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Tigers hire McClendon as hitting coach

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:07:46 EDT

The Tigers on Friday announced that they had hired Lloyd McClendon as hitting coach and Leon Durham as assistant hitting coach.

Avila, Tigers keeping 'window' of contention open

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:05:32 EDT

From the February 2004 press conference introducing free-agent signing Ivan Rodriguez, beginning the build-up from the AL Central cellar to the World Series, the Tigers have never put a date on their window of contention.

#AwardWorthy: Vote Fulmer for Best Rookie

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:27:28 EDT

Is Michael Fulmer the year's Best Rookie? Vote now to help Fulmer win big in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards, the baseball industry's ultimate honors.

Tigers going in 'younger, leaner' direction

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:10:10 EDT

Changes are coming to the Tigers. Taken in itself, that statement Tuesday from general manager Al Avila isn't new. It's the way the Tigers are approaching change that is dramatically different.

Tigers facing decision with Maybin

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:11:37 EDT

The disappointment of a season's end was still hitting Cameron Maybin two weeks ago when the question of whether the center fielder would like to return to the Tigers came up. He didn't hesitate.

Jones sets tone for Rafters with three-run homer

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:06:55 EDT

Fresh off of his first taste of the Major Leagues, JaCoby Jones is playing like a big leaguer in this year's Arizona Fall League. He came out of the gate swinging on Saturday afternoon with a first-inning home run to help power Salt River in a 9-4 win over Glendale at Camelback Ranch.

Tigers' Greiner mashes in Fall League victory

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:40:39 EDT

Grayson Greiner, the Tigers' No. 26 prospect, provided all the offensive firepower the Salt River Rafters needed Friday in a 5-2 victory over the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.

MLB Pipeline names Stewart, Jimenez Tigers' Prospects of the Year

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:10:13 EDT

A couple weeks after the Tigers named Christin Stewart and Joe Jimenez their organizational player and pitcher of the year, honored the slugging outfielder and overpowering closer as their Tigers Prospects of the Year.

Tigers' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 4 Sep 2016 23:23:12 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.

Tigers prospects in action as Fall League gets under way

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDT

The spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Verlander, Fulmer deliver 1-2 punch in starting rotation

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:01:48 EDT

Justin Verlander has been where Michael Fulmer is now.

Tigers instructs features first-round hurlers from past two years

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:58:47 EDT

The Tigers instructional league included the organization's top three prospects: Matt Manning, Beau Burrows and Christin Stewart.

J.D. Martinez hitting his stride in Detroit

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:03:22 EDT

J.D. Martinez doesn't mind talking about his past. He doesn't mind talking about feeling hurt, and a bit depressed when the worst team in baseball gave up on him.

Ausmus' staff returning except hitting coach Joyner

Sat, 8 Oct 2016 16:19:54 EDT

The Tigers announced on Saturday that bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer, third-base coach Dave Clark, pitching coach Rich Dubee, bench coach Gene Lamont, defensive coordinator Matt Martin and first-base coach Omar Vizquel will return to the Tigers' coaching staff in 2017. Wally Joyner, who served as Detroit's hitting coach from 2014-16, is not returning as the hitting coach in 2017, as he is interested in pursuing other interests in the game of baseball.

Tigers end speculation, pick up Ausmus' option

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:18:43 EDT

Brad Ausmus will be back for a fourth year as the Tigers' manager. The team picked up the option for the final season on his original contract Wednesday.

With solid core, Tigers eye deep run in '17

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 23:20:00 EDT

As the Tigers smarted from their disappointing loss on Sunday, Ian Kinsler's mind was already turning on what could've been done different.

Torrid finish earns Miggy AL Player of Week, Month

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:33:18 EDT

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been named both American League Player of the Week and AL Player of the Month for September/October.

Verlander, Miggy powered late-season surge

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 15:40:43 EDT

When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus addressed the clubhouse in the wake of Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Braves, he had every reason to lament a postseason chase fallen short. He opted to focus on the journey they undertook to get there.

Miggy excelled in stretch run, excited for future

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:01:04 EDT

Miguel Cabrera never played with Jose Fernandez, but the tragic death of the Marlins' pitcher in Cabrera's offseason hometown of Miami hit him hard. It still resonates with him. It also left him with a lesson.

Vote now: Miggy up for Hank Aaron Award

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:38:39 EDT

Miguel Cabrera is the Tigers' candidate for the Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each league. Voting ends Oct. 14. Cast your ballot now.

Tigers eliminated from WC contention by Braves

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:32:15 EDT

The Braves' era at Turner Field is over. So, too, is the Tigers' opportunity at the postseason. Once again, Justin Verlander was stingy with the season on the line. This time, however, his opposing starter was stingier. And after 12 strikeouts from Braves ace Julio Teheran in a 1-0 win Sunday, the Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention.

Tigers' comeback story has unhappy ending

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 20:52:58 EDT

The Tigers spent most of the weekend pondering three- and four-team Wild Card tiebreakers, a makeup game against Cleveland, and a possible week-long stretch of a different road game in every city. Then suddenly, their season was over. The only place they're going is home -- not Detroit, but to their homes.

Vintage Verlander not quite enough for Tigers

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:15:37 EDT

Justin Verlander stepped up again with the Tigers' season on the line. It was a fitting performance for a season that summoned memories of his younger greatness, when he ended postseason series.

Tigers fall to Braves, 1 1/2 back of WC

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:27:30 EDT

The Tigers' control of their postseason destiny slipped from their grasp Saturday as they swung and missed at Aaron Blair curveballs. The Braves' rookie starter held Detroit's offense to two runs and 10 strikeouts over six-plus innings, allowing Atlanta's offense to wear down Detroit's bullpen for a 5-3 win Saturday night at Turner Field.

Miggy, J.D. miss out on golden opportunities

Sun, 2 Oct 2016 01:23:34 EDT

The Tigers had their struggles against Braves starter Aaron Blair, and their own bullpen in the sixth and seventh. And yet, for all the hand-wringing about situations in a 5-3 loss to the Braves that cost them control of their postseason fate, they had the scenario they wanted in the eighth with a 5-2 deficit.

Norris settles into rotation with late surge

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 19:32:56 EDT

Daniel Norris grew up in Johnson City, Tenn., but he spent an important part of his childhood at Turner Field. With 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and eight strikeouts Friday against the Braves, the Tigers' lefty quickly growing up as a pitcher, too.

J-Up posts 30-HR season the hard way

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 22:40:38 EDT

Sometime during Justin Upton's early-season struggles, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus claims he made a prediction.

Miggy's hitting tear a catalyst for surging Tigers

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:38:26 EDT

Miguel Cabrera will have stretches when he seemingly cannot be stopped as a hitter. When they're early in the season, such as 34 swings without missing over a week-and-a-half in May, they're a sign of the hitter he is. When they're late in the year, like when he won the batting title with a groin tear in 2013, or played through a broken foot in 2014, they're a reminder of what Cabrera can do when the moment is biggest.

Tigers embark on crazy journey to playoffs

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:19:55 EDT

The Tigers took off from Detroit on Thursday night with what could best be called an open itinerary, thanks to a slew of playoff possibilities. They also carried on a determination to enjoy the ride into October baseball.

Miggy, Norris get Tigers 1/2 GB of Wild Card

Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:44:30 EDT

The Tigers rode Miguel Cabrera's two home runs and Daniel Norris' power fastball to within a half-game of the Blue Jays for the American League's second Wild Card. A pair of Cabrera drives supported Norris' 6 2/3 innings, sending Detroit to a 6-2 win over the Braves Friday.