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Recent Detroit Tigers news, rumors

  • • MLB Mock Draft 2020: Vanderbilt's Austin Martin goes No. 1 to Tigers; Royals take first pitcher off board
    The Detroit Tigers are on the clock for the abbreviated 2020 draft...2020
  • • Detroit Tigers all-time team: Cobb, Kaline and Greenberg highlight lineup; Verlander leads rotation
    We're picking a 'Baseball Stars' lineup for each team during April...2020
  • • Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers legend and Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 85
    Kaline spent all 22 of his MLB seasons with the Tigers...2020
  • • Legendary Tigers outfielder Al Kaline dies at 85
    Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline, an 18-time All-Star and a 10-time Gold Glove winner with the Detroit Tigers, has died at 85....2020
  • • Justin Verlander ‘forced’ Kate Upton to watch his 2007 no-hitter on Opening Day
    Justin Verlander and wife Kate Upton, along with toddler daughter Genevieve, hunkered down on the couch Thursday for some television, and the Houston Astros ace shared on social media how he felt completely entitled to commandeer the remote control. With Major League Baseball of course on hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Thursday’s originally scheduled Opening Day unfortunately passing withou...2020
  • • Tigers LHP prospect Wentz has elbow surgery
    Left-hander Joey Wentz, a prospect in the Detroit Tigers organization, had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow....2020
  • • 2019-20 Offseason In Review Series
    MLBTR has begun its annual Offseason In Review series, looking at what all 30 teams did (or didn’t do) this winter.  We’ll have an entry for every team published within the coming days and weeks, so keep this post bookmarked to check on when your favorite team has been covered. AL West Houston Astros Los Angeles Angels Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers AL Central Chicago White Sox C...2020
  • • Giannis pledges $100K to help arena workers
    The owners of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers, as well as the owners of the New Jersey Devils, also announced that they are preparing to compensate their arena staff....2020
  • • Justin Verlander hints that he expressed opposition to Astros stealing signs
    Justin Verlander finally addressed the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal on Thursday along with several of his teammates, and the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner seemed to indicate that he expressed displeasure with the tactics when they were ongoing in 2017. Verlander told reporters multiple times that he “wished I had said more” and apologized for not asserting himself. When asked what he ...2020
  • • Nicholas Castellanos agrees to deal with Reds
    The Cincinnati Reds have made another move that proves they are trying to contend in 2020. Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Reds, Ken Rosenthal and C. Trent Rosencrans of The Athletic first reported. The deal is reportedly for four years. Castellanos was the top free agent remaining on the market. The 27-year-old batted .289 with 27 homers and...2020

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Detroit Tigers injury and suspension

  • • Tigers LHP prospect Wentz has elbow surgery
    Left-hander Joey Wentz, a prospect in the Detroit Tigers organization, had surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow....2020
  • • Tigers reportedly among teams interested in ex-Cubs SS Addison Russell
    Just a few days after being non-tendered by the Chicago Cubs, shortstop Addison Russell is already reportedly drawing interest from multiple MLB teams. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Detroit Tigers are among several teams with interest in signing the 25-year-old shortstop. Russell, who served a 40-game suspension during the 2018 season, stayed with the Cubs for the 2019 season despite ...2019
  • • Shohei Ohtani still a week away from return to Angels
    Shohei Ohtani is still a week away from a return to the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani is working his way back from Tommy John surgery he underwent in October and getting close to a return as a hitter. He took live batting practice with his teammates two weeks ago for the first time since the surgery and launched a homer. Even though Ohtani is getting closer, Angels manager Brad Ausmus said on Tuesday...2019
  • • Yankees dealt another blow with Tulowitzki injury
    Yankees shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left Wednesday's game against the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning with what the team called a left calf strain....2019
  • • Luke Voit upset over plunking, getting shown up by Tigers pitcher
    Luke Voit was hit by a pitch for the second time this season during Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers. To add insult to injury, the New York Yankees first baseman felt that he was later shown up by the pitcher who plunked him. Voit was hit by a pitch from Joe Jimenez during the eighth inning. Given the many walking wounded already plaguing the Yankees, Voit mentioned when bemoaning the plun...2019
  • • Tigers RHP Fulmer needs Tommy John surgery
    The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday that pitcher Michael Fulmer needs Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow....2019
  • • Miguel Cabrera admits he felt 'uncomfortable' after eight month layoff
    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hadn’t played baseball in eight months before suiting up for his spring training debut on Sunday, and he says it felt like it. Cabrera has been troubled by arm and back injuries over the past few seasons, and while his plate appearances went fine, Cabrera admitted that playing defense and running the bases simply didn’t feel right yet. “It was a little w...2019
  • • 10 MLB players looking to rebound after an injury-filled 2018
    Playing baseball is hard enough when you’re healthy. It gets that much harder when you’re trying to perform in less-than-ideal circumstances — especially at the game’s highest level. With spring-training games getting underway, the feeling of having a clean slate is front and center as players begin their trek toward getting into game shape for Opening Day. This is the time of year where many play...2019
  • • Jordan Zimmermann, Christin Stewart undergo core muscle surgeries
    The Detroit Tigers announced today that righty Jordan Zimmermann and outfielder Christin Stewart underwent surgeries to repair core muscle injuries. Both players are expected to be at full health for the start of camp. In the case of Zimmermann, the news comes on the heels of another disappointing campaign in Detroit. The 32-year-old now carries a 5.24 ERA in his 396 2/3 innings since signing on w...2018
  • • Yanks' Boone suspended 1 game for tirade
    Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended one game for his tirade during Friday's game against the Detroit Tigers, Major League Baseball announced Sunday....2018

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Detroit Tigers trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • MLB Mock Draft 2020: Vanderbilt's Austin Martin goes No. 1 to Tigers; Royals take first pitcher off board
    The Detroit Tigers are on the clock for the abbreviated 2020 draft...2020
  • • Justin Verlander hints that he expressed opposition to Astros stealing signs
    Justin Verlander finally addressed the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal on Thursday along with several of his teammates, and the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner seemed to indicate that he expressed displeasure with the tactics when they were ongoing in 2017. Verlander told reporters multiple times that he “wished I had said more” and apologized for not asserting himself. When asked what he ...2020
  • • Nicholas Castellanos agrees to deal with Reds
    The Cincinnati Reds have made another move that proves they are trying to contend in 2020. Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Reds, Ken Rosenthal and C. Trent Rosencrans of The Athletic first reported. The deal is reportedly for four years. Castellanos was the top free agent remaining on the market. The 27-year-old batted .289 with 27 homers and...2020
  • • OF Nicholas Castellanos agrees to four-year deal with Reds
    The Cincinnati Reds have made another move that proves they are trying to contend in 2020. Free agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Reds, Ken Rosenthal and C. Trent Rosencrans of The Athletic first reported. The deal is reportedly for four years. Castellanos was the top free agent remaining on the market. The 27-year-old batted .289 with 27 homers and...2020
  • • Braves to pursue Marcell Ozuna, Nick Castellanos after losing Donaldson
    The Atlanta Braves were among the teams who were trying to give their lineup a major boost by keeping Josh Donaldson, but the star third baseman signed with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. Some have wondered if the Braves could try to pull off a blockbuster trade to make up for that, but they are not thinking that big. Jim Bowden of CBS Sports reports that the Braves are likely to shift their atte...2020
  • • Checking In On Last Season’s Lowest-Scoring Offenses
    If you can believe it, sub-.500 teams comprised the majors’ five lowest-scoring offenses in 2019. With the offseason a couple months old and with most of the top free agents off the board, those teams have all had time to improve at the plate. But have they? Let’s take a look… Detroit Tigers (582 runs,…...2020
  • • Checking in on MLB's lowest-scoring offenses of 2019
    If you can believe it, sub-.500 teams comprised the majors’ five lowest-scoring offenses in 2019. With the offseason a couple of months old and with most of the top free agents off the board, those teams have all had time to improve at the plate. But have they? Let’s take a look… Detroit Tigers (582 runs, 77 wRC+) Among Tigers regulars, only outfielder Nicholas Castellanos (whom they traded to the...2020
  • • Slugging first baseman C.J. Cron agrees to one-year deal with Tigers
    The Detroit Tigers have completed their acquistion of the Twins’ right side of their infield, agreeing to a one-year deal with first baseman C.J. Cron, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.  This deal matches the one made with second baseman Jonathan Schoop, coming in at $6.1M, according to Fenech and MLB Insider Jeff Passan. The Tigers have announced the deal. Cron joins his thir...2019
  • • Tigers reportedly sign 2B Jonathan Schoop to one-year, $6.1M deal
    The Detroit Tigers are “in agreement” with free-agent second baseman Jonathan Schoop, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. It’s a one-year deal worth $6.1M plus performance bonuses for Schoop, a client of VC Sports Group. Rosenthal notes that the Tigers plan on utilizing Schoop in the middle of the order as their everyday second baseman. Schoop stays in the American League, where he has spent his ent...2019
  • • Tigers To Sign Jonathan Schoop
    The Detroit Tigers are “in agreement” with free agent second baseman Jonathan Schoop, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. It’s a one-year deal worth $6.1MM plus performance bonuses for Schoop, a client of VC Sports Group. Rosenthal notes that the Tigers plan on utilizing Schoop in the middle of the order as their everyday second baseman.…...2019

Detroit Tigers stats

  • • Reynaldo Lopez's dominant start summed up in six tweets
    The start of Reynaldo Lopez‘s 2019 season hasn’t exactly been smooth, but none of that mattered on Sunday. Entering his start against the Detroit Tigers, the 25-year-old right-hander struggled to a 7.46 ERA and 1.89 WHIP to go along with a 20.7% strikeout rate, 11.6% walk rate, and 2.49 home runs allowed per nine innings in 25.1 frames. His last two starts were a huge improvement over his first th...2019
  • • FOR SALE: Don Mattingly’s Old Mercedes Benz
    If you’re looking for an MVP of a deal on a used car…look no further! In 1985, Don Mattingly took home the American League’s top prize and while the season was coming to a close, the New York Yankees superstar hit up a New Jersey Mercedes Benz dealership and purchased a brand new sedan. According to the listing, “Donnie Baseball” bought the grey 1985 Mercedes Benz 500SEL on September 25, 1985…righ...2018
  • • Fans want Tigers to retire Lou Whitaker’s Number
    For almost twenty years, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker were joined at the hip for the Detroit Tigers.The seemingly inseparable duo locked down the middle infield in Motor City from 1978 until almost 1994. Their stats are eerily similar and they even showed up together on a 1983 episode of “Magnum PI.”And then they retired and hit the Hall of Fame ballot.Whitaker was one and done in 2001… only get...2017
  • • Fans Want Tigers to Retire Lou Whitaker’s Number
    For almost twenty years, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker were joined at the hip for the Detroit Tigers. The seemingly inseparable duo locked down the middle infield in Motor City from 1978 until almost 1994. Their stats are eerily similar (seriously…look them up) and they even showed up together on a 1983 episode of “Magnum PI”. And then they retired and hit the Hall of Fame ballot. Whitaker was on...2017
  • • Justin Verlander implies baseballs are juiced
    How does Justin Verlander celebrate throwing a gem against baseball’s best team? By heavily implying that baseball’s are juiced. What else?ESPN’s Buster Olney took to Twitter to note that 75 MLB players have 20 home runs in 2017, while only 57 topped that mark in 2014. It’s one of many stats to show how prevalent the long ball is in 2017. Fresh off of an eight-inning, two hit, nine strikeout win o...2017

Detroit Tigers kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Justin Verlander ‘forced’ Kate Upton to watch his 2007 no-hitter on Opening Day
    2020
  • • Report: Tigers GM outbid for his son, Alex Avila, in free agency
    The holidays might be a little bit awkward this year for the Avila family. Catcher Alex Avila, who signed with the Minnesota Twins on Friday, might have some questions for his Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila didn’t offer his son more money in free agency. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Tigers pursued Avila this offseason for a potential reunion, but they reportedly offered him ...2019
  • • Watch: Top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homers for fourth consecutive game
    Having just recently been called up to Triple-A Buffalo, top Toronto Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to make a mockery of minor league pitching.Across four different levels this season, the chosen one is hitting .404 with 17 homers, 68 RBI and a .459 on-base percentage in just 75 games.The teenager is now taking that domination to an entirely new level. Saturday, against the Det...2018
  • • Roger Clemens' son Kody Clemens signs with Tigers
    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 Kody that he has the opportunity to play at the next level. He is very excited to be a Detroit Tiger. He is sad and will mis...2018
  • • Tigers broadcaster gave cool gift to Terry Francona
    The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians aren’t always on the friendliest terms as division rivals in the AL Central, so that makes a gesture that longtime Tigers broadcaster Jim Price made this week even cooler.As the Tigers and Indians kicked off a three-game series on Monday, Price gifted Indians manager Terry Francona with a glove that was signed by his father, the late Tito Francona. MLB....2018
  • • Miguel Cabrera declines to discuss ongoing paternity suit
    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera informed reporters this week any questions about his ongoing paternity suit is strictly off-limits.“I’m just here to play baseball,” Cabrera said Monday from Lakeland, Fla., via the Detroit Free Press.Cabrera is embroiled in the ugly case due to allegations made in a lawsuit filed by his ex-mistress, Belkis Rodriguez, with whom he fathered two children, ...2018
  • • Miguel Cabrera asks for media to be banned from paternity suit hearing
    Miguel Cabrera is scheduled to appear in court for a paternity hearing next month, and the Detroit Tigers star is asking a judge to prevent the media from getting a front-row seat to it.Evan Woodberry of MLive.com reports that Cabrera’s attorneys have asked a judge to close the Feb. 12 paternity hearing proceedings due to Cabrera’s notoriety and the involvement of children. A ruling is expected in...2018
  • • Former MLB pitcher Anthony Reyes battling California wildfires
    Former MLB pitcher Anthony Reyes, now a firefighter, is among the many brave souls on the front lines battling the horrendous wildfires presently plaguing southern California. After spending parts of five seasons playing for the St. Louis Cardinals — where he helped deliver a World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers in 2006 — and Cleveland Indians, Reyes, a California native, followed in his f...2017
  • • Justin Verlander to miss Astros’ parade for wedding weekend
    The Houston Astros’ championship parade is scheduled for Friday, but one of the team’s most valuable contributors in the playoffs is not expected to be in attendance.WXYZ in Detroit confirmed that Justin Verlander is getting married to longtime girlfriend Kate Upton this weekend in Italy. They say that he will miss the team’s parade on Friday.Verlander and Upton probably had this planned for a whi...2017

Top Detroit Tigers news

  • • Legendary Tigers outfielder Al Kaline dies at 85
    2020
  • • Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers legend and Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 85
    2020
  • • Giannis pledges $100K to help arena workers
    2020
  • • Ausmus won't return as Tigers skipper
    The Detroit Tigers announced on Friday that the contract of manager Brad Ausmus will not be extended beyond the 2017 season. The announcement was made by Al Avila, Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager....2017
  • • Ausmus' contract won't be extended past '17
    The Detroit Tigers announced on Friday that the contract of manager Brad Ausmus will not be extended beyond the 2017 season. The announcement was made by Al Avila, Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager....2017
  • • 5 suspended in Yanks-Tigers fracas
    Discipline has been issued to members of the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees as a result of the bench-clearing incidents during Thursday's game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement....2017
  • • 5 suspended in Yanks-Tigers fracas
    Discipline has been issued to members of the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees as a result of the bench-clearing incidents during Thursday's game at Comerica Park in Detroit. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball, made the announcement....2017
  • • Tigers To Sign Jonathan Schoop
    2019
  • • Tigers To Sign C.J. Cron
    The Detroit Tigers have completed their coup of the Twins’ right side, agreeing to a one-year deal with first baseman C.J. Cron, per Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. This deal matches the one made with Schoop, coming in at $6.1MM, per Fenech and MLB Insider Jeff Passan. The Tigers have announced the deal.…...2019
  • • Detroit Tigers will retire Lou Whitaker's No. 1 during 2020 season
    Whitaker, a five-time All-Star, played in Detroit for 19 seasons...2019

Detroit Tigers fantasy rankings and news

  • • Cody Bellinger's fantasy baseball stock just keeps on rising
    Cody Bellinger is living the life right about now. Not only are the Los Angeles Dodgers sporting an 8-3 record with baseball’s second-best run differential (+35) heading into Tuesday night, but there are also only three hitters with a better wRC+ than Bellinger’s 266 mark (Mike Trout, Tim Anderson and Tim Beckham). As if that wasn’t enough, the reigning National League Player of the Week is tied f...2019

Detroit Tigers schedule, game

  • • Detroit Tigers all-time team: Cobb, Kaline and Greenberg highlight lineup; Verlander leads rotation
    2020
  • • Justin Verlander ‘forced’ Kate Upton to watch his 2007 no-hitter on Opening Day
    2020
  • • Nicholas Castellanos agrees to deal with Reds
    2020
  • • OF Nicholas Castellanos agrees to four-year deal with Reds
    2020
  • • Report: Reds sign star OF Nicholas Castellanos
    The Cincinnati Reds’ big winter took on even new meaning on Monday with the team reportedly signing star outfielder Nicholas Castellanos away from the division-rival Chicago Cubs. This is no small move for a team that looks like it can contend for the NL Central title in 2020. Castellanos, 27, hit .289 with an .863 OPS in stops with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs last season. The veteran also...2020
  • • Braves to pursue Marcell Ozuna, Nick Castellanos after losing Donaldson
    2020
  • • Matthew Boyd: Tigers ‘had suspicions’ about Red Sox cheating in 2018
    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd doesn’t seem to be too surprised by allegations of the Boston Red Sox cheating in 2018. In fact, the Tigers’ pitcher indicated that the entire team had suspicions about the Red Sox during the 2018 season. During an interview with MLB Network, Boyd shared that he and his teammates had a feeling something was going on in Boston. It led to the team always ...2020
  • • Tigers reportedly sign 2B Jonathan Schoop to one-year, $6.1M deal
    2019
  • • Watch: Chris Sale playing catch among Red Sox fans in Fenway Park concourse
    Rain may have washed out the Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox game on Monday. But Chris Sale was still giving Red Sox Nation a chance to see him throw. Sale, who was Monday’s scheduled starter, was spotted playing some catch. Not only that, but he was playing catch in the main concourse at Fenway Park, in and amongst some of the would-be spectators. pic.twitter.com/SuzQj1LNbg— The Camera Guys (@N...2019
  • • Astros reportedly sign Justin Verlander to $66M extension
    The Houston Astros have locked up one of their core players through the 2021 season. Jon Heyman of MLB Network was first to report Saturday afternoon that Houston has signed former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander to a contract extension. This report was followed with hard details. The 36-year-old Verlander receives $66 million over two seasons in what will likely be the final contract of a Hall o...2019

Detroit Tigers rumors, scandals

  • • Justin Verlander hints that he expressed opposition to Astros stealing signs
    2020
  • • Report: Former Astros star Brad Ausmus to interview for vacant manager position
    As the Houston Astros attempt to salvage a sense of respectability in the wake of their sign-stealing scandal, they will reportedly interview a former star, Brad Ausmus, to become the next manager. Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston broke the news of this impending interview: Ausmus, of course, spent last season managing the Los Angeles Angels, and prior to that he was the manager of the Detroit Tig...2020
  • • Mike Fiers addresses Giancarlo Stanton tweet controversy
    Mike Fiers is having to clear things up after a questionable episode on Twitter.On Monday, the Oakland Athletics righty was revealed to have liked a tweet from a user telling him to hit Giancarlo Stanton in the mouth with a pitch. The context here is that Fiers actually did hit Stanton in the mouth with a pitch back in 2014, causing some real damage to the talented slugger.Fiers addressed the upro...2018
  • • Terry Francona shoots down rumor of positive PED test for Jose Ramirez
    On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians got word of a rumored report saying that third baseman Jose Ramirez had tested positive for PEDs and was facing an 80-game suspension. Shortly after he heard of the rumor, manager Terry Francona addressed it with the media.“We talked to Josey just a couple of minutes ago,” Francona said, per Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com. “He got a big kick out of it. One, Josey st...2018
  • • Former MLB pitcher Anthony Reyes battling California wildfires
    2017
  • • WATCH: Tigers’ Jeff Ferrell responsive after taking 103-mph liner to head
    Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeff Ferrell was involved in a frightening incident during Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics when a screaming liner drilled him in the head. Most amazingly of all, not only did Ferrell not go down after being drilled, he is somehow doing fine in the aftermath of the scary scene. The terrifying incident occurred during the top of 8th inning in Detroit’s 8-3 loss. A’...2017
  • • Report: Justin Verlander will remain with the Tigers
    There’s been a ton of rumors swirling about that the Detroit Tigers might move former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. At 45-56 entering this weekend’s action, Detroit is completely out of the American League playoff picture. It’s in this that everyone on the roster has been put up for sale.Verlander himself has been linked to both the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. This, despite the fact ...2017

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