TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Taking Inventory: Detroit Tigers

This is the ninth entry in MLBTR’s Taking Inventory series. Click for entries on the White Sox, Royals, Phillies, Pirates, Giants, Padres, Reds and Braves. The Tigers entered the 2017 campaign with the seemingly realistic goal of contending for a playoff spot, but their season has gone off the rails in recent weeks. Losers of eight straight, the Tigers own the American League’s...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 hour ago

Sanchez's gem goes for naught vs. Padres

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Via Tigers.com
9 hours ago

Winning, not hot seat, on Ausmus' mind

Brad Ausmus, manager of the slumping Tigers, isn't worried if he's on the hot seat or not. Winning is the only thing on his mind, and turning around a rough season. "I am not comfortable unless my [seat] is hot,'' Ausmus said Saturday with a smile.
Via Tigers.com
14 hours ago

Zimmermann looks to continue hot June

Jordan Zimmermann, who has a 2.70 ERA in June, will look to stay hot in the series finale on Sunday against the Padres, who will go with lefty Clayton Richard
Via Tigers.com
15 hours ago

Detroit Tigers appear ready to "listen" to trade offers

Via FOX Sports
23 hours ago

The Detroit Tigers are moving on from Francisco Rodriguez

The time has come to an end for Francisco Rodriguez to be on the Detroit Tigers pitching staff. He was released on Friday, a move that should not be all that surprising to anyone who has followed the Tigers this year. Rodriguez had been replaced by Justin Wilson, who has done tremendously better, albeit not great but still better than what Rodriguez had done. It is a shame for Rodriguez...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Release Former Closer Francisco Rodriguez

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Release Francisco Rodriguez

The Tigers announced today that they have released veteran righty Francisco Rodriguez. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by righty Bruce Rondon. Detroit also announced that it has selected the contract of outfielder Matt Den Dekker. He’ll take the spot of Alex Presley, who’s headed to the 7-day concussion DL.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Rebuilding: What is step one for the Detroit Tigers?

The Detroit Tigers are in the AL Central division, which is currently the worst division in the American League. As of June 22nd, the leader of the Tigers’ division, the Cleveland Indians, is a measly 6 games above .500. In comparison, the leaders of the other divisions in the American League, the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros, are 9 games and 26 games above .500, respectively...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera loves majestic beards

The highlight of last night’s game was this beautiful bromance. There are moments that will stand out in Tigers’ fans memories as great events, even when they have nothing to do with the game. Prince Fielder stealing a fan’s nacho. Ian Kinsler rubbing his bloody finger in the dirt. They’re fun baseball highlights that remind us the sport is meant to be enjoyed as a game,...
Via Bless You Boys
3 days ago

Miguel Cabrera tickles Mariners fan’s beard

Miguel Cabrera found himself within an arm’s length of a bearded fan on Wednesday night, and the All-Star first baseman simply couldn’t resist giving the mane a stroke.During the Seattle Mariners’ 7-5 win over the Detroit Tigers, a foul ball made its way into the stands down the first base line. When a fan turned to look for it, he was surprised to feel Cabrera’s glove tickling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Gose strikes out 3 as Lakeland Flying Tigers roll

Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Toledo Mud Hens 4, Indianapolis Indians 0 (box) Drew VerHagen is on a bit of a roll in Toledo. He wasn’t exactly dominant on Wednesday, but despite the lack of strikeouts managed to blank the Indians for 5 2⁄3 innings. VerHagen has now allowed seven runs total in his last six...
Via Bless You Boys
3 days ago

Mariners' Dyson breaks unwritten rule with bunt, sparks rally

In one swift act on Wednesday night, Jarrod Dyson proved why one of baseball’s unwritten rules is absurd.Dyson laid down a beautiful bunt for a single during the sixth inning of Seattle’s game against Detroit on Wednesday, breaking up Justin Verlander’s perfect game. Ordinarily the unwritten rules say it’s bad form to break up a no-hitter or perfect game with a bunt hit,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sum up the Detroit Tigers’ 2017 season in one GIF

We asked Tigers Twitter to sum up the 2017 season so far in one gif. The results were as spectacular as they are depressing This year has been a difficult year for Detroit Tigers fans [citation needed]. So we decided to put out an invitation to let all you frustrated fans share your feelings on this train wreck of a season. The results we got were overwhelming, much like the futileness...
Via Bless You Boys
3 days ago

Shane Greene on His (Hard-to-Classify) Repertoire

Last year, Eno Sarris wrote that Shane Greene “features a cutter and a slider, but where one begins and the other ends is tough to decide.” Sarris concluded his article by opining that the Detroit Tigers right-hander “has four breaking balls.” PITCHf/x shows something different. They don’t have the 28-year-old reliever throwing a cutter at all. What they have is a combination...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Martinez Released from Hospital

Designated hitter Victor Martinez released from the hospital Saturday evening. “After suffering from a rapid heartbeat, dizziness and cold sweats” Martinez will be cautious for the next week to see if he will be healthy to play. Martinez’s health concerns came up during Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He was taken to the hospital and went under further testing...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez out of the hospital

The Detroit Tigers and designated hitter Victor Martinez can now breathe a sigh of relief. Martinez was hospitalized Thursday night with what has been described as an irregular heartbeat. He was also dealing with dizziness and cold sweats at the time of the hospitalization.The good news is that Martinez, since placed on the 10-day disabled list, has been released from the hospital...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Victor Martinez hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

There’s a scary situation developing with the Detroit Tigers and veteran designated hitter Victor Martinez. Detroit placed the five-time All-Star on the 10-day disabled list Friday with an irregular heartbeat. He was in the hospital overnight and could remain there into Saturday morning. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus also noted that there will be more information available on Martinez’s...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Ausmus on Analytics, Closer Mentality, and Pitch-Framing

Brad Ausmus is hard to label. Many see him as an old-school manager — and, based on some of his beliefs and actions, that’s perfectly understandable. On the other hand, he’s Ivy League-educated and well versed on most analytic concepts. From a knowledge standpoint, the manager of the Detroit Tigers is far from a troglodyte. This interview doesn’t add much clarity to Ausmus’s...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Justin Wilson goes into hot tub during games

Justin Wilson prepares for games unlike most other baseball players. In fact, his routine includes a soak in the hot tub during games.Closers are a different animal and have a completely different game-day routine from other players because they generally are not called on to perform until the end of the game. That is the most definitely the case for Wilson, who recently became Detroit’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Prospect Austin Sodders Is Deceptively Good

Austin Sodders is building a groundswell of support among prospect followers. Ranking among the league leaders in multiple Midwest League pitching categories has a way of doing that. In 10 starts for the West Michigan Whitecaps, the 22-year-old southpaw in the Detroit Tigers organization has a 1.39 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and is striking out a batter per inning. And while W-L records are...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Jose Iglesias delivered roundhouse kick to umpire’s face as he got hit by runner

Plenty of baseball players would probably like to take their frustrations out on umpires, maybe even with a flying roundhouse kick or two to the face, but Detroit Tigers’ shortstop Jose Iglesias did so by accident Sunday. In a game against the Chicago White Sox with Chicago’s Yolmer Sanchez on first and none out in the top of the third, Sanchez tried to steal third on a 2-2...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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