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Tiger fans hoping to see Quintin Berry back in the majors, clapping his hands after an infield single, had their hopes dashed Sunday morning.
Detroit announced a minor trade, re-acquiring minor-league third baseman Francisco Martinez from Seattle for cash or a player to be named later, but the key part of the move was the next step. To put Martinez on the 40-man roster, they designated Berry for assignment. That means any team can claim him on waivers. If he clears waivers, he could return to Toledo, but would have to be added to the 40-man roster to return to the Tigers.
Berry is hitting .168 in Toledo this season with very little power. He still draws a decent number of walks and steals bases, but he hasn't done enough to knock Don Kelly out of his spot as Detroit's 25th man.
Martinez, sent to Seattle in the Doug Fister trade, is hitting an empty .206 for Double-A Jackson this season, and has been assigned to Single-A Lakeland by the Tigers.
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Easily the most enjoyable thing about watching Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde blow a save is perusing Twitter in the immediate aftermath. The seething hatred that fans conjure up in 140 characters or less is often a thing of beauty. In fact, it may be the only enjoyment that can be obtained from such a horrific event.
The embattled closer who somehow made it look fairly easy...
Much was made this past week of the Detroit Tigers and their shortcomings. In classic fashion, many fingers are starting to wave in the general direction of Jim Leyland.
To these fans I say ‘enough already’. Who exactly is it that you’d rather have managing the Tigers again? This organization and city deserve a reputable, experienced, and proven manager. Somebody like, say...
Leyland yet again has Tigers fans questioning his decisions, despite last year’s World Series run.
The Detroit Tigers have the best hitter in baseball, Miguel Cabrera, who has a chance to repeat as Triple Crown winner at the heart of a loaded lineup. They have arguably the best rotation in baseball, even with Justin Verlander slumping for a bit and Rick Porcello’s ERA up over...
Miguel Cabrera is doing things that have never been done before in the long history of the sport of baseball.
Entering the month of June Cabrera has a .372 batting average, .446 OBP and 61 RBI for the season. And that’s not even giving mention to the fact he’s coming off triple crown winning season.
Elias confirmed the incredible:
Via @EliasSports Miguel Cabrera is 1st player...
To no one’s surprise Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the American League Player of the Month for May after batting .379 with 12 homers. This keeps him on pace with another potential Triple Crown as he leads the American League in batting average (.367) and RBI (65).
Miguel Cabrera named AL Player of the Month for May.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) June 3, 2013
Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila became the Detroit Tigers to hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in a game since Robert Fick, Juan Encarnacion and Shane Halter pulled the trick a dozen seasons ago.
Martinez was first up against Baltimore starter Jason Hammel in the fourth inning Saturday, and he ripped a line shot over the wall in right. Jhonny Peralta then turned on...
The 2013 MLB Draft takes place on June 6-8, with the first round set to be broadcast on the MLB Network. The Detroit Tigers hold the 20th pick in that opening round, the 19th pick in Round 2, then the 20th pick again in every round from 3 through 40.
Detroit also owns the 39th-overall pick in the “Competitive Balance Round A” — the pick was acquired as part of the Anibal Sanchez...
If Justin Verlander really wants a wild-card spot into next month's Home Run Derby, he's going to have to fight off his own teammates.
The Detroit Tigers homered four times in the fourth inning of Saturday's game in Baltimore, including a set of back-to-back-to-back homers, followed by a grand slam.
Victor Martinez started the inning with a line drive over the right...
DETROIT Miguel Cabrera won baseballs first Triple Crown in 45 years in 2012, and put himself on a Hall of Fame course in his first 10 seasons in the majors with the Florida Marlins and Detroit Tigers.
Surprisingly, he has never won the fan vote and started an All-Star Game.
But that appears almost certain to change. Major League Baseball released All-Star voting totals for the...
The Quintin Berry era in Detroit may be coming to an end.
Sunday the Tigers announced that the team would designate the outfielder for assignment after re-acquiring OF/3B prospect Francisco Martinez from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Martinez was originally a prospect of the Tigers organization but was included in a six player...
Before everyone worries too much about the Detroit Tigers’ persistent problems in the bullpen, the offense’s occasional lack of clutch production and a few issues with the starting staff, let’s look at the positive.
It’s June 3 and the Tigers are in first place. Compared to the past three years, they’re off to a much better start in all the major categories, be it offensively...
The Detroit Tigers scored eight runs in the fourth inning including a Miguel Cabrera grand slam to beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3.The Tigers slammed five home runs off Baltimore pitching, including shots by Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta, Prince Fielder, Alex Avila, and Cabrera.Cabrera’s home run was his 17th of the season and trails only Chris Davis who has 19 home runs...
Listen to the crowd, Detroit fans travel pretty well, sounded like a home game.
All dial long distance off of Jason Hammel.
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Jason Hammel would like to forget the fourth inning he had against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. After allowing three straight homers to start the inning, Hammel hit Matt Tuiasosopo with a pitch and was immediately ejected by home-plate umpire Hunter Wendlestat.
A GIF of the incident, via CBSSports.com
Hammel and the Orioles argued that he had thrown an off-speed pitch — it...