Found July 23, 2013 on The Detroit Sports Site:
The ever polarizing and former Detroit Tigers outfielder, catcher, third-baseman and second-baseman Brandon Inge was designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon. The Pirates designated Brandon Inge for assignment. He was hitting .181 in 105 at-bats. — Freep Sports (@freepsports) July 23, 2013 The move cleared the way for Neil Walker, brother-in-law of Don Kelly, to be activated from the disabled list. Former Tigers pitcher Jason Grilli was also moved to the DL after experiencing elbow-tightness in last night’s game.  

Grilli Placed on DL, Inge Designated for Assignment, Walker and Black Join Pirates

Jason Grilli is out for at least two weeks with a right forearm strain. (Photo by: David Hague) The Pirates placed closer Jason Grilli on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain after he left Monday’s game in the middle of a save situation. The team activated Neil Walker (right side soreness) from the DL on Tuesday to start at second base. Brandon Inge was designated...

Joaquin Benoit boogies down in the bullpen

via With a 6-0 Tigers lead in the bottom of the eighth Wednesday, Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit figured he wouldn’t be needed.  So he did what any normal white guy would do when Young MC’s “Bust a Move” comes on the radio. The only problem – you aren’t white, Joaquin.  We’re going to need more. Benoit was actually called upon to finish the game in a non-save...

Top Performers: Do the Pirates Have Their Future First Baseman in Alex Dickerson?

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level,...

Innocent or Guilty With Biogenesis Case, Jhonny Peralta Must Let Detroit Tigers Know Very Soon

Either way, the Jhonny Peralta-Biogenesis scenario will work itself out in the wash, but the shortstop should be providing answers to his organization. Currently, Jhonny Peralta is playing perhaps the biggest role since joining the Detroit Tigers in 2010. He’s clubbing home runs, hitting the ball to every field and playing solid defense. All of that makes his potential elimination...

Miguel Cabrera injures leg

On his path to a second straight AL Triple Crown, perhaps only an injury can keep him from reaching it. Well, Miguel Cabrera was removed from Monday night's game with a leg injury.

UPDATE:  Cabrera has reportedly suffered a hip injury.

Miguel Cabrera Leaves Detroit Tigers Game With Injury

Update (9:57): Cabrera left the game with a sore left hip flexor muscle. He will be reevaluated Tuesday and is considered day-to-day. Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers’ defending AL MVP, left Tuesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox with an apparent injury. Cabrera went second to third on a bases loaded ground ball up the middle by Victor Martinez to give the Tigers...

Pirates closer Jason Grilli leaves game with arm injury

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Jason Grilli left Monday;s game with a sore right forearm. Grilli, 36, recently recorded his 30th save of the season. The Pirates will re-evaluate Grilli prior to Tuesday’s game but there is cause for concern. A forearm injury could linger the rest of this season. Mark Melancon will close for the Pirates while Grilli is out.

Miguel Cabrera Wants You To Eat This Cookie

As one of the best hitters in baseball, Miguel Cabrera is extremely entertaining to watch at the plate. As one of the funnier personalities in baseball, Miguel Cabrera is extremely entertaining to watch in the dugout. After we got some footage of Miggy doing the robot in the dugout earlier this week, we now have the Tigers third baseman attempting to force feed a cookie to a teammate...

Minor League Schedule: Ten Games On Tuesday’s Schedule

There are ten games on the schedule tonight, including starts from Nick Kingham, Luis Heredia, Jon Sandfort and possibly Tyler Glasnow. Altoona was rained out last night. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader today. West Virginia was rained out last night. They will make the game up today as part of a doubleheader. Jamestown was rained out. The game will not be made...

First Pitch: Huntington’s Underrated Trades, and the 2013 Deadline Challenge

It’s kind of fitting how the current trade deadline is shaping up. Back when the Pittsburgh Pirates were rebuilding, teams were hoarding prospects. No one traded top prospects, and sometimes entire minor league teams would be made unavailable, even for good players in return. Now the Pirates have their best shot of contending, and have one of the best farm systems in the game....

Cole pitches, hits Pirates to 5-1 victory over Nationals

Gerrit Cole got back to his winning ways Tuesday night. And he did so in dominant fashion. Cole allowed just two hits over seven innings as he paced the Pirates to a 5-1 victory against the Nationals at Nationals Park. After winning his first four career starts, Cole lost three in a row heading into his outing Tuesday as his ERA climbed to 3.89. But he was at his best against the...

Pirates 4, Nationals 2

Francisco Liriano was brilliant yet again in the Pirates’ fourth straight victory on Wednesday night, as the Bucs continue to roll in Washington this week. Liriano quickly walked the leadoff man, which might have induced some worries after a poor start last time out. He quickly alleviated all concerns by allowing no more baserunners until the fourth – another walk. He returned...

Game 98: Pirates 5 Nationals 1

One way to ease the loss of your closer a little bit is to jump out to a 3-0 lead, get a strong start, and reel in a wire-to-wire four-run win. That's what the Pirates did to the Nationals tonight, converting one of Gerrit Cole's best starts as a Pirate, timely hitting (some from Gerrit Cole himself!), and a Pedro Alvarez homer into an easy 5-1 win over the Nats.  I...

Game One with Detroit

Morning Kids, Here come the Tigers for an important series. Chris Sale is on the mound for the White Sox. Brett Moral has been sent back to Charlotte to make room for Paul Konerko to  return to the lineup. Grab a coffee and here we go. ***First Inning *0 – 0 Tigers – (lined out to left)(flied out to right)(ground out to second) White Sox - De Aza,(ground out to second...

First Pitch: The Best $36.5 M Spent in Baseball Today

There’s not a lot that $36.5 M will buy in baseball these days. **Ten free agents this off-season received contracts that will pay them $36 M or more over anywhere from 3-6 years. **The New York Yankees are spending $41 M on their injured third basemen — Alex Rodriguez and Kevin Youkilis. **20 players in the majors make $20 M or more, which means you couldn’t even get two of...
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