Tigers Rumors & News

  • JaCoby Jones leaves game after getting hit in the face with a pitch

    Hardball Talk "Tigers’ center fielder JaCoby Jones was removed from Saturday’s game after taking a pitch to the face during the third inning. He worked a 1-2 count against Twins’ reliever Justin Haley and tried to turn away from a 90 m.p.h. pitch, but the ball caught him in the nose and mouth area. Jones ran..." April 23

  • Jones feeling fortunate after getting hit in face

    MLB.com "JaCoby Jones can distinctly recall what was going through his mind when he got up and started running toward the dugout after getting hit in the mouth by a Justin Haley pitch during the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday. "I was like, 'Get up. Just don't lay on the ground,'" Jones said..." April 23

  • Mariners cut Leonys Martin: Breaking down landing spots, MLB teams with OF holes

    CBS Sports "The Mariners announced two roster moves on Sunday prior to their series finale against the A's. They recalled 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Chris Heston from Triple-A. Reliever Chase De Jong was sent to Triple-A and outfielder Leonys Martin was designated for assignment. Let's dig in on the..." April 23

  • Rosario's blast carries Twins by Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has historically been very good against the division-rival Minnesota Twins through the years. On Friday at Target Field, though, a patient Twins lineup got the better of Verlander. Minnesota drew six walks against the Detroit ace --..." April 22

  • Miguel Cabrera leaves game with right groin strain

    Hardball Talk "Tigers’ first baseman Miguel Cabrera was pulled from the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Twins with a right groin strain. Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters that the strain was sustained during Robbie Grossman‘s single in the sixth inning. The 34-year-old infielder is expected to..." April 22

  • Castellanos, Tigers outlast Twins in wild affair

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch from Minnesota Twins reliever Justin Haley on Saturday, adding some intensity to an early-season matchup between the two American League Central foes. The Tigers responded to the hit-by-pitch and a later..." April 22

  • Detroit Tigers place Miguel Cabrera on 10-day DL

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers annouced first baseman Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday afternoon. He left Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning with a right groin sprain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera was undergoing a MRI this morning to..." April 22

  • Rays lose four-run lead but pull out 8-7 win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On a night where defensive miscues hurt both teams, the Detroit Tigers made the last mistake with a two-out throwing error in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a wild 8-7 victory Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. With the bases loaded and one out,..." April 20

  • Ramirez helps Rays complete sweep of Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers are happy to get away from Tropicana Field, as more defensive breakdowns helped the Tampa Bay Rays to an easy 8-1 win behind spot starter Erasmo Ramirez on Thursday afternoon. Tampa Bay (9-8) moved Ramirez (2-0) out of the bullpen to fill in for the..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Tigers manager Brad Ausmus: Fans messing with players is 'fair game'

    Sporting News "Brad Ausmus isn't mad at the Rays fan who kept throwing off his Tigers outfielders. During Wednesday's game at Tropicana Field, confusion erupted in when pop-ups turned into hits during the first three innings. Center fielder JaCoby Jones, right fielder Tyler Collins and second baseman Ian..." April 20

  • Rays defeat Tigers, snap three-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays' Tim Beckham had only one RBI all season entering Tuesday night's game against Detroit, but he hit a go-ahead two-run homer, and singled and scored later to help Tampa Bay to a 5-1 victory over the Tigers at Tropicana Field. The Rays (7-8) ended a three-game..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Justin Verlander makes light of pitch-tipping talk with tweet

    ESPN "Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander apparently isn't worried he might be tipping his pitches. The right-hander tweeted "working on my tipping" Monday with a GIF of himself drinking a beer in a pool. Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in the Indians' 13-6 win over..." April 18

  • Tigers concerned Justin Verlander is tipping pitches

    MLB.com "When Carlos Santana sent Justin Verlander's first-pitch curveball into the right-field seats Saturday, he passed former Indians and White Sox great Jim Thome for the most home runs against Verlander, who was asked about the comparison. "Pretty similar," Verlander said. "I either strike him out..." April 17

  • Tigers tame slumping Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers are already halfway to their win total against the Cleveland Indians from last year. The Tigers were 4-14 vs. Central Division rival Cleveland last year, but 2-1 vs. the Indians over the weekend. Alex Avila hit a two-run homer and Matthew Boyd pitched..." April 16

  • Cabrera, Norris help Tigers beat Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Detroit Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus could hardly believe his eyes. "You can't have a six-run lead in the ninth inning, and then have to use your closer. That can't happen," said Ausmus, after it happened. Ausmus' Tigers' took a 7-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth, then..." April 15

  • Indians pound on Tigers in 13-6 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It was not a game befitting two aces. The Cleveland Indians hit four home runs, including one in each of the first three innings, and outscored the Detroit Tigers 13-6 on Saturday at Progressive Field. Hard to believe there was all that offense in a game started by two..." April 15

  • Miguel Cabrera's beef was with Indians' Terry Francona Friday, not Bauer

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera’s anger was directed at Indians manager Terry Francona, not Trevor Bauer. Cabrera was upset in the first inning, after Bauer threw a pitch up and in on him. Cabrera was one of three Tigers hit by pitches by Bauer in a game last September. When Bauer pitched inside to him on..." April 15

  • Kepler, Sano power Twins past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- A patient approach and a few long balls energized the Minnesota Twins' offense. Max Kepler and Miguel Sano blasted three-run homers to power the Twins to an 11-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. Robbie Grossman added a two-run shot as the..." April 13

  • Tigers utility man hits go-ahead grand slam, immediately tested for PEDs after game

    CBS Sports "Romine went into Wednesday's game with six home runs in 390 major-league games. He hit two homers in 2014, two homers in 2015 and another two homers in 2016. Romine is now on the board with his first home run of 2017. So, what happens when a light-hitting utility infielder goes out and swats a..." April 13

  • Romine belts grand slam as Tigers topple Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Andrew Romine got a visit from an unexpected guest at his locker after hitting the first grand slam of his eight-year career. It was his turn to take a random drug test. "Immediately after I walked in," Romine said. "It was, 'You've got a drug test.' I'm a little..." April 12

  • Tigers sign first baseman James Loney to minor-league deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have signed first baseman James Loney to a minor-league contract and sent him to extended spring training in Lakeland, Fla. Loney, 32, has played parts of 11 seasons in the big leagues but was released by the Texas Rangers last month after a sub-par spring training. The..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Tigers worth $1.2 billion but lost more in 2016 than any MLB team, Forbes says

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers lost more money than any other team in baseball but the franchise is still worth $1.2 billion, according to the annual financial estimates published by Forbes on Tuesday. Forbes estimated that the Tigers' operating loss was $36.4 million in 2016. Only four other teams were..." April 11

  • McCann's blast helps Tigers stymie Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Matt Boyd claimed that he didn't know he had a no-hitter going. His catcher wasn't buying it. The Detroit Tigers left-hander did not give up a hit to the Minnesota Twins until the sixth inning, when Robbie Grossman lined a two-out single. His performance led the Tigers to a 2-1..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Castellanos helps Tigers upend Sale, Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos knew what was up. Castellanos came to bat with two outs in the eighth inning of a tie game Monday. Andrew Romine stood on second following a double and Ian Kinsler on first after walking on a 3-1 pitch from Chris Sale. "I knew exactly what they were going to..." April 10

  • Late rally pushes Red Sox past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The battered Boston Red Sox did some bruising of their own. Boston fought back for four runs in the eighth inning Sunday, two scoring on a tie-breaking single to center by Sandy Leon to help the Red Sox to a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers that stopped a two-game losing..." April 09

  • Zimmermann, Tigers stymie Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Jordan Zimmermann looked just like he did last April. This season, he hopes to keep pitching that way every month. The Detroit Tigers right-hander earned the American League Pitcher of the Month award last April, winning his first five starts and giving up just two earned runs. He..." April 08

  • Tigers rally in the eighth, down Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The bullpen Dave Dombrowski built bested the one he has. True, there was more stumbling than a runner on a chipped-up sidewalk but the relief staff Dombrowski largely built when he was general manager of the Detroit Tigers came out on top of the one he has fashioned as president..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Shields gets win as White Sox rout Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- James Shields said he had too many walks and erratic moments on Thursday, but the outcome was still quite encouraging for a pitcher who lost 19 games last year. Shields allowed one run on two hits over 5 1/3 effective innings as the Chicago White Sox cruised to an 11-2 rout of the..." April 06

  • Tigers reliever Ryan on paternity leave

    Detroit News "Walk into the Tigers’ clubhouse Tuesday morning and look who’s sitting at the card table — Blaine Hardy, the left-handed reliever who last week was among the last players optioned back to Triple-A Toledo. Turns out, he was optioned and notified he’d still be coming north with the team because..." April 05

  • Justin Upton says knee injury is nothing serious

    Larry Brown Sports "Justin Upton left the Detroit Tigers’ opener against the Chicago White Sox after injuring his left knee in the field, but he says it’s nothing serious. Upton hurt himself landing while making a catch in the bottom of the sixth inning on Tuesday. He ended up being removed for a pinch hitter in..." April 05

  • White Sox agree to deal with Mike Pelfrey

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a minor league deal with starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey, sources tell FanRag Sports. After recently being released by the rival Detroit Tigers, Pelfrey will stay in the AL Central with the White Sox. With the White Sox slated to be without left-hander Carlos..." April 05

  • Tigers’ Justin Upton leaves game with knee injury

    Fanrag Sports "Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton left Tuesday afternoon’s game against the Chicago White Sox with a knee injury. Upton departed with what the Tigers are calling a left knee contusion. The team lists him as day to day. Upton made three plate appearances for the Tigers, who defeated..." April 04

  • Mother Nature postpones White Sox-Tigers opener

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Rick Renteria looked forward to making his debut as manager of the Chicago White Sox on Monday afternoon. Mother Nature had other ideas. A steady downpour throughout the afternoon and early evening prompted the postponement of the White Sox's Opening Day matchup against the..." April 04

  • Verlander, three homers help Tigers beat White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even heading into his ninth career Opening Day start, Justin Verlander admits he still battles a case of the jitters every time out. A heavy dose of offensive support from his teammates, however, calmed the Detroit Tigers ace down in a hurry. Verlander struck out 10 over 6..." April 04

  • Tigers' Fulmer back on track after Lakeland tune-up

    Detroit News "Michael Fulmer, who threw 50 pitches in 80-degree weather in Lakeland, Fla., Sunday morning, was on the field Monday morning wearing a hoodie and a stocking cap, tossing in rainy 40-degree weather. “I don’t think I needed the hat,” Fulmer said. “It wasn’t that cold.” Fulmer has had an odd..." April 04

  • Tigers doing 'due diligence' on Upton Jr.

    CBS Detroit "The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to announce the release of outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and the Detroit Tigers might be interested. Tigers general manager Al Avila will do his “due diligence” to see if signing the 32-year-old brother of Detroit outfielder Justin Upton, according to multiple..." April 02

  • Anthony Gose impresses Ausmus in 1st bullpen as Tigers pitcher

    Detroit Free Press "Former Detroit Tigers centerfielder Anthony Gose threw a limited bullpen session in front of a few of the team’s coaches, including manager Brad Ausmus. “I was very impressed,” said Ausmus. “His delivery was good. Smooth. Not a lot of effort involved. The ball came out good. Had real good..." March 31

  • Tigers release Pelfrey despite $8M remaining on deal

    Detroit Free Press "It’s a numbers game. And for the past couple of days, it has looked like veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey would be on the wrong side of the numbers with the Detroit Tigers. His statistics weren’t good last season. This spring, they haven’t been any better. With three days left in spring..." March 30

  • Matt Boyd earns No. 5 spot in Tigers’ starting rotation

    Hardball Talk "Matt Boyd has earned the No. 5 spot in the Tigers’ starting rotation, which means veteran Anibal Sanchez will pitch out of the bullpen, MLB.com’s Jason Beck reported on Wednesday. Boyd, 26, pitched well this spring, compiling a 2.49 ERA with a 21/0 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings. The lefty’s..." March 29

  • Source: Detroit Tigers' Anibal Sanchez to start season in long relief

    Detroit Free Press "It appears the Tigers have made a decision on their starting rotation. Right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez is expected to start the season as the team’s long-reliever, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The move would make left-hander Matt Boyd the likely final starter when..." March 29

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Re-assigned Anthony Gose as a pitcher? Tigers will investigate

    Michigan Live "Anthony Gose was re-assigned to minor-league camp Sunday morning as part of the Detroit Tigers' wave of cuts. At the time, the non-roster invitee is odd man out in the competition for the Tigers' center-field spot. But as one door possibly closes for the 26-year-old from Bellflower, Calif.,..." March 26

  • Tigers eating $5M salary to release struggling Lowe

    Michigan Live "Veteran reliever Mark Lowe was released Sunday, one of nine cuts made by the Detroit Tigers as Opening Day approaches. The Tigers also reassigned pitchers Joe Jimenez, Arcenio Leon, Ruben Alaniz, Logan Kensing and Edward Mujica; outfielder Anthony Gose; and infielder Dominic Ficociello to..." March 26

  • Tigers' Anibal Sanchez has been unhittable since adjusting his delivery

    CBS Sports "Spring training stats are mostly useless. We know this. There are many reasons for this, but we don’t really need to get into that now. On the contrary, there are times when they do matter, such as a player coming off major injury or after making a major adjustment. On the latter point, we..." March 25

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