Found February 28, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Max Scherzer
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Add Max Scherzer to the list of Tigers starters who began throwing earlier than usual this offseason. His reasoning for it, however, was a little different.

Balester seeking fresh start with Tigers

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...

DOs and DONTs: Detroit Tigers

This is a very hard article to write on the Detroit Tigers simply because there are so few DONTs on their Major League roster. This off-season they spent some big money signing Prince Fielder and have been in the discussion regarding some high profile international players. Let’s look at who you should draft and who you should let drift by. Don’t expect anything less than an...

Voluble Valverde walks the talk

LAKELAND, Fla. -- If you're visiting the Tigers at their spring training home and you can't locate Jose Valverde, all you have to do is close your eyes and listen. You're sure to hear the voluble Dominican Republic native first, even though the 6-foot-4 Valverde is not hard to spot. As good a season as AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander had, it probably wouldn...

Tigers have 5th spot to fill in rotation

(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. ''I'...

Detroit Tigers Preview and Predictions: Delmon Young

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,...

Tigers' Leyland giving double plays a once- and twice-over

Manager Jim Leyland and the Tigers stressed the importance of the double play today during drills at spring training.

Raburn aiming to avoid another slow start

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.

Thomas fighting his way back with Tigers

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.

Tigers CF Jackson tweaking swing to reduce Ks

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.

Tigers set to pick up pace in defensive drills

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.

Avila, on latest injury to Zumaya: Heartbreaking

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.

Aramis hopes to boost Brewers offense

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.
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