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MLB Daily Dish Jun 27, 2017
2017 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Detroit Tigers

2017 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Detroit Tigers

An underwhelming start to 2017 has the club in seller mode as July approaches. As we approach July 31, we will preview what each team is projected to do in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline. For a complete listing of our previews, click here. Detroit Tigers: 32-42, 4th in AL Central The Tigers headed into 2017 with intentions of competing for a division title, despite a relatively quiet offseason that included only minor acquisitions of veteran catcher Alex Avila and Mikie Mahtook. Led by veterans Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, and J.D. Martinez, Detroit has avoided falling...
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Tigers, Royals lineups: Victor Martinez now batting 6th

Tigers, Royals lineups: Victor Martinez now batting 6th

Martinez last started a game batting sixth in 2010, when he played for the Boston Red Sox. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will bat sixth on Wednesday for the first time in his tenure with the team. Martinez has hit mostly in the clean-up spot behind first baseman Miguel Cabrera. But manager Brad Ausmus has shuffled the lineup in recent days and opted to move Martinez down a couple spots upon his return from the disabled list. Martinez last started a game batting sixth in 2010, when he played for the Boston Red Sox. Mikie Mahtook...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 25, 2017
Tigers, Padres lineups: Miguel Cabrera batting 2nd after shake-up

Tigers, Padres lineups: Miguel Cabrera batting 2nd after shake-up

Outfielders Justin Upton, J.D. Martinez and Mikie Mahtook will bat in the 3-4-5 spots. SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers are shaking up their lineup in the midst of an eight-game losing streak.  Miguel Cabrera will bat second on Sunday against San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard. Outfielders Justin Upton, J.D. Martinez and Mikie Mahtook will bat in the 3-4-5 spots. "We'll see if it helps," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't know that there's any real logic behind it, but you just hope it changes your luck." Miguel Cabrera has started two regular...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 26, 2017
Tigers happy but not jubilant after stopping skid: 'We've dug ourselves a hole'

Tigers happy but not jubilant after stopping skid: 'We've dug ourselves a hole'

Miguel Cabrera all but scoffed when asked if the Tigers could exhale with the pressure of the losing streak removed. Cant be relaxed when youre in last place, he said. SAN DIEGO -- The music thumped in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse for the first time in 10 days, but not everyone was in a celebratory mood. Yes, the Tigers had finally snapped an eight-game losing streak with a victory over the San Diego Padres, but one win couldn't erase an ugly road trip, an awful month and a disappointing 2017 season. Miguel Cabrera was subdued as he sat near his locker in the...

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