TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kinsler down from top spot for first time in 2016

The view from the top of the Tigers' batting order has been a scenic one this season for Ian Kinsler, who entered Monday ranked fifth in the American League in runs scored. The last few weeks, however, the numbers haven't been all that pretty.
Via Tigers.com
2 hours ago

Castellanos able to put on glove, play catch

When most injured players begin playing catch, the emphasis is on stretching out the distance on throws to strengthen the arm. For Nick Castellanos and his fractured left hand, simply catching a ball is a step in the right direction.
Via Tigers.com
2 hours ago

Tigers can’t figure out lack of production against left-handed pitching

There were a lot of question marks hanging over the 2016 Detroit Tigers. Their ability to hit left-handed pitching wasn’t one of them. After all, their entire offense is built around right-handed power, from Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez through newcomers Cameron Maybin and Justin Upton. If anything, the team was lacking left-handed […] The post Tigers can’t...
Via Today's Knuckleball
12 hours ago

Detroit Tigers: the final stretch

The 2016 MLB season is already coming to a close. It seemed like it had only just begun, but with only a little over a month left to play, the Detroit Tigers need to kick it into overdrive if they want to see themselves participating in the postseason. The good thing about the last few series of the Tigers schedule is they are playing beatable teams. Their toughest series will come...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers not making most of stretch at home

Jose Valdez pitched in seven games for the Tigers last year, spending 38 days with the club. He dropped to Double-A Erie this season when Detroit designated him for assignment at the end of May. Yet as he finished the eighth inning for the Angels in Sunday's 5-0 Tigers loss, fielding a Miguel Cabrera grounder and firing to first, he celebrated by whirling and pumping his fist on...
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Angels 5, Tigers 0: Zeroing in on the issue

A good game to nap to A day after the ump show, Sunday the only show came came from the Angels. The Tigers’ offense was shut down again, while Anibal Sanchez started well before being lit up. Final score: Angels 5, Tigers 0, Disappointment: A positive integer. The Angels took the final two games of the weekend series. It started well for Anibal Sanchez, who erased the only...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

The most likely players to join the Detroit Tigers in September

These players are most likely to be called up to Detroit On Sept. 1, major league clubs can expand their active player rosters from 25 players to as many as 40 players, if they choose. Last year Detroit recalled 10 players and activated two more from the disabled list, while sending two players down. The Tigers called up 14 players and activated two more in September 2014. Four...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Detroit RF says umpire who ejected four Tigers was 'having a bad day'

The Detroit Tigers didn't get any sort of a home-field advantage from home plate umpire Mike Everitt, who tossed two players, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and a hitting coach in the span of three innings for disputing the strike zone. Victor Martinez was the first to go in the third inning after he exchanged words with Everitt following the first pitch of an at-bat that was called...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Victor Martinez got tossed for arguing balls and strikes (VIDEO)

Photo: Mlive Victor Martinez had an early exit from Saturday night’s game between the Tigers and Angles after getting tossed in the third inning by home plate umpire Mike Everitt for arguing balls and strikes. The tension seemed to be a carry over from the prior at-bat when Miguel Cabrera was caught looking on strike three. Either way arguing the strike zone is a surefire way...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago

Victor Martinez ejected, then throws helmet from dugout

DETROIT (AP) Victor Martinez threw his helmet onto the field from the dugout after being ejected from a game Saturday night. The Tigers designated hitter took strike one in the third inning from Angels left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, then turned to discuss the call with plate umpire Mike Everitt. After arguing for about 30 seconds, Everitt tossed Martinez, who then put his hands...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Iglesias, designate Presley for assignment

DETROIT (AP) The Tigers activated shortstop Jose Iglesias from the 15-day disabled list before Saturday's game. Iglesias has not played since Aug. 12 due to a left hamstring strain. To make room on the 25-man roster for Iglesias, the Tigers designated the contract of outfielder Alex Presley for assignment. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had Iglesias in Saturday night's lineup against...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton and Verlander lead Tigers to 5th straight win

DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander pitched into the eighth inning and Justin Upton homered for the fourth time in five games as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night. The Tigers have won five straight to move back into contention in both the AL Central and wild-card races. Upton was hitting .226 when Tigers manager Brad Ausmus held him out of the starting...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three potential call ups for September

The Detroit Tigers are getting healthier by the day as Cameron Maybin has returned, Jose Igesias is returning Saturday, and Jordan Zimmermann has started his rehab assignment. It also helps that the Tigers can expand their roster on September 1st. This will allow the team to get some added depth as they try and make their run toward a division title and a playoff spot. The Tigers...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera is on fire in the second half

The Tigers star has been locked in since the All-Star break. One of the developing truisms taken from the advent of detailed batted ball data is that power without launch angle is wasted. Way back in February, I wrote about the fact that Miguel Cabrera’s average exit velocity remains among the elite power hitters in the game. Since the All-Star break, Cabrera has really dialed...
Via Bless You Boys
3 days ago

Three reasons why the Detroit Tigers won’t make the playoffs

The Detroit Tigers won on Sunday 10-5 against the Boston Red Sox to spilt the series. The Cleveland Indians won today to put the Tigers seven games back from them for the AL Central Title. Seven games back could be too many games for the Tigers to overcome to win the division. The Tigers are also two and a half games back from the second wild card spot, which is currently held by...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Is Back In Elite Company

From 2008-11, Tim Lincecum and Justin Verlander were two of the five best pitchers in the world. The only three pitchers with a higher WAR than those two over that time period were into their 30’s. Verlander was coming off a Cy Young Award victory in 2011; Lincecum already had a pair under his belt from 2008-09. They were both under the age of 28, and were seen as perhaps the two...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander discusses awkward past with new teammate Aybar

Justin Verlander and new teammate Erick Aybar have a shared history, an awkward one that created the potential for serious awkwardness in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. But the Tigers ace, in the interest of team harmony, insists that it’s time to move on from the arguable ugliness that transpired five years ago and welcome Aybar, acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Braves,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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