Posted April 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman says he wants another shot at playing in the major leagues. The 29-year-old Bonderman had elbow-ligament replacement surgery Tuesday to help him attempt to make a comeback next spring. He hasn't pitched since 2010 when he was 8-10 and had a 5.53 ERA over 29 starts. His career record is 67-77 with a 4.89 ERA in 193 starts over eight seasons with the Tigers. The right-hander was 14-8 in 2006 and had a 3.10 ERA in three postseason starts to help Detroit reach the World Series for the first time since 1984. A blood clot in his right shoulder stunted his career in 2008 after he had a winning record in three straight seasons. --- Follow Larry Lage on Twitter at

Wakiji: Inge goes out graciously

Detroit -- Detroit Tigers fans no longer have Brandon Inge to kick around anymore. The Tigers released Inge after Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners, ending an era that started on April 3, 2001, when Inge made his major league debut at catcher on Opening Day. In fact, I had a weird flashback to that day, standing next to Inge's locker before he spoke. That first...

Keating: Inge done with Tigers

DETROIT -- Well, NOW what can we talk about? Sports-talk radio just got a little quieter. Twitter has fewer tweets. Brandon Inge has played his last game as a Tiger. Everybody happier now? Baseball is a big-boy business. Its a bottom-line game. Those who can play, play. Those who cant, get released. Everyone acknowledges that. Inge has not been able to hit consistently the...

Tigers demote Wilk

DETROIT -- Adam Wilk's disastrous start on Wednesday earned him a one-way trip to Toledo. After Wilk allowed six runs on eight hits in two innings of Detroit's 9-1 loss to Seattle, the Tigers optioned his contract back to the Triple-A Mud Hens. Brayan Villarreal was called back up from Toledo, but won't replace Wilk in the starting rotation. "Right now, we have...

Game 2012.18: Mariners at Tigers

Well, it’s not about Brandon Inge. So, what is it about? Is it about the lack of a mean streak? Is there a mean SOB in the minor league system who could replace the friendly Inge? Yes, there was another Bad Max sighting.  But the Tigers scored a relatively healthy 4 runs, with comforting contributions from the middle of the order.  Still, they were no match for the mild Mariners...

Jeremy Bonderman plans to make a comeback in 2013

Right handed pitcher Jeremy Bonderman, who didn't play in 2011, underwent elbow reconstruction surgery yesterday with the intent of making a comeback in 2013 according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Bonderman, 29, has a career 67-77 record with a 4.89 ERA, 1.1 HR/9, 3.1 BB/9 and 7.1 SO/9 in 1,176.0 innings throughout eight Major League seasons with the Detroit Tigers. Image by Kevin...

Tigers release Inge

Brandon Inge's 12-year tenure as a member of the Detroit Tigers is over the team released him on Thursday. Brad Eldred was called up from Triple-A Toledo to take Inge's place on the roster. "Brandon Inge has done a tremendous job for this organization for a long time," team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "I realize he had been, for some...

Wilk struggles, Tigers routed by Mariners

Felix Hernandez allowed only a run in seven innings, rookie Alex Liddi hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners went on to beat the slumping Detroit Tigers 9-1 Wednesday night. Hernandez (2-1) gave up a solo homer to Brennan Boesch in the third and not much else. The right-hander yielded four hits and three walks, giving all of the free passes in the first. Adam Wilk (0-3)...

Game 2012.17: Mariners at Tigers

The Rangers head back to Texas to celebrate Pudge Rodriguez’ retirement, and the Seattle Mariners drop into the D for a 3-game set against the 10-6 Tigers. The Rangers series may not have been as bad as it sometimes seemed: The Rangers bombed the Tigers in the first game of the series, but after a bad 1st inning in the second game, the Tigers played them even, only giving up 6...

Tigers can't overcome early deficit against M's

DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Liddi had a career-high three hits, including a solo homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Tuesday night. Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila homered for the Tigers, but it wasn't enough to overcome an early 4-0 deficit. Michael Saunders drove in three runs for Seattle, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Jason Vargas (3-1) pitched...

MLB Pitcher Speaks Out Against Bullying

Current Detroit Tigers and former New York Yankees pitcher Phil Coke is taking a stance against bullying. Coke made an appearance Monday at Wayne State University in Detroit. Speaking before the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, Coke exposed some of his experiences in regards to bullying. The task force is co-chaired by

M’s vs. Tigers In Detroit: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

ON The road again… April 24-26 The Seattle Mariners (7-10) look for a welcome change of scenery and a change of fortune on their stop in the Motor City.  Detroit (10-6) finished 1st in the A.L. Central Division last season and are slated to end up there again. Pitching match ups Game 18: LHP – Jason Vargas vs. RHP – Max Scherzer  Jason Vargas up tonight. (Photo by Otto Greule...

Tigers' hot start cooled by Mariners

DETROIT (AP) -- Chone Figgins hit a tiebreaking double with two outs in the seventh inning, and the Seattle Mariners completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 5-4 victory Thursday. Justin Smoke hit a three-run homer and Miguel Olivo also connected for the Mariners. Figgins was 3 for 4 with a run and a stolen base to help Seattle reach the .500 mark at 10-10. Miguel...

Tigers-Yankees Preview

The Detroit Tigers eliminated the New York Yankees in the opening round of the playoffs last fall. Justin Verlander was responsible for one of those victories, but he hasn't been nearly as effective in the Bronx. The reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner looks to win a third straight start with his first victory at New York in almost five years Friday night when the Tigers and...
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