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Over the Monster Mar 25, 2015

Do the Red Sox even want to trade Allen Craig?

He has no place on Boston's roster, and the Red Sox have had suitors. So why is Allen Craig still in Boston? Back in the first days of the offseason, there were two moves that seemed like safe bets for the Red Sox to make: 1) Sign Pablo Sandoval -- The only way they could have been more obvious with their interest was if they'd renamed Fenway "Pandaville" 2) Trade Allen Craig -- Because it just made sense Even back before the signing of Hanley Ramirez and the Yoenis Cespedes trade, it was clear there was not room for Allen Craig on this Red Sox roster. He hits right handed while the Red Sox...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup for the second time this spring. Cabrera, who made his spring debut Sunday, has been tabbed the designated hitter once again. Who: Detroit Tigers (7-14-2) at New York Yankees (12-9-1) Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Television: MLB Network Radio: WXYT 1270 Twitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING LINEUPS Detroit Tigers 1. Anthony Gose, CF 2. Ian Kinsler, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, DH 4. J.D. Martinez, RF 5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 6. Alex Avila, C 7. Nick Castellanos, 3B 8. Andrew Romine, 1B 9....
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2015
Alex Wilson, Kyle Lobstein among four included in latest round of Detroit Tigers cuts

Alex Wilson, Kyle Lobstein among four included in latest round of Detroit Tigers cuts

Wilson came to the Tigers in the trade that sent Rick Porcello to Boston and brought Yoenis Cespedes to Detroit. Wilson went 1-0 with a 1.91 ERA and a 0.882 WHIP in 18 games for the Red Sox last season. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Roster spots for right-handed relievers became harder to come by the day the Detroit Tigers signed Joba Chamberlain last month. So Alex Wilson faced an uphill battle to head north with the team from the start. But Wilson didn't pitch well at all for the Tigers in Grapefruit League action. On Tuesday, the Tigers optioned him to Triple-A...
Bless You Boys Mar 23, 2015

Tigers player preview: Why Comerica Park could be a happy home for Yoenis Cespedes

While Fenway Park is one of the more hitter-friendly environments in baseball, Comerica Park may be better suited for Yoenis Cespedes in 2015. Yoenis Cespedes kicked off his career with a bang in 2012, hitting .292/.356/.505 with 23 home runs and 82 RBI in 540 plate appearances for the Oakland Athletics. Had it not been for a guy named Mike Trout, Cespedes would have walked away with the AL Rookie of the Year award. His 136 wRC+ ranked 21st among qualified MLB hitters that season, though iffy defensive numbers left him with 2.9 WAR in 129 games played. The last two seasons haven't been as...

Nats vs. Tigers — 3/22/15

Stephen Strasburg was supposed to start today, making the trip to Lakeland to face Miguel Cabrera, Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Verlander and the Tigers. Instead, Strasburg is back in Viera, nursing a twisted left ankle suffered during conditioning drills. The injury is not believed to be serious, but it is enough to keep the right-hander from…
Grand Rapids Press Mar 21, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: David Price on mound as Tigers try to end eight-game winless streak

Detroit Tigers Gameday: David Price on mound as Tigers try to end eight-game winless streak

The Tigers are 0-7-1 in their past eight games and didnt score a run in the only game during that stretch that wasnt a loss. Who: Detroit Tigers (6-13-1) vs. New York Mets (10-8)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: WXYT-FM 97.1Twitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING LINEUPSNew York Mets * Probable pitchers: Steven Matz, Jeurys Familia, Chase Bradford, Jack Leathersich, Dario Alvarez, Jenrry Mejia. Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, CF2. Alex Avila, DH3. J.D. Martinez, RF4. Yoenis Cespedes, LF5. Nick...

Spring Game 19: Yankees at Tigers

YANKEES (10-7-1) Brett Gardner CF Brendan Ryan SS Brian McCann C Alex Rodriguez DH Garrett Jones 1B Chris Young RF Jose Pirela 3B Rob Refsnyder 2B Ramon Flores LF RHP Adam Warren (3-6, 2.97 in 2014) TIGERS (6-12-1) Rajai Davis LF Anthony Gose CF Ian Kinsler 2B J.D. Martinez RF Yoenis Cespedes DH Alex Avila […] The post Spring Game 19: Yankees at Tigers appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon among those scheduled to pitch against Yankees

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon among those scheduled to pitch against Yankees

Four of the five right-handers expected to make the opening day roster for the Tigers are scheduled to pitch today against the Yankeese. Who: Detroit Tigers (6-12-1) vs. New York Yankees (10-6)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: Not availableTwitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING LINEUPSNew York Yankees* Probable pitchers: Adam Warren, Chase Whitley, Chris Martin, Jose De Paula Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, LF2. Anthony Gose, CF3. Ian Kinsler, 2B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Yoenis Cespedes, DH6....
Grand Rapids Press Mar 15, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alex Avila, Yoenis Cespedes still sidelined; Alfredo Simon gets start in Jupiter

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alex Avila, Yoenis Cespedes still sidelined; Alfredo Simon gets start in Jupiter

Alex Avila (lower back soreness) and Yoenis Cespedes (left quad tightness) are scheduled to travel with the team to Jupiter, but are out of the starting lineup Sunday. Who: Detroit Tigers (6-8) at Miami Marlins (7-3) Where: Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. First pitch: 1:05 p.m. Television: Not available Radio: Not available Twitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING LINEUPS Detroit Tigers 1. Rajai Davis, CF 2. Jose Iglesias, SS 3. Victor Martinez, DH 4. Tyler Collins, LF 5. Steven Moya, RF 6. Nick Castellanos, 3B 7. Jordan Lennerton, 1B 8. James McCann, C 9....
Grand Rapids Press Mar 12, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes listed day to day after leaving game early with tightness in left quad

Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes listed day to day after leaving game early with tightness in left quad

Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes tweaked his back last week. This week, its his quad thats giving him trouble. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes tweaked his back last week. This week, it's his quad that's giving him trouble. Cespedes left Thursday's game in the second inning with tightness in his left quad, the Tigers announced. He's listed day to day. It's unclear when Cespedes suffered the injury, but he was spotted pulling up at third base in the first inning while running out Tyler Collins' deep fly ball to left.  Cespedes,...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 5, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus: Yoenis Cespedes day to day, Miguel Cabrera remains 'on track'

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus: Yoenis Cespedes day to day, Miguel Cabrera remains 'on track'

Cespedes could return to the lineup as early as Saturday. Cabrera could start running outside very soon. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes missed the game Thursday due to lower back tightness. But he isn't expected to be out of the lineup for long.  Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday afternoon that Cespedes could possibly return to the lineup as soon as Saturday. Cespedes was never on the travel list for the road game Friday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., against the New York Mets. "(Hitting coach Wally Joyner) said he was fine...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 5, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes scratched from lineup with back issue; Steven Moya starts

Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes scratched from lineup with back issue; Steven Moya starts

Cespedes hit a grand slam Tuesday in the Grapefruit League opener for the Tigers. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was a late scratch from the starting lineup today. Cespedes is no longer in the lineup due to back tightness, the Detroit Tigers said about an hour before first pitch of their home game against the Atlanta Braves. Steven Moya slid into the third spot in the lineup in place of Cespedes, who had been slated to start in left field. Tyler Collins made the move from right field to left field in the revised lineup. Cespedes hit a grand slam...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 3, 2015
Tigers 15, Orioles 2: Yoenis Cespedes hits grand slam as Detroit rolls in Grapefruit League opener

Tigers 15, Orioles 2: Yoenis Cespedes hits grand slam as Detroit rolls in Grapefruit League opener

Ian Kinsler and Aaron Westlake also hit home runs for the Tigers. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers had a lot more success against the Baltimore Orioles to open the 2015 Grapefruit League season than they did to close the 2014 season. Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam Tuesday afternoon as the Tigers cruised to a 15-2 victory over the Orioles. Ian Kinsler and Aaron Westlake each hit a three-run home run for the Tigers. The Orioles swept the Tigers in the American League Division Series in October. The Tigers took advantage of some wildness from Orioles pitchers...
Grand Rapids Press Feb 28, 2015
Brad Ausmus expects offseason roster changes to help Detroit Tigers on basepaths

Brad Ausmus expects offseason roster changes to help Detroit Tigers on basepaths

Rajai Davis led the Tigers in steals last season with 36, which was one more than the Tigers stole as a team in 2013. The Tigers ranked 30th in the majors with 35 steals in 2013 and seventh in the majors with 106 last year. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers are not likely to lead the major leagues in stolen bases anytime soon. But they should be faster on the bases than they were last season. The addition of Anthony Gose will help. So will the return of Jose Iglesias. So will the trade for Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes definitely made an impression on Tigers...

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