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Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
Tigers' J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with foot sprain, Brad Ausmus says

Tigers' J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with foot sprain, Brad Ausmus says

Lisfranc ligament sprain will have Martinez in a cast for 7-10 days, after which point the foot can be tested again to see how long hell be out. LAKELAND, Fla. - The timing could have been worse, but the news out of Charlotte, N.C., on Friday was not great for the Detroit Tigers. J.D. Martinez is expected to miss three to four weeks with a sprain of the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said following Friday afternoon's spring-training game against the Atlanta Braves. It's not a Lisfranc ligament rupture, meaning surgery will not be...
Scout 12 hours ago

J.D. Martinez Out With Foot Injury

The Tigers' right-fielder will likely start the year on the disabled list while he recovers.
Call to the Pen 23 hours ago
Detroit Tigers History: Willie Hernandez Acquired in Trade

Detroit Tigers History: Willie Hernandez Acquired in Trade

Sometimes, a trade makes all the difference in the world. On this day in 1984, the Detroit Tigers acquired Willie Hernandez, who became an immediate star. Willie Hernandez was a solid reliever for the Phillies and Cubs. He had spent some time closing while in Chicago, and generally posted decent strikeout numbers. Yet, Hernandez was […] Detroit Tigers History: Willie Hernandez Acquired in Trade - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
Matthew Boyd's grip on rotation spot tightens in Tigers' walk-off win over Braves

Matthew Boyd's grip on rotation spot tightens in Tigers' walk-off win over Braves

Left-hander pitches another five scoreless innings and now sports 21-to-0 strikeout-to-walk ratio in spring training. LAKELAND, Fla. - Matthew Boyd commanded the strike zone on the strength of his off-speed stuff Friday afternoon. As a result, the Detroit Tigers left-hander appears to be tightening his grip on a spot in the starting rotation. Boyd pitched five scoreless innings in the Tigers' 3-2, walk-off win over the Atlanta Braves in 10 innings at Joker Marchant Stadium. Forty-seven of his 60 pitches during the game went for strikes. Afterwards, he threw...
Grand Rapids Press 16 hours ago
Watch Jim Leyland, Alan Trammell throw ceremonial first pitches in Lakeland

Watch Jim Leyland, Alan Trammell throw ceremonial first pitches in Lakeland

Team USA manager and coach were honored Friday at Joker Marchant Stadium for leading squad to World Baseball Classic title. Watch video LAKELAND, Fla. - Two days ago, Jim Leyland was managing and Alan Trammell coaching Team USA to the World Baseball Classic championship in Los Angeles. Friday afternoon, Leyland and Trammell were guests of honor at Joker Marchant Stadium. The duo was celebrated prior to the Detroit Tigers' Grapefruit League game against the Atlanta Braves. Leyland and Trammell simultaneously threw ceremonial first...
Grand Rapids Press 17 hours ago
Fresh off World Baseball Classic title, Ian Kinsler ready to go to work with Tigers

Fresh off World Baseball Classic title, Ian Kinsler ready to go to work with Tigers

Tigers second baseman said comment he made regarding cultural differences between American and Latin American players was taken out of context. LAKELAND, Fla. - Ian Kinsler is not here to get political. He's here to play baseball. That's why the Detroit Tigers second baseman traveled to Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles: To play baseball and represent Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. He did those things well in helping the Americans seize their first-ever WBC championship, jump-starting their 8-0 win over Puerto Rico in the title game Wednesday night at...
Grand Rapids Press 18 hours ago
Tigers Gameday: Matt Boyd looks to continue to impress in televised start vs. Braves

Tigers Gameday: Matt Boyd looks to continue to impress in televised start vs. Braves

Tigers left-hander has been especially good in his last three outings. LAKELAND, Fla. - Justin Verlander kept his string of strong spring-training starts going. Now it's Matt Boyd's turn. The left-hander will make his fifth Grapefruit League start and sixth appearance as the Detroit Tigers host the Atlanta Braves Friday afternoon after the teams met Thursday night in Kissimmee. This will be Boyd's first appearance at Joker Marchant Stadium this spring. Boyd, who is trying to secure a spot at the back of the Tigers' rotation, has been impressive throughout spring...
Grand Rapids Press 21 hours ago
Tigers notes: Brad Ausmus 'really happy' for friend and mentor Jim Leyland

Tigers notes: Brad Ausmus 'really happy' for friend and mentor Jim Leyland

Tigers manager echoes Miguel Cabrera on back injury. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Brad Ausmus fell asleep Wednesday night, Team USA held a 4-0 lead over Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic championship game. When Ausmus woke up a little while later, the Americans were wrapping up their first-ever WBC title. Watching the game on MLB Network, the Detroit Tigers manager could see the emotion in U.S. manager Jim Leyland, the former Tigers skipper whom he respects as a friend and valuable resource. "I watched the end of the game (Thursday) morning, but I was happy...
Grand Rapids Press 22 hours ago
Justin Verlander ready to hit ground running as 2017 season draws near

Justin Verlander ready to hit ground running as 2017 season draws near

Detroit Tigers ace believes hes further along now than he was at this point last year. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Justin Verlander says that he's further along now than he was at this point last spring. His competitiveness appears to be in midseason form, but he does recognize that it's still only spring training. Need proof? Verlander lost a 12-pitch duel against Atlanta Braves slugger Freddie Freeman in the first inning Thursday night, when Freeman hooked a 95 mph fastball over the right-field wall, and Verlander didn't seem terribly upset about it. "I may not pitch him...
Grand Rapids Press 23 hours ago

Tigers roster projection: Injury questions, intrigue as Opening Day looms

How will an injury to J.D. Martinez affect the Detroit Tigers decisions in the 10 days leading up to Opening Day?
Grand Rapids Press Mar 23, 2017
Justin Verlander, Nicholas Castellanos shine in Tigers' 2-1 loss to Braves

Justin Verlander, Nicholas Castellanos shine in Tigers' 2-1 loss to Braves

Tigers ace turns in third straight dominant start, while third baseman continues making case for No. 2 spot in lineup. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Generally, spring-training boxscores are not very helpful. Nor are they reliable if you're trying to glean something about a team or player. Sometimes, though, raw numbers do not lie. Nor does the eye test. The Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and Nicholas Castellanos are passing their Grapefruit League tests with flying colors these days. They both shined in the Tigers' 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves Thursday night at Champion...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 23, 2017
Miguel Cabrera still recovering from back injury: 'I'll play when I'm ready'

Miguel Cabrera still recovering from back injury: 'I'll play when I'm ready'

Tigers slugger non-committal to when hell return to action after he felt a pop on right side of his back in World Baseball Classic. LAKELAND, Fla. - Miguel Cabrera was back Thursday, and the No. 1 question was about his back. Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers slugger whose World Baseball Classic experience was cut short because of an injury to his back area, did not commit to any timetable for his return to action. Cabrera met with reporters for a few minutes early Thursday afternoon in the Tigers' clubhouse at Joker Marchant Stadium. A short bit later, some of his...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 23, 2017
Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander looks to keep rhythm in TV game vs. Braves

Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander looks to keep rhythm in TV game vs. Braves

Tigers play Braves in of their next five games as spring training starts to wind down. KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Detroit Tigers fans were able to watch on TV as Ian Kinsler helped Jim Leyland-managed Team USA clinch the World Baseball Classic championship Wednesday night. Tonight, Tigers fans can watch Justin Verlander try to build upon what's been a strong spring for the ace right-hander. Verlander will make his sixth start of spring training as the Tigers take on the Atlanta Braves in a game televised on Fox Sports Detroit from the ESPN Wide World of Sports...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 23, 2017
Jim Leyland's guidance, Ian Kinsler's homer help U.S. win first World Baseball Classic title

Jim Leyland's guidance, Ian Kinsler's homer help U.S. win first World Baseball Classic title

Former Tigers manager came out of retirement to guide Americans, who got big lift from Kinsler in WBC championship game. Jim Leyland had more on his mind Wednesday than managing Team USA in the World Baseball Classic championship game against Puerto Rico. He was thinking about a very early wake-up call Thursday. "I've got to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning to catch a 6-something flight back to Lakeland, Fla., to be with the Tigers," the former Detroit Tigers manager said in an MLB.com story. Leyland should be able to rest easier now, thanks in part to the...
CSN Philly Mar 22, 2017

MLB Notes: Tigers star Miguel Cabrera could return soon from back stiffness

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera could soon return to the lineup after being sidelined by back stiffness.Cabrera has been out since leaving the
Grand Rapids Press Mar 22, 2017
Blue Jays hit 3-run homer to beat Tigers in 9th

Blue Jays hit 3-run homer to beat Tigers in 9th

Angel Nesbitt allowed two singles before Shane Opitz hit a two-out homer to right-center field to give the Jays the win. On the verge of a long-shot bid to make the Detroit Tigers bullpen, Angel Nesbitt took a step back on Wednesday, surrendering a three-run home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 in Dunedin, Fla. Nesbitt allowed two singles before Shane Opitz hit a two-out homer to right-center field to give the Jays the win. Shane Greene, Justin Wilson and Kyle Ryan all tossed a scoreless inning of relief before Nesbitt...

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