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Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' pitching plans spoiled by injuries; Blaine Hardy on DL

Blaine Hardy, one of the team’s most reliable pitchers this season, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left elbow tendonitis.        

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Ervin Santana vs. Francisco Liriano as Twins open four-game series vs. Tigers

Liriano was a great rookie for the Twins 12 years ago, but injuries have derailed his promising career.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' John Hicks to undergo surgery, likely out for season

The recovery time for the injury is 3-6 weeks, Ron Gardenhire said, meaning John Hicks is likely out for the season.        

Motor City Bengals

Detroit Tigers: JaCoby Jones to the DL and other news

Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching. The Detroit Tigers injury woes continue into Mid-August. The Tigers announced that they have recalled Mikie Mahtook as JaCoby Jones is headed to the disabled list. Jones is headed […] Detroit Tigers: JaCoby Jones to the DL and other news - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer begins (trade value) rehab in minors

Detroit Tigers ace right-hander Michael Fulmer will begin his minor league injury rehabilitation assignment on Tuesday night for Class A Lakeland        

Bless You Boys

Links: Tigers add Jack Morris to the wall

Jack Morris has his number retired, a few pitchers get to rehabbing, and we look at injuries and prospects Sunday was a day for Tigers. Tiger Woods finished in second place at the PGA Championship, and after pulling off a victory over the Minnesota Twins to close out the series on Sunday, the Detroit Tigers raised their win total to 49 games while nicely holding the losses steady at 69. Although the Tigers fared well, their victory was not the highlight of the day. What most people will remember is the retirement of Jack Morris’s number 47 jersey. I didn’t get to see it, but I’m told...

Twinkie Town

Logan Morrison having season-ending hip surgery

But it’s okay, because Tyler Austin is here. Well folks, it looks like Logan Morrison’s season is coming to an end — if it really ever did truly start, that is. Following Saturday’s game against the Tigers the Twins announced that their struggling first baseman/DH will be having season-ending on his left hip. Morrison’s achy breaky hips landed him on the DL earlier in July, and apparently the injury has just been lingering on like a Crainberries song. Perhaps the issue helps explain Morrison’s disastrous season at the plate. The dude is hitting only .186/.276/.368 with 15 home...

Twinkie Town

Tigers 5, Twins 3: Walks will haunt, also homers will haunt

Ervin Santana continues to struggle his way back from injury. In a game that couldn’t have pleased either manager, the Tigers out-sloppied and out-slugged the Twins, with the slugging mattering mostest. Former Twins farmhand Niko Goodrum and internationally famous romantic singer Jose Iglesias continued to put the hurt on Minnesota, as they’ve seemingly done all season. Both hit two-run, two-out dongs following a walk by scuffling starter Ervin Santana. It actually was one of Santana’s least depressing outings since missing half the year due to surgery, with five strikeouts in six...

Motor City Bengals

Detroit Tigers: Team mishandled Justin Verlander injury and other news

Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching. The Detroit Tigers reportedly misdiagnosed a Justin Verlander injury in 2015. Bleacher Report released an interesting piece on the former Tigers ace yesterday. It’s a long but interesting read, […] Detroit Tigers: Team mishandled Justin Verlander injury and other news - Motor City Bengals - Motor City Bengals - A Detroit Tigers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Twinkie Town

Game 115: Twins @ Tigers

Let’s see if Gardy can start an umpire fight! Time: 6:10 Central. Vegas Line: -114 MIN / DET +104 Weather: Mostly Clear, Start Temp 78° Opponent’s Nice SB Site: Bless You Boys TV: FSN. Radio: Is Sturgis Still Going On? When the Tigers signed Jordan Zimmermann to a five-year deal in 2015, he was 29 years old and a two-time All-Star with a career ERA of 3.32. During his three years in Detroit, the ERA has been 5.31. Some of that’s possibly bad luck or injury, but his fastball has lost some giddyup. He’s signed through 2020 at $25 million per year. Next year, the Twins will have to...

Detroit Free Press

Ex-Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander says Kate Upton saved his life

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander recently told Bleacher Report that his wife, Kate Upton, saved his life when he was battling injuries.        

Halos Heaven

Cam, Cam, he’s the man! If he can’t do it, no one can. Angels prevail over Tigers, 6-2.

Bedrosian enters the game in sixth inning with bases loaded and no outs, elicits strikeout and induces double play to escape unscathed and preserve game. Angels 6 Tigers 2 A quick glance at the box score shows the sixth inning of tonight’s Angels-Tigers game as a rather uneventful frame, but such a notion could not be further from the truth. Noe Ramirez took the mound (following Nick Tropeano’s early exit after a solid 62 pitches of 1-run ball over five innings; hopefully no notable injury news on him) and after losing an 8-pitch walk to James McCann, put the first runner on base....

Bless You Boys

Links: The Tigers are really, really bad

A hot start has disguised what we guessed heading into this season: this Tigers team isn’t very good. Remember when we said the 2018 Detroit Tigers wouldn’t be as bad as the 2003 club? Well, we were right. The ‘18 team has already won more games than the 2003 outfit, and we’re only in early August. They have more talent on paper, and would be better were it not for a rash of injuries throughout the year. But over the weekend, the 2018 Tigers fell behind their 2003 counterparts in one major area: offensive production. As reader BigMaxN pointed out in Sunday’s recap thread, the...

Bless You Boys

John Hicks has filled Miguel Cabrera’s spot surprisingly well

Filling in for Cabrera is a tall task. Going into the 2018 season, the Detroit Tigers hoped that a bounce-back season from Miguel Cabrera would make what was set to be a rough season a bit more tolerable. The numbers were promising (.299 AVG, .395 OBP, 22 RBI), until a hamstring injury in May saw him miss time. After a brief return, a seemingly normal swing on a June evening would result in a biceps injury that would ultimately sideline the Tigers’ slugger for the remainder of the season. With sizable shoes to fill, the Tigers tried a few options to plug the hole that the injury iceberg...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Mike Fiers exits with shin contusion; X-rays negative

Mike Fiers is still pitching for the Detroit Tigers. But he did not pitch long on Wednesday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds.        

Detroit Free Press

Franklin Perez's lost year shows risks of Detroit Tigers' rebuilding

Franklin Perez, one of the Detroit Tigers top pitching prospects, is out for the season. His injury illustrates the dangers of rebuilding.        

Call to the Pen

Cleveland Indians acquire Oscar Mercado from Cardinals

With outfield injuries and production issues, the Cleveland Indians turned to the minor league trade market to add depth to their outfield crew The Indians made a move to bolster their outfield rotation by acquiring Leonys Martin from the division rival Detroit Tigers, but they weren’t done dealing on deadline day.  The Indians traded Conner […] Cleveland Indians acquire Oscar Mercado from Cardinals - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bless You Boys

GameThread: Tigers vs. Reds, 7:10 p.m.

Matthew Boyd vs. Homer Bailey Cincinnati Reds (48-58) at Detroit Tigers (45-62) Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Comerica ParkSB Nation site: Red ReporterMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Homer Bailey (1-7, 6.29 ERA) vs. LHP Matthew Boyd (5-9, 4.53 ERA) Gameday reading Preview: The stoppable force meets the movable object Franklin Perez out for season with shoulder injury What the Nathan Eovaldi trade means for Mike Fiers’ value MLB trade deadline open thread The Tigers aren’t doing anything, so we talked about nachos Tigers Dominican Summer League...

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Indians get outfield help, acquire Leonys Martin from Tigers

CLEVELAND — The Indians stabilized their shaky outfield.Overrun by injuries to outfielders this season, Cleveland acquired center fielder Leonys Martin from the Detroit Tigers before Tuesdays deadline in exchange for 21-year-old infield prospect Willi Castro.The AL Central-leading Indians will also receive right-hander Kyle Dowdy.While Martin may not be the high-profile name some Indians fans coveted, the 30-year-old Martin is a steady hitter and an above-average fielder who will take away runs for Clevelands pitching staff. He leads the league with nine assists.Martin also gives manager...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Francisco Liriano missed start due to allergic reaction

Detroit Tigers pitcher Francisco Liriano rejoined the team Saturday after an allergic reaction Friday sent him to the hospital for testing.        

Bless You Boys

What the Eovaldi deal means for Fiers’ trade value

The Rays picked up a solid prospect for Eovaldi on Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, the Tampa Bay Rays shipped righthander Nathan Eovaldi to the Boston Red Sox. Eovaldi was the first major starting pitching target to exchange hands during this trade deadline season. As such, it seems likely that this swap sets the market for starting pitching in trades to follow. While Eovaldi isn’t the biggest fish in the pond, he is a good get in a year that offers little in the way of rotation upgrades. Detroit Tigers starter Mike Fiers fits right into the same category. He is far from a spectacular...

Bless You Boys

GameThread: Tigers vs. Royals, 2:15 p.m.

Matthew Boyd vs. Danny Duffy Detroit Tigers (43-60) at Kansas City Royals (31-69) Time/Place: 2:15 p.m., Kauffman StadiumSB Nation site: Royals ReviewMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: LHP Matthew Boyd (4-9, 4.62 ERA) vs. LHP Danny Duffy (6-8, 4.40 ERA) Gameday reading Preview: Detroit still searching for answers at the plate Recap: Victor Martinez homers, Tigers lose anyway Kyle Funkhouser out for season with foot injury Rumor: Red Sox interested in Mike Fiers FanPost Friday: Which Tigers are absolutely untouchable? Rumor: Braves interested in...

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Burch Smith gets 1st win since 2013 as Royals top Tigers 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Burch Smith is back in the win column after a long time.Smith picked up his first win in nearly five years, Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Tuesday night.Smith (1-1) gave up just one hit — a single by Niko Goodrum to lead off the fourth — and walked two while striking out six in 6 1/3 innings. He got his second career win, and first since Sept. 15, 2013, for San Diego against Atlanta.Injuries limited the right-hander to 5 1/3 innings the next three seasons. The Royals obtained Smith in the Rule 5...

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Hardly lonely in the basement

While the Red Sox are winning at an historic pace, other teams in the American League are losing at an historic pace. The Royals, Orioles and White Sox are all on pace to lose more than 100 games, which would mark the first time since MLB began 162-game seasons in 1961 that three teams in the American League lost more than 100 games.Multiple 100-loss seasons in the AL since 19612002Devil Rays(55-106)Tigers(55-106)1979Blue Jays(53-109)A’s(54-108)1978Mariners(56-104)Blue Jays(59-102)2018(projected)Orioles(46-116)Royals(47-115)White Sox(56-106)Source: Baseball-reference.com Red...

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Red Sox notebook: J.D. Martinez takes night off after collision with wall leaves him with ‘general soreness’

DETROIT — J.D. Martinez paid the price for a nice catch on Friday night, but the Red Sox won’t let a minor injury stop them from using him fairly regularly in the outfield.Martinez chased down and caught a fly ball headed for the gap in the third inning of the Red Sox’ 1-0 win in the series opener against the Tigers, then crashed hard into the wall. He used his right wrist and left shoulder to brace the impact.Martinez finished the game but reported “general soreness” to manager Alex Cora afterward. He was not in the Red Sox’ lineup last night.“Just a little bit sore,” Cora...

The Republican

Brock Holt injury update: Boston Red Sox 2B has bruised knee, did not undergo any X-rays

Brock Holt left the Boston Red Sox's game against the Detroit Tigers during the fourth inning Friday after getting spiked in the right knee.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer on injury: 'Just sucks'

Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer calls left oblique injury "bad timing"        

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Tigers' Michael Fulmer's injury: What it means for trade future

With his latest stint on the disabled list, Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer will not be traded this season. But time is on the Tigers side.