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  • Shocking Names Who Could Be Available at the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's a safe guess Major League Baseball megastars such as Mike Trout, Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger and Alex Bregman won't be available ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. There are otherwise plenty of stars who will be—and quite a few unexpected ones who..." June 24

  • Brewers 'eyeballing' Tigers' Matt Boyd

    Sporting News "The Brewers have been connected to a potential starting pitcher in the trade market. Milwaukee has been "eyeballing" Tigers lefty Matt Boyd, according to The Athletic. Detroit has reportedly made several players available in the market including Boyd and outfielder..." June 23

  • Tigers Select Jose Cisnero, Designate Carlos Torres

    MLB Trade Rumors "Per a team release, the Tigers have selected the contract of righty Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Toledo and designated right-hander Carlos Torres for assignment. Cisnero, 30, has 33 games of big-league experience with the 2013-14 Astros, for whom he worked to a 4.94 ERA with estimators..." June 22

  • Tigers' Ron Gardenhire keeping it light, loose as trade deadline looms

    Detroit News "It’s happened more than once, and it’s funny every time — in a gallows humor sort of way. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire will brush past Shane Greene, Nick Castellanos or Matthew Boyd in the clubhouse, or as they are getting on the bus, and he will say, “Are you..." June 20

  • Tigers activate SP Jordan Zimmermann off 10-day IL

    Yardbarker "The Tigers announced that they’ve reinstated right-hander Jordan Zimmerman from the 10-day injured list. Zimmermann, who hasn’t taken a major league mound since April 25 because of a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, will start..." June 19

  • MLB trade rumors: Phillies landing Tigers’ Matthew Boyd without surrendering top prospect?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this is a fascinating idea. As we approach the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline, the idea of the Detroit Tigers shopping breakout lefty Matthew Boyd is gaining steam. Among the possible destinations for the 28-year-old lefty: the..." June 19

  • M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

    New York Times "Top officials from Major League Baseball and the M.L.B. Players’ Association met at the league office on Monday, the first step in a process that the union hopes will result in substantive changes to the sport’s labor agreement. Monday’s meeting was only to discuss..." June 18

  • Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our annual series in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. As the summer trade market develops on a fairly tight timeline, you can expect more regular updates when modifications to the list are..." June 18

  • We knew Tigers' rebuild would be ugly, but this is gruesome

    Detroit News "You knew it would be bad. You knew it would be real bad, and if you’re a logical baseball fan, you were willing to accept it and stomach it. Well, under one condition. For this to be acceptable or stomach-able, there has to be some glimmer of hope, some peek at the prize, some..." June 17

  • Tigers To Place Grayson Greiner On IL, Select Bobby Wilson

    Bless You Boys "The Detroit Tigers placed catcher Grayson Greiner on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain following their embarrassing 13-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday evening. Greiner did not play on Friday, but caught all nine innings of Detroit’s loss to the Kansas City Royals in..." June 15

  • Nick Castellanos sees little hope of getting extension with Tigers

    Detroit News "It’s been a journey for Nick Castellanos. From first-round pick in the 2010 draft to his ascent through the Tigers farm system, from his debut in 2013 to an uncertain future this season. Castellanos, 27, has been seeking a contract extension, but it’s looking..." June 15

  • Miguel Cabrera passes Chipper Jones on all-time HR list

    Sportsnaut "It’s been a legendary career for Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera and he added to it on Friday with a historic home run to pass an all-time great on the all-time home run list. In the second inning, Cabrera showed off the vintage swing and sent a towering shot over the..." June 15

  • Eight MLB players having disappointing seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "We’re over two months into the MLB season, and things are really starting to take shape across the league. While we’ve been delighted by the performances of numerous star players, there are also some big names that have, for whatever reason, simply failed to launch in 2019 and have..." June 14

  • Why MLB players are being hit at a historic rate

    NBC Sports Washington "The baseball has been a torture device this season, thumping hitters from shoulder to toe, producing injuries which have altered races. The Nationals know this as well as anyone. Anthony Rendon appeared part of Voodoo get-back when he was hit on the elbow, foot, shin and quad. He’s played..." June 14

  • MLB trade deadline: Red Sox, Giants among baseball’s most interesting potential dealmakers

    Sporting News "When the Red Sox fell to 11-17 in late-April with a loss to the Rays, they forced themselves to spend much of the first half playing catch-up in the AL East. Boston has somewhat recovered from the slow start, but it remains 7 1/2 games out of the AL East and in far worse shape than Tampa Bay or..." June 14

  • MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Matthew Boyd and Shane Greene to Philadelphia Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The lowly Detroit Tigers could decide the 2019 Philadelphia Phillies fate. As the countdown to the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline commences, the Phillies will likely be one of the most aggressive contenders in the sport. With Jay Bruce and Brad..." June 14

  • Top prospect Casey Mize leaves game with injury

    Michigan Live "Right-handed pitcher Casey Mize, the Detroit Tigers’ top prospect and the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2018, left his game Thursday night with an apparent injury. Mize, pitching for Double-A Erie, left the field with an athletic trainer after throwing a pitch in the third..." June 14

  • How many trade chips do the Tigers actually have?

    MLB Trade Rumors "In case you haven’t noticed, the Tigers are rebuilding. General manager Al Avila has spoken often in the past about the need to build toward a better tomorrow, and he was frank during Spring Training about Nicholas Castellanos’ trade candidacy. MLB.com’s Jon Morosi wrote today..." June 13

  • MLB Rumor: Major League Baseball Possibly Exploring Las Vegas Expansion

    Total Pro Sports "Las Vegas has been mentioned in the past few years as a possibility for Major League Baseball expansion, with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stating on The Dan Patrick Show in 2018, “I think Vegas is a viable expansion alternative. I think it’s big enough.” Vegas..." June 13

  • Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

    NPR "President Trump has resumed talks with Major League Baseball owners after his administration blocked a historic agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to join MLB teams without having to defect. But the White House made clear that in exchange for revisiting..." June 13

  • Sources: Tigers open to dealing big-name vets

    MLB.com "The Tigers are positioned to be one of the most intriguing sellers in baseball ahead of the July 31 Trade Deadline, and sources said this week the team is open to moving virtually any veteran on its roster. In other words, now that the Draft is over, the Tigers will listen to offers..." June 13

  • Why not Kyle Funkhouser for Detroit Tigers? 'He needs to step up'

    Detroit Free Press "Kyle Funkhouser has been put on notice. The Detroit Tigers would like to have Funkhouser in their starting rotation. They want to have Funkhouser pitching at Comerica Park, where they can show off one of the prospects in their first rebuilding wave. They might even..." June 12

  • A couple of MLB division races are already over – but others are just about to get going

    USA Today "With four teams on pace to lose 100 games, there will already be enough meaningless baseball this summer without declaring any division races dead by Flag Day. Yet here we are. A potent combination of organizational brilliance and competitive malfeasance has once..." June 12

  • Doug Mientkiewicz keying the Detroit Tigers rebuild? Just ask the Twins

    Detroit Free Press "Look back to the 2017 American League Wild Card game. The Minnesota Twins are at Yankee Stadium. Eddie Rosario blasts a first-inning, two-run homer off Luis Severino, and Doug Mientkiewicz is watching Minnesota intently from his seat along the third base line, thinking, “those are my..." June 11

  • Miguel Cabrera says Tigers 'need' top draft pick Riley Greene in big leagues

    The Score "The Detroit Tigers selected high school outfielder Riley Greene with the fifth overall pick of the 2019 MLB Draft earlier this week and Miguel Cabrera thinks he's ready to make the jump to the big leagues already. The 18-year-old met the Detroit media on Friday where he officially..." June 07

  • Miguel Cabrera reminds us watching decline of future Hall of Famers never easy

    USA Today "Miguel Cabrera isn’t healthy enough to play first base anymore. At least not for the rest of the season. His knee is too sore. And it may not ever get better than it is.   If it does, and Cabrera puts forth a late-career renaissance — like David Ortiz —..." June 06

  • Tigers GM Al Avila discusses the future for injured slugger Miguel Cabrera

    Yardbarker "The Detroit Tigers and Miguel Cabrera received some tough news recently when four separate medical opinions agreed Cabrera is dealing with “chronic changes” in his knee that will impact the remainder of his career.  The immediate ramifications of that diagnosis..." June 06

  • Top 2019 MLB Trade Assets Who Should Be Untouchable

    Bleacher Report "This is the time of year when it's easy to get carried away with discussions of which players should be moved ahead of Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline. In this instance, we're going to shift the focus onto players who shouldn't be..." June 06

  • The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera problem just got worse

    Detroit Free Press "It wasn’t the expected outcome for Miguel Cabrera. After a weekend of second opinions, it was expected that the Detroit Tigers' star would be placed on the 10-day injured list when the team returned to Comerica Park on Tuesday night. But it wasn’t..." June 05

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Larry Brown Sports "The Major League Baseball trade deadline is roughly a month and a half away, but trade season appears to have started in earnest with the Seattle Mariners shipping Jay Bruce to the Philadelphia Phillies. While the trades won’t exactly come fast and furious from this point on, it is..." June 05

  • Tigers say they’ve already signed top pick Riley Greene

    Michigan Live "Negotiations between the Detroit Tigers and first-round pick Riley Greene didn’t take long. The team announced Wednesday that they had signed Greene, less than 48 hours after selecting him No. 5 overall in the 2019 Major League Baseball amateur draft. Greene, a high..." June 05

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB will continue focus on fan safety

    Houston Chronicle "The terrifying incident that saw a young fan struck with a foul ball last week at Minute Maid Park "will spur additional conversations" about ballpark netting and safety, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. "That conversation will take..." June 05

  • Miguel Cabrera has chronic knee issue, is likely to DH full-time

    WXYZ "Miguel Cabrera's knee has been bothering him for five years. And the pain isn't going to subside. The Tigers say Cabrera has "chronic knee changes," and will be considered day-to-day. " June 04

  • Tigers and Royals Reportedly Already Listening to Trade Offers on Star Players

    12 Up "Though we may be roughly two months from the MLB Trade Deadline, set for July 31st, the hot stove may be heating up a bit early this summer. Two struggling American League ball clubs, the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals, are reportedly already open to selling some of their trade..." June 02

  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera dealing with right knee soreness, set for MRI

    Detroit Free Press "Miguel Cabrera’s right knee has been bothering him. For how long is unclear, but when he exited early May 14 against the Houston Astros and then wasn’t in the Detroit Tigers’ starting lineup the next day against ace right-hander Justin Verlander, he said the..." June 01

  • Major League Baseball “will keep examining” its protective netting policy

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday a child was injured by a line drive foul ball at the Cubs-Astros game. It’s, unfortunately, an old story. Even more unfortunate is Major League Baseball’s old response. From the Associated Press: Major League Baseball said Thursday it will keep examining its..." May 30

  • Scary foul-ball incident in Houston confirms belief that anti-safety netting arguments make zero sense

    Sporting News "The truest words ever written in this internet age of ours are these: Never read the comments. Normally, I try to stick to that philosophy, but last night and this morning, I read the comments/replies. I don't know what I was expecting, but I was still appalled. The replies were..." May 30

  • Tigers double-play duo shelved: Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison out indefinitely

    Detroit News "The Tigers never expected Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison to play all 162 games this season. But 12? The club got more bad news regarding its veteran double-play combination Wednesday. They’ve only played 12 games together this season, all in April, and don’t..." May 30

  • Miguel Cabrera’s Power Is MIA

    MLB Trade Rumors "It’s no surprise this has been a lean year for the rebuilding Tigers, who sit near the bottom of the majors at 20-32 through two months. A team can still be entertaining even if it’s not good enough to contend, but the Tigers have largely failed in that respect. If you like offense,..." May 29

  • Tigers' Daniel Norris learning how to spin art out of his 5-pitch palette

    Detroit News "“There is a useful, productive big-league pitcher here. But he needs weeks of consistent, uninterrupted innings so his mechanics become as natural as breathing. He needs to be allowed to work through his mistakes. He needs to throw the heck out of his change-up and curveball to regain..." May 28

  • Tigers’ Ronny Rodriguez could be playing his way out of a job

    Michigan Live "Two weeks ago, he was the hottest hitter on the team. Now Ronny Rodriguez could be on the verge of a demotion. The Detroit Tigers infielder is 4-for-44 in his last 12 games, striking out 22 times. In the field, even routine plays have become an adventure. Although..." May 28

  • Bartolo Colon not joining Tigers as Detroit refutes report suggesting the two sides were close to a deal

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Tigers are in a bad spot with their rotation. Michael Fulmer and Matt Moore are out for the season, and both Jordan Zimmermann and Tyson Ross are currently unavailable due to arm issues. The Tigers have a number of young starters on the way, but none of them are ready to slot into..." May 28

  • The silly new All-Star voting system begins today

    Hardball Talk "Back in March we learned that Major League Baseball was going to adopt a new All-Star voting process. Today it gets underway. It’s a two-tiered system modeled roughly after political elections because, hey, who doesn’t love and want more of those? The first part of..." May 28

  • Tigers Sign Carlos Torres To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Carlos Torres, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports (Twitter link). Torres recently opted out of his previous minor league deal with the Padres, and will now look to crack Detroit’s 25-man..." May 27

  • Bartolo Colon Signing With the Tigers? 'Not True'

    The Big Lead "The Bartolo Colon experience never dies. Like a fine wine, it only gets better with age. Whether that vintage actually returns to baseball remains to be seen, but Hector Gomez and Santana Martinez got us all excited for a moment before our hopes were..." May 27

  • MLB trade deadline: Top 10 players who could be moved by July 31

    USA Today "He will forever be immortalized by the San Francisco Giants and their fanbase who watched Madison Bumgarner lead them to three World Series championships a decade ago. But this isn’t a time for sentimentalism. The Giants have no choice but to trade their ace,..." May 22

  • Reed Garrett returned to Rangers

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers announced today that righthanded pitcher Reed Garrett, who was taken in the Rule 5 Draft from the Rangers by the Detroit Tigers, and then was designated for assignment last week by the Tigers, has cleared waivers and been returned to the Rangers’ organization. Garrett is..." May 20

  • Who is Spencer Turnbull?

    The Sports Daily "The Detroit Tigers have struggled to start the 2019 season. They are currently 18-23 and have one of the worst offenses in baseball. But in the middle of a rebuild, it was to be expected. But what hasn’t been expected is the pitching brilliance of rookie Spencer Turnbull...." May 17

  • Tigers Designate Reed Garrett For Assignment

    Detroit Free Press "There was one roster casualty after the Detroit Tigers' blowout loss to the Athletics on Thursday afternoon, one that was a long time coming: Right-hander reliever Reed Garrett, the Tigers’ Rule 5 Draft pick in December , was designated for assignment. Garrett allowed four..." May 17

  • Tigers turn third base over to prospect Dawel Lugo

    Detroit News "Among the many Tigers struggling mightily at the plate these days, third baseman Jeimer Candelario figured to have one of the longest leashes. So much for that idea. Candelario was demoted to Triple-A Toledo late Wednesday night, and on Thursday he was replaced on..." May 16