Detroit Tigers Want It Called “The Kinsler Trade”

“The Ian Kinsler Trade” sounds a lot better than “The Prince Fielder Trade” if things work out best for the Detroit Tigers over the long haul. Ian Kinsler has moved to Detroit in 2014 and is off to an excellent start in the Motor City. With a well-timed hot start, Kinsler is quickly becoming a fan favorite. He has taken up residence in either of the top two spots of the...
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Tigers notes: All-Star infield practice

DETROIT -- As a catcher and manager, Brad Ausmus has worked with a lot of great pitchers in more than 20 years in the professional game. That didn't prepare him for what happened Tuesday afternoon. Hours before the game against Chicago, Ausmus found himself on the field with two of the best players in baseball -- defending AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and two-time defending...
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Tigers Injury Notes: Luke Putkonen, Andy Dirks

Per MLB transactions, the Detroit Tigers have placed right handed relief pitcher Luke Putkonen (elbow inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 19, and transferred outfielder Andy Dirks (recovering from back surgery) from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. Reliever Justin Miller, who was called up Friday when the Tigers released shortstop Alex Gonzalez, will remain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Tigers call up slugger J.D. Martinez from Toledo

J.D. Martinez wasn't in the Tigers' plans at the beginning of the regular season. He has forced them to change their mind. The 26-year-old slugger, who wasn't even on Detroit's 40-man roster, was hitting .308 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs in 17 games for Toledo until the Tigers purchased his contract Monday morning. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Tigers...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Breaking down the Detroit Tigers’ first three weeks of baseball

The 2014 Major League Baseball season has been in full swing fore more than three weeks and the Detroit Tigers have a 9-6 record. Let’s examine how the Tigers are doing as a team, as well as individually. Team Perspective Good: Winning ways The Tigers are currently sitting atop of the American League Central (9-6). The AL Central as a whole is playing .500 baseball and the Kansas...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers News: Detroit releases shortstop Alex Gonzalez

The Detroit Tigers have released shortstop Alex Gonzalez, according to the team's official Twitter page.Prior to today's game the #Tigers unconditionally released Alex Gonzalez and purchased the contract of Danny Worth from Triple A Toledo.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 20, 2014 The Tigers lost slick-fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias to injury in Spring Training and...
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WATCH: Angels commit three errors in one play after walk

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler thought he was just going to steal second base in Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, but thanks to three errors by the Angels, he made it all the way home. Detroit trailed Los Angeles 1-0 in the bottom of the first with one out when Kinsler decided to run from first base on Hector Santiago’s full-count pitch to Miguel Cabrera...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers release shortstop Alex Gonzalez

The injury to Jose Iglesias continues to take its toll on the Tigers. Following the season-ending injury to the starting shortstop in the offseason, the Tigers have struggled to fill the position. Last month, they traded infielder Steve Lombardozzi to the Orioles for Alex Gonzalez. Now, Gonzalez is gone. The Tigers gave Gonzalez an outright release and purchased the contract of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers release Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez, who was replacing shortstop Jose Iglesias for the 2014 season, didn’t turn out as planned for the Detriot Tigers as the club announced Sunday morning that they have let loose of the veteran shortstop.Prior to today’s game the #Tigers unconditionally released Alex Gonzalez and purchased the contract of Danny Worth from Triple A Toledo.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers...
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Tigers release Alex Gonzalez, call up Danny Worth

DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski hasn't made two many bad trades in his decade as Tigers president.   He seems to have missed on one this spring, though. Less than a month after acquiring 37-year-old shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi, the Tigers released him on Sunday. After a walk-off hit on Opening Day, Gonzalez slumped to a .167 average with...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Ian Kinsler fitting in nicely

When the Detroit Tigers dealt Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Ian Kinsler, many Tigers fans accepted the trade as a “salary dump” and others questioned Kinsler’s ability to consistently produce at the tender age of 31. 14 games into the season, Kinsler is showing fans in Detroit exactly what he can bring to a ballclub. Spark Kinsler has been primarily featured...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Bullpen still struggles

With what seemed like to be an upgrade for the Detroit Tigers this offseason, has been anything but an upgrade. The Tigers bullpen not only continues to struggle in games, but there is even a chance that they look worse than they did last year. Closer Joe Nathan who was supposed to come in and bring stability has done everything but that. In six games this season, Nathan has an ERA...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Miguel Cabrera this generation’s Hank Aaron?

On June 20, 2003, Miguel Cabrera struck out in his first big league at bat.  He’d get the last laugh however. In the bottom of the eleventh inning the 20-year-old rookie hit a two-run home run to help his then-Florida Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now, I bring that up only to awkwardly segue into this. Friday, the reigning American League MVP turned...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.12: Postgame – Indians 5, Tigers 7

Detroit Tigers: 7-5, 1st place AL Central (up .5) The Tigers save the split in the abbreviated two-game series with Cleveland Thursday, winning 7-5.  The game seemed frantic at times–between the two teams there were 19 hits, 5 errors, and 5 stolen bases–but Detroit went home with the W. Thumbs down: Alex Gonzalez. His bat continues to wither (.167) and his arm was errant. Justin...
Via Tigers Weblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team holding Seinfeld night with Keith Hernandez bobblehead

One of the greatest collisions of baseball and pop culture occurred when Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld in 1992. The former Mets first baseman was a guest-star on a one-hour episode titled “The Boyfriend,” in which Jerry meets Hernandez and the two strike up a friendship (fueled by Seinfeld’s man-crush). To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld‘s TV debut, the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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