Tigers Rumors & News

  • Former Pirates GM Dave Littlefield to join the Tigers to replace Mike Russell

    Hardball Talk "Earlier today, it was announced that top scout Mike Russell left the Tigers to join the Diamondbacks as a special assistant to the senior vice president of baseball operations De Jon Watson. The Tigers have already filled the vacancy, bringing aboard former Pirates GM Dave Littlefield,..." October 19

  • Tigers lose top scout Mike Russell to Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers could lose impending free agents Max Scherzer and Victor Martinez this offseason, but there’s also this: Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Tigers top scout Mike Russell has accepted a job with the Diamondbacks, where he’ll serve as a special assistant to new senior VP of baseball..." October 18

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dombrowski: Don't know if they'd hit market for a starter if Scherzer leaves. Would be comfortable with internal competition in camp.

  • 6d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Dave Dombrowski: Final decision on surgery for Miguel Cabrera has not been made.

  • Ausmus defends bullpen moves after Tigers' bitter exit

    Detroit News "In his first extensive conversation about a baseball season that ranked as an irksome blend of success and failure, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Sunday defended his bullpen decisions in a three-game playoff wipeout by the Orioles and shared in disappointment that, for many fans, bordered on..." October 14

  • Alex Avila says he is symptom free, remains focused on continuing career with Detroit Tigers

    Michigan Live "Alex Avila said he was feeling great Monday afternoon as he prepared to head from Michigan back home to Florida for the winter. When the Detroit Tigers return from Florida to Detroit to start the 2015 season, Avila has every intention of being with them. Many have raised questions about..." October 13

  • Tigers could have tough time reversing trend after attendance falls 5.4 percent

    Michigan Live "Attendance for Detroit Tigers games at Comerica Park fell by more than 5 percent from 2013 to 2014. It might be difficult for the Tigers to reverse that trend next season. Here are the raw numbers for 81 home dates at Comerica Park for the past two seasons: Total attendance • 2013:..." October 10

  • Hunter has enough left for one more season

    Detroit News "Torii Hunter's not 29 any more, no matter how many times he cracks his smile, laughs his laugh and corrects you about his age. Thirty-nine, man? Who's 39? Not me. I'm 29. There a 39-year-old around here? Hey, Joe, how old are you? Somebody's looking for a 39-year-old around here. Not me. I'm..." October 10

  • David Price said to have uneasy transition to Detroit, at least at first

    CBSSports.com "David Price, the new star of the Tigers' star-studded rotation, was said to have had an early period of discontentment soon after his trade to Detroit, and word has gotten out about it, at least to the point where a couple other potentially interested teams have started to wonder whether there..." October 09

  • Price tag for Detroit Tigers to keep rotation intact would be more than $100 million for 2015 season

    Michigan Live "About half the teams in Major League Baseball had payrolls of less than $100 million for the 2014 season. If the Detroit Tigers were to re-sign Max Scherzer and keep the rest of the rotation intact this offseason, they would almost certainly have more than $100 million invested in their..." October 09

  • Orioles complete series sweep of Tigers behind Norris

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles clubhouse wasn’t as crazy as it was a few weeks back when they clinched their first American League East championship since 1997. This team is now accomplished at celebrating. After the Orioles completed the three-game sweep over the Detroit Tigers to win their Division Series, many..." October 06

  • Tigers face losing Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez to free agency

    Hardball Talk "Celebrated Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski has a very difficult couple of months ahead of him. Not only is he faced with the annual questions about the state of his bullpen, but he could lose 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and 2014 AL MVP candidate Victor Martinez in..." October 06

  • Alex Avila leaves ALDS Game 3 after taking a foul ball off of his facemask

    Hardball Talk "Tigers catcher Alex Avila took a Steve Pearce foul ball off of his face mask at the beginning of the top of the sixth inning. He attempted to get back to his feet but appeared woozy. After briefly being tended to by a trainer, Avila left the ballgame and was replaced behind the plate by Bryan..." October 05

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    If there is a Game 4 for the Detroit Tigers, Rick Porcello will start it. Max Scherzer will not get the start on short rest.

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    George Sipple @GeorgeSipple

    Brad Ausmus said Rajai Davis didn't do anything in today's workout. They'll re-evalutate tomorrow. Cooler weather for Sunday is a concern.

  • With 7-6 comeback win over Tigers, Orioles have chance to sweep Sunday

    Baltimore Sun "The skinny on this American League Division Series between the Orioles and the Detroit Tigers was simple: If the Orioles could get into the Tigers’ beleaguered bullpen, they could win. And the thought was that the Orioles had a secret weapon late in games in Delmon Young, the club’s..." October 04

  • Miguel Cabrera to sign for bonus

    ESPN.com "Miguel Cabrera was merely joking with teammates in the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse when it was reported that he plans to forgo his postseason bonus because "I just want the ring," a Major League Baseball Players Association official told ESPN.com on Thursday. Cabrera is expected to sign the..." October 04

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    Freep Tigers @freeptigers

    Rajai Davis said he's going to give it another go to try to play Sunday. He said he's feeling better every day.

  • 17d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Rajai Davis is done for the day. Surprised he even started. Pulled after a single off the wall. Yes, a single off the wall.

  • 17d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Davis in starting lineup. Castellanos bats 6th, Avila 7th.

  • 17d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Brad Ausmus said Rajai Davis is not a lock to be in the starting lineup. Davis to do some pregame work to test his injury.

  • 17d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Rajai Davis said his injury bothered him more as the weather got cooler and the game went on. Expects to be good to go Friday.

  • With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1

    Baltimore Sun "An announced sellout crowd formed a sea of orange throughout the seating bowl of Camden Yards -- waving orange rally towels that said “Welcome to October” -- ready for the return of postseason baseball to Baltimore. After nearly two weeks of essentially meaningless games since wrapping up the..." October 03

  • Free-agent-to-be Max Scherzer has shot at legacy

    Detroit Free Press "Like a tightrope walker reaching the platform, Max Scherzer can exhale now. He made it across. Working without a net this season, on a one-year contract he chose over a six-year, $144-million offer in the spring, Scherzer has been flirting with grenades all season. A serious arm injury, a major..." October 02

  • 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.

  • 22d
    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.

  • 28d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

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

  • 29d
    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