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Tigers bring Lobstein off DL to start Friday vs Cleveland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Tigers have activated left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the 60-day disabled list to start the opener of a weekend series against the Cleveland Indians. Detroit made the move before Thursday night's game in Kansas City. Lobstein was 3-5 with a 4.34 ERA in eight starts before going on the DL in late May with a sore left shoulder. The 26-year-old made six rehab...
Via AP on Fox
40 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Alburquerque sidelined with hip problem

The Tigers pitching staff continues to take a beating. Reliever Al Alburquerque has been sidelined with a hip problem, a pain that has been bothering him for quite some time. After not pitching for eight days, Alburquerque tried to throw on Tuesday, but felt discomfort. He went for an MRI on Wednesday and the team was awaiting the results. "He was pretty much unavailable, and then...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera blasts umpire after game over ejection

Miguel Cabrera would have had ample reason to be surly after the Detroit Tigers were thrashed 12-1 by the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. But most of his anger stemmed not from the outcome of the game but how he was ejected in the fourth inning after arguing balls and strikes. The slugger believes his ejection was arbitrary given third-base umpire and crew chief Gary Cederstrom...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 9.2.15: Randy Wolf (VIDEO)

Tigers starter Randy Wolf tells John Keating that he made too many mistakes in Wednesday night's 12-1 loss in Kansas City.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 9.2.15: Brad Ausmus (VIDEO)

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus talks to John Keating about the struggles of Randy Wolf to spot his pitches, the curious pitch by Yordano Ventura that hit Ian Kinsler between the shoulders, the questionable ejection of Miguel Cabrera and more after a 12-1 loss at Kansas City.
Via Fox Sports Detroit
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Norris progressing 'ahead of schedule,' could pitch again for Tigers before season's end

Tigers starter Daniel Norris might not be shut down for the season, after all. Norris, who was placed on the disabled list August 20 with an oblique injury, said he could see himself pitching again by season's end. "The first couple days, I would sneeze and it hurt so bad I wanted to cry," the left-hander said via MLB.com. "I came in one day and I was like, 'OK, I sneezed today and...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers recall pitcher Kyle Ryan, catcher Bryan Holaday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers recalled left-hander Kyle Ryan and catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. This will be Ryan's fourth stint with the Tigers this season. He went 1-2 with a 5.94 ERA in 10 games, including five starts, with Detroit. He was 4-0 with a 1.24 ERA in August with Toledo. Holaday hit .224 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 49 games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should the Tigers trade a successful Verlander this offseason?

 With Justin Verlander looking like the Justin Verlander Tigers fans are used to seeing, should the team seriously look into dealing their ace this offseason? Matt Dery of Detroit Sports 105.1 mentioned the other day to tens of the stations listeners that if Verlander continues to look strong for the rest of that year that he’d ‘look to move him in the off season… if someone...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Edgewalk at the CN Tower

The Detroit Tigers may be in the cellar of the AL Central, but they do have one thing going for...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Questions: Can the Tigers count on Justin Verlander?

In the midst of a season that Tigers fans cannot move past soon enough there may be hope on the horizon heading to 2016. That hope? The apparent return of Justin Verlander. After stretching together some dominating performances over his last several outings, Verlander is looking vintage allowing just eight earned runs since July 24th including a one-hit gem against the Angels in...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers prospect haul: How have the done so far?

It has been just over a month since the Tigers decided to sell off their veteran talent at the 2015 trade deadline. They added six quality pieces to their organization. Just how have those guys been doing since they switched uniforms? The post Detroit Tigers prospect haul: How have the done so far? appeared first on The Majors Detroit.
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.128: Tigers at Blue Jays

Matt Boyd returns to Toronto, and takes on his former team, as does Anthony Gose. David Price is there, and not doubt will be renewing acquaintances, but we won’t see him pitching this series. Justin Verlander’s near no-hitter was a tough act to follow, but crafty veteran Randy Wolf did a pretty good job of it. He has now had two good outings, which is probably as much or more...
Via Tigers Weblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton praises 'inspiring' Verlander after near no-hitter

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander came oh-so-close to notching his third-career no-hitter Wednesday night, but suffered understandable heartbreak when Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta led off the ninth inning with a double. Verlander of course must be disappointed over how things played out, but still should be encouraged with his dominant performance in light of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What if Justin Verlander figured it out?

A little over a month ago, Dave ran through his annual trade value rankings, and as he likes to do, after all the good bits, he wrote up the bad bit, addressing the game’s least-valuable players. Ranking third on his list was fallen Tigers ace Justin Verlander, whose contract is steady even when the pitching isn’t. Verlander ranked worse than Matt Kemp. Worse than Shin-Soo Choo...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How Yoenis Cespedes saved the Mets from themselves

It all seemed to be coming together for the Mets. It looked like they had just traded for the kind of impact bat their lineup so desperately needed in the form of Carlos Gomez and that he would propel the pitching laden Metropolitans to a division championship. And then this happened: This kind of gaffe seemed typical of the Mets of the past ten years. An all-star caliber player...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Opening Drive: J.D. Martinez hangs with HarBros, crushes home run

We’re on the road again as the #FS1OpeningDrive tour bus is leaving Cincinnati and headed to New York City for our next stop. Throughout the tour, we’ll provide a morning recap of the news, commentary, tidbits and whimsy surrounding our tour stops, as we prepare for Michigan vs. Utah, Sept. 3 on FOX Sports 1. Tour News: J.D. Martinez Loves The HarBros It was a typical...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez is a major bright spot in a disappointing season

The Detroit Tigers have not lived up to expectations this season. As of August 25, they are 17 games back of the Royals in the AL Central and 10 games back of the final wildcard spot. But that doesn’t even accurately represent how poor the team has played for the majority of the year. Since their 11-2 start, they’ve gone just 48-62, which is the one of the worst records in the...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Rebuilding the Tigers… Or Not

Two weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers essentially fired long-time General Manager Dave Dombrowski. Despite four consecutive division titles — a streak that will end this year, of course — and a lot of success over the last decade, Dombrowski was unable to bring a championship back to Motown, and with their window closing and the team struggling, ownership decided to make a change...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Pitcher Daniel Norris Homers Off Jon Lester In First MLB At-Bat (Video)

It’s not very often that American League pitchers hit home runs, but what Daniel Norris did was even more peculiar. The Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher smacked a homer off Jon Lester in his very first major league at-bat Wednesday during their matchup with the Cubs in Chicago. Norris became the first pitcher hit a home run in his first at-bat since Tommy Milone in 2011 and the first...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton takes part in Wrigley Field flyover in P-51 Mustang

With boyfriend Justin Verlander’s Detroit Tigers in the Windy City to play a two-game set with the Chicago Cubs, Kate Upton was in town to take in Wednesday’s ballgame. Since she is a world-famous supermodel, Upton’s pregame experience was distinctly different than the one enjoyed by most folks, but this followed being forced to sit through a lengthy rain delay the previous...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Pitcher Daniel Norris Becomes First AL Pitcher To Hit Home Run At Wrigley Field

The Detroit Tigers do not have a whole lot to hang their hats on this season. However, whether they win or lose Wednesday night against the Chicago Cubs, Daniel Norris will have something to be proud of. With his two run shot in the second inning he became the first American League pitcher to hit a home run at Wrigley Field.So maybe it is not as big a deal since inter-league play...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera loses glove, still manages to record out

During the Tigers’ 10-8 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night, Miguel Cabrera showed off some of that defense that he’s…well, really not well-known for. Anibal Sanchez threw a pickoff throw to first, and Dexter Fowler slide into the bag safely…but Cabrera fumbled his glove off. The ball bounced off a wall by the dugout right to Cabrera, and he fired to second without a glove...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Struggles continuing for Greene, Nesbitt

Shane Greene and Angel Nesbitt performed very poorly for the Detroit Tigers after their hot starts to the season. These poor performances have continued with the Toledo Mud Hens. Monday night, against the Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta’s AAA team), Greene threw 98 pitches but lasted just 3 2/3 innings and surrendered 5 hits and 4 earned runs. He was immediately relieved by Angel Nesbitt...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera caught without glove on for pickoff play (Video)

Catching someone sleeping on a pickoff play is usually a good thing. It’s not so good when the guy who’s sleeping is on defense. But that’s what happened with Miguel Cabrera. During the first inning of Tuesday’s Cubs-Tigers game, Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez threw over to first base in an attempt to pick off Dexter Fowler. Miggy was holding his glove in his throwing hand...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ian Kinsler to umpire: "Do your f-ing job!"

    Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has had a brutal week at the dish. Entering the day sporting a .190/.227/.238 slash line over his last five games, the 33-year-old veteran capped things off on Sunday with a spectacularly bad 0-for-4 with a strikeout showing against the Houston Astros. The frustrations of Kinsler’s mini-slump appeared to boil over in the matinee...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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