Tigers Rumors & News

  • Cabrera's 3-run HR helps Tigers beat Indians, rain

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- If there's one player in baseball who can put a team on his back and carry it to the playoffs, it's Miguel Cabrera. "He is who he is," rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer of Detroit said after Cabrera's three-run home run in the fifth Wednesday night gave the Tigers a..." September 29

  • Cabrera powers Tigers past Indians 12-0

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Justin Verlander got Detroit back on track, but the problem the Tigers face is saying on the rails until their ace can pitch again Sunday. Verlander blanked Cleveland on four hits over 7 2/3 innings Tuesday night and Miguel Cabrera drove in five runs to surpass 100 RBIs for the..." September 27

  • Tigers activate Nick Castellanos from 15-day disabled list

    Today's Knuckleball "The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that they have officially activated third baseman Nick Castellanos from the 15-day disabled list. Castellanos has been on the shelf since August 6 after breaking his left hand after being hit by a pitch from New York Mets starter Logan Verrett. It was his..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Indians clinch AL Central with win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was just as sweet as Terry Francona hoped. "This is as close to family in a professional setting as you can get," Francona said Monday night after his Cleveland Indians downed the Detroit Tigers 7-4 to win their eighth American League Central title but first since 2007. "I..." September 26

  • Royals belt four homers, win slugfest vs. Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers aren't running out of hits, but they may be running out of time. The Kansas City Royals slugged four home runs, four doubles and a triple Sunday to highlight a 19-hit attack in a 12-9 win over the Tigers, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Baltimore in the battle for..." September 25

  • Jose Iglesias day-to-day after exiting game with right hand contusion

    Michigan Live "The status of the Detroit Tigers' starting shortstop is unknown with nine games to go in a sprint to the wild card. Jose Iglesias is day-to-day with a right hand contusion after exiting Friday's 8-3 win over the Kansas City Royals early, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Iglesias was pulled..." September 24

  • Hosmer caps Royals' ninth-inning uprising, jolts Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Just because the Kansas City Royals are not likely to make the playoffs this season does not mean they can't send out the occasional reminder they are the defending World Series champions. Paulo Orlando ripped a two-run double with two out in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer..." September 24

  • Verlander defends Fulmer in testy exchange with reporter

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander deemed it a poor choice of words, so he came to the defense of teammate Michael Fulmer in a social media exchange today with a senior writer for Fox Sports. Dieter Kurtenbach wrote a column explaining why he thought Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees..." September 24

  • Tigers sweep Twins, move into playoff position

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers can be thankful the Minnesota Twins are one of their American League Central rivals. Thanks in part Detroit's dominant performance against Minnesota, the Tigers are in prime position to make the playoffs while the Twins are closing in on 100 losses...." September 23

  • Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann says he’s ready to ‘compete’ in rotation

    Detroit Free Press "Jordan Zimmermann is chomping at the bit. He feels good, a lot better now than he did earlier in the season when he came off the disabled list twice and was shelled, forcing the Detroit Tigers to start him in simulated games against backup players. “I’ve said that before, and it didn’t go..." September 23

  • Tigers use Fulmer, home runs to defeat Royals

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are on a roll, and, for them, this is the right time to do so. Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin blasted home runs to back rookie pitcher Michael Fulmer's seven innings of one-run ball in Detroit's 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday..." September 23

  • Ailing Tigers, Twins set for Thursday doubleheader

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- If there is any silver lining to the rainout Wednesday, it is an extra day for both the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins to get healthy. The Wednesday game at Target Field was postponed due to heavy rain in the bottom of the third inning before either team scored a run. The..." September 22

  • Boyd, Cabrera carry Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd had one of his worst major league starts in his last outing, hurting Detroit's playoff hopes with a home loss to the last-place Minnesota Twins. Given another chance against the same opponent, Boyd made an adjustment and bounced back to boost the..." September 21

  • Kinsler, V-Mart still recovering after being hit by pitches

    Detroit News "The game was still hours away Tuesday and the Tigers had already taken a hit. Two hits, actually. Neither second baseman Ian Kinsler nor designated hitter Victor Martinez, both struck by pitches from Indians' Trevor Bauer on Sunday, were able to play in the series opener against the Twins...." September 21

  • Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann makes little progress in simulated game

    Detroit Free Press "Jordan Zimmermann didn’t make much progress Tuesday afternoon. “About the same as the other day,” Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. Zimmermann threw his second simulated game in a week’s time before Tuesday night’s series opener against the Twins at Target Field, which didn’t seem to..." September 21

  • Ian Kinsler reportedly showing concussion symptoms after fastball to helmet

    Larry Brown Sports "Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler may not have emerged entirely unscathed after staying in the game following a pitch to the helmet on Sunday. According to a report by Jason Beck of MLB.com, Kinsler was showing concussion symptoms after the 9-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The..." September 19

  • Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann: Continues to work on delivery issues in another bullpen session

    CBS Sports "Zimmermann threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday and believes he has improved his mechanics, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. "Honestly, I'm getting better, and if the percentages are getting more of those bad ones [pitches] out of there, then I'm moving in the right direction," said the..." September 18

  • Upton, Martinez power Tigers to rare win over Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- After losing 13 of their first 14 games against the Cleveland Indians, including a 1-0 loss in 10 innings on Saturday, the Detroit Tigers weren't in a very good mood Sunday -- even less so after three of their hitters got hit by pitches. Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez hit home..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Tigers OF Steven Moya (baby due) not planning to play winter ball

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers outfielder Steven Moya isn’t getting at-bats right now and won’t have many this winter. Moya told the Free Press that his wife is pregnant with their first child, so he plans to stay with her in Florida in the off-season, rather than play winter ball. According to the Centers..." September 17

  • Tigers' Nick Castellanos: Will face live pitching

    CBS Sports "Castellanos (hand) is set to face live pitching over the next few days, MLIve.com's Evan Woodbery reports. "[On Friday, Castellanos] said he felt great in batting practice and he felt like he was ready to take the next step," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He could face a bunch of pitchers over..." September 17

  • Indians top Tigers 1-0 in 10, lose Carrasco

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- What kind of game was it? "Whoever makes a mistake is probably going to lose," said Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who watched nine of his pitchers combine on a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 10-inning victory over the Detroit Tigers Saturday at Progressive Field. It..." September 17

  • Tigers resisting cortisone shots for Victor Martinez

    Detroit News "On June 12, Victor Martinez got a cortisone shot in his ailing right knee. He sat out three games, came back on June 16 in Kansas City and hit three home runs. It seems Martinez’s surgically-repaired left knee has been bothersome for him of late. But as of Friday, the Tigers have not discussed..." September 17

  • Zimmermann pleased, return unknown; Castellanos ‘just not there yet’

    Detroit Free Press "Jordan Zimmermann said Wednesday was a good day. He threw 80 pitches in a simulated game. “A lot of good ones,” he said, “way more good ones than bad ones.” But the Tigers are still unsure when — or if — their veteran right-hander will return to the mound this regular season. After..." September 15

  • Dozier, Santiago help Twins beat Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Some managers look at their opposition and see one player who they will avoid pitching to in game-altering situations. Apparently Detroit Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus is not one of those managers, or Minnesota's Brian Dozier is not one of those players. Down 2-0 in the second..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Cabrera tells fans to 'stay positive' during Tigers' playoff push

    MLB.com "Miguel Cabrera had a message for Tigers fans after Wednesday night's 9-6 win over the Twins. "Detroit, stay positive," Cabrera said after hitting a go-ahead homer to help his club bounce back from Tuesday's loss and move to one game back of Toronto for an American League Wild Card spot. The..." September 15

  • Zimmermann throws 80 pitches: 'Today was a good day'

    Detroit News "A step forward for Jordan Zimmermann. The length and significance of that step will be determined relatively soon. Zimmermann, who was tagged for six runs in less than two innings in his first start off the disabled list last Saturday, threw an 80-pitch simulated game Wednesday and came away..." September 14

  • Nick Castellanos' return uncertain after brief test against live pitching

    Michigan Live "Nick Castellanos made only a few swings in Wednesday's simulated game before deciding to call it a day. The Detroit Tigers third baseman didn't want to call it a setback, but it certainly wasn't a step forward in his goal of returning to the lineup before the end of the regular season. "The..." September 14

  • Cabrera's homer pulls Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera is adept at quieting naysayers with his bat. The Tigers first baseman hit his 33rd home run of the season, a tiebreaking solo shot off the top of the railing on the wall in deep left center in the seventh inning Wednesday night, to lead Detroit to a 9-6 victory over..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • If Tigers miss postseason, remember their penny-pinching on pitchers

    Michigan Live "As another Detroit Tigers series produces another uneven sequence of starting pitching performances this week, it brings wistful thoughts of how a 20-win Rick Porcello, or even a crafty Doug Fister, would look at the back of this rotation right now. And we won't even get into Max Scherzer, yet..." September 14

  • Tigers' Upton says he'll 'be alright' after exiting with calf strain

    Detroit Free Press "It had been brewing for a couple of days. Justin Upton’s left calf has been sore, he said after Monday night’s win over the Minnesota Twins, and in the top of the third inning, it forced him out of action. “I’ll be alright,” he said. “It cramped up but it’s going to be alright.”" September 13

  • Twins rout Tigers behind Polanco, Gibson

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Easy wins, especially against the Detroit Tigers, have been a rarity for the Minnesota Twins this season. The last-place club got a chance to enjoy that feeling Tuesday while dealing a blow to the Tigers' playoff chances. Jorge Polanco drove in a career-high four runs and..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Norris whiffs 11 as Tigers grind past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Nothing is coming easy for the Detroit Tigers, but they're finding ways to hang around in the playoff race. Detroit has had to grind for victories and took that same path on Monday. The Tigers scored two seventh-inning runs to take the lead and hung on for a 4-2 win over the..." September 12

  • Justin Verlander has it all — including, once again, dominance on the mound

    USA Today "He’s guaranteed to earn more than $250 million by 2019, is engaged to a supermodel, the envy of every car enthusiast and will spend the winter frolicking among the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Still, it’s not nearly enough for Justin Verlander, ace of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander has..." September 12

  • Tillman, Bourn lift Orioles to series win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Chris Tillman proved to be more rested than rusty, which turned out to be a delightful occurrence for manager Buck Showalter and the rest of the Baltimore Orioles. Making his first start since being activated from the disabled list, Tillman outdueled Detroit Tigers' ace Justin..." September 11

  • Jones, Wieters, help Orioles rout Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- From top to bottom, the Baltimore Orioles can bury opponents with the long ball. Their game in Detroit on Saturday was another case in point for the majors' leader in home runs. Adam Jones homered on the first pitch and the No. 8 hitter, Matt Wieters, blasted two homers and drove..." September 10

  • Next for Nick Castellanos' rehab: Hitting off tee with regular bat

    Detroit Free Press "Nick Castellanos has been hitting off of a tee with a fungo bat lately, but he said today he will begin hitting with a regular bat Friday in Detroit. The Tigers' starting third baseman has been on the disabled list since Aug. 7 with a nondisplaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left..." September 09

  • Martinez homer lifts Tigers past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Victor Martinez tends to make his home runs count. The latest from the Detroit Tigers' veteran designated hitter might have been his biggest of the season. Martinez drilled a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth, lifting the Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Friday at Comerica..." September 09

  • Robertson, White Sox hold off Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- With 34 saves in 41 chances, Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson admits he sometimes makes games a little too dramatic. The Detroit Tigers brought the go-ahead run to the plate in the ninth inning Tuesday after Robertson allowed an infield single and a one-out walk. He..." September 07

  • Abreu fuels White Sox to series win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Most players offer a simple greeting or share a joke with the opposing first baseman when they reach base safely. Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu approaches the meetings differently, particularly when the Detroit Tigers are in town. Abreu looks forward to his..." September 07

  • Tigers top White Sox on Upton's 11th-inning HR

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton savors stepping to the plate with the game on the line. "That's what you live for," Upton said. "That's what you play the game for is the big moment where you can help your team out." For the second consecutive game, Upton delivered...." September 05

  • Tigers in the hunt this year thanks to players they got in Cespedes, Price trades

    CBS Sports "Few teams had as much regular season success as the Tigers from 2011-14. They won four division titles and 366 regular season games, the most in baseball, though they never did win the World Series. Detroit lost in the ALDS once (2014), the ALCS twice (2011, 2013), and the World Series once..." September 05

  • K-Rod matches John Franco for 4th on career saves list

    Hardball Talk "Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez wrapped up Sunday’s 6-5 win over the Royals with a scoreless ninth inning. It’s save number 38 on the year for the veteran, but more importantly, it’s save number 424 of his 15-year career, tying him with John Franco for fourth on baseball’s all-time saves list." September 05

  • Upton powers Tigers' win over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez joined the Detroit Tigers' 20-homer club Sunday. Upton homered, doubled and drove in three runs as the Detroit Tigers topped the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Sunday afternoon. The Tigers took two of three in the weekend series, and they..." September 04

  • Cabrera's hit in ninth rallies Tigers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wade Davis entered to cheers, but Miguel Cabrera soon silenced the Kauffman Stadium crowd. Davis blew a save in his return to the Kansas City Royals, while Cabrera homered and drove in four runs in the Detroit Tigers' 7-6 victory Friday night. Paulo Orlando's two-run..." September 03

  • Ventura wins fourth straight as Royals topple Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura was effectively and sometimes purposely wild. Ventura battled through wildness as the Kansas City Royals topped the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Saturday night. Ventura allowed six walks, matching his career high, and six hits, but held the Tigers to one run..." September 03