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Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander cleared to resume throwing

  Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has been given the go-ahead to resume throwing. Verlander has been sidelined since the start of the season because of a strained right triceps. ''This is a first step,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. The club said Wednesday that Verlander was examined by Dr. Tony Romeo, who reviewed an MRI. The 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Can the Tigers solve Sale?

After Shane Greene laid another stinker, the Detroit Tigers (17-10) look to get back to their winning ways against the Chicago White Sox (9-14) who will have their ace going tonight. Alfredo Simon will look to improve on his team leading four wins for the Tigers as he takes the hill against the White Sox for the first time in his career as a starter. First Pitch: 8:10 PM ET Location...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander continues to fire back at social media critics

Justin Verlander was on the receiving end of some snarky social media backlash over the weekend when folks criticized him for a public outing with girlfriend Kate Upton. The critics asserted that to do such a thing — go out with his girlfriend — indicated he was not taking his rehabilitation seriously enough. Verlander, currently...Read More The post Justin Verlander on social...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.27: Tigers at White Sox

The Tigers looked like they were heading for a losing series in Kansas City, until a complete game gem by David Price and 5 innings or perfect game to start Sunday’s game by Anibal Sanchez led them back to what turned out to be a satisfying series split. Hopefully the day off didn’t cool any momentum the Tigers had, and if momentum in baseball is really your next game’s starter...
Via Tigers Weblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Player Power Rankings: Jose Iglesias Cracks the Top Five

The Detroit Tigers hold the smallest of leads in the AL Central — at 17-9, they’re a half-game ahead of the Kansas City Royals. Which players are getting the job done so far? We break it down in our first Detroit Tigers Player Power Rankings of the season: 25. Hernan Perez: “We’re afraid to lose him on waivers” is becoming an increasingly less convincing argument to keeping...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Can they keep winning vs. Chicago?

The Detroit Tigers travel to Chicago for a 3 game series against the White Sox to complete their 10-game road trip. After dropping the first two games to Kansas City this week, the Tigers, lead by stellar pitching from David Price and Anibal Sanchez were able to split the series with the Royals and carry a 2 game winning streak into this week’s series with Chicago. The Tigers will...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Justin Verlander responds to the “haters” on Instagram

Instagram Justin Verlander responded to Tigers fans/haters on Instagram Monday who have admonished his canoodling with girlfriend Kate Upton and being seen out and about having fun while rehabbing his bum shoulder. Verlander has not made a start this season after suffering a sore shoulder mid-way through spring training. He put people in their place.  And then he was a pet peeve...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander sends great note to ‘haters’ about his rehab

Justin Verlander posted a great tongue-in-cheek note to the “haters” who question his dedication to rehab. Verlander has not pitched this season and was placed on the 15-day DL in early April after experiencing a triceps injury. He continues to rehab and is scheduled to undergo another MRI to determine how his recovery is going....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Expo Nelson Santovenia Teaching Tools Of The Trade In Tigers System

Nelson Santovenia was one of the good guys in baseball when I knew him from my days as an Expos’ beat writer. Kind, unassuming, polite were just a few words to describe him. He hasn’t changed. Santovenia was one of those prospect-type players the Expos discovered out of two post-high school institutions. He’s a trivia item of sorts: he may have been the only player drafted...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Weekly Recap: A Battle v. Kansas City

The Detroit Tigers faced off against two division rivals this past week, taking 2-of-3 from the Twins and splitting a four game series with the Royals, finishing this week with a 4-3 record. More importantly, they concluded the week with two important wins against Kansas City. The Royals pounced on the Tigers in the first two games of the four game set at Kauffman stadium, but strong...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 4: AL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

A weekly installment here at Baseball Hot Corner, here is some of the happenings from around the AL Central from the fourth week of the season. Detroit Tigers It’s no surprise that the Detroit Tigers find themselves on top of the division.  They currently sit on a half game lead over the Kansas City Royals who they beat on Sunday 6-4.  The Tigers had a winning week after...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Drop Finale to Detroit, Settle for Series Split

Anibal Sanchez continued to dominate the Royals, even if he actually allowed more than one run in Sunday's outing. The Tigers' offense finally broke out, scoring more runs on Sunday than they did in the first three games of the series together en route to a 6-4 victory over the Royals. A steady arsenal of hits against Jeremy Guthrie did the trick for Detroit; it banged out 11...
Via Royals Blue
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers SS Iglesias Leaves with Groin Tightness

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Sunday’s game against the Royals in the sixth inning, being pinch hit for by Andrew Romine. Iglesias left the game with left groin tightness, and is considered day-to-day at this point according to MLB.com beat writer Jason Beck. It is a bit concerning because Iglesias has had a history with shin injuries and missed all of last season...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.26: Tigers at Royals

David Price responded in true ace form yesterday, with a 5 hit masterpiece that was 1 out from being a complete game shutout. KC fans went nuts after Cain hit a bomb to trim the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th, but Price responded by striking out Hosmer in 4 pitches. It was a desperately need win b/c the prospects of being swept in a 4 game series against what looks to be our...
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Price throws 5-hitter to lead Tigers to victory over Royals

  David Price took a shutout into the ninth inning before finishing with a five-hitter as the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Saturday night. Price (3-1) limited the Royals to four singles until Lorenzo Cain homered with two-out in the ninth spoiled his bid for his second career shutout. Price struck out three and walked none. His only shutout was April 24, 2012,...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Previewing the Royals series

The Tigers take on nemesis Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals this weekend. After taking 2 of 3 games in the series from the past 2 AL Central rivals, Cleveland and Minnesota, the Detroit Tigers continue their road trip against Central teams when they travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals for 4 games, beginning Thursday at 8:10 p.m. The Tigers currently lead Kansas City...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Kirk Gibson, former General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has just announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He had been noticeably absent from the Detroit Tiger’s broadcast booth after being announced as one of the color commentators for the 2015 year. After appearing on the Opening Day broadcast, Gibson had not been seen in the booth since. Gibson...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Sanchez looks to pitch Tigers to 15th Win

The Tigers are looking to pick up their fourth straight win and their fifteenth win of the young season as they take on the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a three game mid-week series. The Tigers took the first game 5-4 behind home runs from Jose Iglesias and Yoenis Cespedes in the 1st inning. Iglesias was also only a double away from hitting for the cycle on the night. The...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

The Detroit Tigers bullpen situation just got a bit more interesting. Closer Joe Nathan, placed on the DL earlier this month, will miss the rest of the season after tearing both his UCL and his flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow. Nathan will soon have season-ending Tommy John surgery. Joe Nathan has UCL tear as well as flexor pronator tear, will have Tommy John surgery...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan’s 2015 season ends with torn UCL, Tommy John up next

Tigers closer Joe Nathan was diagnosed with a torn UCL Thursday morning according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports which was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. joe nathan has a torn UCL and is out for the year, as @BNightengale reported — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 23, 2015 Working his way back from a flexor strain, the 40-year old Nathan aggravated the injury...
Via The Majors Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers off to historically torrid start

For Detroit Tigers fans of a certain age, a fast start to the regular season is nothing new.  In 1984 the Motor City Kitties rocketed out to a 35-5 record through the first 40 games, a feat which has never been duplicated. It is unlikely a team is soon going to duplicate that feat, but this year’s Tigers are certainly looking capable of matching that season’s total of 104 wins...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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