Tigers Rumors & News

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Justin Verlander: 'This PED s--t is killing me'

    Sporting News "Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander went off early Friday after NL batting champion Dee Gordon's 80-game suspension was announced. And suddenly MLB and its players' union found itself at the intersection of due process and free speech. According to Yahoo Sports, Gordon's suspension was announced..." April 29

  • Martinez carries Tigers past Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez made his manager look awfully smart on Wednesday. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus tweaked his lineup, elevating Martinez to the No. 2 spot for the first time in his career and dropping LF Justin Upton to No. 5. Both had been struggling at the plate. Martinez..." April 27

  • Tigers’ Tyler Collins sent to minors two days after flipping off fans

    NESN "Tyler Collins wasn’t suspended for the middle finger he flashed during Monday night’s Detroit Tigers-Oakland A’s game, but his major league career has been put on hold. The Tigers on Wednesday optioned Collins to Triple-A Toledo after activating right-handed reliever Francisco..." April 27

  • Tigers' Tyler Collins won't be suspended for flipping off fans

    Sporting News "Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for making an obscene gesture toward fans at Comerica Park on Monday. The commissioner's office looked into the matter, but a spokesman told MLB.com Tuesday that Collins' one-finger salute and apparent obscenities..." April 27

  • Tigers slugger Victor Martinez has harsh words for team's offense

    ESPN "Tigers veteran Victor Martinez had an unflinchingly honest assessment of the team's display Tuesday night. Martinez, 37, gave credit where credit was due, tipping his cap to a phenomenal performance from Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill, but he indicted his own team's meager..." April 27

  • Collins apologizes for rude gesture to home fans

    Detroit Free Press "The fly ball went into the air, hundreds of feet high, into the dusk above Comerica Park, and nobody saw it. Not Detroit Tigers centerfielder Tyler Collins, not leftfielder Justin Upton, not any of the infielders. “Nobody,” Collins said. “None of us saw it,” Upton said. The ball fell a..." April 26

  • Tyler Collins 'absolutely embarrassed' about directing obscene gesture toward Tigers fans

    Michigan Live "Tyler Collins made it very clear that he was sorry. He also made it very clear that he didn't appreciate being booed by fans during a home game. Collins made both points very clear repeatedly after flipping off Tigers fans Monday night during a 7-3 victory over the Oakland..." April 26

  • Cabrera blasts two homers as Tigers defeat Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera's opposite-field power reappeared and the Detroit Tigers' offense awakened with him. Cabrera broke out of a slump with four hits, including a pair of home runs, and Jordan Zimmermann won for the fourth time in as many starts as the Tigers topped the Oakland..." April 25

  • Indians complete sweep of Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Their starting pitcher left the field grimacing as the team's trainers helped him back to the dugout. Fortunately for the Cleveland Indians, they had a former starter to call upon and rescue their bid to sweep the Detroit Tigers. Trevor Bauer warmed up quickly and provided 3 1/3..." April 24

  • Kluber, Indians overpower Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Corey Kluber finally enjoyed the luxury of pitching with a lead. That cushion had Kluber flashing his old Cy Young Award form. Kluber collected his first victory of the season and Yan Gomes tied his career high by driving in five runs as the Cleveland Indians overwhelmed the..." April 23

  • Tigers' Cameron Maybin starting rehabilitation assignment with Toledo today

    Michigan Live "About a month ago, the healing process of Cameron Maybin's broken left wrist hadn't been moving along at a pace that would allow him to return on schedule. There's no telling when the fleet-footed Detroit Tigers outfielder will return to the big-league club, but at least there's progress being..." April 23

  • Homers power Indians to 2-1 win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Don't expect Carlos Santana to turn into Rickey Henderson because that just isn't in his genes. But there's a good chance that Cleveland manager Terry Francona will be putting his designated hitter back in the leadoff spot on occasion. With Jose Ramirez and Rajai Davis not..." April 22

  • Tigers’ McCann getting active, near return

    Detroit News "You know James McCann is getting antsy. There he was before the game Thursday, out on the field going through the pregame stretching routine with the Tigers regulars. “Feeling pretty good,” McCann said Wednesday. “Just keep progressing. Keep pushing it.” McCann, the Tigers starting..." April 22

  • Volquez, Royals blank Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez made great pitches, while Alex Gordon made a spectacular catch. Volquez threw seven scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas homered as the Kansas City Royals blanked the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Thursday night. Volquez (3-0) allowed five hits, walked one and..." April 21

  • Zimmermann leads Tigers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Detroit Tigers awarded Jordan Zimmermann megabucks to anchor their rotation, and he has richly rewarded them. Zimmermann kept putting up zeros, and Victor Martinez collected his 1,000th career RBI as the Tigers staved off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Verlander: PED users should be banned from baseball

    Fox Sports "Verlander was correct; Teagarden did not test positive. Instead, in an undercover video made for Al Jazeera, Teagarden had admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs last year and said that he was "scared" about an upcoming test, which he passed. Baseball's drug-testing program is widely..." April 21

  • Perez's five RBIs propel Royals past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While Salvador Perez was driving in a career-best five runs, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera struck out a career-high four times, including twice with the bases loaded. Put those two together and the Kansas City Royals held off the Tigers for an 8-6 victory on Tuesday..." April 19

  • Orioles, Tigers, Reds among teams interested in free agent Kyle Lohse

    MLB Daily Dish "The Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Cincinnati Reds have all been tied to recent rumors involving free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. According to a report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, at least the Orioles are believed to have already made an offer. Lohse spent last season with the..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Tigers, orioles, reds among teams showing interest in kyle lohse. Looking for "right fit." at least o's made offer.

  • Tigers' Blaine Hardy returns from DL, Logan Kensing designated for assignment

    Bless You Boys "Blaine Hardy is back. The Detroit Tigers announced on Monday that the left-handed reliever had been activated from the 15-day disabled list. As the 40-man roster is full, right-handed reliever Logan Kensing has been designated for assignment to make room for Hardy. Hardy has been on the DL..." April 18

  • Astros hold off Tigers' comeback charge

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Having spent the entirety of the weekend securing early-inning leads only to face mounting tension in the latter stages of games, the Houston Astros weren't surprised when the Detroit Tigers clawed back and mustered one final threat trailing by a run in their penultimate at-bat...." April 17

  • Verlander survives early trouble, Tigers win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The jarring sound of two home runs in the first inning appeared to have the necessary effect on Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander: They forced him into a more effective mode of pitching. Nick Castellanos and Jarrod Saltalamacchia recorded multihit games and combined for a..." April 16

  • Keuchel, Astros blank Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- On the heels of yet another dominating outing at Minute Maid Park, Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel groused that he didn't feel good, an admission that was either disingenuous or reflective of just how impenetrable he's become while working in his home environs. Keuchel twirled..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Jim Leyland named U.S. manager for 2017 WBC

    CBS Detroit "USA Baseball announced Friday that Jim Leyland has been named the manager of Team USA for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Currently serving as a special assistant for the Detroit Tigers, Leyland, a three-time Manager of the Year Award winner, will make his international coaching debut for Team..." April 15

  • Detroit Tigers' Blaine Hardy promoted to Toledo to continue rehab

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have transferred the injury-rehab assignment of left-handed pitcher Blaine Hardy to Triple-A Toledo. Hardy, who has been on the disabled list since March 25 with a left shoulder impingement, appeared in two games at Class A Lakeland, allowing two runs in three innings, with..." April 14

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Tigers lineup: Kinsler 2b, Upton lf, Cabrera 1b, JD Martinez rf, Castellanos 3b, Collins cf, B. Wilson c, Romine ss, Zimmermann p.

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Saltalamacchia's grand slam helps Tigers win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Shane Greene allowed himself to revel in the moment. For a split-second. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run, and Greene pitched six strong innings in his first start since undergoing shoulder surgery last August to lead the Detroit Tigers to a..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Tigers Purchase Contract Of Bobby Wilson; James McCann To DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have purchased the contract of backstop Bobby Wilson, per a club announcement. Detroit has placed starting catcher James McCann on the 15-day DL, which necessitated the move. Wilson was just acquired in the trade that sent fellow receiver Bryan Holaday to the Rangers. It wasn’t long..." April 12

  • Niese helps Pirates beat Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Jonathon Niese is trying to remake himself. Which might raise the question, Why? Niese, acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in an offseason deal with the New York Mets, checked Detroit on five hits over six innings Monday to help the Pirates take a 7-4 decision from the Tigers, who..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

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    Erik Boland @eboland11

    Yankees game in Detroit postponed

  • Sabathia beats Tigers in return

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- A frosty ending to Detroit's three-game winning streak was also a warm tale of redemption for New York's CC Sabathia. Sabathia, whose 2015 season ended early when he admitted he needed to solve his problems with alcohol, earned a rotation spot in spring training and on a freezing..." April 09

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Zimmermann helps Tigers shut out Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Jordan Zimmermann performed just as advertised in his first start for the Detroit Tigers. "He's no nonsense, no frills," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday after the free-agent acquisition pitched seven innings of two-hit shutout ball against the New York Yankees in a 4-0..." April 08

  • Eminem Tigers away jersey going on sale Friday

    USA Today "The Detroit Tigers host Opening Day on Friday at Comerica Park. Here's another reason to get excited for Friday. Shady Records tweeted Wednesday night a sneak peek at their Eminem Tigers away jersey, with the "Mathers" name and No. 8 on the back. Shady Records will put the jersey on sale..." April 08

  • Kinsler, Upton lead Tigers over Marlins in extras

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Ian Kinsler was the obvious star for the Detroit Tigers, but left fielder Justin Upton's contributions were just as vital. Kinsler blasted a three-run homer and had the game-winning single in the top of the 11th inning to lead Detroit to an 8-7 Opening Day win over the Miami Marlins..." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05

  • MLB players ecstatic with extended netting

    USA Today "The Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians players noticed it the moment they stepped onto Progressive Field before their season opener Monday was postponed. The Kansas City Royals marveled about it Sunday night upon their arrival at Kauffman Stadium. Net. Nothing but beautiful net. It has..." April 05

  • Inside The Room For Tommy John Surgery, Baseball's Most Important Cut

    Deadspin "He didn’t want a piece of the dead guy holding his elbow together. That’s all he asked. Todd Coffey had resigned himself to spending the next year learning how to throw a baseball again. He had accepted the mind-numbing rehabilitation process after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, the..." April 05

  • 2016 MLB salaries: Royals way pays, while average salary hits $4.4 million

    USA Today "There are a record 127 major-league players who will earn $10 million or more this season, according to salary information obtained by USA TODAY Sports, and no team has fewer players earning at least that much than the defending World Series champions. Yes, the Kansas City Royals. The Royals..." April 04

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Lendy Castillo has been sent to minor league camp. Roster appears to be set.