Tigers Rumors & News

  • Nolasco's strong effort saved by Twins' ninth-inning rally

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Whatever was wrong with their Opening Day starter for most of the year, Ricky Nolasco seems to have fixed it. But now something is wrong with the Twins’ All-Star closer. Their former All-Star closer, too. Glen Perkins and Joe Nathan took turns blowing saves Tuesday, with the Twins getting..." September 17

  • Tigers' Anibal Sanchez as bullpen option 'not unreasonable'

    Detroit News "Rather than any questions about his recovery, it appears Anibal Sanchez’s challenge is more an issue of time. The Tigers and Sanchez are quietly giddy about his accelerating bounceback from a strained pectoralis. The issue is whether Sanchez, a right-handed fixture in the starting rotation, can..." September 17

  • Ian Kinsler's two-run homer helps Detroit complete big sweep over Cleveland

    Michigan Live "The late-inning heroics keep coming for the Tigers. So do the wins. For the second straight day, Detroit beat up a normally stingy Cleveland bullpen and mounted another thrilling come-from-behind win Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep over the third-place Indians at Comerica..." September 15

  • Detroit Tigers 5, Cleveland 4: Alex Avila's late home run keeps Tigers alone in first place

    Detroit Free Press "Alex Avila and the Tigers get to stay in first place for at least another day. While the Kansas City Royals were beating Boston at home, the Tigers looked doomed to a 4-3 loss to Cleveland before a sellout crowd of 41,190 at Comerica Park. Alex Avila came up with two out and Ezequiel Carrera..." September 14

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Sanchez will throw another long-tossing session Sunday. Mound session Monday if things go well. Just throwing off mound, no hitters yet.

  • J.D. Martinez's 4-RBI night powers Tigers past Tribe; Detroit takes over 1st place

    Detroit News "Indians starter Carlos Carrasco missed J.D. Martinez’s thunder back on Sept. 2 when he limited the Tigers to one run and 10 hits. Cody Allen was the victim that night with Martinez knocking his fastball out of Progressive Field for a game-winning three-run home run. Carrasco wasn’t as fortunate..." September 13

  • Tigers' Brad Ausmus not wilting in first pennant race as manager

    Detroit News "A year ago, he worked in San Diego. His title sounded like something from a big-league version of a Dilbert cartoon: special assistant, baseball operations. Today he is running field operations for a Tigers club trying to win a fourth consecutive American League Central title. This would be..." September 12

  • Kansas City wins 3-0 in a Big Game versus Detroit

    Royals Review "James Shields steps into the clubhouse before putting on his warmup clothes, setting his phone in his locker. He converses with Billy Butler about the upcoming Chiefs game, both concluding it would be an unmitigated disaster for the red team, both pinkie swearing not to tell this to their Chiefs..." September 11

  • Joakim Soria rejoins the Tigers’ bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Sidelined for the past month with a strained oblique muscle, Joakim Soria is slated to be activated from the disabled list and rejoin the Tigers’ bullpen for tonight’s game against the Royals. Soria appeared in just six games for the Tigers after they acquired him from the Rangers in mid-July..." September 10

  • Tigers get to Royals' Jeremy Guthrie again, cut AL Central deficit to 1 game

    Detroit News "So in the opener of the big-cat twin bill Monday —– Tigers during the day, Lions at night — the Tigers benefited from history repeating itself. They piled up eight hits against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in a six-run third inning, en route to a 9-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals at..." September 09

  • Tigers supply Kyle Lobstein run support needed for his first win

    Detroit News "Kyle Lobstein wasn’t this good when he pitched in Triple-A most of the season. He was 9-11with a 4.07 ERA. But you’d be hard-pressed to convince the Giants of that after his nationally televised performance Sunday night. “I don’t know if I can explain it,” manager Brad Ausmus said after..." September 08

  • Ausmus confirms Cabrera has bone spur, says surgery uncertain

    MLB.com "The Tigers are two back in the AL Central and a half game back in the wild card. They need every bit of everything they can muster to catch up, but their Mr. Everything, Miguel Cabrera, has been hobbled of late. Now we have a more specific diagnosis than a mere sore ankle: he has bone spurs." September 08

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Joe Nathan is dealing with elbow tenderness -- which explains why he has been unavailable the past few games.

  • Giants get another fast start, beat Tigers, Price 5-4

    San Francisco Chronicle "History demanded a rematch between Sergio Romo and Miguel Cabrera the way boxing fans and pay-per-view promoters want a second fight between title contenders. Romo froze Cabrera with a surprise fastball to end the 2012 World Series. On Saturday, Cabrera got the slider he expected nearly two..." September 07

  • 11d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Alex Avila had no concussion symptoms yesterday, Ausmus said. Could have started, but Ausmus opted for McCann against a lefty.

  • Joakim Soria throws second bullpen, nears return to the Tigers

    Hardball Talk "Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Press reports that Tigers reliever threw a bullpen session and didn’t feel anything in his oblique, a good sign as the reliever hopes to return to the Tigers soon. The Tigers will examine Soria on Saturday to see how he feels and proceed from there. No timetable for..." September 06

  • Despite delay, Peavy pitches way to victory over Tigers

    San Francisco Chronicle "A pennant race can bring out the beast in players. Common sense dare not raise its hand to challenge the beast. In Friday night's and Saturday morning's 8-2 victory against the Tigers, the beast was Jake Peavy, more specifically, Peavy's desire to continue his job when common sense (and people..." September 06

  • Danny Salazar brilliant as Cleveland Indians defeat Detroit Tigers, 7-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians, with their season possibly on the line, played one of their best games Wednesday night. Right-hander Danny Salazar crafted his first career complete game and Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer as the Indians defeated the Tigers, 7-0, at Progressive Field. Paid attendance:..." September 04

  • Tigers closer Joe Nathan appears to, finally, be finding groove

    Detroit News "This is one of those fate-tempting notes. You know the kind. As soon as you think it, but especially as soon as you write it, the reverse happens. But here goes. If Joe Nathan’s ERA drops as much with his next outing — or even close to as much — as it did with his 29th save on Tuesday..." September 04

  • Justin Verlander responds to leaked nude photos with Kate Upton

    USA Today "Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander today commented for the first time on leaked nude photos of him and girlfriend Kate Upton that surfaced during the holiday weekend. "I'm not going to comment on my personal life," Verlander said in the Tigers' clubhouse before tonight's game..." September 03

  • Quintana earns win; White Sox beat Tigers 6-2

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana allowed two runs over seven innings to earn his first win in more than a month, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 after trading Adam Dunn on Sunday afternoon. The White Sox sent Dunn to Oakland before the game, ending a disappointing four-year run in Chicago..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Brewers also pursued David Price in late July, but deal never got close. MIL would not part with Jimmy Nelson in any trade.

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera appears to re-injure ankle, leaves game

    CBSSports.com "Tigers first baseman and two-time reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera was forced to exit Saturday's night-cap against the White Sox (GameTracker) after trying to beat out a grounder in the fourth inning. As Chris Iott of MLive.com writes, Cabrera appeared to aggravate the right ankle injury that's..." August 31

  • Detroit 8, Chicago 4: Kyle Ryan dazzles, Miguel Cabrera hobbled; Tigers back in first place

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera was removed in the bottom of the fourth inning of Game 2 on Saturday after driving in a run to put the Tigers ahead, 5-0. The Tigers went on to beat the White Sox, 8-4, at U.S. Cellular Field to split the day-night doubleheader. The win, coupled with the Royals’ 3-2 loss at..." August 31

  • Chris Sale outduels Max Scherzer in White Sox win vs. Tigers

    CSN Chicago "Chris Sale may be known for his quick pitching but when the White Sox ace finally slowed down, his best stuff came out in a 6-3 win over the Tigers on Saturday in front of 20,556 fans at U.S. Cellular Field. It wasn’t the prettiest of starts for Sale. Ian Kinsler led off the game with a home..." August 31

  • White Sox to target Victor Martinez this winter

    CBSSports.com "The White Sox after the current season will bid farewell to the retiring Paul Konerko and outgoing free agent Adam Dunn. As such, they figure to have a vacancy at DH. One possible target to fill that role? As one source tells Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago, Victor Martinez, presently of the..." August 31

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Joakim Soria is scheduled to throw again today. Still on flat ground.

  • Detroit Tigers 7, Chicago 1: Justin Verlander starts slow, finishes strong in stellar outing vs. White Sox

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander pitched one of his best games of the season and matched his season-high with eight strikeouts. Verlander allowed nine hits, two walks and one run over seven innings. It was the fourth time he struck out eight batters in a game this season. The Tigers beat the White Sox, 7-1,..." August 30

  • Alex Avila is Tigers' hero with walk-off RBI against Yankees

    Detroit News "It means a lot if the Tigers keep it going. It means less if they don’t. Perhaps a lot less. Thursday’s winning single by Alex Avila was a galvanizing moment for the Tigers in that it handed them a dramatic 3-2 triumph over the Yankees, one of the teams they are battling for a playoff..." August 29

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    Detroit Tigers @tigers

    Prior to tomorrow's game, the #Tigers will purchase the contract of RHP Evan Reed from Triple A Toledo.

  • Soria throwing, but no timetable for return

    MLB.com "Joakim Soria continues to stretch out his throwing program in his rehab from a left oblique strain, but the Tigers have no timetable on his return. Soria threw off flat ground Tuesday and Wednesday, and is scheduled to stretch out his throws Friday in Chicago. From there, he could progress..." August 28

  • Yankees get nine straight hits in rout of Tigers

    New York Post "As one hit off David Price followed another and Yankees’ runners moved around bases like marbles set free in a bathtub, the architects understood how rare the scene was. “It’s fun, you don’t see that very often,’’ Derek Jeter said of the first nine batters — one through nine in the order —..." August 28

  • Tigers closer Joe Nathan returns to fans' good graces by slamming door on Yankees

    Detroit News "A few weeks ago all Joe Nathan heard from the fans at Comerica Park were boos and cat-calls. He heard something completely different Tuesday. “I think we are making up,” he said after he worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his 28th save, preserving a 5-2 win over the Yankees. As Nathan was..." August 27

  • 22d
    Tom Gage @Tom_Gage

    #Tigers Sanchez no longer even a possibility to start on Sat - felt pain while throwing on Monday (pectoral strain) - seeing doctor

  • Tigers unlikely to land Astros closer Qualls

    MLB.com "The Tigers have long been interested in Astros closer Chad Qualls, even before he signed with Houston last winter. Their latest efforts to acquire him appear likely to meet the same fate as their previous ones. "As far as I know, from a Tigers baseball standpoint, there's nothing," manager Brad..." August 26

  • Sanchez setback puts Tigers, Dombrowski in terrible spot

    CBSSports.com "Tuesday, it was revealed that injured Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has suffered a setback and he believes that his 2014 season is in jeopardy. If he really can't come back in the regular season, there's a very good chance the Tigers will miss the postseason for the first time since..." August 26

  • 22d
    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    No surprise Detroit claimed Qualls

  • 24d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Miguel Cabrera gets day off to rest ailing ankle. Could pinch-hit. Don Kelly starts at 1B, batting 9th.

  • Detroit 8, Minnesota 6: Justin Verlander 'felt good,' but Miguel Cabrera may need day off

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander threw much better Saturday night than in his last start Aug. 13 in Pittsburgh, when shoulder soreness caused him to have what he termed the worst stuff of his career. The right-hander gave up four runs, all during the second and third innings, then blanked Minnesota for his..." August 24

  • Twins bats stay hot in doubleheader split with Tigers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "No batting practice was scheduled on Saturday as the Twins faced a doubleheader with the Tigers a day after playing nearly four hours. “We really didn’t do much this morning,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Just got loose in the [batting] cages. It was more ‘strap it on and go’ type..." August 24

  • Big lead nearly vanishes for Twins, then becomes bigger lead in huge win over Tigers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s not often that a 20-6 victory can be said to have been decided by one play, but the Twins might have managed it Friday night. After taking a 6-1 lead, they were ahead by only a single run in the sixth inning, and Detroit had all the momentum. An intentional walk to Miguel Cabrera put..." August 23

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dombrowski to @MLBNetworkRadio on Soria: "He can be activated on Monday. I'm not sure he'll be activated right then, but he's very close."

  • Price shines but Cobb, Rays win 1-0 pitching duel over Tigers

    Tampa Tribune "Less than two hours before he would pitch in his old home for the first time since the trade, David Price texted a member of the Rays PR staff and asked if, for old-time sake, they could play the song that always played as Price took the field for the top of the first inning: “Feels Good to be..." August 22

  • Red Sox, Tigers in lead for Castillo

    ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend. The Red Sox would like to add Castillo to an outfield that already includes another..." August 22

  • Rick Porcello's 3-hit shutout gem highlights Tigers' second straight win over Rays

    Detroit News "When he isn’t throwing a baseball, Rick Porcello specializes in another bit of motor-skill artistry. He ties glorious trout flies. It seemed Wednesday night at Tropicana Field as if he was blending a bit of both crafts as he wove nine innings of brilliantly threaded pitches that became a..." August 21

  • 27d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Miguel Cabrera reaggravated a right ankle injury when he slid into home plate last night. It's minor, but something to keep an eye on.

  • Tigers' Evan Reed in court on sex-assault charges today

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed, accused of sexual assault against a woman he met last spring in Royal Oak, is set to appear for a preliminary this morning in a Detroit court room. Reed, 28, of Royal Oak has said publicly that he “did nothing wrong,” and that the sex was..." August 21

  • Detroit comes up big in extra innings after bullpen blows late lead in Tampa

    Michigan Live "Ian Kinsler hasn't done much at the plate for the Detroit Tigers since the All-Star break. But he came up big Tuesday night. Kinsler hit a leadoff triple and scored the go-ahead run when Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to lead the Tigers to a 8-6 win over the Tampa..." August 20

  • Tigers, Giants and others may view Castillo as a pennant-race plus

    CBSSports.com "Talks are heating up involving Cuban star Rusney Castillo, and it's a good thing because he has designs on playing in the big leagues this season, according to people familiar with his situation. There is said to be urgency on the part of some of the teams involved in talks, and that makes..." August 20

  • 28d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers, #RedSox, #SFGiants still in mix for Rusney Castillo. #Cubs, #Yankees, #Phillies not expected to place high bid.