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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:07:46 EDTThe Tigers on Friday announced that they had hired Lloyd McClendon as hitting coach and Leon Durham as assistant hitting coach.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:05:32 EDTFrom 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.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:27:28 EDTIs 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.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:10:10 EDTChanges 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.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:11:37 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:06:55 EDTFresh 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.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:40:39 EDTGrayson 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:10:13 EDTA couple weeks after the Tigers named Christin Stewart and Joe Jimenez their organizational player and pitcher of the year, MLBPipeline.com honored the slugging outfielder and overpowering closer as their Tigers Prospects of the Year.
Sun, 4 Sep 2016 23:23:12 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:01:48 EDTJustin Verlander has been where Michael Fulmer is now.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:58:47 EDTThe Tigers instructional league included the organization's top three prospects: Matt Manning, Beau Burrows and Christin Stewart.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:03:22 EDTJ.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.
Sat, 8 Oct 2016 16:19:54 EDTThe 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.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:18:43 EDTBrad 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.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 23:20:00 EDTAs the Tigers smarted from their disappointing loss on Sunday, Ian Kinsler's mind was already turning on what could've been done different.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 16:33:18 EDTTigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has been named both American League Player of the Week and AL Player of the Month for September/October.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 15:40:43 EDTWhen 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.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 19:01:04 EDTMiguel 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.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:38:39 EDTMiguel 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:32:15 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 20:52:58 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:15:37 EDTJustin 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:27:30 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 01:23:34 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 19:32:56 EDTDaniel 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 22:40:38 EDTSometime during Justin Upton's early-season struggles, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus claims he made a prediction.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:38:26 EDTMiguel 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:19:55 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:44:30 EDTThe 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.