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Move Over Paws, “Astro” Price Dons Tigers Jersey

Look out Paws, the Detroit Tigers have a new animal mascot in town! Not only did the Tigers acquire David Price minutes before the July 31 trade deadline, but they also acquired David’s all-star French Bulldog named Astro. About a month after the trade, Astro finally made his way to Detroit and put on a specially made Tigers jersey, as seen in an Instagram photo Price posted Tuesday...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Dombrowski is playing bullpen roulette

Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has been tremendous in his time at the helm of this storied franchise. He’s pulled countless trades to help shape a perennial playoff contender all the while dumping ‘can’t miss’ prospects that have by and large…well, missed. Sometimes the world of sports has a cruel way of preventing teams that seemed to have it all from winning the ultimate...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Is Helping to Stabilize a Detroit Tigers Rotation in Flux

Thanks to a post All-Star break skid and a surge by the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers playoff odds are in jeopardy. Their rotation is missing Anibal Sanchez and Justin Verlander only just returned from the disabled list. As a consequence, rookies Robbie Ray and Buck Farmer have been thrust into starting duty. One rotation member who has helped keep the Tigers‘ heads...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Return date still uncertain for Joakim Soria

When the Detroit Tigers added Joakim Soria, he was expected to help fortify a battered bullpen, and help the Tigers remain in control of the American League Central.  But since his trip to the disabled list, the club has lost control of the division and fallen into second place.Chris Iott is reporting that while he has no targeted return date, Soria has been progressing well with...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Miguel Cabrera gets day off with ankle soreness

The Tigers will rest the reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera on Sunday vs the Twins. Manager Brad Ausmus wanted to wait to see how Cabrera was doing today before posting the line up card, according to Chris Lott.Cabrera had aggravated his ankle Saturday night, which has been bothering him for a while now. Sitting Cabrera today allows him to have two days rest before the Tigers start...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann, Moya among those likely to join Tigers when rosters expand

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Detroit Tigers very likely will call up six minor leaguers when rosters are allowed to expand on Sept. 1. Four of them should be current Toledo Mud Hens who have been up with the Tigers in 2013 or 2014: middle infielder Hernan Perez, outfielder Tyler Collins, right-handed reliever Justin Miller and one of two other right-handed relievers, Melvin Mercedes or Evan...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander and the Tigers avoid the sweep in the double-header

After giving up a total of 32 runs the first two games of the series, the Tigers and an overused bullpen buckled down and managed to squeak out an 8-6 win over the Twins Saturday night avoiding the sweep in the day/night double-header. Verlander, making his first start since an inflamed shoulder held him out of his last start wasn’t spectacular by any means but did enough to give...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers send down Robbie Ray and recall Kyle Lobstein among 4 roster moves

After the Tigers’ pitching staff wet the bed last night to the tune of 20 runs against the Minnesota Twins, Detroit made some moves to relieve a once again taxed bullpen ahead of today’s double-header. Going to Toledo is lefty Robbie Ray who was good for an inning and a third while letting up 6 runs showing once again tremendous value from that Doug Fister trade over the winter...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander

In the recent weeks, the Detroit Tigers have given up their lead on the American League Central and now they have injury news on two of their most prominent players. In the field, the Ruthian-like, Miguel Cabrera tweaked his ankle during a slide in Wednesday night's game and left in the ninth inning.  James Schmehl is reporting that manager Brad Ausmus said, 'generally...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Joe Nathan edition

The Detroit Tigers have one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball and for pitcher Joe Nathan who was supposed to be the man who manager Brad Ausmus could count on, the 39-year-old pitcher has been far from reliable. After last night’s performance again the Tampa Bay Rays giving up a run and leaving two men on base, I have officially given up on Nathan. In the last eight appearances...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Rusney Castillo edition

The Detroit Tigers might finally dip their hand into the waters and pull a Cuban ballplayer to the Motor City. Recent and prolific successes gained by defectors Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig, and Jose Abreu have drawn attention to one man – Rusney Castillo. Castillo last played in Cuba in 2012. He’s a 27-year old, stocky outfielder, standing just 5’9’’ but weighing a shade...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

It was only a matter of time. Three-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover girl Kate Upton and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. That’s right, Upton poured ice water on Verlander and Verlander poured ice water on Upton.  
Via Speleb
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera bobblehead features small error

The Colorado Rockies are no longer the only MLB team that’s messed up on promotional items this season. In the Detroit Tigers’ defense, at least Miguel Cabrera’s name was spelled correctly — unlike Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado — on the bobblehead given out before Friday night’s game against the Mariners. But there was one big problem with the Cabrera bobblehead that...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan apologizes for gesture directed at Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan and his relationship with the home crowd has been rocky — to say the least —  this season. But the frustration finally boiled over the for the 39-year-old Wednesday night. Nathan, who is in the midst of a career-worst season in his first year with the Tigers, was booed upon taking the mound in the ninth inning with Detroit leading the Pittsburgh...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Joe Nathan do f--- you gesture to home fans?

Detroit Tigers fans long ago lost their patience with closer Joe Nathan, who again was booed Wednesday night after walking the first two batters of the ninth inning with his team up four. Nathan worked out of the jam by getting a deep fly out to left and a 5-3 double play. But as he walked up to exchange a fist bump with Tigers catcher Alex Avila, Nathan appeared to make an unseemly...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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