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LAKELAND, Fla. -- If Miguel Cabrera is feeling any pressure about having to repeat as the American Leagues MVP and Triple Crown winner, he isnt showing it.
Cabrera exchanged handshakes and even some hugs with reporters before inviting them to his locker for conversation Friday morning.
Cabrera seems to get more comfortable with the media with each passing year, and hes having even more fun in the clubhouse.
While Cabrera conducted the interview in one corner of the Joker Marchant Stadium clubhouse, Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel began shouted at him from the other end of the rectangular room.
You have to speak English! said Dotel, who, like Cabrera, speaks Spanish as his first language. You have to talk to them now! Youve won the Triple Crown and the MVP!
Cabrera began laughing heartily, shaking from side to side. Everyone in the clubhouse joined in the laughter.
Hes talking loco, huh? Cabrera asked the media members, then chuckled at his own joke along with the reporters.
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LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers late-inning reliever Octavio Dotel is one of those players who becomes glue for a ballclub.
He often takes the mound and patches together a game on the verge of breaking the other way, and is a clubhouse leader who brings professionalism and harmony.
Dotel threw five innings of no-hit relief in the 2012 playoffs and was central in Game 1 of the American...
LAKELAND, Fla. Victor Martinez tore up his left knee while doing agility drills last winter, had micro-fracture surgery to repair the damage, and tried unsuccessfully to rush back in time for the Tigers pennant chase.
Then he also was unsuccessful in attempting to watch his team on television during a World Series he could not play in. And it was for reasons beyond the sweep by...
LAKELAND, Fla. When you follow a trip to the World Series in 2012 by adding Torii Hunter and getting Victor Martinez back for 2013, you remain the team to beat.
Those expectations were something Tigers manager Jim Leyland felt worthy of addressing Friday, when he met with his players to discuss training camp, rules and a little philosophy.
I love being a target, Leyland told reporters...
Kate Upton was interviewed by FOX 2′s Jason Carr Thursday morning promoting the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and naturally was asked about her relationship with Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Specifically, Carr asked Upton about the supposed couple’s New Year’s getaway on the island of St. Thomas.
As you’ll see in the video, Upton went stone-faced and said:
The Detroit Tigers won the American League Central last season by 3 games over the White Sox and despite finishing with the fewest wins of any AL playoff team, the Tigers were able to win the pennant and advance all the way to the World Series before being swept by the Giants.
Coming into the 2013 season the Tigers are once again the team to beat in the AL Central.
Rumors about a relationship between Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model Kate Upton have swirled since Upton was spotted in a Comerica Park suite last summer.
The two parties have repeatedly denied that they’re together, though, and Upton again toed the line Thursday, during an interview with FOX 2′s Jason Carr.
LAKELAND, Fla. Pitchers threw live batting practice to hitters on Saturday for the first time in training camp. It was a chance for batters to begin tracking balls and getting their timing down for Fridays Grapefruit League opener with the Atlanta Braves in Lake Buena Vista. It was also an opportunity for pitchers to throw to something other than a catchers mitt.
One pitcher, Jose...
Here’s what you call a very strong denial. The Kate Upton Justin Verlander thing? Not happening according to the back to back SI swimsuit issue cover girl and hottest woman alive. Watch the clip below after the jump. Maybe the Kate Upton Justin Verland thing is still on? And this is just a vehement denial? Either way it’s a funny clip and you have to give the journalists points...
It seems the Justin Verlander will be keep all that money to himself when he signs his next free agent deal, as news has trickled out that him and the beautiful Kate Upton are no longer seeing one another. Upton made the revelation known to everyone watching a local Detroit new station earlier on Thursday, when she announced that she was single for Valentine’s Day. Poor thing....