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4 will duke it out in Tigers' center-field shuffle

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:34:48 EDT

The Tigers will spend Spring Training trying to figure out their center-field void with the young outfielders they have in camp. If it wasn't clear before camp started, it's clear now that the market has cleared.

See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:06:20 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.

Achter seeks breakthrough with hometown team

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:47:17 EDT

When A.J. Achter had interest from Detroit in his first chance at free agency, the right-handed reliever jumped at the chance. As he competes for a job this Spring Training, he has the chance to jump-start his career where his roots are planted.

Spring Training has arrived! Get tickets, schedule and gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:06:29 EDT

Spring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Tigers coverage.

Kinsler stays motivated, productive as he ages

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:31:47 EDT

Ian Kinsler will never have a video post on Twitter performing feats of strength. For one, he's not a big social media fan. For another, he doesn't train that way. When it comes to baseball training, he has realized that extremes mean little for him.

On and off field, home elusive for Machado

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:25:16 EDT

In a normal offseason, slick-fielding shortstop prospect Dixon Machado would have come into Spring Training in game shape following winter ball in Venezuela. This winter, for the first time, he stayed away. The situation in his home country is too dangerous, his worries for his family too great. Even for players who aren't superstars, it's a risk.

Jimenez's stuff, demeanor impress V-Mart

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:56:16 EDT

Joe Jimenez has been waiting to face Major League competition since last summer. The Tigers' closer of the future's first look Monday included Victor Martinez, who made his big league debut in 2002 -- when Jimenez was seven years old.

Gates Brown once hit with hot dogs in his shirt

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:23:32 EDT

Gates Brown once hit with hot dogs in his shirt

Tigers' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:06:36 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's Prospect Watch.

Avila: 'Continuity can be a big plus for us'

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:55:48 EDT

Putting a twist on the focus of Presidents Day, is catching up with club presidents to discuss the start of Spring Training and the dawn of a new season. The Tigers don't have a team president, but Al Avila fills a similar role in his position as executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager.

Pelfrey, Sanchez not giving way to youth

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:49:19 EDT

Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey are in the final guaranteed seasons of their contracts. And that's about all they're guaranteed. Their struggles with pitches and injuries last year helped lead to Matt Boyd and Daniel Norris finishing the season in the Tigers rotation.

Spring into fresh look for Tigers' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:06:43 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Tigers are wearing.

Verlander benefits from showdown with Miggy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:24:48 EDT

Miguel Cabrera was joking around with Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Sunday. With pitchers facing hitters at this stage of camp, teammates were pitted against each other. In this case, the teammates were the two most recognizable faces on the team.

Healthy V-Mart grinding to make mark

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:37:33 EDT

With hernia surgery behind him, Victor Martinez is ready for the grind of the 2017 season.

Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:06:50 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Tigers' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Miggy motivated to win for Venezuela, Ilitch

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:24:30 EDT

Miguel Cabrera added boxing to his training routine this offseason on the advice of Venezuelan boxer Jorge Linares. As Cabrera begins his 10th season with the Tigers, he has two motivations to fight for victories this year.

Leather man: Romine brings 8 gloves to camp

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:21:20 EDT

Most players keep a glove or two on the shelf atop the locker that was designed for it. Andrew Romine crammed four into that space, and that's just half the total he brought to camp.

Kelly rejoins Tigers as instructor, scout

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:52:55 EDT

Don Kelly reached folk-hero status in Detroit as a super-utility player, becoming a postseason hero during the Tigers' run of four consecutive division titles. It's only appropriate that his post-playing career would begin in a similar role.

Healthy Mahtook jumping into center-field competition

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:59:08 EDT

Tigers outfielder Mikie Mahtook hopes an offseason trade provides him with a new opportunity, but he will have to make an impression in the spring to stand out in a crowded outfield.

'Explosive' training highlights Fulmer's routine

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:21:48 EDT

After earning American League Rookie of the Year Award honors in 2016, it's hard to believe that Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer would change much of anything during his offseason. But the 23-year-old right-hander altered some of his training methods in the hopes of adding more strength and explosive movement to his lower body.

Martinez hoping to regain Gold Glove form

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:34:21 EDT

Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez does not want a replay of his defensive struggles from 2016.

Horton stood for peace in tough times for Detroit

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Willie Horton has a day in his honor every Oct. 18, his birthday having been honored by the state of Michigan. For the city of Detroit, however, his more significant day arguably happened 50 years ago this summer, after he left the field at Tiger Stadium.

Commissioner: Ilitch was 'best of baseball'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:16:23 EDT

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred voiced his excitement about the future of Spring Training baseball in Florida after touring the Tigers' renovated complex at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. He also took a moment to reflect on the late Mike Ilitch, the owner who oversaw the successful Tigers franchise.

Fulmer looks to make strides after ROY effort

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:30:40 EDT

Michael Fulmer wasn't expecting a call from Team USA as the buildup to the World Baseball Classic began over the winter. He laughed and shook his head thinking about it when he was asked Tuesday.

Tigers owner Ilitch passes away at 87

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 22:24:07 EDT

The man behind the Tigers' turnaround from American League also-ran to two-time AL champion has passed. Mike Ilitch, the longtime team owner whose investment of financial might into the team 13 years ago spearheaded his quest for a World Series title, died Friday at age 87. Ilitch's company, Ilitch Holdings Inc., confirmed the passing in a statement. The Tigers issued their own statement shortly afterward.

Detroit says goodbye to Ilitch at Fox Theatre

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:55:57 EDT

On a windy and cold Wednesday, Detroit said goodbye to Tigers owner and local legend Mike Ilitch, who died Friday at age 87. Inside the main room of the Fox Theatre, shared memories and stories helped dull the sadness felt by the Ilitch family and the local community.

K-Rod feels good about Tigers' chances

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:00:04 EDT

Francisco Rodriguez was fashionably late to Spring Training. Now that he's here, he's focused on getting off to a good start early.

Verlander reflects on Ilitch: 'He was like family'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:38:53 EDT

Justin Verlander has been a career-long Detroit Tiger thanks to Mike Ilitch. As the team mourns Ilitch's passing, Verlander will never forget that fact.

Tigers in awe of upgraded spring facility

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:18:51 EDT

With just over a week until the Tigers open their Spring Training schedule, the crews are putting together the final pieces of the $48 million project.

Jimenez knows his time with Tigers will come

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:58:50 EDT

As Tigers relief prospect Joe Jimenez took one of the bullpen mounds at Tigertown for his first official bullpen session of this Spring Training, he wasn't trying to win a job in mid-February. But he wasn't taking it easy, firing fastballs to catcher James McCann. Even at less than game speed, he was popping the mitt.

Residents, fans pay tribute to Tigers' Ilitch

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:25:25 EDT

Amid the bustling construction in downtown Detroit, largely the doing of Ilitch Holdings, strangers and those who knew Mike Ilitch took time out of their day to remember a giant of the city.

McCann ready to take next step with glove

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:35:35 EDT

James McCann spent his offseason making his body frame smaller. He will spend Spring Training trying to make his pitchers' strike zone bigger.

Tigers report to camp with Ilitch in thoughts

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:04:20 EDT

There's a shadow over the Tigers complex beyond the palm trees in the sun. As Detroit mourns the loss of Tigers owner Mike Ilitch, the sentiment is felt here, more than a thousand miles away.

Tigers vets enter spring eyeing one more run

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 16:26:42 EDT

With Spring Training fast approaching, will take a look at a different aspect of this year's Tigers squad each day this week. Today's topic: Spring Training is here.

Tigers players remember owner Ilitch

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 12:51:25 EDT

Tigers players remember owner Ilitch

Tigers' roster leaves little to be decided in spring

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:11:31 EDT

Considering how few moves the Tigers made this offseason, the vast majority of their 25-man roster is fairly easy to predict with holdovers from last year. The lineup is set aside from a wide-open competition in center field.

Ilitch had mammoth impact on Tigers, Motown

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:03:40 EDT

Because of Mike Ilitch, the Tigers have been a superstar-laden squad for well north of a decade, the Red Wings brought the Stanley Cup to Hockeytown four times and the Fox Theater shines like the Woodward Avenue wonder it was intended to be.

'A remarkable guy': Baseball remembers Ilitch

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:35:52 EDT

As news spread of Ilitch's passing, reactions poured in from all over baseball and sports. To a man, Tigers young and old expressed their appreciation and respect for his commitment to his teams and his city.

Commissioner's statement on passing of Ilitch

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:36:29 EDT

Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. issued the following statement this evening regarding the passing of the owner of the Detroit Tigers since 1992, Michael Ilitch, who was 87.

Tigers' dream: Contend in '17 with current roster

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:37:04 EDT

Tigers players spent most of the offseason waiting in dread to see which of their peers might be traded away, so their dream season would be to force general manager Al Avila to spend the trade deadline doing the opposite.