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Expectations low for rebuilding Detroit Tigers
Noah Trister|APBy Noah Trister|APMarch 22 at 12:10 PM DETROIT - Ron Gardenhire and the Detroit Tigers understand the challenge ahead. After about a decade of consistent contention, of high hopes and big payrolls, the Tigers finished tied for the worst record in baseball last year - and that was only
Detroit Tigers: Why hasn't Shane Greene been traded?
The Detroit Tigers have traded away several veterans since the start of last season. Surprisingly, only Ian Kinsler was added to that list this offseason. Despite rumors and analysis of teams who might be interested, and players Detroit could potentially get in return, Shane Greene remains a Tiger.
Detroit Tigers News: MLB seeks to strip minor league players of federal labor law protection
In the wake of an offseason in which teams and players engaged in an offseason-long game of chicken, Major League Baseball has had a provision inserted into the $1.3 million omnibus bill headed to Congress for vote later this week which would exempt all minor league players from minimum wage provisi
Detroit Tigers: Is Victor Martinez back to his regular form?
Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of the game on July 23, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 9-6. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)With the Major League Baseball regular sea
Ron Gardenhire: Buck Farmer in Detroit Tigers' bullpen plans
The Tigers' Ron Gardenhire is one of six new managers in MLB this season. A look at the Class of 2018. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Opinions can change quickly in the final week of camp, but Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire suggested that right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer has pitched
Detroit Tigers' Mike Fiers (back) likely to start season on DL
West Michigan Whitecaps brodcaster Dan Hasty will call two games this week for the Detroit Tigers. Video by George Sipple/DFP LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - If Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire had to guess, and that's what he did in the dugout at Champion Field on Wednesday afternoon, right-handed pi
AL Central Preview: Cleveland looks strong again, but the Twins are rising quickly
Editor's note: From now until opening day, the Yahoo Sports MLB crew is previewing the season ahead. Today, we continue our division-by-division previews with a look at the AL Central. For many analysts, the American League Central will be the easiest division to predict. The Cleveland Indians are t
Tigers top pitching prospect Matt Manning has oblique strain
DETROIT -- Another top pitching prospect for the Detroit Tigers is dealing with an injury. The team announced Wednesday that right-hander Matt Manning, a first-round draft pick in 2016, has an oblique strain. The Tigers say Manning will rest until he is pain free and then resume his throwing program
Auburn's Casey Mize has right stuff to be Tigers' top pick
Auburn, Ala. - Friday night's air is heavy and wet in the manner of a warm near-spring evening in America's Deep South. Already, the game against Texas A&M has been delayed 45 minutes by a March shower, although a man who just sauntered onto the mound, Casey Mize, seems content. Auburn's baseball Ti
Nicholas Castellanos would be wise to consider a Tigers extension
In December, news came out that the Detroit Tigers had approached right fielder Nicholas Castellanos with a possible extension offer. The hard-hitter, who had played third base for the bulk of his major league career, declined the offer. It was evident, at the time, that Castellanos wanted to test h
Detroit Tigers' pitching prospect Matt Manning out with injury
MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark speaks to the media outside Joker Marchant Stadium on Tuesday. LAKELAND, Fla. - Another Tigers top prospect is out for the foreseeable future. The team announced Wednesday that right-hander Matt Manning has been diagnosed with a "low-level" oblique strain. Accordi
Tigers Den Roundtable: What does a successful 2018 season look like for the Tigers?
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports It has been a while since we've seen expectations this low heading into a season of Detroit Tigers baseball. Fans have expected the team to contend in some fashion ever since this site's inception, but those days are now behind us. The Tigers might still surprise us thi
For Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers, are they getting what they paid for?
*Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers: 6 years remaining at $184 million. There were 138 players who hit more home runs than Cabrera did last year (16). *Albert Pujols, 1B-DH, Angels: 4 years, $114 million. Now 38, his batting average was a career low .241 and he can hardly run anymore. *Jacoby Ellsbury, O
Ron Gardenhire: Detroit Tigers' roster may be 12 pitchers, 13 hitters
LAKELAND, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers may leave Florida with a dozen pitchers and 13 position players to start the 2018 season. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire acknowledged on Tuesday that's the split he'd prefer to have heading north, before adding that no final decision has been made. Gardenhire spoke
Detroit Tigers: Mikie Mahtook's no good very bad spring
DETROIT, MI - JULY 29: Center fielder Mikie Mahtook #15 of the Detroit Tigers can't get to a hit by Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros for a double during the first inning at Comerica Park on July 29, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Astros 5-3. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty
Photography by Philip Pietri | Historical Photoscourtesy ofThe Lakeland Public Libraray Late in the season of 1938, the Detroit Tigers' first baseman Hank Greenberg stepped up to bat. Up to this point there wasn't much question of whether or not Greenberg would hit it out of the park. Standing six f
The Tigers new season tickets are vintage gems
Courtesy of Todd Radom It's hard to know how to market a team in a state of constant flux. For the Tigers, who are rebuilding, many of the core "star" players on the team were in play as trade chips throughout the offseason, meaning when it came time to design season tickets, they didn't necessarily
2018 MLB team preview: The Detroit Tigers aren't going to be competitive for a while
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Tigers had a chance to make their 2018 season interesting. As the calendar turned to February, a record number of free agents remained unsigned. Things were so bad that the remaining free agents created their own spring training so they could still prepare
Detroit Tigers prospect Franklin Perez to miss 3 months
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Franklin Perez is expected to miss at least three months with a right lat strain. The Tigers say Perez was injured in a minor league game Sunday. There is no surgery recommended at this point, but the recovery is expected to take a minimum of 12 weeks. Per
Detroit Tigers top prospect Franklin Perez out a minimum of 12 weeks
Detroit Tigers top prospect Franklin Perez, acquired in the Justin Verlander trade, got some early work in at TigerTown in early February. LAKELAND, Fla. - The Detroit Tigers announced Monday night right-handed pitcher Franklin Perez suffered a right lat strain during a minor league game on Sunday.