Found August 28, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
Detroit Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon sustained a lower-back
injury last night when he slipped off a wet mound after delivering a pitch.
Manager Jim Leyland told reporters – including James Schmehl of MLive.com – that
he knew something wasn’t right when he saw the awkward way Rondon came to the plate.
"When I saw it, I was suspicious that something wasn't
right," Leyland said. "As it turned out, it was just a little bit in
the lower back. I don't really think it's anything serious."
When the slip occurred, Leyland believed Rondon had suffered
any number of injuries, ranging from his knee to hamstring. However, after
being evaluated by the team’s trainer, it became clear that Rondon had
sustained a minor back injury.
Following the slip, Rondon remained in the game, though he
did appear to be favoring his right leg. After a rain delay was issued, Rondon
was seen liming to the dugout.
As of last night, Leyland wasn’t sure if Rondon would be
available for tonight’s game. The rookie entered the season projected as the
Tigers’ closer, but instead he started the year in the minors. He’s since been
recalled, maintaining an ERA and WHIP of 3.51 and 1.247 over 25 appearances
spanning 25 2/3 innings.
Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
BEST OF MAXIM
Remember last year when Miguel Cabrera won a Triple Crown and the MVP even though Mike Trout was probably the more valuable player? Well, don’t look now, but Miguel Cabrera looks poised to win this year’s MVP going away and possibly win a second straight Triple Crown even though, in some regards, Fat Mike Trout has sophomore slumped his way to an even better season than last...
77-56, 1st place, 5.5 games ahead of the Indians.
So this is what it’s like to be an Astros fan. Oh, right. The above. Strike that remark. But losing 14-4 will correct your Pythagorean record in a hurry.
The pitching has gotten a bit soggy lately, eh? The A’s are also swinging the bats very, very well. The Tigers have run into them at the wrong time. Seems to happen with some...
DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting Detroit over the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Thursday and saving the Tigers after Max Scherzer was denied his 20th win and Miguel Cabrera limped off with an injury.
The Tigers scored four times in the ninth off Grant Balfour (0-3). A two-out walk set up Victor Martinez' RBI single, then Hunter...
Alex Avila was hitless in his rain-shortened return from the disabled list last night. The Detroit Tigers fell to the Oakland A's in five innings. The A's managed to score one run in the top of the sixth before the rain really shut things down. Avila didn't get much of an opportunity to prove he was back to 100 percent. Of course, with MLB's concussion policy...
Alright, I think it’s finally time to address what might possibly be the biggest elephant in the room during the 2013 season — what the heck is going on with Justin Verlander? And not only that, but is this the end of his reign as an elite starting pitcher?With six years and $160 million left on his new contract, Tigers management and fans definitely don’t want to start having...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland praised the potent offense of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
''It looks like Oakland was sitting in on our pitchers' meeting. I guess I'd start out with that,'' he said after the Tigers' 14-4 loss.
Tigers starter Doug Fister (11-7) took the loss for Detroit, which has lost the first three games of the four...
77-55, first place, 5.5 up on the Cleveland Indians.
Rain put a merciful end to the debacle of the 6-3 loss to the A’s. It was a forgettable game, but I remember a few things:
A. Prince Fielder’s 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game wasn’t just a 2-run, bases-loaded single to tie the game. It was also a fine display of “old style” Prince at the dish, the whole at...
Scoreboard Watch: The Tigers got things overwith early today, finally beating the Athletics 7-6 after losing the first three games of the series. The walk-off win was not all good news for Detroit, who lost Miguel Cabrera again during the game. He left after being thrown out trying to leg out a double, then was pulled from the game. This could be huge news for the Indians who go...
DETROIT (AP) -- Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in a game cut short by rain on Tuesday night.
Seth Smith hit a leadoff homer in the sixth, and Oakland had the bases loaded with no one out when the tarp was pulled on the field due to the weather. It was called after an 80-minute delay.
Wednesday night’s 14-4 win by the Oakland A’s over the Detroit Tigers was notable for two key factors: the unrelenting attack of the A’s offense and Brett Anderson’s return from the 60-day disabled list.
Anderson ended up with a three-inning save, the first of his career (even though in this case the ‘save’ designation is really meant more in terms of preventing the bullpen...
Justin Verlander -- author of two no-hitters, winner of a Most
Valuable Player award -- is used to making history. Not this
From John Hickey’s game recap of Wednesday’s curbstomping of the Tigers:
[Dan] Straily, who had been consistently betrayed by the Oakland offense since the All-Star break, had so many runs scored that he almost blinked and missed some.
“This is going to sound strange, but when I gave up that (third-inning) homer to Torii Hunter, I thought it was a 1-0 game,” Straily said...
Detroit Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera left Thursday's game after hurting his abdomen while making an awkward slide trying to stretch a single into a double.
The reigning Triple Crown winner limped off the field in the fifth inning against Oakland. He was listed as day to day with discomfort.
Cabrera has been hobbled this month with a strain in his groin, abdominal and hip...
The thought was that if one team outscored the other 28-13 in the first three games of this four-game series it would be the Detroit Tigers putting the hurt on the slumping A's.
It hasn't worked out that way. A's hitters beat up 11-game winner Doug Fister for 13 hits and seven runs in five innings Wednesday night en route to a 14-4 blowout win that has the A's on...