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Inbox: Will Verlander be dealt before Aug. 31?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:29:40 EDT

Will the Tigers trade Justin Verlander to the Astros before Aug. 31? Beat reporter Jason Beck answers this and more in the latest Inbox.



Tigers' young 'pen gets learning opportunities

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:43:36 EDT

This is the negative side of the Tigers going young in their bullpen.



Tigers' woes continue despite pair of homers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:44:43 EDT

The Rangers continued their climb into the American League Wild Card race by completing a three-game sweep of the Tigers with a 12-6 victory Wednesday night at Globe Life Park.



'Bootsie' Kinsler ready for Players Weekend

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:51:02 EDT

Ian Kinsler has gone by the nickname "Kins" ever since he joined the Tigers three seasons ago. Very few people know him by the nickname "Bootsie," but the few that call him that have a story behind it.



Zimmermann set to face mighty Dodgers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:35:35 EDT

The Tigers send longtime National Leaguer Jordan Zimmermann to the mound opposite Rich Hill, who was a University of Michigan standout. Ironically, he'll be pitching on "University of Michigan night" at Comerica Park.



Anibal exits early due to hamstring tightness

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:47:25 EDT

One of the toughest challenges during Anibal Sanchez's Triple-A stint before returning to the Tigers' rotation was a left hamstring strain that forced him out of a start. It flared up again Wednesday night, forcing him out in the third inning of the Tigers' 12-6 loss to the Rangers.



Despite back injury, Cabrera will keep plugging

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:19:52 EDT

Miguel Cabrera played through everything from a groin tear to a fractured ankle over the years when the Tigers were winning division titles and needed him down the stretch. He's taking a similar approach down the stretch this year, with a playoff spot pretty well out of sight and a cantankerous back acting up again in a different spot than before.



Tigers' Top 30 Prospects list

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:28:55 EDT

Who do the Tigers have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Detroit's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Restless Verlander done in by long ball in Texas

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:27:50 EDT

Justin Verlander admits the trade speculation is on his mind. He can focus on the task at hand when he's on the mound, and he has done an impressive job of keeping focused through a trade saga now going well past a month. But eventually, it creeps in -- even when he's asleep.



Nicknames, bright gear part of Players Weekend

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:11:02 EDT

MLB and the MLB Players Association are introducing the inaugural Players Weekend on Aug. 25-27, when all players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs as well as specially designed caps and socks.



Tigers handed a 10-spot by Texas in loss

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:20:34 EDT

The Rangers hit three home runs off of Tigers starter Justin Verlander and won for the fifth time in six games with a 10-4 victory on Tuesday night at Globe Life Park. The Tigers have lost nine of their last 11.



Astros want Verlander, but trade talks stalled

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:43:30 EDT

Justin Verlander hasn't thrown his last pitch for the Tigers yet. He's set to make his scheduled turn in Detroit's rotation on Tuesday night against the Rangers.



Despite loss, Fulmer 'felt good' in return

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:06:35 EDT

Michael Fulmer went five innings and threw 75 pitches in a 6-2 Tigers loss on Monday, but said his struggles had nothing to do with a recurrence of the ulnar neuritis that forced him to the DL.



Tigers held to Upton's HR in loss to Rangers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:59:00 EDT

Martin Perez overcame a two-run home run by Justin Upton in the first inning and helped pitch the Rangers to a 6-2 victory over the Tigers on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The win was the Rangers' fourth in five games and moved them to within three games in the American League Wild Card standings.



Kinsler, Ausmus ejected from opener in Texas

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:14:32 EDT

Ian Kinsler's first game this season in his former home, Globe Life Park, was a short one. The Tigers' second baseman was ejected in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes with plate umpire Angel Hernandez, who ejected manager Brad Ausmus moments later.



McCann scouts himself, makes adjustments

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:38:46 EDT

When James McCann and Tigers coaches wanted to figure out how to fix him as a hitter, one of the ideas they tried was to put together a personal scouting report, complete with heat maps and hot and cold zones.



Tigers send Rondon down to find consistency

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:15:17 EDT

The impatience and frustration were palpable among the home fans at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon, as they loudly voiced their opinion of reliever Bruce Rondon.



Tigers' comeback thwarted by Twins in finale

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:23:04 EDT

The Twins avoided another tough defeat against the Tigers, bouncing back thanks to a go-ahead RBI single from Byron Buxton in the eighth inning in a 6-4 win on Sunday at Comerica Park.



Paredes makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:02:30 EDT

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.



Tigers call up reliever Ferrell, DFA Mujica

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 17:59:15 EDT

It's safe to say Jeff Ferrell won't be upset with missing out on Triple-A Toledo's series in Charlotte, N.C., his birthplace, this coming week. Instead, Ferrell rejoined the Tigers, who selected his contract ahead of Sunday's matinee against the Twins at Comerica Park. Ferrell pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout in Detroit's 6-4 loss.



Tigers fan has great reaction to a leaping catch

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:01:43 EDT

Tigers fan has great reaction to a leaping catch



Upton's walk-off HR caps big rally over Twins

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:42:17 EDT

Justin Upton flung the ball into the air and the bat out of his hands as his second walk-off homer of the year lifted Detroit to a 12-11 win over Minnesota at Comerica Park on Saturday night. The home run was part of a six-run comeback Detroit compiled over the final three innings to stun the hot-hitting Twins.



Mahtook keeps hot streak in perspective

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:28:43 EDT

The Tigers' burning debate entering the season -- of which center fielder among Mikie Mahtook, JaCoby Jones and Tyler Collins would emerge as the starter -- seems like a distant memory now.



Burrows unhittable for Erie

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:11:01 EDT

Pitching deeper into the season than he ever has before, Beau Burrows continues to get better. Burrows, Detroit's No. 4 prospect (No. 95 overall), was untouchable on Saturday as he tossed six hitless innings with eight strikeouts and two walks to pace Double-A Erie in an 11-0 rout of New Hampshire.



Castellanos asks about playing some RF

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:14:36 EDT

Ever since the Tigers made a pair of summer trades that included third base prospects Jeimer Candelario and Dawel Lugo, ranked Nos. 3 and 14, respectively in Detroit's MLBPipeline.com prospect list, questions arose about the future of current Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos.



Tigers denied after key Twins homers

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:17:14 EDT

Eddie Rosario's three-run home run and Max Kepler's two-run shot powered the Twins in front before withstanding a Tigers charge, earning Minnesota a 9-4 win over Detroit on Friday night at Comerica Park.



Anibal can't shake home run bug

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:28:28 EDT

In uncharacteristic fashion, Anibal Sanchez smacked his glove with frustration as the Twins' Max Kepler sent a two-out fastball over the right-field wall in the fifth inning of Friday's 9-4 Tigers loss at Comerica Park. A couple of hours later, Sanchez let a cooler head prevail as he explained that he's not dealing with any mental or mechanical issues on the mound. Still, his problem is clear: home runs.



Vizquel, Machado help host local youth event

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:40:47 EDT

Adrian Morales had seen Omar Vizquel before, but only in highlights on YouTube. On Friday afternoon, the 14-year-old Morales saw Vizquel, the former Gold Glove Award-winning shortstop and current Detroit first-base coach, in person, along with shortstop Dixon Machado, at the Tigers' fourth-annual Día en el Parque event at Comerica Park.



Reflective Polanco in town for Tigers fiesta

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:46:38 EDT

Craig Monroe rushed into the dining room outside the press lounge at Comerica Park on Friday to greet Placido Polanco, his friend and former Tigers teammate of two-plus years. The two embraced as they spoke back and forth in Spanish, before Monroe, now an analyst with FOX Sports Detroit, switched to English to compliment Polanco on his salt and pepper beard.



Triple threat: Castellanos has shot at 3B title

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:30:08 EDT

When the Tigers don uniforms with nicknames on the back for Players Weekend later this month, Nicholas Castellanos will have "Nick" on the back of his. He has that sense of humor.



Tigers' late rally falls short in finale vs. Pirates

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:07:37 EDT

Josh Bell's two-run home run and Adam Frazier's two-run double highlighted an early Pirates outburst Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park, sending Pittsburgh to a 7-5 win over the Tigers.



CBA could aid potential Verlander trade

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:16:17 EDT

The Astros and Tigers have discussed a Justin Verlander trade this month, sources say, but it remains unclear if the sides have made much progress.