Found May 02, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
TOLEDO, Ohio -- It's the news that Tigers fans have been longing to hear: Doug Fister should be ready to go Monday in Seattle. Tigers manager Jim Leyland, pitching coach Jeff Jones, hitting coach Lloyd McClendon and bullpen coach Mike Rojas were all on hand to watch Fister make a rehabilitation start for the Toledo Mud Hens on Wednesday night in front of 4,626 fans at Fifth Third Field. Fister threw 68 pitches, 44 for strikes. He did not allow the Pawtucket Red Sox a run in his four innings of work, giving up just two hits while walking one and striking out five. "I feel good," said Fister, with his shoulder and torso wrapped in ice in the Mud Hens clubhouse. "I can't really ask for anything more right now. I let it fly tonight. We're still going to take it day by day but we're expecting the best as of right now." Fister left his first start of the season, April 7 against the Boston Red Sox, after just 3 23 scoreless innings with a strained mu...

Verlander surprises special young fan

While visiting the MLB Fan Cave, 11-year-old Shayna Hersh, who is battling cystic fibrosis, had a dream come true when she met Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

Miguel Cabrera stars in MLB Fan Cave telenovela spoof (Video)

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera took part in a telenovela spoof during his recent visit to the MLB Fan Cave. Your browser does not support iframes. Cabrera played the role of "Miggy Poco", with special guest star and comedian Jon Glaser playing Tigers manager Jim Leyland (using a paper Leyland mask on his face to play the part). Video via ...

Brennan Boesch catches line drive while fighting the lights (Video)

Detroit Tigers right fielder Brennan Boesch caught a sinking line drive while turning away from the ball after losing it in the lights during Tuesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the eighth inning when Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler hit a line drive to right field. Boesch was standing...

Verlander surprises young fan

On the same road trip that capped a bad week for the Detroit Tigers, a little girl's wish came true in Cy Young -- and MVP -- fashion. Meet Shayna Hersh. She's an 11-year-old from Huntington Woods, Mich., whose nickname just happens to be Verlander. Her favorite team is, obviously, the Detroit Tigers. Her favorite player is, of course, Justin Verlander, and she's been...

Tigers' Young won't start immediately upon return

LF Delmon Young won't be in Detroit's starting lineup Friday when he comes off Major League Baseball's suspended list, according to manager Jim Leyland. "He won't play Friday," Leyland said. "He needs to get back into the routine of things, taking batting practice, taking fly balls in the outfield, stuff like that. "Would I put him in a game...

Brennan Boesch makes no-look grab

In the top of the 8th inning of the Tigers-Royals game on Tuesday night, Billy Butler "lined out to right field," according to the box score. Sounds simple enough, but it wasn't your ordinary line out. Tigers' right fielder Brennan Boesch, who has made catching routine fly balls quite an adventure this season*, lost the ball in the lights, I assume, and turned...

Jackson, Porcello lead Tigers past Royals

DETROIT (AP) -- Austin Jackson had four hits and Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night. The Tigers scored five runs in the first and won for only the third time in 11 games. Porcello (2-2) took advantage of the offensive support to snap out of his slump, allowing three runs and seven hits. In his previous...

Miguel Cabrera Finds His Calling in Telenovela (Video)

It appears that Miguel Cabrera has found his calling. That’s right, he’s acting. Cabrera is staring in his own telenovela. This show comes complete with Cabrera in an eye patch, a fat guy running with no  shirt on, an absolutely beautiful woman and a guest appearance from a Jim Leyland impersonator. This looks to be top-notch

Podcast: Castellanos, Porcello, Scherzer

In the latest podcast, the staff discusses those players that are slumping early in the season, how the organization values Rick Porcello and Max Scherzer, which minor leaguers are making an early case for a promotion, and how the Tigers draft strategy will play out.

Tigers edged by Royals in ninth inning

DETROIT (AP) - Chris Getz's infield single in the ninth inning put Kansas City ahead, and the Royals held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday. Joaquin Benoit (0-1) gave up a double to Mike Moustakas, who advanced to third on a groundout and scored when Getz hit a grounder that was too deep into the hole for shortstop Jhonny Peralta to make a strong enough throw. Tim...

White Sox-Tigers Preview

Prior to the start of the season, few would have considered a matchup between Detroit's Drew Smyly and Chicago's Jake Peavy a pitchers' duel. Both are off to sensational starts, however, and runs could be hard to come by when the two square off in Friday night's series opener between the Tigers and White Sox at Comerica Park. After opening 9-3, Detroit (12-12) has...

Offense Comes Alive, Then Dies

In what was supposed to be a three game series between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals, turned into a rain shortened series. Detroit came into the series looking to get their offense back on track and start winning at home. The Royals, winners of their last four of five, looked to bring their record back up towards the .500 mark. Last time these two teams faced off...
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