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Mar 25, 2017
Rotoworld
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Saturday that Michael Fulmer will start the team's home opener against the Red Sox on Friday, April 7.
Grand Rapids Press 10 hours ago
Nicholas Castellanos batting second or fifth: Which benefits Tigers more?

Nicholas Castellanos batting second or fifth: Which benefits Tigers more?

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he still has not made a decision on where to bat the third baseman whos having a big spring. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nicholas Castellanos is hitting fifth in the lineup tonight for the Detroit Tigers' Grapefruit League game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. The Tigers third baseman has been vying for the No. 2 spot in the order and he's made a strong case with his spring-training performance. Before the Tigers took batting practice today, manager Brad Ausmus said he's still trying to come to a decision on where Castellanos...
Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago
Tigers notes: Jordan Zimmermann feeling 'awesome and amazing' these days

Tigers notes: Jordan Zimmermann feeling 'awesome and amazing' these days

Brad Ausmus says Zimmermanns neck issue that plagued him last season is still in the back of the managers mind. LAKELAND, Fla. - Jordan Zimmermann gave the thumbs-up on his health status Sunday at Joker Marchant Stadium. After his best outing of the spring, the Detroit Tigers right-hander said that it's all systems go following his recovery from a neck issue that plagued his 2016 season. "Yeah, I feel good. Health-wise I'm feeling awesome and amazing, and I'm excited to get out there and get under lights and play some meaningful games," Zimmermann said after he...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 26, 2017
Releasing Mark Lowe a tough one emotionally for Tigers manager Brad Ausmus

Releasing Mark Lowe a tough one emotionally for Tigers manager Brad Ausmus

Ausmus said the reliever was a great clubhouse presence and hard worker, but it just didnt work out. LAKELAND, Fla. - Admittedly, Brad Ausmus is not a very emotional guy. But it was a tough morning for the Detroit Tigers manager Sunday, as the team made a big wave of cuts as it tries to pare down its roster for the fast-approaching season. One cut, in particular, was very difficult for Ausmus: The release of relief pitcher Mark Lowe. Ausmus said it's always tough making cuts, but it was especially so with Lowe because the Tigers manager truly likes and respects...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 26, 2017
Re-assigned Anthony Gose as a pitcher? Tigers will investigate

Re-assigned Anthony Gose as a pitcher? Tigers will investigate

Gose threw in the mid-90s as a high schooler in Bellflower, Calif. LAKELAND, Fla. - Anthony Gose was re-assigned to minor-league camp Sunday morning as part of the Detroit Tigers' wave of cuts. At the time, the non-roster invitee is odd man out in the competition for the Tigers' center-field spot. But as one door possibly closes for the 26-year-old from Bellflower, Calif., another one could open. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus revealed during a pregame media briefing Sunday from the dugout at Joker Marchant Stadium that Gose will get a bit of a look at pitcher. The...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 26, 2017
Anibal Sanchez, Matthew Boyd are rolling, and making Brad Ausmus' decision tough

Anibal Sanchez, Matthew Boyd are rolling, and making Brad Ausmus' decision tough

Choosing between Sanchez and Boyd for No. 5 starter job a good problem to have, Tigers manager says. BRADENTON, Fla. - Anibal Sanchez wound up with a no-decision after six no-hit innings in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday at LECOM Park. The way Sanchez is pitching now, however, he's leaving manager Brad Ausmus with a tough decision: Who will earn the No. 5 spot in the Tigers' starting rotation - Sanchez or Matthew Boyd? Both are making exceptionally strong cases. Sanchez's first three outings were rough and Boyd struggled overall...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 25, 2017
Michael Fulmer to start Tigers' home opener; Miguel Cabrera could play Sunday

Michael Fulmer to start Tigers' home opener; Miguel Cabrera could play Sunday

Fulmer is coming off 2016 AL Rookie of the Year season; Cabrera is coming off back injury. BRADENTON, Fla. - Michael Fulmer is featured prominently on the Detroit Tigers' 2017 media guide. And now the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year will be the featured attraction as the team's starting pitcher for the Tigers' home opener April 7 against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made the announcement prior to Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. "It's not necessarily a reward. We pushed him...
Rotoworld Mar 25, 2017

Michael Fulmer to start Tigers' home opener - Michael Fulmer (S) Detroit Tigers

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Saturday that Michael Fulmer will start the team's home opener against the Red Sox on Friday, April 7.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 25, 2017
Tigers Gameday: Eyes on outfield, Anibal Sanchez vs. Pirates in Bradenton

Tigers Gameday: Eyes on outfield, Anibal Sanchez vs. Pirates in Bradenton

Andrew Romine starts in center field and Tyler Collins in right field. BRADENTON, Fla. - J.D. Martinez and Matthew Boyd were the biggest newsmakers for the Detroit Tigers Friday. Manager Brad Ausmus announced that Martinez will miss three to four weeks with a Lisfranc ligament sprain in his right foot. Boyd, meanwhile, continued to impress with another strong pitching performance as the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves in walk-off fashion, 3-2, in 10 innings. That leads us to today's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Martinez news puts more focus on the...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2017
Tigers' J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with foot sprain, Brad Ausmus says

Tigers' J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with foot sprain, Brad Ausmus says

Lisfranc ligament sprain will have Martinez in a cast for 7-10 days, after which point the foot can be tested again to see how long hell be out. LAKELAND, Fla. - The timing could have been worse, but the news out of Charlotte, N.C., on Friday was not great for the Detroit Tigers. J.D. Martinez is expected to miss three to four weeks with a sprain of the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said following Friday afternoon's spring-training game against the Atlanta Braves. It's not a Lisfranc ligament rupture, meaning surgery will not be...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2017
Tigers notes: Brad Ausmus 'really happy' for friend and mentor Jim Leyland

Tigers notes: Brad Ausmus 'really happy' for friend and mentor Jim Leyland

Tigers manager echoes Miguel Cabrera on back injury. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Brad Ausmus fell asleep Wednesday night, Team USA held a 4-0 lead over Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game. When Ausmus woke up a little while later, the Americans were wrapping up their first-ever WBC title. Watching the game on MLB Network, the Detroit Tigers manager could see the emotion in U.S. manager Jim Leyland, the former Tigers skipper whom he respects as a friend and valuable resource. "I watched the end of the game (Thursday) morning, but I was happy...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2017
J.D. Martinez to undergo stress CT scan on injured foot

J.D. Martinez to undergo stress CT scan on injured foot

Martinez injured his right foot making a running catch on Saturday. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is optimistic about J.D. Martinez's health, but the outfielder still has to undergo more testing. Martinez, who sprained his right foot making a running catch on Saturday, will have a stress CT scan on Friday in Charlotte, N.C., Ausmus announced after Monday's 5-1 win over the New York Mets. There's still no timetable for his return to the lineup. J.D. Martinez MRI results pending review by foot specialist Prior to Monday's game, Ausmus had a positive outlook...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 19, 2017
J.D. Martinez MRI results pending review by foot specialist

J.D. Martinez MRI results pending review by foot specialist

Ausmus said after Sundays spring training game that he didnt want to release misleading information by speculating about a timeline for Martinezs return before the specialist gives his opinion. SARASOTA, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez underwent an MRI on his sprained right foot on Sunday, but manager Brad Ausmus said the team is waiting for a review by a foot specialist. Ausmus said after Sunday's spring training game that he didn't want to release misleading information by speculating about a timeline for Martinez's return before the specialist...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 19, 2017
Nicholas Castellanos has built strong case to bat 2nd in Tigers' lineup

Nicholas Castellanos has built strong case to bat 2nd in Tigers' lineup

I know he wants to hit second, manager Brad Ausmus said. But he cant just do it for six weeks in spring training. Youve got to do it once the season starts for 162 games. SARASOTA, Fla. -- One of the most-debated questions at the beginning of spring training -- who will bat second in the Detroit Tigers' lineup? -- has hardly been mentioned since. Why? Perhaps because the answer has become increasingly apparent. Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos came to camp in great shape and has hit with authority and run with intensity. It doesn't hurt that he really...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 19, 2017
Tyler Collins day-to-day with back issue; no update on J.D. Martinez

Tyler Collins day-to-day with back issue; no update on J.D. Martinez

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Collins experienced discomfort in his lat, but in a different part of the muscle than the strain that sidelined him earlier in the spring. SARASOTA, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins has been scratched from Sunday's lineup with a flare-up of the muscle strain that sidelined him earlier in the spring. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Collins experienced discomfort in his lat, but in a different part of the muscle than what he felt earlier.  Collins was replaced in the lineup by Alex Presley. He is day-to-day,...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 17, 2017
Tigers' Bruce Rondon has turned up velocity in WBC

Tigers' Bruce Rondon has turned up velocity in WBC

I thought it probably would (rebound). I wasnt sweating it, Ausmus said. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon has turned up the odometer on his fastball for the World Baseball, just as manager Brad Ausmus suspected he would. He's faced only two batters so far in the second round of the WBC -- Tigers teammate Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz -- and struck both of them out. Kinsler went down on only three pitches. His fastball has been at 97 and 98 mph. In his last appearance before leaving to join the Venezuelan team, Rondon walked two of four...

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