The Tigers have optioned veteran righty Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters including Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press (Twitter links). Sanchez, who would’ve had the right to reject any minor-league assignment, will return to working as a starter at Toledo. The move was driven by Sanchez himself, per Ausmus. He would like to return to working...
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When the Tigers signed Alex Avila over the winter, it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. They paid him $2 million to re-join the organization and serve as the backup catcher to James McCann, and since his dad is the GM of the team, there was an easy narrative for those who wanted to criticize the organization for not doing more to upgrade a team reaching the end of its window to contend...
Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations.The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Here is a video: Dyson was not happy about whatever Cabrera was doing and had words for him: After the game, Tigers...
Mike Napoli and Pete Kozma hit solo homers as part of a 12-hit Rangers barrage off Matthew Boyd, supporting Yu Darvish through five innings as Texas took a 5-2 win over the Tigers on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series at Comerica Park.
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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said more than once this season that catcher Alex Avila has played more than he was expected to. But the way Avila has swung the bat so far, in what is starting to look like a renaissance season for the 30-year-old, there's no easy way to dispute the manager's decision.
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The Detroit Tigers are currently third in the AL Central Division with a 21-20 record thanks to some young guys stepping up. The Tigers have a lot of young talent on the roster, but they also have a lot of young depth in the farm system. One of the top prospects in the Tigers’ farm system is Beau Burrows. The 20-year old righty has dazzled for the Lakeland Flying Tigers this year...
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler left Saturday's game after four innings with left hamstring tightness. He was replaced in the field by Andrew Romine in the top of the fifth, which the team announced was for precautionary reasons.
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DETROIT (AP) — Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive home runs in the first inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat Texas 9-3 on Saturday night, ending the Rangers’ 10-game winning streak. Nicholas Castellanos added a three-run homer in the third, and Justin Verlander (4-3) pitched seven solid innings for the Tigers. The Rangers were on their longest winning...
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Tyler Collins is a very average baseball player. There isn’t much that is spectacular about him and his playing style, but Collins’ two home runs and a double put him in the history books against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday. According to research by Fox Sports Detroit and STATS, the last time a player broke such a slump with a multi-homer game was 1913. Tigers manager and...
The return of right fielder J.D. Martinez for the Detroit Tigers has been a very welcomed return. The 29-year old right fielder is batting .500 with five homeruns, 11 RBIs, and drawing nine walks since his return last Friday. For one week, these numbers are outstanding but it is unrealistic to think he will maintain these numbers. But Martinez’s return has been the only bright...
JD Martinez has been a man on a mission since returning to the Detroit Tigers last week. And while the excellent play is welcomed, it could end up just boosting Martinez’s trade value.Martinez will be a free agent after the season and said on Wednesday that he doubts there will be contract talks with the Tigers during the season. Martinez’s comments came on Wednesday, a day after...
Some of the early storylines that are always worth keeping track of early in a baseball season are closers that may be replaced. Closers blowing saves and costing their team wins are an easy reactionary development to jump on, as many of us settle back into the pace of a MLB season and need to remember that there’s a long way to go and a lot of baseball to be played. But managers...
Francisco Rodriguez is perhaps getting closer to riding off into the sunset, at least as the analogy applies to ninth-inning and/or high-leverage responsibilities. The man dubbed K-Rod has, quite frankly, has been awful this season. He’s blown four saves already, and back-to-back opportunities in back-to-back days in Oakland over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon Ryon Healy did...
Mariners breakout star Mitch Haniger encountered some bad luck on Tuesday.The Seattle outfielder suffered a strained oblique during his team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. He appeared to hurt himself on a swing that produced a single in the third, as he was lifted for a pinch runner.Haniger had been one of the most productive players in baseball prior to his injury. He was...
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