Tigers Rumors & News

  • Avila: September call-ups will be based on Tigers' needs

    Detroit News "General manager Al Avila made it clear before the game Wednesday that the September call-ups aren’t a charity action or a reward for being a solid organizational soldier this season. “The guys we call up, it’s not going to be because, ‘Hey, this guy is nice or he’s a good guy.’ If we bring a..." August 26

  • Upton, Verlander power Tigers past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus isn't a big fan of four-out saves. He will, however, do it if necessary. And Friday night, the Detroit manager felt a four-save was required to help nail down the Tigers 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, their fifth win in a row. Justin Upton hit his..." August 26

  • Tigers' Aybar may keep playing SS when Jose Iglesias returns

    Detroit Free Press "Jose Iglesias is expected to return to the Detroit Tigers on Friday, when they begin a six-game home stand with a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wouldn’t say for sure if it would happen, instead saying if Iglesias' hamstring was still bothering him,..." August 26

  • Tigers complete sweep of skidding Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Needing a triple to complete the cycle, Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann said he couldn't help but harken back to last September, when he hit one of his six career three-base hits to right-center at Target Field. McCann couldn't muster that magic again, settling instead for..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Tigers overpower Twins, 8-3

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson struggling with his control and his consistency, the Detroit Tigers waited out the right-hander before finally pouncing in the sixth inning in an 8-3 win at Target Field on Tuesday night. Gibson allowed just two runs through five, but..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Tigers release Bobby Parnell after he clears waivers

    Today's Knuckleball "The Detroit Tigers announced on Tuesday afternoon that right-handed relief pitcher Bobby Parnell has cleared waivers and has been subsequently released by the club. The veteran right-hander was originally designated for assignment last week when the club promoted outfielder Alex Presley from..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Ortiz goes deep as Red Sox down Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Records continue to fall for David Ortiz like his home runs rain down from the sky. Ortiz swatted his 29th home run of the season with a man on in the fifth inning Saturday night to reach 1,500 RBIs with Boston and also had a key third-inning single to lead the Red Sox to a..." August 21

  • Upton's two homers lead Tigers past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- A short break appears to have gotten Justin Upton back on the fast track. Upton, in his second game back from a three-game hiatus to hit the mental reset button on a disappointing season, cracked a pair of three-run home runs Sunday to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-5 victory..." August 21

  • Once a Tigers rookie phenom, Verlander takes Fulmer under his wing

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander didn’t really know who Michael Fulmer was when spring training began. He had heard about the big rookie right-handed pitcher, the one with the big beard who was the biggest prospect the Detroit Tigers added in last year’s trade deadline sell-off. But this spring training,..." August 19

  • Porcello, Red Sox shut down Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Rick Porcello says he's more concerned about winning games for the Boston Red Sox than beating his former team, the Detroit Tigers. Porcello overpowered his old teammates, restricting them to four hits over seven innings Friday night and got big-bat support from David Ortiz,..." August 19

  • The Tigers benched Justin Upton on Thursday, the second of three planned off days

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder Justin Upton was once again absent from the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon’s game against the Red Sox. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus plans to sit him for Friday’s game too in order to clear his head and “hit the reset button,” Mlive.com’s Evan Woodbery reports. Upton, 28, has..." August 19

  • Tigers Designate Bobby Parnell For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced that they have designated right-hander Bobby Parnell for assignment and selected the contract of veteran outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo. Parnell’s DFA creates a spot on the 40-man roster for Presley, and he’ll be added to the big league roster at the expense of..." August 18

  • Tigers halt Boston's six-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus was thankful things worked out. The Detroit Tigers' manager didn't relish the thought of playing extra innings with his top two run producers out of the game. Ausmus pinch-ran for Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday and was..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Tigers definitely messing with Red Sox over schedule, and here’s proof

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox believe the Tigers manipulated the schedule to gain a competitive advantage on Thursday by playing a 1 p.m. game despite the Red Sox playing at 7 p.m. in Baltimore a night earlier. Defenders of the Tigers have contorted themselves into nothing-to-see-here pretzels by noting that the..." August 18

  • Hosmer's homer caps Royals' rally against Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Eric Hosmer allowed the Kansas City Royals to relax by breaking up Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid. In his next at-bat, he won the game for them. Hosmer hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the ninth to give the streaking Royals a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday at Comerica..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Justin Verlander weighs in on ugly history with new teammate Erick Aybar

    Sportress of Blogitude "Justin Verlander and new teammate Erick Aybar have a shared history, something that created the potential for serious awkwardness in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. But the Tigers ace, in the interest of team harmony, insists that it’s time to move on from the arguable ugliness that transpired..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Mondesi hits 1st MLB homer, Royals top Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Raul Mondesi has proven over a short period that he's adept at playing small ball. The Kansas City Royals rookie changed his approach and flashed some power on Tuesday against one of the major league's premier pitchers. Mondesi blasted his first career home run off Detroit Tigers..." August 16

  • Tigers stick it to the Red Sox by refusing to honor a simple request

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox face a brutal little stretch of games this week, partly because of bad luck, partly because of unfortunate scheduling and partly because of the Detroit Tigers' stubbornness. Boston played one game in Cleveland on Monday to make up for a rain out earlier in the season, before..." August 16

  • Kennedy pitches Royals to win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Ian Kennedy deserved to break his winless streak a little sooner, considering how well he has pitched in recent starts. The Kansas City Royals right-hander finally got enough support from his teammates to end his drought. Kennedy tossed 6 2/3 strong innings to collect his first..." August 15

  • Tigers halt five-game skid behind Boyd

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Tigers starter Matt Boyd faced quite a challenge Saturday night. Not only was he pitching opposite a Cy Young candidate, but he had to deal with the potent Texas Rangers' offense. Boyd bested both. The left-hander outdueled Cole Hamels and the Tigers snapped..." August 14

  • Detroit Tigers’ Jordan Zimmermann to take it slow

    Detroit Free Press "In Jordan Zimmermann’s words: “I tried to be a superhero,” he said. The Tigers’ right-handed starter wasn’t fully recovered from a right neck strain that forced him to miss a month, not quite himself after two minor league injury rehabilitation starts with Triple-A Toledo, but still, his foot..." August 14

  • Fulmer tosses first shutout as Tigers rout Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer came into the dugout after the eighth inning and didn't alter his routine with a possible complete-game shutout on the table. Perhaps more importantly, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus didn't think twice about sending Fulmer back out..." August 14

  • Lucroy's two HRs power Rangers' 8-5 win

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jonathan Lucroy sure feels at home in his new one. Lucroy drilled two home runs, Yu Darvish won his first game since June 3 and the Texas Rangers outslugged the Detroit Tigers 8-5 on Friday night at Globe Life Park. "Just go out and play hard," Lucroy said after his..." August 13

  • Cruz blast helps Mariners top Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners went into the July 31 trade deadline with a seller's mentality, dealing two established relievers and a member of their starting rotation for younger, cheaper talent. A 10-game homestand later, the Mariners have somehow turned themselves into an unlikely..." August 11

  • Seager, M's pull out 15-inning win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Kyle Seager was kicking himself after a sixth-inning strikeout left the bases loaded and squandered one of several opportunities for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Little did Seager know, he would get plenty of additional chances. In the longest game played by either..." August 10

  • Iwakuma, Mariners shut out Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Thirty-five-year-old starter Hisashi Iwakuma looked as if he had thrown his last pitch for the Seattle Mariners when he signed a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers in early December. When he failed a physical with the Dodgers, there seemed to be a possibility that he had..." August 09

  • Tigers' Castellanos out 4-7 weeks with broken hand

    Detroit News "The Tigers just can't seem to shake the injuries, both big and nagging. J.D. Martinez returned in a big way this week, but Cameron Maybin missed a third straight game Saturday with his jammed thumb. Then, in the fourth inning of the game against the New York Mets, third baseman Nick..." August 07

  • Not again: Jordan Zimmermann back on DL

    Detroit News "Tigers veteran starter Jordan Zimmermann strolled through the clubhouse several hours before Saturday night's game. There wasn't a hint of a smile on his face. Now we know why. After Saturday's 6-5 victory over the New York Mets, the Tigers announced Zimmermann — just one awful, 1.2-inning..." August 07

  • Walker's two-run blast in ninth lifts Mets past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The New York Mets hope Michael Conforto is on his way back to being Michael Conforto. Neil Walker hit a game-deciding two-run home run off Detroit's closer Francisco Rodriguez with nobody out in the ninth inning Sunday to power the Mets to just their fourth win in 12 games with a..." August 07

  • Hot Tigers chalk up another win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers got a win and suffered a loss, all in the same game. Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a double and a single to reach 74 RBIs and then watched a 6-1 lead slowly shrink away Saturday night before Detroit held on to beat the New York Mets 6-5 for its 10th..." August 06

  • Detroit Tigers get good news on Jordan Zimmermann injury

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers received good news on Jordan Zimmermann today. A MRI test on Zimmermann’s right lat came back clean, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, and Zimmermann is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday. The team is not sure whether Zimmermann will avoid..." August 05

  • Martinez's homer helps Tigers top Mets

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Noah Syndergaard went soft -- and that made it too hard for the New York Mets to beat the Detroit Tigers. Victor Martinez smashed a long two-run homer and James McCann added an RBI single in a three-run fourth inning that brought Detroit from behind to a 4-3 victory over the Mets..." August 05

  • Maybin compares Tigers to Python: 'We just keep squeezing'

    The Score "It was Cameron Maybin's father who first mentioned the likeness between the Detroit Tigers and a python, and the center fielder immediately knew it rang true. "You can try to get away but we just keep squeezing, keep squeezing and we keep squeezing and eventually until it seems like we kinda..." August 04

  • Zimmermann to undergo MRI on right lat

    The Score "After allowing six runs in just 1 2/3 innings Thursday against the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann will undergo an MRI after injuring his right lat in the first inning, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters. Zimmermann was activated from the 15-day disabled list..." August 04

  • White Sox halt Tigers' eight-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Jose Quintana got some early run support and Jose Abreu broke his homerless drought. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura had trouble deciding which sight he enjoyed the most. The White Sox's offense, which often goes cold when Quintana is on the mound, provided the..." August 04

  • J.D. Martinez's blast powers Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- J.D. Martinez couldn't believe the standing ovation he received when he stepped to the plate. Moments later, he ignited the home crowd again with a game-changing blast. Martinez launched a go-ahead, solo home run in his first at-bat since June 16, lifting the Detroit Tigers to..." August 03

  • Cabrera, Tigers help Sanchez to first win since April

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez returned to the Detroit Tigers rotation by default. Injuries to other starting pitchers gave the struggling Sanchez a reprieve and he's finally taking advantage of his second chance. Sanchez collected his first win as a starter since April and Miguel Cabrera had..." August 02

  • Tigers' interest in trading for starting pitcher increasing

    Detroit Free Press "The trade deadline is Monday and with the Detroit Tigers reeling off five straight wins, the question of whether they'll try to add a piece looms larger by the hour. At least one reporter has learned that the Tigers are debating that question, with a few names, or arms, in mind. Fox Sports'..." August 01

  • Cabrera hits two homers as Tigers rout Astros

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Games sometimes go on within the games. It wasn't a good weekend for the Houston Astros. The Detroit Tigers thumped them again Sunday 11-0, with Miguel Cabrera hitting two home runs in a four-RBI day, James McCann belting a grand slam, Justin Upton hitting a solo shot..." July 31

  • Tigers rally in ninth to slay Astros

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- A two-run rally by Detroit with two out and nobody on in the ninth was about as startling as watching Justin Verlander lose a two-hit shutout by giving up two runs to Houston in the top of the ninth. Jose Iglesias beat out a single to first with two outs in the ninth to score..." July 30

  • Tigers rout Astros behind Collins, Upton

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- It was punch and counterpunch until Tyler Collins delivered a knockout blow. Jose Altuve delivered a two-run homer for Houston with two out in the first inning Friday night but Detroit squared the score with two in the bottom of the first and the Tigers blew the game open with a..." July 29

  • Lucroy market heating up, Tigers involved

    CBS Sports "The Tigers are among the teams that have talked to the Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Detroit may not have the farm system depth to swing a trade for Lucroy, but you can't blame them for trying. James McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia have combined to..." July 28

  • Rodriguez closes out another Tigers' win in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- There's no such thing as a comfortable save situation, but Francisco Rodriguez's presence on the mound can certainly take the pressure off. Rodriguez navigated a couple of tough assignments with ease over the past two days, recording a four-out save Monday before securing another..." July 27