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Will Tanaka or Upton try their luck in free agency again in the offseason?

Justin Upton, Masahiro Tanaka among MLB players with difficult opt-out decisions

Will Tanaka or Upton try their luck in free agency again in the offseason?
Grand Rapids Press Aug 22, 2017
Tigers, Yankees lineups: Matthew Boyd facing Masahiro Tanaka

Tigers, Yankees lineups: Matthew Boyd facing Masahiro Tanaka

The Tigers will use their regular lineup Tuesday night. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will use their regular lineup when they open a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Left-hander Matthew Boyd will pitch for the Tigers. Boyd has a 7.71 ERA over his last three starts. He allowed four runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings in his only other start against the Yankees. The full lineups are below: Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Mikie Mahtook, CF3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B6. Victor Martinez, DH7....
Bless You Boys Aug 20, 2017
Tigers’ Justin Upton ‘has no plans’ to opt out of his contract... yet

Tigers’ Justin Upton ‘has no plans’ to opt out of his contract... yet

Upton isn’t showing his hand with six weeks left in the season. When the Detroit Tigers signed Justin Upton to a six-year, $132.75 million contract in January 2016, his opt-out clause quickly became a hot-button topic. The clause, which can be exercised after this season, gives him the option to opt out of the final four years of his deal and become a free agent. Upton “has no plan to opt out” right now, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. However, that tells us little about Upton’s actual plans when the offseason hits. The soon-to-be 30-year-old outfielder is enjoying a...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 20, 2017
Tigers, Dodgers lineups: 3 starters getting off days for Detroit

Tigers, Dodgers lineups: 3 starters getting off days for Detroit

Dixon Machado will start at shortstop, Andrew Romine will play third and JOhn Hicks will catch Justin Verlander for the second consecutive start. DETROIT -- Regular Detroit Tigers starters Jose Iglesias, Nicholas Castellanos and James McCann will get off days on Sunday, the finale of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dixon Machado will start at shortstop, Andrew Romine will play third and JOhn Hicks will catch Justin Verlander for the second consecutive start. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Presley, RF3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 19, 2017
Watch Justin Upton retrace steps on home run trot -- just in case

Watch Justin Upton retrace steps on home run trot -- just in case

I knew I clipped the bag with the side of my foot, but with replay you never know, he said. DETROIT -- Justin Upton was pretty sure that the side of his foot clipped the side of first base. But this is the replay era, and Upton was concerned about how his near-miss might look on video. So after hitting the first of his two home runs on Friday night, the Detroit Tigers left fielder decided to err on the side of caution. Upton put up one finger to third base coach Dave Clark, as if to say, "Give me just a second. I need to do something." Then he retraced his steps...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 19, 2017
Tigers, Dodgers lineups: JaCoby Jones making 1st start since April

Tigers, Dodgers lineups: JaCoby Jones making 1st start since April

Jones will play center field, while Mikie Mahtook will move to right. DETROIT -- JaCoby Jones will make his first start for the Detroit Tigers since April on Saturday afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jones will play center field, while Mikie Mahtook will move to right. Alex Presley will get the day off with left-hander Hyun-jin Ryu pitching for the Dodgers. Jones was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Friday. Tigers lineups 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Mikie Mahtook, RF3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B6. Victor Martinez, DH7....
Grand Rapids Press Aug 18, 2017
Justin Upton's big blasts not enough for Tigers to overcome MLB-best Dodgers

Justin Upton's big blasts not enough for Tigers to overcome MLB-best Dodgers

With the loss, the Tigers are now 15 games under .500 for the first time since Sept. 24, 2008. DETROIT -- On Friday night, Justin Upton hit a 420-foot double and a 340-foot home run. He had three hits that bounced off defender's gloves. He had a home run trot interrupted when he realized he forgot to touch first base. And, for good measure, he finished the night with another 433-foot bomb in the ninth inning. Upton continued to be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal year for the Detroit Tigers, who lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Friday night at...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 16, 2017
Tigers, Rangers lineups: John Hicks at 1st, Miguel Cabrera DH'ing

Tigers, Rangers lineups: John Hicks at 1st, Miguel Cabrera DH'ing

Hicks went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Tuesday nights loss. John Hicks will start at first base and Miguel Cabrera will be the designated hitter in the Detroit Tigers' series finale against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Hicks went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Tuesday night's loss. The Tigers are trying to avoid a three-game sweep. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Mikie Mahtook, CF3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, DH5. John Hicks, 1B6. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B7. James McCann, C8. Alex Presley, RF9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C James...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 15, 2017
Tigers, Rangers lineups: Miguel Cabrera returns after missing 2 games

Tigers, Rangers lineups: Miguel Cabrera returns after missing 2 games

John Hicks will get the start at catcher for pitcher Justin Verlander. Both Hicks and Verlander are Goochland, Va., natives. Miguel Cabrera is back in the Detroit Tigers lineup after missing the last two days with a lower back issue. John Hicks will get the start at catcher for pitcher Justin Verlander. Both Hicks and Verlander are Goochland, Va., natives. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Mikie Mahtook, CF3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B6. Victor Martinez, DH7. John Hicks, C8. Alex Presley, RF9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C...
Viva El Birdos Aug 15, 2017
Cardinals news and notes: Justin Upton, farm, Tommy Pham

Cardinals news and notes: Justin Upton, farm, Tommy Pham

Monday’s VEB Here’s a look back at Monday’s stories: The case for acquiring Justin Upton — Ben Markham presented a case for the Cardinals acquiring outfielder Justin Upton from the Detroit Tigers. Weekend Farm Report: Redbirds win PCL South, Ryan Helsley tosses six hitless, Spikes have six All-Stars, Austin Warner goes seven scoreless — I recapped the weekend on the farm, which included the Memphis Redbirds winning the Pacific Coast League Southern Division. You come at Tommy Pham, you best not miss - A Hunt and Peck — Lil_scooter’s daily link post highlighted Tommy Pham’s...
Viva El Birdos Aug 14, 2017
The case for acquiring Justin Upton

The case for acquiring Justin Upton

Trade season isn’t completely over yet. The Cardinals are doing their best to make things interesting. After snapping an 8-game winning streak last night, they sit just one game behind the Cubs for the division. They also sit 4 1⁄2 games behind the Rockies and Diamondbacks, who have struggled after unexpected hot starts to the season. While the Cards were quiet at the what is commonly called the “Trade Deadline”, July 31st actually only represents the non-waiver trade deadline. If a player can clear what are called “revocable waivers”, they are still free to be traded. If that...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 12, 2017
Watch Justin Upton hit an incredible walk-off home run -- and then get drenched

Watch Justin Upton hit an incredible walk-off home run -- and then get drenched

We fought consistently, Upton said. These guys fight. Thats all you can ask for. DETROIT -- James McCann jumped on the first pitch for his grand slam in the first inning. Nearly four hours later, after nine back-and-forth innings, Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton was patient in his dramatic final at-bat. He worked the count to 2-0 and then watched as Minnesota Twins reliever Matt Belisle threw an effective slider. But the next pitch was an elevated fastball that Upton jumped all over with such force that everyone at Comerica knew instantly it was gone. "Up...
Tigers' Upton hits walk-off homer, spoils Twins comeback

Tigers' Upton hits walk-off homer, spoils Twins comeback

Justin Upton hit a two-run homer off Matt Belisle in the ninth inning, giving Detroit a 12-11 win over the Minnesota Twins
Washington Times Aug 12, 2017

Upton's HR caps comeback for Tigers in 12-11 win over Twins

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Upton hit a two-run homer off Matt Belisle in the ninth inning, giving Detroit a 12-11 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night after the Tigers wasted a five-run lead and then overcame a five-run deficit. Detroit had been 0-54 this year when trailing after ...

Twins' six-game win streak ended by Justin Upton and the Detroit Tigers

The Twins conceded a late five-run lead after overcoming an early deficit.

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