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Blue Jays agree to Melvin Upton Jr. trade with Padres

Blue Jays agree to Melvin Upton Jr. trade with Padres

The Blue Jays reportedly have agreed to acquire outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres.
Bless You Boys Jul 24, 2016

Justin Upton flat-out robbed Jose Abreu

No one needs more help suppressing home runs than Anibal Sanchez. Anibal Sanchez has a problem with dingers. Or perhaps it’s the Tigers who have a problem. Sanchez has handed out home runs like candy over the past year and a half, so his feelings on them are murky at this point. Jose Abreu’s feelings are much clearer. The Chicago White Sox first baseman has pumped 77 long balls since arriving in the majors in 2014. He made a bid for number 78 Sunday afternoon, but Justin Upton had other ideas. The best part is the fact that everyone in the park thought it was gone. The fireworks...
Bless You Boys Jul 24, 2016

Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit Tigers 4: Sox blow game, Tigers return the favor

The Tigers looked awful, then they didn't. Then they did. While the Cleveland Indians were getting swept in Baltimore, the Detroit Tigers’ offense laid down and died for eight innings and the game looked out of reach. Miraculously, that master of the pinch-hit situation, Brad Ausmus, brought Tyler Collins and Jarrod Saltalamacchia in to launch solo shots off of David Robertson in the top of the ninth, tying the game. Brad Ausmus, Bruce Rondon, and especially Nick Castellanos then combined to give it away, and the Tigers lost 5-4 to split the series. With Anibal Sanchez on tap to start,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2016
Justin Upton scoffs at idea of Tigers selling before trade deadline

Justin Upton scoffs at idea of Tigers selling before trade deadline

Everybody in this clubhouse thinks we can still win the division, and I dont see any reason why cant, he said. DETROIT -- When Justin Upton was asked Monday night about the possibility of the Detroit Tigers becoming sellers at the trade deadline, he was flummoxed, as if he had never considered such an absurd idea. "We're in second place. We're pretty close in the wild card. I don't think selling is on our mind," Upton said. "Everybody in this clubhouse thinks we can still win the division, and I don't see any reason why we can't." The Tigers (49-44) enter...
Bless You Boys Jul 18, 2016

Tigers’ Justin Upton hits 200th career home run

Upton took Minnesota’s Ricky Nolasco waaaayyyy deep in the second inning. If you're going to hit No. 200, make it a no-doubter. Congrats, Justin! https://t.co/614PIOWX4g— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 19, 2016 Justin Upton has a ton of raw power, and has a history of launching some mammoth home runs. While Tigers fans haven’t seen as many dingers from Upton as they first expected, he was able to treat the home fans to another long homer on Monday. This particular home run was the 200th of his career and his 10th of the season. Congrats on the milestone, J-Up!
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2016
Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton hits 200th HR of his career

Detroit Tigers' Justin Upton hits 200th HR of his career

The home run was the 10th of the season for Upton. Detroit Tigers left fielder Justin Upton hit the 200th home run of his career in the second inning Monday night. Upton's 419-foot blast down the left field line gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead over the Minnesota Twins. The home run off of Twins starter Ricky Nolasco was the 10th of the season for Upton. He previously had 108 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, 56 with the Atlanta Braves and 26 with the San Diego Padres.  Upton, who turns 29 later this month, is the eighth active player to reach the 200-homer mark as a...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2016
Tyler Collins parlays 2-day call-up into longer stay with Tigers

Tyler Collins parlays 2-day call-up into longer stay with Tigers

Collins is now likely to be the starting right fielder against right-handed pitchers until J.D. Martinez returns from the disabled list in a few weeks. When Justin Upton was placed on the bereavement list Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers had only one real option to replace him. They turned to Tyler Collins, who had been hitting only .214 (.597 OPS) in Triple-A Toledo but was the only outfielder on the 40-man roster other than Anthony Gose, who had just been demoted from Toledo after a run-in from his manager. Collins' two-day tryout turned into something more...

Hunter Harvey leaves start with sore forearm - School of Roch

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Pitcher Hunter Harvey, the top prospect in the Orioles' system, left tonight's start with short-season Single-A Aberdeen with soreness in his right flexor mass. Harvey lasted 1 1/3 innings and threw 23 pitches at Batavia before walking off the mound with the IronBirds athletic trainer. He...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 16, 2016
As Justin Upton returns, Tigers sending Steven Moya to Toledo

As Justin Upton returns, Tigers sending Steven Moya to Toledo

The Tigers opted to keep outfielder Tyler Collins on the roster instead of Moya. Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton is returning from bereavement leave and outfielder Steven Moya is going back to Triple-A Toledo after a rough Friday in the field and at the plate. Moya, in his second stint with the Tigers this year, couldn't provide enough power to justify his growing strikeout rate and his struggles in right field. So with Upton set to return Sunday from a two-game absence, the Tigers opted to keep outfielder Tyler Collins on the roster instead of...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 15, 2016
Tigers notes: Justin Upton on bereavement list, J.D. Martinez has CT scan

Tigers notes: Justin Upton on bereavement list, J.D. Martinez has CT scan

He needs to take the time necessary for him, Ausmus said. Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton suffered "a loss in his family," said manager Brad Ausmus, who didn't elaborate further because it involved a personal issue. Upton was placed on the bereavement list on Thursday. He could miss up to a week or return as soon as Sunday. Ausmus said Upton texted him early in the All-Star Break to give him the news. "He needs to take the time necessary for him," Ausmus said. Tyler Collins replaced Upton on the roster and is starting Friday night against the Kansas City...

Game 2016.90: Royals at Tigers

Welcome back from the break everyone. Maybe I’m just becoming increasingly curmudgeonly, but every year I become less and less interested in the All Star game. The Home Run Derby is actually more fun to watch than the game. Maybe that’s just me. The Tigers will be coming back from the break without Justin Upton, […]
Grand Rapids Press Jul 15, 2016
Detroit Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins starting in left with Justin Upton out

Detroit Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins starting in left with Justin Upton out

Collins was recalled from Triple-A Toledo after regular left fielder Justin Upton was placed on the bereavement list. Newly promoted outfielder Tyler Collins will start in left field Friday night as the Detroit Tigers return from the All-Star Break to play the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Collins was recalled from Triple-A Toledo after regular left fielder Justin Upton was placed on the bereavement list. Collins started the season on the major-league roster as a replacement for the injured Cameron Maybin. He was optioned back to Toledo on April 27 and...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 14, 2016
With Justin Upton on bereavement list, Tigers calling up Tyler Collins

With Justin Upton on bereavement list, Tigers calling up Tyler Collins

Collins is 2-for-20 in 10 games with the Tigers this year. Outfielder Tyler Collins will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to join the Detroit Tigers for this weekend's series against the Kansas City Royals. The Toledo Blade first reported that Collins would replace Justin Upton, who was placed on the bereavement list Thursday. Collins started the season on the major-league roster as a replacement for the injured Cameron Maybin. He was optioned back to Toledo on April 27 and recalled for a two-day stint a few weeks later. Collins is 2-for-20 in 10 games this...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 14, 2016
Detroit Tigers place Justin Upton on bereavement list

Detroit Tigers place Justin Upton on bereavement list

The Tigers will likely need to add an outfielder before Fridays game against the Kansas City Royals. The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Justin Upton on the bereavement list Thursday, according to the MLB transactions wire. No corresponding move was immediately announced. The Tigers will likely need to add an outfielder before they resume play on Friday at Comerica Park against the Kansas City Royals. With Upton out, Cameron Maybin and Steven Moya are the only true outfielders on the Tigers' 25-man roster, although utility men Mike Aviles and Andrew Romine...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 3, 2016
Mike Pelfrey, Justin Upton deliver as Tigers finish off sweep of Rays

Mike Pelfrey, Justin Upton deliver as Tigers finish off sweep of Rays

Detroit heads to Cleveland having won a season-high six in row. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Upton snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double and Ian Kinsler added his 200th career homer, helping the Detroit Tigers extend their winning streak to six games with Sunday's 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Upton's line drive into the gap got past diving center fielder Brandon Guyer and rolled to the wall to finish a three-run rally Kinsler began with a double off Matt Andriese (6-2). Victor Martinez kept it alive by hustling up the first base line...

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