Tigers Rumors & News

  • Max Scherzer strikes out 10, Detroit salvages a split with Chicago

    Michigan Live "This time, there would be no meltdown in the bullpen. Detroit's offense wouldn't allow it. Rajai Davis drove in a pair of runs, highlighted by an RBI double in the eighth inning that extended the Tigers' slim lead and helped them narrowly escape with a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on..." April 24

  • Marcus Semien's slam lifts White Sox past Tigers

    CSN Chicago "There are times this season where Marcus Semien has looked like an overmatched rookie. There are times where he has had the poise of a veteran. Semien had the latter on display on Wednesday night. The rookie got ahead in the count before he ripped a fastball for a game-winning grand slam in..." April 24

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    Joe Reedy @joereedy

    #Indians April 15 postponement in Detroit will be made up as day/night doubleheader on July 19

  • Tigers beat White Sox as bullpen barely holds big lead

    Detroit News "No offense to Charlie Leesman, probably a pleasant chap, but he’s not Chris Sale. And no offense to Miguel Cabrera of the first 16 games, but he was not the hitter who will probably show up for the next 145 — which is how many games remain after the Tigers’ 8-6 victory over the White Sox..." April 23

  • White Sox break through, beat Tigers, Sanchez

    Chicago Tribune "It took the White Sox more than six innings Monday night at Comerica Park, but they eventually broke through against Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez. The Sox scored three runs on four hits in the seventh inning off Sanchez on the way to a 3-1 victory over the Tigers in the opener of a..." April 22

  • Detroit 2, Los Angeles 1: Rick Porcello's gem, Angels' miscues help Tigers win

    Detroit Free Press "WHY THE TIGERS WON: Four Angels errors helped the Detroit offense before a crowd of 28,921. After each starting pitcher allowed a run in the first inning, Rick Porcello (2-1) and Hector Santiago settled into an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel through six innings. Porcello had thrown just 86..." April 21

  • Tigers release shortstop Alex Gonzalez

    Detroit News "The injury to Jose Iglesias continues to take its toll on the Tigers. Following the season-ending injury to the starting shortstop in the offseason, the Tigers have struggled to fill the position. Last month, they traded infielder Steve Lombardozzi to the Orioles for Alex Gonzalez. Now,..." April 20

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    dontrelle willis is thinking about transitioning to pitching coach, agent matt sosnick said. has had a couple feelers.

  • Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 2: Crucial out in fourth no problem for Tigers' Max Scherzer

    Detroit Free Press "Right-hander Max Scherzer and manager Brad Ausmus called it the biggest out of the Tigers’ 5-2 win over the Angels Saturday. It was Scherzer’s strikeout of Erick Aybar to end the fourth with runners on second and third. That out came about in part because of approximately five pitches that..." April 20

  • Angels power by Tigers

    Los Angeles Times "An offensive barrage that featured a pair of two-run home runs from Howie Kendrick and a three-run shot from Albert Pujols — career homer No. 497 — was impressive and, it turns out, necessary for the Angels, who made things far too interesting by throwing an incendiary device by the name of Josh..." April 19

  • Nathan records save; dead arm feels 'livelier'

    MLB.com "When Joe Nathan talked about dead arm last week, he also talked about how quickly it can come back to life. That resuscitation seems to have started. "Today was more how I felt, being able to finish," Nathan said Thursday after retiring the middle of the Indians lineup in order in the ninth..." April 18

  • Ian Kinsler, Tigers edge Indians in sloppy afternoon game at Comerica Park

    Detroit Free Press "WHAT HAPPENED: Ian Kinsler hit a three-run home run in the Tigers' four-run fourth inning and finished with four RBIs as the Tigers edged the Indians in a sloppy, error-filled game to split their abridged two-game series. The two teams combined for five errors and several pitching changes and made..." April 18

  • Indians beat Tigers, 3-2, behind strong start by Zach McAllister

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On a cold night at Comerica Park, Zach McAllister continued his hot pitching against a team he has seldom pitched well against. McAllister allowed one run in six innings to lead the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. In his last two starts McAllister has allowed one run in 13 2/3 innings..." April 17

  • Tigers' Tuesday night game vs. Indians postponed

    Detroit News "Yes, the Tigers and Indians could’ve played baseball Tuesday night. But in the end, they decided there was no reason to put the fans through that misery. With temperatures in the low 30s, and expected to dip even lower into the evening, the Tigers postponed the first game of a three-game..." April 16

  • Ross, Padres tame Tigers

    San Diego Union-Tribune ""Tall guy, short stride." That was the pre-game description of Tyson Ross' pitching style by manager Bud Black late Sunday morning, and a few hours later, the 6-foot-5 right-hander had a visible pride in that stride as he walked off the mound. In the course of a 5-1 win by the Padres at..." April 14

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    Erie SeaWolves @erie_seawolves

    Devon Travis has been placed on the DL (retro to 4/10) with a right oblique strain.

  • Detroit 6, San Diego 2: Tigers' Justin Verlander a hit in his 1st win of year

    Detroit Free Press "His excellence has been described in many ways in his career with the Tigers, but on Saturday night, a new phrase could be used: Justin Verlander – he’s a hit. Verlander got the first two hits of his nine-year career and, picking up steam as he went along, held San Diego to two runs over..." April 13

  • Cashner dominates, bats break out against Tigers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Location. Andrew Cashner had it Friday night. The ascendant right-hander painted a masterpiece. His fastball was the brush, tailing across a canvas of would-be hitters. Location. For once, following an offensive display of offense, the Padres gained a sense of direction. Runners were put..." April 12

  • V-Mart blast in 10th rescues Tigers from another bullpen meltdown

    Detroit News "Victor Martinez’s live bat saved the Tigers from a dead-arm disaster in a 7-6 victory on Wednesday night. Leading off the 10th inning with a home run off hard-throwing Kenley Jansen, Martinez made a winning pitcher out of Joe Nathan -- after Nathan blew a save by allowing three runs in the..." April 10

  • Dodgers walk-off Tigers in 10th

    True Blue L.A. "Carl Crawford hit a line-drive double that skipped past left fielder Rajai Davis for a walk-off 3-2 win for the Dodgers over the Tigers in 10 innings before a sellout crowd in the opener of a two-game interleague series at Dodger Stadium. It was the third hit of the night for Crawford, who as a..." April 09

  • Police investigating sexual assault claim against Tigers pitcher Evan Reed

    Detroit News "Police are investigating a claim made against Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed he sexually assaulted a woman in a Motor City Casino hotel room the night before Opening Day, two Detroit Police Department sources told The News. Reed, in his second year with Detroit, has not been charged with any..." April 08

  • Orioles snap four-game losing streak with 3-1 victory over Tigers

    Baltimore Sun "Chris Tillman isn't going to admit it, but his progression into staff ace took another step Sunday afternoon when he outdueled the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and halted the Orioles' four-game losing streak. “He’s definitely working his way up to that [ace] status,” Orioles right fielder..." April 07

  • Detroit 7, Baltimore 6: Torii Hunter leads Tigers, but bullpen struggles in ninth

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers remain the only unbeaten team in baseball, although their latest victory came after the bullpen surrendered five runs in the ninth inning. Torii Hunter drove in five runs and the bottom of lineup combined for six hits and five runs scored, helping the Tigers take a 7-1 lead..." April 06

  • Detroit 10, Baltimore 4: Miguel Cabrera gets 2,000th hit as Tigers roll in rain

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers remain undefeated in games, but not replay challenges. They beat the Orioles, 10-4, this afternoon at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with an RBI single in the sixth inning and a two-run home run in the eighth. The home run was Cabrera's 2,000th career..." April 05

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    Ken Gurnick @kengurnick

    Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Tigers-Royals game has been called. Makeup date TBD.

  • Ian Kinsler, Max Scherzer lead Tigers to second straight walk-off win over Royals

    Detroit News "If you’re a destination person — never mind the journey, in other words — you’re happy the Tigers are 2-0. Nothing matters more than that: They are 2-0. But if you’re more into how the Tigers have gotten there and how the ride has gone, there’s been plenty of scenery, even more in Game 2..." April 03

  • Miguel Cabrera will get $2 million for MVPs and $1 million for Triple Crowns

    Hardball Talk "As part of his new eight-year, $253 million extension with the Tigers reigning back-to-back MVP Miguel Cabrera has bonuses for winning the award again or capturing another Triple Crown in the future. Via the Associated Press, beginning in 2016 his contract will pay an additional $2 million for..." April 02

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Nice start! Alex Gonzalez is hero, Tigers win on walk-off hit

    Detroit News "Underneath all that snow, there wasn’t just a diamond – as the Tigers’ commercial told us all winter there would be. There was a perfect Opening Day in the works. So was the long wait worth it? All that skidding, all that shivering, all that shoveling? The largest crowd to attend an..." April 01

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    Detroit Tigers @tigers

    #Tigers #OpeningDayDET lineup: pic.twitter.com/jirtUK59Kl

  • Tigers move Austin Jackson in lineup, make Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers have made second baseman Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter, bumping center fielder Austin Jackson down to the fifth slot in the lineup, MLB.com’s Jason Beck writes in his latest column. Since joining the Tigers in December 2009 in a three-way trade with the Diamondbacks and Yankees,..." March 30

  • Detroit Tigers place Jose Iglesias, Andy Dirks on disabled list

    Fansided "Shortly after the Detroit Tigers announced that ridiculous contract extension for Miguel Cabrera, the franchise will place two key players on the disabled list. Infielder Jose Iglesias was set to be Detroit’s primary shortstop in 2014, but will be out for more than half of the season after..." March 29

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Extension will pay Cabrera $292M

    CSN Philly "If Miguel Cabrera keeps it up, he's going to go down as one of the greatest hitters who ever lived. Even if he doesn't keep it up, he's going to be one of highest-paid hitters who ever lived. The Detroit Tigers on Thursday gave Cabrera an eight-year extension worth approximately $248..." March 28

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Miguel Cabrera's new deal with #tigers will be for 10 years and just under $300M, says a baseball source.

  • Miguel Cabrera is closing in on extension with Tigers

    CBSSports.com "Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers are closing in on an extension for the superstar slugger that will likely make him a Tiger for life, sources told CBSSports.com. There will still need to be a physical before anything is finalized, but Cabrera has a remarkable record for staying healthy. The..." March 27

  • Tigers cut Jhan Marinez, Blaine Hardy; opening day roster set barring further moves

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers are down to 25 players in camp after cutting a pair of relief pitchers Thursday morning. Well, 25 healthy players anyway. The Tigers assigned right-hander Jhan Marinez and left-hander Blaine Hardy to minor league camp Thursday. That leaves the Tigers with seven relief..." March 27

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    Freep Tigers @freeptigers

    Scherzer: "I talked to Dave . . . about how things were handled. He said he kind of regretted how it went down."

  • Justin Verlander wraps up scoreless spring with six shutout innings

    Michigan Live "Spring training numbers are not indicative of what is to come in the regular season. For example, Justin Verlander is bound to give up a run sometime in 2014. But he didn't this spring. Verlander finished Grapefruit League play 4-for-4 in scoreless outings after striking out seven in 6 1/3..." March 26

  • Dodgers surpass Yankees as highest paying MLB team

    SB Nation "For the first time in 16 years, the Yankees are not the highest-paying team in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers have overtaken the throne with their projected Opening Day payroll of $235 million, according to Ronald Blum of The Associated Press. That figure is $31 million more than what the..." March 26

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions

    CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

  • Anibal Sanchez has no issues with shoulder in minor league start

    Hardball Talk "Anibal Sanchez required a cortisone shot last week to combat right shoulder inflammation, but he appears on track to make his first scheduled start of the regular season. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Sanchez threw 71 pitches in a minor league game today without incident. His first game..." March 24

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    JIM BOWDEN @JimBowdenESPNxm

    Tigers and Max Scherzer were also two years away on length of deal during negotiations. Scherzer looking for 8-year; Tigers offering 6

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: Tigers have opened talks with Miguel Cabrera on an extension, but discussions remain at a very preliminary stage. @FOXSports1

  • The Tigers acquire Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi

    Hardball Talk "This is interesting. I mean, beyond that it shows that, yes, Alex Gonzalez is still playing baseball. What’s more, Connolly reports that the Tigers traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi for him. Which is kinda nuts considering Lombardozzi was a (presumably) important part of the Tigers trade of..." March 24

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    Matthew B. Mowery @matthewbmowery

    #Tigers have agreed to a minor-league contract with outfielder J.D. Martinez

  • Tigers end negotiations with Max Scherzer

    Michigan Live "Max Scherzer will be a free agent. The Detroit Tigers announced Sunday morning that they have reached their self-imposed deadline for negotiating a contract extension with the 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner and will not discuss a contract with him until the offseason. Tigers..." March 24

  • Max Scherzer wants to stay with Detroit Tigers despite rejecting contract offer

    Fansided "Max Scherzer, the reigning Cy Young award winner in the American League, and the Detroit Tigers have tabled their ongoing contract extension talks until the season ends after the two parties were unable to come to an agreement. “I don’t want to get into specifics about how negotiations..." March 23

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