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  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    Covers.com "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Fulmer, McCann fume over tiny strike zone in Tigers' loss

    Detroit News "Michael Fulmer typically is more diplomatic, but he could not contain his frustration Saturday, after he was knocked out of the game in the fifth inning in the Tigers' 9-1 loss to the Astros.  "The guy was god-awful today," he said, speaking of home-plate umpire Pat..." July 15

  • Report: Tigers Listening to Trade Offers for Michael Fulmer and Nick Castellanos

    12 Up "?The Detroit Tigers are looking to ship some big pieces before the trade deadline. The Tigers are still in third place in the AL Central, but at 40-55 and 11.5 games back, it is unlikely that they will make a push for the playoffs. Consequently, the team is open to the idea..." July 13

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Zimmermann might get treatment over All-Star break

    Detroit News "Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann might get some additional treatment on his back during the All-Star break. Zimmermann, who will make his final start before the break Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, will to travel with the team to Houston and is considering going from..." July 11

  • Tigers might be stuck in buyer's market

    Detroit News "It’s always tricky, balancing supply with demand. But a year after he sold off major pieces at the trade deadline, Tigers general manager Al Avila may have trouble selling much of anything this summer. That’s true with respect to the fans demanding more red meat..." July 10

  • Tigers bet on Michael Fulmer can pay off in ace or prospects

    Detroit Free Press "Their offense has been teetering for a month. And on a day like Sunday, when the Detroit Tigers roll out a limited lineup and manage four hits — all singles — and no runs, well, it's up to the ace of the staff to do..." July 09

  • Subtle change in philosophy resonates with Tigers starting pitchers

    Detroit News "Manager Ron Gardenhire chose his words carefully. You get that a lot around here when a question or topic even remotely touches on former pitching coach Chris Bosio, who was fired on June 27. But there has been a clear delineation, pre-Bosio and post-Bosio, on how much..." July 09

  • D-Backs join Yanks in scouting Eovaldi, Fulmer

    The Score "The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for pitching help and Nathan Eovaldi's return to the mound is not going unnoticed. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander will be closely monitored during his Sunday afternoon start against the New York Mets. Ten teams are expected to be in attendance..." July 08

  • Detroit Tigers might be wise to trade Michael Fulmer. Here's why

    Detroit Free Press "It was around this time last year when, every five days, speculation would arise about whether Justin Verlander was making his final start with the Detroit Tigers. Now, as a rite of passage of sorts, that speculation swirls every time Michael Fulmer takes..." July 04

  • Report: Dodgers Eyeing Tigers Ace Michael Fulmer in Trade Talks

    12 Up "?The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to put all their chips to the center of the table to get back to the World Series. Not only are the Dodgers very much interested in (and currently the ?favorites to land) Baltimore Orioles shortstop ?Manny Machado, but they are also..." July 03

  • Tigers Place Shane Greene, Leonys Martin On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers placed a pair of notable trade chips on the 10-day disabled list, per a club announcement. Closer Shane Greene is going on the shelf due to a strained right shoulder, while center fielder Leonys Martin is dealing with a strained left hamstring. In a pair of corresponding moves,..." July 02

  • Tigers Select Jim Adduci

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced following today’s game that first baseman/outfielder Jim Adduci will have his contract selected from Triple-A Toledo. Young catcher Grayson Greiner is being optioned to Toledo in his place, and the Tigers are shifting Miguel Cabrera from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL..." July 02

  • Leonys Martin exits game with hamstring issue

    Hardball Talk "Tigers outfielder Leonys Martin was forced to make an early departure from Sunday’s game against the Blue Jays. In the fifth inning, with the bases loaded and two outs, he laid down a bunt to score Niko Goodrum, then came up limping at first base. Martin was swiftly replaced at..." July 01

  • Ron Gardenhire: 'We've got to ... treat each other with respect'

    ESPN "Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire on Friday defended the decision to fire pitching coach Chris Bosio for what the team called insensitive comments toward a clubhouse attendant. "I think this has been a reality check for everybody that hey, we're not going to stand for..." June 30

  • Report: Tigers unlikely to trade Michael Fulmer despite interest

    Larry Brown Sports "The Detroit Tigers are slowly falling out of contention as the trade deadline nears, and they will likely be fielding plenty of calls from teams that expect them to be sellers. If those calls are about Michael Fulmer, they may be ignored. According to Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports,..." June 29

  • Detroit Tigers' Daniel Stumpf's nickname at root of Chris Bosio firing

    Detroit Free Press "Former Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio denied allegations of directing “insensitive comments” at a team employee on Thursday afternoon, telling USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale that his comments were not racial in nature, rather a nickname for left-handed..." June 29

  • Yankees inquire about Mets' aces, scouted Tigers' Fulmer

    The Score "The New York Yankees have made it clear they're on the hunt for starting pitching with the trade deadline approaching, and general manager Brian Cashman appears to have a few specific targets on his radar. Cashman admitted Thursday that he's been in discussion with..." June 29

  • Bosio 'in shock' after Tigers firing, could file lawsuit

    USA Today "Chris Bosio still can't grasp why he was sitting in his Detroit apartment Thursday afternoon instead of on the bench at Comerica Park, unable to accept his abrupt firing as the Detroit Tigers pitching coach. One day, he’s making a joke by his cubicle in the Tigers’..." June 28

  • Tigers staff moving on post-Chris Bosio, back to a five-man rotation

    Detroit News "This isn’t about deconstructing what Chris Bosio accomplished as the Tigers’ pitching coach over the first half of the season. He made a dramatic impact on this pitching staff — individually and collectively. He helped take a pitching staff that ranked at or..." June 28

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Tigers fire pitching coach Chris Bosio for 'insensitive comments'

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers announced on Wednesday that the team has fired pitching coach Chris Bosio.  The team released the following statement:  “Effective immediately, the Detroit Tigers have terminated the contract of pitching coach Chris Bosio for his..." June 27

  • Tigers Agree To Over-Slot Bonus With Second-Rounder Parker Meadows

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have agreed to a $2.5MM bonus with second-round selection Parker Meadows, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis (via Twitter). His agreement had been signaled by his former high-school team as well as his older brother — Pirates outfielder Austin Meadows. That..." June 26

  • Detroit Tigers sign top pick Casey Mize; $7.5 million signing bonus

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have officially signed right-handed pitcher Casey Mize, the No. 1 overall pick in this month's MLB draft. The team has a news conference scheduled for 1:45 p.m. "Casey's here," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed at his..." June 25

  • Roger Clemens’ son Kody Clemens signs with Tigers

    Sportsnaut "After being selected by the Detroit Tigers with the 79th pick of the 2018 MLB Draft, Kody Clemens, son of legendary MLB pitcher Roger Clemens, has signed his MLB contract. His father announced the news on Monday, per Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston, saying, “We are happy for..." June 25

  • Tigers' Josh Thole: Joins Tigers on minor-league deal

    CBS Sports "Thole signed a minor-league deal with Detroit on Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. The veteran catcher last played in the big leagues for the Blue Jays in 2016, posting a .169/.254/.220 line in 50 games. " June 23

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Omaha to Host Tigers vs. Royals Ahead of 2019 College World Series

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball will have a small role in the 2019 College World Series. Per the Associated Press, the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a regular-season game at Omaha, Nebraska's TD Ameritrade Park as part of the kickoff week for next year's College..." June 21

  • VerHagen loses ball in the lights, breaks his nose, DL stint likely

    Detroit News "It's been a nightmarish season for Tigers right-hander Drew VerHagen. After making the team out of spring training, he faltered, was designated for assignment, passed over by all 29 teams, re-signed to Triple-A Toledo and now, after he worked his way back to the big leagues,..." June 20

  • 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

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