Tigers Rumors & News

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Miguel Cabrera doesn't take playoff bonus, only wants a ring

    CBSSports.com "Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera has decided not to take his earned monetary bonus for the Tigers making the playoffs, instead saying he's only interested in getting a World Series ring. The two-time MVP refused to sign a form for players to get their playoff share. Via USAToday.com, here's how..." October 01

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    It's official: Max Scherzer has been named the Game 1 starting pitcher in the AL Division Series. Verlander is Game 2. Price, Game 3.

  • Tigers shut out Twins, split final series to end regular season

    Michigan Live "It took the full 162 games, but the Detroit Tigers got the job done. The Tigers clinched their fourth consecutive American League Central Division title Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the final game of the regular season. Ian Kinsler homered and drove in two..." September 29

  • Tigers' David Price secures MLB strikeout crown

    Detroit News "It's official. David Price will be Major League Baseball's K king for 2014. Price, the Tigers ace left-hander, had seven strikeouts through six innings of Sunday's game, pushing him one past Indians ace Corey Kluber for the season's crown. Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia was Price's..." September 29

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Rajai Davis just said he believes he'd be ready to play in Game 1 of a potential ALDS, which is scheduled for Thursday.

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Ezequiel Carrera starting in center field for the Tigers.

  • Twins offense pounds away at Tigers' postseason plans

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s getting ugly here in Comerica Park. The games are blowouts, the fans are booing, and one team looks like it cannot wait for the 2014 season to end. Here’s the weird part, though: It’s the Twins who have only one game left to play, and the Tigers who are playoff-bound. But for the second..." September 28

  • Memorable Motown homecoming for Twins' Achter in victory over Tigers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The announced 35,178 who showed up at Comerica Park on Friday night didn’t get to do the celebrating they had hoped for. Well, except for the dozen or so who are related to A.J. Achter. The former Michigan State righthander earned his first major league victory in the ballpark he has visited..." September 27

  • Tigers top Twins, cut magic number down to 2

    Detroit News "Win and wait, win and wait. That's the way of it right now for the Tigers as the regular season ticks down. But as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait — and in the form of a fourth consecutive American League Central championship, something good might take place on Friday for..." September 26

  • Justin Verlander outduels Chris Sale, Detroit on verge of capturing playoff spot

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers did their job. Now, all they can do is wait. Tempers flared and benches cleared Wednesday afternoon, but the distractions didn't disrupt Justin Verlander. He impressed for a second straight start and outdueled Chicago ace Chris Sale to help the Tigers pull out a key 6-1 win..." September 25

  • Detroit Tigers officially clinch postseason berth for fourth straight year

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers are headed to the playoffs for a fourth straight year. But don't expect them to pop open the champagne just yet. The Tigers officially clinched a playoff spot late Wednesday after the Seattle Mariners suffered a 1-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, which guaranteed Detroit..." September 25

  • Cabrera's walk-off single in 9th helps Detroit maintain AL Central lead

    Michigan Live "The Tigers appeared to be on the verge of losing sole possession of first place in the AL Central after a late-inning meltdown Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera kept them all alone in first place. Cabrera hit a walk-off single with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Tigers..." September 24

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Ausmus said Sale hitting VMart was "weak" and notion he has someone stealing signs is "ludicrous." Tigers know that was Sale's accusation.

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Anibal Sanchez to be activated from DL tomorrow. He'll pitch out of bullpen.

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Anibal Sanchez is throwing a simulated game. If it goes well and he feels good Monday, he could be activated Wednesday or Thursday.

  • Tigers' Hernan Perez catches K.C.'s mistake in 3-2 win

    Detroit Free Press "Watching from the third-base dugout, Tigers reserve infielder Hernan Perez is the one who noticed that the Royals' Salvador Perez didn't go back and touch third base. "It was huge — it was a turning point," manager Brad Ausmus said. He meant a turning point in the Tigers' 3-2 win over the..." September 21

  • Verlander and Tigers a pain for Royals in K.C.

    Detroit Free Press "The man is still money when it matters most. This wasn't vintage Justin Verlander Friday in that he didn't leave radar guns waving white flags in surrender. There were no flirtations with a third career no-hitter. But there was a restoration of confidence that Verlander's still capable of..." September 20

  • Gibson bears down, Twins win first home series since July

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Before you dive into that morning pot of coffee, the next sentence might be the only pick up you need. The Twins have won a series. Not only that, but one at home. Their 8-4 victory over Detroit on Wednesday allowed them to take two of three from the two-time defending AL Central champions,..." September 18

  • Tigers must make Joakim Soria closer before title bid blows up

    Detroit News "In coffee shops, at your cubicle, in chance meetings at grocery stores, in countless gab fests on your cell phone, today’s merry Metro Detroit and state of Michigan topic should have been J.D. Martinez’s gallant ninth-inning home run Tuesday that sent the playoff-closing Tigers to an indelible..." September 18

  • 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

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    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.