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Miguel Cabrera hits home runs that leave a trail of smoke, and line drives that land whenever they choose, and not a moment before. He seems like a superhero. Maybe that is why so many people still don't really understand him. The myth obscures the man.
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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...
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...
(Eds: Updates.) Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has a pretty good idea who his four top starters are going to be this season.
Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, of course. Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Doug Fister sure seem likely to make the cut, too.
That leaves one spot, but don't ask Leyland about it. He bristled when he was asked about it Wednesday.
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,...
Manager Jim Leyland and the Tigers stressed the importance of the double play today during drills at spring training.
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.
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Clete Thomas can't point to a specific play, or a specific day, when he turned the corner on his knee injury. He's not completely sure it was a physical turning point anyway. All he knows is that, at some point, he felt like his old self again when he took the field and stepped to the plate.
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.
Manager Jim Leyland said on Monday that the Tigers' defensive drills will be accelerated starting Tuesday. "You have to speed it up to make it more game-like," Leyland said.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila repeatedly used the word "heartbreaking" Monday as he discussed the news that right-hander Joel Zumaya is lost for the season to the Minnesota Twins because of a torn elbow ligament.
The man pays the bills at Miller Park, making him admittedly biased. But Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio thinks everybody is missing the real story about Prince Fielder defecting to Detroit.