Found July 02, 2012 on Full Spectrum Baseball:
Staying active all season long on your league’s waiver wire can be the difference between a successful, enjoyable, profitable season and one that’s not. As we approach the All-Star break, many teams in your fantasy baseball leagues may have already bailed (an unfortunate reality for most of us) which means there’s even less competition for productive replacement players. If your team is in need of an outfielder who can provide a three-category spark to your offense than look no further than Quintin Berry of the Detroit Tigers. Berry has been a mainstay near the top of the Tigers lineup since being called up to the majors in late May and producing nicely for savvy fantasy owners who picked him up. In nine games in the month of May, Berry hit .333 (13-for-39) with nine runs scored and five stolen bases. His 15 strikeouts and .542 BABIP would normally but signs for concern but he followed up with a very productive month of June, too. In 20 starts (26 total games), he batted .293 (24-f...

VIDEO: Quintin Berry’s message to the teams that cut him

Quintin Berry was only supposed to be a temporary replacement for an injured Austin Jackson back in late May. Up until that time the 27-year-old Berry had been a career minor leaguer spending time with the Phillies, Padres, Mets and Reds organizations while seeing his fair share of releases, DFA’s and Rule 5 drafts. That’s why it’s been such a shock as to what he’s currently...

Cole Hamels pops up in Detroit Tigers trade rumors

It has been rumored that the Tigers may be inquiring into the asking price on Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Hamels is currently 10-4 with a 3.08 ERA and 111 K’s in as many innings for the fightin’ Phils. He is a bona fide ace and would bring a dominant left-handed starter to the Tigers for the first time since, well, since when? Denny McLain? That may not be as far off...

No timetable for Dirks' return from Achilles injury

DETROIT Andy Dirks is just a bored baseball player right now. The Tigers outfielder has been on the disabled list since May 31 because of the right Achilles tendinitis leaving him stuck using a walking boot. "Its just one of those things that we just got to get that spot healed," Dirks said. "Timetable-wise, I have no idea. Its been a rough injury for me. Ive had...

Alburquerque could be back soon for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers could use a spark for the second half of the season. They may just get one from within the organization. Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque, according to, could possibly return sometime soon for the Tigers. “Al Alburquerque is moving forward in a throwing program while rehabilitating from offseason elbow surgery and could start pitching in games sometime...

Game 2012.79: Tigers at Rays

Detroit Tigers, 38-40, 4 games behind Chicago. Is it time to move Austin Jackson back in the lineup? AJax continues to impress, still leading the Tigers in batting average (.326), on base percentage (.408) and OPS (.945), and only a few points behind Cabrera in slugging percentage (.537 to .541). With runners in scoring position, the big bat in the Tiger lineup is not Miguel Cabrera...

Tigers shuffle bullpen, adding 2 relievers

The Detroit Tigers shuffled their bullpen with several roster moves Tuesday. After Max Scherzer was scratched from Tuesday's start and replaced by long reliever Duane Below, the Tigers sent right-hander Luis Marte and infielder Danny Worth to Triple-A Toledo. Detroit recalled right-hander Jose Ortega from Toledo and purchased the contract of left-hander Darin Downs from the...

Detroit Tigers Send Three to the All-Star Game in Kansas City

The Detroit Tigers will have three members of their 2012 roster participating in this year’s All-Star game, led by Prince Fielder who won the fan vote at first base. Joining Fielder in Kansas City will be Justin Verlander and Miguel … Continue reading →

All-Star Game party of three

Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder will represent the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City on July 10. Austin Jackson and Joaqun Benoit did not make the American League roster, and neither is part of the Final Vote. (MORE TO COME)

Gwynn leaves influential mark on Tigers' Berry

By STEVE KORNACKISpecial to ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Quintin Berry said Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn became so much more than his coach at San Diego State. Tony was my mentor and a father figure for me, said Berry, the rookie left fielder who has emerged to spark the Detroit Tigers. He taught me everything how to hold myself as a professional and as a man. I want...

Porcello's gem helps Tigers defeat Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Porcello allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Saturday night. Porcello (6-5) struck out four in winning for the third time in four starts. Jackson put the Tigers up 4-0 with his eighth homer in the eighth off Joel Peralta, who returned after serving...

Tampa Bay Rays Desmond Jennings makes amazing diving catch (Video)

Last night's catch of the night from the world of Major League Baseball came courtesy of Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. After Detroit's Quintin Berry fouled off a pitch into the left field corner in the third inning, Jennings was able to track it down and dive into the stands to make the play: Your browser does not support iframes. (Courtesy of Roto Stars)

Tigers back at .500 with win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson drove in runs to help the Detroit Tigers pull away from a sixth-inning tie to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Sunday. Left-hander Drew Smyly (3-3) pitched five solid innings, allowing three runs and three hits to get his first win since May 25. The rookie walked one and struck out four. Five different players drove in...

Twins-Tigers Preview

Following a strong finish to a 10-game road trip, the Detroit Tigers return home looking to get back to .500 for the first time in more than six weeks. The Minnesota Twins have built some momentum of their own heading to Comerica Park. Doug Fister hopes to rebound from his worst start of the season and help the Tigers record a third consecutive victory Monday night by ending the...
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