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Grand Rapids Press 2 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander no longer scheduled to start Thursday vs. Yankees

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander no longer scheduled to start Thursday vs. Yankees

Verlander had been tentatively scheduled to start Thursday on an extra day of rest after he left his start Friday with what was described as cramping in his right triceps muscle. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Brad Ausmus said Monday morning that he didn't have an update regarding Justin Verlander. But his absence from the list of probable starters for the next three days might be worth noting. Verlander had been tentatively scheduled to start Thursday on an extra day of rest after he left his start Friday with what was described as cramping in his right triceps muscle....
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Which version of Justin Verlander will the Detroit Tigers get in 2015? MLB news, updates, links

The Tigers opted not to shower Max Scherzer with dollar bills this winter and as a result, Detroit will need a return to prominence -- or something of the sort -- from Justin Verlander.
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2015 team preview: Can the retooled Boston Red Sox go worst-to-first again?

After a disappointing 2014 season and a seismic offseason, the Red Sox are AL East contenders once again. At first glance, it looks like the Boston Red Sox are going all-in in 2015. Their offseason, reminiscent of one four years ago when they acquired Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, was spent reshaping a roster that won 71 games in defense of its 2013 World Series title. The Sox signed Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, two of the premier players on the free agent market, coughing up a pair of 2015 draft picks in the process. They also re-signed slugger David Ortiz, and spent big money...
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Detroit Tigers player preview: Tom Gorzelanny's rough spring is nothing to worry about

Gorzelanny has posted some awful spring training numbers throughout his career, but has always righted the ship in time for the regular season. Remember when Justin Verlander used to struggle every April? As a Tigers fanbase, we'd momentarily panic, asking if there was anything wrong with our star...
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Tyler Collins, Bryan Holaday among eight involved in latest round of Detroit Tigers cuts

Tyler Collins, Bryan Holaday among eight involved in latest round of Detroit Tigers cuts

Catcher James McCann and infielders Hernan Perez and Andrew Romine appear to have won opening day roster spots after the Detroit Tigers made eight cuts Monday morning. LAKELAND, Fla. -- It appears that some roster spots have been locked up. Catcher James McCann and infielders Hernan Perez and Andrew Romine appear to have won opening day roster spots after the Detroit Tigers made eight cuts Monday morning. The Tigers optioned the contracts of outfielder Tyler Collins and Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo this morning. They also assigned the contracts of catcher...

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Grand Rapids Press Mar 29, 2015
Justin Verlander's right triceps remains sore; mild strain hasn't been ruled out

Justin Verlander's right triceps remains sore; mild strain hasn't been ruled out

A day after leaving the game Friday in the third inning due to cramping in his right triceps muscle, Verlander said he still felt similar soreness and tightness in his right arm. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Detroit Tigers are still calling it a triceps cramp. But neither Justin Verlander or manager Brad Ausmus are ruling out a mild strain just yet. A day after leaving the game Friday in the third inning due to cramping in his right triceps muscle, Verlander met with reporters Saturday at Joker Marchant Stadium and said he still felt similar soreness and tightness in...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 29, 2015
Effective changeup could help Shane Greene against division rival he will face first in 2015

Effective changeup could help Shane Greene against division rival he will face first in 2015

Greene should expect to face the Indians plenty during the upcoming season. If he can utilize his changeup effectively against them like he did Saturday against the Cardinals, it will be good news for Greene and Tigers fans alike. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Shane Greene made his first career start last season on July 7 in Cleveland. He will make his first start of the 2015 season in the same place. Fans of the Detroit Tigers hope he meets with the same success: Greene earned his first major league victory in that July 7 matchup, a 5-3 win for the New York Yankees. Greene...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Detroit Tigers optimistic Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez will be ready to play opening day

Detroit Tigers optimistic Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez will be ready to play opening day

When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus finally unveils Detroits opening day lineup, dont be surprised if it includes the teams top two hitters. Watch video   LAKELAND, Fla. -- When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus finally unveils Detroit's opening day lineup, don't be surprised if it includes the team's top two hitters. Ausmus wasn't ready to pencil Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez in the opening day lineup Saturday, but the second-year manager told reporters he's "optimistic" both players will be ready to play against the Minnesota Twins on April 6. "I'd...

Cabrera homers, leads Tigers over Cardinals 4-3

Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Saturday.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015

Detroit Tigers' Shane Greene eager for season to begin: 'I couldn't be more ready'

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene struck out six and walked three in five innings Saturday afternoon in what was his second to last start this spring.
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Tigers 4, Cardinals 3: Miguel Cabrera, Alex Avila hit home runs; Shane Greene strikes out six

Tigers 4, Cardinals 3: Miguel Cabrera, Alex Avila hit home runs; Shane Greene strikes out six

Cabrera gave the Tigers a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning when he hit a fly ball to right field off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn that just kept going. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera picked up Saturday right where he left off two days earlier. Cabrera homered for the second consecutive game Saturday afternoon in a 4-3 win over St. Louis Cardinals. Alex Avila also homered for the Tigers and Shane Greene pitched well except for one stretch in the third inning. Five consecutive batters reached base -- two on walks and one on an error -- as the Cardinals...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Analysis: Bruce Rondon's spring not good sign for Tigers bullpen with plenty of question marks

Analysis: Bruce Rondon's spring not good sign for Tigers bullpen with plenty of question marks

if Rondon is not ready when the season opens, that certainly wont help a Tigers bullpen that already has plenty of question marks. LAKELAND, Fla. -- The opening day roster for the Detroit Tigers will be finalized a week from today, if not earlier. It's very possible that Bruce Rondon will not be on it. The Tigers have six right-handers left in camp with seven games to play before April 6, when they open the regular season at Comerica Park against the Minnesota Twins. But rookie Angel Nesbitt might hold two advantages over Rondon at this point. One, he has pitched...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Open thread: Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals (chat)

Open thread: Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals (chat)

Detroits lineup today could be the lineup Tigers manager Brad Ausmus plans to use on opening day. How does it look? First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. There will be NO IN-GAME UPDATES. Please join the conversation in the comments section. If you're viewing this on a mobile device, click here. // // ]]> Who: Detroit Tigers (9-16-2) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (11-8)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: WXYT-AM 1270Twitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl -- Download the Detroit Tigers on...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus optimistic Justin Verlander will make next start despite triceps cramp

Detroit Tigers' Brad Ausmus optimistic Justin Verlander will make next start despite triceps cramp

Brad Ausmus said his level of concern didnt change overnight. Hes remains optimistic Justin Verlander will be able to make his next scheduled start this spring. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wasn't able to provide an immediate update on Justin Verlander when he met with reporters early Saturday. He was still awaiting official word from Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand. But Ausmus said his level of concern hadn't changed overnight. He remains optimistic Verlander will be able to make his next scheduled start this spring. "Anytime a...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Detroit Tigers release struggling reliever Luke Putkonen

Detroit Tigers release struggling reliever Luke Putkonen

Putkonen was extended an invitation to big league camp this spring as a non-roster invitee, but was widely viewed as a long shot to make the opening day roster. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Luke Putkonen entered camp with a chance to crack the Detroit Tigers' opening day roster. Now, he's out of a job. Putkonen has been released, the Tigers confirmed early Saturday. The move was made nearly two months after the 28-year-old was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo. Putkonen was extended an invitation to big league camp this spring as a non-roster invitee, but was widely viewed as a...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Potential opening day lineup in place today; Shane Greene on mound

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Potential opening day lineup in place today; Shane Greene on mound

Former Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is in the starting lineup for the Cardinals. Who: Detroit Tigers (9-16-2) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (11-8)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: WXYT-AM 1270Twitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING LINEUPSSt. Louis Cardinals1. Jon Jay, CF2. Kolten Wong, 2B3. Randal Grichuk, RF4. Matt Adams, 1B5. Jhonny Peralta, SS6. Mark Reynolds, 3B7. Scott Moore, DH8. Tony Cruz, C9. Peter Bourjos, LF* Probable pitchers: Lance Lynn, Marco Gonzalez, Carlos Villanueva, Mitch...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2015
Roster decision regarding left-handed relievers could be final one for Detroit Tigers this spring

Roster decision regarding left-handed relievers could be final one for Detroit Tigers this spring

The Tigers have 37 players remaining in camp, so there are still decisions to be made. Here is a breakdown of those 37 players by position. DUNEDIN -- The Detroit Tigers have six right-handers in camp and are almost certain to take five of them north. They have a few more decisions when it comes to left-handers. The Tigers have just eight Grapefruit League games remaining to narrow down their left-handed relievers from four to two. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday morning that he isn't leaning one way or the other and that the decision could come down to...

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