Detroit Free Press "WHAT HAPPENED: Ian Kinsler hit a three-run home run in the Tigers' four-run fourth inning and finished with four RBIs as the Tigers edged the Indians in a sloppy, error-filled game to split their abridged two-game series. The two teams combined for five errors and several pitching changes and made..." April 18
Cleveland Plain Dealer "On a cold night at Comerica Park, Zach McAllister continued his hot pitching against a team he has seldom pitched well against. McAllister allowed one run in six innings to lead the Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers. In his last two starts McAllister has allowed one run in 13 2/3 innings..." April 17
Detroit News "Yes, the Tigers and Indians could’ve played baseball Tuesday night. But in the end, they decided there was no reason to put the fans through that misery. With temperatures in the low 30s, and expected to dip even lower into the evening, the Tigers postponed the first game of a three-game..." April 16
San Diego Union-Tribune ""Tall guy, short stride." That was the pre-game description of Tyson Ross' pitching style by manager Bud Black late Sunday morning, and a few hours later, the 6-foot-5 right-hander had a visible pride in that stride as he walked off the mound. In the course of a 5-1 win by the Padres at..." April 14
Devon Travis has been placed on the DL (retro to 4/10) with a right oblique strain.
Detroit Free Press "His excellence has been described in many ways in his career with the Tigers, but on Saturday night, a new phrase could be used: Justin Verlander – he’s a hit. Verlander got the first two hits of his nine-year career and, picking up steam as he went along, held San Diego to two runs over..." April 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "Location. Andrew Cashner had it Friday night. The ascendant right-hander painted a masterpiece. His fastball was the brush, tailing across a canvas of would-be hitters. Location. For once, following an offensive display of offense, the Padres gained a sense of direction. Runners were put..." April 12
Detroit News "Victor Martinez’s live bat saved the Tigers from a dead-arm disaster in a 7-6 victory on Wednesday night. Leading off the 10th inning with a home run off hard-throwing Kenley Jansen, Martinez made a winning pitcher out of Joe Nathan -- after Nathan blew a save by allowing three runs in the..." April 10
True Blue L.A. "Carl Crawford hit a line-drive double that skipped past left fielder Rajai Davis for a walk-off 3-2 win for the Dodgers over the Tigers in 10 innings before a sellout crowd in the opener of a two-game interleague series at Dodger Stadium. It was the third hit of the night for Crawford, who as a..." April 09
Detroit News "Police are investigating a claim made against Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed he sexually assaulted a woman in a Motor City Casino hotel room the night before Opening Day, two Detroit Police Department sources told The News. Reed, in his second year with Detroit, has not been charged with any..." April 08
Baltimore Sun "Chris Tillman isn't going to admit it, but his progression into staff ace took another step Sunday afternoon when he outdueled the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and halted the Orioles' four-game losing streak. “He’s definitely working his way up to that [ace] status,” Orioles right fielder..." April 07
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers remain the only unbeaten team in baseball, although their latest victory came after the bullpen surrendered five runs in the ninth inning. Torii Hunter drove in five runs and the bottom of lineup combined for six hits and five runs scored, helping the Tigers take a 7-1 lead..." April 06
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers remain undefeated in games, but not replay challenges. They beat the Orioles, 10-4, this afternoon at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with an RBI single in the sixth inning and a two-run home run in the eighth. The home run was Cabrera's 2,000th career..." April 05
Late arrival Puig scratched, Kemp starta in CF.
Tigers-Royals game has been called. Makeup date TBD.
Detroit News "If you’re a destination person — never mind the journey, in other words — you’re happy the Tigers are 2-0. Nothing matters more than that: They are 2-0. But if you’re more into how the Tigers have gotten there and how the ride has gone, there’s been plenty of scenery, even more in Game 2..." April 03
Hardball Talk "As part of his new eight-year, $253 million extension with the Tigers reigning back-to-back MVP Miguel Cabrera has bonuses for winning the award again or capturing another Triple Crown in the future. Via the Associated Press, beginning in 2016 his contract will pay an additional $2 million for..." April 02
Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01
Detroit News "Underneath all that snow, there wasn’t just a diamond – as the Tigers’ commercial told us all winter there would be. There was a perfect Opening Day in the works. So was the long wait worth it? All that skidding, all that shivering, all that shoveling? The largest crowd to attend an..." April 01
Hardball Talk "The Tigers have made second baseman Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter, bumping center fielder Austin Jackson down to the fifth slot in the lineup, MLB.com’s Jason Beck writes in his latest column. Since joining the Tigers in December 2009 in a three-way trade with the Diamondbacks and Yankees,..." March 30
Fansided "Shortly after the Detroit Tigers announced that ridiculous contract extension for Miguel Cabrera, the franchise will place two key players on the disabled list. Infielder Jose Iglesias was set to be Detroit’s primary shortstop in 2014, but will be out for more than half of the season after..." March 29
Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29
CSN Philly "If Miguel Cabrera keeps it up, he's going to go down as one of the greatest hitters who ever lived. Even if he doesn't keep it up, he's going to be one of highest-paid hitters who ever lived. The Detroit Tigers on Thursday gave Cabrera an eight-year extension worth approximately $248..." March 28
Miguel Cabrera's new deal with #tigers will be for 10 years and just under $300M, says a baseball source.
CBSSports.com "Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers are closing in on an extension for the superstar slugger that will likely make him a Tiger for life, sources told CBSSports.com. There will still need to be a physical before anything is finalized, but Cabrera has a remarkable record for staying healthy. The..." March 27
Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers are down to 25 players in camp after cutting a pair of relief pitchers Thursday morning. Well, 25 healthy players anyway. The Tigers assigned right-hander Jhan Marinez and left-hander Blaine Hardy to minor league camp Thursday. That leaves the Tigers with seven relief..." March 27
Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27
Scherzer: "I talked to Dave . . . about how things were handled. He said he kind of regretted how it went down."
Michigan Live "Spring training numbers are not indicative of what is to come in the regular season. For example, Justin Verlander is bound to give up a run sometime in 2014. But he didn't this spring. Verlander finished Grapefruit League play 4-for-4 in scoreless outings after striking out seven in 6 1/3..." March 26
SB Nation "For the first time in 16 years, the Yankees are not the highest-paying team in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers have overtaken the throne with their projected Opening Day payroll of $235 million, according to Ronald Blum of The Associated Press. That figure is $31 million more than what the..." March 26
CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26
Hardball Talk "Anibal Sanchez required a cortisone shot last week to combat right shoulder inflammation, but he appears on track to make his first scheduled start of the regular season. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Sanchez threw 71 pitches in a minor league game today without incident. His first game..." March 24
Tigers and Max Scherzer were also two years away on length of deal during negotiations. Scherzer looking for 8-year; Tigers offering 6
Sources: Tigers have opened talks with Miguel Cabrera on an extension, but discussions remain at a very preliminary stage. @FOXSports1
Hardball Talk "This is interesting. I mean, beyond that it shows that, yes, Alex Gonzalez is still playing baseball. What’s more, Connolly reports that the Tigers traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi for him. Which is kinda nuts considering Lombardozzi was a (presumably) important part of the Tigers trade of..." March 24
#Tigers have agreed to a minor-league contract with outfielder J.D. Martinez
Michigan Live "Max Scherzer will be a free agent. The Detroit Tigers announced Sunday morning that they have reached their self-imposed deadline for negotiating a contract extension with the 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner and will not discuss a contract with him until the offseason. Tigers..." March 24
Fansided "Max Scherzer, the reigning Cy Young award winner in the American League, and the Detroit Tigers have tabled their ongoing contract extension talks until the season ends after the two parties were unable to come to an agreement. “I don’t want to get into specifics about how negotiations..." March 23
CBSSports.com "The injury gods have not been kind to the Tigers this spring, with their biggest loss being starting shortstop Jose Iglesias. He will miss the entire 2014 season due to stress fractures in both legs. Yuck. The club acquired shortstop Andrew Romine from the Angels in a minor trade earlier this..." March 23
Detroit Free Press "Veteran free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew is willing to sign a one-year contract with the Tigers, a person familiar with Drew’s thinking said today. So despite the Tigers’ trade today with the Angels for shortstop Andrew Romine, could Drew now be attractive to them? By taking a one-year..." March 22
The #Tigers have acquired shortstop Andrew Romine from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Jose Alvarez.
Bruce Rondon to have Tommy John surgery.
Detroit News "The shin problem that got worse by the week for shortstop Jose Iglesias this spring will now cost him months. In fact, based on the findings of the latest tests, the Tigers are now preparing to play the entire 2014 season without him. At this point, they are still focusing on the internal..." March 21
Tigers confirm Jose Iglesias has stress fractures in both legs. Expected to miss at least five months. Unlikely to return this year.
Michigan Live "Two years ago, the Detroit Tigers reportedly made a strong push around the non-waiver trade deadline to acquire middle infielder Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs. A trade never came to fruition, but it appears the Tigers' interest in Barney hasn't dissipated. Barney, along with Cubs..." March 20
Detroit News "As always, no injury is minor until it’s proven so. But how many times this spring are the Tigers going to be reminded of that? So far — from Andy Dirks’ stiff back that led to surgery, to Jose Iglesias’ painful shins he now says are stress fractures — it’s been more than once. That’s..." March 19
CBSSports.com "According to a report by Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago, the Tigers are presently scouting outfielder Nate Schierholtz and infielder Darwin Barney of the Cubs. Levine writes that longtime Detroit exec Scott Reid is following both players this week. The Tigers are in the trade market thanks to..." March 19
Source close to Jose Iglesias just told me he has stress fractures of both shins,no longer shin splints.He's Flying to Col for confirmation
Hardball Talk "Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin has been named in trade rumors throughout the off-season and into the spring. The Mets have been one team strongly linked to him. But with the Tigers hurting at the position after learning that Jose Iglesias will not be ready for the start of the regular season —..." March 17