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DETROIT -- Brayan Villarreal could be back as soon as Tuesday and Andy Dirks is getting closer.
Villarreal, who did not pitch in the three-game series in Baltimore because of a neck injury, was to see a neck specialist sometime before Monday's game.
"I feel much better than yesterday," Villarreal said. "I think I'll be ready tomorrow, that's what I think. That's what I feel, but we gotta see the doctor, see what he say."
Villarreal said he first felt a pinch in his neck upon awakening Friday.
"I start feeling bad and I let them know I can't pitch like that," Villarreal said. "Then I tried to just warm up and I felt like it still hurt."
As for Dirks, who has been on the disabled list since May 31 with right Achilles tendinitis, joined the team after spending the All-Star break working in Florida. Monday he was showing the trainers his progress.
"We went out, we did some agilities and stuff, everything felt good,&q...
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The Tigers could soon be getting a reinforcement in outfielder Andy Dirks who has been on the disabled list since May 31 with right Achilles tendonitis.
According to Chris Iott of Mlive.com, Dirks will make his way back to Detroit Monday and be assessed by the team’s training staff. If everything checks out fine then Dirks could be begin a rehabilitation assignment sometime this...
Detroit's viability as a threat in the American League Central Division might be revealed over the next few weeks. With Sunday's 4-0 shutout victory, the Tigers took two of three at Baltimore to start the traditional second half of the season. "It doesn't get any easier," manager Jim Leyland said. "We go home to face the Angels, and the White Sox follow...
Detroit Tigers, 46-43, 3 1/2 games behind Chicago.
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Justin Verlander returned to form after his uncharacteristic start in the All-Star game, allowing three hits in eight innings Sunday to carry the Detroit Tigers over the Baltimore Orioles 4-0.
Verlander (10-5) struck out eight and walked two in his first appearance since yielding five runs in one inning for the AL in an 8-0 loss Tuesday night. The reigning Cy Young...
The heat and humidity wasn’t the only miserable thing Tuesday night at Comerica, the all around Tigers performance was pretty unbearable in of itself.
In fact before the Tigers got their first hit off of Angels rookie starter Garrett Richards in the fourth inning, Los Angeles had already tagged Jacob Turner for seven runs in the first two innings on their way to a 13-0 victory...
DETROIT (AP) -- Earlier this week, Mike Trout had a chance to meet Al Kaline, the Hall of Famer who played for the Detroit Tigers and won a batting title in 1955 when he was 20 years old.
After another four-hit night, Trout looks like he's on his way to a similar feat.
Trout raised his American League-leading average to .355 on Tuesday night with the fourth four-hit game of...