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Dombrowski sought out Nathan, Kinsler before getting Soria

DETROIT -- When the Detroit Tigers became serious about acquiring Joakim Soria this month, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said he had manager Brad Ausmus and pitching coach Jeff Jones discuss the possibility with closer Joe Nathan and All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler. They had been teammates with Soria the last two seasons as Texas Rangers. "They explained (Soria...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera still not 100 percent: ‘Muscles not functioning’

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera says he is not fully recovered from a groin injury tear that that plagued him at the end of 2013. “There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly,” Cabrera said to USA Today on Monday. “It’s part of the process. The same thing is happening to Justin Verlander...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler replaces Victor Martinez on American League All-Star roster

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler found out during batting practice on Friday afternoon that had replaced teammate Victor Martinez on the American League roster for the 85th All-Star Game. Martinez missed his sixth consecutive game Friday night with right side soreness. Martinez is still invited to attend the All-Star Game festivities in Minneapolis. Kinsler is now an All-Star...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Second half duds

Baseball’s regular season is cut in half by the MLB All-Star break. The event, taking place during mid-July of each year can completely change a player’s fortunes. A player having a career year before the All-Star break may find himself struggling after the break; the opposite is just as likely. In case you missed it, my most recent article was about players who should be in...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler, Tigers go for sixth straight victory Wednesday night

Ian Kinsler didn't get his wish of the Texas Rangers going 0-162, but he's so far done his part in games he has some control over. The second baseman homered Tuesday as his Detroit Tigers won in his return to Texas, and he'll try to keep at it Wednesday night and help the AL Central leaders to a sixth straight victory. Kinsler, who wished a winless season upon the team...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ian Kinsler waves at Rangers bench after HR

Ian Kinsler heard a few boos in his first game back in Texas. But he quickly quieted the crowd by taking Rangers starter Colby Lewis deep to left field in the first inning Tuesday night — Kinsler’s first plate appearance in Arlington since being traded for Prince Fielder this offseason. On his way past the Texas bench, Kinsler smiled and waved to his former teammates. Your browser...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kinsler all smiles in return to Arlington

ARLINGTON, Texas – Ian Kinsler is enjoying his return to Texas. He was chuckling about his 0-162 comments he made in spring training about his hopes for the Rangers this season. He was shagging fly balls in the outfield hit by Adrian Beltre's son before the game. And then he was all smiles as he launched a first-inning homer off Colby Lewis and waved at the Texas dugout...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler returns to Texas with first-place Tigers

Ian Kinsler isn't sure what kind of reception he'll receive in his return to Texas on Tuesday night. What is clear is the Detroit Tigers are getting the better of the deal that sent him out of town. Kinsler seeks another strong series against the slumping Rangers after a good one over the weekend helped the Tigers regain control of the AL Central. After making three All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: are they done?

Could this truly be it for the Detroit Tigers’ offseason leading up to a hopeful 2014 campaign? GM Dave Dombrowski has acted in a quick and decisive fashion to remodel the roster from a group of plodding bashers to a speedy, more energetic team. The merits of that makeover can be debated until the sun goes down next October but offensively all we can say at this point is that the...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers mega trade just the beginning

There is no baseball thunderstorm quite like a Detroit Tigers one. As citizens across the state of Michigan settled into their couches and recliners for a night of relaxation, their foundation was rattled by yet another mega-trade, courtesy of GM Dave Dombrowski. When news of the Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler trade landed, cell phones and Twitter feeds erupted, everyone clamoring...
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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