Tigers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Cabrera's blast helps Tigers complete sweep of Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- There are few better ways to end a road trip than completing a sweep of a team that had never been swept. That's exactly what the Detroit Tigers did Wednesday when they beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Miguel Cabrera's tie-breaking home run in the ninth inning of the finale of the..." July 27

  • Iglesias blasts Tigers past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Jose Iglesias' first home run at Fenway Park probably came a little later than he expected. Iglesias began his career as a top prospect in the Boston Red Sox's organization, playing 98 games with the team from 2011-2013 before being traded to the Detroit Tigers. On Monday,..." July 26

  • Sale incident overshadows Tigers-White Sox suspended game

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO – The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers were tied 3-3 after eight innings before rain suspended Saturday night's game, which will be resumed before Sunday's series finale. The wet weather and gloomy forecast didn't wipe out pregame fireworks provided by the White Sox and ace Chris..." July 24

  • Eaton pivotal in pair of Sox walk-off wins vs. Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Right fielder Adam Eaton shook his head at a crazy ending to a wild weekend. On Sunday afternoon, Eaton ripped a walk-off single to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers to finish a game that had been suspended one night earlier because of rain. Later..." July 24

  • Tigers GM not anticipating any big deadline moves

    The Score "Don't expect an aesthetically-pleasing trade deadline on paper for the Detroit Tigers. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Tigers general manager Al Avila foreshadowed the club wouldn't be involved in any major trades as the Aug. 1 deadline approaches. "It's not going to be real sexy,"..." July 24

  • Cabrera makes history with 1,500th career RBI

    The Score "Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera made another addendum to his Hall of Fame resume Friday at U.S. Cellular Field, driving in the 1,500th and 1,501st runs of his career with a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox to become the fastest player in MLB history to record 400 homers and 1,500..." July 23

  • Tigers edge White Sox in 6 1/2-inning game

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers didn't exactly break out of their offensive funk, but they scored just enough runs before the showers arrived. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera homered as the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1 in a rain-shortened series opener Thursday night. Rain..." July 22

  • J.D. Martinez swings well, but throwing still hurts, delaying return

    Detroit Free Press "It looked like J.D. Martinez. It sounded like him hitting. And for the first time on his road to recovery from a broken elbow, Martinez took batting practice on the field before Thursday night’s game against the White Sox. “It’s a good sign,” Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. That..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Kepler comes through in clutch to lift Twins past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- When Max Kepler hits a home run, good things usually happen for the downtrodden Minnesota Twins. While the Twins are 24 games below .500, they're 8-1 when their rookie right fielder goes deep. Kepler did it again on Wednesday in dramatic fashion. He blasted a tie-breaking..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • Milone, Twins top Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Tommy Milone couldn't quite finish off what he started. However, he did more than enough to end the Detroit Tigers' domination of the Minnesota Twins. Milone took a shutout into the ninth inning while winning his third consecutive start, and the Twins held on for a 6-2 triumph..." July 19

  • Upton's 200th career homer lifts Tigers past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Justin Upton won't have to hear Ian Kinsler badgering him about hitting his 200th home run any longer. Upton finally reached the milestone Monday and it turned out to be a game-winner. The solo blast by the Detroit Tigers' left fielder held up in a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Twins..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Pelfrey rips himself after poor outing

    The Score "There's no sugarcoating it, Mike Pelfrey was terrible on Saturday. In an 8-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers right-hander only made it through 1 2/3 innings. In that short span, he gave up five runs on four hits and four walks without recording a strikeout. When asked..." July 17

  • Saltalamacchia's heroics sends Tigers past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia came up to the plate in the ninth inning thinking he'd get a bunt sign. Then, he anticipated that his manager might try a hit-and-run. He didn't get any of those signals. Then, he pointed everyone in the ballpark toward the exits. The Detroit Tigers..." July 17

  • Royals, Duffy pick up road win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Patience is something that Kansas City Royals hitters rarely display. They rank last in the American League in walks but when Detroit Tigers starter Mike Pelfrey got off to a sluggish start, they took a wait-and-see approach. The Royals scored five early runs with the aid of four..." July 16

  • Upton placed on bereavement list; Tigers calling up Tyler Collins

    Detroit News "The Tigers have placed outfielder Justin Upton on the bereavement list and calling up outfielder Tyler Collins from Triple A Toledo to replace him, according to multiple reports. The Toledo Blade's John Wagner was the first to report Collins was being recalled. A player placed on the list..." July 15

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • Anthony Gose was suspended, now demoted

    Detroit News "The Tigers made a decision Wednesday to retain outfielder Anthony Gose, but will send him to Double A Erie after he ran into troubles with his bat, and with his manager, Lloyd McClendon, at Triple A Toledo. The Tigers announced that Gose, 25, will report immediately to Erie following a spat..." July 13

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Anthony Gose no-shows in Toledo after dugout tiff with manager

    Detroit Free Press "Anthony Gose opted not to show up for work today. David Littlefield, vice president of player development for the Detroit Tigers, told the Free Press in a phone interview this morning that he had tried calling the Triple-A Toledo outfielder, but had not spoken to him one day after a dugout tiff..." July 11

  • Donaldson, Thole power Blue Jays past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- It's all about the starting pitching. The Toronto Blue Jays feel good about their rotation and the Detroit Tigers would like theirs to get better. That was apparent on Sunday after the Blue Jays breezed to a 6-1 victory over the Tigers. R.A. Dickey, who allowed one run..." July 10

  • Tigers looking into argument between Anthony Gose, Lloyd McClendon

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said this morning he’s aware of the argument outfielder Antony Gose had with Triple-A Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon on Saturday. “I was told what happened,” Ausmus said. “But I don’t know the details.” The Tigers are apparently still trying to get a clear..." July 10

  • Tigers To Sign Alex Presley To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Alex Presley, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo tweets. Presley is a client of Danny Burgers and Sports Pro Services. Presley collected 129 plate appearances with the Brewers this season, hitting .198/.271/.293 before being..." July 09

  • Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann: Neck was getting 'worse and worse'

    Detroit Free Press "Jordan Zimmermann said he doesn’t have thoracic outlet syndrome or any vascular issues, but has been dealing with a right neck strain for a couple of weeks. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to July 1. The Detroit Tigers right-hander just returned from St. Louis,..." July 09

  • Martinez's homer lifts Tigers to win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- When Victor Martinez homers, it usually has been a solo shot this season. His 17th homer of the season in the eighth inning Saturday afternoon came with no one on base, like 10 of his previous 16 homers, but it was all the Detroit Tigers needed. The shot to right center on a..." July 09

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Tigers to call up, start Matt Boyd on Saturday

    Today's Knuckleball "Matt Boyd hasn’t been featured enough this season to form a complete view of his ability to function on big-league mounds, but the totality of his career paints a bleak picture of what the Tigers and their fans could be in for this weekend. Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed the left-hander will be..." July 09

  • Encarnacion, Happ lead Blue Jays to seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- J.A. Happ said it was a battle against the Detroit Tigers on Friday. But the Toronto Blue Jays left-hander came through it fine as he so often has this season. With some help catcher Russell Martin and an offense that included a three-run homer from Edwin Encarnacion, Happ..." July 08

  • It’s time for the Tigers to make a decision on Mark Lowe

    Bless You Boys "Seriously, can this guy get any worse? When the Tigers signed Mark Lowe to a two-year, $13 million deal last offseason, they envisioned him locking down the eighth inning in front of closer Francisco Rodriguez. As you now know, Lowe has not done that. The Tigers bullpen has quietly been a bright..." July 07

  • Tulowitzki, Blue Jays rally past Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays are determined to go into the All-Star break in a positive way. They are doing a good job of it so far. Troy Tulowitzki hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning and had three RBIs in the game to lead the Blue Jays to a 5-4 victory over the..." July 07

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • 5 boring players the Tigers should target at the MLB trade deadline

    Bless You Boys "Under former president and general manager Dave Dombrowski, the Detroit Tigers were perennial players at the MLB trade deadline. Last-minute deals included blockbuster trades for Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez, and David Price, as well as the last minute firesale in 2015 that netted the Tigers..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Napoli's blast helps Indians end brief skid

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Some home cooking and a familiar foe were just what the Cleveland Indians needed to end their brief two-game losing streak. Mike Napoli's two-run home run in the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and lifted the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night at..." July 05

  • Daniel Norris likely headed to the disabled list; Tigers recall Buck Farmer

    Michigan Live "Daniel Norris is optimistic the injury isn't as bad this time around. Still, the Detroit Tigers pitcher appears headed to the disabled list. Norris exited Monday's 5-3 loss to the Indians with a right oblique strain, re-aggravating the same muscle he injured last fall diving for a ground ball..." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Tigers send Zimmermann to DL with neck strain

    The Score "The Detroit Tigers have sent starter Jordan Zimmermann to the 15-day disabled list with a right neck strain, retroactive to July 1. Zimmermann will be forced to miss his next two starts, including Tuesday's contest against the Cleveland Indians. He'll be eligible to return following the..." July 04

  • Tigers rally to sweep sinking Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ian Kinsler started the Detroit Tigers' rally with a double and scored the tying run in the eighth, then capped a four-game sweep with his 200th career home run in the ninth as Detroit beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday at Tropicana Field. "I really didn't think..." July 03

  • Tigers to limit Fulmer's workload with break in sight

    The Score "Michael Fulmer has been a revelation since joining the Detroit Tigers rotation, and the team wants to make sure he continues unabated for years to come. To that end, the team has been monitoring Fulmer's innings closely - he's already at 79 between the majors and Triple-A, inching closer to..." July 01

  • Martinez belts two homers to lead Tigers over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Victor Martinez always hits well at Tropicana Field, with eight career home runs in 41 games entering Friday. He took that to another level, however, crushing a pair of three-run homers -- -one from each side of the plate -- in the Tigers' 10-2 victory over the Tampa..." July 01

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