(8/11/2008) The Pirates traded RP Franklyn German to the White Sox on Monday for a player to be named later.
Pirates give German minor deal
(6/5/2008) The Pirates signed reliever Franklyn German to a minor league contract Thursday.
German refuses outright assignment
(5/30/2008) Rangers RP Franklyn German refused an outright assignment Friday and became a free agent.
Texas cuts RP German Wednesday
(5/21/2008) Right-handed reliever Franklyn German was designated for assignment Wednesday by the Texas Rangers, who recalled right-hander Kameron Loe from Triple-A Oklahoma to take his place. Manager Ron Washington said he needed another fresh arm for the bullpen. "You have to make tough decisions, and this is one of 'em," Washington said before Texas played at Minnesota. "Whatever happens, we live with."
German stretches out in relief
(5/21/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: RHP Franklyn German pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. It was the longest outing of his career. German allowed three baserunners on a pair of hits and a walk. German had allowed runs in each of his three previous outings.
F. German strikes out three
(5/9/2008)Franklyn German had three strikeouts and no walks in 1 2/3 innings Thursday in the win at Seattle. He has just one walk in his past 5 2/3 innings.
German returns to hill Tuesday
(4/8/2008) Rangers RP Franklyn German returned to action Tuesday against the Orioles after complaining of back tightness during his last outing Friday. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning as his team trailed 8-1. He didn't allow a hit or walk while striking out one.
F. German dealing with back problem
(4/7/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Rangers RHP Franklyn German had some back issues over the weekend at Los Angeles. He entered Friday's game complaining of a tight back and faced only one hitter before coming out. He was unavailable on Saturday and was not used Sunday. Manager Ron Washington said he expects German to be ready for the home opener on Tuesday.
(3/22/2007) The Rangers optioned RP Franklyn German to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Rangers sign four minor deals
(11/17/2006) The Texas Rangers agreed to terms with RHP Franklyn German, INF Ramon Vazquez, LHP Matt Merricks and INF David Matranga on minor-league contracts.
German designated for assignment
(6/2/2006) The Marlins also activated right-hander Carlos Martinez (strained right elbow) from the 15-day DL Friday and designated right-handers Todd Wellemeyer and Franklyn German for assignment.
F. German activated from DL
(5/30/2006) Marlins RHP Franklyn German (right elbow tendinitis) was activated from the disabled list after Monday's game. LHP Reynel Pinto was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
German sent to rehab assignment
(5/24/2006) Right-hander Franklyn German (shoulder) is on a Class A rehab assignment Wednesday and Thursday. The Marlins are set to activate German from the DL on Friday if all goes well, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
German throws in sim game
(5/24/2006) Marlins RHP Franklyn German threw 21 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday so he could work on his slider. He could be activated from the disabled list (right shoulder tendinitis) Friday.
German will return 'fairly soon'
(5/23/2006) Manager Joe Girardi said RHP Franklyn German (right shoulder tendinitis) and RHP Carlos Martinez (right elbow strain) would return "fairly soon." German pitched a scoreless inning at Class A Jupiter on Sunday. Martinez threw live batting practice Monday.
Marlins' German back Friday
(5/21/2006) Franklyn German (shoulder) is eligible to come off the DL on Friday. The right-hander likely will be activated in time to face the Mets on Friday, according to MLB.com.
German working way back
(5/20/2006) Franklyn German, on the disabled list because of right shoulder tendinitis, said he might pitch Sunday for one inning in a rehabilitation outing with Class A Jupiter. German hopes to come off the DL on May 26.
F. German to toss in 'pen
(5/15/2006) RHP Franklyn German (right shoulder tendinitis) will throw a bullpen session Monday in Atlanta. He hopes to be ready to return when he becomes eligible to come off the disabled list May 24.
F. German plays soft toss
(5/12/2006) RHP Franklyn German threw soft toss Thursday, a day after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Marlins place German on DL
(5/10/2006) The Marlins placed RHP Franklyn German (shoulder) on the 15-day DL and recalled RHP Logan Kensing from Triple-A Albuquerque of the PCL.
German leaves Tuesday's game
(5/10/2006) Franklyn German left Tuesday's game against the Braves in the seventh inning after facing only one batter due to right shoulder tendinitis. He will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday and the team is expected to recall Logan Kensing from Triple-A Albuquerque.
(4/25/2006) Franklyn German has yet to allow an earned run in five appearances with the Marlins this season.
German debuts with scoreless frame
(4/6/2006) Franklyn German, picked up off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Monday, worked a scoreless sixth inning at Houston in his debut for the Marlins.
Marlins claim German off waivers
(4/4/2006) The Florida Marlins claimed right-handed pitcher Franklyn German off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Monday and designated right-handed pitcher Nate Bump for assignment. The 26-year-old German went 4-0 with one save and a 3.66 ERA in 58 games with the Tigers last season. German has an 8-4 career mark with a 4.75 ERA in 126 relief appearances. German originally signed with Oakland as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 1996. He was traded to the Tigers in 2002.
Detroit cut German
(4/1/2006) Detroit purchased the contracts of LHP Bobby Seay and INF Ramon Santiago from Toledo of the IL Saturday. They also designated RHP Franklyn German and C Rob Bowen for assignment and placed RHP Craig Dingman (shoulder) on the 15-day DL and RHP Troy Percival on the 60-day DL.
Tigers will designate RP German
(4/1/2006) The Tigers plan to designate reliever Franklyn German and catcher Rob Bowen for assignment Saturday and place pitchers Craig Dingman and Troy Percival on the DL. Detroit also plans to purchase the contracts of Ramon Santiago and left-handed reliever Bobby Seay.
Franklyn German on the bubble
(3/28/2006) Franklyn German is on the bubble as far as making Detroit's opening day roster. He has struggled with his control all spring and did so again Monday, when he entered the game in the eighth inning and threw eight straight balls.
Franklyn German out of options
(3/16/2006) Franklyn German, who is out of options, gave up a pair of runs in two innings Wednesday and has a 9.00 ERA. He has had problems with wildness in his career.
Franklyn German works on slider
(2/24/2006) MLB.com reports Franklyn German continued to work on grip and arm angle for his slider. The slider was part of his spring training that put him on last season's opening day roster. "It breaks good," German said. "All I need is a little more confidence to use it."
Tigers' German gets year deal
(2/20/2006) The Tigers agreed to terms with RHP Franklyn German, RHP Fernando Rodney, INF Don Kelly, INF Kody Kirkland and OF Curtis Granderson on one-year contracts.
German might be in saves mix
(7/31/2005) Franklyn German might get an opportunity to close games in Detroit with Kyle Farnsworth shipped to the Braves on Sunday.
German slated for long relief
(3/17/2005) Tigers' right-hander Franklyn German is making a strong case to serve as one of Alan Trammell's long relievers. Considering his strong spring and the fact that he's out of options, German figures to be on the opening-day roster.
German agrees to deal with Tigers
(2/17/2005) RHP Franklyn German agreed to a one-year deal with the Tigers.
German optioned to Triple-A
(7/11/2004) The Tigers optioned Franklyn German to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
Tigers recall Franklyn German
(6/20/2004) Tigers recalled German from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday. He will take over setup duties. Steve Colyer was sent to Triple-A Toledo to make room for German.
German goes to Triple-A
(3/27/2004) Detroit sent Franklyn German to Triple-A Toledo Saturday. They also reassigned Guillermo Rodriguez to minor league camp.
Franklyn German recalled
(8/25/2003) The Tigers recalled German from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
Franklyn German sent down
(6/30/2003) The Tigers optioned Franklyn German to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
German blows save on Sunday
(6/8/2003) Franklyn German allowed an earned run and two hits on Sunday at San Francisco, blowing the save.
German records his third save
(6/1/2003) Franklyn German picked up his third save of the season Saturday against the Yankees, despite allowing two walks and two wild pitches. "He's trying to get me older, grayer and balder already at this age," Tigers manager Alan Trammell said. "Today he showed some signs of being erratic, but he made big pitches when he needed them."
Franklyn German gets second save
(5/27/2003) German worked a perfect ninth inning to record his second save of the season Monday against Cleveland. He has now tossed 10 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest streak by a Tigers pitcher this year. However, despite German's performance of late, manager Alan Trammell told the Detroit Free Press that he still intends to spread save opportunities around.
Franklyn German to close?
(5/8/2003) With Matt Anderson optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, it appears Franklyn German will be utilized as the team's closer.
Franklyn German to get longer outings
(4/7/2003) Tigers manager Alan Trammell told the Detroit Free Press that he plans to use German and Jamie Walker as early as the sixth inning. "We're trying to get two innings out of each of them often," Trammell said. The move is necessary because the team doesn't have experienced middle relievers.
Franklyn German to be setup man
(3/13/2003) Tigers manager Alan Trammell told the Detroit Free Press that German will be the setup man for closer Matt Anderson to start the 2003 season.
(9/17/2002) German pitched one scoreless inning Monday for his first career save. Monitor German's progress. He has been regarded as the Tigers' closer of the future and might get more save opportunities during the remaining games.
(9/9/2002) Tigers manager Luis Pujols told the Detroit Free Press he might use German to finish a game if regular closer Juan Acevedo is unavailable. German is an excellent keeper-league prospect, and this news might make him the favorite to be Detroit's closer in 2003. He has some value in AL-only leagues based on the chance of an occasional save this year.