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It seems like the news regarding injured Tiger Victor Martinez is getting better and better.
Tigers owner Mike Ilitch recently told the Detroit Free Press that the team has gotten a good report on Martinez’s knee and that he could make his return to the lineup in August.
“When he comes back, that will help the leadership more,” Ilitch told Drew Sharp of the Free Press. “He was really our leader (last year) and he’s starting to come around again.
“We’re getting our players back. We got a good report on (Martinez’s knee injury). He’s coming along a little faster. Instead of September, maybe we’ll have him in August. And then we’ll have a lineup that’ll be really good.”
What’s amazing is even before it was talked about Martinez coming back in September was the fact that V-Mart wasn’t expected back at all this year. Obviously having him back in August would be a tremendous boost for a Tigers offense that has fluttered for the most part this season, even with the addition of Prince F
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The potential of the Detroit Tigers No. 1, 2, and 3 pitchers is almost scary. However, that’s where the word “potential” comes into play. The staff, even ace Justin Verlander, the 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, has been up-and-down during 2012. But imagine a Tigers staff with Verlander pitching like he’s [...]
DETROIT No one knows if Jacob Turner will make another start for the Detroit Tigers this season, but one question has been answered.
Turner is much more ready to start at this level than he was a year ago.
The Tigers had Turner make three spot starts last season and he went 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA against the Los Angeles Angels, the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.
Lost in the gloom of a Detroit Tigers loss and another player injury was a tiny glimmer of good. Rick Porcello lasted seven innings Wednesday night and allowed two runs. What it meant for Detroit was four solid starts in a row, something the club will need going forward if it hopes to be a factor in the AL Central. Winning the division is probably the only way any of the Central...
Tigers reserve utilityman Don Kelly hasn’t gotten a whole lot of run the last couple weeks, so when he gets into the game he needs to make the most of it. During Thursday’s matinee against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland penciled Kelly into his starting lineup manning right field. In two at bats, Kelly grounded out to first and walked, so there wasn’t...
33-35, 3rd place, 3 games behind Cle.
The Jacob Turner Experience 2012 kicks off this afternoon. Smyly has been pitching well and looks to be ready for his next start, so this is likely just a spot start (or could it be an audition?). Though Turner had a great ERA at Lakeland (1.66) and a good one in Toledo (3.43), his lack of strikeouts (44 in 63 2/3) and high walk rate (4.07 at...
The Detroit Tigers have a problem that most teams would love to have at this point in the season. An over abundance of outfielders who are able to play every day. Brennan Boesch, Quinton Berry, Delmon Young, Austin Jackson, and Andy Dirks. With Dirks being out due to injury, it has made Jim Leyland’s job [...]
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Alex Avila has been activated from the DL, while Austin Wood reportedly has retired.
Quintin Berry hit a tiebreaking single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Ramon Santiago and Jhonny Peralta hit one-out singles off Victor Marte (0-1), who then grazed Austin Jackson's jersey with a pitch. Berry followed with a base hit up the middle through a drawn-in infield...
JOHN SHARP on BILL FREEHANIt’s my honor to write about my baseball hero, Bill Freehan.Freehan is a sure fire starter at catcher for the Hall of Very Good, and a first ballot HOVG…Hall of Very Good. I really believe, had the catcher played in New York, Boston, Chicago, or LA, he’d be right there, in the discussion, as one of the best defensive catchers in baseball history...
The Pirates open a three-game series with Detroit on Friday at PNC Park. Right-hander A.J. Burnett will pitch for the Bucs. The Tigers will counter with lefty Doug Fister.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brad Lincoln allowed two hits and a run in six innings, Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the sixth time in seven games with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Lincoln (4-2) carried a no-hitter through five innings before Ramon Santiago singled to lead off the sixth.
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera homered...
In this weeks edition of Detroit Sports Weekly, Adam Hernandez takes a look at the past series with the St. Louis Cardinals, Quintin Berry’s contributions and whether or not the Tigers should finally part ways with pitching prospect Jacob Turner. In addition to all of this we also touch on the upcoming NHL free agency period and what some certain developments with Ryan Suter and...