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Reliever Octavio Dotel, on the 15-day disabled list since June 3 with right elbow inflammation, has been activated by the Tigers.
Dotel is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA in 21 appearances for the Tigers this season.
Pitcher Thad Weber was sent to Toledo to make room for Dotel.
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Jim Leyland sent writers out of his office Sunday after his pre—game meeting with the press under the impression that Thursday was going to be a Mr. Bullpen day for the Detroit Tigers. "I'm thinking about making that start a bullpen game," Leyland said. "Sometimes that's not a bad idea." But between leaving the clubhouse and the time of the game...
TOLEDO, Ohio The first step in Alex Avila's return to the Detroit Tigers went without a hitch.
As planned, Avila caught lefty Andy Oliver for five innings, had two at-bats and ended his night without incident Monday in his first rehabilitation start for the Toledo Mud Hens.
"Just kind of what I expected as far as where I was at physically," Avila said. "Just...
DETROIT When Jacob Turner takes the mound Thursday against his hometown team, someone in the opposing dugout will be watching him with pride.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is both a mentor and friend to Turner, a St. Louis native who attended Westminster Christian Academy, the same school Matheny's son, Tate, attends.
"I'm a fan of Jacob's," Matheny...
We need to be very careful whenever we discuss advanced defensive metrics, such as UZR (click here for a UZR explanation), when the sample size is small. Conventional wisdom says three years of defensive data is as reliable as one year of offensive data (due to factors such as number of fielding opportunities and the limitations in available batted ball data), so our current 67 game...
The Detroit Tigers have won six of eight games since Austin Jackson got off the disabled list.
It doesn't seem to be a coincidence.
The speedy center fielder is tough to replace because he covers a lot of ground in the outfield. The improved hitter is also valuable in the team's leadoff spot. Jackson's batting average is up, his power has increased and striking out...
33-34, 3rd place, 2 games behind Cle (Jake Peavy says watch-out to his CWS teammates)
Justin Verlander was fantastic yesterday. Even though he walked more than he struck out for the first time since June of 2010, Verlander allowed 1 ER on 5 hits over 7 innings. There was that tense moment in the 7th when Berry’s two base error plated two runs, and then a walk loaded the bases...
Just when one Tigers catcher is ready to come back another one could be heading to the DL.
During Wednesday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tigers catcher Gerald Laird left the game in the fifth inning due to cramping in his right hamstring as a result of sliding in to second base.
After the game the Tigers made one roster move promoting pitcher Jacob Turner to the...
Watching Max Scherzer pitch is like trying to believe in Lucy Van Pelt.
As enticing as it might be to surrender to their talent of persuasion, you know in the end that youll end up flat on your back, looking up at the sky and vowing to never go down that road again.
Unlike Lucy, who will always pull the football away, Scherzer is even more confounding because hell actually show...
Dave Dombrowski and the Tigers think that injured DH Victor Martinez could be a major solution to their ongoing problems. Continue reading →
It was a win, but a win with a cloud over it. The Detroit Tigers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Tuesday night, but with Phil Coke getting the save, not closer Jose Valverde, who was sitting down in dejection after feeling pain in his right wrist while throwing his last warmup pitch. "It felt sore and tight," Valverde said before heading off to nearby Detroit Medical...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Bruce Rondon has been promoted to Erie after dominating in Lakeland, while Luke Putkonen was optioned to Toledo.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Tigers have been winning lately -- six victories in eight games since Austin Jackson came off the disabled list.
It doesn't seem a coincidence.
"He kind of gets everything started for us," said Detroit catcher Alex Avila, who is hoping to get off the DL himself this week and join Jackson in the lineup. "It's not a surprise to us that he...
It would be too easy to make a team of the all time Detroit Tigers. Instead, lets go a step further. This list with will compile the all time Tigers team — but — it will be based on single season performances. To qualify for the list all the player had to do was play a [...]
This season, the Detroit Tigers seem to be allergic to winning more than three games in a row. The chance of one more elongated winning streak died prematurely thanks to another terrible offensive effort, as the Tigers went down 3-1 … Continue reading →