Tigers Rumors & News

  • Kipnis keys Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Cleveland Indians have the Detroit Tigers' number this year and entering Saturday that number is seven. As in seven times the two teams have played this season and seven times Cleveland has come out the winner. Jason Kipnis drove in three runs with two triples and Lonnie..." June 24

  • Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer experienced dizziness last night

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers were holding a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning and Tigers rookie sensation Michael Fulmer was pitching, seemingly on his way to an easy win. Then Fulmer gave up a walk and a single. Then he hit Nori Aoki to load the bases. Then, two pitches later, Fulmer hit Leonys Martin with a pitch in..." June 23

  • Tigers score winning run on wild pitch

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was, in a word, wild. The Detroit Tigers defeated Seattle 5-4 on Thursday, pulling the game out on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning after trying to set the Mariners up with a wild pickoff throw in the top half of the inning. Steve Chisek's wild pitch to Ian..." June 23

  • Tigers sign top draft pick Matt Manning

    Detroit Free Press "Matt Manning made his dream a reality today. The Detroit Tigers’ first-round draft pick signed his first professional contract today in Lakeland, Fla., according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Manning was selected No. 9 overall in this month’s draft. His contract is for slot..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Moya helps power Tigers over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Rookie Steven Moya is off to a good start in the roughly 30 days he will have to show the Detroit Tigers he is capable of being a solid major league player. Moya hit a pair of home runs Wednesday night and veteran Miguel Cabrera added one to take over sole possession of 49th place..." June 22

  • Is Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer the next Justin Verlander?

    ESPN "It was his first spring training since joining the Detroit Tigers in a trade the previous season, so virtually everything was unfamiliar. The setup in Lakeland, Florida; the coaching staff, including newly hired pitching coach Rich Dubee, and an entirely new roster of teammates. Michael Fulmer..." June 22

  • Upton's blast enables Tigers to topple Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It's been a long season for Justin Upton, one he hopes has begun to shorten up. Upton signed a six-year contract with the Detroit Tigers totaling $132.75 million, a deal containing an opt-out clause after the second season. Maybe feeling the pressure of having to live up..." June 21

  • Short hit goes long way in Tigers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was just a scruffy little single but it turned out big for the Detroit Tigers. Mike Aviles nubbed a one-out hit 40 feet down the first base line with the bases loaded in the eighth inning Tuesday night to score pinch-runner Andrew Romine with the tiebreaking run and lead..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Tigers recall reliever Bruce Rondon

    ESPN "Bruce Rondon will get his first chance of the 2016 season to show the Detroit Tigers that he's a changed man. The 25-year-old relief pitcher, who at one point was the odds-on favorite to nail down a closer's role for the Tigers, was recalled Sunday morning from Triple-A Toledo. His arrival..." June 19

  • Cuthbert's hit gives Royals 13-inning win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals keeping find ways to win late and continue winning at home. Cheslor Cuthbert's single with the bases loaded drove in the winning run in the 13th inning as Kansas City posted a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. It was the Royals'..." June 19

  • Perez homer propels Royals past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Michael Fulmer's scoreless inning streak ended abruptly, while Salvador Perez continued his torrid stretch. Perez homered in the sixth inning to snap Fulmer's scoreless streak at 33 1/3 innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 10-3 on Friday night...." June 18

  • Martinez blasts three homers in Tigers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On a night when the Detroit Tigers should have celebrated after blasting a season-high six home runs, there was more solitude than laughter. Victor Martinez hit three home runs and Miguel Cabrera had a two-run go-ahead shot in the seventh inning as the Tigers belted a..." June 17

  • Tigers’ Maybin tweaks quad, is day-to-day

    Detroit News "You had the feeling something was up when Cameron Maybin grimaced and moved gingerly back to first base after beating out a potential double-play ball in the fifth inning Wednesday. He finished the game but was not in the Tigers lineup Thursday. Was it the hamstring? “Nope,” he..." June 17

  • Jay Bruce and 3 other players the Tigers should now consider

    CBS Sports "In case you missed it, Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez broke his elbow on Thursday night on a (seemingly innocent) collision with the wall. Early estimates have Martinez missing four-to-six weeks -- a timetable that should be confirmed on Friday by additional x-rays. Martinez's absence comes at..." June 17

  • Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez has broken elbow after collision with wall

    Detroit Free Press "J.D. Martinez’s favorite thing to do is hit baseballs. He is a voracious hitter, whether it be inside the batting cages or inside the batter’s box, seen oftentimes inside the Tigers clubhouse with a bat in his hands, sitting around his locker, talking with teammates about the art of..." June 17

  • White Sox's Sale becomes first to win 11

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Todd Frazier stepped to the plate in the eighth inning Wednesday night feeling differently than he had in some time. Two days after going 0-for-6 and earning a mental health day to clear his head, the Chicago White Sox third baseman found himself with a bases-loaded opportunity in..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Upton powers Tigers past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Once the Detroit Tigers built a big lead Tuesday night, they knew they had to keep adding on. A blown lead and a walk-off loss 24 hours earlier had taught them that. So when the offense went back to work against the Chicago White Sox a night later, it didn't let up. Justin..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Eaton, White Sox walk off against Tigers in 12th

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Adam Eaton wasn't sure what to expect as he faced Detroit Tigers reliever Anibal Sanchez with one out in the 12th inning and J.B. Shuck perched on third base. But the Chicago White Sox outfielder knew he had to find a way to bring Shuck home. "It was kind of a tricky at-bat..." June 14

  • Kinsler, Verlander help Tigers land 6-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ian Kinsler was presented with the fact that he never drove in five runs before. His reaction? "Really? That's terrible. That's terrible." There was nothing terrible about Kinsler's swing on a humid Saturday night at Yankee Stadium when he drove in a career-high five..." June 12

  • Tigers' Fulmer continues stellar scoreless streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Exactly one year ago, Michael Fulmer was making his seventh start for Double-A Binghamton with a pitching-rich organization that had sent Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard to the New York Mets. On Sunday, Fulmer was in New York for the first time as a..." June 12

  • Osuna gets bullpen dip from generous fan

    The Score "When your team's closer wants a dip, you gotta toss him your tin, right? Well, as it turns out, one Toronto Blue Jays fan was more than happy to oblige Roberto Osuna when he got a hankering for a lipper Monday night at Comerica Park during his club's series opener against the Detroit Tigers." June 12

  • Former 1st-round pick Funkhouser falls to Tigers at 115th

    The Score "Kyle Funkhouser's gamble didn't pay off. The Louisville right-hander was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth round, 115th overall in the MLB draft on Friday." June 10

  • Yankees win fifth straight behind Sabathia

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For most of his career, CC Sabathia has been a power pitcher. Then the power started diminishing and a set of frustrating injuries followed. It took a little while to get adjusted, but now Sabathia is healthy and figuring out how to be effective with a different repertoire...." June 10

  • Tigers select prep pitcher Matt Manning with ninth overall pick

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers drafted high school right-handed pitcher Matt Manning, the son of former NBA player Rich Manning, with the ninth overall pick in tonight’s MLB draft. Matt Manning (6-foot-6, 185 pounds) is a good basketball player and is committed to Loyola Marymount for both baseball and..." June 10

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Kinsler's walk-off single caps Tigers' rally past Jays

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Aaron Sanchez looked unbeatable for eight innings. The Detroit Tigers were looking for a spark against the Toronto Blue Jays' 23-year-old right-hander and Jose Iglesias provided it. Iglesias' leadoff single ignited a two-run rally to force extra innings, and Ian Kinsler's..." June 08

  • Donaldson misses cycle, but helps Jays win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Josh Donaldson got plenty of reminders that he only needed a double to hit for a cycle on Wednesday. Donaldson had a single, home run and triple by the fifth inning and that didn't escape the attention of his teammates, even though he had a four-hit game with two home runs, a..." June 08

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Fulmer quiets Jays bats in Tigers' blowout win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Michael Fulmer added to one of the longest scoreless streaks by a rookie pitcher in Detroit Tigers history. That's not the streak he's enjoying. The 23-year-old right-hander has not given up a run in 22 1/3 innings but he's more prideful of the team's upswing after they pounded..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • MLB Draft 2016: Tigers rumored to be heavily interested in RHP Riley Pint

    Bless You Boys "While there are a few good bats sprinkled in among the top prospects eligible for this year's MLB draft, pitching appears to be the name of the game in 2016. Mock drafts have projected as many as six or seven pitchers to be taken among the top 10 picks this year. Florida lefthander A.J. Puk is the..." June 06

  • Tigers complete sweep of White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was kind of a mystery. Why would a team laden with right-handed hitters, as the Detroit Tigers are, scuffle so against left-handed pitching? Detroit was 3-8 against southpaws entering a weekend series against a Chicago White Sox team that was throwing three lefty starters..." June 05

  • Zimmermann returns, pitches Tigers past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- James McCann wants to emulate teammates Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. He decided it was time to adopt a similar batting approach and that resulted in a rare big night at the plate. McCann had three hits, including a solo home run, to boost the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 win..." June 04

  • Tigers said no to James Shields asking price

    Detroit News "Maybe he didn't have a clue, but the larger-than-your-average smirk suggested he might. "Yeah?" White Sox catcher -- and former Tiger Alex Avila -- said Saturday, when told the James Shields-to-Chicago rumors were heating up. "We'll see." It seems, indeed, we will. Shields, the big..." June 04

  • Miguel Cabrera listed as day to day with lower back tightness

    Sporting News "Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera removed himself from Friday night's game against the White Sox after experiencing tightness in his back, the team announced. He is listed as day to day. Cabrera was batting in the seventh inning when he appeared to wince during a swing and miss." June 04

  • Jordan Zimmermann to return Friday vs. White Sox

    Detroit Free Press "Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will return to the mound for the Detroit Tigers as they open a three-game series tonight against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. “As long as his flight landed here, I’m assuming (everything’s fine),” manager Brad Ausmus said. “Haven’t heard anything..." June 03

  • Yankees rebuff Tigers, halt three-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Michael Pineda had a much-needed strong start. The struggling offense delivered some timely hits. The New York Yankees still needed a couple of big defensive plays from Didi Gregorius to hold off the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Thursday at Comerica Park. Gregorius, the team's..." June 02

  • Cron's 2nd homer gives Angels wild win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- No. 17 was the charm. The Los Angeles Angels had 16 hits through eight innings, establishing a season high. But they needed No. 17 -- a two-run homer by C.J. Cron -- in the bottom of the ninth to pull out an 11-9 win over the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night at Angel..." June 01

  • Fulmer, Rodriguez pitch Tigers to shutout win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer, in just his seventh major-league appearance, accomplished a feat usually achieved by a veteran ace. Fulmer and closer Francisco Rodriguez combined on a two-hit shutout to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels..." June 01

  • Anibal Sanchez could lose his spot in the Tigers rotation

    Hardball Talk "Last night, after the Tigers dispiriting loss to the Angels, manager Brad Ausmus suggested that Anibal Sanchez could lose his rotation spot. The Tigers mounted a pretty good comeback before falling on a C.J. Cron walkoff home run. But the reason they needed to come back was because Sanchez gave..." June 01

  • Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he battled Zika in offseason

    ESPN "As someone who has experienced Zika firsthand, Detroit Tigers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez would give this advice to any athletes traveling to the 2016 Rio Olympics: Do your homework. Rodriguez, a 34-year-old native of Caracas, Venezuela, contracted the virus this past offseason and learned just..." June 01

  • Chacin goes distance as Angels top Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jhoulys Chacin waited several years for the kind of performance he displayed Monday night. The right-hander recorded his first complete game since 2011, and the Los Angeles Angels used a late rally to defeat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 in front of 38,541 at Angel Stadium...." May 31

  • Five MLB trades that make too much sense

    Sportsnaut "While trading is generally common in MLB, logic isn’t always a part of the process. Sometimes trades make very little sense. Other times, trades seem completely logical, but for whatever reason teams just don’t pull the trigger. Today, we focus on some completely logical trades that should be..." May 31

  • A's top Tigers but lose Hill to mild groin strain

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics couldn't wait to get in the dugout in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday. No, not because they were excited about the possibility of padding their one-run lead. They would do that one inning later, providing the bullpen a cushion in a 4-2..." May 29

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