Tigers Rumors & News

  • The details of Rangers' Yu Darvish's 10-team no-trade list

    MLB Trade Rumors "At some point within the next five days the Rangers will make the franchise-altering decision whether to trade staff ace Yu Darvish. Texas is 49-51 this season and 3 1/2 games back of the second AL wild card spot. There are four teams ahead of them in the standings. FanGraphs put their postseason..." July 26

  • Tigers have decisions to make as big sellers

    MLB.com "The White Sox already have dealt away most of their veteran trade candidates. Publicly, the Rangers suggest they may not sell at all. That leaves the Tigers at the center of the ongoing non-waiver Trade Deadline drama as much as any non-contender, with the possible exception of the A's. Yes,..." July 26

  • Tigers, Brewers reportedly talking trade involving both Ian Kinsler, Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers may have the Detroit Tigers to shout out if they hang on to win the National League Central. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Tuesday, the two teams are having discussions on a trade involving Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler as well as Tigers closer..." July 26

  • Money still a big factor as Tigers approach trade deadline

    Detroit Free Press "Today in the Detroit Tigers and trade deadline talks: Money. And no matter which way you look at it, money remains the biggest factor influencing the team and their trade plans. General manager Al Avila has been up front about the Tigers' desire to scale back payroll. But in nearly every..." July 26

  • Justin Verlander admits - briefly - Detroit Tigers tenure may now be over

    Detroit Free Press "There was a moment, however fleeting, that Justin Verlander wants to share with you. It came after the top of the seventh inning on Monday night, after the 119th pitch of his night, a 98 m.p.h. fastball, was caught in centerfield. It was in the back of his mind – has been for quite some time..." July 25

  • Some GMs like to deal with each other -- and some don't

    ESPN "Every baseball executive understood by mid-June that Washington general manager Mike Rizzo needed bullpen help -- again -- to help plug the gap at closer. But Rizzo’s choices were far less than perfect, certainly less attractive than in 2016 when he talked about deals involving Aroldis Chapman and..." July 25

  • Justin Verlander Trade Talks Reportedly Involve Cubs, Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Monday that the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs have been engaged in trade talks involving starting pitcher Justin Verlander and catcher Alex Avila. Verlander would be the second big-name pitching acquisition for the Cubs after previously landing Jose Quintana..." July 24

  • Brewers reportedly looking into adding Tigers' Ian Kinsler

    CBS Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers entered the weekend with a 52-47 record, a game ahead of the Chicago Cubs and two up on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brewers have been fading lately, losing six in a row. Yet that isn't stopping Milwaukee's front office from pursuing potential upgrades. Take Buster Olney's..." July 22

  • Brewers aggressively pursuing Justin Wilson

    Larry Brown Sports "The Milwaukee Brewers seem to have zeroed in on their new bullpen messiah. Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports reports on Friday that the Brewers are “aggressive” in trade talks with the Detroit Tigers for closer Justin Wilson. The 29-year-old lefty Wilson has a 2.75 ERA with 10 saves in 12..." July 22

  • Miguel Cabrera leaves Friday's game after taking grounder off chest

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera exited Friday’s game after being hit in the chest by a ground ball. Cabrera was diagnosed with a contusion on his right clavicle. X-rays were negative. He is listed as day to day. Robbie Grossman’s grounder to first in the fourth inning took a..." July 22

  • With 3B market thin, could Ian Kinsler emerge as possible Red Sox target?

    WEEI Boston "It’s no secret that the Red Sox have been looking for third base help. The Pablo Sandoval experiment reached its bitter end this week, Brock Holt is still finding his footing after missing nearly three months, and despite a strong July from Deven Marrero, the team is openly looking for upgrades..." July 21

  • Brewers reportedly monitoring Tigers' Verlander

    CBS Sports "The Brewers have seen their lead in the NL Central whittled down since the break, and that has increased the pressure on the Milwaukee front office to fortify the roster leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Even with Chase Anderson slowly working his way back from injury, the..." July 20

  • Astros in talks with A's on Sonny Gray; Verlander a fallback option

    CBS Sports "The Astros are running away with the AL West, but they're still looking to fortify their roster leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline in the hopes of a deep playoff run. Specifically, the Astros want to add some rotation help before July 31. We've known for time that Houston had eyes for..." July 20

  • Tigers weigh closer options if Justin Wilson is dealt

    Detroit News "His reluctance to get into the issue was understandable. There would be nothing gained by commenting on a hypothetical situation, regardless of its likelihood of coming to pass. Manager Brad Ausmus was asked before Tuesday’s game if he’d given any thought to who might close games in the event..." July 19

  • Tigers OF J.D. Martinez traded to Diamondbacks for prospects

    ESPN "The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for three prospects. The Tigers will receive infield prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King from Arizona. Lugo was the fourth-ranked prospect in the Diamondbacks' system, according to..." July 19

  • Tigers Willing To Include Cash In Justin Verlander Trade

    Real GM Baseball "The Detroit Tigers are willing to discuss Justin Verlander in trade talks and have softened their stance on including cash in a possible deal. Verlander is in the fifth season of a seven-year, $180 million contract that will pay him $28 million each year from now through the 2019 season. About..." July 18

  • Likely destinations for all the top stars on the block

    USA Today "The Cleveland Indians witnessed it first-hand over the weekend, and would love to stuff him in their overhead compartment Wednesday afternoon when they fly home from the Bay Area after a week-long stay. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers can line up their playoff rotations now, with a..." July 18

  • Tigers Reportedly Willing To Include Some Cash In Verlander Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Two weeks ago, it was reported that while the Tigers were willing to discuss Justin Verlander in trades, they sought a significant prospect return and weren’t inclined to include any financial compensation to offset his sizable contract. Now, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweets that the Tigers have..." July 17

  • Chances of Tigers trading Michael Fulmer? 'Probably zero,' Avila says

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers are willing to listen to offers, but the chances of actually trading right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer appear to be very slim. Tigers general manager Al Avila appeared on MLB Network’s High Heat Program on Monday and told host Christopher Russo he will listen to offers...." July 17

  • Rays, Tigers Discussing Justin Wilson Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets that while the Rays do indeed have interest in Wilson, the prospect price is currently a bit high for them. Tampa Bay is expressing interest in a number of relievers, though, he adds. 11:10am: The Rays have legitimate interest in Tigers lefty Justin..." July 17

  • Tigers-Cubs talks over Justin Verlander never got serious

    Detroit News "Before the Cubs made a dramatic trade Thursday with the White Sox that shipped pitcher Jose Quintana to Wrigley Field, the Cubs inquired about Tigers star Justin Verlander. However, a source familiar with the two clubs’ conversation say there was no formal Cubs offer. No Cubs prospects were..." July 16

  • Rockies interested in Tigers' Martinez

    CBS Sports "The Colorado Rockies entered play on Sunday 52-41 and in sole possession of the second wild-card spot in the National League, up 5 1/2 games on the Chicago Cubs, their closest competitor. Yet the Rockies would obviously like to put more distance between themselves and the pack. One way they..." July 16

  • Alex Rodriguez Thinks Red Sox Will Acquire Miguel Cabrera At Trade Deadline

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox find themselves in first place in the American League East as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. And while the Red Sox certainly are in a good position, one baseball analyst believes they will be adding some star power at the deadline. Former New York Yankees..." July 16

  • What was said in Tigers' team meeting? 'None of your damn business'

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers held a team meeting at 3 p.m. this afternoon, then declined to give any details about what was discussed. Reporters were notified the clubhouse would be closed for the meeting. A sign said it was for players and coaches only. Some position players were in the clubhouse..." July 16

  • Fulmer confident Tigers won't trade him despite rumors

    Detroit Free Press "Right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer is not concerned about being traded by the Detroit Tigers. It seems preposterous that the Tigers would consider dealing Fulmer, who is coming off his first All-Star experience and was the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year. “I heard it,” Fulmer said..." July 15

  • Diamondbacks Reportedly Interested in J.D. Martinez Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly interested in Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez ahead of the MLB trade deadline. Jon Morosi of the MLB Network first reported the D-backs' pursuit of Martinez but noted discussions between the sides are "not serious yet."" July 15

  • Metallica concert leaves trampled outfield turf at Comerica Park

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers returned from a week off on Friday to find a large brown stripe running across their normally pristine outfield at Comerica Park. Metallica and thousands of fans of the legendary metal band had been here while they were gone. The concert on Wednesday night, combined with..." July 14

  • Verlander market is thin but other Tigers getting noticed

    Fanrag Sports "After much anticipation over former MVP Justin Verlander hitting the trade market, Verlander isn’t drawing much, if any, trade interest now, according to sources. This is the case for a combination of reasons. He isn’t having nearly the same year he had last year, he makes $28 million a year..." July 13

  • 2017 World Series Odds for Every MLB Team at the All-Star Break

    Bleacher Report "As MLB takes an All-Star-break breather, a clear crop of World Series contenders has surfaced above a crowd of playoff candidates. Even if the entire American League stays alive well past the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, one distinct favorite hovers a step over three other potent title..." July 12

  • Is Michael Fulmer untouchable or on the table?

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tiger who could fetch the biggest return on the open market isn't J.D. Martinez or Justin Wilson or Justin Verlander. No, the real prize on the Tigers roster is Michael Fulmer. The 2016 American League Rookie of the Year and 2017 All-Star is talented, young, cheap and under team..." July 12

  • Tigers try to compete with front office in sell mode

    Detroit News "A helpful hint for any team with a 39-48 record sitting a game from last place in the American League Central Division is to perhaps consider the future. And that, in fact, is the Tigers’ plan in 2017, even if you won’t find any public proclamations to that effect from manager Brad Ausmus or..." July 12

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred reveals the league may expand to these three cities

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is considering making the big leagues even bigger. While taking questions at Monday's FanFest, Manfred discussed the idea of possible expansion in the league's future. He mentioned three cities that could someday find themselves with an MLB..." July 11

  • Report: Chicago Cubs offered Kyle Schwarber in trade for Detroit Tigers Michael Fulmer

    UPI "The Chicago Cubs are interested in trading for Michael Fulmer and not Justin Verlander, according to a report. Sources told Jim Bowden, of SiriusXM Radio, that the Cubs called the Detroit Tigers about their interest in Fulmer and Daniel Norris. Sources told Bowden that the team "wanted" Fulmer..." July 11

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera protests Venezuelan 'dictators,' but worried about family

    ESPN "Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera, in a series of videos posted to his Instagram account Monday, railed against corruption in Venezuela in addition to making pleas to protect his family members who live there. Amid three months of often-violent confrontations and economic turmoil in the..." July 11

  • Miguel Cabrera speaks out against constant trade rumors

    Sportsnaut "Trade rumors are persistent in Major League Baseball, especially in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline. But how are they received by the players? Miguel Cabrera — whose Detroit Tigers have been at the center of many rumors in 2017 — shed some light on that before Sunday’s game...." July 10

  • The Dodgers and Nationals are interested in Justin Wilson

    Hardball Talk "With the trade deadline drawing ever nearer, both the Dodgers and Nationals have started to set their sights on potential pitching reinforcements. That includes Tigers’ powerhouse lefty reliever Justin Wilson, though FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal notes that the club may be reluctant to sell at the..." July 09

  • Dodgers could trade for JD Martinez?

    Larry Brown Sports "JD Martinez may be on his last legs in Detroit, and one powerhouse is lurking as a possible landing spot. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press writes on Saturday that the Los Angeles Dodgers “seem like an obvious fit” for the Tigers outfielder, noting that the two teams had discussions..." July 09

  • Verlander on trade talk: ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire’

    CBS Detroit "The situation isn’t in Justin Verlander’s control. Except, of course, that it is. If the Tigers strike a deal for their ace in the coming month, Verlander will have the power to veto it. Rumors have intensified in the past few days with the Tigers struggling to stay afloat in the A.L...." July 06

  • Detroit Tigers future hinges on Al Avila's Justin Verlander quandary

    Detroit Free Press "Put your projection hat on: Are the Detroit Tigers closer to being a last-place team or a playoff team in 2018? That’s the whole issue, isn’t it? The Tigers are stuck in neutral. It’s obvious they’re not a playoff team. It’s just as obvious GM Al Avila should play the long game between..." July 06

  • Tigers want huge return for Verlander, won't retain salary

    ESPN "Despite a down year from ace Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers don't seem to be lowering their asking price on the right-hander. There's a perception among teams that have inquired on Verlander that the Tigers are looking for a "big, big, big return without salary offset," ESPN's Buster..." July 05

  • Five MLB teams that should sell at the trade deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The second wild card in Major League Baseball has made the trade deadline even more interesting and complex. There are typically more buyers and fewer sellers by virtue of more teams being in contention for the extra playoff spots. There are, however, a handful of teams that are either on the..." July 05

  • Could Justin Upton exercise opt-out after this year?

    Michigan Live "Justin Upton showed no ill effects on Tuesday from the soreness that kept him out of the last three games. He returned on the Fourth of July to reach base in all four at-bats, double twice and drive in the go-ahead runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning. The three days off, in..." July 05

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera leaves game with tightness in left hip

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Tuesday's game in the seventh inning after experiencing left hip tightness, the team said. Andrew Romine replaced him at first base. After the game, manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera was removed as a precaution and that he expected him to be..." July 05

  • Tigers Sign First-Rounder Alex Faedo

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have signed first-round draft pick Alex Faedo, MLBPipeline.com’s Jonathan Mayo reports (Twitter link). Financial terms aren’t yet known, though the 18th overall pick carries a slot value of $3,214,600. Tony Paul of the Detroit News reported yesterday that Faedo was in Detroit and..." July 04

  • Tigers eying 'big, big' return in Justin Verlander trade

    247 Sports "The Detroit Tigers might be looking to trade Justin Verlander at the impending MLB trade deadline, and if they do, they are looking for the moon in return. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the perception among teams looking at Verlander is the Tigers want a major return without much salary..." July 04

  • Dan Shulman leaving ESPN 'Sunday Night Baseball' broadcast, staying at network

    USA Today "Dan Shulman will step away as voice of ESPN’s "Sunday Night Baseball" at season’s end, the network confirmed late Monday night. Shulman, who has served as the play-by-play commentator for ESPN’s weekly featured MLB broadcast since 2011, broke news of his departure to Sports Illustrated in an..." July 04

  • Cubs reportedly eyeing Tigers' Verlander, Avila

    CBS Sports "The reigning champion Cubs are presently a disappointing 42-40 on the season, but thanks to the surrounding mediocrity in the NL Central they're still very much in the race. They do, however, need roster improvements, and that's why they're expected to be an active buyer leading up to the July 31..." July 04

  • Umpire Angel Hernandez sues MLB over discrimination, treatment by Joe Torre

    ESPN "MLB umpire Angel Hernandez is suing the league and the commissioner's office, alleging that a long-simmering personal vendetta between him and Joe Torre, as well as racial discrimination, has hindered his career advancement. In the suit filed Monday in Ohio, Hernandez claims that Torre, MLB's..." July 04

  • Justin Verlander snaps epic streak of 331 starts with at least one strikeout

    Sportsnaut "Dating back to May 4 of 2007, Justin Verlander had struck out at least one batter in every single start, a streak that spanned 331 starts. Unfortunately, the Detroit Tigers pitcher has seen that epic streak come to an end. Verlander was replaced by Chad Bell in the bottom of the fourth..." July 02

  • Cubs, Blue Jays interested in Tigers catcher Alex Avila

    Hardball Talk "Building on that stuff we were talking about yesterday regarding the sub-.500 Tigers possible selling off parts and rebuilding comes a report from Jon Morosi about Tigers catcher Alex Avila. Morosi says that Avila is A”on the radar” of teams looking for catching help, including the Cubs and Blue..." June 30

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