Tigers Rumors & News

  • Verlander's MRI shows less inflammation in right triceps

    MLB.com "Justin Verlander's rehabilitation from a strained triceps muscle in his pitching arm continues to take baby steps forward. The Tigers confirmed on Monday that Verlander, who started the season on the disabled list and has not thrown a ball since April 15, had a second MRI on Friday, and the..." April 27

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Second opinion on Justin Verlander's injury yielded similar diagnosis to original description of "strained right triceps muscle."

  • Tigers top Indians, finish home stand strong

    Detroit News "If panicking is your thing, even in April, even with the season not 15 percent complete, then, by all means, have at it. You just won't be joined at that dinner table by these Tigers. These Tigers won't get riled up when they go 9-1, and these Tigers won't get riled up when they lose four..." April 27

  • A month later, there’s still no timetable for Justin Verlander’s return to the Tigers

    Hardball Talk "As of today it’s been exactly one month since Justin Verlander left a spring training start with a triceps strain and there’s still no timetable for his return from the first disabled list stint of his career. Repeatedly called a minor injury by both Verlander and the team, it’s bad enough that..." April 27

  • Simon halts Tigers' skid with stellar outing against Indians

    Detroit News "The Tigers were about to run onto the field to start the game against the Indians Saturday when manager Brad Ausmus nudged Alex Avila. "He's like, 'Man, Simon looks nervous,'" Avila said. Of course he was being sarcastic. As Ausmus said after the game, Tigers starter Alfredo Simon is a cool..." April 26

  • Verlander will accompany Tigers on 10-game trip

    Detroit News "Justin Verlander may be inching closer to resuming his throwing regimen – though inching is the operative word. Manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday morning that Verlander, on the DL with triceps strain, will accompany the Tigers on their 10-game road trip that starts Monday in..." April 25

  • Who are these guys? Cleveland Indians' bats erupt in 13-1 walloping of Detroit Tigers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Maybe it was the extra round of batting practice early Friday afternoon. Maybe it was the crisp, "Pure Michigan" air at Comerica Park. Maybe it was just time. Whatever the reason, the Indians (6-9) erupted for a season-high 13 runs in their series opener against the Tigers. An offensive..." April 25

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    "I am preparing myself to be a major league player again," Nathan said. "That is my goal."

  • Tanaka, bullpen, balk add up to Yankees win over Tigers

    New York Post "Having dominated the best team in the American League, the Yankees aren’t about to wilt in front of the hottest team in baseball when the Subway Series opens Friday night in The Bronx. While the Yankees turned what sure looked like a miserable first month around on the road, the Mets have..." April 24

  • Tigers' Joe Nathan not ready to retire after tearing ligament, tendon

    ESPN.com "Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow. Nathan tore his ulnar collateral ligament Wednesday while pitching on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Toledo. Hoping to show that he was ready to come off the disabled..." April 24

  • Yankees unload on David Price amid snowfall in Detroit

    New York Post "When David Price hits free agency following the season, a person who knows him from his time with Tampa Bay said the former Rays pitcher will prefer signing with an NL team because he loves to hit. Another thing making the NL attractive to the stud lefty is that the Yankees won’t leave the..." April 23

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Joe Nathan has torn UCL and tendon. Season over #Tigers

  • Tigers likely to reveal Nathan's condition Thursday

    Detroit News "The Tigers apparently know the fate of closer Joe Nathan; but after the 13-4 loss to the Yankees Wednesday, manager Brad Ausmus wasn't ready to disclose it. "We're going to hold off before we make any announcement on that," he said. Nathan had to leave his rehab appearance in Toledo after..." April 23

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    That's it for Joe Nathan. He tried to throw a warm-up pitch, but immediately exited after his first warm-up throw.

  • Tigers bring back right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen on a minor league deal

    Michigan Live "Luke Putkonen is back. The Detroit Tigers have re-signed Putkonen to a minor league deal, a source close to the subject confirmed early Wednesday. Putkonen's arrival comes less than a month after the Tigers released the 28-year-old, who missed nearly all of last season with a right elbow..." April 22

  • Nathan Eovaldi silences Tigers’ bats in Yankees’ 5-2 win

    New York Daily News "If you were wondering how Nathan Eovaldi would fare against some of the American League’s toughest lineups, he helped answer that question Tuesday night. Eovaldi followed CC Sabathia’s lead, producing a strong effort against arguably the most powerful lineup in the AL to lift the Yankees to a..." April 22

  • Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan exits rehab appearance early after suffering apparent injury

    Michigan Live "Joe Nathan's rehab appearance has been cut short. Nathan, the Detroit Tigers reliever, exited his rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo earlier than planned Wednesday after suffering an apparent injury. Eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Nathan was scheduled to throw..." April 22

  • Tigers make right plays, get right breaks in win

    Detroit News "Alfredo Simon struck out Alex Rodriguez as a birthday present to his mother, and also nearly beaned him twice. Jose Iglesias made a play in the sixth inning that no shortstop has made around here in decades. Joba Chamberlain, who has been less than dominant in the early going this season, induced..." April 21

  • Justin Verlander has MRI exam on right arm, results confirm what Detroit Tigers already believed

    Michigan Live "Turns out Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander recently underwent additional tests on his throwing arm. And one of those tests was an MRI exam. Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand confirmed Monday that Verlander had an MRI exam last Thursday, and said the results of the test..." April 20

  • Cespedes' bat, Greene's arm lead Tigers in rout

    Detroit News "Left-hander Jose Quintana was at 40 pitches, and yet, amazingly, he was one strike away from getting out of the first inning unscathed. It would have been a rare feat, but the problem for him and the White Sox was that Yoenis Cespedes was at the plate. Quintana had faced him six times..." April 20

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Verlander had an MRI exam Thursday, head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. Results confirmed triceps strain.

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Brad Ausmus doesn’t think Justin Verlander is throwing today, he said.

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Victor Martinez is “certainly not 100%,” Ausmus said, but he doesn’t anticipate Martinez missing any starts soon vs. right-handers.

  • Detroit Tigers will need to 'be careful' with Victor Martinez; Joe Nathan continues to show progress

    Michigan Live "Victor Martinez has no problem hitting from the right side of the plate. The 36-year-old made that absolutely clear the last two days when he launched ball after ball over the left-field wall during batting practice at Comerica Park. But can he do it from the left side, too? That remains to..." April 19

  • White Sox pound out 17 hits in rout of Tigers

    Chicago Sun-Times "A Jose Abreu grand slam, an Adam LaRoche tiebreaking three-run homer and a career-high four hits for Melky Cabrera – all in the first five innings of a 12-3 White Sox rout – was pretty much everything Robin Ventura could have asked for on a splendid, 68-degree afternoon in the Motor City. And,..." April 19

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    The Tigers are going to slow Justin Verlander down, Brad Ausmus said. He's not going to pick up a baseball until Sunday.

  • Iglesias walk-off hit lifts Tigers to win over White Sox

    Detroit News "Hey, when you're hot, you're hot. It doesn't matter when you strand two runners in the first, and two more in the third, and two more in the fifth. You'll score enough. It doesn't even matter when the ball beats you to the bag by several feet in the ninth inning of a tie game. You'll be..." April 18

  • Justin Verlander officially ruled out for Tuesday's start; Kyle Lobstein will start against Yankees

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander was a long shot to start Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees. Now, he has no shot. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus officially ruled out Verlander for Tuesday's start and announced early Friday that left-hander Kyle Lobstein will start in..." April 18

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    Tigers PR @DetroitTigersPR

    Lineup vs. CWS: Gose 8, Kinsler 4, Cabrera 3, J. Martinez 9, Cespedes DH, Castellanos 5, Avila 2, Iglesias 6, Davis 7. Price starts.

  • Unshakable Simon helps Tigers shut out Pirates

    Detroit News "The Tigers went into Cleveland over the weekend and hit the cover off the ball in a three-game sweep. The offense didn't make the trip to Pittsburgh — it scored three runs the last two games — yet, the winning continued. With another sterling pitching performance, this time from Alfredo..." April 16

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Justin Verlander said his bullpen was short due to fatigue. Triceps muscle "achy" and some fatigue, but it never grabbed on him.

  • Greene throws another gem, Tigers blank Pirates

    Detroit News "From his position in center field, Rajai Davis had a pretty good look at Shane Greene's pitches Tuesday night. "The balls that he throws, they look like strikes," Davis said. "They start out strikes and they stay strikes for a long time and then they go out of the zone. He gets a lot of swings..." April 15

  • Verlander tires in sim game; won't start Tuesday

    Detroit News "It's not what Justin Verlander wanted because what he wanted was perfection. He truly hoped that after not throwing off a mound to hitters for 20 days because of a triceps strain, he'd throw 35 pitches in the bullpen and then throw four innings of a simulated game, some 60 more pitches, and be..." April 15

  • Pirates hold on, win home opener against Detroit

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Several members of the media stood along the wall of the PNC Park news conference room, space being tighter than usual after Monday’s home opener. Tucked behind them in the corner, almost out of sight, was Gerrit Cole, waiting for his turn to speak. There was not much he could say, though, to add..." April 14

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Brad Ausmus told us they will make a decision on Thursday on whether to reinstate Justin Verlander #Tigers

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Detroit Tigers lineup: J.D. Martinez to hit fourth; Victor Martinez not in starting lineup

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers will play in their third home opener of the season. Victor Martinez will not start for the third time though. As expected, Martinez is not in the starting lineup today as the Tigers play the Pittsburgh Pirates in their home opener at PNC Park. This is the first game of an..." April 13

  • Tigers' clutch ways shine through in 5th victory

    Detroit News "The Tigers' 9-6 win over AL Central Division rival Indians Saturday was a beauty. It had all the twists and turns, subplots, and heroes — unlikely and likely — you could want for the fifth game of the season. Yet, when the dust settled, the Tigers remain undefeated in the young season, and in..." April 13

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Justin Verlander is scheduled to throw a simulated game Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

  • Ausmus does not believe knee issue will keep Victor Martinez out of Detroit Tigers lineup

    Michigan Live "Victor Martinez is going to multiple days off next week. But he doesn't plan to observe Sunday as a day of rest. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus expects that Martinez will be back in the lineup Sunday afternoon after he left the game early Saturday night due to an issue with his surgically..." April 12

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    V-Mart felt a pinch in back of left leg, Tigers announce. He's feeling better supposedly, and is listed as day-to-day.

  • Tigers' clutch ways shine through in victory over Indians

    Detroit News "The Tigers' 9-6 win over AL Central Division rival Indians Saturday was a beauty. It had all the twists and turns, subplots, and heroes — unlikely and likely — you could want for the fifth game of the season. Yet, when the dust settled, the Tigers remain undefeated in the young season, and in..." April 12

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Ausmus on V-Mart: "He won't play in the field in Pittsburgh. He'll be a pinch-hitter, probably the best pinch-hitter in the game."

  • Tigers spoil Opening Day in Cleveland, beat Indians 8-4

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers continue to beat up on American League Central foes. After completing a three-game sweep of the Twins in Detroit, the Tigers pounded out 13 hits and five runs off Indians starter Zach McAllister on a windy afternoon today at Progressive Field, going on to beat the Indians,..." April 11

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Justin Verlander threw 30 pitches off a mound today. All his pitches but his curveball. Said it went really well.

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Shane Greene sparkles in debut as Tigers sweep Twins

    Detroit News "They waited. And they waited. And they waited some more. And let's be honest — if you were the Tigers and you were playing the way they're playing, and the Twins were playing the way they're playing, well, you'd wait, too. When the long day was over — nearly four hours of rain delay, and..." April 10

  • Tigers' Nathan diagnosed with Grade 1 flexor strain

    The Score "Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Nathan says his sore right elbow is improving, but he doesn't expect to pick up a baseball for at least another week. Nathan, who was placed on the disabled list after Wednesday's 11-0 win over the Minnesota Twins, confirmed to reporters Friday the injury is a Grade..." April 10