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Spring Training Game #23: St. Louis Cardinals vs Detroit Tigers

Veteran sluggers Holliday and Cabrera. Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FloridaTelevision: NoneRadio: KMOX 1120Starting Pitching ProbablesLance Lynn (0-0, 9.00 ERA) vs Shane Greene (1-1 5.19 ERA)Cardinals LineupTBATigers LineupTBAPlayer FeatureThe Detroit TIgers acquired Shane Greene during the off-season in the three-way deal that sent Didi Gregorius...
Via Cardinals Farm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Today in Tribe History: March 27, 1948

Longtime Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg, coming off of a season in Pittsburgh, is hired as the Indians’ farm club director by owner Bill Veeck. Greenberg, who had been in camp with Cleveland with hopes of keeping his playing career alive, never again plays in the Majors and the move signals the beginning of a front office stretch for the longtime AL powerhouse. “Hammering...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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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
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Miguel Cabrera And Victor Martinez Go Yard In Lakeland

In a Spring Training game today at Lakeland, Florida, the Detroit Tigers hosted the Baltimore Orioles. The big news of the day is: Miguel Cabrera homered. Victor Martinez homered. Yoenis Cespedes homered. David Price pitched 6 2/3 innings. The Tigers won, and no one was injured. After Miguel Cabrera hit a 6th inning homerun, Victor Martinez followed with a ground ball to short right...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Cabrera, Martinez and Cespedes homer for Tigers in win

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes each homered for the Detroit Tigers in 6-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. Cabrera connected off Tommy Hunter in the sixth and Martinez homered off Kevin Gausman in the eighth, the first home runs for the stars who have spent much of the spring rehabilitating from offseason surgery. Both played...
Via AP on Fox
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Tigers worth $1.125 billion according to Forbes

According to an article published in Forbes magazine, the Detroit Tigers are worth $1.125 BILLION. For those scoring at home, that’s a 65 percent increase over last year’s estimate of $680 million.  The valuation puts the Tigers as the 13th most valuable franchise among the 30 Major League Baseball teams. The Tigers are one of 15 teams valued at $1 billion or more.  There...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
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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
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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
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Marlins' Phelps continues hot spring in loss to Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the field for the first time this spring, doing fine at first base as Detroit beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday. Cabrera had been limited to designated hitter duty while recovering from ankle surgery. Cabrera made a diving stop on a hard grounder by former teammate Don Kelly and threw from the ground for the out at first...
Via AP on Fox
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Cabrera makes debut at 1B, does well as Tigers beat Marlins

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the field for the first time this spring, doing fine at first base as Detroit beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday. Cabrera had been limited to designated hitter duty while recovering from ankle surgery. Cabrera made a diving stop on a hard grounder by former teammate Don Kelly and threw from the ground for the out at first....
Via AP on Fox
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The Tigers and David Price open lines of communication regarding a contract extension

It looks as though there’s mutual interest between the Tigers and impending free agent lefty David Price heading into a contract year. According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Price himself has told MLB.com reports that Detroit did in fact contact his agent Bo McKinnis about the notions of a contract extension with the team. Price however was very casual in his comments regarding...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Spring Training Game 23: Flores walk-off win

Detroit Tigers 8 — New York Yankees 9Esmil Rogers looked to make a positive impression in the competition for the fifth starter in the rotation. Anthony Gose led off the game with a quick single on the first pitch. He would steal during the next at-bat. On the single by Miguel Cabrera, Gose advanced to third and scored on a single by Yoenis Cespedes.The Yankees would get the run...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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Cabrera goes 1 for 3 in Tigers' 9-8 loss to Yankees

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Miguel Cabrera went 1 for 3 with a walk for the Detroit Tigers in his second exhibition game since returning from offseason right ankle and foot surgery, a 9-8 loss Tuesday night to the New York Yankees. Cabrera had an opposite-field single in the first and drew a second-inning walk. He struck out to end the fourth and again leading off the seventh. The Tigers slugger...
Via AP on Fox
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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
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David Price Beats Out Justin Verlander For Opening Day 2015

David Price will start Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers in 2015. This will break Justin Verlander’s streak of seven straight Opening Day starts from 2008 to 2014. This is significant, not just because Verlander won’t be the starter, but because the Detroit Tigers are showing that they want David Price to sign a long term contract with their team. If they didn’t believe they...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Opening Day Preview: Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers 2015 Preview The Detroit Tigers head into 2015 as favorites to win the American League Central, and why wouldn’t they be? Led by a star-studded cast, Detroit captured their fourth consecutive Central division pennant even with a new skipper at the helm. Now entering his second full season as a big league Manager, Brad Ausmus and the entire Detroit fan base expect...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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The Detroit Tigers’ Biggest Hitters Make Spring Debuts

Two of the Detroit Tigers‘ best hitters have been out all spring and there was talk that neither would be fully recovered from their respective injuries in time for Opening Day. The Tigers no longer need to entertain that possibility. Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez made their spring training debuts for the Tigers on Sunday. Cabrera was out due to having had a bone chip removed...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez see their first at-bats of spring

  Detroit Tigers sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez welcomed their first Grapefruit League at-bats of the season. Cabrera, who had offseason surgery to remove a bone spur from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot, went 1 for 3 with a single and two strikeouts in a split-squad tie game against the Nationals. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera...
Via AP on Fox
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Tigers' Cabrera approaches first at-bats with excitement

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Miguel Cabrera made his Grapefruit League debut Sunday, going 1 for 3 with a single and two strikeouts. Cabrera, who won the AL Triple Crown in 2013 and batted .313 with 25 homers and 109 RBI last season, had offseason surgery to remove a bone spur from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera would...
Via AP on Fox
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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
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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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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