Tigers Rumors & News

  • Price shines but Cobb, Rays win 1-0 pitching duel over Tigers

    Tampa Tribune "Less than two hours before he would pitch in his old home for the first time since the trade, David Price texted a member of the Rays PR staff and asked if, for old-time sake, they could play the song that always played as Price took the field for the top of the first inning: “Feels Good to be..." August 22

  • Red Sox, Tigers in lead for Castillo

    ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers appear to be the front-runners for the services of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, two league sources said Thursday, with a decision expected no later than the weekend. The Red Sox would like to add Castillo to an outfield that already includes another..." August 22

  • Rick Porcello's 3-hit shutout gem highlights Tigers' second straight win over Rays

    Detroit News "When he isn’t throwing a baseball, Rick Porcello specializes in another bit of motor-skill artistry. He ties glorious trout flies. It seemed Wednesday night at Tropicana Field as if he was blending a bit of both crafts as he wove nine innings of brilliantly threaded pitches that became a..." August 21

  • 1d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Miguel Cabrera reaggravated a right ankle injury when he slid into home plate last night. It's minor, but something to keep an eye on.

  • Tigers' Evan Reed in court on sex-assault charges today

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers minor league pitcher Evan Reed, accused of sexual assault against a woman he met last spring in Royal Oak, is set to appear for a preliminary this morning in a Detroit court room. Reed, 28, of Royal Oak has said publicly that he “did nothing wrong,” and that the sex was..." August 21

  • Detroit comes up big in extra innings after bullpen blows late lead in Tampa

    Michigan Live "Ian Kinsler hasn't done much at the plate for the Detroit Tigers since the All-Star break. But he came up big Tuesday night. Kinsler hit a leadoff triple and scored the go-ahead run when Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to lead the Tigers to a 8-6 win over the Tampa..." August 20

  • Tigers, Giants and others may view Castillo as a pennant-race plus

    CBSSports.com "Talks are heating up involving Cuban star Rusney Castillo, and it's a good thing because he has designs on playing in the big leagues this season, according to people familiar with his situation. There is said to be urgency on the part of some of the teams involved in talks, and that makes..." August 20

  • 2d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers, #RedSox, #SFGiants still in mix for Rusney Castillo. #Cubs, #Yankees, #Phillies not expected to place high bid.

  • So far so good on Justin Verlander's shoulder, he could start for Tigers on Saturday

    Detroit News "Justin Verlander gave himself a gold star for Tuesday’s first test since he left the rotation last week with a shoulder ailment. It’s how he grades out Wednesday that counts for a pitcher who knows the day after a workout is often the real test of how much he has healed. If all is fine..." August 20

  • 2d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    David Price just confirmed that has not had conversations with the #Tigers about a long-term contract as of yet.

  • 4d
    Tigers PR @DetroitTigersPR

    Rajai Davis left today's game with a left thumb contusion and is day-to-day.

  • Hernandez, Seattle lose 4-2 to Detroit

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon saw Felix Hernandez get hit by a couple of grounders, and decided enough was enough. Hernandez was pulled after five innings, and the Mariners went on to a 4-2 loss to David Price and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Hernandez was hit on his left hip by..." August 17

  • Tigers call up veteran Johnson to aid 'pen

    MLB.com "Two weeks after being released by Oakland, Jim Johnson is headed back to the big leagues. The Tigers announced they will call up the former O's and A's closer from Triple-A Toledo and put him in their bullpen Sunday, trying to add a veteran arm to a late-inning staff that has had its..." August 17

  • Tigers give away mislabeled Miguel Cabrera bobbleheads to fans

    Hardball Talk "The giveaway error bug has hit the Tigers, weeks after striking the Rockies when they gave away misspelled Troy “Tulowizki” shirts to fans. The Tigers gave away a Miguel Cabrera bobblehead figurine in which he’s holding his two MVP awards from 2012 and 2013. Only one problem: the awards are..." August 16

  • Cano, Paxton lead Mariners to 7-2 win over Tigers

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Lloyd McClendon spent last fall hoping to get a chance to manage in a pennant race at Comerica Park. He got his wish Friday night, even if it wasn't exactly the way he had envisioned things. McClendon had hoped to become the Tigers' manager when Jim Leyland retired after winning three..." August 16

  • 6d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dirks to go back on rehab assignment tomorrow.

  • Austin Jackson has mixed emotions on return to Detroit beginning tonight

    Detroit Free Press "When last seen at Comerica Park, Austin Jackson didn’t know what to think or feel as he jogged toward the Tigers’ clubhouse when replaced in the seventh inning of a July 31 loss to the Chicago White Sox. It didn’t register, he admits, when the crowd saluted his departure as word circulated that..." August 15

  • Max Scherzer fans season-high 14 as Detroit defeats Pittsburgh

    Michigan Live "For the second straight start, Max Scherzer was nearly flawless for eight innings. Only this time, Detroit's bullpen didn't spoil the win for him. Scherzer became the first 14-game winner in the American League this season, striking out a season-high 14 and pitching the Tigers past the..." August 15

  • Newly signed reliever Jim Johnson on verge of being called up by Tigers, requests another outing in Toledo

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer. The Tigers needed to add a fresh arm to their bullpen late Wednesday, and were believed to be on the verge..." August 15

  • Tigers closer Nathan apologizes

    Covers.com "Joe Nathan apologized on Thursday morning for making two obscene gestures toward frustrated Detroit Tigers fans after his outing on Wednesday. Nathan, the team's closer, was booed when he walked the first two batters he faced in the ninth inning but did not allow a run in the 8-4 victory over..." August 15

  • Melvin Mercedes called up from Toledo to replace Buck Farmer on Tigers' roster

    Bless You Boys "The Detroit Tigers have optioned starting pitcher Buck Farmer to triple- A Toledo, and recalled right handed relief pitcher, Melvin Mercedes from Toledo. Farmer will be eligible to be recalled in ten days, or sooner, if another player is placed on the disabled list. He can be recalled in any case,..." August 14

  • Detroit snaps four-game losing streak as bats finally wake up against Pittsburgh

    Michigan Live "Buck Farmer was far from perfect in his major league debut Wednesday night, but the 23-year-old rookie did more than enough to keep the Detroit Tigers in the game. His new teammates helped take care of the rest. Victor Martinez drove in three runs and Farmer worked five pleasant innings to..." August 14

  • Justin Verlander: “I’m going to get other opinions” on shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "So far Justin Verlander has avoided the disabled list after being diagnosed with an inflamed shoulder capsule, but the Tigers right-hander is expected to miss at least one turn in the rotation and will have specialists take a look at his test results following his initial examination by the team..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Pirates defeat Tigers, 4-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Edinson Volquez was at his slickest Tuesday night when he made a blind, behind-the-back snag on a comebacker in the first inning that saved a run. Later, he became the Pirates' first 10-game winner this season with a 4-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park. "About time," Volquez..." August 13

  • Chris Archer 'wouldn't be shocked' if David Price came to Cubs

    CSN Chicago "Could David Price come to the Cubs? The pitcher recently traded from the Rays to the Tigers is a free agent after the 2015 season, and given the Cubs' seeming need for top-of-the-line pitching, it could possibly be a fit. Of course, the former Cy Young winner is expected to demand a hefty..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • 9d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    No major structural damage for Justin Verlander. Likely no DL.

  • 10d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Verlander removed with right shoulder soreness. Will be further evaluated Tuessday.

  • Kate Upton: Yankees wouldn't let me wear Tigers gear

    Newark Star-Ledger "A dress code for Kate Upton? The supermodel told Michael Strahan on "Live! with Kelly and Michael" that the Yankees wouldn't let her wear the opposing team's clothes while sitting in the Legends seats at Yankee Stadium. She was there earlier this week to watch her boyfriend, Tigers' pitcher..." August 11

  • 12d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Anibal Sanchez is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Tigers will call up Robbie Ray on Wednesday to make start Wednesday.

  • Tigers coach Vizquel remembers days with Blue Jays

    Toronto Sun "Omar Vizquel’s numbers in 2012, his 24th and final season in the majors, looked like this: In 60 games with the Blue Jays — 37 starts, 18 at second base, 10 at third and nine at shortstop — he had 36 hits, seven RBIs and a .235 average under first-year manager John Farrell. “I thought I was..." August 10

  • Blue Jays bite Tigers back with 10th-inning walkoff wi

    Toronto Sun "The Blue Jays didn’t make many July acquisitions this year, but the two players they did add — Danny Valencia and Nolan Reimold — combined for some 10th-inning magic on Saturday afternoon that may have pulled the Jays back from the abyss with a 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Valencia and..." August 10

  • 12d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Some in industry believe #Tigers could make a serious run at Castillo given their newfound need in CF. That remains to be seen.

  • 12d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Brad Ausmus says he's sticking with Joe Nathan as his team's closer.

  • 12d
    Detroit Tigers @tigers

    Joakim Soria left today's game with a left side strain. He will be reevaluated tomorrow.

  • Anibal Sanchez exits start with right pectoral strain

    Hardball Talk "Bad news for the first-place Tigers, as right-hander Anibal Sanchez was forced to exit his start against the Blue Jays last night due to a strain of his right pectoral muscle. Sanchez was in obvious discomfort after he attempted a pickoff throw to first base with two outs in the fifth inning...." August 09

  • Tigers' Torii Hunter: Sore left hand isn't going to hold me back

    Detroit Free Press "Torii Hunter returned to the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, after wearing a padded batting glove in early batting practice. Hunter started in rightfield and batted fifth, behind Victor Martinez and in front of J.D. Martinez, who started in left. Hunter said he immediately thought his..." August 09

  • Detroit Tigers 5, Toronto 4: Back-to-back homers in 9th lift Tigers to victory

    Detroit Free Press "It didn’t look good for the Tigers, failing to drive in some early runs, falling behind 4-0 and seeing starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez leave in the fifth inning with a right pectoralis strain. But back-to-back home runs by Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez in the ninth inning propelled the..." August 09

  • Shane Greene dominates Tigers to keep Yankees streaking

    New York Post "Shane Greene’s gem was no longer under his thumb. Eight-plus innings of shutout pitching were complete and he was seated in the dugout watching David Robertson attempt to close out the meat of the Tigers’ lineup. “That’s his job,’’ Greene said of Robertson being asked to protect a one-run lead..." August 08

  • Yankees beat Tigers, struggling ace Justin Verlander but Mark Teixeira hurts hand

    New York Daily News "Mark Teixeira spread his arms out wide, a helpful hint to the plate umpire. But he was grimacing at the same time because he had just jammed his left hand into the catcher’s spikes and his pinkie was slashed on a play at home in the eighth inning Wednesday night. Teixeira scored an insurance..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Detroit 4, New York 3 (12 innings): Alex Avila's homer wins it for David Price, Tigers

    Detroit Free Press "Alex Avila hit an extra-inning solo home run in the 12th inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 win against the New York Yankees tonight. Earlier in the game, Torii Hunter took a pitch to the back of his left hand and thought, for a few moments, his season was finished (it’s just a contusion,..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

  • Report: Tigers sign relief pitcher Jim Johnson to minor-league deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers continue to try to improve in the bullpen. They made what appears to be a low-risk move Tuesday afternoon. The Tigers have signed relief pitcher Jim Johnson to a minor-league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports.com. Johnson had 51 saves in 2012 and 50 in 2013..." August 05

  • 16d
    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • David Price: 'I know I can pitch in the postseason'

    CBSSports.com "David Price will make his first start for the Tigers on Tuesday night, but Detroit didn't acquire him in a three-team trade with the Rays and Mariners for the regular season. They already have a comfortable five-game lead in the AL Central. No, the Tigers swung the trade for Price because they..." August 05

  • Detroit's Anibal Sanchez strikes out 12 in shutout of Colorado

    Michigan Live "It doesn't matter what jersey he's wearing. Anibal Sanchez owns the Colorado Rockies. Sanchez -- who was 3-0 as a Marlin but had never faced the Rockies as a Detroit Tiger -- pitched seven shutout innings Sunday in a 4-0 win over Colorado. Sanchez (8-5) retired the first seven batters he..." August 04

  • Tigers become first team since 2006 to score in every inning

    CBSSports.com "The Tigers pounded the Rockies on Saturday (DET 11, COL 5), and in the process they scored in all eight of their offensive innings. They didn't have to bat in the ninth because it was a home game. Detroit is the first team to score in every inning since the Yankees did it to the Blue Jays in..." August 04

  • Detroit 11, Colorado 5: David Price watches as Rick Porcello improves to 13-5

    Detroit Free Press "David Price has a big challenge in front of him. Help the Tigers to the world title? Well, yes. But before that he faces a different uphill climb: Catching up to Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello for most wins on the Tigers staff. Price arrives with an 11-8 mark. Porcello joined Scherzer in a..." August 03

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