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We know he can pitch, but can he putt?
On the weekend before spring training begins for pitchers, Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers will be focused on a different type of swing.
Verlander, the 2011 Cy Young and American League MVP winner, has accepted an invitation to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, scheduled for Feb. 7-10 on the popular, picturesque course in California.
The tournament sent a message to Verlander Thursday on Twitter that read: "We are excited for you to join us for the 2013 tournament!!"
Verlander, whose celebrity status continues to grow (Kate Upton, now this ...), tweeted back, "Can't wait!"
Based on his approach to baseball's All-Star Game - you want 100 mph fastballs, you got them -- is there any doubt that Verlander will bring a "Drive for Show" mentality to the golf course?
Other celebrities who have committed include actors Bill Murray and Ray Romano, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and retired tennis pro Andy Roddick.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who threw a perfect game last season, is the only other baseball player currently in the field.
Last year's Pebble Beach champ Phil Mickelson will try to defend his title. Tiger Woods is not expected to play.
As for Verlander ... just Let 'er Rip, JV.
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Sourced rumors are starting to swirl that the Detroit Tigers are engaged in talks to move Rick Porcello in a 3-way deal. The other teams rumored to be involved are the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles.
If a deal like this were to go down, it means that the Tigers are most likely targeting Baltimore’s JJ Hardy to be the new shortstop in Motown. The obvious questions that follow...
It is nearly a year now since Victor Martinez
destroyed his left knee during an off-season workout near his Orlando, Florida
home. The Tigers switch-hitter extraordinaire
managed to tear the anterior cruciate ligament and damage the medial and
lateral meniscus during a side-stride drill last January 13.
The former Cleveland Indian underwent micro fracture surgery, in the...
DETROIT Jack Morris remains on the outside looking in.
Morris, who won 198 games in 14 seasons with the Detroit Tigers and pitched for four World Series winners, failed to cross the 75-percent threshold required for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In totals released Wednesday afternoon, he got only 67.7 percent of the vote just a percentage point ahead of last year&...
The Baseball Hall of Fame made some interesting headlines Tuesday when, for the first time since 1996, nobody was elected to an inducting class. Amongst others, caught in the crosshairs were two former Detroit Tigers, who are both deserving of landing in Cooperstown soon.
Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, two players well justified of hall honors, didn’t make the grade yet again....
Ready to talk Tigers? Want to hear the opinion of the TigsTown staff? Welcome to the TigsTown Roundtable! This week's question: Should the Tigers trade starting pitcher Rick Porcello?
If you want to lead your Beer League softball team in home runs, hits and RBIs this season, take a look at the latest MLB 13 cover video featuring Miguel Cabrera.
Oh yeah and don’t forget to go out and vote for Cabrera in this year’s cover voting!
I don’t think there’s any curses associated with this honor…
Jack Morris’ quest to reach the MLB Hall of Fame is down to its final shot. The former Detroit Tigers pitcher again fell short of induction (as did everyone else on the 2013 ballot) — Morris received 67.7 percent of votes, shy of the 75 percent required to make the Hall.
This was Morris’ 14th year on the Hall of Fame ballot, meaning he has just one year of eligibility left...