Tigers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 1d
    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

  • 4d
    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

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    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

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    No surprise Detroit claimed Qualls

  • 8d
    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

  • 10d
    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

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    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

  • 13d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

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

  • So far so good on Justin Verlander's shoulder, he could start for Tigers on Saturday

    Detroit News "Justin Verlander gave himself a gold star for Tuesday’s first test since he left the rotation last week with a shoulder ailment. It’s how he grades out Wednesday that counts for a pitcher who knows the day after a workout is often the real test of how much he has healed. If all is fine..." August 20

  • 13d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    David Price just confirmed that has not had conversations with the #Tigers about a long-term contract as of yet.

  • 15d
    Tigers PR @DetroitTigersPR

    Rajai Davis left today's game with a left thumb contusion and is day-to-day.

  • Hernandez, Seattle lose 4-2 to Detroit

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon saw Felix Hernandez get hit by a couple of grounders, and decided enough was enough. Hernandez was pulled after five innings, and the Mariners went on to a 4-2 loss to David Price and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Hernandez was hit on his left hip by..." August 17

  • Tigers call up veteran Johnson to aid 'pen

    MLB.com "Two weeks after being released by Oakland, Jim Johnson is headed back to the big leagues. The Tigers announced they will call up the former O's and A's closer from Triple-A Toledo and put him in their bullpen Sunday, trying to add a veteran arm to a late-inning staff that has had its..." August 17

  • Tigers give away mislabeled Miguel Cabrera bobbleheads to fans

    Hardball Talk "The giveaway error bug has hit the Tigers, weeks after striking the Rockies when they gave away misspelled Troy “Tulowizki” shirts to fans. The Tigers gave away a Miguel Cabrera bobblehead figurine in which he’s holding his two MVP awards from 2012 and 2013. Only one problem: the awards are..." August 16

  • Cano, Paxton lead Mariners to 7-2 win over Tigers

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Lloyd McClendon spent last fall hoping to get a chance to manage in a pennant race at Comerica Park. He got his wish Friday night, even if it wasn't exactly the way he had envisioned things. McClendon had hoped to become the Tigers' manager when Jim Leyland retired after winning three..." August 16

  • 17d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dirks to go back on rehab assignment tomorrow.

  • Austin Jackson has mixed emotions on return to Detroit beginning tonight

    Detroit Free Press "When last seen at Comerica Park, Austin Jackson didn’t know what to think or feel as he jogged toward the Tigers’ clubhouse when replaced in the seventh inning of a July 31 loss to the Chicago White Sox. It didn’t register, he admits, when the crowd saluted his departure as word circulated that..." August 15

  • Max Scherzer fans season-high 14 as Detroit defeats Pittsburgh

    Michigan Live "For the second straight start, Max Scherzer was nearly flawless for eight innings. Only this time, Detroit's bullpen didn't spoil the win for him. Scherzer became the first 14-game winner in the American League this season, striking out a season-high 14 and pitching the Tigers past the..." August 15

  • Newly signed reliever Jim Johnson on verge of being called up by Tigers, requests another outing in Toledo

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer. The Tigers needed to add a fresh arm to their bullpen late Wednesday, and were believed to be on the verge..." August 15

  • Tigers closer Nathan apologizes

    Covers.com "Joe Nathan apologized on Thursday morning for making two obscene gestures toward frustrated Detroit Tigers fans after his outing on Wednesday. Nathan, the team's closer, was booed when he walked the first two batters he faced in the ninth inning but did not allow a run in the 8-4 victory over..." August 15

  • Melvin Mercedes called up from Toledo to replace Buck Farmer on Tigers' roster

    Bless You Boys "The Detroit Tigers have optioned starting pitcher Buck Farmer to triple- A Toledo, and recalled right handed relief pitcher, Melvin Mercedes from Toledo. Farmer will be eligible to be recalled in ten days, or sooner, if another player is placed on the disabled list. He can be recalled in any case,..." August 14

  • Detroit snaps four-game losing streak as bats finally wake up against Pittsburgh

    Michigan Live "Buck Farmer was far from perfect in his major league debut Wednesday night, but the 23-year-old rookie did more than enough to keep the Detroit Tigers in the game. His new teammates helped take care of the rest. Victor Martinez drove in three runs and Farmer worked five pleasant innings to..." August 14

  • Justin Verlander: “I’m going to get other opinions” on shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "So far Justin Verlander has avoided the disabled list after being diagnosed with an inflamed shoulder capsule, but the Tigers right-hander is expected to miss at least one turn in the rotation and will have specialists take a look at his test results following his initial examination by the team..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Pirates defeat Tigers, 4-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Edinson Volquez was at his slickest Tuesday night when he made a blind, behind-the-back snag on a comebacker in the first inning that saved a run. Later, he became the Pirates' first 10-game winner this season with a 4-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park. "About time," Volquez..." August 13

  • Chris Archer 'wouldn't be shocked' if David Price came to Cubs

    CSN Chicago "Could David Price come to the Cubs? The pitcher recently traded from the Rays to the Tigers is a free agent after the 2015 season, and given the Cubs' seeming need for top-of-the-line pitching, it could possibly be a fit. Of course, the former Cy Young winner is expected to demand a hefty..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • 20d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    No major structural damage for Justin Verlander. Likely no DL.