Rick Porcello RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rick Porcello is back in the Red Sox’s rotation after missing a month

    Hardball Talk "After missing the past month with a triceps injury Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello is off the disabled list and will start tonight against the White Sox. Porcello has had a miserable first season in Boston, going 5-11 with a 5.81 ERA in 20 starts after coming over in an offseason trade from..." August 26

  • Rick Porcello on track to return to rotation next week

    Providence Journal "The plan remains for Rick Porcello to slot back into the rotation on this coming road trip, perhaps as soon as Wednesday in Chicago, following his rehab start on Friday night. Porcello allowed three runs on three hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out six and not issuing a walk. He retired the..." August 23

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Rick porcello to DL with triceps soreness

  • Plan unclear for Porcello heading into All-Star break

    CSN New England "A day after Rick Porcello was rocked for seven runs in just two innings, extending his winless streak to eight games, the Red Sox were still not certain what their plans were for him in the 10 days leading up to the All-Star break. Manager John Farrell noted Wednesday, without prompting, that..." July 03

  • Red Sox, Rick Porcello agree to table extension talks during the season

    WEEI Boston "While the announcement that Jon Lester and the Red Sox would not be negotiating a contract during the 2014 season was presented in a fairly formal fashion a year ago, the same can’t be said regarding similar news involving Rick Porcello and his new team. Porcello confirmed to WEEI.com that he..." April 06

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    Rick Porcello said he's had no contract talks with the Red Sox this spring, doesn't expect to. Already weary of answering that question.

  • Red Sox send Cespedes to Tigers for Porcello

    CSN New England "The Red Sox have bolstered their rotation by adding righthander Rick Porcello in a trade with the Tigers than sends outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit. The trade was first reported by former major league pitcher and current FOX Sports One analyst C.J. Nitkowski. CSNNE.com has confirmed that..." December 12

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    CJ Nitkowski @CJNitkowski

    Told Cespedes to Detroit, Porcello to Boston is done.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Tigers avoid arbitration with Rick Porcello. He gets $8.5M in 2014.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Dave Dombrowski said Tigers intend for Drew Smyly to be in 2014 rotation. This supports notion of Scherzer/Porcello being available.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #tigers have told teams they're open to trading either scherzer or porcello

  • Tigers' Porcello bumped from start tonight, could pitch out of bullpen

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers announced this morning that left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez will start tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins instead of Rick Porcello (7:10 p.m. FSD). The Tigers plan to get in a lot of work for their bullpen tonight. Porcello could still pitch just not as the..." September 27

  • Tigers' Porcello records first complete game in 9-1 win over White Sox

    Detroit Free Press "Rick Porcello notched his first-ever complete game allowed a run and striking out five as the Detroit Tigers beat the White Sox 9-1 tonight in Chicago. Porcello who had the most starts in the majors without a complete game before tonight gave up seven hits and a walk on 105 pitches. Prince..." September 11

  • Ditching slider helped Tigers' Rick Porcello improve

    Detroit Free Press "Beyond the excellent trades general manager Dave Dombrowski made for Max Scherzer Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez he also formed the Tigers’ formidable rotation with one trade he didn’t make. He didn’t trade Rick Porcello. There were plenty of reasons to deal Porcello this past off-season. He..." September 04

  • Tigers' Porcello evens record as offense steps on Sox 8-5

    Detroit Free Press "Rick Porcello kept everything down. A ground ball here, a ground ball there. Ground balls everywhere. But with the Tigers leading the Chicago White Sox by two runs in the fourth inning Wednesday night at Comerica Park, he left a slider up. And catcher Tyler Flowers didn’t..." July 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Baseball suspends #Tigers’ Porcello six games and issues him undisclosed fine.

  • Tigers starter Rick Porcello says his stuff was OK despite disastrous inning

    Detroit News "His head was down when reporters entered the Tigers' clubhouse on Saturday. That was to be expected. After all, Rick Porcello had just been lit up for nine runs in 2/3 inning of a 10-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. His ERA more than doubled in the process, going from 5.11 to..." April 21

  • Tigers breakout candidate: Rick Porcello looks to turn impressive spring into strong season

    Michigan Live "Rick Porcello has had a decent bit of success for a guy who just turned 24 this past offseason. He has 48 career victories and has reached double-digits in wins in each of his four seasons in the majors. But it has been a bumpy ride at times. Porcello hasn't had an ERA lower than 4.59 since his..." March 31

  • Rick Porcello looks sharp and ready in Tigers victory over Marlins

    Detroit News "Rick Porcello is ready for the season to begin, and manager Jim Leyland is ready on his behalf. "He looks good," Leyland said. "He's had a good spring." Not that spring training records mean much, but Porcello is 4-1 after a 6-3 victory over the Marlins on Monday. Porcello's ERA in six..." March 26

  • Rick Porcello position battle: Tigers righthander named to rotation

    Sporting News "The Detroit Tigers have announced that righthander Rick Porcello will begin the season in their rotation. As a result, lefthander Drew Smyly will move to the bullpen. This has been one of the most closely tracked position battles of the spring, with Porcello’s name being mentioned in plenty..." March 26

  • Dave Dombrowski: Tigers 'have not proposed a deal' involving Rick Porcello

    Detroit News "Eleven days ahead of a new season, trade talk has heated up, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Thursday. The Tigers are listening, and only listening, to offers that often begin with one name: Rick Porcello. But they have initiated nothing with respect to their 24-year-old,..." March 22

  • Rick Porcello trade rumors: Tigers SP continues to dominate despite distractions

    Sporting News "Detroit Tigers righthander Rick Porcello sparkled on the mound again Wednesday, despite dealing with the ongoing speculation that he will be dealt before opening day. Porcello allowed just one hit and an unearned run in 6 2/3 innings. In 18 Grapefruit League innings, he has a 2.50 ERA, 18..." March 21

  • Tigers are better with Porcello

    Fox Sports "A half-dozen scouts stood behind a chain-link fence Wednesday, making a spring training game between the High Class-A affiliates of the Tigers and Astros actually seem important. And in a way it was. Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, the subject of trade speculation, started the..." March 20

  • Will Tigers really trade Porcello?

    Fox Sports "The teams interested in acquiring right-hander Rick Porcello continue to wonder if the Tigers actually will trade him. The Rangers and Padres are the teams most active on Porcello, according to major-league sources. The Orioles also have scouted Porcello, but the Red Sox – another team with..." March 20

  • Tigers need a closer - why not Rick Porcello?

    Detroit News "Some baseball historians might classify Tony La Russa as quirky, the master of the oddball gimmick. Personally, I'd rate him more as a genius. In any ordinary season, La Russa was usually two or three jumps ahead of his grizzled rivals. He was the manager who gave modern Major League..." March 17

  • Tigers P Rick Porcello has mechanics down

    Detroit News "For whatever role that awaits him — starting for the Tigers, relief for the Tigers, or pitching elsewhere if there's a trade — Rick Porcello has prepared himself well this spring Speaking after an effective five-inning stint on Friday in the Tigers' 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays,..." March 16

  • Trading Rick Porcello makes most sense for Tigers

    Detroit News "Jim Leyland talked Sunday about Rick Porcello and how a 24-year-old pitcher "has handled himself terrifically under a little bit of tough circumstances." The tough circumstances had been addressed by Porcello an hour or so earlier. Politely, he informed a clubhouse media group that he would..." March 11

  • Rick Porcello could be an option as Tigers' closer

    Detroit News "We learned a couple of things Monday as the Tigers dealt with a closer crisis they might want to resolve before spring camp adjourns in 25 days. Development No. 1: The Tigers could, in a wild scenario, decide a new and improved Rick Porcello is at least worth discussing as a ninth-inning choice..." March 06

  • Rick Porcello could be an option as Tigers' closer

    Detroit News "We learned a couple of things Monday as the Tigers dealt with a closer crisis they might want to resolve before spring camp adjourns in 25 days. Development No. 1: The Tigers could, in a wild scenario, decide a new and improved Rick Porcello is at least worth discussing as a ninth-inning choice..." March 05

  • Porcello as closer not 'wild' idea to Leyland

    MLB.com "As questions from reporters go, Rick Porcello as a closer wasn't the craziest idea that manager Jim Leyland has ever heard. Judging by his answer on Monday, it wasn't even high up on the crazy list. "I don't know that that's necessarily a wild thought," Leyland answered. Whether it's..." March 05

  • Scouts flock to see Tigers' Rick Porcello, who dazzles in four innings

    Detroit News "If it happens twice, you'll know for sure why. Rick Porcello made his third start of the spring Monday, working four scoreless innings with six strikeouts in the Tigers' 8-5 victory over the Houston Astros at Joker Marchant Stadium. In the stands were more than a few scouts. OK, a lot of..." March 05

  • Source: Rangers eye Rick Porcello

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers, still trying to determine a No. 5 starter for their rotation, inquired Monday about Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. On Sunday, two Rangers pitchers in contention for the spot each had outings to forget. Justin Grimm, a..." March 04

  • One pitch mars Rick Porcello's effort in Tigers loss

    Detroit News "Remember, it's called spring training. The Tigers lost to the Braves on Wednesday because of a pitch that defines the difference between the regular season and spring training. With runners on second and third and two outs in the first inning, Tigers starter Rick Porcello threw Braves..." February 28

  • Rick Porcello to get first of eight spring starts in Grapefruit League opener

    Michigan Live "GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves. Where: Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. First pitch: 1:05 p.m. Television: None. Radio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio network. Twitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl. Live..." February 22

  • Rick Porcello likely holds slight edge over Drew Smyly for final spot in rotation

    Michigan Live "During spring training a year ago, six young pitchers competed for the fifth spot in the Detroit Tigers starting rotation. This year, there are just two pitchers battling. But the competition might be just as interesting. Right-hander Rick Porcello has been the subject of trade rumors..." February 12

  • Tigers' Drew Smyly, Rick Porcello have friendly competition ahead

    Detroit Free Press "Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly have become good friends. In spring training, they will compete for the final spot in the Tigers' rotation. "I was in that situation one year with Oakland," pitching coach Jeff Jones said Saturday. "My best friend on the team was Rick Lysander, and we were..." February 10