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Detroit Tigers: Anibal Sanchez demoted; Saupold recalled

On Monday evening, manager Brad Ausmus announced that Anibal Sanchez had accepted his option to AAA Toledo. To most fans, this demotion was long overdue as Sanchez has struggled badly for over two years now. In 2013, Sanchez led all of Major League Baseball in having the lowest ERA, but his performances have taken a nose dive since then, as he has been extremely prone to giving up...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for a tough night of Pens-Sens and Cavs-Celtics. Happy birthday today to Carolyn Moos, Gary Roberts and Buck Showalter. On this date in 1984 Tigers won their 16th straight road game. Daily brain workout...
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2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians Sign David Lough

The Indians have signed outfielder David Lough to a minor-league deal, per a club announcement. He’ll report to Triple-A Columbus. Lough, 31, joined the Tigers on a minors deal over the winter but failed to crack the Opening Day roster. He had struggled to a .169/.210/.203 batting line over 63 Triple-A plate appearances, leading to his release. While he has never been an impactful...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 hours ago

Daily Prospect Notes: 5/23

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Anthony Gose, LHP, Detroit (Profile)Level: Hi-A   Age: 26   Org Rank: NR   Top 100: NRLine: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K Notes Gose hasn’t technically been a prospect since 2012, but he’s attempting to stick the landing on a Reverse Ankiel and convert to the mound after nine...
Via Fangraphs
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fulmer strong, but Tigers' offense 1-hit in loss

It took stellar pitching, air-tight defense and one timely hit to get the Astros back on track Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
Via Tigers.com
15 hours ago

Sanchez accepts assignment to Triple-A

Anibal Sanchez is a starting pitcher again, but now for Triple-A Toledo. The struggling Tigers right-hander accepted an optional assignment to the Mud Hens on Monday, the latest step to try to rekindle the career of the former American League ERA champion.
Via Tigers.com
18 hours ago

Tigers Option Anibal Sanchez

The Tigers have optioned veteran righty Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters including Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press (Twitter links). Sanchez, who would’ve had the right to reject any minor-league assignment, will return to working as a starter at Toledo. The move was driven by Sanchez himself, per Ausmus. He would like to return to working...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
21 hours ago

The Tigers Have Found Another Slugger

When the Tigers signed Alex Avila over the winter, it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. They paid him $2 million to re-join the organization and serve as the backup catcher to James McCann, and since his dad is the GM of the team, there was an easy narrative for those who wanted to criticize the organization for not doing more to upgrade a team reaching the end of its window to contend...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera, Sam Dyson at odds over sign stealing accusation

Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations.The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Here is a video: Dyson was not happy about whatever Cabrera was doing and had words for him: After the game, Tigers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Health on his side, Avila hitting 'like old times'

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said more than once this season that catcher Alex Avila has played more than he was expected to. But the way Avila has swung the bat so far, in what is starting to look like a renaissance season for the 30-year-old, there's no easy way to dispute the manager's decision.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Update on Detroit Tigers’ prospects

The Detroit Tigers are currently third in the AL Central Division with a 21-20 record thanks to some young guys stepping up. The Tigers have a lot of young talent on the roster, but they also have a lot of young depth in the farm system. One of the top prospects in the Tigers’ farm system is Beau Burrows. The 20-year old righty has dazzled for the Lakeland Flying Tigers this year...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers J.D. Martinez Could Be an MVP Candidate

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera return could mean lineup shuffle... again

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

A new hope for the Detroit Tigers

The return of right fielder J.D. Martinez for the Detroit Tigers has been a very welcomed return. The 29-year old right fielder is batting .500 with five homeruns, 11 RBIs, and drawing nine walks since his return last Friday. For one week, these numbers are outstanding but it is unrealistic to think he will maintain these numbers. But Martinez’s return has been the only bright...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

JD Martinez ‘highly doubtful’ about contract talks with Tigers

JD Martinez has been a man on a mission since returning to the Detroit Tigers last week. And while the excellent play is welcomed, it could end up just boosting Martinez’s trade value.Martinez will be a free agent after the season and said on Wednesday that he doubts there will be contract talks with the Tigers during the season. Martinez’s comments came on Wednesday, a day after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez homers twice as Tigers edge Angels 4-3

Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez latest example of closers flaming out with Detroit Tigers

Some of the early storylines that are always worth keeping track of early in a baseball season are closers that may be replaced. Closers blowing saves and costing their team wins are an easy reactionary development to jump on, as many of us settle back into the pace of a MLB season and need to remember that there’s a long way to go and a lot of baseball to be played. But managers...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

An Appreciation of Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez is perhaps getting closer to riding off into the sunset, at least as the analogy applies to ninth-inning and/or high-leverage responsibilities. The man dubbed K-Rod has, quite frankly, has been awful this season. He’s blown four saves already, and back-to-back opportunities in back-to-back days in Oakland over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon Ryon Healy did...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners breakout star leaves game with strained oblique

Mariners breakout star Mitch Haniger encountered some bad luck on Tuesday.The Seattle outfielder suffered a strained oblique during his team’s game against the Detroit Tigers. He appeared to hurt himself on a swing that produced a single in the third, as he was lifted for a pinch runner.Haniger had been one of the most productive players in baseball prior to his injury. He was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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