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Cabrera leaves Friday's game with calf strain, will undergo MRI

DETROIT -- It's pretty much the last thing the Tigers needed. In the bottom of the fourth inning Friday, Miguel Cabrera had to leave the game after injuring his left calf running to second base on Victor Martinez's foul ball. Cabrera never made it to second, pulling up lame as he was about halfway there.  The Tigers announced that Cabrera has a left calf strain and is undergoing...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
45 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cabrera leaves Tigers' game with apparent leg injury

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera left Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning with an apparent injury to his left leg. Cabrera was on first base with no outs and a 3-2 count to Victor Martinez, and took off with the pitch. Martinez fouled the ball off, but Cabrera pulled up sharply, grabbing his left leg. He was attended to by trainers and limped off the field...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tigers let go relievers Chamberlain, Gorzelanny

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have designated veteran relievers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment and activated catcher Alex Avila off the disabled list. Chamberlain struggled all season as Joakim Soria's set-up man. In his last seven games, including six Tigers losses, he had a 14.40 ERA and allowed opponents to post a .444 batting average with four homers in...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers DFA reliever Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny

Apparently the Tigers DO have a line that can’t be crossed when it comes to relievers costing them games. Friday, Detroit designated for assignment right-handed pitcher Joba Chamberlain clearing some space on the 40-man roster. It’s been a struggle for the veteran Chamberlain who has just 15 K’s in 22 innings of relief including a 4.09 ERA and 1.68 WHIP. Adding insult to injury...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers designate Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment

The Detroit Tigers have designated relief pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment as they attempt to shake up their struggling bullpen. Chamberlain’s job status became shaky after allowing eight runs in his last seven appearances. On the season he had a 4.09 ERA and a nasty 1.68 WHIP with 15 strike outs and five walks in 22 innings of work. Things were no better...
Via Tireball.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers to call up minor league closer Jeff Ferrell

Fresh off getting swept at home by the Pittsburgh Pirates in a series where the bullpen pitched 16 1/3 innings in three games, the Detroit Tigers appear to be shaking things up. First reported by John Wagner of the Toledo Blade that RHP Jeff Ferrell, who had just joined Triple-A Toledo, will join the Tigers tomorrow for the beginning of a three-game series against the Toronto Blue...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers sign 16-year old Dominican outfield prospect Juan Ramirez

It’s international signing day in Major League Baseball and the Tigers got in on this by signing 16-year old outfield prospect Juan Ramirez from the Dominican for $185K. According to Baseball America he’s a good lefty bat with ‘strong legs’ which sounds creepy as hell when you’re talking about a 16-year old kid. Anyways here’s BA’s write up on him: Ramirez has more...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Alex Avila nearing return

Manager Brad Ausmus wasn’t ready to commit. Still, there’s a good chance that Alex Avila returns to the majors on Friday. When asked if the Detroit Tigers catcher will be recalled following tonight’s game in Toledo, Ausmus didn’t take the bait. “He’s DH-ing (in Toledo) tonight.” Ausmus told Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Brad Ausmus said Alex Avila will DH tonight...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.78: Pirates at Tigers

This team seems so uninspired. We may be beating a dead horse, but how long can this go on? Baseball-Reference game preview here. BTW – I have a friend who works for the Indians. I texted him last night after the 2nd out of the 9th to say “looks like you’ll be busy tonight.” Next pitch was a line drive single to right. TIGERS (career numbers off Liriano) Rajai Davis, CF...
Via Tigers Weblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers & MLB seeking to make $$ on the lineup card from A-Rod's 3000th

Got a spare $1,210.00 (reserve not met) hanging around? The Detroit Tigers & Major League Baseball are auctioning off the friggin' lineup card from Alex Rodriguez' PED powered 3000th hit game. Bid now to win this Game-Used line-up card from June 19, 2015 against the New York Yankees. Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player in MLB history to achieve 3000 career hits. The hologram...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Ausmus doesn't expect any lingering effects from Tuesday's game

DETROIT -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus isn't expecting any lingering effects from Tuesday night's game. Not because of Victor Martinez calling out the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch and not because of the five and a half-hour, 14-inning game. "You don't want to play 14 innings every night," Ausmus said. "That could take its toll, it could take a toll on a bullpen. It's part...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers need to make change atop lineup

(Leon Halip/Getty Images North America) It’s time to change up the top of the Tigers’ order, Brad Ausmus. It’s more than fine for both Rajai Davis and Jose Iglesias to bat leadoff, but Anthony Gose should not be for the foreseeable future with his batting average ending up at .169 for the month of June after his 1-for-5 performance on Tuesday against the Pirates. Additionally...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez says he has ‘no respect’ for anyone on the Pirates after HBP

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was fuming after Detroit’s 5-4, 14 inning loss to the Pirates Tuesday night. However the veteran wasn’t sounding off about the loss, VMart was busy taking verbal shots at the Pirates after getting hit by a  Gerrit Cole pitch in the fourth inning. “Yeah, everyone knows that,” Martinez told 97.1-FM’s Jeff Riger when asked whether...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gritty performances not enough to lift Tigers over White Sox

DETROIT -- There were some gritty performances by the Tigers Tuesday night, but just not enough for a victory. Justin Verlander, in his third start of the season, struggled mightily in the early going but found a way to give the Tigers some innings and a chance to win the game. J.D. Martinez hit a game-tying two-run home run in the eighth, his 20th of the season and 11th in the month...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gage: Tigers' off day is convenient buffer between turmoil, tranquility

DETROIT -- Incident? What incident? If you're going to be a good major-league manager -- for that matter, if you're going to be a good manager at any level -- there are certain skills you can't afford not to master. That's what I understand to be true, anyway, never having been a manager. That's what I've even been told is true by more than one individual who mastered those skills...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: trading Cespedes makes sense ( + dollars)

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is the Detroit Tigers most valuable trading piece and they should take advantage of it. The fact of the matter is that the Tigers are 39-36 and on the outside looking in of the playoff picture. While it is “only June,” it is also June, so the Tigers have had almost 3 months to distance themselves from the rest of the pack in the AL Central Division...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' James McCann hits walk-off homer (VIDEO)

The Detroit Tigers have had their share of ups and downs this season. Sunday's dramatic walk-off victory was just another example of this team's peaks and valleys -- this one ending on a rather high note. After mustering only two hits and trailing 4-0 through seven innings, Detroit rallied for an incredible comeback victory. Catcher James McCann blasted a laser walk-off home run...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Daily-ish: McCann’s Walk-off Covers Up Price Absence

The Detroit Tigers continued their season of mediocrity on Sunday with a sudden flash of brilliance just when things were looking about as morose as possible. A bizarre situation on the mound involving the disappearance of their star pitcher only heightened the tension of a game that was seemingly circling the drain. The Tigers looked stumbling, undisciplined and unfocused…until...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Victor Martinez the key to success

Tigers at Orioles 5/14/14 Victor Martinez is one of the Detroit Tigers big bats who bats in the middle of their line up. He is a key player  in the the Tigers’  recent success. Victor Martinez is the designated hitter for the Tigers. He bats behind first baseman, Miguel Cabrera. He is essential to clean up what Cabrera leaves on base or if he is walked there is anther player...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What to expect in the absence of Verlander

Tigers at Orioles 10/2/14 ALDS Game 1 The Detroit Tigers were just starting to think they were on the comeback trail. They had finally gotten Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez back from injury. The Tigers have been rolling within that time period. The bats were heating up and there was a real confidence about the team that they could make a run again, because the full team was...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan’s jib, gives him bat, gloves (vids)

Miguel Cabrera may have converted a young Cleveland Indians fan into a Miggy Maniac after a delightful interaction in which the youngster impressed the Detroit Tigers slugger with a slick catch and then some even slicker smack talk. The fan snagged a foul ball down the first base line off the bat of Jason Kipnis...Read More The post Miguel Cabrera digs cut of young Indians fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' Hosmer: It's crazy he leads Cabrera in All-Star voting

The Kansas City Royals’ domination of the American League All-Star ballot has taken everyone by surprise. Including certain members of the Royals.   As of Monday’s latest update, eight of the team’s players are projected to start in the Midsummer Classic. It’s a classic case of ballot-stuffing, with passionate Royals fans voting over and over again (each fan can vote...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern

Position: Detroit Tigers Baseball Operations Intern Location: Detroit Job Summary: The intern will primarily focus on compiling, maintaining and analyzing data to assist the department in its development of various statistical models for use in player evaluation, in addition to performing other baseball-related research projects and activities. Assist in salary arbitration preparation...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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