TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

What to expect from Michael Fulmer's 1st start with the Tigers

A look at the Tigers' top prospect ahead of his major league debut. It was a weird feeling last July when the Detroit Tigers saw a parade of quality pitching prospects come to the organization instead of being traded away, but the team was wise to recover some of the prospect depth that had been lost in recent years. While pitchers like Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd made their Tiger...
Via Bless You Boys
7 hours ago

Tigers Prospect Daily: Mud Hens lose a 15-inning marathon

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Gwinnett Braves 4, Toledo Mud Hens 3 (box) Warwick Saupold (1-1, 1.00 ERA), was on point again Thursday, allowing just one hit through six scoreless innings. Unfortunately, the Mud Hens needed a lot more than that to break their losing streak in a game that stretched out over fifteen innings...
Via Bless You Boys
8 hours ago

Justin Verlander goes off on PED rules after Dee Gordon news announced

Justin Verlander sounded off on PED rules after news of Dee Gordon’s suspension was announced late on Thursday night. News was released by MLB after the Miami Marlins beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 5-3 Thursday that Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for testosterone and a steroid. Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the news came out Thursday night because Gordon just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mayo: Relaxing on hill key to Fulmer's success

It might be just a spot start this time, but Tigers fans will get a glimpse of their top prospect Michael Fulmer on the mound on Friday. The right-hander, ranked No. 50 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, will be making his Major League debut filling in for Shane Greene, who is out temporarily with a broken blister.
Via Tigers.com
21 hours ago

Five Tigers knock in runs to thump A's

Anthony Gose hit a two-run homer and scored on an Ian Kinsler double as part of an early-inning Tigers outburst, supporting Anibal Sanchez through a wild outing for a 7-3 win and a series victory over the A's Thursday at Comerica Park.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Detroit Tigers Tyler Collins facing big league hardships

The middle finger heard round the world happened on Monday night when Detroit Tigers center fielder, Tyler Collins, missed a routine fly ball. After he missed the fly ball, left fielder Justin Upton had to recover the ball, only to drop it on the ground once again. Collins then proceeded to pick it up and throw the ball away at third. After the play, home crowd fans booed Collins...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Verlander excited for protege Fulmer's debut

Justin Verlander watched and mentored some of the Tigers' young pitchers during Spring Training. One of them was top-ranked prospect Michael Fulmer, who came over in the Yoenis Cespedes trade last July.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Verlander, power hitters lift Tigers over A's 9-4

DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander pitched impressively into the seventh inning, J.D. and Victor Martinez both homered and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Wednesday night. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus shuffled his lineup before the game, moving J.D. Martinez from fifth to second in the batting order as he switched spots with Justin Upton. The moves paid off when...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers drop Tyler Collins to minors after flipping off fans

The Detroit Tigers could have issued a suspension to Tyler Collins after the outfielder made the unwise decision to flip off the home fans in Comerica Park Monday night. Instead, they sent him to the minor leagues, which may actually be worse. Tyler Collins flipping the bird to the fans booing him. pic.twitter.com/kB2kjTn4gp — Curtis (@Curtos07) April 26, 2016 Collins was...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Who pitches for Shane Greene on Friday?

The Detroit Tigers were plagued by injury last season and the injury bug has hit again this season. Shane Greene has a blister on his throwing hand and is unlikely to make his scheduled start on Friday. Greene is 1-2 this season with a 6.28 earned run average. He also has 11 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched. It is yet to be seen if Greene has to go on the disabled list, but there...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins sent to minors two days after bird-flipping incident

It was probably only a matter of time, but the hammer dropped on Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins on Wednesday as he was sent to the minors two days after flipping off the home crowd. The Tigers announced the move after activating closer Francisco Rodriguez from the family medical emergency list. Collins was going to be out the door soon enough with Cameron Maybin close to returning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Can Still Rake

Big time slugger Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is showing signs that he’s breaking out of his slump. He showed Monday that he can still rake, and that it was a matter of time before he would come busting out of his slump.
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins won't be suspended for obscene gesture at fans

DETROIT -- Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for directing an obscene gesture at booing home fans in Detroit after losing a ball in the lights Monday night.An MLB spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Collins won't face a suspension.Collins extended the middle finger on his left hand and waved it from right to left, and also appeared to yell...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Collins finger has a deeper meaning

Anyone who either watched the Detroit Tigers game Monday night, or was on social media that evening now knows who Tyler Collins is, for all the wrong reasons. Collins lost a fly ball in the Comerica Park lights while playing centerfield for the Detroit Tigers in the 6th inning against the Oakland Athletics. When the Tigers fans in attendance began booing him, Collins responded with...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers CF Tyler Collins flips the bird at home fans

You just can’t get away with anything nowadays with plenty of TV cameras and social media ready to catch those antics. Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins has learned that if he didn’t know it already. Collins flipped off the Detroit crowd Monday evening after he lost track of a pop fly in the lights, letting the ball drop in for a hit. Left fielder Justin Upton...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins flips off Tigers fans for booing him after misplayed fly ball (Video)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins will have trouble earning back support of the home fans after flipping them off during Monday night's game against Oakland.In the sixth inning, Collins lost a fly ball in the lights and the ball dropped about five feet in front of him. The miscue gave A's batter Marcus Semien a double, and he ended up reaching third when left fielder Justin...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights. Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd. It probably also didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tigers OF Tyler Collins flips off crowd after losing ball in the lights

@brodiebrazilCSN Tyler Collins lost a ball in the lights Monday night and instead of coping to reality, he flipped off the booing Tigers fans.  Look, anyone who has ever played baseball has lost a ball in the sun or lights.  It’s not a good feeling.  Sometimes it’s the fielder’s error.  Other times, there’s nothing you can do. But every time, you can stick your middle...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus freaked out over an Indians pitcher's rubber wedding ring

Umpires in Sunday's Tigers-Indians game investigated a strange band around Cleveland pitcher Bryan Shaw's finger at the behest of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, and discovered that the pitcher was wearing a harmless rubber wedding ring. After the umpires held a conference on the field, Shaw showed them the harmless wedding band that he wears on his glove hand. One pitch later, Ausmus...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jose Iglesias takes field with his son

mlb.com Prior to every home Tigers game, the team allows nine children to take the field and wait for the Tigers to take their positions.  They then receive a ball from the player at their position and run off the field.  I would imagine it’s a really really really cool experience for a 12-year old. On Sunday, the youngster who manned the shortstop position was none other than...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Why did Ian Kinsler purposely let infield fly drop?

It’ll wind up in the box score as a 4-6 ground ball fielder’s choice. In reality, it was a force play during Sunday’s game between the Tigers and Astros that was equal parts bizarre and brilliant. With Colby Rasmus reaching first base after a leadoff walk, Tyler White hit a pop fly in the direction of Ian Kinsler at second base. Kinsler acted as if he was going to catch...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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