Tigers Rumors & News

  • Brayan Pena Retires

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran backstop Brayan Pena is hanging up his spikes after a dozen seasons in the majors, with Pena tweeting confirmation. George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press recently reported on Twitter that Pena will manage a Gulf Coast League team for the..." June 19

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Miguel Cabrera wants to stay connected to Tigers during lengthy rehab

    Detroit News "He won't be on the field, but he’s not going away. Miguel Cabrera, who will undergo season-ending biceps tendon surgery Thursday in New York, said he plans to do his rehab work in the Detroit area so he can stay close to the team. “I’m going..." June 14

  • Moving Hardy back to bullpen is a plus for Tigers

    Detroit News "Within the next couple of weeks, the Tigers' starting rotation could be whole again for the first time since early May. Jordan Zimmermann, out with a shoulder impingement, made his last rehab start Monday and could be activated Saturday in Chicago. Francisco..." June 13

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera to undergo surgery, miss rest of season

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will undergo surgery and miss the rest of the 2018 season after rupturing a tendon in his left bicep. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced the news after Tuesday's game. "It's a very sad day for our baseball team,"..." June 13

  • Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann has 'successful' outing with Whitecaps

    Detroit News "This seemed like old times, very old times, to Jordan Zimmermann. He was pitching at a Single-A venue, Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, on a June night so still the American flag hung lifelessly at the top of a thick pole high beyond the center field..." June 12

  • Tigers should cash in on Jose Iglesias' surge

    Detroit News "Earlier this season, you couldn’t have traded Jose Iglesias for a box of used batting gloves. The Tigers’ shortstop couldn’t hit, and it was debatable whether his form always lived up to his flash. He’s in his last year before free agency, so that was probably..." June 11

  • Detroit Tigers trying a new lead off man, again - this time JaCoy Jones

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire wasn’t saying much anything about Thursday's batting order.  “You guys know Jonesy just like I know Jonesy,” Gardenhire said of JaCoby Jones before Thursday night’s series finale against the Red Sox at Fenway..." June 08

  • Tigers Sign Jacob Turner, Hunter Cervenka

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have signed right-hander Jacob Turner to a minor league deal, as first noted on Roster Roundup (Twitter link). Evan Woodberry of MLive.com writesthat he’s likely headed for Triple-A Toledo and adds that the Tigers have also picked up left-handed..." June 07

  • Tigers’ Ron Gardenhire Wasn’t Amused By Red Sox Fans’ Cell Phone Light Show

    NESN "Red Sox manager Alex Cora found humor in fans at Fenway Park shining their cell phone lights Wednesday night while the Tigers batted in the seventh inning of Boston’s 7-1 win over Detroit. Tigers skipper Ron Gardenhire wasn’t as amused by the..." June 07

  • Tigers draft picks Mize, Clemens lead Golden Spikes Award finalists

    The Score "Two of the newest members of the Detroit Tigers organization have been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in amateur baseball. Auburn right-hander Casey Mize, who was drafted first overall by Detroit on Monday, and Texas infielder Kody Clemens, the team's third-round..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Detroit Tigers select Roger Clemens' son, Kody Clemens, in MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "With the first pick in the third round Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers chose Texas second baseman Kody Clemens with the No. 79 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft. He is the son of former star MLB pitcher Roger Clemens. Kody Clemens, a junior, has hit .346 with 14..." June 05

  • Giancarlo Stanton renews feud with Mike Fiers, who calls Yanks slugger 'childish' for HR celebration

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Giancarlo Stanton clearly wasn't happy with being hit again by Mike Fiers, who said that the Yankees slugger's reaction to their..." June 05

  • It's official! Detroit Tigers take Casey Mize 1st overall in 2018 MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "In high school, Casey Mize pitched for the Springville Tigers. In college, he pitched for the Auburn Tigers. And in the years to come, if all goes according to plan, Mize will pitch for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers selected Mize with the No. 1 overall pick..." June 04

  • Joe Torre goes to Albany to help MLB get a cut of New York gambling revenue

    Hardball Talk "We’ve been following baseball’s efforts to get a cut of what is soon to be legalized sports gambling proceeds in most states around the country. Major League Baseball has been characterizing that cut as an “integrity fee,” which it says it needs in order to keep the..." June 04

  • Fulmer is the dangerous choice for Yankees rotation help

    New York Post "Michael Fulmer’s days in Detroit seem numbered, and while the Yankees showed some interest in the right-hander during the offseason, the former Mets prospect hasn’t looked like much of an upgrade to their rotation this year. The 25-year-old checks several of the..." June 04

  • Tigers Sign Junichi Tazawa To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran reliever Junichi Tazawa, per a club announcement. (The move was first noted on Twitter by Roster Roundup.) The righty was released by the Marlins after being designated for assignment last month. Tazawa,..." June 04

  • Detroit Tigers potential No. 1 pick Casey Mize dominates before MLB draft

    Detroit Free Press "Casey Mize was a spectator on Sunday night. The Auburn junior right-hander — considered the favorite to be selected No. 1 overall by the DetroitTigers in Monday night’s MLB draft — watched from the dugout as his team tried to clinch a berth in the NCAA..." June 04

  • Tigers To Select Drew VerHagen’s Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers will select right-hander Drew VerHagen’s contract prior to their doubleheader against the Yankees on Monday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com tweets. VerHagen will start the first of those games, while the team will option reliever Johnny Barbato in a corresponding..." June 03

  • Tigers reportedly narrow No. 1 pick down to three college baseball players

    CBS Sports "Baseball's Rule 4 Draft -- informally known as the MLB draft or the amateur draft -- gets started on Monday, and the Tigers hold the top pick. In our most recent mock draft, we have Detroit selecting Auburn right-hander Casey Mize. While Mize indeed remains the favorite to be the top..." June 03

  • Tigers mulling these players for No. 1 Draft pick

    MLB.com "Shortly after 7 p.m. ET on Monday, the Tigers will announce their selection with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Draft. They still have a little bit of time to figure it out, and they've narrowed their group of candidates to five. Auburn right-hander Casey Mize remains the..." June 03

  • Tigers activate Miguel Cabrera from DL before Friday's game

    Michigan Live "Miguel Cabrera was activated from the disabled list on Friday night before the Detroit Tigers' opened a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. Cabrera went on the DL four weeks ago with a strained hamstring. He's also been bothered by back..." June 01

  • How 'hybrid' pitchers prepare for dual roles in rotation and bullpen

    Sporting News "Mike Minor used to get up in the bullpen and start stretching as early as the third inning last year. His bullpen-mates would give him some lighthearted heckling for it, but Minor was in unfamiliar territory. Minor spent four years as a starter in Atlanta, from 2010 to 2014. Injuries..." June 01

  • Miguel Cabrera child support case: Do kids need dad more than money?

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera has a delicate balancing act on his hands: He's trying to appease one woman while pleasing another. One is his wife and high school sweetheart; the other an ex-mistress. Caught in the cross-hairs are five innocent children —  three from his marriage,..." June 01

  • Tigers shopped for bargains — and found some stars

    Detroit News " How this happened Thursday at Comerica Park, this rather easy Tigers victory over an Angels team with five times the celebrities in their lineup, was not difficult to explain. The Tigers walloped the Angels, 6-2, in a game during which the Tigers out-hit the chaps from..." June 01

  • Tigers Select Ronny Rodriguez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced after Wednesday evening’s game that they’ve selected the contract of infielder Ronny Rodriguez from Triple-A Toledo and optioned catcher Grayson Greiner back to Triple-A in his place. The move gives the Tigers a full 40-man roster. It’ll be the..." May 31

  • Tigers Release Gerson Moreno, Announce Pitching Roster Moves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced that they have released righty Gerson Moreno. That clears a 40-man roster spot, leaving the team with one opening. Moreno, 22, was given a roster spot last fall to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He had struggled at the Double-A level but found some success in..." May 30

  • Rob Manfred talks pace of play, expansion, gambling, realignment and a reduced schedule

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic sat down for an exclusive interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred. They talked on most of the hot-button issues of the day. As it’s an Athletic story it is behind a paywall, but as we’ve noted around here many times lately, there’s a lot of good..." May 30

  • Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: 'I want to finish my career here'

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera wanted to set the record straight with Detroit Tigers fans on Tuesday, after he says his comments about being unappreciated were misconstrued and thoughts of him returning to the Miami Marlins were incorrectly conveyed. “I appreciate how the people treat me..." May 30

  • Miguel Cabrera says he's 'very close' to returning to Tigers lineup

    Detroit News "Miguel Cabrera was asked before Tuesday night's game how close he was to being able to return to the Tigers’ lineup. “Very close,” he said. A matter of days? “Days,” he said. The hamstring strain that has kept..." May 30

  • Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann roughed up in first rehab start with Toledo

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann managed a smile on his face as he walked down the dugout steps at Comerica Park on Monday morning.  He had a rough outing in a rehab start with the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday, allowing seven runs on seven..." May 29

  • MLB criticized for lack of transparency regarding military-themed uniforms

    New York Daily News "The backlash last May was quick and harsh. Players, fans, veterans and Gold Star families saw the advertising for baseball's special Memorial Day military-themed uniforms and called the league out for looking like it was trying to cash in on a day set aside to honor those who had died for..." May 28

  • Miguel Cabrera shouldn’t be rattled by loudest critics

    Detroit News "Was Miguel Cabrera right when he said that Detroit fans don’t respect a player who plays injured? Since reading the quote, spoken nearly two weeks ago, I’ve come back to the question again and again in my mind. “When you are doing bad, they crush you,” is what..." May 28

  • Tigers look to keep reloading farm with top pick

    MLB.com "The Tigers' rapid descent from perennial contenders to sellers last summer came with the reward of the top overall pick in the 2018 Draft. It's a jewel for an organization that has been working to refill its farm system with talent over the past year. The 2018 Draft will take..." May 27

  • Miguel Cabrera did light running in outfield, making progress on return

    Sportsnaut "More than three weeks after the Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, the 35-year-old is now inching towards a return with on-field activity. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Cabrera completed a round of..." May 25

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • Miguel Cabrera, ex-mistress have trial set for Nov. 5-7

    Detroit News "Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera and his former mistress appear headed for trial over child-support payments, after two lengthy mediation sessions failed to produce a resolution in court proceedings that are at 10 months and counting. Judge Alan S. Apte of the Ninth Circuit Court of..." May 23

  • Detroit Tigers optimistic Matthew Boyd (oblique) will make next start

    Detroit Free Press "The last thing the Detroit Tigers needed was an injury to Matthew Boyd, their most dependable starting pitcher this season. But there was Boyd, in the bottom of the fifth inning on Tuesday, walking off the mound with head trainer Doug Teter with an apparent injury...." May 23

  • Cole Hamels or Michael Fulmer: Who is a better fit for Yankees?

    SNY TV "The Yankees continue to roll, but it remains clear that a rotation upgrade could be the difference between dominating the regular season and passing the Houston Astros to win the American League pennant. Two of the their most appealing options, Texas' Cole Hamels and..." May 22

  • Tigers may have interest in Phil Hughes

    Larry Brown Sports "Phil Hughes looked like he had the potential to be one of the best pitchers in baseball early in his career with the New York Yankees, but he has basically had a rough go at it ever since. Still, at least one team may be willing to take a chance on the right-hander. On Monday, the..." May 22

  • Detroit Tigers developing a theme for this season. It's frustrating.

    Detroit Free Press "Ron Gardenhire’s phone rang in the middle of his postgame meeting with reporters on Monday night, his ringtone blaring a Kelly Clarkson song with the lyrics, “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” Tigers general manager Al Avila was..." May 22

  • Tigers receiving trade inquiries about Francisco Liriano

    The Score "The Detroit Tigers may have a luxurious trade chip on their hands in left-hander Francisco Liriano, who has only increased his trade interest after carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Sunday. The Tigers are getting inquiries from teams with strong interest in the..." May 21

  • Miguel Cabrera Has No Idea How Good He Has It in Detroit

    The Big Lead "Miguel Cabrera, currently sidelined since early this month with a balky hamstring, hurt his standing in Detroit this week by showing up in a few regrettable headlines. “Nobody appreciates when you play hurt, so I’m going to take my time and play when I’m good,”..." May 19

  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer attacks mini-slump through grueling tune-up session

    Detroit Free Press "Here’s how you know Michael Fulmer isn’t freaking out over two straight bad starts. He hasn’t done any rough grooming yet. He hasn’t defaced himself. “Usually by now I would have shaved my beard or got a haircut, or something,” Fulmer said...." May 18

  • David Samson: Miguel Cabrera wanted us to bring him back 'home' to Miami, but we couldn't

    CBS Sports "Some might not remember, but Tigers legend and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera played five seasons with the Marlins before being dealt to Detroit. He won a World Series ring in 2003 as a 20-year-old rookie and was a four-time All-Star with the..." May 17

  • Is Detroit considering new No. 1?

    Detroit News "What once appeared solid — Casey Mize’s status as a sure-thing, first-overall pick — in big-league baseball’s June 4 draft is suddenly not as certain. There is no official word from anyone close to the Tigers, not even a hint, that anything has..." May 17