Tigers Rumors & News

  • Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson homer in Tigers' win over D-Backs

    Detroit News "Some nights, it all works out, even for a baseball team that occasionally makes its fans wish ballparks and television sets had never been invented. The Tigers avoided any undue drama or fan-damaging stress Monday in a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks that balanced like a three-leg..." July 22

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 22

  • 1d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers showing interest in Phillies LHP Bastardo, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. Keeping tabs on all relievers -- including Papelbon.

  • Cleveland Indians complete day-night DH sweep of Detroit Tigers on Carlos Santana's 3-run double

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have their own version of pick your poison. The Tigers intentionally walked All-Star Michael Brantley to load the bases with two out Satuday night to face free-swinging Carlos Santana and paid the price. Santana lined a three-run double off the right field wall against closer Joe..." July 20

  • Corey Kluber, Indians, relentless offense beat Detroit Tigers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Several "low-stress' days last week at a New Hampshire lake agreed with Corey Kluber. Kluber, looking refreshed from a grueling first half, dove into the post All-Star schedule Saturday with 8 2/3 splendid innings as the Indians beat Detroit, 6-2, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader..." July 20

  • Cleveland Indians score seven in seventh to pound Detroit Tigers, 9-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis didn't do it once, he did it twice. Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera keyed a seven-run seventh inning Friday night with consecutive homers as the Indians beat Detroit, 9-3, to open the figurative second half of the season in style at Comerica Park. Kipnis, homerless since April 21,..." July 19

  • The Detroit Tigers extend their spring training commitment to Lakeland through 2036

    Hardball Talk "There aren’t many teams holding spring training in the same place they did a decade ago. There are hardly any teams holding spring training in the same place they did 20 years ago. The Tigers, however, are quite an exception. They’ve been training in Lakeland, Florida since 1934. And today they..." July 18

  • 4d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers are having ongoing discussions with the Rangers about reliever Joakim Soria, sources say. @FOXSports1

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League

    MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera denies report he feels lingering effects from injury

    Detroit News "Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera denied telling a reporter the groin muscles he had surgically repaired this offseason are still affecting him. A story published by USA Today on Monday said Cabrera, in Spanish, talked about the lingering injury. “There are times when I feel good, but..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use

    ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera still bothered by groin injury

    SI.com "Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says that a groin injury that bothered him last season and required him to have sports hernia surgery is still giving him issues. Even though his overall power numbers are down, Cabrera still leads the major leagues with 75 RBI. Last season, Cabrera..." July 15

  • 8d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 8d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Rick Porcello pitches like a star, Tigers trump Royals

    Detroit News "One would think that even at this late hour, with the break beginning after Sunday’s games, there’d be room on the American League All-Star team for a pitcher with 12 wins. Such as Rick Porcello. After all, there’s no one in the A.L. with more than Porcello’s 12 – the latest being his 5-1..." July 13

  • With trade deadline approaching, be prepared to see Detroit Tigers linked to every available reliever

    Michigan Live "By the time the clock strikes midnight on July 31, every relief pitcher who appears to be available on the trade market will have been linked to the Detroit Tigers in some way, shape or form. That's just the way things work. The latest name linked to the Tigers is Texas Rangers right-hander..." July 13

  • 10d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Brad Ausmus said the plan is for Victor Martinez to return to the lineup Friday against Cleveland.

  • Detroit 2, Kansas City 1: Tigers remain perfect at Kauffman Stadium

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers got just enough offense tonight to improve to 5-0 at Kauffman Stadium this season. The Tigers were outhit, 11-5, but went on to beat the Royals, 2-1. The Tigers had pounded out 19 hits in a 16-4 win over the Royals on Thursday night. The Tigers, leading 2-1, got a bit of..." July 12

  • 11d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Angels, Blue Jays, Tigers have been in contact with Rangers regarding reliever Joakim Soria, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

  • Tigers make it look easy with 16-4 romp over Royals

    Detroit News "Ah, yes, first place versus second again — the Tigers and Royals. For a series to be a showdown, though, both teams need to show up — which only one did Thursday night. And that team, in a 16-4 trouncing, was the Tigers. With three runs in the first, three more in the fourth, another..." July 11

  • Tigers bring bats again, back Scherzer's mastery to sweep Dodgers

    Detroit News "If this really was a World Series preview, well … Actually, strike that. We won’t know for several months if this was any sort of sneak peek, nor were these two games any barometer of how a Tigers-Dodgers Fall Classic might even shake out. After all, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez..." July 10

  • Tigers, Justin Verlander weather rough start to rout Dodgers

    Detroit News "About the hitting the Tigers did all night, we could talk all day. Down 5-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the first inning on Tuesday night, the Tigers had tied the game by the second. They were in front to stay by the third. They’d scored 11 runs by the fourth. And eventually won..." July 09

  • 13d
    Lynn G. Henning @Lynn_Henning

    Ausmus confirmed Victor Martinez likely to sit out 4 games at K.C., which coupled with All-Star break, gives him 8 more days to heal (back).

  • Rays beat Tigers to cap 9-2 road trip

    Tampa Tribune "David Price didn’t have his all-star stuff Sunday night, but he had enough to keep the Rays rolling through the end of the road trip. Throw in some all-star defense by center fielder Desmond Jennings and another big night for the offense against a pretty good pitcher and you have a 7-3 victory..." July 07

  • Rays romp past Tigers for ninth win in 11 games

    Tampa Bay Times "Chris Archer's standards for himself are so lofty that he was disappointed — "obviously" — over not being able to get the final two outs of Saturday's 7-2 win over the Tigers. But only a little bit. Otherwise, the Rays' emerging star right-hander allowed himself some well-deserved..." July 06

  • Verlander: A's made Cubs deal with Tigers in mind

    MLB.com "The Oakland Athletics left town on Wednesday having been swept out of Comerica Park. The Tigers were busy with the Rays when the A's made their move for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, acquiring the pitchers in a deal with the Cubs. When Justin Verlander heard about the trade later Friday..." July 06

  • 17d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, and Chad Qualls, among other bullpen targets, sources say. @FOXSports1

  • 17d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Ausmus on VMart: "If push comes to shove, we can keep him down until the all-star break. But right now, we're going to take it day to day."

  • Cobb shines, Boxberger delivers in Rays’ win over Tigers

    Tampa Tribune "The Rays were doing everything right Friday night to beat the Tigers. They were scoring runs, and they were preventing runs. Then came the sixth inning and things seemed to unravel. Alex Cobb hit Ian Kinsler with a pitch. Warnings were issued. A walk, an RBI single, another walk. Bases loaded,..." July 05

  • National analysts snub Tigers' Rick Porcello in their All-Star selections

    Detroit News "Rick Porcello's All-Star case isn't exactly racking up the endorsements. Five ESPN analysts and Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal all picked their projected All-Stars on Thursday, and none of them selected the Tigers’ right-handed starter. Interestingly, all six picked Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle,..." July 04

  • Tigers prospects Steven Moya, Devon Travis show promise, progress at Erie

    Detroit News "Step onto the field at Canal Park, on a steamy June evening, and you might expect to see camera crews filming Bull Durham II. This is classic middle-American minor league baseball, as the Erie SeaWolves, the Tigers Double A affiliate, prepares for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Akron RubberDucks..." July 04

  • Tigers win fourth straight in romp over Rays

    Detroit News "Visiting managers don’t leave messages for each other — or notes. But if Bob Melvin of the departing Oakland Athletics had left anything behind for Joe Maddon of the arriving Tampa Bay Rays, it would have been this warning: “Beware, hot team.” Hot, sizzling, surging, whatever you want to..." July 04

  • 19d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Ian Krol will go on rehab for Class A West Michigan this weekend. He'll pitch Friday and Sunday on road at Ft. Wayne.

  • 19d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Victor Martinez is in #Tigers lineup, batting cleanup. J.D. Martinez in LF. Rajai Davis sits.

  • Tigers' and Porcello blank A's

    Detroit News "He’s on a roll like none other during his career. Even when Rick Porcello went 5-0 in July three years ago, it was nothing like this. Then again, not many pitchers throw consecutive complete-game shutouts, and fewer still accomplish it when one of the gems doesn’t include a walk or a..." July 02

  • 21d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    J.D. Martinez batting fourth again today. No Victor Martinez.

  • Rajai Davis, Tigers slam A's in dramatic walk-off fashion

    Detroit News "Game 5 between Detroit and Oakland hasn’t been all that friendly to the A’s in recent times. And it still wasn’t Monday night. Down three runs entering the ninth inning, the Tigers clawed and clawed until Rajai Davis won it on a walk-off grand slam, a towering home run into the bullpen in..." July 01

  • Victor Martinez scratched from starting lineup, replaced in fourth spot by J.D. Martinez

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers will be without one of their biggest offensive threats when they open their three-game series Monday night against the best team in the American League. Victor Martinez was scratched from the lineup late Monday afternoon due to soreness in his side area. J.D. Martinez..." June 30

  • 22d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Ian Krol threw a bullpen today. Felt good. Second one.

  • Ian Kinsler saves Tigers with one mighty swing against Astros

    Detroit News "Ian Kinsler, what are you doing two weeks from Tuesday? Better not make any plans to spend all four days of the All-Star break at home in the Dallas area, because it’s looking more and more like you’ll be heading to Minneapolis as an American League All-Star. At least, you should be. And..." June 29

  • Castro’s walkoff homer lifts Astros past Tigers in 11 innings

    Houston Chronicle "Baseball’s blur and a sardine-sized star, Jose Altuve gave Justin Verlander and the Tigers the runaround all night Friday. Jason Castro, the Astros’ struggling catcher who had been dropped in the lineup, finished it off with a trot in the 11th inning. Castro stroked a line drive to right field..." June 28

  • Tigers heap on extra mash to win sixth straight

    Detroit News "For the Tigers, winning has suddenly become as easy as 1-2-3. 1) Arrive at ballpark 2) Wait for storms to end. 3) Bash ball. With their sixth consecutive victory, the Tigers downed the Texas Rangers 8-6 on Wednesday night. Coupled with another loss for Kansas City, their lead in the..." June 26

  • 26d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Don’t blink: In six days, #Royals went from a half-game lead over #Tigers in AL Central to four games back. Six straight Ws for DET.

  • Kinsler haunts ex-teammates as Tigers win fifth straight

    Detroit News "Ready to say the ship won’t rock again? Didn’t think so. Because, even though the Tigers lead the American League Central by three games a week after falling into second place, that can’t be said with any degree of certainty. Ready to say, however, that the ship is a lot steadier than it..." June 25

  • Detroit Tigers acquire reliever Daniel Schlereth from Pittsburgh Pirates, assign him to Triple-A Toledo

    Michigan Live "Daniel Schlereth is back. The Detroit Tigers have re-acquired Schlereth from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations, a team official told MLive.com on Tuesday. A left-handed reliever, Schlereth has been assigned him to Triple-A Toledo. The trade provides the Tigers..." June 24

  • Tigers turn tables on Indians with series sweep

    Detroit News "When they pulled into their team hotel Thursday, the Tigers were staring down Ontario Street at an Indians team flush with thoughts of clobbering a Detroit club that had taken its share of drubbings during the past six weeks. But this is baseball. And this is the American League Central..." June 23

  • Detroit 5, Cleveland 4 (10 innings): Tigers rally in extras after Joe Nathan blows another save

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander pitched much better. Phil Coke maybe pitched the best he has all season for the Tigers. Coke gave up one hit with three strikeouts in the 10th to earn his first save of the season in a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday night. Coke struck out left-handed hitters..." June 22

  • Tigers power past Indians; Detroit back in first place

    Detroit News "Now, it’s a winning streak. The Tigers, who last month began at Progressive Field a nearly six-week stretch of stumbling and bungling, instead carved out a second consecutive victory Friday when they bested the Indians, 6-4, thanks to some long-ball crunch from the muscular Martinezes, Victor..." June 21

  • Detroit avoid four-game sweep to Kansas City, 2-1

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers didn't exactly crush the ball against Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy. But they needed a win. And they got one. J.D. Martinez homered and Sanchez outdid Duffy on Thursday afternoon as the Tigers held on for a 2-1 victory and avoided being swept by the..." June 20

  • Power Hitting prospect Yasmani Tomas defects from Cuba

    Baseball America "Yasmani Tomas, one of the top young power hitters in Cuba and a member of the national team, has left the island to pursue a contract with a major league team, Baseball America has learned. The Cuban newspaper Granma also confirmed that Tomas had left the country. Tomas is 23 and has played..." June 20