7:38 AM EST, Sun February 17, 2019
Detroit Free Press

How a knee brace is helping Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer improve

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer is recovering from a third surgery on the meniscus in his right knee.        

Tampa Bay Times

Rays going old school with Devil Rays uniforms for four games this season

The Rays are planning to return to their colorful Devil Rays past by wearing the rainbow-accented uniforms for four Saturday games this season:April 20 vs. Red SoxMay 11 vs. YankeesJune 15 vs. AngelsAug. 17 vs. Tigers

DRaysBay

Willy Adames and the inflection point

July 31 was yet again a magical day for Willy Adames July 31st has been a memorable day throughout the career of Willy Rafael Adames. On July 31, 2014, Adames was the top prospect in the three-team trade that sent David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers. The Santiago, Dominican Republic native was just 18 years old on that day and had not yet cracked a top-100 prospect list, but nonetheless he was recognized as a promising player who could form the core of a competitive Rays team in the future. From the time the Rays acquired him, his prospect rankings continued to climb...

Bless You Boys

2019 BYB Tigers Prospects #11: RHP Kyle Funkhouser

Toledo’s gotta have that Funk in 2019. Have you ever had a freak injury? I have. It was fourth grade and my mom dropped me off for school 10 minutes early, like usual, so I could go play outside at my school’s playground before the teachers let us in and started class. I took about three steps, fell on a patch of ice, and fell straight on my head. The injury required around six stitches, but I was back to full health in about a week (you would really think the janitors would salt the ice right there). Flash forward to late July 2018. Kyle Funkhouser is walking home from a game, but...

Bless You Boys

The Tigers 2019 ZIPS projections offer few rays of hope

It’s, not great! But you knew that already. Predicting the future is a shadowy business, with a long history of ill repute and downright shenanigans. Things have changed in the modern era, and particularly where baseball is concerned. Projection systems are everywhere, and are constantly being tuned to improve their ability to estimate player performance. One of most popular publicly accessible systems, is Dan Szymborski’s ZIPS projections for FanGraphs. They released his 2019 ZIPS for the Detroit Tigers on Monday, and it’s not pretty. Certainly there are some interesting bright...

Detroit Free Press

Tigers' Michael Fulmer and his beard both look for comeback in 2019

Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer is recovering from his third surgery on his right knee. And hes doing it mostly clean-shaven.        

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann: Everything went wrong when I turned 30

Its been a rough few years for Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. The injuries have piled up, but hes healthy again.        

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/25/19: Injury Updates, A.J. Pollock, and College Hoop Dreams

T.G.I.F.! It’s Friday! That means we’ve got your fresh links all ready to go, as always. In Mariners news... C. Trent Rosecrans at The Athletic spoke to the newest Mariner, Shed Long, regarding how he feels about going to Seattle. ($) The Tigers have claimed Kaleb Cowart off waivers from the Mariners. Here’s a health update on a couple of M’s relievers. Sam Tuivailala is progressing well but still looking at a June return. Something new, the M's have slowed down Anthony Swarzak in his preparations for the season. will take things slow in spring training but expected to be ready...

Bless You Boys

2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #17: RHP Elvin Rodriguez earned our interest in 2018

The righty may not be flashy, but he certainly earned his keep during the 2018 season. Yet another former Los Angeles Angels prospect who now wears the Old English D, Elvin Rodriguez arrived in the deal that sent Justin Upton out west. While the other prospect in the deal — RHP Grayson Long — was considered the better player at the time of the deal, he has since undergone surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and missed the whole of 2018. That opened up a place in the spotlight for Rodriguez, who took the opportunity and ran with it. Rodriguez took a distinct step forward with both his...

Detroit Sports Nation

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera ordered to pay child support

While Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has struggled with injuries on the field, he has also been struggling with off the field issues. The off-field issues may be coming to an end though as a Florida judge has ordered Cabrera to pay $20,000 a month in child support to an ex-mistress he fathered two children with and pay off […]

Bless You Boys

2019 BYB Tigers Prospect #21: RHP Logan Shore

Shore is an accomplished college pitcher whose quick rise to the majors was delayed by injury. Logan Shore is the newest prospect in the Detroit Tigers’ farm system — literally. The Tigers acquired Shore as the player to be named later in their midseason trade with the Oakland Athletics, finalizing the deal on September 19. Because of this, Shore did not appear in any games with a Tigers affiliate in 2018, instead ending his season after a somewhat disappointing run with the Midland RockHounds, Oakland’s Double-A affiliate in the Texas League. While Shore looks the part of a typical...