Found July 08, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Darin Downs
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers’ bullpen took another hit yesterday, as the team placed left-handed reliever Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis in his throwing arm, according to Jason Beck of Downs pitched the ninth inning of Saturday’s contest, and after his outing he reported soreness in his shoulder. He surrendered two hits during his appearance, and while his velocity appeared normal manager Jim Leyland suspected something wasn’t right with Downs. "I was suspicious of it yesterday," manager Jim Leyland said. "I mean, you don't bounce that many balls in the dirt unless something's not right. It's just not exactly right. When a guy's as wild as he was yesterday, you better make sure you check to see if he's all right." Downs will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. Given the DL stint, the southpaw will be shutdown regardless of the results to allow the discomfort time to subside. On the season, Downs has maintained an ERA and WHIP of 5.18 and 1.394 over 26 appearances spanning 33 innings. The 28-year-old posted a 3.48 ERA and 1.306 WHIP over 13 appearances last year, his rookie campaign. Detroit is already without reliever Octavio Dotel, and they’ve dealt with ineffectiveness in late-inning situations, in one instance resulting in the demotion of former closer Jose Valverde. To replace Downs on the roster, the Tigers recalled right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

Photo: Miguel Cabrera literally flattens a baseball upon contact

There's a reason why last year Miguel Cabrera took home baseball's first Triple Crown in decades and is threatening to do so once again. He flattens baseballs, enough said.

Tigers put Omar Infante on disabled list with ankle sprain

The Detroit Tigers have placed second baseman Omar Infante on the 15-day DL with a left ankle sprain. The Tigers tweeted the news a few hours before their Tuesday night game against the Chicago White Sox. The #Tigers have placed Omar Infante on the 15-day DL retro to 7/4 with a left ankle sprain. — #BackBenoit (@tigers) July 9, 2013 Infante left last Wednesday's game...

Photographic Evidence That Miguel Cabrera Is An Absolute Freak Of Nature

It may just be me, but I thought that baseballs were not supposed to be able to be flattened like this. You have to love the phantom camera when it produces images like this. All evidence would seem to suggest that Miguel Cabrera swings a baseball bat hard. [Dane Brugler] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder successfully pull off double steal (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. You might have to wipe your eyes to actually believe what you see. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, two of the most imposing hitters in baseball, actually pulled off a double steal during the Detroit Tigers’ 9-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Sure, they got some help [...]

Tigers Place Omar Infante On The 15-Day Disabled List

The Detroit Tigers have placed second baseman, Omar Infante, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 4th. He’s been dealing with a left ankle sprain that just didn’t seem to get better with a few games off. He had been struggling a bit and maybe a break will do him some good. You probably already had him removed from the starting lineup but just in case, do so now. In...

White Sox blast Tigers, 11-4

DETROIT -- Justin Verlander didn't have his best stuff Tuesday night, but for most of the game, he did a balancing act that would have made Nik Wallenda proud. The ending, though, was something that no one wanted to see. Verlander had struggled all night, allowing eight hits and a walk in the first seven innings, but most of the runners had come with two out and he had limited...

Indians look to rebound vs Tigers

Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera are two big reasons the Detroit Tigers have dominated the Cleveland Indians this season. The veteran pair again looks to lead the visiting Tigers as they try for an eighth consecutive victory over the struggling Indians on Sunday. Hunter came within a single of the cycle and had three RBIs while Cabrera hit a two-run homer to help Detroit (48-38) to...

Game 2013.89: White Sox at Tigers

49-39, 1st place, 3.5 games up on Cle. The Tigers head home for 6 against the White Sox and Rangers after a successful 7-4 road trip that ended with the club taking 3 of 4 from Cle. The White Sox are not good. We gotta win the series. A few stars from last night’s game, other than VMart. 1) Brayan Pena. Pena made one of the smartest plays you’ll see all season. In case you missed...

Game 2013.87: Tigers at Indians

Detroit Tigers: 48-38, 1st Place (3.5 ahead of Cleveland).  Detroit continued its dominance of the division rival Cleveland Indians last night, with a 9-4 win which featured a good 5-inning return by Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers have now taken 7 in a row from the Tribe, and 8-of-10 for the season. The Tigers have already outscored Cleveland 16-4 in this series, and 49-22 over the...

Miguel Cabrera stops himself from having too much fun (GIF)do

After Victor Martinez drove in two on a go ahead double in the tenth inning of Monday’s game, Miguel Cabrera stopped himself from dousing Brayan Pena with a cup of water.  After all, Miggy scored from second on the double. Mr. MVP needs his water.

Tigers extend lead over Indians

Max Scherzer didn't care that his record stayed spotless. All that mattered to him was that Detroit's improved. Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers...

Martinez, Tigers beat Indians 4-2 in 10 innings

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Max Scherzer remained unbeaten and Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers extended their lead in the AL Central with a 4-2 win over the second-place Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Martinez doubled off Matt Albers (2-1) as the Tigers won three of four in the series and moved 3 games ahead in the division. Drew Smyly (4-0...

Second Thoughts Game #87: Tigers 9, Indians 4

Player of the Game: Torii Hunter (3-for-5) with a double, triple, homer, and 3 RBI The Leadoff Still believe Tribe Town? Awesome Amazingness? More like Abominable Awfulness. A four run third inning and a three run fourth was more than enough runs for the surging Detroit offense as they took down the Indians 9-4 on Saturday. Carrasco’s struggles continue Well, at least he didn’t...
Tigers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.