Tigers Rumors & News

  • Tigers, Verlander top Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Ninth innings have been touch and go -- mostly go -- for the Detroit Tigers in recent seasons. But the addition of Francisco Rodriguez, obtained in a winter deal with Milwaukee, has brought some much-needed stability and serenity to the end of Detroit games this season...." May 24

  • Will the Tigers Entertain a Mike Trout Trade?

    Baseball Essential "The 2016 season has not been good for the Los Angeles Angels. They currently sit four games under .500 at 20-24, and it doesn’t look like they will turn the corner any time soon. With a barren farm system, their future doesn’t look any brighter. There is some thought that a trade with teams such..." May 24

  • A look at the numbers: Jordan Zimmermann's true value to the Tigers

    ESPN "By all accounts, the Detroit Tigers seemed relieved once they learned of starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann's diagnosis: a Grade 1 groin strain, considered the mildest level of strain. The team will be without the 29-year-old workhorse for his next slated start, which would have been Friday..." May 24

  • Red-hot Miguel Cabrera still has plenty left in the tank

    Today's Knuckleball "When Miguel Cabrera is having a fairly quiet stretch at the plate, it means nightmares for opposing managers and pitchers. When he’s hot, they don’t sleep at all. Tuesday, Cabrera went 3-for-3 with two homers and a double as the Detroit Tigers won for the seventh time in eight games, beating..." May 24

  • Martinez's single leads Tigers past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- El Caballo, The Big Bopper, call him what you want but Miguel Cabrera is back on track for accomplishments that will put him among the elite in baseball history. Cabrera blasted two home runs Monday and also hit a milestone double in helping the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory..." May 23

  • Maybin, Zimmermann lead Tigers over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Beating a struggling Chris Archer was good for Detroit but the Tigers came out of a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay with problems of their own. Probably the biggest was seeing winning pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (7-2) leave with two out in the sixth with what was termed a right groin strain...." May 22

  • Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann: Leaves game with apparent injury

    CBS Sports "Zimmermann left Sunday's matchup against the Rays due to an apparent injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. " May 22

  • McCann, Fulmer guide Tigers past Rays.

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- James McCann gave Michael Fulmer some sage advice early in the game. Then, McCann came through with the game's biggest hit in the late going to hand the rookie pitcher his first victory at Comerica Park. McCann hit his first homer of the season and Fulmer had a career-high 11..." May 21

  • MLB auctioning off clothes from Brad Ausmus’ ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "If you enjoyed the spectacle of Brad Ausmus’ ejection on Monday night, then now’s your chance to own quite the collectible. MLB.com is auctioning off the clothing worn by the Detroit Tigers manager during his memorable ejection. That includes the hooded sweatshirt he took off and put on home..." May 21

  • Kiermaier, Andriese lift surging Rays over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Kevin Kiermaier has a knack for hitting triples at Comerica Park. He hit another one Friday but was even more pleased how his first baseman chugged around the bases. Kiermaier ripped a tiebreaking, three-run triple and Matt Andriese won his third consecutive start as the streaking..." May 20

  • Verlander records 2,000th K as Tigers sweep Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Justin Verlander may not touch 100 mph on the radar gun any longer, but he is still racking up the strikeouts. The Detroit Tigers' longtime ace recorded the 2,000th of his career as part of a 10-strikeout performance Wednesday. He was more pleased that the Tigers complete a..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Kinsler, Martinez power Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The big innings and timely hits keep piling up. With that, the Detroit Tigers are feeling better about themselves after a miserable stretch. Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez clubbed back-to-back homers during a seven-run, seventh-inning outburst and the Tigers won their third..." May 17

  • Tigers manager Brad Ausmus suspended for tonight's game

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for “excessive arguing and his inappropriate actions” following an ejection at the conclusion of the fourth inning of Monday’s 10-8 win over the Minnesota Twins. Ausmus’ tirade included a profanity-laced..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Castellanos' homer lifts Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler gave his manager style points for his creative response to an ejection. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was tossed for arguing balls and strikes after the fourth inning by home plate umpire Doug Eddings. Ausmus pulled off his sweatshirt and placed it over home..." May 16

  • Brad Ausmus is probably in some trouble

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers have been stinkin’ up the joint. They’ve lost 11 of 13 and, but for a questionable call or two in yesterday’s game vs. the Orioles, it could’ve been 12. But one loss matters far less than 21, which is the total number of their losses, and 7.5, which is how far back they are in the AL..." May 16

  • Martinez, Cabrera homers lift Tigers over O's

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- In a season where little has gone their way, the Detroit Tigers hope they finally got the spark that gets them back on track. J.D Martinez and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs off Baltimore reliever Darren O'Day in the eighth inning as the Tigers avoided a four-game..." May 15

  • Players take the blame for Tigers' skid and defend Brad Ausmus

    ESPN "Manager Brad Ausmus is not the person to blame for the Tigers' ugly, debasing downward spiral. At least not according to some of the players surveyed after the club's abysmal 9-3 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, the team's 11th loss in its past 12 games. Ausmus' job..." May 15

  • Orioles' Schoop slams door on Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles' bats can erupt at any moment, so no lead is safe for most of their opponents. The Detroit Tigers are the latest victim. Jonathan Schoop hit two of Baltimore's four home runs, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Orioles extended their..." May 14

  • Orioles edge Tigers on Jones HR

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones does not worry much about personal milestones, thinking more about victories. He earned both on Friday night. Jones hit his 200th career homer, and Chris Tillman threw seven shutout innings as the Baltimore Orioles stretched their winning streak to six games with a..." May 13

  • Orioles erase 5-0 deficit, down Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Power carried the Baltimore Orioles several times already this season. The Orioles did not hit any homers Thursday night, but they simply strung a bunch of hits together over two innings and stunned the Detroit Tigers. Jonathan Schoop lined a two-run triple to cap a..." May 12

  • Scherzer strikes out 20 in Nationals' win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The song "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles played on the sound system at Nationals Park before the finale of a three-game Interleague Series here Wednesday. It was an ironic selection as a pair of free agent right-handed pitchers who signed with their new teams for a combined..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Detroit Tigers promote Steven Moya, option Blaine Hardy to Toledo

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that he has been considering giving struggling left fielder Justin Upton a day off. It appears the Tigers are promoting someone to start that game in his place. The Tigers are promoting outfielder Steven Moya from Triple-A Toledo, the Mud..." May 12

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Relay helps Tigers snap seven-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Victor Martinez had four hits and scored two runs and Nick Castellanos hit a home run for the second night in a row. But it was a defensive play that may be lost in the box score that paved the way for the Detroit Tigers to beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Tuesday, ending a..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Robinson's walkoff homer lifts Nationals past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Clint Robinson didn't know what inning it was and Stephen Strasburg wouldn't comment about his future. But what was certain Monday night was that Robinson hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run with one out in the last of the ninth to give the Washington Nationals a 5-4 win over..." May 09

  • Tigers' Ausmus definitely in the 'crosshairs'

    Detroit News "It’s deep and getting deeper, with no easy way out. The Tigers are losing every way possible now, six straight, and something drastic must change soon. Brad Ausmus’ job has to be in jeopardy, even if he’s not the one serving up eighth-inning meatballs and blowing leads. Mike Ilitch is known to..." May 09

  • Victor Martinez: It's not Ausmus, we've been horses**t

    The Score "Despite the best efforts of Justin Verlander, who threw seven scoreless innings against the Texas Rangers while moving into second place in franchise history in strikeouts Sunday, the Detroit Tigers just couldn't end their losing streak. A grand slam off the bat of Bobby Wilson, who the Tigers..." May 08

  • Wilson's grand slam lifts Rangers past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Bobby Wilson brought a little knowledge of Detroit with him on his journey back to Texas. Wilson knew Tigers’ reliever Mark Lowe likes to throw his slider and was hunting it Sunday with the bases loaded in the ninth inning. “I was looking for a slider,” the Rangers’ catcher..." May 08

  • Beltre leads leads Rangers' HR barrage

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Adrian Beltre regained his power stroke right when the Texas Rangers needed an explosion from their veteran slugger. Beltre hit a pair of two-run home runs and the Rangers belted five homers to overpower the slumping Detroit Tigers 10-5 on Saturday at Comerica Park. Beltre..." May 07

  • Wilson instrumental in Rangers win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Bobby Wilson is one of those guys who spend most of their career in the shadows. But Friday night, backup catcher Wilson found a bit of sunshine and spent some time soaking up the rays. Sure, it was lefty Cole Hamels and tough Rougned Odor who took most of the spotlight in..." May 06

  • Indians continue early season success over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers have been a major headache for the Cleveland Indians in recent years. This year might be different. Trevor Bauer and four relievers combined on a five-hitter and Michael Brantley had four hits as the Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with a..." May 05

  • Kluber, Indians blank Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus could only shrug. "The whole story of this game was Corey Kluber. There wasn't much else going on," said Ausmus, after Kluber tossed a five-hit shutout, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 4-0 victory over the Tigers Wednesday night at..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Lindor's offense, defense lead Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Francisco Lindor has the whole package, and the whole package was on full display Tuesday night. The Cleveland shortstop made a couple of outstanding plays in the field, and he also was the Indians' biggest offensive weapon in a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Progressive..." May 03

  • Tigers had the right idea with Mike Pelfrey, but it’s not working so far

    Bless You Boys "When the Detroit Tigers signed free agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey to a two-year, $16 million contract last December, there was reason to believe that he could fill the fourth starter's role in their rebooted starting pitching rotation. Less than a month into the season, after just five starts, the..." May 03

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  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Report: Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, supermodel Kate Upton engaged

    Detroit Free Press "You figured it would be just a matter of time for these love birds, right? E! News reports that Kate Upton is now officially engaged to Detroit Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander. The supermodel sported a gaudy engagement ring -- for what was believed to be the first time in public -- tonight..." May 03

  • Saltalamacchia's double lifts Tigers over Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia wasn't the first Detroit Tiger to do damage with two outs on Sunday, but he was the last. The Tigers got clutch two-out hits from up and down the lineup in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, capping their first three-game sweep here since..." May 01

  • Tigers' Zimmermann is 5-0 after shutting down Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- If the early results of Jordan Zimmermann's five-year, $110 million contract with the Detroit Tigers are any indication, the Tigers may have gotten a bargain. Zimmermann allowed one run over seven strong innings in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Saturday..." April 30

  • Fulmer win debut as Tigers top Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Making his major league debut on Friday, Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer got two presents from his new teammates. One came early in the form of three first-inning runs. The second came afterward, when he got a celebratory beer shower. Fulmer pitched five innings..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • 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

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