Found March 21, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Tigers ace Justin Verlander gave three home runs and the Houston Astros beat Detroit 7-2 Thursday night. Carlos Corporan hit two homers for the Astros. Brandon Laird and Matt Dominguez also homered Houston. Verlander allowed four earned runs in 5 2-3 innings. He has a 4.74 ERA this spring. Lucas Harrell, who will pitch the second game of the season for Houston, gave up two runs in five innings. Victor Martinez doubled and singled for the Tigers. Astros first baseman Brett Wallace sustained shoulder spasms in his right trapezoid diving back to first on a pickoff move and is considered day-to-day.

Prince Fielder looking slim after Brazilian jiu-jitsu training (Photo)

Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder has been known for his rather rotund figure in the past but it seems these days that Mr. Fielder has seriously trimmed down. Check out the below photo of a slimmed-down Fielder with MMA/Brazilian jiu-jitsu trainer Jon Burkle and former UFC champion Ras Butten: Looking good, Prince...looking good.... (Courtesy of The Outside Corner)

Martinez progressing well in Leyland's eyes

LAKELAND, Fla. Victor Martinez might be hitting just .239 so far this spring, but he looks good to manager Jim Leyland. "I see no indication of any issues at all," Leyland said of Martinez's return from the micro-fracture surgery on his left knee that forced him to miss the entire 2012 season. Martinez has not caught in a spring training game but has worked out there...

Smyly continues to make case for 5th starter

VIERA, Fla. -- It's sometimes hard to tell from his laid-back demeanor, but Drew Smyly is a fierce competitor who hates losing. Judging by this spring, Smyly is not going to let the fifth starter's job go to Rick Porcello without a fight. In his previous outing, Smyly had his first truly poor performance of the spring, giving up five runs on seven hits while walking one...

Astros pitcher Jordan Lyles sent to Triple-A, Bud Norris to start opener

The Houston Astros have sent pitcher Jordan Lyles to Triple-A for the start of the 2013 season. Lyles had been expected to occupy a spot in the Astros rotation. Lyles struggled this spring in action. In 11 2/3 innings of work the right handed pitcher had an 17.74 ERA. With the demotion of Lyles the Astros appear set to start the season with Erik Bedard as their fourth starter and...

Tuiasosopo pops another home run with Tigers

VIERA, Fla. -- Another start, another home run for Matt Tuiasosopo. In four of his last eight games, Tuiasosopo has hit a home run. But in four of those games, he only got one at-bat, coming in later in the game. On Friday, Tuiasosopo got Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg on a 2-1 count, slamming the ball over the right-center field wall. "That's impressive,...

Tigers rumors: Cardinals, Padres interested in Rick Porcello

Some outlets report that the Detroit Tigers could enter the regular season with Rick Porcello, while others believe a trade is inevitable. Yesterday, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the St. Louis Cardinals are checking out Porcello, while ESPN’s Jim Bowden said the San Diego Padres continue talks with the Tigers for the right-hander. Ever since...

Detroit Tigers Must Resolve Spring Roster Situations Before They Become Bigger Distractions

Rick Porcello has been the subject of endless trade rumors this offseason. One way or another, a resolution had better happen soon. (Keith Allison, Flickr) This winter, there seems to have been no end to the Rick Porcello trade rumor mill. One week, he’s staying with the Detroit Tigers as the team’s fifth starter. The next, he’s getting dealt for a bundle of different minor...

Tigers are better with Porcello

A half-dozen scouts stood behind a chain-link fence Wednesday, making a spring training game between the High Class-A affiliates of the Tigers and Astros actually seem important. And in a way it was. Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello, the subject of trade speculation, started the minor-league game because it was his day to pitch and the parent club was off. Yet it quickly became...

All MLB Media is Local- Detroit Tigers

Motown is outr next stop in looking at the local media covering the DETROIT TIGERS. Newspaper- Detroit is primarily a two paper town, sharing one owner with two editorial staffs. The Detroit Free Press has a fairly well laid out online sports section which includes content dedicated to the Tigers. John Lowe (Twitter) and Sean Windsor

Verlander gives up 3 HRs, one to Laird's brother

LAKELAND, Fla. Justin Verlander knew it was coming and his former teammate didn't disappoint. In Thursday night's 7-2 exhibition loss to the Houston Astros at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Verlander was cruising along until the fourth inning. Jose Altuve led off with a single. Then Brandon Laird followed with a home run to right field and the Astros led, 2-1. If...

So I Heard You Might Want to Trade Rick Porcello…

If I were Rick Porcello, I would be sick of all the rumors surrounding me. He has been talked about for the last three months, at least once a week by all the talking heads in Baseball. Here are arguments for trading and not trading Rick Porcello. Trade Him If: You can get a upgrade at the shortstop position. Jhonny Peralta is an average major league shortstop at best. He wasn’t...
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