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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:05:07 EDTJustin Verlander came to Spring Training six weeks ago with a goal to get himself closer to top form around Opening Day and avoid the first-half struggles that slowed his 2016 season. He won't know for sure how well he did that until he takes the mound at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago in a week and a half, but he at least has given it his best shot.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:34:49 EDTAlex Wilson knows his history with Spring Training statistics.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:20:07 EDTJustin Verlander experienced little trouble against Atlanta's projected normal lineup, and Jaime Garcia did his part to create the pitchers' duel that evolved before Adam Walker hit a walk-off single against Daniel Stumpf to give the Braves a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Thursday night at ESPN's Wide World of Sports complex.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:42:04 EDTWatch live out-of-market games -- including select Spring Training games without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices. Plus, enjoy full portability with a free subscription to At Bat Premium ($19.99 value).
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:21:35 EDTMiguel Cabrera is back from the World Baseball Classic. He is not back to action with the Tigers. His timetable depends on the tightness in his back, which looms larger than the precautionary concern it was characterized to be when he was held out of Venezuela's final game last weekend.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:58:33 EDTIan Kinsler opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the third inning of Team USA's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic final on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:37:09 EDTJ.D. Martinez is cautiously optimistic that he avoided major damage to his right foot. "At the end of the day, I sprained a ligament," Martinez said of his mid-right foot sprain. "We're just trying to rule out other things."
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:54:09 EDTMinor League team offering 'puppy ticket delivery'
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:28:55 EDTWho 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:02:49 EDTDominic Ficociello crushed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to put Detroit ahead, but fellow Minor Leaguer Shane Optiz did the same for the Blue Jays in the bottom of the frame to lift Toronto to a 5-4 Grapefruit League win on Wednesday at Florida Auto Exchange Park.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:08:35 EDTShane Greene's slow start this spring had nothing to do with the blood circulation issued that led to surgery two years ago. This spring, Greene said, had to do with mechanics and trying to stay back in his delivery. "All Spring Training I've been trying to get my arm to catch up," he said. "I finally stopped thinking about it, and it caught up, and everything felt great."
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:29:06 EDTGear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Tigers are wearing.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:41:59 EDTThe Tigers came out of Tuesday's off-day readying to discuss the competitions for the Opening Day roster, including the center-field job. Barring an end-of-camp surprise, manager Brad Ausmus does not expect those discussions to lead to a move for another center fielder. "I'm not saying 100 [percent certain] just in case something happens, but there's nothing in the works," Ausmus said. "I'm 90-something percent certain that our center fielder is in camp."
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:30:00 EDTJerry Krause made his name in the NBA as the general manager of a Chicago Bulls franchise that won six championships. It was no surprise to longtime baseball executive Mel Didier, who worked with Krause to scout future NL Most Valuable Player Award winner Kirk Gibson when both men worked for the Seattle Mariners in 1978.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:29:15 EDTFrom 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:56:16 EDTThis spring, Justin Upton has not been taking much time off. He wants to find the swing he can take into the regular season in two weeks.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:52:32 EDTThe Tigers have 11 more games this Spring Training. They don't have a bunch of decisions to make, but the ones they have are weighty -- as are some of the contracts involved. Any new developments could have a big impact. For now, here's a look at the three main decisions facing the Tigers in the final days of camp
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:05:09 EDTAnibal Sanchez outdueled Matt Harvey in the battle of returning starters, tossing four scoreless innings with five strikeouts in a 5-1 win over the Mets on Monday at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:57:31 EDTThe Indians ran away with the American League Central last season, finishing eight games ahead of the Tigers and besting the Royals by 13.5 games. By using fantasy value to assess the key players on the Detroit and Kansas City rosters for 2017, we can get a head start on determining which club has the best chance of ending Cleveland's reign atop the division.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:06:35 EDTThe drive off the bat of Mets first baseman Dominic Smith landed all the way on the right-field party deck at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, but it was barely foul. It was an impressive drive off an Anibal Sanchez fastball in his start Monday, but no damage done.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:35:05 EDTTigers manager Brad Ausmus hasn't yet granted Nicholas Castellanos the precious real estate of his batting order, the open second spot in front of Miguel Cabrera.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:51:14 EDTEvery Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com will be visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today, we check in on the Detroit Tigers.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:51:24 EDTAs part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Tigers camp, it was No. 1 prospect Matt Manning (MLBPipeline.com's No. 74 overall prospect).
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:25:42 EDTMatt Boyd registered 95 mph on his fastball on the Ed Smith Stadium radar gun during his five solid innings against the Orioles. He dropped curveballs at 75 mph. By contrast, he can do nothing about the $21 million due Anibal Sanchez, or the $8 million salary committed to Mike Pelfrey.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:10:03 EDTA month into Spring Training, with just over two weeks left before the Tigers break camp and head north, their projected roster doesn't looks much different than it did before camp began.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:00:10 EDTRight-hander Kevin Gausman threw five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits in the Orioles' 7-1 loss to the Tigers on Sunday at Ed Smith Stadium. Detroit left-hander Matt Boyd, competing for the No. 5 starter job, allowed one run on six hits in five innings.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:45:12 EDTMore than a dozen dogs had a chance to not only roam right field at the ballpark, but ideally find a forever home at Saturday's Grand Slam Pet Adoption, hosted by Justin Verlander and Kate Upton.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:00:22 EDTTigers manager Brad Ausmus isn't ready to announce his rotation order after Opening Day starter Justin Verlander. But Michael Fulmer is shaping up to be a strong candidate to start the home opener April 7 against the Red Sox.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:45:01 EDTJustin Verlander led a pet adoption drive Saturday morning, then sent Marlins hitters chasing pitches in the afternoon. His five scoreless innings set the tone for a pitching duel with Dan Straily before David Gonzalez's single and an error completed a two-run ninth and lifted the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Marlins at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:57:27 EDTThe Tigers capitalized on an apparent miscue to score four runs in the second inning en route to a 7-5 win over the Braves on Saturday at Champion Stadium.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:02:22 EDTDrew VerHagen could be in a spot to help the Tigers' rotation at some point this season. Buck Farmer could be the first pitcher called up if the Tigers need a starter. But neither of them is going to help the team come Opening Day.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:41:12 EDTAfter an up-and-down outing against the Yankees in Friday's 3-0 loss, in which Michael Fulmer came within a pitch of a bases-loaded walk and escaped but gave up a big inning with seeing-eye doubles, Fulmer looked at the bright side: If nothing else, he stretched out his pitching stamina.