Tigers Rumors & News

  • Late offensive surge lifts Quintana, White Sox past Tigers

    CSN Chicago "Jose Quintana has been a good sport the past 2 1/2 seasons whenever it comes to his legendary lack of run support. When asked after previous outings if the team’s inability to score leaves him frustrated, Quintana usually defers and instead notes a belief that one day it will be his..." July 30

  • Detroit Tigers' Evan Reed charged with sexual assault

    Detroit Free Press "A Detroit Tigers pitcher now with the Toledo Mud Hens is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct involving a 45-year-old woman in March at a Motor City Casino Hotel room. Evan Reed, 28, met the woman at about midnight March 30, when she and her friend were invited to sit in a booth..." July 30

  • Angels' 4-0 win over Tigers may be a glimpse of October

    Los Angeles Times "Never have the Angels and Detroit Tigers met in October. If this series is some sort of playoff preview, bring it on. The Oakland Athletics have the best record in the major leagues, followed by the Angels and then the Tigers. It is a long way to October, but the standings set up now for the..." July 27

  • Angels figure it out by the sixth inning to beat Tigers, 2-1

    Los Angeles Times "EY MOMENT: After appearing to be mystified by left-hander Drew Smyly in the first five innings, the Angels broke through in the sixth. Kole Calhoun doubled to score the tying run and Efren Navarro, playing after Josh Hamilton left with an injury, grounded a two-out single up the middle to put the..." July 26

  • 6d
    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    For those asking, Ausmus revised his lineup. He intially had J.D. Martinez in left field, but took him out due to a minor upper quad injury.

  • 6d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Dombrowski on Joel Hanrahan: "At this point I would say we're not counting on him at all. It does not sound encouraging."

  • Miguel Cabrera 3-run blast puts venom in Tigers' win over D-backs

    Detroit News "This time, there was no bullpen trauma, and no dissecting a manager’s moves, all because the Tigers finally heated up enough lights on Chase Field’s scoreboard to avoid calamity. They got 13 hits Wednesday at Chase Field and beat the Diamondbacks, 11-5, with Miguel Cabrera’s three-run,..." July 24

  • 7d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Nathan will remain closer, Dave Dombrowski confirms in email.

  • Tigers acquire Joakim Soria from Rangers

    SB Nation "The Tigers have acquired closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers in exchange for right-handed pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, Detroit announced on Wednesday night. The deal was first reported by Kyle Bogenschutz of Scout.com and Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. Soria will likely..." July 24

  • Diamondbacks come back to defeat the Tigers, 5-4

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks had to rally three times to finally shake off the Tigers, eventually pulling away for good with a two-run eighth that led to a win Tuesday in front of 29,515 at Chase Field. With the bases loaded and two out, C Miguel Montero sent a 0-2 fastball from Tigers LHP Ian Krol up the..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

  • Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson homer in Tigers' win over D-Backs

    Detroit News "Some nights, it all works out, even for a baseball team that occasionally makes its fans wish ballparks and television sets had never been invented. The Tigers avoided any undue drama or fan-damaging stress Monday in a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks that balanced like a three-leg..." July 22

  • 9d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers showing interest in Phillies LHP Bastardo, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. Keeping tabs on all relievers -- including Papelbon.

  • Cleveland Indians complete day-night DH sweep of Detroit Tigers on Carlos Santana's 3-run double

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians have their own version of pick your poison. The Tigers intentionally walked All-Star Michael Brantley to load the bases with two out Satuday night to face free-swinging Carlos Santana and paid the price. Santana lined a three-run double off the right field wall against closer Joe..." July 20

  • Corey Kluber, Indians, relentless offense beat Detroit Tigers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Several "low-stress' days last week at a New Hampshire lake agreed with Corey Kluber. Kluber, looking refreshed from a grueling first half, dove into the post All-Star schedule Saturday with 8 2/3 splendid innings as the Indians beat Detroit, 6-2, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader..." July 20

  • Cleveland Indians score seven in seventh to pound Detroit Tigers, 9-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason Kipnis didn't do it once, he did it twice. Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera keyed a seven-run seventh inning Friday night with consecutive homers as the Indians beat Detroit, 9-3, to open the figurative second half of the season in style at Comerica Park. Kipnis, homerless since April 21,..." July 19

  • The Detroit Tigers extend their spring training commitment to Lakeland through 2036

    Hardball Talk "There aren’t many teams holding spring training in the same place they did a decade ago. There are hardly any teams holding spring training in the same place they did 20 years ago. The Tigers, however, are quite an exception. They’ve been training in Lakeland, Florida since 1934. And today they..." July 18

  • 12d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers are having ongoing discussions with the Rangers about reliever Joakim Soria, sources say. @FOXSports1

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League

    MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera denies report he feels lingering effects from injury

    Detroit News "Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera denied telling a reporter the groin muscles he had surgically repaired this offseason are still affecting him. A story published by USA Today on Monday said Cabrera, in Spanish, talked about the lingering injury. “There are times when I feel good, but..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use

    ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

  • Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera still bothered by groin injury

    SI.com "Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera says that a groin injury that bothered him last season and required him to have sports hernia surgery is still giving him issues. Even though his overall power numbers are down, Cabrera still leads the major leagues with 75 RBI. Last season, Cabrera..." July 15

  • 16d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

  • 16d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Rick Porcello pitches like a star, Tigers trump Royals

    Detroit News "One would think that even at this late hour, with the break beginning after Sunday’s games, there’d be room on the American League All-Star team for a pitcher with 12 wins. Such as Rick Porcello. After all, there’s no one in the A.L. with more than Porcello’s 12 – the latest being his 5-1..." July 13

  • With trade deadline approaching, be prepared to see Detroit Tigers linked to every available reliever

    Michigan Live "By the time the clock strikes midnight on July 31, every relief pitcher who appears to be available on the trade market will have been linked to the Detroit Tigers in some way, shape or form. That's just the way things work. The latest name linked to the Tigers is Texas Rangers right-hander..." July 13

  • 18d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Brad Ausmus said the plan is for Victor Martinez to return to the lineup Friday against Cleveland.

  • Detroit 2, Kansas City 1: Tigers remain perfect at Kauffman Stadium

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers got just enough offense tonight to improve to 5-0 at Kauffman Stadium this season. The Tigers were outhit, 11-5, but went on to beat the Royals, 2-1. The Tigers had pounded out 19 hits in a 16-4 win over the Royals on Thursday night. The Tigers, leading 2-1, got a bit of..." July 12

  • 19d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Angels, Blue Jays, Tigers have been in contact with Rangers regarding reliever Joakim Soria, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSports1

  • Tigers make it look easy with 16-4 romp over Royals

    Detroit News "Ah, yes, first place versus second again — the Tigers and Royals. For a series to be a showdown, though, both teams need to show up — which only one did Thursday night. And that team, in a 16-4 trouncing, was the Tigers. With three runs in the first, three more in the fourth, another..." July 11

  • Tigers bring bats again, back Scherzer's mastery to sweep Dodgers

    Detroit News "If this really was a World Series preview, well … Actually, strike that. We won’t know for several months if this was any sort of sneak peek, nor were these two games any barometer of how a Tigers-Dodgers Fall Classic might even shake out. After all, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez..." July 10

  • Tigers, Justin Verlander weather rough start to rout Dodgers

    Detroit News "About the hitting the Tigers did all night, we could talk all day. Down 5-0 to the Los Angeles Dodgers after the first inning on Tuesday night, the Tigers had tied the game by the second. They were in front to stay by the third. They’d scored 11 runs by the fourth. And eventually won..." July 09

  • 21d
    Lynn G. Henning @Lynn_Henning

    Ausmus confirmed Victor Martinez likely to sit out 4 games at K.C., which coupled with All-Star break, gives him 8 more days to heal (back).

  • Rays beat Tigers to cap 9-2 road trip

    Tampa Tribune "David Price didn’t have his all-star stuff Sunday night, but he had enough to keep the Rays rolling through the end of the road trip. Throw in some all-star defense by center fielder Desmond Jennings and another big night for the offense against a pretty good pitcher and you have a 7-3 victory..." July 07

  • Rays romp past Tigers for ninth win in 11 games

    Tampa Bay Times "Chris Archer's standards for himself are so lofty that he was disappointed — "obviously" — over not being able to get the final two outs of Saturday's 7-2 win over the Tigers. But only a little bit. Otherwise, the Rays' emerging star right-hander allowed himself some well-deserved..." July 06

  • Verlander: A's made Cubs deal with Tigers in mind

    MLB.com "The Oakland Athletics left town on Wednesday having been swept out of Comerica Park. The Tigers were busy with the Rays when the A's made their move for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, acquiring the pitchers in a deal with the Cubs. When Justin Verlander heard about the trade later Friday..." July 06

  • 25d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Tigers interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, and Chad Qualls, among other bullpen targets, sources say. @FOXSports1

  • 25d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Ausmus on VMart: "If push comes to shove, we can keep him down until the all-star break. But right now, we're going to take it day to day."

  • Cobb shines, Boxberger delivers in Rays’ win over Tigers

    Tampa Tribune "The Rays were doing everything right Friday night to beat the Tigers. They were scoring runs, and they were preventing runs. Then came the sixth inning and things seemed to unravel. Alex Cobb hit Ian Kinsler with a pitch. Warnings were issued. A walk, an RBI single, another walk. Bases loaded,..." July 05

  • National analysts snub Tigers' Rick Porcello in their All-Star selections

    Detroit News "Rick Porcello's All-Star case isn't exactly racking up the endorsements. Five ESPN analysts and Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal all picked their projected All-Stars on Thursday, and none of them selected the Tigers’ right-handed starter. Interestingly, all six picked Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle,..." July 04

  • Tigers prospects Steven Moya, Devon Travis show promise, progress at Erie

    Detroit News "Step onto the field at Canal Park, on a steamy June evening, and you might expect to see camera crews filming Bull Durham II. This is classic middle-American minor league baseball, as the Erie SeaWolves, the Tigers Double A affiliate, prepares for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Akron RubberDucks..." July 04

  • Tigers win fourth straight in romp over Rays

    Detroit News "Visiting managers don’t leave messages for each other — or notes. But if Bob Melvin of the departing Oakland Athletics had left anything behind for Joe Maddon of the arriving Tampa Bay Rays, it would have been this warning: “Beware, hot team.” Hot, sizzling, surging, whatever you want to..." July 04

  • 27d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Ian Krol will go on rehab for Class A West Michigan this weekend. He'll pitch Friday and Sunday on road at Ft. Wayne.

  • 27d
    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Victor Martinez is in #Tigers lineup, batting cleanup. J.D. Martinez in LF. Rajai Davis sits.

  • Tigers' and Porcello blank A's

    Detroit News "He’s on a roll like none other during his career. Even when Rick Porcello went 5-0 in July three years ago, it was nothing like this. Then again, not many pitchers throw consecutive complete-game shutouts, and fewer still accomplish it when one of the gems doesn’t include a walk or a..." July 02

  • 29d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    J.D. Martinez batting fourth again today. No Victor Martinez.

  • Rajai Davis, Tigers slam A's in dramatic walk-off fashion

    Detroit News "Game 5 between Detroit and Oakland hasn’t been all that friendly to the A’s in recent times. And it still wasn’t Monday night. Down three runs entering the ninth inning, the Tigers clawed and clawed until Rajai Davis won it on a walk-off grand slam, a towering home run into the bullpen in..." July 01

  • Victor Martinez scratched from starting lineup, replaced in fourth spot by J.D. Martinez

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers will be without one of their biggest offensive threats when they open their three-game series Monday night against the best team in the American League. Victor Martinez was scratched from the lineup late Monday afternoon due to soreness in his side area. J.D. Martinez..." June 30

  • 30d
    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Ian Krol threw a bullpen today. Felt good. Second one.

  • Ian Kinsler saves Tigers with one mighty swing against Astros

    Detroit News "Ian Kinsler, what are you doing two weeks from Tuesday? Better not make any plans to spend all four days of the All-Star break at home in the Dallas area, because it’s looking more and more like you’ll be heading to Minneapolis as an American League All-Star. At least, you should be. And..." June 29