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Game 2015.104: Orioles at Tigers

Norris pitches tomorrow… TIGERS (numbers against Gausman) Anthony Gose, CF (1-for-1) Jose Iglesias, SS Ian Kinsler, 2B (1-for-6, 2 K’s) Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-6, double, K) J.D. Martinez, RF (0-for-2, double, K) James McCann, C Nick Castellanos, 3B (0-for-1) Alex Avila, 1B (0-for-3, K) Rajai Davis, LF (0-for-2, walk, K)
Via Tigers Weblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

The New York Mets couldn’t get a trade done for Carlos Gomez. They didn’t get one done for Jay Bruce. But they DID end up picking up a legitimate power bat in the outfield – Yoenis Cespedes. Source says Cespedes has been dealt to the Mets . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) July 31, 2015   New York did NOT deal Zack Wheeler to the Tigers in the Cespedes deal. They...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers 'rebooting,' make David Price available in trade

The question about whether or not the Detroit Tigers are buyers or sellers has reportedly been answered – they’re selling. Specifically, they’re “rebooting” and listening on some of their impending free agents, including both David Price and Yoenis Cespedes. Dombrowski confirms: Tigers are “rebooting,” will listen on trades for pending free agents. — Jason Beck...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.101: Tigers at Rays

Despite long balls from Cespy and JD, both of which should have been home runs, the Tigers were again lackluster at the plate, this time matched by bad pitching, even from the normally stellar Price. That’s just how it’s going right now. Will today feature another good outing from Justin Verlander, with no hitting? Or will the bats come alive, only to be done in by an implosion...
Via Tigers Weblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.99: Tigers at Devil Rays

Yes, I know they are just the Rays now. But I reject the name change. All the Tiger brass are in Tampa to huddle together and figure out what to do. Hmm, maybe sell, maybe buy, maybe change our names and become captains of some sailing vessel with a really good Jimmy Buffet cover band. The Tigers did obtain a new bullpen arm. Oh wait, it’s Buck Farmer. No, no never mind, Buck is...
Via Tigers Weblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 7.21.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Justin White talks to Alex Avila after the Tigers' 11-9 loss to the Mariners Tuesday night.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.93: Mariners at Tigers

It was nice to see a win for a change. Kinsler smashed a bat Sunday then swung a mean bat Monday, with the under-used James McCann providing the rest of the firepower needed. Alfredo Simon wasn’t good, but he wasn’t a disaster (sell high! well, relatively high), and the bullpen was, dare I say, good. After the game Kinsler put in his plea to not give up on the season. Chris Iott...
Via Tigers Weblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Postgame 7.19.15: Alex Avila (VIDEO)

Alex Avila talks about Justin Verlander's performance in more after the Tigers' 9-3 loss to the Orioles Sunday.  
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.89: Orioles at Tigers

Well, the All Star break has come and gone, and the Tigers unfortunately find themselves in limbo, as they are not so far out of the race that it’s apparent to everyone that they need to sell, but this team simply isn’t going to compete with Kansas City, or much of the other elite AL teams for that matter. There’s a lot of talk about the next 10 days being crucial, and if they...
Via Tigers Weblog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers make roster moves before start of second half

The Tigers announced a few roster moves Friday, just before kicking off the second half of the season. Detroit has placed first baseman Mark Krauss on the paternity leave list to be present for the birth of his second child. To replace Krauss on the roster, the Tigers have recalled shortstop Dixon Machado from Triple-A Toledo before their series opener against the Baltimore Orioles...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

McCann, Avila, or Both?

As a Tiger fan that attends many games and follows the team very closely, you hear a lot of things. I’ve recently heard a call out for the Tigers to use James McCann full-time because Alex Avila hasn’t done much since 2011. I wanted to share my thoughts on that idea. James McCann has had a successful rookie season and exceeded my expectations for him. He’s great throwing out...
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ambulance Chasers, Week 14: Motown Funks You Up

Hopefully everyone else had an excellent Fourth of July! Depending on your local weather, perhaps you spent it lounging in a hammock, lounging in a pool or lounging on the couch. The important part is I hoped you all had a lazy holiday. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers: After spending the day indulging on steaks and burgers, clearly the cows decided to strike back, putting a curse on Cabrera...
Via Razzball
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.80: Blue Jays at Tigers

The diagnosis is in: Miguel Cabrera has a grade 3 calf strain, and is expected to miss 6 weeks. The good news is that Cabrera has no achilles damage and won’t require surgery; the bad newses are most of the summer without Cabrera and no real Plan B to replace him. The Tigers have called up Jefry Marte from Toledo, who is at .271 for the season, with 13 homers and 55 RBI, and has...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers designate Chamberlain, Gorzelanny for assignment; Avila returns to lineup

DETROIT -- The youth movement is on in the Tigers' bullpen. The Tigers made a flurry of moves Friday, starting with designating Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny for assignment. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had the unenviable task of telling two veterans they were being let go. "I know Joba struggled here recently at the end, but without Joba, we don't win the division last year...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers activate Alex Avila and option Bryan Holaday to Triple-A

In a series of moves for the Tigers on Friday, they also activated veteran catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day DL and optioned Bryan Holaday to Triple-A Toledo. Batting sixth and starting tonight against the Blue Jays Avila may likely see a somewhat reduced role behind the plate especially against left-handed pitchers.  
Via The Majors Detroit
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers notes: Tom Gorzelanny, Alex Avila and lineup changes

  Joba Chamberlain wasn’t the only one designated for assignment. The Detroit Tigers cut ties with Tom Gorzelanny too. After the team announced that Jeff Ferrell and Drew VerHagen would join the bullpen before Friday’s game, it seemed the struggling veterans were likely gone. The Tigers signed Gorzelanny to be its top left-hander out of the bullpen, but he’s posted a 6.37...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Alex Avila nearing return

Manager Brad Ausmus wasn’t ready to commit. Still, there’s a good chance that Alex Avila returns to the majors on Friday. When asked if the Detroit Tigers catcher will be recalled following tonight’s game in Toledo, Ausmus didn’t take the bait. “He’s DH-ing (in Toledo) tonight.” Ausmus told Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Brad Ausmus said Alex Avila will DH tonight...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Avila close to rejoining the Detroit Tigers

After almost two months on the disabled list, it appears the Detroit Tigers are a few days away from getting their everyday catcher back. Alex Avila was placed on the disabled list by Tigers on May 9 with what was termed as “loose bodies” in his left knee. Avila originally was going to have surgery but surgery was avoided for a plan of rest and rehab. In 22 games this season...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann hits walk off home run to sink White Sox, probably heading to backup role once Avila returns

The Tigers erased a 4-run deficit in the 8th thanks to a Victor Martinez bases clearing double then it was James McCann that put Detroit over the top with a walk-off solo shot to left field giving the Tigers a 5-4 win over the White Sox. It was McCann’s second walk-off home run as the 25-year old rookie catcher has a slash line of .248/.290/.370 with 42 strikeouts and nine walks...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ Alex Avila nearing rehab assignment

The Detroit Tigers are starting to get healthy. The team already saw two vital pieces return in Victor Martinez and Justin Verlander earlier this month. Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters on Monday that Alex Avila could begin a rehab assignment Thursday. Avila was on the field this afternoon and participated in hitting and running bases. Alex Avila likely to start rehab assignment...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila? They sorely do.

Don’t think the Tigers miss Alex Avila much? Avila has been on the shelf since May 9th with “loose bodies in his left knee”, but has recently resumed baseball activities meaning his return to the club is close. The Tigers were 19-11 when Avila the day Avila went on the disabled list and have gone 9-17 since. Don’t think the Detroit Tigers miss Alex Avila. You have to be...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

McCann on the spot for Tigers with Avila injured

DETROIT (AP) Rookie catcher James McCann should have plenty of chances to make an impact over the next few weeks. Alex Avila, Detroit's regular catcher for the past few seasons, is dealing with a knee problem, and that means McCann will have to play a bigger role than expected at this early stage in his career. McCann made his major league debut last September, and he looked like...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers' Price has hamstring injury, Avila put on 15-day DL

DETROIT -- David Price has a mild strain of his right hamstring, and the Detroit Tigers plan to decide early next week when the star left-hander will make his next start. Price got hurt on a fluky play Friday night against Kansas City, stepping on a bat that had been tossed aside by the plate umpire in anticipation of a play at home. The Tigers disclosed the extent of his injury...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit's Avila goes on DL, Price has hamstring strain

DETROIT (AP) Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee issue, and the team said left-hander David Price has a mild strain of his right hamstring. Detroit announced Avila's move to the DL on Saturday and recalled catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers described Avila's injury as a ''loose body'' - he said ''it's like a piece...
Via AP on Fox
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Avila on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, could be out until after the All-Star break

The Tigers announced Saturday that catcher Alex Avila was placed on the 15-day DL with what was described as a ‘loose body’ in his knee. So what the hell does that mean? Apparently a piece of bone or cartilage became loose in the knee and may have to be scoped out via arthroscopic surgery. This means the veteran catcher could be lost for about 2-3 months or return to the lineup...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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