Tigers can't back Boyd's strong start in loss

The White Sox took advantage of a pair of Nicholas Castellanos errors in the eighth inning and got a go-ahead, two-run single from Geovany Soto for their fifth straight win, a 7-3 victory over the Tigers Friday night at Comerica Park.
Via Tigers.com
5 hours ago

Offseason In Review: Detroit Tigers

This is the latest entry in MLBTR’s Offseason In Review series. The full index of Offseason In Review posts can be found here. The Tigers appeared headed for a significant sell-off following GM Al Avila’s ominous comments about paring back payroll and staying within the team’s means, but the Tigers instead had a fairly quiet offseason. Major League Signings Alex Avila...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 hours ago

Jones, Miggy progressing after injuries

While Tigers outfielders, including injured JaCoby Jones, conducted throwing drills in the right-field corner of Comerica Park on Friday afternoon before the series opener vs. the White Sox, Miguel Cabrera was in the left-field corner doing light running drills with head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.
Via Tigers.com
10 hours ago

Rays, Tigers Complete Mikie Mahtook Trade

The Rays have acquired righty Drew Smith from the Tigers, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). He represents the player to be named later from the trade that sent outfielder Mikie Mahtook to Detroit over the winter. Smith, 23, was taken in the third round of the 2015 draft out of Dallas Baptist University. He has risen to the High-A this year and is off to a nice...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
11 hours ago

Iglesias activated from concussion DL

The injury-riddled Tigers gained a valuable player back from the disabled list on Thursday. Shortstop Jose Iglesias passed Major League Baseball's concussion protocol and was activated from the seven-day concussion DL on Thursday.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Tigers pitching leads the majors in walks

The entire pitching staff is giving away too many free passes. The Detroit Tigers have a walk problem. Specifically, they cannot stop giving them away. The team has an MLB-high ERA and FIP, and a walk rate that ranks up at the top as well. Just how bad is it? The Tigers’ 10.9 percent walk rate currently leads the majors and is almost a full percentage point higher than the worst...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers reactivate Jose Iglesias from 7-day concussion DL

Kyle Ryan was sent back to Toledo. DETROIT — After clearing final concussion protocol tests, the Tigers reinstated Jose Iglesias from the seven-day concussion disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Kyle Ryan to Triple-A Toledo. Iglesias posted an Instagram photo on Wednesday saying “I’m back” after he cleared initial tests. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that same...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Justin Verlander’s changeup is missing in action

A resurgence in the changeup could help him shake his early season lefty blues. Struggles in April are no stranger to Justin Verlander. Just last season, we saw the Tigers’ ace rack up an ugly 5.46 ERA in April. Of course, he adjusted from that point on and erased all memory of it with five consecutive months of excellence. Verlander’s last two starts have been very April-like...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Mariners breakout star leaves game with strained oblique

Mariners breakout star Mitch Haniger encountered some bad luck on Tuesday.The Seattle outfielder suffered a strained oblique during his team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. He appeared to hurt himself on a swing that produced a single in the third, as he was lifted for a pinch runner.Haniger had been one of the most productive players in baseball prior to his injury. He was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Alex Avila Continues Hot Start in Second Stint with Team

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Detroit Tigers: the injury bug has hit hard

Two weeks into the MLB season and the Detroit Tigers are in an all too familiar position: too many important Tiger players are crowding the DL. J.D. Martinez hasn’t seen any action this year due to a foot injury he suffered during spring training. Miguel Cabrera was recently put on the disabled list, as was Jose Iglesias and JaCoby Jones. Cabrera suffered a groin strained. Iglesias...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: How are the top prospects fairing?

The Detroit Tigers have battled injuries to start the season, but have still managed a 10-8 record. Like the Tigers, the farm system has gotten off to a hot start thanks in part to great play from some of the Tigers’ top prospects. According to mlb.com, Christin Stewart is the Tigers’ No. 1 outfield prospect and No. 2 overall prospect. He is currently playing for the Erie SeaWolves...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miguel Sano throws punch as benches clear in Twins-Tigers game

Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano is a big man. The 25-year-old stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 260 pounds. That’s a linebacker frame on a MLB player.So when Sano gets angry, it’s probably best not to cross paths with him. Someone should have told this to Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann when the two teams faced off on Saturday. After seeing Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd throw...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JaCoby Jones takes fastball to the mouth, immediately leaves game

JaCoby Jones of the Detroit Tigers took a Justin Haley fastball right to the face on Saturday, and it was a scary scene.It was in the bottom of the third. Haley lost control of a four-seam fastball, and he immediately wished he could have it back as Jones bolted straight for the dugout bleeding from the mouth.He never made it, falling to the ground in obvious pain as trainers rushed...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier made arguably the catch of the year, and did so while sick

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier went all “Jordan Flu Game” on James McCann and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Tropicana Field.In the top of the second, McCann crushed an Alex Cobb offering to deep right-center field, and was robbed of extra bases on a ridiculous leaping catch at the wall by Kiermaier. This would’ve been a dinger-robbing catch in many parks...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig defends Latinos who celebrate

Yasiel Puig has often been criticized for his celebratory methods since joining MLB in 2013.Puig comes from Cuba, where celebrations such as his outlandish bat flips are a big part of the game. There is a culture clash when many of these players come to play baseball in America, because American players consider such actions disrespectful.In an article written by Puig that was published...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/18: Avoiding the Capital gains tax in OT

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading between approximately 18 NHL postseason overtime games. At least we know the Capitals are avoid a gains tax.(Sorry, not sorry for that one.)Happy birthday today to Miguel Cabrera, Scott Hartnell and Nate Archibald. On this...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander makes light of pitch tipping story with funny tweet

Justin Verlander on Monday tweeted a funny response to the questions about him tipping pitches.On Sunday, a story came out saying the Detroit Tigers were concerned Verlander may have been tipping pitches against the Indians, who lit him up in his most recent start.The team may have had some concerns, but it’s pretty clear Verlander is not worried. That’s Verlander sipping a drink...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera’s Short- and, Perhaps, Longer-Term Con

CLEVELAND — The Indians did many things well en route to their division title and pennant in 2016. And one of those was to quiet the bat, in relative terms, of Miguel Cabrera. Until last year, Cabrera had been Babe Ruth-like against Cleveland pitching. Really. Ruth and Cabrera — who, in 167 career games against the Indians, has hit .352 with 43 home runs — are the only two...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: How long is Anibal Sanchez’s leash?

The Detroit Tigers bullpen stinks. That has been a common theme over the past seasons in the Motor City and there was hope that this year might be different after releasing Mark Lowe and Mike Pelfrey, but through the first 2 weeks of the season, the same theme has emerged. It seemed the only reliever who hadn’t struggled was Joe Jimenez, who pitched 1 perfect inning before being...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins ask Tigers to fumigate clubhouse following sickly Red Sox visit

The Minnesota Twins are off to a surprising 5-1 start and apparently are taking precautions to make sure something fluky doesn’t halt the early-season momentum.The Twins reportedly have asked the Detroit Tigers to fumigate the visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park ahead of a three-game series starting Tuesday afternoon, according to the Star Tribune’s Jason Gonzalez.Why? Because...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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