TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

VIDEO: Mike Pelfrey gave umpire a fist bump after play at first

Mike Mulholland | MLive.com Mike Pelfrey made a big pitch that got himself out of a jam Sunday and apparently thought first base umpire Mike DiMuro was congratulating him with a fist bump. Of course, DiMuro wasn’t.  Pelfrey’s juices were just flowing.  Hopefully this gets DiMuro and his buddies to expand the strike zone for Pelfrey so he can get his 5.68 ERA down near respectability...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick the stick: Castellanos maturing as hitter

Through his first two full seasons in the Major Leagues, Nick Castellanos didn't always show the advanced hitting approach that helped him fly through the Minors and reach the Tigers at 21 years old in 2013.
Via Tigers.com
6 hours ago

Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez still a work in progress in 2016

Can K-Rod break the closer curse that stalks the Detroit Tigers' bullpen? There is a baseball season underway, and so of course, the Detroit Tigers have seen shaky performances from a closer. Francisco Rodriguez looked like a solid value pickup by Al Avila this offseason, but so far it's been a bit of a rocky road. His last three outings have gone better, but the questions remain...
Via Bless You Boys
7 hours ago

Tigers head to Cleveland looking for payback

The Indians will host the Tigers for a series starting Tuesday, and the Tribe will try to accomplish the same feat it did recently in Detroit: deliver a three-game sweep.
Via Tigers.com
8 hours ago

Tigers rally to complete sweep of Twins

The Tigers rallied late, keyed by a three-run homer from Nick Castellanos in the sixth inning and a go-ahead RBI double from Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the eighth, to finish off a sweep of the Twins with a 6-5 win on Sunday at Target Field.
Via Tigers.com
9 hours ago

Park homers, but Twins fall 4-1 to Zimmerman, Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jordan Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to help the Tigers top the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Saturday.Zimmermann (5-0) gave up one run and six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over seven innings. He became the first Tigers pitcher to win five games in April since Frank Tanana...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Gerber hits a grand slam, leads Lakeland Flying Tigers to win

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Friday, April 29, 2016. Toledo Mud Hens 9, Charlotte Knights 6 (11) (box) Tyler Collins hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning and Jeff Ferrell worked a second scoreless inning in relief to deliver a win for the Mud Hens. Collins finished the game with three hits and four RBI, while Dixon...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Steven Moya: The Outfield Mondo

Baseball is no stranger to height. Typically, we find the tallest of players hurling from the mound, but that’s not the case for one 6-foot-7, 260-pound right fielder. “Everybody wants to hit that good pitch, I just have to do it more often.” Steven Moya, a top-10 organizational prospect for the Detroit Tigers, signed with the club in 2008. Since then he’s accumulated seven...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander goes off on PED rules after Dee Gordon news announced

Justin Verlander sounded off on PED rules after news of Dee Gordon’s suspension was announced late on Thursday night. News was released by MLB after the Miami Marlins beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 5-3 Thursday that Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for testosterone and a steroid. Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the news came out Thursday night because Gordon just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Tyler Collins facing big league hardships

The middle finger heard round the world happened on Monday night when Detroit Tigers center fielder, Tyler Collins, missed a routine fly ball. After he missed the fly ball, left fielder Justin Upton had to recover the ball, only to drop it on the ground once again. Collins then proceeded to pick it up and throw the ball away at third. After the play, home crowd fans booed Collins...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers drop Tyler Collins to minors after flipping off fans

The Detroit Tigers could have issued a suspension to Tyler Collins after the outfielder made the unwise decision to flip off the home fans in Comerica Park Monday night. Instead, they sent him to the minor leagues, which may actually be worse. Tyler Collins flipping the bird to the fans booing him. pic.twitter.com/kB2kjTn4gp — Curtis (@Curtos07) April 26, 2016 Collins was...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Who pitches for Shane Greene on Friday?

The Detroit Tigers were plagued by injury last season and the injury bug has hit again this season. Shane Greene has a blister on his throwing hand and is unlikely to make his scheduled start on Friday. Greene is 1-2 this season with a 6.28 earned run average. He also has 11 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched. It is yet to be seen if Greene has to go on the disabled list, but there...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins sent to minors two days after bird-flipping incident

It was probably only a matter of time, but the hammer dropped on Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins on Wednesday as he was sent to the minors two days after flipping off the home crowd. The Tigers announced the move after activating closer Francisco Rodriguez from the family medical emergency list. Collins was going to be out the door soon enough with Cameron Maybin close to returning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins, who flipped off Tigers fans, is headed to the minors

The Detroit Tigers have optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo, the team announced Wednesday.The move comes one day after the news that Collins would not be suspended by Major League Baseball for directing an obscene gesture toward Tigers fans earlier this week. Collins flipped off home fans who booed him when he lost a ball in the lights at Comerica Park on Monday...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Can Still Rake

Big time slugger Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is showing signs that he’s breaking out of his slump. He showed Monday that he can still rake, and that it was a matter of time before he would come busting out of his slump.
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins won't be suspended for obscene gesture at fans

DETROIT -- Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for directing an obscene gesture at booing home fans in Detroit after losing a ball in the lights Monday night.An MLB spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Collins won't face a suspension.Collins extended the middle finger on his left hand and waved it from right to left, and also appeared to yell...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Collins finger has a deeper meaning

Anyone who either watched the Detroit Tigers game Monday night, or was on social media that evening now knows who Tyler Collins is, for all the wrong reasons. Collins lost a fly ball in the Comerica Park lights while playing centerfield for the Detroit Tigers in the 6th inning against the Oakland Athletics. When the Tigers fans in attendance began booing him, Collins responded with...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers CF Tyler Collins flips the bird at home fans

You just can’t get away with anything nowadays with plenty of TV cameras and social media ready to catch those antics. Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins has learned that if he didn’t know it already. Collins flipped off the Detroit crowd Monday evening after he lost track of a pop fly in the lights, letting the ball drop in for a hit. Left fielder Justin Upton...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins flips off Tigers fans for booing him after misplayed fly ball (Video)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins will have trouble earning back support of the home fans after flipping them off during Monday night's game against Oakland.In the sixth inning, Collins lost a fly ball in the lights and the ball dropped about five feet in front of him. The miscue gave A's batter Marcus Semien a double, and he ended up reaching third when left fielder Justin...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers outfielder flips off fans after misplaying fly ball

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins lost a fly ball in the lights during Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, and the crowd at Comerica Park showered him with boos as a result. Collins then responded to the fans, but not in a very tactful manner. It happened when Marcus Semien hit a fly ball to center in the top of the sixth inning, which dropped for a base hit when...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights. Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd. It probably also didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tigers OF Tyler Collins flips off crowd after losing ball in the lights

@brodiebrazilCSN Tyler Collins lost a ball in the lights Monday night and instead of coping to reality, he flipped off the booing Tigers fans.  Look, anyone who has ever played baseball has lost a ball in the sun or lights.  It’s not a good feeling.  Sometimes it’s the fielder’s error.  Other times, there’s nothing you can do. But every time, you can stick your middle...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus freaked out over an Indians pitcher's rubber wedding ring

Umpires in Sunday's Tigers-Indians game investigated a strange band around Cleveland pitcher Bryan Shaw's finger at the behest of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, and discovered that the pitcher was wearing a harmless rubber wedding ring. After the umpires held a conference on the field, Shaw showed them the harmless wedding band that he wears on his glove hand. One pitch later, Ausmus...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jose Iglesias takes field with his son

mlb.com Prior to every home Tigers game, the team allows nine children to take the field and wait for the Tigers to take their positions.  They then receive a ball from the player at their position and run off the field.  I would imagine it’s a really really really cool experience for a 12-year old. On Sunday, the youngster who manned the shortstop position was none other than...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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