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DETROIT By the end of the night Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila who was originally in the Game 4 lineup but was scratched due to an lingering forearm injury had company in the trainer's room.
In the ninth inning, second baseman Omar Infante was hit on his left hand by Giants reliever Santiago Casilla.
Infante immediately headed toward the dugout, clutching his hand in obvious pain.
"It's the third time it's happened to me," Infante said. "They throw hard, 95. Different spot. It's broken a little bit. Maybe tomorrow see a hand specialist and he make a decision what happens."
X-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal. The injury won't require surgery and Infante said he was told he would likely be in a cast for a month.
Dotel wants to return, wishes Tigers were more fiery
Reliever Octavio Dotel made news late in the season when he mentioned that the Tigers didn't seem to be as fired up as the St. Louis Card...
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Detroit second baseman Omar Infante broke his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the World Series.
Infante went down to the ground immediately after a pitch by San Francisco reliever Santiago Casilla came inside and the Detroit hitter was unable to avoid the ball. Infante got up relatively quickly, took off his batting glove and walked toward the...
DETROIT -- Jim Leyland didn't make any promises Sunday night, but he sounds like a man who is planning to keep his job.
Speaking to local writers after his Tigers were swept in the World Series, Leyland acknowledged that he still wants to manage.
"I like to manage, and contrary to what some people think, I think I'm pretty good at it," he said. "A lot of...
The Tigers announced Tuesday that they have exercised the contract options on shortstop Jhonny Peralta and right handed relief pitcher Octavio Dotel.
In 57 games for the Tigers this season Dotel was 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA. He also limited opponents to a .230 batting average and didn’t allow a run in five innings of work during the playoffs.
Meanwhile Peralta who saw his number sdrop...
Watching the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series was like looking at a rerun of 2006. Team sweeps rival in American League Championship Series, team sits around a week waiting for the National League to wrap up, team looks pitifully weak while getting beat up in the World Series. The differences were the opponents -- St. Louis in 2006 and San Francisco this year -- and the...
DETROIT What a strange way it was for such a wild ride to end.
Miguel Cabrera taking a called third-strike fastball down the pipe for the final out of the World Series was the last thing the Triple Crown winner or anyone else expected.
It was a long walk back to the clubhouse on a cold, rainy Sunday night, and I asked Cabrera what he felt at that instant.
If the Detroit Tigers are to claim their first World Series title since 1984, it will require one of the greatest comebacks in MLB postseason history. Continue reading →
On a ragged baseball diamond, its grass tall and infield dirt pockmarked, nearly 200 boys practice for hours every day. Many of them are inspired by the example of Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who learned the game on this very field.
The baseball school in the poor neighborhood where Cabrera grew up is one of many across Venezuela, a web for training young ballplayers...
Miguel Cabrera was named the Sporting News' MLB Player of the Year for 2012, nabbing 108 votes. Mike Trout finished second. Continue reading →
Dear Madams and Sirs,Didja feel a little queasy last night when Miguel Cabrera strode to the plate with the bases full?Did you vomit when that Giants leftfielder nobody ever heard of dove into the corner and speared that line drive?Did you start wonder if you caught something from the Yankees when your hitters kept popping up?Well, amigos, you did. You caught A-Roditis. It's...