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Barring a late-spring signing of Jose Valverde, the Tigers will be turning to a pitcher new to the closer’s role (or, in the case of Octavio Dotel, many years removed from his last closing opportunity). Things have been rough in the bullpen in spring training, particularly for the assumed front-r...
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Justin Verlander has a brother, Ben, who also is a Old Dominion baseball player. Ben had a monster game for his team on Saturday.
Before Detroit Tigers fans demand that the team sign a closer, trade for a closer or kidnap a closer, they might want to consult the calendar.
It's March 9. Opening Day is 23 days away. In a normal, non-WBC spring, the Tigers would be just starting their second week of games.
In other words, everyone calm down about Bruce Rondon.
Rondon, 22, made his fifth appearance of the...
LAKELAND, Fla. Danny Worth has to feel like hes a yo-yo going up and down between Detroit and Toledo with such regularity.
Worth was placed on the Tigers roster six different times last year, and optioned to the Mud Hens after all but the final September call-up. The 27-year-old utility infielder has been recalled by Detroit 12 times since his big league debut in 2010.
Nick Castellanos is blocked by Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera. Can he hit enough to populate right field for the Tigers for years to come?
Nick Castellanos was drafted in the 1st round (sandwich pick – #44 overall) in the 2010 MLB draft out of Archbishop McCarthy HS in Southwest Ranches, FL. He signed for $3.45M. The 21 year old right hander hitter stands 6’ 4”...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A second player from the Angels 2002 World Series championship team has joined the head coaching ranks, though not quite at the level of Darin Erstad, who is in his second season at the University of Nebraska.
Jarrod Washburn, the ace of the Angels title team, recently took over as the baseball coach at Webster High School, the left-handers alma mater in the tiny...
One of the challenges when it comes to ranking players by position in fantasy baseball is trying to determine which player is going to have that breakout season and return a profit to your auction buy or draft pick. When reviewing the list of outfielders for the 2013 season, one of my picks to break out is Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers.
Jackson has shown nice growth his...
Anibal Sanchez lasted only one-third of an inning in Venezuela’s World Baseball Classic opener Thursday — the Detroit Tigers’ starting pitcher was pulled after a rain delay halted a Dominican Republic rally in the first.
After Sanchez’s Tigers teammate Miguel Cabrera ended the top of the first with a fly out to center, Sanchez allowed a leadoff single to Jose Reyes. He then...
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Max Scherzer struck out six in 2 2-3 hitless innings Friday and the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets 3-2.
Scherzer walked three. He was taken out after retiring the first two batters in the third inning.
Mets starter Dillon Gee allowed one hit in four innings. He gave up one run.
Tigers minor leaguer Tyler Collins hit a solo home run to break a...
They were called old-timers or purists, those who blanched last fall at the thought that Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera might be passed over for the MVP award after achieving the Triple Crown, leading the American League in batting average, homers and RBIs.
On the other side of baseball's dividing line stood new-school thought, people who argued just as vehemently that advanced...
Drew Smyly extended his scoreless streak to nine innings, strengthening his bid for the final spot in Detroit's rotation, and the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 on Thursday night.
Smyly whiffed four in four innings, striking out the side in the second. The 23-year-old lefty started 18 games for Detroit last year and pitched in four postseason games.
Braves starter Julio...
After Jose Valverde’s postseason implosion, the Detroit Tigers looked to move on and hoped young rookie, Bruce Rondon, would run away with the closer’s gig in Spring Training. Much like a young Craig Kimbrel, Rondon has great stuff needing only to harness his control. Unfortunately, he has been unable to find the reigns and has five walks in just 3.2 spring innings. He’s also...
By MARIO IMPEMBAFOX Sports Detroit
LAKELAND, Fla. -- We knew there was a chance it could happen, and it has. Detroit Tigers potential rookie closer Bruce Rondon has come out of the gates very slowly this spring. The overwhelming storyline for a team destined for a storybook season continues to center around the closer.
Rondon threw a side session under the scrutiny of pitching...