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Ausmus: Young players must prove they belong

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:40:23 EDT

After Matthew Boyd's struggles Tuesday against the Yankees, along with a few relievers, manager Brad Ausmus made it clear: While youth requires patience, it only lasts for so long.

LIVE Color Feed: Yankees vs. Tigers

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:56:15 EDT

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

Kate Upton, Tigers wives work out with Marines

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:17:19 EDT

Kate Upton has a pretty rigorous workout routine with trainers as part of her job. Still, the supermodel and actress figured she was in for a challenge when the Michigan native joined five other Tigers wives and significant others in a workout with Marines on Tuesday at Wayne State University.

'Bootsie' Kinsler ready for Players Weekend

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:38:18 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.

Castellanos homers outside, inside the park

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:05:21 EDT

With two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday night, Tigers fans were on their feet to head out, not to cheer, when Nicholas Castellanos hit a sinking line drive to center field. Jacoby Ellsbury, who entered the game as a late-inning replacement with the game well in hand, tried to charge in from right-center, hoping to end the game with a shoestring grab.

Boyd, bullpen have tough night vs. Yankees

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:30:02 EDT

Gary Sanchez's tape-measure home run -- the first of two homers by the catcher -- ignited a Yankees onslaught on Matthew Boyd and the Tigers' bullpen, supporting seven quality innings from Masahiro Tanaka in his return from the disabled list for a 13-4 New York victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

Man of many hats: Klein left impact on game

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:00:00 EDT

Former Major league player, scout, general manager and skipper Joe Klein passed away on Tuesday, but his legacy won't be forgotten.

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's Prospect Watch.

Bold bats will fit in nicely on Players Weekend

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:38:02 EDT

It has been 133 years since a phenom named Pete Browning broke his bat in a game and received a custom-made replacement from John Hillerich's woodworking shop in Louisville, Ky. Legend has it that Browning, the "Louisville Slugger," had three hits the next day.

Manfred visits Detroit, praises Ilitch, Tigers

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:02:58 EDT

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke highly of the future of the city and the Tigers after taking a tour of the new Little Caesars Arena and the surrounding District Detroit project with Tigers president/CEO Chris Ilitch.

Inbox: How does Tigers' future bullpen look?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:52:22 EDT

Who are some promising pitching prospects that could help the Tigers' bullpen? Jason Beck answers questions from fans in the latest Inbox.

Verlander spins gem as Tigers cool off Dodgers

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:21:32 EDT

A day of dueling no-hit bids turned into a home run derby down the foul lines. Justin Upton's two-run homer capped a four-run sixth inning off previously perfect Kenta Maeda, earning Justin Verlander a victory for his gem in a 6-1 Tigers win over the Dodgers on Sunday at Comerica Park that snapped Los Angeles' win streak at six.

Norris starts slowly, ends strong in first rehab

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:12:42 EDT

The first-pitch fastball from Daniel Norris sailed over catcher Bryan Holaday's head and hit the backstop, an inauspicious start to his second rehab outing for Triple-A Toledo on Monday night. A leadoff single and a walk furthered the sense that he was in for a long, frustrating slog to his 65-pitch limit, his delivery seemingly hurried as he tried to find the strike zone.

Channeling playoff mode, Verlander dominates

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:12:04 EDT

Unless the Tigers pull off a trade in the next 10 days, Justin Verlander will not be pitching playoff baseball this year. So he decided to treat Sunday's outing against the Dodgers like a postseason start.

Tigers, Third Man Records team up for giveaway

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:15:27 EDT

Most of the records associated with baseball are statistical. Thanks to Detroit artist Jack White's Third Man Records, the Tigers' home finale will be associated with records of vinyl.

Stewart collects four hits for Erie

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:14:57 EDT

Yankees prospects Miguel Andujar and Domingo German led Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 3-0 win over Durham with a pair of strong performances on Sunday.

Fulmer not hung up on another tough-luck loss

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:13:57 EDT

Michael Fulmer has a losing record with a 3.60 ERA. He has suffered four losses in Tigers shutouts, three of them giving up one run. On Saturday, he became the second Tigers starter in 10 years to lose a game without giving up an unearned run over seven or more innings, suffered an unearned run in a 3-0 loss to the Dodgers.

Quiet bats, defensive miscue hurt Tigers in loss

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:24:28 EDT

The Dodgers tied a Major League record with their 13th consecutive Interleague victory, capitalizing on a Tigers defensive miscue with an Adrian Gonzalez RBI single in the seventh inning en route to a 3-0 win Saturday at Comerica Park.

Upton could opt out after '17, still undecided

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:38:07 EDT

Justin Upton had a split second to think about his path as he rounded second base on his third-inning home run Friday night. He wasn't thinking about his future as a Tiger, or his contract opt-out at the end of the season. He was thinking about whether he had touched first base.

Verlander hosts event for Wins for Warriors

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:18:46 EDT

The Wins for Warriors Foundation, founded by Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander to help military veterans, will partner with the Michigan Fitness Foundation to host the inaugural Patriot Ruck on Saturday, Sept. 9 in downtown Detroit to honor all military members, veterans and first responders who served and sacrificed on and after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Soto spins a gem for Lakeland

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:58:57 EDT

Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.

Upton's big night not enough against Dodgers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:31:09 EDT

The Dodgers didn't need to clear the spacious fences of Comerica Park to put on a show in Motown. Chris Taylor hit two of their six doubles, both for RBIs, in a four-hit game as Los Angeles outpaced the Tigers for an 8-5 win Friday night at Comerica Park.

Anibal latest Tigers starter to land on DL

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:17:11 EDT

The revolving door of the Tigers' recent starting rotation spun again Friday, when Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring injury.

Hit hard, Zimmermann tries useful adjustment

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:42:37 EDT

The Dodgers had tagged Jordan Zimmermann for six runs and nine hits over four innings. He had drawn 11 swinging strikes, including four strikeouts, but the Dodgers were making contact with an average exit velocity of 94.4 mph, according to Statcast. So as he worked through the Dodgers' lineup for a third time, Zimmermann moved his back foot from the third-base side of the pitching rubber to the first-base side, something he had never tried in his career.

Fulmer offers insight, background on 'Play Ball'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:00:31 EDT

Michael Fulmer will talk about his upbringing in Oklahoma, his childhood basketball aspirations, his offseason plumbing job and of course his pitching when he joins MLB Network's Eric Byrnes on this week's episode of Play Ball, the network's kids-oriented show designed to connect youngsters with the game.

Baez fans 11 in gem for Lakeland

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:28:24 EDT

Now into his second month playing in the Florida State League, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is finding his power stroke.

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.

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.

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.

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'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 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.