Detroit News "Alfredo Simon might be built for Comerica Park, or vice-versa. Either way, he seems awfully comfortable on the mound within the spacious confines. "It's a park for pitchers," Simon said after he put a vice-grip on the Astros and the Tigers won their third straight, 6-2, Friday night. "When..." May 23
Verlander threw his side session. He's scheduled for a simulated game Tuesday in Oakland.
Fox Sports Detroit "The Tigers do expect to get Alex Avila back at some point this season. James McCann, though, isn't going to give up the catching job without a fight. After spending a lot of time watching Avila at the end of last season and the beginning of this one, McCann is making the most out of his time..." May 22
Detroit News "When Nick Castellanos got to third base in the eighth inning Wednesday night, it looked like he could barely contain himself. He bent over at the waist, then squatted down to pat the earth and then raised up triumphantly to slap hands with third base coach Dave Clark. "Man, I have been waiting..." May 21
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers knew there would be growing pains when they committed to young right-hander Jimmy Nelson in their starting rotation. They are willing to live with them, knowing he's capable of games like this one. Recording his first victory since his initial start of the season,..." May 20
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "This was the kind of game that has been so elusive for the Milwaukee Brewers during their disheartening start to the 2015 season. Pitchers reaching back for something extra with the game on the line, in particular a bullpen unaccustomed to protecting one-run leads. Just enough clutch hitting to..." May 19
Fox Sports Detroit "Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged Monday night that they would have to examine some other options for Victor Martinez. Martinez, a switch-hitter, is batting just .216 with a .308 on-base percentage and .270 slugging percentage, but is so limited batting from the left side (.141/.242/.153)..." May 19
Rondon will throw “25-ish” pitches, Ausmus said. Verlander will throw “45-ish” pitches.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Righthander Lance Lynn threw Cardinals manager Mike Matheny a life preserver Sunday night by becoming the first St. Louis starter to record an out in the seventh inning in the last nine games, let alone the first to work at least six innings in the last five contests. Lynn (3-3) did even better..." May 18
Shane Greene just got done throwing. All systems go. Hasn't had the tingling in his fingers since he left the game Friday.
Yoenis Cespedes is apparently fine after hurting his left thumb Saturday. He is in the Tigers lineup: http://t.co/5qfbEweMZp
Yoenis Cespedes bent his left thumb back on the catch attempt in the 10th. Not sure on status moving forward. Did see him tying his shoes.
Detroit News "History was made, a 1 hour and 20 minute rain delay was endured, opportunities were squandered, but in the end, the Tigers walked away with a dramatic, 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in 10 innings on Saturday. "It was a great game," said Miguel Cabrera, who provided the history by..." May 17
Hardball Talk "After hitting career home run No. 399 last night, Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera reached 400 this afternoon with a solo home run off left-hander Tyler Lyons in the top of the first inning against the Cardinals. Cabrera, 32, is the 53rd player in baseball history to reach 400 career home..." May 17
Bruce Rondon feels good after bullpen session Friday. Likely a simulated game soon. Sounds like a rehab assignment possible soon after that.
Shane Greene will have an MRI.
Shane Greene left the game with mild ulnar neuritis and will be reevaluated tomorrow. I'll look that up now.
Detroit News "Miguel Cabrera hit career home run No. 399 Friday night, one of three homers hit by the suddenly hot-hitting Tigers in a 10-4 romp over the St. Louis Cardinals. He is now tied with Andres Galarraga for the most home runs hit by a Venezuelan-born player. He's also tied with Al Kaline for 53rd..." May 16
Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera sat in the Tigers' clubhouse Thursday, happily chatting and joking with waves of reporters after a 13-1 victory in the rubber game with the Minnesota Twins before an announced crowd of 31,785 at Comerica Park. Cabrera had just busted out of a 2-for-17 home-stand slump. He..." May 15
Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15
Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15
Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ricky Nolasco’s 2015 season began on a Wednesday in Comerica Park. As far as the Twins were concerned, it was this one. Five weeks to the day after his actual debut, Nolasco finally looked like the pitcher his new manager was expecting. There were no blowup innings, no sudden loss of command,..." May 14
Detroit News "Two days was long enough. The Tigers didn't want to think about, or anguish over the Sunday night/Monday morning crushing loss anymore. "I think everyone in here felt like we should've won Sunday," Ian Kinsler said. "It's just nice to win a game, get back on track." Kinsler had a lot to..." May 13
Alex Avila will be able to avoid surgery. Plan in place for treatment to return in 2015. No timetable for return yet.
Detroit News "Here we go again. There's another helping of brimming optimism on the Justin Verlander front, at least from Verlander. Manager Brad Ausmus is optimistic, too, though he classified his as "cautiously." Verlander threw a light bullpen session of 25 pitches Tuesday afternoon, and was pleased..." May 13
Kansas City Star "The deluge fell moments before the ninth inning was set to begin. The resourceful fans at Comerica Park held umbrellas. The desperate hid beneath ponchos and hoodies. The unprepared fled for the safety of the concourse. For the Royals and the Tigers, a deadlocked pitcher’s duel transformed into..." May 11
Michigan Live "David Price won't need to miss a start. But he'll have one pushed back. Price will have his next scheduled start pushed back two days as he continues to recover from a right hamstring strain that forced him to exit Friday's game early. "We just figured we'll give him the extra couple days,"..." May 11
Verlander said he long-tossed from 120 feet. Possibility he throws a light bullpen session on Tuesday just to throw off a mound again.
Fox Sports Kansas City "After Jeremy Guthrie's last start, both Guthrie and Royals manager Ned Yost said his progress was apparent. The results weren't there, but the improvement was. During Saturday's 6-2 win over Detroit, the results appeared. Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning and surrendered just two runs,..." May 10
Alex Avila hopes to be back for second half of season. Getting second opinion on knee, which will likely be scoped. #Tigers
Brad Ausmus said David Price wasn't limping this morning and felt "minimal soreness."
Still no Jose Iglesias in the starting lineup. Andrew Romine at shortstop. James McCann to start at catcher.
Alex Avila was scratched from today's game with a right forearm contusion. He suffered it in the eighth inning Thursday against #WhiteSox.
Detroit Free Press "Ned Yost noticed it last weekend. The Tigers and their athleticism. Their speed. Their defense. "You can definitely see it," the Royals' manager said before Friday's series opener at Comerica Park. "It makes them a lot more dangerous team." And Yost definitely saw the danger hours later,..." May 09
Detroit Free Press "A bad night for David Price got worse after he stepped on a baseball bat backing up home plate in the seventh inning. Price squandered a four-run lead and gave up 13 hits with no walks and one strikeout over 6 1/3 innings before leaving with a right hamstring injury. Price had allowed three..." May 09
Detroit Free Press "The spot starter is now the stopper. Well, Kyle Lobstein was for one day anyway as he shut down the White Sox today at U.S. Cellular Field, throwing 7 2/3 innings of five-hit, one-run ball to help the Tigers beat the White Sox and snap a two-game losing streak. Lobstein is filling in for Justin..." May 08
Detroit News "Something was bound to change. And it did. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus switched up his batting order ahead of Wednesday night's Tigers-White Sox rematch at U.S. Cellular Field. J.D. Martinez, who had been dealing with a tough stretch marked mostly by strikeouts, was dropped from his..." May 07
CSN Chicago "Their ace got hit hard and they stranded nine runners through the first seven innings on Wednesday night. Given everything that occurred the week before, nobody would have been surprised if the White Sox wilted against the Detroit Tigers and tried to salvage a series victory on Thursday..." May 07
Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07
CSN Chicago "Their losing streak was at five games but it had been nine days since the White Sox left the ballpark feeling good. And while they know Tuesday night’s 5-2 win over the Detroit Tigers was full of mistakes they must fix, the White Sox can live with that reality given the end result. For after..." May 06
Verlander was given the clearance to resume a throwing progression designed to return him to full competition.
New York Post "Justin Verlander is enjoying his time off a little too much for the liking of some Tigers fans. The former Tigers ace has yet to pitch this season as he recovers from a strained triceps muscle suffered during spring training. Verlander recently has put a number of photos online of him out..." May 06
Detroit Free Press "Alex Wilson gave the Detroit Tigers 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. He gave up one hit and one walk and had one strikeout. The right-hander now has a 3.12 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP in 8 2/2 innings since being called up..." May 06
Justin Verlander's latest MRI on strained right triceps muscle has been scheduled for Tuesday. #Tigers
Detroit News "All's well that ends well. After dropping the first two games against the Royals this weekend, the Tigers will leave Missouri with two straight wins and a slim hold on first place in the AL Central. "These are good wins, bottom line," Victor Martinez said after the Tigers held off the Royals..." May 04
Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04
Detroit News "This is what an ace does — he stops the bleeding. The Tigers had lost the first two games of this significant early-season series with the division rival Royals. They were clouted in the first game and suffocated in the second. They needed something to slow the Royals' roll. David Price..." May 03
Fox Sports Kansas City "Chris Young pitched five no-hit innings, but he knew he would not be permitted to go the distance Friday night. Young, making his first start of the year, struck out nine and walked three before exiting with his pitch count reaching 81, as the Detroit Tigers didn't break through until the..." May 02