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DETROIT -- Alex Avila had a glow about him during the recent TigerFest at Comerica Park that made those around him smile, too.
Whether the greater cause of his visible joy was pondering becoming a father for the first time or knowing his knees no longer throbbed like bad toothaches was debatable.
What's not debatable is, Detroits catcher has plenty to smile about with so much to anticipate in 2013.
Last season, the knees, particularly the left one, limited him and contributed to a sizable drop-off in offensive production.
Avila said platelet-rich plasma taken from blood out of his arm and re-injected into his left knee has rejuvenated the stiff and aching joint plagued by tendinitis.
There is a night-and-day difference between the knee this offseason and the last one, Avila said. "The PRP injections worked.
"We talked of doing it since the middle of last season, but you need to take five to seven days off after the injections. I did not want to take that kind ...
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DETROIT, Michigan — According to a Sports Illustrated story dated yesterday, a report has come out that links Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta to Tony Bosch, a man being currently being investigated by Major League Baseball for giving out performance enhancing drugs. So far, Peralta is the 12th MLB player to have come up in Bosch’s [...]
Miguel Cabrera is a bona fide superstar and coming off a phenomenal season that saw the Detroit Tigers slugger earn the 2012 AL MVP after a historic year at the plate. A season so outstanding that Cabrera won the Triple Crown, the first player since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967.
Being an MVP and Triple Crown winner, Cabrera remains a hot commodity and is always...
Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta says he has never used performance-enhancing drugs after his name was reportedly found in the records of the man who ran a Florida clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball.
SI.com, citing unidentified sources, reports Peralta was listed in the records of Anthony Bosch, who operated the now-closed anti-aging clinic. Peralta says through attorney...
According to a Sports Illustrated report, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is the 12th major-league player to show up in the records of Tony Bosch, director of the controversial Biogenesis clinic in Florida.
The clinic is being investigated by Major League Baseball for links to performance-enhancing drugs.
According to SI, Peralta was not directly linked to PEDs by Bosch...
Jhonny Peralta, come on down!
SI.com’s Tom Verducci reports that Peralta’s name was found in the records of Tony Bosch, the director of the South Florida clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez and other major leaguers.
Peralta reportedly does not appear to be directly tied to PEDs in the records, and in a statement the Tigers shortstop denied...
Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else find it hard to believe Max Scherzer has already spent three of his five Major League seasons with the Tigers? I feel like it wasn’t that long ago that we were raving about his potential as an Arizona farmhand.
But alas, time moves on, and last year Scherzer finally began living up to his insane potential. His strikeout rate was an astounding...
Jhonny Peralta is the most recent name to be linked to the Biogenesis PED scandal. Another player's name was expected to be released yesterday after Jesus Montero was linked. However, the connection that both Montero and Peralta have to the clinic is not clear.
Peralta's name was not mentioned with any PEDs says Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated. This is similar...
Austin Jackson has been solid as the Tigers' everyday center fielder for three years now, and that won't change in 2013. The question remains, which Jackson will the Tigers get, the 2011 version that saw his average plummet, or the 2012 version with a strong walk rate and a .300 average?
SI.com’s Tom Verducci revealed that Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta’s name was found within the records of a clinic who has been linked to possibly providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League ballplayers.
Verducci cited unnamed sources who scoured the records of Anthony Bosch’s now closed anti-aging clinic in Miami. SI would not go as far to say that Peralta was...
Texas wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. adds his name to the Notre Dame football recruiting list for 2013. You obviously recognize that name, as he’s the son of major-league baseball outfielder Torii Hunter, now with the Detroit Tigers and formerly with Minnesota Twins (1997-2007) and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2008-2012)
Hunter, Torii Jr. (WR, 6-0, 180, Prosper, Texas, Prosper...
Continuing ahead with our gander back at 2012 and the preview of what 2013 could have in store, we move to the only position that still has some uncertainty about it; left field. Can Andy Dirks play every day? Will Quintin Berry find a role again? Can Brennan Boesch make an impact?