Tigers Rumors & News

  • Tigers' Verlander no longer on track for Thursday start

    The Score "Despite leaving his most recent Grapefruit League start with cramping in his right triceps, Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander was slated to take the mound Thursday for his final spring outing. That no longer appears to be the case. Verlander reported improvement in his triceps..." March 30

  • 1d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Bruce Rondon (crick in his neck) felt better this morning but not good enough to pitch today, Ausmus said.

  • Justin Verlander targets next start

    ESPN.com "A day after being removed from his Grapefruit League start, Justin Verlander was not worried about missing any time in his spring training preparation for the looming regular season. The 32-year-old Detroit Tigers right-hander left his spring training outing against the Toronto Blue Jays in the..." March 29

  • 2d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Ausmus said Verlander will do some light tossing in next day or two to see how he feels.

  • 2d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Tigers have released reliever Luke Putkonen. He had been outrighted this offseason, sent to minor league camp March 17.

  • 2d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Brad Ausmus on Justin Verlander: "I'm optimistic that it's not a long-term issue."

  • 2d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Joe Nathan's thumbnail is still tender, he said, but "getting tougher." He threw fastballs yesterday, will try breaking balls today.

  • 3d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Justin Verlander left the game due to cramp in his right triceps muscle. Tigers don't anticipate him missing next start.

  • Tigers send down right-hander Buck Farmer

    Detroit News "As soon as the disappointment wears off, right-hander Buck Farmer is going to realize he’s made himself a valuable commodity in the Tigers organization. Farmer was optioned to Triple-A Toledo Thursday morning, but between his short stint last season and his work this spring, he made a lasting..." March 26

  • Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez running with 'hitch' in step; Alex Avila will get shot at first base

    Michigan Live "If it looks to you like Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is running with a bit of a hitch in his step, you're not alone. Brad Ausmus sees it, too. Ausmus, the Tigers' manager, was asked if he has noticed Martinez running gingerly this spring. Ausmus said he first spotted it..." March 26

  • Dollars, common sense say it is unlikely Tigers, David Price will reach deal soon

    Michigan Live "Should the Detroit Tigers commit the amount of money it would take to convince David Price to sign an extension now and bypass free agency next offseason? That is a question for another day. It's subjective. The answer depends on a number of issues, many of them unknown. How will Justin..." March 26

  • Tigers' Cabrera to make first start at 1B today

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera's right foot is feeling very good. It's feeling so good that manager Brad Ausmus announced that the slugger will make his first start at first base today, when the Detroit Tigers face the Miami Marlins (1 p.m., FSD). Cabrera played his first exhibition at designated hitter..." March 25

  • 5d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    David Price met with his agent last night. Sides have talked. Price: "I wouldn't even call it groundwork."

  • Nathan avoids big inning, injury on deflection

    MLB.com "Joe Nathan made two mistakes with location Sunday. He only paid for one of them. His elevated fastball to the Nationals' Tyler Moore on his second pitch of the day led to a leadoff double and eventually a run -- his first in four outings since he struggled against the Phillies on March 12. His..." March 23

  • 8d
    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Brad Ausmus says if Miggy has no setbacks, it's "better than 50-50" that he'll be ready Opening Day - but "we haven't gotten there yet"

  • 9d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez could play as soon as tomorrow, Brad Ausmus said, depending on how they run bases today.

  • Tigers' Justin Verlander is anti-coddling

    ESPN.com "One man is the ultimate workhorse pitcher of his generation, the other is a scientist who has spent his professional life trying to gain a greater understanding of why pitchers get hurt. On one side, we have Justin Verlander, who theorized this week that many pitchers are breaking down in the..." March 21

  • 10d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    David Price will start Opening Day for the Tigers.

  • Tigers SS Iglesias like a 'defensive football player'

    Detroit Free Press "Jose Iglesias plays baseball. He is the starting shortstop for the Detroit Tigers. But with the way he plays in the field, starting pitcher Shane Greene compares him to a football player. "He's all over the field," Greene said. "It's almost like he's a defensive football player and he's..." March 19

  • Victor Martinez catching days are likely over

    MLB.com "Tigers first baseman/DH Victor Martinez's days of catching, even as an emergency option, appear to be over for now. For Andrew Romine and Hernan Perez, the catching days might be beginning. While Tigers pitchers who weren't on the travel roster for Wednesday night's game against the Pirates had..." March 19

  • With Scherzer Gone and Tigers' Time Running Out, Pressure Is on Justin Verlander

    Bleacher Report "Justin Verlander knows all eyes are on him this season. And not just because many of those eyes are hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate Upton. No, with Max Scherzer long gone and the Detroit Tigers still oh-fer when it comes to World Series titles under owner Mike Ilitch, the clock is ticking..." March 17

  • Are the Tigers Finally Cutting Their Saber-Teeth?

    Bless You Boys "ESPN magazine recently released an issue devoted to advanced metrics in sports, and ranked teams according to their commitment to using advanced metrics. Suffice it to say, the Tigers did not fare well among major league baseball teams, ranking near the bottom of the list under "skeptics" as very..." March 16

  • American League Central preview: White Sox join the party for division title

    Covers.com "The American League Central sets up as a four team race with the Chicago White Sox projected to jump back into contention. Covers Expert Sean Murphy breaks down the National League East as we continue our preview of each division in the bigs. Detroit Tigers (2014: 90-72, -380 units, 84-72-2..." March 16

  • Miggy, V-Mart nearing returns to spring games

    MLB.com "Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez both began running the bases on Saturday, putting both players on a track closer toward readiness for Spring Training games. They're close enough that manager Brad Ausmus wouldn't rule out either of them playing in a game this coming week. "I don't know if..." March 15

  • 16d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez ran bases today for first time since respective surgeries.

  • 16d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Yoenis Cespedes (left quad) feeling better today. He's going to take batting practice today, but he's not on travel roster to go to Jupiter.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Tigers' Joe Nathan after spring training boos: 'Fans aren't in my mind'

    Sporting News "Safe to say Joe Nathan and Tigers fans aren't getting along too well since the former All-Star signed a $20 million contract with Detroit in December 2013, and Thursday's outing didn't help mend the relationship. The relief pitcher was charged with six runs (four earned) on five hits and a walk..." March 13

  • Max Scherzer offers impending free agent David Price advice entering contract year with Tigers

    Michigan Live "Former Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer just went through it. David Price could be next. One of the top starting pitchers in the American League, Price is set to become a free agent at the end of this season and has positioned himself to sign a deal that could exceed the dollar value of the..." March 12

  • 18d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Cespedes left game with left quad tightness, Tigers announce. He's day to day.

  • Tigers' V-Mart (knee) making progress: 'It's going OK'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez came back to his locker stall with a bat in his hand and sweat on his brow this morning. "It's going OK," Martinez said of his fourth day of live batting practice while rehabbing from knee surgery. "It just feels good to get back to work with the..." March 12

  • Tigers, D-Backs have interest in Blue Jays' Navarro: Agent

    Toronto Sun "There is a market for Dioner Navarro. The Arizona Diamondbacks for one team. And the Detroit Tigers for two. “My agent (Melvin Roman) told me both Arizona and Detroit have interest,” Navarro said Monday morning in the visiting clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium before the Jays lost to..." March 10

  • 22d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    X-rays on Jose Iglesias were negative, Tigers announce. He's day-to-day.

  • 22d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Joakim Soria has a blister on the inside of his right thumb. It affected the grip on his pitches, he said.

  • 22d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Miguel Cabrera is taking ground balls again today. He is moving laterally.

  • 22d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Jose Iglesias left field after being hit in lower leg by hopper in BP. Limped off with help from trainer, but put pressure on leg.

  • David Price: No talks with Tigers about extension, remains interested in long-term deal

    Michigan Live "David Price has answered the same question nearly a dozen times this spring. That didn't stop him from answering it once more Friday. "Yeah," Price responded when asked if he has interest in signing a long-term contract with the Detroit Tigers. "I've said that multiple times." It's the same..." March 08

  • 23d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Yoenis Cespedes (lower back tightness) is back in #Tigers' lineup today. He'll start in left field. Was a late scratch Thursday.

  • 23d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    As expected, Alex Avila is back and will get the starting nod behind the plate today.

  • 23d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Jose Iglesias, who exited Friday's game with a right shin contusion, is tentatively penciled in the starting lineup Sunday.

  • 23d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Bruce Rondon will throw live #bp on Monday. Ausmus said if that goes well, he will make his spring debut on Thursday.

  • 24d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Iglesias left the game with a right shin contusion, the Tigers say.

  • 25d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Lower back tightness for Yoenis Cespedes. That's why he was scratched for Moya.

  • 25d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Coke to #Cubs on minor-league deal.

  • Hanrahan needs second Tommy John; Tigers release him

    Detroit News "It’s the worst kind of déjà vu for Joel Hanrahan. After two years of grueling and painstaking rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, Hanrahan found out Tuesday that he has to do it all over again. “The first one was a failed surgery,” Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski..." March 04

  • 27d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Victor Martinez is confident he remains on track to play opening day. Would like two weeks of at-bats if possible.

  • Victor Martinez on track to start season on time

    Detroit News "Manager Brad Ausmus' fears regarding Victor Martinez and his well-meaning rambunctiousness were well-placed. Ausmus felt it was best to keep Martinez, recovering from arthroscopic surgery, away from spring training until he was capable of doing more baseball-related activities. "Victor isn't..." March 03

  • Tigers' Jose Iglesias 'really happy' to return to field

    Detroit Free Press "Spring officially sprung in central Florida on Monday. And with it, came Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, springing out of the home dugout and into a sprint on the field. For the first time in a year, Iglesias played in a baseball game. "I was really excited to get back on the field," he..." March 02

  • 28d
    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Victor Martinez ran on the anti-gravity treadmill today and took 30 swings off the tee, from both sides.

  • Yoenis Cespedes open to future in Detroit: 'I would like to be in a Tigers uniform for many years'

    Michigan Live "Yoenis Cespedes has been in camp with the Detroit Tigers for a short time. On Sunday, he made it clear he wouldn't mind playing for the Tigers for a long time. "I would like to be in a Tigers uniform for many years," Cespedes said Sunday through an interpreter in his first interview with..." March 02

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