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  • Michael Fulmer underwent surgery on his right knee

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Jason Beck reports that Tigers starter Michael Fulmer underwent successful surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The Tigers expect Fulmer to be ready for spring training next year. Fulmer, 25, threw just five pitches in his start against the Indians on..." September 20

  • After Orioles win, 2003 Tigers will keep record for most losses by AL team

    Michigan Live "The 2003 Detroit Tigers will not lose their dubious record this season. With their win on Wednesday night, the Baltimore Orioles improved to 44-108, ensuring that they will not break the record for most losses by an American League set by the Tigers 15 years..." September 20

  • Tigers, Athletics complete Mike Fiers trade

    Yardbarker "The Tigers and Athletics have announced the completion of the mid-season trade that sent starter Mike Fiers to Detroit. Righty Logan Shore will head to the Tigers in the deal, making him the second player to be named later. About one month back, the sides announced the first PTBNL:..." September 19

  • Michael Fulmer's MRI reveals meniscus damage in right knee

    Detroit News "An MRI Monday showed that Tigers’ right-hander Michael Fulmer has meniscus damage in his right knee, manager Ron Gardenhire said before the game. The Tigers have sent the MRI results to specialist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. Most likely, though, Fulmer will not pitch..." September 18

  • Michael Fulmer may not pitch again in 2018

    Hardball Talk "Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer isn’t a lock to return to the rotation this year after sustaining a knee injury during Saturday’s game against the Indians. While Cleveland advanced toward the postseason with a 15-0 win and another division title, Detroit lost their..." September 17

  • Tigers' Victor Martinez leaves indelible marks as MLB career nears end

    Detroit News "Now you see why he doesn’t want to start talking about it. The Indians honored him in a pregame ceremony Saturday and he lost it. His body sagged, tears flowed. There are heavy emotions roiling around inside of him and he’s kept them pent up for eight months, since he reported to..." September 17

  • Michael Fulmer Headed For MRI To Evaluate Knee Injury

    MLB Trade Rumors "Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer exited yesterday’s game after making just five pitches (and allowing two homers), and he’ll now undergo an MRI to further evaluate the right knee that forced him from that game, per Chris McCosky of the Detroit News (Twitter link). A..." September 16

  • Indians honor V-Mart after he officially announces he's retiring

    The Score "Victor Martinez saved his official retirement announcement for where it all started. The 39-year-old Detroit Tigers slugger confirmed on Saturday what had been anticipated for months, that he's retiring at the end of this season after 16 years in the major leagues, according to..." September 16

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Justin Verlander: No 'ill will' vs. Detroit Tigers over 2015 injury

    Detroit Free Press "It is old news, but it became news again last month, when Justin Verlander was quoted as saying the Detroit Tigers had misdiagnosed his right triceps injury three seasons ago. “I knew something was wrong,” Verlander told Bleacher Report in an Aug. 9 article...." September 13

  • Tigers owner Christopher Ilitch sees 'tremendous progress' despite record in 2018

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers controlling owner Christopher Ilitch said 2018 has been "a tremendous year of progress," even if it's not immediately reflected in the team's win-loss record. Ilitch spoke to reporters from the Tigers' dugout on Tuesday afternoon, shortly..." September 12

  • Tigers Select Matt Hall, Designate Johnny Barbato

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced today that they have selected the contract of lefty Matt Hall. To create 40-man space, the organization designated right-hander Johnny Barbato. Hall, 24, was a sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft, meaning he’d have been eligible for the Rule 5 draft..." September 11

  • Tigers expect warm welcome for Verlander's return to Comerica Park

    Detroit News "Justin Verlander said facing his former team for the first time was different. He felt a little more electricity than he would for a mid-year, regular-season start. But that was in July, and he was making that start against the Tigers in Houston. “It will be a..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Tigers Select Christin Stewart, Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced that they have selected the contracts of outfielder Christin Stewart and veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Toledo.  Right-hander Zac Reininger was also called up from Triple-A.  To make room for Saltalamacchia on the 40-man roster, righty Artie..." September 09

  • Tigers select top prospect Christin Stewart

    Hardball Talk "The Tigers have selected the contract of top outfield prospect Christin Stewart, per a team announcement on Sunday. Stewart likely won’t make his first start until Monday at the earliest, but he’s available off the bench for Sunday’s game and may get his first taste..." September 09

  • Tigers Release Josh Smoker

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced tonight that they have released lefty Josh Smoker. That leaves the club with an open 40-man roster spot. Smoker, 29, only made one appearance with the Tigers after being claimed off waivers over the summer. The former first-round pick made a notable comeback..." September 07

  • As injury lingers, will Tigers' Jose Iglesias play again in 2018?

    Michigan Live "Has shortstop Jose Iglesias played his last game in a Detroit Tigers uniform? Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire at least raised that possibility on Friday. Iglesias has been out since Aug. 30 with a lower abdominal strain. He's eligible to come off the disabled list..." September 07

  • Feuding Tigers TV broadcasters will not return in 2018

    Detroit Free Press "Rod Allen and Mario Impemba will not be on TV for the remainder of the season. The Detroit Tigers broadcasters will not be scheduled for future Tigers telecasts this season, Fox Sports Detroit said in a statement on Friday.  Allen and Impemba..." September 07

  • Tigers Claim Dustin Peterson From Braves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced Thursday that they’ve claimed outfielder Dustin Peterson off waivers from the Braves. In order to open a roster spot for Peterson, who was designated for assignment by Atlanta recently, Detroit transferred John Hicks from the 10-day disabled list..." September 06

  • Agent for Tigers broadcaster Rod Allen denies fight report

    Larry Brown Sports "The agent for Detroit Tigers broadcaster Rod Allen blasted a report published on Thursday that said his client got in a fight with broadcasting partner Mario Impemba. The Athletic’s Katie Strang says Allen and Impemba got into an altercation after Tuesday’s Tigers-White..." September 06

  • Tigers Broadcasters Involved in Physical Altercation After Tuesday's Game

    12 Up "What other broadcast duo on earth would possibly throw down like this? Besides Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy. Things have gone from depressing to downright strange for the Detroit Tigers this season, as the team's dysfunction has nonsensically spread to the ?broadcast..." September 06

  • Justin Verlander starting vs. Detroit Tigers on Monday all but certain

    Detroit Free Press "All signs point to Justin Verlander pitching against the Detroit Tigers next week. And, barring any last-minute changes, it will be Monday evening.  The Astros did not include Verlander in their next four probable pitchers, meaning Verlander is lined up to..." September 06

  • After the pain and disenfranchisement, Daniel Norris is ready to salvage his season

    Detroit News "The worst part for Daniel Norris, aside from the post-surgical pain and the four months of arduous physical labor in the oppressive, central Florida heat, was the feeling of being disenfranchised. Because he wasn’t yet able to drive himself in the early days following groin..." September 05

  • Detroit Tigers improve draft position with losses. Can they get No. 1?

    Detroit Free Press "These Detroit Tigers don’t care about draft position. When Shane Greene walked off the field on Monday afternoon after blowing his fifth save of the season —the White Sox hit two home runs off the right-hander in the bottom of the ninth inning — he..." September 05

  • Victor Martinez's home run was big for Detroit Tigers, on and off field

    Detroit Free Press "For all the quiet postgame clubhouses, the sometimes-grumpy players, oftentimes empty quotes, the scene on Thursday evening at Yankee Stadium was probably a stark contrast. I couldn’t tell you, because I watched the Detroit Tigers’ improbable comeback over the..." August 31

  • Tigers place Jose Iglesias on DL, recall Dawel Lugo

    Detroit News "The Detroit Tigers on Thursday placed shortstop Jose Iglesias on the 10-day disabled list with an abdominal strain. To replace Iglesias on the active roster, the Tigers recalled infielder Dawel Lugo, 23, from Triple-A Toledo. Iglesias left Wednesday's..." August 30

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • ‘This is for you’: Trammell honors Tigers fans as No. 3 is retired

    Detroit News "There were two phone calls, not far apart, back in early December. The first was to inform Alan Trammell he had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The other was from Christopher Ilitch, who, after offering a hearty congratulations, told Trammell the Tigers would be retiring..." August 27

  • Tigers’ Artie Lewicki To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Tigers right-hander Artie Lewicki will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters this morning (Twitter link via Evan Woodbery of MLive.com). The timing of the surgery makes it likely that the right-hander will miss all of the 2019 season. This..." August 23

  • Michael Fulmer to start on Friday, but where? Toledo or Detroit, Tigers won't say

    Detroit News "The Tigers won’t make it official just yet, but Michael Fulmer is close, very close to pitching again for the Tigers. Like, maybe as soon as Friday. “He’s going to throw again on Friday, up to 70 pitches,” manager Ron Gardenhire said before..." August 22

  • Zach McAllister Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced Tuesday that right-hander Zach McAllister has cleared waivers and elected free agency after being designated for assignment over the weekend. He’s free to sign with any team for the pro-rated league minimum for the remainder of the year, with the Indians on the hook..." August 21

  • No World Series ring, but no regrets for Tigers' Victor Martinez

    Detroit News "When Victor Martinez says he will leave the game with no regrets, it is right and just. Richly deserved. But you know there is one spot of emptiness — if not on his heart, then certainly on the mantel of his trophy room. Martinez’s admirable 16-year big-league..." August 21

  • Tigers prospects get taste of tougher competition with late-season promotions

    Detroit News "That was some wave of job promotions the Detroit Tigers made Friday. A dozen farm prospects were bumped to a higher rung in Detroit’s chain, all because, in the team’s mind, they had earned it, and because the Tigers want them to at least taste tougher competition before..." August 20

  • Tigers GM Al Avila on rebuilds: 'They drive you crazy'

    USA Today "Al Avila has had a busy day. A bad day. Not the worst day, he concedes, but just before he was about to jump onto the elliptical for a much-needed workout, he received word that another one of his starting pitchers was headed to the disabled list. Now, they need two spot starters for this..." August 19

  • Roger Clemens’ son Kody earns first minor league promotion

    Yardbarker "Roger Clemens’ son Kody has already earned his first minor league promotion. Kody, who was a third-round pick by the Detroit Tigers this year, was promoted to the Tigers’ High-A affiliate on Friday.   " August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Tigers veteran Victor Martinez says he's 'pretty sure' he'll retire after 2018 season

    CBS Sports "Following the Tigers' loss to the White Sox on Wednesday (CHW 6, DET 5), Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez indicated he's leaning strongly toward retiring following the 2018 season. "I'm pretty sure this is going to be it," Martinez told reporters..." August 15

  • Jake Rogers a silky-smooth catcher, but will he hit enough for Tigers?

    Detroit News "In the Tigers’ dream, which isn’t much different from Jake Rogers’ vision, he gets that leg-kick, timing issue ironed out and hits with the kind of pop and consistency that can put him in Detroit no later than 2020. Hitting is the only issue. Defensive artistry,..." August 13

  • Tigers Sign Zach McAllister, Designate Jacob Turner

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers announced today that they have signed a MLB pact with righty Zach McAllister. To create roster space, the club designated fellow right-hander Jacob Turner. " August 10

  • Verlander: Tigers 'misdiagnosed' me in 2015, should've ordered MRI

    Detroit News "Well, this isn't a good look for the Detroit Tigers. Justin Verlander claims the Tigers' training staff misdiagnosed him with a triceps injury late in spring training in 2015. He also questioned why they didn't immediately order an MRI. “I knew..." August 10

  • How Kate Upton Saved Justin Verlander's Career

    Bleacher Report "He arrives at the ballpark driving a gray muscle car. A replica, modeled after a famous car from a movie. There’s some 700 horsepower under the hood, and it is one fun, badass ride. Her name is Eleanor. He just got her this past spring. One more for the collection. He’s up to..." August 09

  • Jays send RHP Tepesch to Tigers for cash

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Wednesday night that they have traded minor league right-hander Nick Tepesch to the Detroit Tigers for cash considerations. " August 09

  • Tigers' Jose Iglesias, Francisco Liriano clear waivers. What's next?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers’ path to making another August trade has become more clear. Shortstop Jose Iglesias and left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano — thought to be the team’s final two trade possibilities this month — have cleared waivers, according to..." August 07

  • Tigers To Purchase Contract Of Jacob Turner

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers will purchase the contract of righty Jacob Turner, Evan Woodberry of MLive.com tweets. He’s expected to start tomorrow in place of the just-traded Mike Fiers. Turner, 27, has seen action in parts of seven seasons. But his career hasn’t gone as hoped when he..." August 06

  • A's get Fiers from Tigers for players to be named

    MLB.com "The A's have acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for two players to be named or cash considerations, the club announced on Monday. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's designated left-handed pitcher Jeremy Bleich for..." August 06

  • Athletics Nearing Deal For Mike Fiers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics are closing in on a deal that would deliver Tigers righty Mike Fiers to Oakland, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press (via Twitter). Fiers, 33, has a 3.54 ERA, 6.6 K/9, 2.0 BB/9, 1.54 HR/9, and 38% groundball rate in 20 starts across 117 innings for the..." July 31