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MLB Injury News:
Even after 15 years of helping teams lock down wins or keeping teams in games with dominant relief pitching, left-handed pitcher Octavio Dotel is still not finished with his long career in the majors.
According to Bobby Nightengale of MLB.com, Dotel is planning to rest his arm for two more months before beginning rehab in hope to return to pitch in the 2014 season. After being shut down at the end of August with forearm tightness, Dotel saw Dr. James Andrews who gave hima platelet-rich plasma injection.
"He wants to avoid surgery, obviously, and was told to rest basically for four-to-six weeks, I believe, before doing any kind of exercises and will start doing shoulder exercises after that," head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "He won't do any elbow exercises until two months."
Dotel will turn 40-years-old in November and will be a free agent. One has to wonder how much he really has left in the tank after pitching nearly 1000 innings in his career. His career ERA is 3.78 with a 10.8 K/9.
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In 2011 it was a run to the ALCS that fell short, leaving Tigers fans saying “There’s always next year.”
In 2012 it was a run to the World Series resulting in a sweep, yet again, leaving fans saying, “There’s always next year.”
And to some extent, they are right. But now it is next year. And as the 2013 season winds down and the playoffs approach
Scherzer has anchored...
DETROIT -- Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is fortunate to be day to day.
Iglesias, 23, was hit on the left hand by Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Iglesias immediately crumpled to the ground, holding his left hand.
Athletic trainer Kevin Rand rushed out to look at him and was finally able to get Iglesias' batting glove off.
DETROIT - 20 wins.
Its quite a calling card for a pitcher. And on Friday night, Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer became a card-carrying member of the club.
Scherzer beat the Chicago White Sox, 12-5, to push his record to 20-3 after failing to reach the magic number in his last four starts. He leads the majors in victories, and became just the eighth Tigers pitcher in the...
It was quite the game in more ways than one for the Detroit Tigers yesterday. The late comeback, Benoit closing things out in the ninth, reducing that magic number to 4 and Prince Fielder helping himself to a fans nachos when attempting to track down a foul ball.
Good thing the fan didn’t have one of those big blue drinks.
But on a side note, Prince did end up scoring the winning...
88-64, 1st place. The Indians lost. Or maybe they won. Whatever. (I’m pretty sure they lost. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the magic number is down to 5.)
Last night: Seattle 8, Detroit 0. The Tigers got in some early World Series practice. #5 starter Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the second inning. Was Iwakuma that good, or were the Tigers that bad? Two bases...
During the top of the 5th Inning, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder tried to run down a foul ball and came up just short. Rather than return to first base with nothing to show for running halfway out into the outfield, Prince snagged a nacho chip from one of the unsuspecting fans in the front row. No word on whether or not he got some cheese on his chip, but this was...
Detroit Tigers: 89-64, 1st Place (6.0 ahead of Cleveland). Magic Number: 4
It would be nice if the Tigers could win the division this weekend on their last home stand–hey, it would be nice whenever they win the division. That might be a tough task though with Cleveland playing three games against the Astros, who are butt-sliding their way to a 100+ loss season. Even if the Tigers...
Jose Iglesias has arguably the quickest hands in baseball. So when he was drilled in his left hand with a pitch Thursday, there was obviously a great deal of concern.
The Tigers received some good news after Thursday’s game, though. Iglesias, who exited in the sixth inning after getting struck by a 95 mph fastball from Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, is listed as day-to-day with...
Swinging in the rain just swinging in the rain ...
And hitting and scoring and Max Scherzer winning his 20th game.
So you didn’t really mind a few drops did you?
Apparently not considering that the Comerica Park crowd of 39643 brought the Tigers to the brink (124 short) of 3 million for the season.
Anyway on a Friday night that got a tad soggy umbrellas everywhere the Tigers...
Detroit Tigers: 90-64, 1st Place (6.0 ahead of Cleveland). Magic Number: 3
Well, it looks like the 5th time was the charm. Max Scherzer is now a proud 20-game winner, and had a sip of the bubbly to celebrate…apparently he is saving the magnum of Stroh’s for the postseason. Max also became only the 11th Tiger ever to record 20 wins and 200 strikeouts in a season, joining Jusin...
If I, Adam Waltersdorf, are in charge of making the 25 man playoff roster for the Detroit Tigers, this is who I’m keeping on and sending home.
If I have my way, Max Scherzer is getting the ball in Game 1.
37 Max Scherzer – RHP
Jim Leyland doesn’t start guys on short rest. He’ll pitch game 1 and 5 in the first series, and would start game 1 i...
Prince Fielder ate a fan's nachos. [Bleacher Report]
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Prince Fielder had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on a close play at the plate, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Thursday.
Detroit trailed 4-3 after Seattle's Dustin Ackley hit a three-run homer in the fifth, but Fielder's RBI single in the seventh tied it. Then he scored from first when Victor Martinez doubled...