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Grand Rapids Press May 28, 2016
Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching Game 2 vs. A's

Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching Game 2 vs. A's

Saltalamacchia is hitting eighth in Saturdays game at Oakland. OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Detroit Tigers will field much of the same lineup Saturday it did in Game 1 of their series against the Oakland Athletics. The only difference, a usual one at that, is Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching for James McCann and hitting eighth. The Tigers, winners of nine of their last 11 games, play Game 2 against the floundering A's this afternoon at O.co Coliseum (4:05 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). McCann (.157, 1 HR) has been getting a day off every third or fourth game, so he's due...
Grand Rapids Press May 24, 2016
Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles starting in LF in place of Justin Upton

Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles starting in LF in place of Justin Upton

Upton will sit out a second consecutive game due to right quad tightness. DETROIT -- Justin Upton will sit out a second consecutive game after being a late scratch from the lineup Monday night. Mike Aviles will start in left field in place of Upton tonight when the Detroit Tigers play the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a three-game series. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting at catcher in place of James McCann. Saltalamacchia is batting .320 (8 for 25) with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs against right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, who is...
Bless You Boys May 23, 2016

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is having no success during Tigers' home games

Comerica has not been a friendly place for the Tigers' catcher. Every season there is always a player or two who starts off the season scorching hot at a rate that is commonly accepted as unsustainable. So when Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered in his first game with the Tigers and totaled five dingers through his first eight, no one was expecting his rampant pace to last forever. Almost on cue, he has been slumping badly since the first couples weeks of the year, hitting just .136 with very little power. However, perhaps there is more to this downturn than a player just cooling down as...
Grand Rapids Press May 22, 2016
Tigers' Jordan Zimermann leaves game vs. Rays with groin strain

Tigers' Jordan Zimermann leaves game vs. Rays with groin strain

Zimmerman had allowed five hits before leaving in the sixth inning after throwing a pitch to Tampa Bays Steve Pearce. DETROIT - Detroit Tigers ace Jordan Zimmermann left the game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday with two outs in the sixth inning after straining his right groin. After Zimmermann threw a strike to Steve Pearce on the first pitch with two outs in the sixth, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia immediately signaled to the bench for trainer Kevin Rand to come out and take a look at Zimmermann. Rand and manager Brad Ausmus went to the mound and conferred...
Grand Rapids Press May 22, 2016
Tigers lineup: Steven Moya, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Andrew Romine to start

Tigers lineup: Steven Moya, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Andrew Romine to start

This is the third and final game of a weekend series with the Tampa Bay Rays. DETROIT - Steven Moya, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Andrew Romine are in the lineup today for the Detroit Tigers' series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Justin Upton, James McCann and Jose Iglesias are out after starting the first two games. Moya will replace Upton in left field, Saltlamacchia will be behind the plate in place of McCann and Romine takes Iglesias' place at shortsthop. Jordan Zimmermann will be seeking his seventh win of the season on the mound. Only...
Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2016
Tigers lineup: Slumping James McCann gets another day off

Tigers lineup: Slumping James McCann gets another day off

Detroit has won three straight and goes for the series sweep against the Twins on Wednesday. DETROIT -- James McCann is off to an awful start to the season at the plate. He'll get another day to figure it out Wednesday with Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.222, seven home runs, 19 RBIs) catching and hitting eighth for the Detroit Tigers in their series finale against the Minnesota Twins (1:10 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). McCann is 6-for-51 (.118) with no extra-base hits this season. He was 0-for-3 with  two strikeouts in Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Twins. He's 2-for-18 in...
Grand Rapids Press May 7, 2016
J.D. Martinez back in Tigers' lineup, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching vs. Texas

J.D. Martinez back in Tigers' lineup, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching vs. Texas

The Tigers and Rangers play Game 2 of their series at 1:10 p.m. Saturday. DETROIT -- Struggles at the plate have been apparent of late for the Detroit Tigers. They're hoping Saturday's lineup can correct those. J.D. Martinez is back in right field and hitting second for Game 2 of their weekend series against the Texas Rangers (1:10 p.m., FS1). Martinez is hitting .250 with three home runs and 11 RBIs but had cooled in recent games and was awarded a day off on Friday. Jarrod Saltalamacchia will catch for the second time in three games and hit seventh, replacing...
Bless You Boys May 5, 2016

The brief rise and fall of Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The Tigers' new catcher has seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows in the first month of the season. During the first few weeks of the season, Tigers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was on a tear offensively. He hit .313/.405/.875 through April 20 and led the team in home runs, RBI and Fangraphs’ version of WAR during that stretch. His hits also came in big moments, with go-ahead home runs against the Marlins and Pirates. And he was doing this without having enough playing time to qualify for the batting title. Any time you have more RBI (14) than games played (nine), things are going...
Grand Rapids Press May 1, 2016
Nick Castellanos homers, drives in four runs as Tigers win 5th straight

Nick Castellanos homers, drives in four runs as Tigers win 5th straight

Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home what turned out to be the winning run in a win over the Twins. MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers completed a sweep of the Minnesota Twins and won their fifth game in a row. Nick Castellanos hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs Sunday and Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the tiebreaking run in a 6-5 victory. Minnesota's bid at a comeback ended with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, when Miguel Sano was thrown out at third base trying to stretch a double into a triple. The Tigers (14-10) are 6-1 since being...

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