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Angels’ Hector Santiago Uses a Putter 70 Yards From the Green

Taking a page from the Justin Verlander spring training playbook, Angels pitcher Hector Santiago hit the links on Tuesday for a round of golf and busted out some unconventional play. As you can see below, Santiago opted to use is putter — instead of a short iron — “50-70 yards” away from the green. It was shockingly effective: A closer look at how close he got the ball to...
Via Busted Coverage
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Morosi: Tigers' Verlander has 'slight' triceps strain, not out long

Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has been diagnosed with a "slight strain" in his triceps, FOX Sports Insider Jon Morosi reports. Verlander isn't expected to be sidelined long, but his status for start of regular season is uncertain. He is lined up to pitch the second game of the regular season, but could be pushed back or even placed on the disabled list. The 2011 AL...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

A.L. Central 2015 Preview: The Detroit Tigers

Magnum P.I.'s favorite team, and the only real bright spot (except for you beep) in an otherwise deteriorating city are the Detroit Tigers.  Winners of the last 4 A.L. Central Titles this group of stars is poised to take their 5th straight pennant.  The only thing holding them back will be Father Time.  This team is full of MVP and Cy Young candidates.  However many of...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Justin Verlander to miss final spring start with soreness

  Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against Minnesota. The 2011 American League Cy Young Award winner and MVP left Friday's exhibition outing with a cramp in his right triceps. He threw on Sunday but still had soreness on Monday. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on April 8 against Minnesota. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP left Friday's exhibition outing with a cramp in his right triceps. He threw on Sunday but still had soreness on Monday. Tigers manager Brad...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Werth, Verlander, Bryant, etc.

Nationals OF Jayson Werth (shoulder) had a good batting practice session against live pitching on Saturday, but manager Matt Williams said that it would be a "stretch" for Werth to be ready by Opening Day, as he hasn't hit in a game yet. Even if Werth can't go by next Monday, his return seems pretty close. In 5x5 OBP leagues, Werth ranked 11th among outfielders last season in FOXSports...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander (triceps) plays catch, feels ‘better’

Justin Verlander played catch briefly Sunday morning for the first time since leaving a start with a cramp in his right tricep, but it remained unclear when the Detroit Tigers ace would pitch again.
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers pitcher Verlander leaves game with triceps cramps

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Justin Verlander left with cramping in his right triceps Friday during the third inning of the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 rain-shortened loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The game was in the bottom of the fifth. Verlander will be evaluated Saturday but fully expects to make his next scheduled start. He walked off the field soon after he called team trainers to the mound. Kyle...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander leaves with triceps cramping in Tigers' loss

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Verlander left with cramping in his right triceps Friday during the third inning of the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 rain-shortened loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The game was in the bottom of the fifth. Verlander will be evaluated Saturday but fully expects to make his next scheduled start. He walked off the field soon after he called team trainers to the mound...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander surprised a young fan at Starbucks

On Friday morning, Justin Verlander grabbed a coffee at Starbucks. He was behind a young Tigers fan in line, and that Tigers fan was wearing a Verlander shirsey. I can only imagine the look on this child’s face when he turned around… Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around. A photo posted by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander surprised a young fan at Starbucks

On Friday morning, Justin Verlander grabbed a coffee at Starbucks. He was behind a young Tigers fan in line, and that Tigers fan was wearing a Verlander shirsey. I can only imagine the look on this child’s face when he turned around… Love having my fans support!! This little guy was pretty surprised when he turned around. A photo posted by Justin Verlander (@justinverlander...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers look vulnerable, but still have plenty of talent

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers had barely finished celebrating a fourth straight division title last year when they were dispatched from the playoffs by Baltimore in a Division Series sweep. Then Kansas City - the team the Tigers fought so hard to hold off in the AL Central - rolled to the AL pennant and came within a game of winning the World Series. It was enough to turn the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Gazing into the crystal ball of 2015

I go out on a limb here and make some hopeful assumptions and educated guesses about what 2015 holds in store for the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have a sense of urgency to win and General Manager David Dombrowski has gone all in, stressing a “win now” atmosphere with his acquisitions this winter. The facts of the matter are Owner Mike Illitch will turn 86 in July and desperately...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Take in a Magic Game

With the Tigers less than two week away from Opening Day, Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are really going to have to ramp up the quality time before scheduling gets hectic. Tonight, the two hit up an Orlando Magic-Atlanta Hawks game, but with two guests — Ben Verlander and Mike Gerber. Ben, of course, is Justin’s little brother and is an outfielder in the Tigers organization...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Iglesias owns a baby blue 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible (PHOTO)

Leon Halip/Getty Images North America Amid Justin Verlander’s bevy of high-performance sports cars, Alfredo Simon’s chrome Mercedes and Yoenis Cespedes’ fire-shooting Lamborghini at Tigertown in Lakeland Florida, sits Jose Iglesias’ baby blue 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. The 25-year old shortstop is 35 years younger than his car which he says has always been his...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Verlander roughed up by Nationals in 7-7 tie

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Justin Verlander allowed three homers and five runs while pitching into the fifth inning as a Detroit Tigers split squad tied the Washington Nationals 7-7 in a game called after nine innings Sunday. Two days after learning David Price would be starting on opening day instead of him, Verlander's spring training ERA to 6.08. Michael Taylor had two homers for the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Showdown: Detroit Tigers

Few, if any, major league teams could deal with the loses that have hit the Tigers and still remain competitive. They might not be the best team in baseball this season-not after losing key players like Max Scherzer, Torii Hunter and Rick Porcello- but they are still going to be competitive. Here’s why. Detroit still has the talent to win it’s fifth straight Central Division...
Via Burning River Baseball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Several bright spots despite losses

It is no secret that the Detroit Tigers have struggled in terms of obtaining wins during this exhibition season, in fact the Tigers (7-13) are last among American League teams in terms of record. Despite these losses however, several key players have had success this spring. Among them are pitcher Justin Verlander, outfielder J.D. Martinez, and second baseman Ian Kinsler. These...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander: I 'didn't earn' opening day start

By Gordon DixonJustin Verlander made his debut with the Tigers in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of baseball’s best pitchers. He’s been named to six All-Star teams and won both an American League MVP Award and Cy Young Award since then. Verlander has also taken the ball as Detroit’s opening day starter, an honor generally synonymous with the game’s elite, each...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander: I ‘didn’t earn’ opening day start

Justin Verlander made his debut with the Tigers in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of baseball’s best pitchers. He’s been named to six All-Star teams and won both an American League MVP Award and Cy Young Award since then. Verlander has also taken the ball as Detroit’s opening day starter, an honor generally...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ausmus goes with David Price over Justin Verlander as opening day starter

The Justin Verlander seven-year streak of opening day starts for the Tigers will be coming to an end. Friday, manager Brad Ausmus made the decision that lefty David Price would make the start for Detroit when they begin the 2015 campaign on April 6th against the Minnesota Twins from Comerica Park. The 23-year old Price who was traded to the Tigers last season in exchange for Austin...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Detroit Tigers

The Tigers have experienced a time of prosperity as good as any in the history of the franchise the last few years. World Series appearances, division championships, MVPs, and Cy Young Awards have all been brought to Detroit, but the thing that has unfortunately alluded the team is baseball’s most prized possession: A World Series trophy. Now with their best players exiting their...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 AL Central Preview: A Division in Flux

With the two divisions out west covered, we’re moving on to the central divisions, where we’ll start in the American League. To tell you the truth, I believe the bottom three teams took a step forward this offseason. Of course, that doesn’t immediately make the likes of Chicago and Minnesota contenders. As for Cleveland, they made themselves contenders in 2013 before a small...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is the Tigers Rotation Heading Into the 2015 Season?

View image | gettyimages.com With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
Via TopSportsReport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg leads Nationals over Tigers, Verlander

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg struck out five in four scoreless innings to lead the Washington Nationals over the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander 6-4 Tuesday. Making his second spring-training start, Strasburg allowed three hits and no walks. Verlander gave up four runs and five hits in four innings. He hadn't allowed a run in his first two starts. Tony Gwynn Jr.,...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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