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Tigers manager: Buck Farmer 'trending in right direction'

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Teixeira hit a solo homer in the seventh inning and Dustin Ackley had a two-run double in the eighth to help the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Monday night.Teixeira, hitting .143, has gone 1 for 3 in consecutive games after getting four hits in his first 36 spring training at-bats."I think he's getting pretty close to being ready," Yankees...
Via Associated Press
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers' Buck Farmer battling forearm injury, again

In his first appearance in a week, Tigers starter-turned-reliever Buck Farmer was forced to leave Wednesday night's game early, due to forearm tightness. From MLive: Farmer summoned manager Brad Ausmus and head athletic trainer Kevin Rand to the mound immediately after he gave up a solo homer to Arencibia. After a brief conversation on the mound, Farmer walked to Detroit's dugout...
Via FOX Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 8.24.15: Buck Farmer (VIDEO)

Johnny Kane talks to Buck Farmer after he allowed three hits and three runs with three walks and three strikeouts in the Tigers' 12-5 loss to the Reds.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers demote Shane Greene to bullpen, Buck Farmer to start

After his latest blowup Sunday night, the Tigers have demoted Shane Greene to the bullpen in favor of Buck Farmer according to Jason Beck of Buck Farmer available in bullpen tonight and tomorrow, but will start Friday in Baltimore. Shane Greene will pitch out of bullpen. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 27, 2015 Sunday night Shane Greene was good for five earned runs...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

A Fifth of Buck Farmer’s Pitches Are Unhittable

Like most headlines in news media and also all other kinds of media, the headline of this particular media post has been constructed less to fully represent the truth and more to tell a version of the truth that is most compelling to prospective readers. In the case of this title, at least, the infraction […]
Via Fangraphs
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tigers Aren’t Falling Apart On Their Own

Buck Farmer, despite the name, is a real person who exists. A month ago, he was making his final start for the Single-A West Michigan Whitecaps in Clinton, Iowa, a town that has a smaller population (26,885 in 2010) than 21 of the 30 MLB teams pack into their ballparks on any given night. When […]
Via Fangraphs
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers option Farmer, plan to recall Mercedes

DETROIT -- The Tigers' revolving door in the bullpen is turning once again. After the game, the Tigers optioned starter Buck Farmer down to Triple-A Toledo.  Farmer did not get a decision after allowing four runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four in five innings in his major-league debut. In 20 starts with Single-A West Michigan (18 starts) and Double-A Erie (2...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Regard: Buck Farmer’s Slider and Probably Changeup

Right-handed Detroit prospect Buck Farmer, making his major-league debut shortly after making his Double-A debut, has just completed his first inning of work. With a view to edutaining the public and also securing internet clicks, the author presents footage below of Farmer’s secondary pitches. First, his slider, to Pittsburgh’s Russell Martin: And second, probably his […]
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The ballad of Buck Farmer

The Pirates and Tigers transition from Pittsburgh to Detroit tonight, and the Tigers will be sending 23-year old rookie Buck Farmer out to the mound for his Major League debut. Farmer was a fifth round draft pick (as a senior) by the Tigers in last year’s draft and was slow-rolled by the Tigers through their system until, well, today; he started this year as a 23-year old in the...
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Farmer to make major league debut Wednesday

Upon acquiring David Price, the Detroit Tigers found themselves with a stacked five-man rotation that includes the AL's past three Cy Young Award winners, last three ERA champions and the current co-leader in victories. Two weeks later, they're giving the ball to a guy who's made two starts above A-ball. Buck Farmer makes his major league debut trying to help the Tigers avoid a fifth...
Via Associated Press
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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