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Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera has good BP; Jeimer Candelario to Toledo

Detroit Tigers Jeimer Candelario is ready to begin a minor-league injury rehabilitation assignment with Toledo Mud Hens        

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers optimistic Matthew Boyd (oblique) will make next start

Matthew Boyd exited Tuesday game against the Minnesota Twins with an oblique strain. The injury doesnt appear to be serious.        

Twinkie Town

Twins 6, Detroit 0: Lance Lynn takes time portal back to his better days

Lance Lynn had his best game of the season and Minnesota defeated Detroit on “Firefly” night. Lance Lynn has been cursed ever since leaving the Rays of Light to join the Twins of Darkness, posting a Sky Captain .747 ERA in eight games & averaging less than five innings per start. He actually got through two Tampa hitters in the seventh inning, his longest outing of the year. Is he better, now? Ask Criswell. Tigers lefty Matt Boyd had his TARDIS cloaking device engaged for four innings, holding Minnesota to one hit. But Paul Molitor put a Confundus charm on him in the fifth, and after...


Tampa Bay Rays promote Willy Adames

The Rays have recalled their top prospect and have placed Joey Wendle on paternity leave The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly promoting their top prospect, Willy Adames, to the majors league ahead of tonight’s game against the Boston Red Sox according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN. The Rays acquired Adames from the Detroit Tigers at the 2014 trade deadline as part of a package they received for David Price. At the time of the deal, Adames was an unknown prospect in the Tigers system, but he quickly made his name known and surged to the top of the prospect rankings. Adames, 22, is currently...

Bless You Boys

Links: Miguel Cabrera is taking batting practice again

Cabrera still isn’t quite ready to return, but Jeimer Candelario could be back this week. The Detroit Tigers have been battered by injuries recently, but might start to get healthy soon. Among the updates provided to reporters on Monday was the news that Miguel Cabrera took batting practice in Minnesota. While there was no specific update given on his status, the fact that Cabrera is taking swings again is an encouraging sign. He has been on the disabled list since May 4 with a hamstring injury, but could be ready to return fairly soon. Also on the mend is Jeimer Candelario, who took...

Call to the Pen

Detroit Tigers: Will Christin Stewart soon earn a big-league call-up?

Detroit Tigers’ prospect Christin Stewart is a left-handed hitting power hitter, who has had a couple of big seasons in a row in the minor leagues. He is having what could be his best season yet in Triple-A Toledo. Due to the large number of injuries that the Detroit Tigers have had to endure, a […] Detroit Tigers: Will Christin Stewart soon earn a big-league call-up? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bless You Boys

Game 42 Preview: Indians at Tigers

The Tigers could move into a tie for first atop the AL Central with a win (and some help from an NL rival). Well, here we are. After a surprise win on Monday and a ridiculous comeback on Tuesday, the Tigers are just one game out of first place. They have done so by the skin of their teeth, relying on a ragtag lineup ravaged by injuries and a bullpen that seems more overworked than the statistics let on. It’s fun, right? We preached caution in actually expecting anything from this Tigers team in 2018, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate what the current roster is doing...

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Detroit Tigers: Bench players stepping up in a big way

With the injuries now piling up for the Detroit Tigers, the team has been getting important contributions from bench players. The team is proving to have solid depth. Recently, the Detroit Tigers have been hit with a wave of injuries. They are currently without three key position players in Miguel Cabrera, Leonys Martin and most […] Detroit Tigers: Bench players stepping up in a big way - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera won't play until hamstring fully healed

Miguel Cabrera half-joked that fans havent appreciated him for playing through past injuries. He said hell return when hamstring tightness subsides.        

Plain Dealer

Clean it up: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers lineups for Tuesday night, Game No. 41

The Indians put Francisco Lindor in the cleanup spot Tuesday night for the first time this season because of an injury to Edwin Encarnacion.

Lookout Landing

The heart of the Mariners is ripped out anew as Robinson Canó is suspended 80 games for PEDs

Canó may serve his time while on the DL, but there’s still nothing but disaster. It didn’t feel possible that this season’s midwestern road trip could go more poorly than last year. Black Tuesday of 2017 was a nightmare - a 19-9 drubbing by the lowly Tigers that managed to be overshadowed by both an oblique strain to Mitch Haniger and an injury to Félix Hernández. Incredibly, the sequel is even more disastrous. BREAKING NEWS: According to off the record sources and non-official reports, dominican All-Star Robinson Cano will be suspended for Steroid Use, could be announced...

Bless You Boys

Dawel Lugo called up from Triple-A Toledo

3B Jeimer Candelario is headed to the DL for a wrist issue. The injury bug just won’t back off the Detroit Tigers in recent weeks. Miguel Cabrera, Leonys Martin and Jordan Zimmermann have all been sidelined with minor injuries, leaving an already thin lineup and rotation even weaker. Cabrera and Martin should work their way back into the Tigers lineup this week if everything goes according to plan. But the lineup will need the help, as you can now you can add Jeimer Candelario to the list of walking wounded. The Tigers’ third baseman has been dealing with a ligament issue in his left...

Call to the Pen

Tampa Bay Rays: It is time for Willy Adames

One of the Tampa Bay Rays brightest prospects is ready for the majors. It is time to make a move and bring him to Tampa Bay. The centerpiece in the trade that sent David Price to the Detroit Tigers, Willy Adames has been a player that Tampa Bay Rays fans have eagerly awaited. He has […] Tampa Bay Rays: It is time for Willy Adames - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bless You Boys

Tigers Links is ready for the Tribe

A look at injuries, the Victor Reyes situation, trade pieces, prospects, and other happenings around the league. Thanks to some late-inning heroics from JaCoby Jones — who is becoming synonymous with that sort of thing — and a perfectly adequate first major league start from Blaine Hardy, the Detroit Tigers took the weekend series from the Seattle Mariners. Now, the first place Cleveland Indians come a calling. I can’t believe I can actually say this, but a series sweep by the Tigers could put them in a tie for the top spot in the American League Central. While we wait for the series...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' injuries piling up: Jeimer Candelario on DL

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario’s left wrist issues will require a trip to the 10-day disabled list.        

Plain Dealer

On the road again: Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers lineups for Monday, Game No. 40

Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall, who has been on the disabled list since April 8 with a right calf injury, is traveling with the Indians. That's a good sign as far as Chisenhall getting back on the field.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Jeimer Candelario may need surgery on wrist ligament

Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario may need surgery on sore TFCC liagment in his left wrist. But first, he will have an MRI done.        

Detroit Free Press

Gardy party: Tigers manager talks injuries, video games & 'Karate Kid'

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire addressed injuries, who reminds him of "Karate Kid" and why he doesnt mind video games        

Bless You Boys

Bless You Boys Podcast Episode 19: The injury bug bites

The editorial staff of Bless You Boys discusses the week in Tigers news. Brandon and Ashley return to look at a team that is starting to see injuries taking their toll after a nice start. As the schedule gets tougher, and the roster gets thinner, the Tigers are going to need some things to break their way to avoid a tumble. James Paxton’s no-no joins a list of incredible pitching performances so far this season Miguel Cabrera is on the DL and that’s not a bad thing Daniel Norris opts for surgery, and it’s frustrating, but also all for the best Jose Iglesias and Ron Gardenhire got...

Bless You Boys

The Tigers aren’t a small ball team, yet

Ron Gardenhire has a reputation for quiet victories, but are the Tigers fulfilling that legacy? John Hicks made an incredible play against the Rays in the bottom of the 12th inning on May 2: a walk-off bunt single. It is the type of play many Tiger fans were counting on when the team first hired Ron Gardenhire. With the Twins, Gardenhire was famous for his “small ball” play, scrapping by with bunts and steals as opposed to showier home runs. Now that we are a month into the season it seems like a good time to ask, “how different are the Tigers in the small ball categories?” Stolen...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Alex Wilson could be first passenger of bullpen cart

Alex Wilson, who is on the 10-day disabled list, might use the Detroit Tigers bullpen cart when he returns from injury.        

Detroit Sports Nation

Tigers suffer another injury, Leonys Martin lands on disabled list

The injury bug has been meandering its way through the Detroit Tigers locker room over the past few days, and Leonys Martin is the latest victim. Prior to tomorrow’s game the @tigers will make the following roster moves: – Place OF Leonys Martin on the 10-day DL with a left hamstring strain.– Recall OF Mikie Mahtook […]


Beltre returns with 3 hits, but Rangers fall to Tigers 7-4

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre had a couple of hits the night he strained his left hamstring and three more upon his return two weeks later.The Texas Rangers just aren't converting their 39-year-old star's production into victories.Victor Martinez and Jeimer Candelario homered in the first inning, Jose Iglesias added another long ball in the second and the Detroit Tigers held off the Rangers 7-4 Tuesday night.Beltre's injury-interrupted hitting streak is at five games, and the Rangers have lost four of them. Texas (14-24) trails badly in last place in the AL West."We have a lot of...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Leonys Martin to undergo MRI on left knee

Leonys Martin is the latest Detroit Tiger to be sidelined with an injury. Due to a swollen knee, he will likely miss the series against Texas.        

Bless You Boys

Tigers place Wilson, Zimmermann on disabled list

Zac Reininger and Pete Kozma will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo. The Detroit Tigers announced a flurry of roster moves after Monday’s loss to the Texas Rangers. The two biggest moves involved a pair of right-handed pitchers; Alex Wilson and Jordan Zimmermann were both placed on the 10-day disabled list. Daniel Norris, already on the DL after having groin surgery last week, was shifted to the 60-day disabled list. With an extra spot available on the 40-man roster, the Tigers purchased the contract of utility infielder Pete Kozma and called him up to the majors. Reliever Zac Reininger...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers depart K.C. as they deal with flu, injuries

The Detroit Tigers are happy to have left Kansas City, after losing three of four games and dealing with the flu and various injuries        


Rays: 1, Blue Jays: 2 - No Sweep For You!

Late HR by Gomez not enough to complete the sweep Archer's last start against the Tigers was strong, and he would look to build on that while the Rays for the sweep against the Blue Jays and Marco Estrada The first two innings saw both starters put up zeros and work around baserunners. Archer worked around a 1-out double with a strikeout and flyout, and Estrada getting Robertson and Wendle to fly out after Wilson Ramos singled to extend his hit streak to a MLB leading 14 games . The 3rd inning would see some very questionable baserunning decisions. Mallex would start the inning with a 4...

Bless You Boys

Acquiring Matt Harvey wouldn’t be as exciting as you think

Harvey’s upside with the Tigers would be limited at best. The New York Mets designated Matt Harvey for assignment on Friday. This announcement generated shock waves throughout baseball, and for good reason. Harvey was the next big thing several years ago, one of the headliners of a Mets rotation that reached the World Series earlier than it should have in 2015. Harvey was even better before that, a frontrunner for the 2013 NL Cy Young award before a UCL injury struck him down late in the year. Detroit Tigers fans will remember his duel with eventual AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer that...