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In an organization that has a young All-Star in Alex Avila, plus top prospects like Rob Brantly and James McCann, it's easy to miss those other prospects that might be shining at the same position. Casali may not be getting the attention, but he's quietly making himself a big time prospect.

Miguel Cabrera leads impatient Detroit Tigers

When the Detroit Tigers set course for their 2012 season out of spring training many experts thought the powerful lineup could challenge 200 home runs on the season. At present, the Tigers are on their weakest home run pace in 10 years. Through 76 games the Tigers have clubbed just 68 homers. Now consider that of those 68, a startling 46 of them have been of the solo variety. Miguel...

Alburquerque could be back soon for Tigers

The Detroit Tigers could use a spark for the second half of the season. They may just get one from within the organization. Relief pitcher Al Alburquerque, according to, could possibly return sometime soon for the Tigers. “Al Alburquerque is moving forward in a throwing program while rehabilitating from offseason elbow surgery and could start pitching in games sometime...

Game 2012.79: Tigers at Rays

Detroit Tigers, 38-40, 4 games behind Chicago. Is it time to move Austin Jackson back in the lineup? AJax continues to impress, still leading the Tigers in batting average (.326), on base percentage (.408) and OPS (.945), and only a few points behind Cabrera in slugging percentage (.537 to .541). With runners in scoring position, the big bat in the Tiger lineup is not Miguel Cabrera...

Detroit Tigers Send Three to the All-Star Game in Kansas City

The Detroit Tigers will have three members of their 2012 roster participating in this year’s All-Star game, led by Prince Fielder who won the fan vote at first base. Joining Fielder in Kansas City will be Justin Verlander and Miguel … Continue reading →

All-Star Game party of three

Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder will represent the Detroit Tigers in Kansas City on July 10. Austin Jackson and Joaqun Benoit did not make the American League roster, and neither is part of the Final Vote. (MORE TO COME)

VIDEO: Quintin Berry’s message to the teams that cut him

Quintin Berry was only supposed to be a temporary replacement for an injured Austin Jackson back in late May. Up until that time the 27-year-old Berry had been a career minor leaguer spending time with the Phillies, Padres, Mets and Reds organizations while seeing his fair share of releases, DFA’s and Rule 5 drafts. That’s why it’s been such a shock as to what he’s currently...

Porcello's gem helps Tigers defeat Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Porcello allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Saturday night. Porcello (6-5) struck out four in winning for the third time in four starts. Jackson put the Tigers up 4-0 with his eighth homer in the eighth off Joel Peralta, who returned after serving...

Tigers back at .500 with win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson drove in runs to help the Detroit Tigers pull away from a sixth-inning tie to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Sunday. Left-hander Drew Smyly (3-3) pitched five solid innings, allowing three runs and three hits to get his first win since May 25. The rookie walked one and struck out four. Five different players drove in...

Berry, Nava, Quintana providing unexpected lifts

Just before he turned 27 last November, Quintin Berry signed with the Detroit Tigers as a minor league free agent. Little did anyone realize the path his career was about to take. Injuries to Austin Jackson and Andy Dirks helped give Berry a shot in the big leagues, and the gregarious outfielder has made the most of it so far, hitting .316 in 33 games. It's not clear how much...

Verlander's legend grows, Tigers fall

By STEVE KORNACKISpecial to ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Justin Verlander did nothing to add to his legend Friday night. Oh, he was striking out Tampa Bay Rays like nobodys business. But he couldnt match David Price in stringing zeroes along the scoreboard, and a three-start winning streak ended. Verlander is now 8-5 despite a 2.69 ERA. He struck out eight in six...

Gwynn leaves influential mark on Tigers' Berry

By STEVE KORNACKISpecial to ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Quintin Berry said Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn became so much more than his coach at San Diego State. Tony was my mentor and a father figure for me, said Berry, the rookie left fielder who has emerged to spark the Detroit Tigers. He taught me everything how to hold myself as a professional and as a man. I want...

Twins-Tigers Preview

Following a strong finish to a 10-game road trip, the Detroit Tigers return home looking to get back to .500 for the first time in more than six weeks. The Minnesota Twins have built some momentum of their own heading to Comerica Park. Doug Fister hopes to rebound from his worst start of the season and help the Tigers record a third consecutive victory Monday night by ending the...
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