschRF6-5 185 L-L 1985-04-12 27Santa Monica,California MLB2004-20162010-2015Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood,CA)California
2006- 3-  82-DET
Retired  
24Miguel Cabrera3B6-2 218 R-R 1983-04-18 29Maracay,Venezuela MLB2000-20192003-2019  
1999-   UDFA-FLO
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
40Phil CokeP6-1 210 L-L 1982-07-19 29Sonora,California MLB2002-20172008-2016Sonora (Sonora,CA)San Joaquin Delta Col
2002-26- 786-NYA
International  
45Casey CrosbyP6-5 200 R-L 1988-09-17 23Maple Park,Illinois MLB2008-20182012-2012Kaneland (Kaneland,IL)
2007- 5- 181-DET
Free Agent  
12Andy DirksLF6-0 195 L-L 1986-01-24 26Hutchinson,Kansas MLB2005-20142011-2013Haven (Haven,KS)Wichita St, Hutchinson CC
2008- 8- 253-DET
Free Agent  
20Octavio DotelP6-0 175 R-R 1975-11-25 36Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1995-20131999-2013  
1993-   UDFA-NYN
Retired  
38Darin DownsP6-3 176 R-L 1984-12-26 27Southfield,Michigan MLB2003-20162012-2014Santaluces (Lantana,FL)
2003- 5- 133-CHN
Free Agent  
34Brad EldredDH6-5 245 R-R 1980-07-12 31Coconut Creek,Florida MLB1999-20172005-2012Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek,FL)Florida International U.
2002- 6- 163-PIT
International  
28Prince Fielder1B5-11 280 L-R 1984-05-09 28Ontario,California MLB2002-20162005-2016Eau Gallie (Melbourne,FL)
2002- 1-   7-MIL
Free Agent  
58Doug FisterP6-8 185 L-R 1984-02-04 28Merced,California MLB2003-20182009-2018Golden Valley (Merced,CA)Merced Col, Fresno St
2006- 7- 201-SEA
Retired  
34Avisail GarciaRF6-3 190 R-R 1991-06-12 21Anaco Edo,Venezuela MLB2009-20192012-2019  
2007-   UDFA-DET
ActiveTampa Bay Rays (MLB)
50Bryan HoladayC5-11 190 R-R 1987-11-19 24Dallas,Texas MLB2007-20192012-2019W.T. White (Dallas,TX)Texas Christian U., North Central Texas Col
2010- 6- 193-DET
Free Agent  
4Omar Infante2B5-9 150 R-R 1981-12-26 30Puerto La Cruz,Venezuela MLB1999-20172002-2016  
1999-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent  
15Brandon Inge2B5-11 185 R-R 1977-05-19 35Lynchburg,Virginia MLB1996-20132001-2013Brookville (Lynchburg,VA)Virginia Commonwealth U.
1998- 2-  57-DET
Free Agent  
14Austin JacksonCF6-1 185 R-R 1987-02-01 25Denton,Texas MLB2005-20182010-2018Billy Ryan (Denton,TX)
2005- 8- 259-NYA
Free Agent  
32Don KellyRF-LF6-4 190 L-R 1980-02-15 32Butler,Pennsylvania MLB2001-20162007-2016Mount Lebanon (Pittsburgh,PA)Point Park Col
2001- 8- 237-DET
Free Agent  
9Gerald LairdC6-2 195 R-R 1979-11-13 32Westminster,California MLB1999-20162003-2015La Quinta (Westminster,CA)Cypress Col
1998- 2-  45-OAK
Free Agent  
49Luis MarteP5-11 170 R-R 1986-08-26 25San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB2007-20132011-2012  
2005-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent  
56Jose OrtegaP5-11 165 R-R 1988-10-12 23Caja Seca,Venezuela MLB2009-20182012-2014  
2006-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent  
27Jhonny PeraltaSS6-1 185 R-R 1982-05-28 30Santiago,Dom Rep MLB2000-20172003-2017  
1999-   UDFA-CLE
Free Agent  
52Hernan Perez2B6-0 160 R-R 1991-03-26 21Villa de Cura,Venezuela MLB2009-20192012-2019  
2007-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent  
48Rick PorcelloP6-5 195 R-R 1988-12-27 23Morristown,New Jersey MLB2008-20192009-2019Seton Hall Prep (West Orange,NJ)
2007- 1-  27-DET
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
36Luke PutkonenP6-6 200 R-R 1986-05-10 26Wheaton,Illinois MLB2006-20152012-2014Walton (Marietta,GA)North Carolina
2007- 3- 121-DET
Free Agent  
25Ryan Raburn2B-LF6-0 180 R-R 1981-04-17 31Tampa,Florida MLB2000-20172004-2017Durant (Plant City,FL)South Florida St, Florida
2001- 5- 147-DET
Free Agent  
19Anibal SanchezP6-0 180 R-R 1984-02-27 28Maracay,Venezuela MLB2004-20192006-2019  
2001-   UDFA-BOS
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
39Ramon Santiago2B5-11 150 B-R 1979-08-31 32Las Matas de Farfan,Dom Rep MLB1999-20152002-2014  
1998-   UDFA-DET
Free Agent  
18Omir SantosC6-1 200 R-R 1981-04-29 31Bayamon,Puerto Rico MLB2001-20142008-2013   East Central CC
2001-21- 635-NYA
Free Agent  
37Max ScherzerP6-3 190 R-R 1984-07-27 27St. Louis,Missouri MLB2004-20192008-2019Parkway Central (Chesterfield,MO)Missouri
2006- 1-  11-ARI
ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
55Daniel SchlerethP6-0 210 L-L 1986-05-09 26Anchorage,Alaska MLB2005-20182009-2012Highlands Ranch (Highlands Ranch,CO)Arizona, UNLV
2008- 1-  26-ARI
Free Agent  
33Drew SmylyP6-3 190 L-L 1989-06-13 23Little Rock,Arkansas MLB2009-20192012-2019Little Rock Central (Little Rock,AR)Arkansas
2010- 2-  68-DET
ActivePhiladelphia Phillies (MLB)
36Clete ThomasLF5-11 205 L-R 1983-11-14 28Jacksonville,Florida MLB2003-20142008-2013Mosley (Panama City,FL)Auburn U.
2005- 6- 180-DET
Free Agent  
50Jacob TurnerP6-4 205 R-R 1991-05-21 21St. Charles,Missouri MLB2010-20182011-2018Westminster Christian (St. Louis,MO)
2009- 1-   9-DET
Free Agent  
46Jose ValverdeP6-4 220 R-R 1978-03-24 34San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1999-20172003-2014  
1997-   UDFA-ARI
Restricted  
35Justin VerlanderP6-5 200 R-R 1983-02-20 29Manakin-Sabot,Virginia MLB2002-20192005-2019Goochland (Goochland,VA)Old Dominion U.
2004- 1-   2-DET
ActiveHouston Astros (MLB)
60Brayan VillarrealP6-0 170 R-R 1987-05-10 25La Guaira,Venezuela MLB2007-20142011-2013  
2005-   UDFA-DET
MinorsMinnesota Twins (MLB)
54Thad WeberP6-2 205 R-R 1984-09-28 27Seward,Nebraska MLB2007-20172012-2013Friend (Friend,NE)Nebraska, Hutchinson CC
2008-16- 493-DET
Free Agent  
57Adam WilkP6-2 175 L-L 1987-12-09 24Buena Park,California MLB2007-20182011-2017Cypress (Cypress,CA)Long Beach St
2009-11- 330-DET
Free Agent  
29Danny Worth2B6-1 180 R-R 1985-09-30 26Northridge,California MLB2005-20162010-2016Valencia (Santa Clarita,CA)Pepperdine U.
2007- 2-  91-DET
International  
21Delmon YoungDH6-2 200 R-R 1985-09-14 26Camarillo,California MLB2004-20152006-2015Camarillo (Camarillo,CA)
2003- 1-   1-TBA
Free Agent  
38Matt YoungLF-2B5-8 175 L-R 1982-10-03 29Temple,Texas MLB2002-20132011-2012Plano East (Plano,TX)New Mexico
2005-   UDFA-ATL
Free Agent  
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