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Bryce Harper uses barbed wire bat as nod to TV show

Bryce Harper had a new weapon with him at spring training on Sunday, and its name is Lucille.Harper was seen at Washington Nationals camp carrying a bat that is wrapped in barbed wire: Those who watch “The Walking Dead” will immediately notice that the bat is the same one used by the villain Negan in the show. Harper received it a few days ago from the show and apparently likes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez hoping to regain Gold Glove form

Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez does not want a replay of his defensive struggles from 2016.
5 days ago

Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Victor Martinez had offseason surgery

On Thursday afternoon news was revealed that Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez had another surgery to repair an ailment. This time, fortunately, it was not another knee injury and it took a short time to recover. Martinez had minor surgery on a hernia and regained 100% health within two weeks of the surgery. It is known that Victor has ailing knees after requiring...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Giants, Tigers have talked JD Martinez trade

If the San Francisco Giants are looking for outfield help, they may have come to the right place. According to a report by Jon Morosi of MLB Network on Tuesday, the Giants and the Detroit Tigers have talked recently about a J.D. Martinez trade. Sources: #Tigers, #SFGiants have had recent discussions about a J.D. Martinez trade. @MLBNetwork @MLB — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

JD Martinez deserves to be re-signed by Detroit Tigers

Take a look at Derek Jeter. He was drafted in the first round by the New York Yankees, and went on to play for just New York across the span of his 20 year career. Now take Mike Trout for example. Even though he signed a six year deal with the Los Angeles Angels worth $144.5 million, he’ll be a free agent after the 2020 season, and will be just 29 years old. He has a chance to...
November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez Broke His Elbow

J.D. Martinez broke his elbow Friday night, leaving an already depleted Tigers outfield even further depleted. Martinez is expected to miss 4-6 weeks according to, and the team has called up Steven Moya to replace Martinez in the lineup. If Moya can be the best version of himself, the Tigers might not actually miss Martinez all that much. Now, that seems like a ridiculous...
Via Fangraphs
June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez fractures elbow running into the wall

Detroit Tigers star outfielder J.D. Martinez suffered an injury on Thursday night that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy. Martinez was trying to make a play on a deep flyball off the bat of the Kansas City Royals’ Paulo Orlando, and ran hard into the right field wall at Kauffman Stadium. He was clearly in pain and weakly threw back to the cutoff man on what would end up...
Via The Comeback
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez homers as Tigers beat Pirates 3-0

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) J.D. Martinez broke out of a spring slump with a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Saturday. Detroit right-hander Mike Pelfrey allowed four hits in five innings in his third and longest outing of the spring. He signed with the Tigers over the winter after three years with the Twins. New Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers to avoid arbitration with J.D. Martinez

Breaking news here late on this Monday night as it is being reported that the Detroit Tigers and outfielder J.D. Martinez have agreed to a two year, $18.5 million dollar deal, eating up the final two years of Martinez’s arbitration eligibility. Have heard unconfirmed rumblings that the #Tigers and JD Martinez have agreed to a two-year, $18.5 million deal. — Robert Murray (...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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