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Ex-Rule 5 pick Stumpf holds critical 'pen role

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:48:04 EDT

The Tigers signed Francisco Liriano to compete for a rotation spot, but with the understanding he's willing to slot into the bullpen if that doesn't work out. Even so, he might not be the reigning left-hander in the club's relief corps, thanks to a young southpaw who qualifies as a veteran in this rebuilt bullpen.



After lengthy layoff, Faedo makes pro debut

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:45:00 EDT

The last time Alex Faedo took the mound in a game, he was trying to pitch the University of Florida to a national title in the College World Series, begging his coach for one more inning, one more batter. His appearance Sunday was a little lower on the pressure scale, but still a little nerve-wracking.



Liriano embraces opportunity to start for Tigers

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 13:30:00 EDT

Francisco Liriano spent the first half of his career tormenting the Tigers, one of the bright, young hopes on the Twins. That changed over the last five years, as the innings piled up, Liriano bounced around and surgeries sapped some of the strength from his left arm. Still, the sight of Liriano wearing the Olde English D on Saturday morning -- having signed a one-year contract to bolster Detroit's rebuilt pitching staff -- was an odd sight.



Picking up pace, Zimmermann fires 2 scoreless

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:00:00 EDT

One of the first things new Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio noticed about Jordan Zimmermann when he looked at video was his pace. He was much slower, taking more time between pitches, than Bosio remembered him taking when he was with the Nationals.



Martin trying to stay grounded with Tigers

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:10:05 EDT

Ron Gardenhire followed the tradition of Major League managers warning not to put much into Spring Training batting orders. Still, Leonys Martin looked like a leadoff hitter to begin the Tigers' Grapefruit League opener Friday against the Yankees.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:17:41 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 looking forward, focused on swing

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:55:10 EDT

A few scattered boos among the packed crowd at George M. Steinbrenner Field was the one reminder of what happened the last time Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers faced the Yankees.



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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.



Tigers, Liriano agree to 1-year deal

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:55:40 EDT

The Tigers added another contestant to their rotation competition on Friday with a familiar face from Ron Gardenhire's past. Detroit agreed to terms with left-hander Francisco Liriano on a one-year contract.



Tigers have multiple dark-horse candidates

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:58:08 EDT

The Tigers have a good number of spots taken for a rebuilding club. But when rebuilding teams first re-make their roster, the roles that tend to be up for grabs are the ones that either don't have an incumbent, or don't have a ready-made prospect in line to take it.



Machado welcomes arrival of new Wilson gloves

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:30:43 EDT

Unlike a lot of former utility players, the Tigers' Dixon Machado doesn't have a lot of gloves. He uses one infield glove, whether he's at second base, third or shortstop. Also unlike a lot of young players, he has a pretty sweet glove.



Quartet offers possible glimpse into future

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:34:15 EDT

The Tigers will have to wait a while before they can think about putting Franklin Perez, Matt Manning, Alex Faedo and Beau Burrows in the same rotation. That doesn't mean the talented quartet of right-handers can't think about it while they work in the same camp.



Perez leads revamped Top 30 Prospects list

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:27:20 EDT

In the long term, the Tigers now boast having one of the better farm systems the organization has had in a long time. Much of that is because of the Verlander trade, which netted three top 10 players in Franklin Perez, Jake Rogers and Daz Cameron.



Castellanos keeping it simple in transition to RF

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:47:50 EDT

Nicholas Castellanos enters Spring Training knowing exactly what his position will be -- right field.



Norris clears hurdle, ready to add to workload

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:33:05 EDT

Left-handed starter Daniel Norris threw a bullpen session Tuesday, a day after he traveled to Philadelphia for a follow-up visit with Dr. William Meyers, who examined Norris following his mid-season groin injury last year.



V-Mart enters camp healthy, ready to play

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:05:57 EDT

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez isn't ready to call it a career just yet. Physically, he said, his heart is fine following an ablation procedure last September to correct an irregular heartbeat that hospitalized him twice in 2017. As for his heart for the game, the 39-year-old said he's ready to get back to the plate with a team that has become drastically younger since his last at-bat.



MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.



Tigers pitchers welcome Gardenhire with prank

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:44:35 EDT

Jordan Zimmermann, Michael Fulmer and Alex Wilson played a harmless prank on new skipper Ron Gardenhire during the Tigers' first full-squad workout.



Miggy arrives at camp with positive message

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:30:46 EDT

Miguel Cabrera reported to Spring Training on Sunday to play ball with the kids. In this case, it was a Miggy Ball youth baseball event on the field at Joker Marchant Stadium.



Bosio wants unpredictability from Tigers

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:06:17 EDT

Chris Bosio has spent a good chunk of his first few workouts as Tigers pitching coach working with individual pitchers on their mechanics and specific pitches. But he has some staffwide ideas in mind, too.



Catching prospect Rogers brings a lot to like

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:34:41 EDT

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow knew the team would have to give up good talent to convince the Tigers to trade Justin Verlander and pick up part of his salary. Jake Rogers, their catcher of the future, was part of the price tag.



Tigers thankful for Anibal's wisdom, influence

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:11:43 EDT

As Tigers pitchers digested the idea of Anibal Sanchez as a division opponent, having just signed with the Twins, the prevailing sentiment was appreciation for what he meant to them as a teammate. Tigers players have gotten used to goodbyes over the past year, and they knew Sanchez wouldn't be back, but many remain thankful for what he did for them and their careers despite his own challenges.



Tigers renew agreement with Triple-A Toledo

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:45:21 EDT

The Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens announced a two-year extension to their player development agreement on Friday, keeping Toledo as Detroit's Triple-A affiliate through at least 2020.



Jimenez makes most of unplanned Fla. winter

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:56:48 EDT

It wasn't Joe Jimenez's plan to hang in Lakeland this offseason. Normally, the Tigers pitcher goes home to Puerto Rico and works out there. Then Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck, devastating his family's home and much of the rest of the island.



Tigers enjoy youthful feeling in spring camp

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:45:53 EDT

The Tigers have had just a couple days of Spring Training workouts, but so far, general manager Al Avila likes the feeling around camp as a younger roster goes to work.



McCann's spring brightened by two tiny reasons

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:00:53 EDT

Tigers catcher James McCann and wife, Jessica, spent most of the offseason commuting more than an hour a day to visit their premature twin sons in the NICU. After seven stressful weeks, Christian and Kane were cleared for Spring Training with the family.



Tigers skipper Gardy battles nerves on Day 1

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:08:07 EDT

The Tigers have plenty of first-time arrivals to their Major League camp, many of whom are likely battling nerves as workouts begin and they try to make an impression. Their manager can relate; he's one of them.



Morris at loss for words after Hall of Fame tour

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:37:43 EDT

It's been more than two months since Jack Morris was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Modern Baseball Era Committee, yet as he walked through the historic building for the first time on Tuesday, the reality of it all seemed to finally set in.



Norris eager to put focus back on baseball

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:34:47 EDT

Catcher Derek Norris said Wednesday he hopes to keep his focus on baseball as he begins Spring Training with the Tigers, his first on-field work since serving a suspension last September for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.



Zimmermann feeling good after back injection

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:36:11 EDT

Jordan Zimmermann went back to his neck specialist last week, planning to receive a preventative nerve block injection in his neck. Instead, he left with an injection in his lower right back.