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Bless You Boys Jul 27, 2016

Tigers’ Drew VerHagen will undergo season-ending surgery

The Tigers have lost a potentially valuable bullpen arm for the year. Drew VerHagen is officially out of commission for the remainder of the 2016 season. The right-handed reliever was shut down after experiencing a setback in his recovery. He is expected to undergo season-ending surgery on August 8, according to George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press. VerHagen’s thoracic outlet syndrome surgery will take place in St. Louis, Mo. and “in theory” he should be ready for spring training in 2017, manager Brad Ausmus said. The righty, who has been on the disabled list since June 14 (retro...
Bless You Boys Jul 27, 2016

Game 102 Preview: Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox

Michael Fulmer and the Tigers look to sweep the series in Boston. It sure seemed like the Detroit Tigers were heading down a dark road leading into the trade deadline. After losing two of three at home against the last-place Minnesota Twins, the Tigers split a winnable series against the Chicago White Sox, including suffering two walkoff losses in one day. With pending series against the surging Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros, this is not where the team wanted to be. So, naturally, the Tigers enter Wednesday afternoon with the opportunity to earn a huge sweep over the Red Sox at Fenway...
Bless You Boys Jul 27, 2016

MLB trade rumors: Angels listening to offers on Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago

The Tigers may be interested in the former Eastern Michigan Eagle at the right price. The Tigers’ starting rotation problems have been well documented this season, and with the non-waiver trade deadline coming up on Monday, August 1, they have less than a week to decide if they want to make an impact move to improve it. In a statement that shouldn’t surprise anyone, the woeful Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (is that what they’re going by now?) are listening to offers on a pair of starters in Matt Shoemaker and Hector Santiago. As Jon Heyman explains in this grammatical-nightmare of a...

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