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The start of the exhibition season Saturday will mark the launch of Austin Jackson trying out his new batting stance against big-league pitching.
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Prince Fielder doubled in his first Detroit at-bat and the Tigers beat Florida Southern 11-1 Friday in an exhibition game against a local college team.
Fielder, signed by the Tigers after slugger Victor Martinez was injured during the offseason, later scored on a single by Delmon Young that gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead.
Miguel Cabrera, shifted from first base to third to make room...
When the Detroit Tigers made their run to the AL championship series last year, Brennan Boesch wasn't able to play.
Boesch, the 26-year-old outfielder who hit 16 home runs in 115 games, was unavailable because of a right thumb injury that required surgery, but he's back now and says he's 100 percent heading into the season.
Boesch is expected to play an important role...
The Tigers' main early-season storylines have been hashed, and re-hashed, hundreds of times around the Internet this offseason. We all know what's getting the attention -- Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera at third base, the fifth starter spot, Brandon Inge (always), and general defensive deficiencies -- but I think there are still some interesting storylines to follow and question...
Andy Dirks isn’t going to get a starting spot. With Austin Jackson, Brennan Boesch and Delmon Young penciled in as likely starters, there isn’t much room in the outfield. But with one Major League season under his belt, Dirks could be a big asset coming off the bench if he shines this spring in Lakeland.
Delmon Young had 112 RBI's in 2010 (Twins)
** Writer’s Note ** – This article is the first of what I will call My “Player Predictions Preview”. Each article will take a different Tiger who will be on the roster out of Spring Training and attempt to predict their season. Obviously not all 25 spots are shoe ins at this point in time, so expect those last bullpen spots,...
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As it turns out, the sure way to get Ryan Raburn at his best is when he doesn't think it can get any worse.
There is a buzz once again in the Motor City as baseball fans anxiously anticipate the upcoming season with the unexpected signing of local legend Prince Fielder. Yes, the 27 year old Prince has already reached legendary status in the Detroit area and actually did it many years ago. As a 12 year old, Prince
By John Pesetski
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com PHOENIX You don't replace a player like Prince Fielder. You adjust to his departure. You add a few pieces, you move around others and you ask for a little bit more out of everybody else.Aramis Ramirez, the Milwaukee Brewers' new third baseman, agrees. He will fill Fielder's cleanup spot in the lineup if not Fielder...
Manager Jim Leyland already had a good reason to like new reliever Collin Balester.
"He married a girl from Perrysburg, Ohio, my hometown," Leyland said. "So he can't be all bad."
Balester agreed it was unusual that his wife Ashley already had that connection with his new manager.
"She went to Ohio State and I met her when I was playing in Columbus...
Manager Jim Leyland and the Tigers stressed the importance of the double play today during drills at spring training.
Austin Jackson is making a change in his swing, forcing himself to keep his front leg down. Jackson said the change would not be drastic, but he struck out 181 times last season as a leadoff hitter and both he and the Tigers are eager for a change.
Today was the annual exhibition game between the Detroit Tigers and the Florida Southern Mocs. Since the series started in 1979 the Tigers have earned a 22-1-2 record, which is a pretty good indication of what was to come in today’s game.
Before the game even started skipper, Jim Leyland made it clear that all his regulars would get one at bat in the line up and one...