Found March 13, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
It’s a good time to be Jim Leyland. The Tigers currently have too many starting pitchers. This leads to the skipper having to decide whether or not Rick Porcello keeps his job in the rotation or young southpaw Drew Smyly once again captures the fifth starter job out of camp.    

Cabrera homers in return from WBC

Miguel Cabrera homered on the first pitch he saw since returning from the World Baseball Classic and the Detroit Tigers beat Florida Southern 11-0 on Wednesday. Cabrera, who batted .333 with a homer for Venezuela in the WBC, arrived in camp on Tuesday and connected in his only at-bat against the Division II school. Anibal Sanchez struck out six in four hitless innings for the Tigers...

Brennan Boesch on Yanks radar

The list of outfielders competing for the vacant position left by the injured Curtis Granderson could grow, as Jon Heyman of CBSsports reports that the Yankees will consider looking at freshly released Brennan Boesch. Earlier this  morning the Tigers released Boesch, allowing him to a become a free agent should he clear waivers. If Boesch does clear waivers, the Tigers would owe...

Tigers realease Boesch

Brennan Boesch's days with the Detroit Tigers are over. The Tigers released the 27-year-old outfielder Wednesday morning. Boesch suffered an oblique injury during batting practice early in spring training, which limited his playing time. He had been competing with Andy Dirks, Quintin Berry, Avisail Garcia, Jeff Kobernus and Nick Castellanos for a job in left field. "There...

Jhonny Peralta scratched from Tigers lineup after allergic reaction to soup

Spring training can be a humorous time when it comes to bizarre injuries across baseball, but there is nothing funny about an allergic reaction. In terms of timing, I’m sure the Detroit Tigers are relieved that Jhonny Peralta realized he is allergic to clam chowder on March 11 rather than in October. According to’s Jason Beck, Peralta had to be scratched from the Tigers’...

Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta misses spring training game because of…clam chowder?

Of all the many crazy maladies, bizarre injuries and comic misfortunes that have sidelined baseball players, it’s safe to assume that before this week, never has a bowl of soup effectively sidelined a major league ballplayer. But that all changed thanks to Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta (not to be confused with Rays pitcher Joel Peralta, who had an unfortunate experience...

Tigers Cut Ties With OF Boesch

LAKELAND, Florida – The Detroit Tigers have officially cut ties with estranged outfielder Brennan Boesch. With the signing of OF Torii Hunter in the off-season, there were no remaining open spots in the Tiger outfield. Andy Dirks and Quintin Berry are in line to compete for the left field spot. Dave Dombrowski has been trying [...]

Jordany Valdespin hit in the groin by Justin Verlander pitch

Apparently, Jordany Valdespin was not wearing a cup when Justin Verlander hit him.  The Detroit Tigers' pitcher lost control of one of his pitches and it sailed inside to Valdespin.  Verlander says he instantly knew where it was going to get Valdespin.  Valdespin had not chance and was hit in the groin. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Valdespin's injury...

An Examination of Rick Porcello’s Strikeouts

Begin with the principle that spring-training stats are meaningless. Use that as your rule of thumb and far more often than not, you’ll end up in the right. Player X mashes a dozen dingers before the end of camp. It’s probably meaningless. Pitcher Y finishes with an unheard-of strikeout-to-walk ratio. It’s probably meaningless. Team Z ends up with a really good or really bad...

Partially Solving a 2012 Bunt Mystery

It’s no secret that there are some differences between the numbers posted on FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference. Even though, in theory, they’re measuring the same things, not everything is black and white, so differences are unavoidable so long as the two sites draw data from different sources. The most well-known case is probably how FanGraphs’ WAR has been different from Baseball...

Tigers rough up Halladay, Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Ramon Santiago hit a grand slam and Don Kelly also homered off Roy Halladay, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Detroit starter Drew Smyly allowed three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 3 1-3 innings, and Brayan Pena also went deep. Chase Utley hit his first homer of the spring for the Phillies. The...

Brennan Boesch Is Certainly Worth A Look For The Mets

We’re heading into the time in spring training when players get released, and the Mets should be all over this: Brennan Boesch was released this morning by the Tigers. He’s an outfielder. He has some power. And, he’s still breathing. What’s not to like? And, he’s coming off a strained oblique muscle, so he should fit right in with the Mets. Boesch is a lifetime .259...
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