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In what is becoming a yo-yo type of ride for Avisail Garcia, the young outfielder was sent back to the Toledo Mud Hens by the Detroit Tigers Wednesday to make room for the organization to recall a pitcher to help fill the void left by Annibal Sanchez being on the disabled list.
Garcia, who is only 22, is highly regarded and most likely will find his shot again in the majors during the 2013 season.
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The short lived Jose Valverde return/experiment for the Detroit Tigers appears to be over.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Tigers designated for assignment the 35-year old closer after a stretch of bad outings allowing 11 runs and 6 home runs in 7 1/3 innings. It also appeared more and more likely that Valverde would be shown the door after manager Jim Leyland commented...
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But there is far more to Pena and Fister than a mutual...
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Alex Avila has taken a beating off the field by fans and the media this year, mostly due to his slow start and plummeting batting average. On Sunday, Avila took a beating on the field, after taking a 93 MPH fastball to his left arm which will require the one-time All-Star catcher to head to the disabled list.
The Detroit Tigers officially placed him on the 15...
DETROIT - Chase Salazar got to live out a childhood dream for many people Friday when he put on a Detroit Tigers No. 24 uniform and played the body double for slugger Miguel Cabrera during a commercial shoot for FOX Sports at Comerica Park.
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blah. That’s my response to last night’s game. So blah that we’ll skip the regular format, and get a new fresh post up ASAP.
Yes, JV looks off, but as I discussed before, he’s actually been pretty good. Well, last night was bad, but I’m not worried.
I have faith in Ricky P to pitch us to victory. Four straight quality starts with a 1.33 ERA and .70 (not a typo) WHIP during...
DETROIT -- The move that Tigers fans were hoping for happened Friday.
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski announced the team was designating closer Jose Valverde for assignment.
Dombrowski said they asked Valverde if he'd be willing to go to Triple-A Toledo if he cleared waivers but did not receive a definitive answer from him...
If we needed any confirmation that Kate Upton doesn’t like Justin Verlander as much as she allegedly used to, a happy birthday tweet she sent to Frank Viola III on Wednesday confirmed it. What does Frank Viola III, a son of the famed left-handed pitcher with a similar name, have to do with ex-SuperCouple Kate ‘n’ Justin? He’s one of Verlander‘s best friends and, apparently...
For the second game in a row, the Detroit Tigers failed to score with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 on base. From a pitching standpoint, everything went wrong as well with 13 earned runs. Neither piece of news was good for the scoreboard, which saw the Tigers fall in ugly fashion to the Baltimore Orioles 13-3.
The grades aren’t high for many this afternoon, and after...
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The new sheriff rolled into town on his horse, gently bringing her to a stop outside of the stadium. He peered up at the bright sun from under his dusty black hat, squinting slightly and surveyed the scene around him.
This town was ready for a new law man, a strong and dominating type of law man needed to put the riffraff in its place. No more...
As in it takes an entire lifetime to build the ratios; an entire fantasy season. It takes only an inning to destroy them. My WHIP, my ERA, and the rest of my ratios will never be the same.
I feel like my virginity was taken from me today, and now I’m about to have twins.
By DAVE HOGGFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM
The Tigers have a new closer and his name is Joaquin Benoit.
Jim Leyland made the announcement before Thursday's series opener with Boston and one day after Jose Valverde's latest pitching mound meltdown. Valverde allowed four runs in his first 10 pitches against the Orioles, including a long homer by Chris Davis.
"Right now, I'm...
DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera, baseball's incredibly underexposed superstar, got a little taste of the Hollywood life Friday morning.
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