(2/20/2011) The Mets re-signed outfielder Jesus Feliciano on Sunday to a minor league deal, reports ESPN.com. New York also signed Chris Shelton and Kent Tsujimoto. Shelton is 30 years of age and last spent time in the majors in 2009 with Seattle.
Astros trim roster to 29 players
(3/30/2010) Infielder Edwin Maysonet and reliever Wilton Lopez were optioned to the Astros' minor league camp Tuesday. In other moves, the team said non-roster invitee reliever Casey Daigle will be reassigned to minor league camp after he pitches with the big league club Thursday. Non-roster invitee relievers Gary Majewski and Gustavo Chacin, infielders Chris Shelton and Drew Meyer, and catcher Kevin Cash will stay with Houston through its home exhibition series against the Blues Jays and then be reassigned to minor league camp. The Astros must make four more cuts by Sunday afternoon to get to the 25-man limit.
Shelton has stellar day vs. Pirates
(3/23/2010) Astros 1B Chris Shelton went 3 for 3 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored in a 11-1 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Shelton hits first spring home run
(3/14/2010) Houston 1B Chris Shelton, who once hit 18 homers and drove in 59 RBI in a season with the Tigers back in 2005 as a 25-year-old, hit his first bomb of the spring on Saturday against the Cardinals. Shelton took starter Chris Carpenter deep in the second inning for a two-run shot with nobody out. He finished the game 1 for 4 and is batting .286 on the spring.
Berkman undergoes knee surgery
(3/13/2010) Astros 1B Lance Berkman is expected to miss two to four weeks after having knee surgery to remove loose cartilage from his left knee. Manager Brad Mills said that the surgery on Saturday showed there was no damage to the meniscus or ligaments. The timetable for Berkman's recovery puts him in jeopardy of missing Opening Day. "From my understanding, they were able to clean everything up without any cartilage damage," Mills said. "The level of concern has gone way down because of that. The doctor says he's fine. I have all the confidence in the world that he's going to be fine." Mills said that the team would not move Carlos Lee or any other outfielder to first if Berkman is out for the start of the season. Berkman's backup, Geoff Blum, went 1 for 4 with an RBI for an Astros split squad that topped the Nationals 8-7 on Saturday. Chris Shelton and Jeff Keppinger could also see time at first.
(7/10/2009) Infielder Chris Shelton was called up to replace Jason M. Vargas on the roster on Thursday. He played third in Triple-A Tacoma out of necessity. Manager Don Wakamatsu will use him as the DH against left-handers and occasionally at first base.
(3/21/2009) Seattle 1B Chris Shelton is competing with Mike Sweeney for the backup first base job to starter Russell Branyan. Sweeney is the sentimental favorite as a comeback player but Shelton is really raking. Shelton went 2-for-4 on Saturday against the A's and is batting .514 on the spring in 35 at bats.
Shelton making his case
(3/14/2009) Mariners first baseman Chris Shelton went 3-for-4 with two runs scored on Saturday against the Rockies. Shelton is batting .523 this spring (11-for-21).
Shelton already up to third homer
(3/6/2009) Mariners Chris Shelton hit his third homer of the spring Thursday against the Angels, going 1-for-2 on the day. He's batting .444 (4-for-9) so far this spring.
M's Shelton homers for second time
(3/2/2009)Chris Shelton, a dark horse to win the starting job at first base for the Mariners, hit his second home run of the spring Sunday at the Rangers. He finished 1-for-2 with a walk, two RBI and two runs scored. He's batting .429 for the spring.
Shelton shows off power for M's
(2/26/2009) Former Tigers and Rangers 1B Chris Shelton, a non-roster veteran trying to make Seattle's roster, hit a fly ball in the second inning Thursday at the Padres that carried and carried in the desert wind for a home run. It was his only hit in three at-bats.
(7/6/2008) The Rangers outrighted Chris Shelton to the minor leagues Wednesday.
Rangers release 1B Shelton outright
(6/26/2008) The Rangers designated Chris Shelton for assignment on Thursday. Shelton was hitting .216 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 41 games for the Rangers since April 29. The Rangers have 10 days to release, trade or send him outright to the minors.
Shelton lacks in offensive outburst
(6/5/2008) The Rangers managed to post nine runs Wednesday against the Indians, but 1B Chris Shelton was not part of the offensive barrage. He was hitless in five at-bats and struck out three times. His batting average dropped to .219.
(5/16/2008) 1B Chris Davis is now batting .340 with Double-A Frisco and he's the future for the Rangers at first base, with Chris Shelton acting as a place-holder for now.
Chris Shelton to lose a start
(5/6/2008) MLB.com reports that Rangers manager Ron Washington plans on inserting Frank Catalanotto in the lineup Tuesday against a righty pitcher. That start could come at first base at the expense of Chris Shelton and Ben Broussard, who have been splitting time there. "I'm going to try and get Cat in there [Tuesday] some kind of way," Washington said.
Shelton homers for first hit in 2008
(5/4/2008) Rangers 1B Chris Shelton, called up on Tuesday, finally got his first hit of the season Saturday when he smacked a solo homer in a 6-3 win over the A's. Shelton is 1-for-11 to start the season.
(3/28/2008) Before Thursday's game, the Rangers released infielders Chris Shelton. He had been assigned to the minor leagues.
Shelton sent to minor league camp
(3/22/2008) Before Friday's spring game against the Angels, the Rangers assigned four players to their minor league camp, including infielders Edgardo Alfonzo and Chris Shelton, both former major leaguers who signed minor league contracts.
Shelton tries to recreate career
(3/14/2008) The only time Chris Shelton played in Texas was two years ago, when Shelton had nine home runs in the first 13 games of the season with 17 RBI for the Tigers. He became only the fourth player to reach that mark so quickly and finished the opening month with a franchise-record 19 extra-base hits. "That was something that was very special and I'm always excited to be known for that," said Shelton, now trying to make the roster of the Texas Rangers. "If that's all I'll ever be, I'll be fine with that, but obviously I want it to be more than that just kind of a flash in the pan." The Rangers acquired Ben Broussard from Seattle to be their everyday first baseman. Shelton was cut, outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma and then brought to spring training as a non-roster invitee. "I was excited to come over," Shelton said. "I'd be lying if I said it wasn't disappointing when they designated me. I felt I could help this team."
Shelton outrighted to Triple-A
(1/24/2008) The Texas Rangers sent first baseman Chris Shelton outright to Triple-A Oklahoma on Thursday after he cleared waivers. Shelton, a non-roster invitee to spring training, was designated for assignment Jan. 14 to make room on the roster for right-hander Kazuo Fukumori. Shelton was acquired last month from Detroit for outfielder Freddy Guzman.
(11/30/2007) The Tigers designated 1B Chris Shelton and OF Timo Perez for assignment Friday. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright them to the minor leagues.
Shelton hitting .250 lately
(7/6/2007) Chris Shelton is batting just .250 with two homers and eight RBI in his past 10 games with Triple-A Toledo.
1B Shelton hitting .289 in Toledo
(6/7/2007) Chris Shelton, who was 2-for-4 in Wednesday's game with Triple-A Toledo, is batting .317 with three doubles, a home run and eight RBI over the past 10 games.
Power outage for 1B Shelton
(9:27 pm ET) Chris Shelton has batted .400 (14-for-35) over his past 10 games with Triple-A Toledo, but he has managed just two home runs this season in 45 games for the Mud Hens.
Shelton not dazzling in the minors
(5/2/2007) Tigers 1B Chris Shelton is hitting .272 through 26 games and 92 at bats with Triple-A Toledo. He has two homers and 14 RBI and has struck out 30 times while walking 20.
Shelton does well with Mud Hens
(4/9/2007) 1B Chris Shelton is doing well with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens. He has five hits in 14 at-bats with one homer, two RBI and three runs scored.
Shelton among Tigers' cuts Monday
(3/26/2007) The Tigers optioned the contracts of RHP Zach Miner, SS Ramon Santiago and 1B Chris Shelton to Triple-A Toledo. Also, they assigned RHP Preston Larrison, LHP Tim Byrdak, LHP Bobby Seay, C Dane Sardinha, C Steve Torrealba, OF Timo Perez and OF Ryan Raburn to minor-league camp. Finally, LHP Felix Heredia has been unconditionally released.
Tigers roster spot still up in air
(3/25/2007) Tigers manager Jim Leyland insisted he's not sure whether INF Neifi Perez, INF Ramon Santiago or 1B Chris Shelton will claim the remaining opening on the roster.
Shelton goes 3-for-4 vs. Nationals
(3/23/2007) Tigers 1B Chris Shelton went 3-for-4 with a run, RBI, double and homer during Friday's spring game against the Nationals. He is now hitting .395 with eight runs, five doubles, two homers and four RBI in 14 spring games.
Shelton hot amid uphill 1B battle
(3/8/2007) Chris Shelton is trying to rebound with the Tigers after going from April star to October no-show. After missing the first week of spring training games because of a pulled stomach muscle, Shelton has three hits in two games. "I'm just letting things fall into place," said Shelton, who was 1-for-1 against Atlanta on Wednesday and is 3-for-4 in the exhibition season. "They know what I can do, and I know what I can do." Detroit acquired Sean Casey last summer to play first, and displaced outfielder Marcus Thames is learning the position this year. Shelton hopes to impress manager Jim Leyland. "The best I can do is make it tough on (them)," Shelton said. "I know it's up to me to show what I can do."
1B Shelton plays on Tuesday
(3/6/2007) Chris Shelton (stomach) was able to play in Tuesday's spring game against the Blue Jays. He was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
Shelton heals slowly
(3/2/2007) Manager Jim Leyland said 1B Chris Shelton is healing slower than expected from a pulled stomach muscle. "I'm kind of disappointed, really," Leyland said. "We thought it was only going to be a day or so. It's kind of lingered on a little bit."
Shelton to wait out FA decision
(10/31/2006) Sean Casey is eligible for free agency and the Tigers are in the hunt for a big bat, perhaps via free agency. Detroit started the year with Chris Shelton at first base and, after a fantastic start, he faltered and was sent to Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers brought Shelton back up to Detroit late in the season, but he did not produce at the plate and was left off the postseason roster.
Santiago takes Shelton's spot
(10/2/2006) Manager Jimmy Leyland said UTL Ramon Santiago would be on the playoff roster instead of Chris Shelton. Shelton was one of baseball's best hitters in April, hitting .326 with 10 homers and a club-record 19 extra-base hits, but he slumped badly and was sent to the minors when the Tigers acquired Sean Casey at the trading deadline.
Shelton returns to Motown
(9/2/2006) The Detroit Tigers recalled Chris Shelton from Triple-A Toledo on Saturday to serve as an emergency catcher. Shelton hit .326 with a team-record 19 extra-base hits in April, including 10 homers, helping Detroit to a 16-9 record. His batting average had slid down to .277 by the time he was sent down on July 31 to make room for newly acquired Sean Casey. He hit only six homers after April 30. Shelton hit just .266 in 28 games for Toledo and was not called up when rosters expanded to 40 players on Friday.
Shelton tries to figure it out
(8/11/2006) Since the first thirteen games of the season, Chris Shelton has had only six homers and struck out more than once every four at-bats. That led to his demotion to Triple-A Toledo, and the Tigers got first baseman Sean Casey from Pittsburgh. He's looking to correct his swing in time to help the Tigers finish off their commanding bid for an AL Central title. Shelton's stint in the minors has reunited him with Mud Hens hitting coach Leon "Bull" Durham, a former All-Star with the Chicago Cubs. The pair worked together the last two seasons when Shelton was in Toledo.
Shelton to rejoin team before Sept. 2
(8/1/2006) Manager Jim Leyland said 1B Chris Shelton, who was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after the Tigers obtained 1B Sean Casey from Pittsburgh, will rejoin the team no later than Sept. 1 when rosters are expanded. "I believe in my heart that Chris Shelton is the first baseman of the future for the Detroit Tigers," Leyland said. "It's just one of those situations where Chris Shelton needs to go down and play. He will definitely be back up Sept. 1, if not before. I think he'll be our first baseman next year, and maybe more this year again."
Shelton loses job, sent down
(7/31/2006) The Tigers acquired first baseman Sean Casey from the Pirates on Monday in exchange for minor-league pitcher Brian Rogers. Casey, a career .304 hitter, gives the AL Central-leading Tigers the left-handed-hitting presence they have lacked as they head toward a playoff berth. To make room for Casey, Detroit optioned the contract of first baseman Chris Shelton to Triple-A Toledo.
(7/25/2006) Chris Shelton was 2-for-5 with three strikeouts in Monday's game at Cleveland.
Chris Shelton playing well again
(7/13/2006) Right before the All-Star break, Shelton hit safely in nine of his last 10 games for the Tigers.
Shelton collects two RBI
(7/6/2006) Chris Shelton had a key two-run single Wednesday for Detroit. He came up with two out and runners on second and third in the second inning and delivered a soft single to left. That was only the second hit the Tigers had with runners in scoring position to that point in the final game of a three-game series at Oakland.
Shelton drives in two
(7/2/2006) Chris Shelton, Carlos Guillen and Craig Monroe drove in two runs each Sunday to help the Tigers open a 9-2 lead and take two of three from Pittsburgh, their seventh consecutive series win.
Shelton hitless against Rocket
(6/27/2006) Chris Shelton was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout in Tuesday's game against Roger Clemens and the Astros to lower his batting average to .271.
Shelton returns to Detroit order
(6/27/2006) Chris Shelton returned to Detroit's lineup Monday after a game off and responded to the rest with two hits. It was Shelton's single that gave Detroit its first baserunner leading off the third inning, and he came around to score the Tigers' first run.
Chris Shelton in another slide
(6/23/2006) Chris Shelton hit two home runs on June 17, then proceeded to go hitless in 11 at-bats in the Milwaukee series. He is now hitting .158 with 31 strikeouts in his past 21 contests.
Shelton hitless with two Ks
(6/19/2006) Chris Shelton was 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Monday's game at Milwaukee, as he was unable to carry over his momentum from Sunday's two-home run game down in Chicago.
Shelton beltin' again for Tigers
(6/18/2006) Chris Shelton was 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, three RBI and a strikeout in Sunday's game at Chicago Cubs.
Slumping Shelton returns to action
(6/15/2006) Chris Shelton returned to the lineup Wednesday vs. Tampa Bay and batted eighth after sitting out Tuesday's game. Shelton is hitting .130 in his last 13 games.
Shelton sits amid deep slump
(6/14/2006) OF Craig Monroe (right ankle) and 1B Chris Shelton were out of the lineup Tuesday. Manager Jim Leyland used Monroe as a DH on Monday, and said he should've given him the day off instead. "He could play but wouldn't be 100 percent," Leyland said. Shelton is expected to be back on the field Wednesday. "Poor guy's really struggling," Leyland said.
Shelton takes a seat Sunday
(6/5/2006) 1B Chris Shelton was rested Sunday, meaning he will have been idle three of the last four days when Detroit resumes action Tuesday night in Chicago. Manager Jim Leyland says he's swinging at more balls than strikes. He hit eighth Saturday, his only action of the weekend. "I think that he is in the process of learning what it's like to be a young big-league player," said manager Jim Leyland. "And I think he is now in the process of learning how to make adjustments. Obviously, pitchers are starting to make adjustments, and it's a never-ending process. When they make an adjustment, you make an adjustment. And that doesn't come overnight for a young player."
Manager Leyland sits Chris Shelton
(6/2/2006) Placido Polanco (back) was one of two Detroit regulars not in the starting lineup Thursday night against the N.Y. Yankees. Chris Shelton was also not in the lineup, though he did pinch hit in the eighth inning.
Chris Shelton hitless vs. Mussina
(6/1/2006) Chris Shelton went hitless in three at-bats against Mike Mussina in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the N.Y. Yankees.
No more Johnson & Johnson tears
(5/30/2006) The Tigers have been shut out by two consecutive Johnsons -- the Yankees' Randy and Cleveland's Jason. "If I don't see any more Johnsons for a while, that'll be pretty good," 1B Chris Shelton said.
Chris Shelton back to form
(5/30/2006) Chris Shelton went hitless in Monday's loss to the N.Y. Yankees, but it appears that his bat has returned after an extended slide. He had hit .382 over his previous 15 games for manager Jim Leyland.
Shelton's bat comes to life
(5/16/2006) Chris Shelton's bat is coming back to life. He had two hits in each of Detroit's three games in Cleveland during the weekend after a stretch of sub-.200 hitting following his hot start. Shelton is cutting down on his swing again, swinging at fewer bad pitches, and just trying to drive the ball where it's pitched. Manager Jim Leyland felt he was becoming a little home run conscious after belting nine in his first 13 games.
Shelton owns Cleveland pitching
(5/15/2006) Chris Shelton was 6-for-12 in the three-game series at Cleveland and he is hitting .423 (11-for-26) with three homers against the Indians this season.
Shelton breaks 3-for-18 slide
(5/12/2006) Tigers 1B Chris Shelton broke a 3-for-18 slide with consecutive singles in the seventh and eighth innings on Friday at Cleveland.
Shelton returns, moves to seventh
(5/11/2006) Chris Shelton returned to the Detroit lineup Wednesday night against Baltimore, but he was hitting seventh instead of his usual sixth. He went hitless but walked once as his batting average slipped to .294 on the season.
Chris Shelton receives partial rest
(5/10/2006) Chris Shelton got part of a night off Tuesday at Camden Yards against the Orioles. He wasn't in the starting lineup as Detroit manager Jim Leyland tried to refresh him and get his slump over by giving him two days without baseball, but he did pinch hit.
Shelton to rest on Tuesday
(5/8/2006) Manager Jim Leyland told the team's official website that he plans to give Chris Shelton the day off on Tuesday at Baltimore when the Tigers begin a three-game series. "He's doing absolutely fine," Leyland said. "He's just in one of those grooves where he's taking strikes and swinging at balls a little bit, and he's over-swinging. And that's the end of that."
Shelton snaps out of skid
(5/7/2006) Chris Shelton singled in the seventh Sunday at Minnesota to snap an 0-for-9 skid.
Shelton can't join hit parade
(5/6/2006) Chris Shelton, whose torrid April was the talk of baseball, is one of the few Tigers who haven't hit much this year against the Twins. He went 0-for-4 Saturday at Minnesota.
Chris Shelton collects two hits
(5/4/2006) Chris Shelton went 2-for-3 in Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
(5/3/2006) Chris Shelton was hitless in three at-bats in Tuesday's game against the lowly Royals, as his average slipped down to .309.
Shelton hitless again Monday
(5/2/2006) Chris Shelton was 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in Monday's game against Minnesota, as his average has slipped to .319.
Shelton whacks his 10th homer
(4/29/2006) Chris Shelton was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and a strikeout in Friday's game against the Twins. The home run was his 10th of the season.
Shelton crashes down to earth
(4/25/2006) Chris Shelton, who had collected 17 extra-base hits and 64 total bases this month, the most by a Tigers player since 1960, went 0-for-Seattle (0-for-9) this weekend. He came into Monday night's game batting .105 for the road trip (2-for-19), but was still hitting .371 with nine homers and 18 RBIs overall.
Shelton whiffs two more times
(4/25/2006) Chris Shelton was 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Monday's game at L.A. Angels to drop his average to .365.
Shelton is hitless in Seattle
(4/24/2006) Chris Shelton was 0-for-3 with a walk, run scored and two strikeouts in Sunday's game at Seattle, going hitless in the three-game series in Safeco Field.
Shelton can't take A's deep
(4/20/2006) Chris Shelton went 1-for-3 Thursday at Oakland with a walk and a strikeout and didn't hit a home run during the entire series vs. the A's, remaining at nine homers for the season.
Shelton hitless on Wednesday
(4/20/2006) Chris Shelton was 0-for-3 with a run scored and a walk in Wednesday's game at Oakland. On a positive note, he did not strikeout for the first time in six games.
Leyland won't move Chris Shelton
(4/18/2006) Despite his nine home runs and increased overall production at the plate, Chris Shelton will not be moved out of the sixth spot in Detroit's lineup. "Shelton will hit sixth, period," manager Jim Leyland said. "End of the conversation, for now."
Chris Shelton = home runs
(4/17/2006) Chris Shelton hit a solo home run off Cleveland's Paul Byrd in the the second inning of Monday's contest against the Indians. He now has an incredible nine on the season.
Shelton hits yet another HR
(4/16/2006) Chris Shelton hit his major league-leading eighth home run, backing Mike Maroth and leading the Detroit Tigers over the Cleveland Indians 1-0 Sunday.
Shelton making Tigers history
(4/14/2006) Chris Shelton's 13 extra-base hits in the first nine games match the most by any Tiger in April since 1960. Cecil Fielder had 13 in April 1996.
Shelton's Ruthian assault continues
(4/13/2006) Chris Shelton hit his major league-leading seventh homer Thursday. He is hitting .514 with a 1.297 slugging percentage.
Shelton hits sixth home run
(4/12/2006) Chris Shelton hit his major league-leading sixth homer of the season in the ninth off of Bobby Jenks on Wednesday. The Tigers lost 4-3, and he finished 1-for-4.
Chris Shelton wins AL award
(4/12/2006) MLB.com reports Chris Shelton has won AL Player of the Week honors. Shelton, 25, batted .583 in the first six games of the season while leading the league with 14 hits, nine RBIs, a 1.458 slugging percentage and 35 total bases. He also posted a .615 on-base percentage with seven runs scored, two triples and two doubles.
Shelton gets another RBI
(4/10/2006) Chris Shelton went 1-for-4 with an RBI double vs. Chicago on Monday. He has 10 RBI on the year. Shelton, the AL's player of the week, was surrounded by a slew of TV cameras and reporters after batting practice. "I couldn't believe it," he said. "I couldn't get off the field."
Shelton gets another RBI
(4/10/2006) Chris Shelton went 1-for-4 with an RBI double vs. Chicago on Monday. He has 10 RBI on the year.
Shelton credits personal trainer
(4/9/2006) Detroit 1B Craig Shelton said hiring a personal trainer during the offseason helped him hit five homers in the first four games. "I feel so much better about myself. I feel I've got a good approach going." Last season it took Shelton 26 games to reach five homers en route to his career high of 18. "It's strange for me, power-wise," Shelton said. "It's not something I'm accustomed to. I'm not going up trying to hit home runs. I'm just trying to get good pitches to hit and they're going out of the park. It's surprising."
Shelton on pace for 202 HRs
(4/8/2006) Chris Shelton has now hit five homers in his first four games, a pace he knows he won't be able to maintain over the long haul. He had a two-run homer on Friday night at Texas. "It's a little overwhelming," Shelton said. Last season it took Shelton 26 games to reach five homers en route to his career high of 18. "It's strange for me, power-wise," Shelton said. "It's not something I'm accustomed to. I'm not going up trying to hit home runs. I'm just trying to get good pitches to hit and they're going out of the park. It's surprising."
MLB HR leader - Chris Shelton?
(4/7/2006) Shelton was 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Thursday's game at Texas, as the Detroit offense victimized starter R.A. Dickey for six home runs. Shelton now has four home runs which puts him in the lead in that category during the early stages of the season.
Shelton has multihomer game
(4/3/2006) Chris Shelton homered twice as the Tigers pick up a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday. It was Shelton's first career multihomer game and he finished 3-for-4. Only a leaping grab by second baseman Mark Grudzielanek on Shelton's eighth-inning liner kept him from going 4-for-4.
Shelton to hit eighth for Tigers
(3/25/2006) Tigers manager Jim Leyland has finally settled on a lineup to start the season. Curtis Granderson will lead off followed by: Placido Polanco, Ivan Rodriguez, Magglio Ordonez, Dmitri Young, Craig Monroe, Carlos Guillen, Chris Shelton and Brandon Inge.
Shelton says he feels fine
(3/17/2006) 1B Chris Shelton hasn't had a hit since feeling a little lightheaded and getting scratched from the lineup Tuesday. Shelton returned Wednesday and played again Thursday, going hitless in both games. Detroit's regular first baseman says he feels fine now.
Shelton scratched Tuesday
(3/15/2006) Tigers 1B Chris Shelton was scratched from the starting lineup after becoming lightheaded during batting practice.
Chris Shelton goes 0-for-3
(3/8/2006) In Wednesday's spring training game against the Braves, Tigers 1B/DH Chris Shelton went 0-for-3, striking out twice and walking once. Shelton is hitting .267 so far this spring.
(3/6/2006) Here's CBS SportsLine.com's Scott Miller's take on the Tigers' 1B/DH situation: The Tigers are attempting to thin out their overload of players who play 1B and DH. Dmitri Young, Carlos Pena and Chris Shelton all fit the same stereotype. In a perfect world this season, Young will play a little first, a little DH, a little third base and possibly even a bit in the outfield. Shelton, originally obtained by Detroit as a Rule 5 pick from Pittsburgh in December 2003, put himself on the map last season by batting .299 with 18 homers and 59 RBI in 107 games. Unless he has a lights-out spring, Pena appears to be the odd man out.
Chris Shelton continues to impress
(3/6/2006) Chris Shelton doubled and scored a run in the first inning Sunday and is showing manager Jim Leyland he deserves his designation as Detroit's regular first baseman this season. He hit a home run in his first spring game and looks even sharper this season than he did in an impressive first full year of playing in the majors.
Tigers sign Chris Shelton
(3/2/2006) MLB.com reports the Detroit Tigers agreed to terms Wednesday with Nate Robertson, Roman Colon, Jason Grilli, Kyle Sleeth, Wilfredo Ledezma, Omar Infante, Chris Shelton, Nook Logan and Marcus Thames.
Chris Shelton out to find success
(3/1/2006) The Detroit Free Press reports Chris Shelton wants to prove that his 2005 success was not a fluke. "First of all, he's one of most talented players that I've ever seen come up," Shelton's teammate Brandon Inge said. "He reminds me of Edgar Martinez, the former Seattle Mariner who hit .300 or better 10 times in his career."
Shelton lands in Round 11
(2/13/2006) Chris Shelton was the 122nd overall selection (eleventh round) in the 2006 CBS SportsLine.com AL Experts League. He recorded a .299 BA with 18 home runs and 59 RBI in 388 AB in 2005.
Shelton improving defensively at 1B
(2/6/2006) 1B Chris Shelton is a pretty good defensive first baseman for a guy who supposedly isn't good defensively. "Wow, he's a good athlete," new Detroit infield coach Rafael Belliard said. "I watched the video of him. We have to work on his throwing. I look forward to spring training so I can teach him more. I have a lot of secrets I think I can pass to him."
Shelton remains top option at 1B
(8/22/2005) The Detroit News reports that Chris Shelton remains the first option for manager Alan Trammell at first base over Carlos Pena - despite Pena's three homers in his past two starts since being called up. "Chris Shelton hasn't lost his job," Trammell said.
Chris Shelton in a tailspin
(8/7/2005) Shelton was 0-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts in Sunday's game against the Indians as his tailspin continues.
Shelton might see time at C
(8/7/2005) Tigers manager Alan Trammell said either Chris Shelton or Brandon Inge could catch if needed to in Toronto. Ivan Rodriguez is expected to miss the Toronto series while serving a four-game suspension. Backup Vance Wilson will be the starter in his place.
Shelton belts his 10th home run
(8/3/2005) Chris Shelton was 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI in Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Shelton helps to bury the Twins
(7/24/2005) Chris Shelton was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Shelton's streak ends at 15
(7/24/2005) Chris Shelton's 15-game hitting streak came to an end in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night.
Shelton continues to sizzle
(7/3/2005) Chris Shelton was 2-for-4 in Sunday's series finale against the Yankees.
Shelton misses cycle by double
(6/30/2005) Chris Shelton was 4-for-6 with a triple, home run and two RBI in Wednesday's game against the White Sox.
Shelton appears in the outfield
(6/29/2005) Chris Shelton made an appearance in left field in Sunday's game, but the team's official website says he is not expected to see additional time there.
Shelton hits another home run
(6/23/2005) Chris Shelton went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs in Thursday's game against the Twins. He raised his average to .315 with the three-hit game.
Shelton earning playing time
(6/22/2005) Chris Shelton, a Rule 5 draft pick who got only 46 at-bats while spending last year on the Tigers' bench, is hitting .302 in 43 at-bats since he was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on May 31. "He's doing everything you would ask of a guy," Trammell said. "You can just see the confidence, and the difference is we've been able to put him in the lineup on more of a regular basis."
Shelton smacks first homer
(6/16/2005) Chris Shelton went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season, second in his career, in Thursday's game against the Padres. He knocked in two runs in the victory and lifted his average to .323 on the year.
Shelton a tough start this week
(6/6/2005) Although the Tigers have a pair of interleague series in NL parks for Fantasy Week 10 (June 6-12), Dmitri Young will likely play first base and remain in the lineup. Chris Shelton is likely to sit as the Tigers won't have the luxury of a DH this week. Shelton did play first Sunday, though, going 0-for-3.
Tigers call up Chris Shelton
(5/31/2005) The Tigers sent Carlos Pena to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday and called up prospect Chris Shelton -- who was tearing up at Triple-A Toledo, hitting .331 with eight homers, 39 RBI and 34 runs scored.
C Shelton tearing up minors
(5/9/2005) Chris Shelton isn't letting up on the pedal (.333, five home runs, 20 RBI at Triple-A Toledo) as he threatens to be a Tigers call-up at some point this season according the Detroit Free Press.
Chris Shelton sent down
(3/16/2005) The Tigers optioned Shelton to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
Shelton continues to mash this spring
(3/14/2005) Tigers first baseman, part-time catcher, Chris Shelton is hitting .462 this spring. A Rule-5 draftee last season, Shelton is coming off MVP honors from the Arizona Fall League.
Shelton helps his cause with 3 hits
(3/7/2005) Chris Shelton had three of the Tigers' seven hits Sunday.
Tigers activate Shelton
(7/10/2004) Detroit activated Chris Shelton (foot) from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Steve Colyer was optioned to Triple-A Toledo to make room on the roster.
(7/9/2004) According to the Detroit Freeway Press, Chris Shelton (foot) completed his 20-day rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo Thursday.
Shelton expected back Friday
(7/5/2004) The Tigers will activate Chris Shelton (foot) from the disabled list on Friday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Shelton swinging hot bat in rehab
(6/25/2004) Chris Shelton joined Triple-A Toledo for a rehab assignment last Saturday. In five games, he is batting .412 (7-for-17) with a double and two RBI.
Shelton hits the disabled list
(5/31/2004) The Tigers placed Chris Shelton on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with right foot plantar fasciaitis.
Shelton taken by Detroit
(12/15/2003) The Tigers picked Chris Shelton with the first pick of the Rule 5 Draft Monday. "Our scouts feel Shelton has a chance to swing a special bat at the major league level," said Tigers general manager David Dombrowski. "His versatility also assists his chance to make the major league club." He was with Triple-A Nashville in Pittsburgh's organization.