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After scratch, Tigers' Justin Upton day-to-day with tight right quad

After scratch, Tigers' Justin Upton day-to-day with tight right quad

Upton did not play in Mondays 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. DETROIT -- For the first time since his hailed offseason signing, Justin Upton did not take an at-bat with the Detroit Tigers. Upton was scratched approximately 90 minutes before the Tigers' 5-4 win Monday over the Philadelphia Phillies due to tightness in his right quad. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Upton, who played just two and a half innings Sunday in a win over Tampa Bay, is officially listed as day-to-day, meaning he could be available Tuesday. "Nothing major," Ausmus said. "We just...
Bless You Boys May 23, 2016

Jordan Zimmermann will miss his next start for Grade 1 groin strain but avoids DL (for now)

His June 1 start remains up in the air for now. DETROIT -- The news was about as good as the Detroit Tigers could've hoped for. MRI results came back last night on Jordan Zimmermann and revealed a Grade 1 groin strain, the lowest-graded injury for a strain. Manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged it's unlikely that Zimmermann makes his next start on Friday at Oakland against the Athletics, but beyond that he's day-to-day. Zimmermann will not be placed on the disabled list, and Ausmus said that with the exception of one movement -- he wouldn't specify which, just that it would be a concern when he...
Grand Rapids Press May 23, 2016
No DL for Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann, but he will miss his next start

No DL for Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann, but he will miss his next start

The Tigers open a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers can breathe a sigh of relief. They elected not to place their ace pitcher Jordan Zimmermann on the disabled list Monday after MRI results showed a Grade 1 strain of his right groin. He's likely to miss his next scheduled start Friday at Oakland, but it's not as serious as perhaps first thought and there's a chance he takes the mound next Tuesday, May 31, at Anaheim. "He actually came to the field feeling pretty good," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said....
Grand Rapids Press May 22, 2016
Tigers option pitcher Drew VerHagen to Triple A Toledo, recall Buck Farmer

Tigers option pitcher Drew VerHagen to Triple A Toledo, recall Buck Farmer

Manager Brad Ausmus said the Tigers still have high hopes for VerHagen, who was ineffective in Sundays 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have optioned rookie pitcher Drew VerHagen to Triple A Toledo and recalled Buck Farmer to take his place, manage Brad Ausmus said Sunday. VerHagen pitched one inning in relief Sunday during a 9-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. He entered the game after starter Jordan Zimmermann suffered a right groin strain with two outs in the seventh inning and the Tigers leading 6-2. VerHagen...
Bless You Boys May 21, 2016

Michael Fulmer's changeup will be his 'X factor' to being a dominant Tigers starter

Fulmer has the potential to become a core part of the Tigers rotation. DETROIT -- Michael Fulmer is still developing as a rookie, but Saturday's performance was an indication of what the Detroit Tigers have in him for the foreseeable future. Not only did he shut down the Tampa Bay Rays with ease, he displayed an ability to wiggle out of trouble without so much as a flinch, and if he's to remain in Detroit, a work-in-progress changeup is the key to his success. "It's going to be enormous for him," manager Brad Ausmus said after the game. "As a starter, if he's going to be a starting pitcher...
Grand Rapids Press May 20, 2016
Tigers notes: Could slump benefit James McCann in long run? Brad Ausmus says yes

Tigers notes: Could slump benefit James McCann in long run? Brad Ausmus says yes

McCann was batting .118 with no extra-base hits in 51 at-bats entering Fridays game against the Tampa Bay Rays. DETROIT - James McCann's struggles this season have been two-fold. The Detroit Tigers catcher has been in a season-long slump at the plate, where he carried a .118 batting average into Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. McCann, who missed three weeks after rolling his ankle while running out a ground ball last month, has no extra-base hits in 51 at-bats and wasn't in the lineup Wednesday, when the Tigers ran their winning streak...
Bless You Boys May 19, 2016

The Detroit Tigers' hot seat has room for Al Avila

If one single person was most critical to the Tigers' chances, now and in the seasons to come, it has to be the guy who built the team, yes? One modest four-game winning streak has at least temporarily subsided the collective panic that swept the Detroit Tigers' franchise last week. From the fans, to the players, manager and no doubt all the way to one apoplectic owner, there rose an inescapable sense of desperation and anger. And more than just the 2016 season appeared at issue. While the ire revolved around manager Brad Ausmus and a rotating cast of meltdown relievers, leaky starters, or...
Bless You Boys May 19, 2016

J.D. Martinez should be the Tigers' No. 5 hitter

As his power numbers have surged and his on-base percentage has fallen, Martinez should slide back in the order. When Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made a change to his batting order less than a month into the season, the decision seemed obvious. Replacing the No. 2 hitter Justin Upton -- who was hitting just .208 with 39 wRC+ -- with J.D. Martinez and his .278 average and 107 wRC+ seemed like a no-brainer. Since this swap, both players have further justified the decision as they trend in opposite directions. However, a curious thing has happened to Martinez since moving up in the...
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2016
Brad Ausmus auctioning off hat and hoodie from tirade for charity

Brad Ausmus auctioning off hat and hoodie from tirade for charity

Ausmus and Major League Baseball are auctioning off the items for charity. DETROIT -- When Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was ejected in Monday's game against the Minnesota Twins, his antics afterward made the video a must watch. Now you can own the hat Ausmus flung and game-worn hooded sweatshirt he covered home plate with during his tirade against umpire Paul Eddings. Ausmus is auctioning off the items through the Detroit Tigers Foundation to help raise funds for the club's Detroit Police Athletic League Tiny Tigers T-ball program. Bidding began on...
Bless You Boys May 18, 2016

Brad Ausmus' plate sweatshirt is for sale

Own a piece of Tigers history! That's right! You, the reader, can be the proud owner of the defining moment of the Detroit Tigers' 2016 season. And since it appears the Tigers will never lose again, I assume this sweatshirt and hat combination is going to cost you thousands. The best part of the auction is the very necessary description provided. After running through the events of the day, we get this tidbit: Neither item has been washed since the May 16 game and both items show dirt consistent with being placed or tossed on the field. Both items feature the #7, as...
Bless You Boys May 18, 2016

Detroit Tiger Links: Fredi Gonzalez fired, but will Brad Ausmus be next?

Fredi Gonzalez was the first manager fired of the 2016 season. Welp, the first MLB manager was fired in 2016, and it wasn't Brad Ausmus. It was Fredi Gonzalez, whose Atlanta Braves are 9-29 and playing like one of the worst teams of all time. I would like to emphasize the playing portion of that sentence. There isn't a ton that Gonzalez can do about a team that has 11 home runs. That is absolutely hysterical. At one point there were 45 players that had more home runs than the Braves. And they went two weeks without a home run. There was a fair amount of speculation that Ausmus might...
Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2016
Gene Lamont candidly admits he was nervous managing first game since 2000

Gene Lamont candidly admits he was nervous managing first game since 2000

Lamont managed his first full game since 2000 on Tuesday after Brad Ausmus was suspended by Major League Baseball. DETROIT -- Word came down about 90 minutes before first pitch Tuesday. Brad Ausmus, whose ejection and colorful tirade against umpire Paul Eddings went viral the night before, was suspended one game and fined by Major League Baseball. Choosing to serve it immediately, Ausmus handed over the reigns of the Detroit Tigers to 69-year-old bench coach Gene Lamont. "Brad came out and told me," Lamont said. "I got pretty nervous." Lamont would go on to lead...
Bless You Boys May 17, 2016

Tigers' Brad Ausmus suspended 1 game after hilarious on-field antics

A small price to pay for one of the best managerial tirades in recent memory. DETROIT -- Well, Major League Baseball didn't find Brad Ausmus' tirade on Monday night to be all that funny, and he's been suspended for one game. In addition, he's been fined an undisclosed amount, and since he's not appealing the decision, he'll sit out tonight's game. Bench coach Gene Lamont will manage in his place. If you have been under a rock for the last 24 hours, Ausmus got ejected in the fourth inning for "excessive arguing" with the home plate umpire. Several Detroit Tigers players had complained about...
Grand Rapids Press May 17, 2016
Tigers' Brad Ausmus suspended 1 game by MLB, out tonight vs. Twins

Tigers' Brad Ausmus suspended 1 game by MLB, out tonight vs. Twins

Ausmus was ejected Monday after arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Doug Eddings. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus made a statement Monday when he was upset with home-plate umpire Doug Eddings' strike zone. He yelled at him, cursed him, and ended his tirade by pulling off his sweatshirt and covering home plate with it. Now he must pay. Major League Baseball, citing "excessive arguing and inappropriate language," suspended the Detroit Tigers manager one game Tuesday and fined him an undisclosed amount of money. He'll serve his suspension tonight when the...
Newark Star-Ledger May 17, 2016

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