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Grand Rapids Press Aug 20, 2016
Tyler Collins' swing on 3-0 count draws discussion but no complaint from manager

Tyler Collins' swing on 3-0 count draws discussion but no complaint from manager

He had the green light, Brad Ausmus said. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins had drawn balls on three consecutive pitches when he took a swing at the fourth. Collins flied out to center field on the a 3-0 count in the fourth inning Friday against Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello. His decision to swing might have gone unnoticed if cameras hadn't captured him in a discussion with Tigers manager Brad Ausmus after the at-bat. Ausmus said he had no problem with Collins swinging on 3-0. He just wanted to make sure he was doing so for the right...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 19, 2016
Tigers injury updates: Cameron Maybin swinging bat, nearing return

Tigers injury updates: Cameron Maybin swinging bat, nearing return

Maybin could be ready to rejoin the team Aug. 25 when the Tigers return home from Minnesota to open a series with the Anaheim Angels. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers center fielder Cameron Maybin could return as early as next week in a "best-case scenario," manager Brad Ausmus said. Maybin has been out since spraining his thumb two weeks ago. He took 30 swings off a tee on Thursday and planned to do the same Friday. He could participate in batting practice as early as this weekend, depending on how he feels, Ausmus said. Ideally, Maybin could be ready to rejoin the...

Game 2016.122: Red Sox at Tigers

Well, how about that, Matt Boyd pitched another good one, and the Tigers improbably came back after falling behind 3-1 in the 8th. What kind of odds could we have gotten for betting on that comeback? And with a go-ahead bases-loaded walk at that, after Brad Ausmus oddly pulled both Cabrera and Martinez for pinch-runners. […]
Grand Rapids Press Aug 18, 2016
Miguel Cabrera savors Tigers' win, 1,000th RBI in Detroit

Miguel Cabrera savors Tigers' win, 1,000th RBI in Detroit

I feel part of this city, this community in Detroit, Cabrera said. It makes me proud. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers had managed four runs in 34 innings and were on the way to what seemed like it would be their fourth loss in a row. Then came the eighth inning.  "We really didn't do much offensively until that eighth inning," manager Brad Ausmus said. "We hadn't done much offensively since we got back from Texas." The Tigers scored three in the eighth, including a run driven in by Miguel Cabrera that marked his 1,000th RBI in his Detroit career. The Tigers...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 18, 2016
Tigers make no apologies for declining Red Sox request for later start time

Tigers make no apologies for declining Red Sox request for later start time

Theres nothing vindictive going on here, manager Brad Ausmus said. We play Thursday day games all year long. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have no reason to apologize for declining to change the start time of Thursday's game to accommodate the Boston Red Sox, manager Brad Ausmus said. Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski, who spent 10 years with the Tigers, raised the issue this week and some Boston media members have criticized the Tigers for not granting the Red Sox request for an evening start. The Tigers traditionally play Thursday afternoon games and...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 18, 2016
Tigers lineup: Justin Upton getting 3 days off to 'hit reset button'

Tigers lineup: Justin Upton getting 3 days off to 'hit reset button'

Upton is 1-for-31 in his last eight games, with nine strikeouts and three doubles plays during that span. DETROIT -- Justin Upton is out of the Detroit Tigers lineup again on Thursday, the second of three planned off-days, manager Brad Ausmus said. Upton was forced to enter the game as a defensive replacement Wednesday after Tyler Collins was injured, but Ausmus said the initial plan was to give him three consecutive days to clear his head and "hit the reset button." Upton is 1-for-31 in his last eight games, with nine strikeouts and three doubles plays...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2016
No disabled list, just rest, for Tigers' Miguel Cabrera

No disabled list, just rest, for Tigers' Miguel Cabrera

Cabrera suffered a strained left biceps muscle on Monday. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' assumption regarding Miguel Cabrera appeared to be spot on. The All-Star first baseman will not require a trip to the disabled list after suffering a strained left biceps muscle on Monday and instead rely on rest. He was not in the Tigers' lineup Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, but manager Brad Ausmus said he doesn't expect Cabrera to miss more than two or three games. "Actually, he felt a lot better than he expected," Ausmus said. "But we're going to be a little bit...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2016
Column: Battered Tigers' playoff pursuit belies a glorified Triple-A roster

Column: Battered Tigers' playoff pursuit belies a glorified Triple-A roster

The Tigers are limping through August with a battery of players on the disabled list, not including their latest and most important injured player, Miguel Cabrera. DETROIT -- These are options usually reserved for the Toledo Mud Hens and their manager, Lloyd McClendon. Not Brad Ausmus. Not the Detroit Tigers. Ausmus peered down his depleted bench Monday, in a critical seventh-inning situation after the Tigers finally had gotten beyond Kansas City starter Ian Kennedy and into the Royals' bullpen, and here's the bright idea he came up with: Mike Aviles. Two men...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 15, 2016
Injury to Miguel Cabrera not considered serious; Tigers hope for Tuesday return

Injury to Miguel Cabrera not considered serious; Tigers hope for Tuesday return

Cabrera left Mondays game with a strained left biceps muscle. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers may have just dodged a bullet. Manager Brad Ausmus quelled concern Monday after All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals with a strained left biceps muscle. He's considered day-to-day, and the hope is Cabrera could be fit to return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday. "It wouldn't surprise me if Miggy said he was fine tomorrow," Ausmus said. "But we'll wait and see what he feels like." Cabrera was pulled after the fourth inning,...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 15, 2016
Young shortstop Dixon Machado unfazed in 2016 debut with Tigers

Young shortstop Dixon Machado unfazed in 2016 debut with Tigers

Im not worried about (Machado), manager Brad Ausmus said. The first time he came up, he seemed a little starry-eyed, but since then hes been fine. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Dixon Machado got all the debut stuff out of the way a year ago. When he returned to the big leagues this weekend for the first time in 2016, the Detroit Tigers shortstop might not have been a grizzled vet, but he wasn't jittery either. A year ago, Machado said, he was nervous. Now he's just excited. Another year of playing everyday in Triple-A Toledo has also helped his endurance. "I remember...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 14, 2016
Despite spending year in Toledo, Casey McGehee is 'big-league player'

Despite spending year in Toledo, Casey McGehee is 'big-league player'

I was never concerned about Casey McGehee, manager Brad Ausmus said. ARLINGTON, Texas -- It may seem like an unusual thing to say about a player who has spent the entire season largely forgotten in Triple-A Toledo, but Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was adamant. Ever since spring training, the Tigers knew third baseman Casey McGehee was a big-league caliber player based on the way he fields, hits and conducts himself, Ausmus said. That's why he's not been shocked that McGehee's transition from Toledo to Detroit to replace the injured Nick Castellanos has...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 14, 2016
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Michael Fulmer wraps up road trip in Texas

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Michael Fulmer wraps up road trip in Texas

Fulmer has a 9-3 record in his rookie season. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (62-54) at Texas Rangers (69-49)When: 3:05 p.m. ET Sunday, August 14Where: Globe Life Park in ArlingtonTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Evan Woodbery STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Michael Fulmer (9-3, 2.43 ERA) Texas RangersRHP AJ Griffin  (5-1, 4.38 ERA) GAME NOTES--Matt Boyd came up big for the Tigers last night, helping the team end a five-game losing streak. That keeps the Tigers five games behind...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 13, 2016
Tigers calling up SS Dixon Machado after injury to Jose Iglesias

Tigers calling up SS Dixon Machado after injury to Jose Iglesias

Machado is expected to arrive in time for Saturdays game against the Texas Rangers. ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Detroit Tigers are recalling shortstop Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo after starter Jose Iglesias went on the disabled list Friday. Machado is expected to arrive in time for Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers. "He's going to be very solid defensively and he's going to get his hits here and there," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He'll be fine. He's been here before." As expected, pitcher Warwick Saupold was optioned back to Toledo after the...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 11, 2016
What if Cameron Maybin's injury lingers? A look at the Tigers' options

What if Cameron Maybin's injury lingers? A look at the Tigers' options

If it turns out that Cam needs more than just the 15 days, then finding preferably a right-handed hitting center fielder that could help out is something that could be discussed, manager Brad Ausmus said. SEATTLE -- If everything goes as hoped, Cameron Maybin will be back in center field and batting second in the starting lineup when the Detroit Tigers play the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on Aug. 19. But injuries don't always go as planned, and it might be overly optimistic to expect Maybin's sprained thumb to heal quickly enough for him to require only...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 10, 2016
Tigers expect Shane Greene, Bruce Rondon to be back in bullpen Friday

Tigers expect Shane Greene, Bruce Rondon to be back in bullpen Friday

I firmly believe he will be ready to pitch Friday. We would like to not pitch him tonight, manager Brad Ausmus said of Greene. SEATTLE -- Detroit Tigers reliever Shane Greene, who didn't pitch in Tuesday night's 15-inning marathon, will probably be unavailable again Wednesday. But manager Brad Ausmus said that he fully expects Greene to be ready Friday when the Tigers open a weekend series at Texas. Hampered by a mild back strain, Greene hasn't pitched since Saturday. Greene downplayed his injury and said he was ready to pitch after Tuesday's game. "You've got...

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