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Torii Hunter opposes gay marriage in radio ad for Arkansas candidate

Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tiger has come out swinging against gay marriage . . . again. Hunter has said in the past that he would be uncomfortable with a gay teammate. He reinforced his belief in a radio spot for Arkansas' Asa Hutchinson, who is running for governor. Here's some of what Hunter said: This is Pine Bluff native and Major League Baseball player Torii Hunter...
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Expect Soria and Avila to return in '15 for Tigers

The playoffs were still going on — the Tigers had been eliminated the previous week, in three-and-out fashion — but the media and fans wanted answers. When Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski held his end-of-the-season news conference Oct. 14, he listed his off-season priorities: solidifying centerfield, improving the bullpen and mixing in another left-handed...
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Tigers facing even higher payroll possibilities

Tap at a calculator for a few revealing moments and anyone can see the Tigers are colliding with significant and potentially daunting 2015 payroll realities. Even with the possible loss of free agents Max Scherzer, Victor Martinez, and Torii Hunter and the combined $41.2 million they drew this season, the Tigers are staring at a guaranteed range of $150 million for contracts already...
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2015 Minor League Preview: Detroit Tigers

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (28) | 2013 (27) | 2012 (22) | 2011 (25) | 2010 (27) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [90-72] AL Central AAA: [69-74] International League - Toledo AA: [71-71] Eastern League - Erie A+: [62-75] Florida State League - Lakeland A: [82-58] Midwest League - West Michigan A(ss): [42-34] New York-Penn League - Connecticut Graduated...
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Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeff Robinson dies at age 52

DETROIT -- Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He was 52. Robinson's death was confirmed Monday by both the Tigers and the Kansas-based Natural Baseball Academy, where he served as a pitching director, coach and instructor. They did not release any information...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014: The 2nd Inning (14-4)

Were it not for that sweep-for-the-taking, regrettable Twins series at Comerica, this is a 16-2 run… So the Detroit Tigers are now: SP Verlander SP Scherzer SP Sanchez SP Porcello SP Smyly RP Nathan RP Alburquerque RP Chamberlain RP Coke RP Miller RP Reed RP Krol C Avila C Holaday 1B Cabrera 2B Kinsler SS Romine IF Worth 3B Castellanos IF-OF Kelly RF Hunter CF Jackson OF Davis...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Dombrowski on Miguel Cabrera: “It’s worse than what we ever would have anticipated”

The Detroit Tigers do not know for sure when Miguel Cabrera will resume baseball activities or play in his first game. They cannot say with 100 percent certainty that he will be ready for the start of spring training or even opening day. But general manager Dave Dombrowski is certain of one thing: Cabrera showed some extreme toughness by playing through an ankle injury that was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Tigers Rumors: Victor Martinez will likely look for four-year deal

The Detroit Tigers won 90 regular season games this season, but got swept 3-0 by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS.  After finishing second in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Tigers look to be a powerhouse moving forward, barring they can improve upon a staff that was 24th in ERA. One important move that could be made in the off season is the re-signing of free agent Victor...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Miguel Cabrera may not be ready for opening day in 2015

When 2015 opening day rolls around for the Tigers, they very well could be without one of their best players. After undergoing successful ankle/foot surgery Wednesday, according to Bob Knigtengale of USA Today the procedure could hold Cabrera out for opening day in 2015. The severity of Miguel Cabrera's ankle injury stunned the #Tigers. He had 2 screws inserted in ankle and may...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Detroit Tigers: Should Tigers move on from Scherzer?

The big news before the 2014 season even started for the Detroit Tigers was when starting pitcher and recent Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer turned down a 6-year contract extension worth $144 million. This move could’ve been one of the reasons why the Tigers went and acquired pitcher David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays minutes before the trade deadline this year. With that being...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera has surgery, reveals bigger issue

Detroit Tigers all-star first baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful surgery to remove a bone spur in his right ankle. While performing the procedure Dr. Robert Anderson also repaired a stress fracture in his navicular bone in the same foot. FFLockerRoom Sports: This can either be figured as good news or bad news depending on how you look at it. The bad news is that the Tigers...
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Tigers Rumors: Detroit looks to keep Joakim Soria

The Detroit Tigers won 90 regular season games and the American League Central division title, but lost in four games to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS. The clear weakness of the Tigers was the pitching staff which was 24th in the league in ERA at 4.01. The starting rotation was solid, 11th in the league in quality starts, but the bullpen is in need of revamping. One pitcher...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Rumors: SS problem looks to be already solved

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias missed all of the 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins. However, he should be ready by spring training, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.#475760903 / gettyimages.comIglesias came to the Tigers from the Red Sox as part of a three-team trade (including the Chicago White Sox...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: 3 burning questions this offseason

In order to get back to the World Series next year, the Detroit Tigers have some offseason issues that need to be addressed and some questions that need to be answered. 1. Will Max Scherzer come back? To me this seems like a no-brainer, but anything can happen. Pitcher Max Scherzer was the Tigers best pitcher in 2014 as he led the team with 18 wins, 252 strikeouts, and an ERA of...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers offseason rumors: Alex Rios edition

Yesterday, Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski held his annually depressing ‘State of the Tigers’ postseason presser. Among the things mentioned were adding a left-handed hitter, a centerfielder, and improving the bench. Which of these categories does the recently ex-Texas Ranger Alex Rios fit into? Well, none of them of course. But that doesn’t mean he’s not worth considering...
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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