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Alex Avila's recovery from a concussion has hit a snag.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland revealed Friday night that Avila left Thursday's rehab game with Toledo after only three innings with a headache. Avila felt fine on Thursday, but the decision was made to leave him out of the Mud Hens' game in Louisville.
"Well just take it slow for a day and then see how it plays out and get him back into action," Leyland told the media in New York.
If Avila remains symptom-free, he could play Saturday at designated hitter, but the Tigers plan to take things as slowly as needed. Along with knowing the experiences of players from other sports like Sidney Crosby and Jahvid Best, Detroit just finished a series where they faced Justin Morneau, who missed much of the 2010 and 2011 seasons because of concussions.
"A concussion is nothing to mess around with -- believe me, I know," Morneau said earlier this week after his teammate Joe Mauer joined Avila on the 7-day concussion list. "Your instincts are to play through it, just like you do with anything else. You think that you are a little dizzy or a little lightheaded, but it isn't a big deal. It's just another injury, but then you get another one, and you end up in a situation like I had."
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After working out and taking batting practice with the team for a second consecutive day Wednesday, Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment with the club's Triple-A affiliate today, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
At this point, it's not clear how long of a stint in the minors Avila will require. Manager Jim Leyland told...
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer outpitched New York Mets starter Matt Harvey in their All-Star rematch Saturday. Scherzer striked out 11 and hit an RBI double with one out in the second inning to lead
Victor Martinez is set to start at catcher for the first time in two years, and he could hardly contain his excitement.
Martinez was penciled in behind the plate for the Detroit Tigers against the New York Mets in the opener of their interleague series Friday night at Citi Field.
With no designated hitter allowed in the National League ballpark, Tigers manager Jim Leyland put Martinez...
Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is out of the lineup because of a sore left elbow.
Ramon Santiago is set to start at shortstop Saturday against New York Mets ace Matt Harvey. Iglesias was hurt when he was hit by a pitch from David Aardsma in the ninth inning of the series opener Friday night.
Iglesias remained in the game but his elbow swelled up. X-rays were negative, but...
While Miguel Cabrera won't let a few nagging injuries slow him down, Justin Verlander should be more than ready to continue his recent dominance of the Minnesota Twins.
As Cabrera deals with his ailing body, Verlander looks to avoid a third straight winless outing Thursday against the visiting Twins.
Plagued by groin, abdominal and hip issues, Cabrera still delivered a three...
DETROIT -- The Tigers still have a comfortable lead in the AL Central, and the odds are overwhelming that they will be playing baseball in October for the third straight season.
Thursday, though, they looked more like refugees from a World War II movie than a championship-caliber baseball team. Justin Verlander couldn't pitch, Austin Jackson couldn't catch and Miguel Cabrera...
Detroit -- Alex Avila is almost ready to play but he'll head to Toledo first.
Avila, who has been on the 7-day concussion list since August 11, has been eligible to return for a few days but had to follow the protocol to be cleared.
Avila had to resume activity and get his heart rate up to 60 percent and then 85 percent while staying symptom-free.
After Wednesday night'...
At first glance of the boxscore, Daisuke Matsuzaka was who we thought he was. And there was no way that Miguel Cabrera would let him off the hook. Dice K gave up two home runs including a three run shot to Cabrera that tragically landed in somebody's pierogies in the Acela Club, and the Mets predictably lost to the Tigers 6-1.
Considering that Daisuke's outing was peppered...
75-53, 1st place, 6 games up on Cle.
Solid win last night.
Hunter and Cabrera put the Tigers up early, and Fister pitched well enough over 6 1/3 innings of 1 run ball for the W. Martinez looked good behind the plate and I like that he was spelled by Pena late in the game.
Bruce Rondon closed out the 9th nicely, allowing 1 hit and striking 1 one in the 9th. He’s been doing a lot...
Before Friday’s game Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter sat by his locker in the visiting clubhouse studying video on his iPad of Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Hunter was cramming to prep for Matsuzaka who signed a one-year contract Thursday and was named Friday’s starter after spending the season with the Indians at Triple A Columbus.
Hunter’s studying paid off as he went...
74-53, 1st place, 5 games up.
“WAR – What is it good for?”
Well, evaluating players, for one thing. Or so we think.
As we all know, the WAR debate dominated the MVP race last year, with Cabrera and his old school hitting stats (summarized as “the best right handed hitter in our generation”) beat out the sabre-favorite Mike Trout and his 1st to 3rd ability and low GIDP...
With a long (long) blast down the third-base line in New York's Citi Field -- off the just-called up Daisuke Matsuzaka, no less -- Miguel Cabrera has given us the second thirty-second trot of the 2013 season! Way to go, Miggy!
The trot officially clocked in at 30.94 seconds.
Here's how it came about:
Cabrera stepped up to the plate in the second inning with...
Max Scherzer is having a very good season. This has been the best season of his career, by quite a large margin. He’s missing bats, his walks are down, and he’s turned into one of the best pitchers in the American League. Still, the most important thing to help his case for the Cy Young Award happened four years ago: he joined the Detroit Tigers.
Scherzer currently leads the...
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Max Scherzer outpitched Matt Harvey in their All-Star rematch, striking out 11 and hitting a stunning RBI double that sent the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Scherzer (19-1) joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only major league pitchers to win 19 of their first 20 decisions in a season.
Andy Dirks had...