Found May 30, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Adam Jones is ecstatic about one particular baseball transaction during the last week. No, its not his six-year, 85.5 million extension with the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Detroit Tigers decision to call up outfielder Quintin Berry, Jones best friend since they were 5 years old and attending Webster Elementary School in San Diego. The two are so close that Jones is the godfather to Berrys son. The two took very different routes to the big leagues: Jones, drafted by the Seattle Mariners after his senior year of high school, was a top prospect and made his debut six years ago at age 20. Berry played in college at San Diego State, which delayed the start of his pro career. He is with his fifth organization and didnt debut in the majors until last week at 27. Jones said he nearly cried when Berry gave him the news. My best friend is in the big leagues, Jones said. To be honest with you, thats where my excitement has been. Ive been trying to watch him. Hes been playing pretty go...

Memo to Yahoo! Sports: Fix Quintin Berry's profile picture (Video)

Unless the profile picture of Detroit Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry on Yahoo! Sports is a sideways picture of Berry with his head cut off, this should probably be fixed: As of this writing, Berry's profile still shows this picture. So what gives? H/T Sports Pickle. Visit us at, and now you can follow us on Twitter at @HoldoutSports.

Berry’s call-up the highlight of Adam Jones’ week

Adam Jones is ecstatic about one particular baseball transaction during the last week. No, it’s not his six-year, $85.5 million extension with the Baltimore Orioles. It was the Detroit Tigers’ decision to call up outfielder Quintin Berry, Jones’ best friend since they were 5 years old and attending Webster Elementary School in San Diego. The two are so close that Jones is the...

Whitecaps: Big strides for big prospect

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. The first thing you notice when you meet West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Steven Moya is how big he is. Only 20 years old, Moya is 6-foot-7, 229 pounds. The Tigers signed Moya as a non-drafted free agent on Oct. 1, 2008, when he was only 16. Since then, Moya, who was born in Puerto Rico but lives in the Dominican Republic, has made big strides. In fact...

Verlander hits HR over Green Monster in B.P.

With another round of interleague play on the horizon — Detroit will be in Cincinnati a week from Friday to play the Reds in a three-game series — Tigers ace Justin Verlander took some rips with the lumber during batting practice before Wednesday’s tilt with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Before we go [...]

Ordoez to call it a career Sunday

DETROIT Former Detroit Tigers All-Star outfielder Magglio Ordoez will announce his retirement in a special pregame ceremony on Sunday at Comerica Park. Ordoez played the final seven seasons of his 15-year major league career with the Detroit Tigers and will forever be remembered for his walk-off, three-run home run off in Game 4 of the 2006 American League Championship Series....

Touch’em All 2012 | Baltimore Orioles Pitching Report

The Baltimore Orioles have the game’s most elite prospect in pitcher in Dylan Bundy.  To say he dominated the South Atlantic League before his recent promotion to the High-A Carolina League... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Q&A: Magglio Ordonez Calls it a Career

One of the best hitters of his generation will officially call it a career this weekend. Magglio Ordonez wasn’t your prototypical slugger — he hit 294 home runs in 15 big-league seasons — but he was a paragon of productivity. A six-time all-star, the former Tigers and White Sox outfielder will retire with a slash line of .309/.369/.502 — and more runs created than numerous...

Video: Detroit Tigers’ Jim Leyland rants about everyone doing their job

  Manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers, registered one of the greatest rants of all-time. After the home plate umpire blew an obvious third strike call in the second inning of the Tigers and Red Sox’s game this weekend. Boston went on a three run rally (That should immediately raise an eyebrow. Anytime that team goes on a rally I sense foul play (the cream and the clear style...

Game 2012.51: Tigers at Red Sox

23-27, 3rd place, 5.5 games behind CWS (who have won 8 in a row). Short and sweet for the Win. 1. Berry, CF 2. Boesch, RF 3. Cabrera, 3B 4. Fielder, 1B 5. Young, DH (Maybe Verlander should DH) 6. Avila, C 7. Peralta, SS 8. Kelly, LF 9. Worth, 2B  

Bullpen Fails Detroit Tigers Again in 6-4 Loss to Red Sox

The Detroit Tigers completed the process of utterly wiping out any progress they made in their three game sweep of the Minnesota Twins over the weekend by losing to the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Wednesday to extend their losing … Continue reading →

Mike Aviles, Alex Avila Only One of Several Athlete Name Pairings Likely to Cause Confusion (Video)

Admit it, Mike Aviles and Alex Avila have pretty similar names. That's why it's so easy to confuse the two, even though the two play different positions for different teams. Taking a look around the wider world of sports, however, reveals that this problem is nothing new. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers which athletes they always get mixed up. Check...

Game 51: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

Time: 7:10 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN/WRKO Red Sox (26-24) Podesednik CF Nava LF Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH Youkilis 3B Saltalamacchia C Sweeney RF Aviles SS Punto 2B Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.15 ERA) Tigers (23-27) Berry CF Boesch RF Cabrera 3B Fielder 1B Young DH Avila C Peralta SS Kelly LF Worth 2B Pitching: RHP Max Scherzer (4-3, 5.67 ERA)

Injury updates: Tulowitzki, Kemp, Schumaker and Jones

Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues: – Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left yesterday's game with a groin injury and according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the DL is a possibility for him. “It's really sore. I will know more (Thursday) when I get treatment.  I will know then if I can't go and need an MRI and it is a DL situation...
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