Tigers Rumors & News

  • Things go from bad to worse for the Tigers as Ian Kinsler lands on disabled list

    CBS Sports "Friday night, the Detroit Tigers dropped their series opener against the Chicago White Sox (CWS 8, DET 2) at Guaranteed Rate Field, and they lost more than the game. Second baseman Ian Kinsler was removed from the game with a nagging left hamstring issue. On Saturday, the club placed Kinsler on..." May 27

  • Brad Ausmus finally breaks silence on Tigers' schedule: 'I think it's awful, actually'

    Detroit Free Press "Brad Ausmus has had plenty of opportunities over the past five days to complain about the Detroit Tigers’ schedule. As of Friday afternoon, he had yet to use one. The message from Ausmus’ chair in the visiting manager’s office during the team’s most grueling stretch of the season was: We’ll..." May 27

  • If the Tigers are sub-.500 at the end of June it’ll be fire sale time

    Hardball Talk "Jon Morosi reports that that the Detroit Tigers will make all veterans available via trade if they’re still under .500 by the end of June. This was the position they entered the offseason with — everyone is available! — but they ended up gearing up for one more push with the core of veterans..." May 26

  • 10 best young players in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2017 MLB regular season is nearly two months old and perhaps more than anything else, it’s clear the new crop of talent is among the best we’ve seen in years, if not decades. Young stars line rosters, rookies are the center of attention, and that has created a universal excitement around the..." May 24

  • Former Tigers OF Anthony Gose throws 99 mph in minor league pitching debut

    ESPN "Anthony Gose, a former major league outfielder who was converted to a pitcher earlier this year, was clocked throwing 99 mph in his minor league pitching debut Monday, according to a Detroit Tigers official. Dan Lauer, the assistant general manager for the Tigers' Class-A affiliate, tweeted..." May 23

  • Anibal Sanchez accepts optional assignment to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers announced on Monday that pitcher Anibal Sanchez has accepted an optional assignment to Triple-A Toledo. Pitcher Warwick Saupold was recalled from Toledo to take Sanchez’s roster spot. Sanchez, 33, continued to struggle this season pitching out of the bullpen. He gave up 26 runs (21..." May 23

  • Tigers' Ausmus: If Miggy were stealing signs, he wouldn't be blatant about it

    Detroit Free Press "It was more than just an ordinary back-and-forth between a runner and a pitcher. But that's the case anytime Detroit Tigers All-Star Miguel Cabrera is involved. Cabrera, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the Tigers' 5-2 loss Sunday at Comerica Park got into a bit of a shouting match with Rangers..." May 22

  • Miguel Cabrera, Sam Dyson at odds over sign stealing accusation

    Yardbarker "Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations. The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Dyson was not happy..." May 22

  • How did Tigers backup catcher Alex Avila become one of the best hitters around (for now)?

    Detroit Free Press "How did he do this? How did Alex Avila climb to the top of the major league standings? Why is he hitting the ball so well? Maybe, it’s because he is healthy. Maybe, it’s because he’s more aggressive. Maybe, it’s because he has a more consistent swing. Maybe, it’s because he’s spraying the..." May 22

  • The 15 best MLB players who could be traded this summer

    Fox Sports "The MLB trade deadline is a ways away — it's not until July 31. But a quarter of the way through the MLB season, it's clear that some teams are evaluating their options to buy or sell this summer. Selling is not a decision that comes easy and no team already finds itself in a position to..." May 20

  • Chris Ilitch approved as Tigers' controlling owner

    Sporting News "Chris Ilitch was unanimously approved Thursday as the new controlling owner of the Detroit Tigers after a vote. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement during a quarterly owners meeting. After former Tigers owner Mike Ilitch died in February at age 87, Ilitch..." May 18

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Davis homers twice in extra innings, lifts O's over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Chris Davis got some extra time Tuesday to show off his revived power stroke. He needed to deliver a pair of long balls to finish off a 5-hour, 19-inning marathon. Davis smashed his second homer in as many innings, a two-run shot in the 13th, and the Baltimore Orioles..." May 17

  • Tigers sign veteran OF Matt den Dekker to minor-league deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent outfielder Matt den Dekker Tuesday and assigned him to Triple-A Toledo. den Dekker, 29, will help replace Juan Carlos Perez, who is out after recently undergoing hand surgery. A left-handed batter, den Dekker has had stints with the New York Mets,..." May 16

  • Martinez powers Tigers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez said the ailing right foot that caused him to miss the first 33 games of 2017 is "still sore and achy." Saturday night, the Los Angeles Angels were the ones feeling achy after Martinez clubbed his first two home runs of the season in..." May 14

  • Maybin fired up about Lions 4th-round pick – his cousin

    Detroit News "Cameron Maybin wasn’t much interested in talking about last season or the Tigers’ decision to trade him to the Angels. But his eyes lit up when the topic turned to his cousin — Jalen Reeves-Maybin, a fourth-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions. “I call him my little big cousin,” Maybin said..." May 14

  • Angels shut down Tigers behind Shoemaker

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There's something about the Detroit Tigers' uniform that brings out the best in Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw six scoreless innings, Luis Valbuena and Mike Trout homered, and the Los Angeles Angels cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Tigers on Friday night at Angel..." May 13

  • Tigers activate J.D. Martinez from the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Tigers’ outfielder J.D. Martinez is poised to make his season debut after being activated off the 10-day disabled list on Friday. He was diagnosed with a Lisfranc ligament sprain in his right foot back in mid-March, when he rolled his foot while trying to make a catch during a Grapefruit League..." May 13

  • Fulmer, Tigers shut down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Many Rookie of the Year winners struggle in their sophomore seasons. Michael Fulmer does not appear to be one of them. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year continued his exemplary pitching Thursday night, allowing the Los Angeles Angels three hits in seven..." May 12

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Yardbarker "The MLB trade deadline is nearly two and a half months away, but it isn’t too early to start assessing the market. Teams are off to good and bad starts, and those struggling may soon have to confront the reality that they’re just not going to contend this season. Those that aren’t going to..." May 12

  • Godley shines as D-backs dump Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Recalled to make a spot start Wednesday, Arizona right-hander Zack Godley may have pitched himself into a spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation. Godley gave up one run and four hits in seven innings and the Diamondbacks used home runs from Nick Ahmed, Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Verlander powers Tigers past Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander felt a little too fresh while pitching on six days' rest Tuesday, but that did not keep him from another victory ... or more 99 mph heat. Verlander gave up three runs in six-plus innings while striking out seven in his second straight victory,..." May 10

  • The Detroit Tigers Finally Realize It's Now or Never

    The Big Lead "After nearly two decades of consistent ineptitude, the Detroit Tigers captured lightning in a bottle and won 76 of their first 112 games in 2006. They rebounded from a historic collapse that saw a division crown slip away to the Minnesota Twins by going 7-1 in the first two round of the playoffs...." May 10

  • Justin Wilson named new Tigers' closer, replacing Francisco Rodriguez

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have a new closer. Left-hander Justin Wilson will replace Francisco Rodriguez as the Tigers' primary reliever in the ninth inning, manager Brad Ausmus said before Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Rodriguez has blown four saves this season,..." May 10

  • Tigers release James Loney on his birthday

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have released first baseman James Loney, as announced by the club’s Triple-A affiliate in Toledo (hat tip to John Wagner of the Toledo Blade). The move was made to create a roster spot for JaCoby Jones, who was assigned to Triple-A after his Tigers DL stint ended. The news makes for..." May 08

  • Rosales' walk-off single lifts A's past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Not all walk-off wins are created equal. Just ask the Oakland Athletics, who were down to their last strike with two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the ninth inning but rallied to score twice and defeat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 for their first walk-off win of the..." May 07

  • Fulmer, Adduci lead Tigers past A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's safe to say that Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, wants nothing to do with a sophomore slump. Fulmer (3-1) pitched eight strong innings, leading the Tigers to a 7-2 victory overthe Oakland A's on Friday night..." May 06

  • Tigers Versus Indians Game Postponed

    CBS Detroit "Today’s scheduled game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date. All paid tickets for today’s game will be honored for the makeup date. No ticket exchange is necessary. Please visit tigers.com for..." May 04

  • Detroit Tigers expect Ian Kinsler's injury to be 'short-term'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler wouldn’t have played today because of left hamstring tightness. Kinsler left Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning because of the injury. Manager Brad Ausmus didn’t have to make out a lineup card without Kinsler,..." May 04

  • Ramirez, Carrasco lead Indians past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Carlos Carrasco didn't feel his best, but he still had enough stamina to deliver a quality start for the Cleveland Indians. Carrasco tossed six strong innings and the Indians edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday at Comerica Park. Battling a fever, Carrasco limited the Tigers..." May 03

  • Collins' homer helps Tigers defeat Indians

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers know things are going their way when Victor Martinez can lay down a bunt and beat it out for a single. Martinez has been seeing over-shifted infielders long before defensive shifts became commonplace. So Monday night in the fifth inning, he led off against..." May 02

  • Cabrera homers in return to lift Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera had one major complaint about his return from the disabled list. "Too cold," he said with a grin. The temperature might have hovered around 45 degrees but Cabrera wasted no time heating up. He hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers won their third..." May 02

  • Miguel Cabrera officially off the DL; Tigers went 4-4 while he was gone

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers officially activated Miguel Cabrera from the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday. Manager Brad Ausmus has said Cabrera will start and play first base in tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians. To make room for Cabrera, the Tigers optioned catcher/first baseman John Hicks..." May 02

  • Tigers beat White Sox to snap four-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Jordan Zimmermann hopes he has fixed some bad habits that crept in while he was hurt most of last season. Zimmermann was pegged one of the keys to Detroit's season by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus during the winter and he's off to a 3-1 start despite a 6.18 ERA. Zimmerman..." April 30

  • White Sox beat Tigers on Cabrera's HR in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The homerless droughts for Melky Cabrera and Jose Abreu ended on Saturday. That allowed the Chicago White Sox to extend their winning streak. Cabrera hit a home run to lead off the 10th inning and the White Sox pushed their winning streak to six games with a 6-4 victory over the..." April 29

  • Rays acquire RHP Drew Smith from Tigers

    Hardball Talk "The Rays acquired minor league reliever Drew Smith from the Tigers on Friday, per a team announcement. The move will close the loop on the trade the two teams began in January for backup outfielder Mikie Mahtook. Smith, 23, pitched his first full season in Single-A West Michigan in 2016,..." April 29

  • White Sox down Tigers for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria didn't consider pinch-hitting for Geovany Soto, even with slugger Jose Abreu on the bench. Renteria's confidence in the 34-year-old journeyman catcher, a career .246 hitter, paid off when Soto smacked a go-ahead, two-run single in the..." April 28

  • Struggling Francisco Rodriguez’s job seems to be secure

    Detroit Free Press "Francisco Rodriguez wasn't the reason the Detroit Tigers lost to the Mariners on Thursday. That, as manager Brad Ausmus fact-checked a reporter, fell on the flat offense. But the veteran closer again couldn't get the job done in the ninth inning, taking the loss and looking no different than he..." April 28

  • Gamel's RBI pushes Mariners past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Ben Gamel happens to be filling in for one of the hottest hitters in baseball. In his second game since being called up from the minors, Gamel delivered just like Mitch Haniger had been doing the first few weeks of the season. Gamel smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the..." April 27

  • Kinsler sparks 24-hit attack in Tigers rout of Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers may be depleted but they're not lacking pop. With four regulars out of the lineup with injuries, they scored in double digits for the second straight game. Detroit racked up 24 hits, including four home runs, and enjoyed their biggest inning in nine..." April 26

  • Mariners cool off Tigers behind Paxton

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- James Paxton has picked up a new nickname -- Big Maple. The Seattle Mariners left-hander could have earned another one on Wednesday night -- The Big Stopper. The 6-foot-4 Canadian cooled down the Detroit Tigers' offense with seven shutout innings and the Mariners rolled to an 8-0..." April 26

  • JaCoby Jones leaves game after getting hit in the face with a pitch

    Hardball Talk "Tigers’ center fielder JaCoby Jones was removed from Saturday’s game after taking a pitch to the face during the third inning. He worked a 1-2 count against Twins’ reliever Justin Haley and tried to turn away from a 90 m.p.h. pitch, but the ball caught him in the nose and mouth area. Jones ran..." April 23

  • Jones feeling fortunate after getting hit in face

    MLB.com "JaCoby Jones can distinctly recall what was going through his mind when he got up and started running toward the dugout after getting hit in the mouth by a Justin Haley pitch during the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Twins on Saturday. "I was like, 'Get up. Just don't lay on the ground,'" Jones said..." April 23

  • Mariners cut Leonys Martin: Breaking down landing spots, MLB teams with OF holes

    CBS Sports "The Mariners announced two roster moves on Sunday prior to their series finale against the A's. They recalled 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Chris Heston from Triple-A. Reliever Chase De Jong was sent to Triple-A and outfielder Leonys Martin was designated for assignment. Let's dig in on the..." April 23

  • Rosario's blast carries Twins by Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has historically been very good against the division-rival Minnesota Twins through the years. On Friday at Target Field, though, a patient Twins lineup got the better of Verlander. Minnesota drew six walks against the Detroit ace --..." April 22

  • Miguel Cabrera leaves game with right groin strain

    Hardball Talk "Tigers’ first baseman Miguel Cabrera was pulled from the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Twins with a right groin strain. Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters that the strain was sustained during Robbie Grossman‘s single in the sixth inning. The 34-year-old infielder is expected to..." April 22

  • Castellanos, Tigers outlast Twins in wild affair

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch from Minnesota Twins reliever Justin Haley on Saturday, adding some intensity to an early-season matchup between the two American League Central foes. The Tigers responded to the hit-by-pitch and a later..." April 22

  • Detroit Tigers place Miguel Cabrera on 10-day DL

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers annouced first baseman Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday afternoon. He left Friday’s 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning with a right groin sprain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera was undergoing a MRI this morning to..." April 22

  • Rays lose four-run lead but pull out 8-7 win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On a night where defensive miscues hurt both teams, the Detroit Tigers made the last mistake with a two-out throwing error in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a wild 8-7 victory Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. With the bases loaded and one out,..." April 20