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Sep 1, 2014
Rotoworld
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Monday that there remains no timetable for Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) to resume throwing.
Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila says he feels fine after leaving game following foul ball to mask

Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila says he feels fine after leaving game following foul ball to mask

Ausmus said the Tigers would check on Avilas condition Wednesday but that its not likely that hell play Wednesday night. CLEVELAND -- Alex Avila didn't look fine when he appeared to be momentarily stunned and then fell backwards and onto the dirt behind home plate. He didn't look fine when head athletic trainer Kevin Rand gave him some initial tests behind home plate. He didn't look fine as he sat in the dugout a few minutes after taking a foul ball to the mask in the sixth inning Tuesday night. But 15 minutes after the Detroit Tigers wrapped up their 4-2 win...
Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago
Detroit Tigers notebook: Joakim Soria throws without pain; Miguel Cabrera has hit taken away

Detroit Tigers notebook: Joakim Soria throws without pain; Miguel Cabrera has hit taken away

Soria has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10 due to a left oblique strain. CLEVELAND -- Joakim Soria took a major step in the rehabilitation process Tuesday. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Soria threw without pain Tuesday for the first time since he suffered the left oblique injury that has had him on the disabled list since Aug. 10. "It's significant because it's the first time he felt absolutely nothing," Ausmus said. "(In the past), as he got farther and farther, increasing intensity, he would feel it a little bit. This is the first time he...
Detroit Free Press Sep 1, 2014

New scenario, but Tigers hoping Lobstein executes like last time

Ausmus said: 'You want to make sure he's prepared. You try to match up his strengths as much as you can with their weaknesses. But ultimately, if he executes his pitches, he'll be fine, just like he was his last outing.'

Game 2014.137: Tigers at Indians

Well here we go, it’s September Baseball, we’ve got the useful or not-so-useful bits up from Toledo, got the guys all inspired (or not so much?) after a talking to by Mr. Ausmus, and we’ve got a whole lot of AL Central between here and October. Cleveland has been the hot team in the Central […]
Grand Rapids Press Sep 1, 2014
5 things to watch: Will Detroit Tigers give break to Miguel Cabrera? Will Kyle Lobstein settle in?

5 things to watch: Will Detroit Tigers give break to Miguel Cabrera? Will Kyle Lobstein settle in?

When will Anibal Sanches return from the disabled list? How will the AL Central race shape up? CHICAGO -- The Tigers split four games with a team that has been slumping. Next, they play four games with a team that is hot and is closing in on them in the American League Central Division. Here are five things to keep an eye on this week: Will the Tigers give Miguel Cabrera a chunk of time off to rest his ankle?Manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday night that he and Miguel Cabrera have discussed the idea of giving Cabrera four or five consecutive days off to rest his...
Detroit Free Press Aug 31, 2014

Tigers' Cabrera (ankle) shelved for series finale vs. ChiSox

Miguel Cabrera, who exited in the fourth inning due to his sore right ankle in the second game of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday night, is not in the lineup today. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera is day-to-day.
Predicting the Detroit Tigers' September call-ups

Predicting the Detroit Tigers' September call-ups

Aside from predicting the roster in spring training, about the most fun you can have throwing darts at the board during the season is predicting the minor-league call-ups when the active rosters expand from 25 on Sept. 1. As with most other recent seasons, the Detroit Tigers probably won’t add a ton of bodies, simply because they’re in the mode of trying to win now, not trying to see what’s down on the farm. So far, from the hints he’s given off, first-year manager Brad Ausmus sounds like his philosophy on the process meshes pretty well with that of both general manager Dave...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 31, 2014
Brad Ausmus expects Miguel Cabrera's ankle injury to linger, is unsure break would help it heal

Brad Ausmus expects Miguel Cabrera's ankle injury to linger, is unsure break would help it heal

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he spoke with Miguel Cabrera a few days ago about the possibility of sitting him down for four or five days to see whether it would help his lingering right ankle issue. CHICAGO -- Miguel Cabrera was in no mood to discuss his lingering right ankle injury, which forced him to make an early exit from the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night. But manager Brad Ausmus discussed it at length. Ausmus said he recently discussed the idea of giving Cabrera four or five consecutive days off to rest the ankle. He said that could still...
Detroit News Aug 28, 2014

Kyle Ryan will start for Tigers Saturday; Kyle Lobstein sent back to Toledo

The mystery surrounding who starts in the second game of the doubleheader in Chicago Saturday has been solved. Manager Brad Ausmus announced after the game Thursday that Kyle Ryan will be recalled from Toledo.
Detroit Free Press Aug 28, 2014

Tigers notes: Ausmus mum on who will start day game Saturday

Detroit Tigers brass met for a while Thursday morning to discuss, among other things, who would pitch the first game of Saturday's double-header against the Chicago White Sox. When asked if he and GM Dave Dombrowski and the staff had made the decision yet, manager Brad Ausmus said, 'pretty much.' He just wasn't ready to go public.
Detroit News Aug 28, 2014

Tigers tight-lipped about meeting after deal for Chad Qualls falls through

The 48-hour window expired Wednesday — and when it was mentioned in semi-jest to Ausmus at his Thursday morning media session that Qualls isn't here, he didn't say whether a deal got close to being made.
Bless You Boys Aug 28, 2014

Yankees 8, Tigers 4: David Price gives up eight runs in second-shortest start of career

David Price allows eight runs in the third inning without retiring a batter. He took the loss in what was a tie for the most runs he's given up in his major league career. DETROIT — Every pitcher has an off-night, but for David Price, it was about as bad as they come. The left-hander gave up every run the Yankees would get in one inning, and despite papercut runs scored by the Tigers and a solid performance by the Tigers bullpen, the Tigers lost 8-4 and now sit 2 1/2 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. "It was just an off-night," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He left some...
Bless You Boys Aug 27, 2014

Anibal Sanchez visits Dr. James Andrews, confirms pectioral injury diagnosis

A rehab plan is in place and surgery has not been discussed, but Brad Ausmus would not reveal the timetable for Sanchez's return to the rotation. After suffering a painful setback in his recovery from a chest injury, Anibal Sanchez received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews today. The go-to orthopedist for baseball injuries performed an ultrasound, confirming the original diagnosis of a strained right pectoral muscle. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus added surgery has not been discussed, but Sanchez will remained sidelined for some time. It's hoped Sanchez will return before the...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 27, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus on Anibal Sanchez: 'We still think there's a shot he can come back'

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus on Anibal Sanchez: 'We still think there's a shot he can come back'

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Tuesday that the team has not ruled Sanchez out for the season and downplayed reports that surfaced earlier in the day. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers aren't counting out Anibal Sanchez just yet. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Tuesday that the team has not ruled Sanchez out for the season and downplayed reports that surfaced earlier in the day, which questioned whether Sanchez's season could be in jeopardy. "By no means has he been written off," Ausmus said after the Tigers' 5-2 win Tuesday. "This is not something that,...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 26, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Anibal Sanchez suffers setback, status now in question for remainder of season

Detroit Tigers' Anibal Sanchez suffers setback, status now in question for remainder of season

Anibal Sanchezs status for the remainder of the season appears to be in question after the 30-year-old suffered a setback during his throwing session Monday. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez is eligible to return from the disabled list today. But he won't. In fact, it could be a while before he rejoins the Detroit Tigers. Sanchez's status for the remainder of the season appears to be in question after the 30-year-old suffered a setback during his throwing session earlier this week. "It has obviously kind of set his schedule back," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told a group...

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