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Newcomer Anthony Gose ready to get going in Tigers' outfield

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Anthony Gose isn't known for his bat. He plans to change that this year, his first with the Detroit Tigers. Gose was acquired in an offseason trade with Toronto. The Tigers want him to take over the center field spot in cavernous Comerica Park from Austin Jackson, who was dealt away last summer. The 24-year-old Gose batted only .226 in 94 games for the Blue Jays...
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Notes: Table tennis tournament underway at Tigers' spring training

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Let the games begin. Last year the Tigers competed in a team basketball shooting competition. This year it's every man for himself in the table tennis tournament. The brackets have been hung in the clubhouse for all to see. Unfortunately for manager Brad Ausmus, he didn't last long. "I lost to Manny Pina," Ausmus said. "He beat me fair and square, 21-14." Someone...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Faster Tigers hope to take advantage of speed this season

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Speed can kill and the Tigers want to use it to their advantage this year. With players like Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, the Tigers will never be considered a super-fast team. But they're not slow either. Last season they were seventh in the league in stolen bases with 106. Top-ranked Kansas City had 153. That's a far cry from 2013 when they were dead last...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Spring Training LIVE: 2.28.15

Sights and sounds from Detroit Tigers spring training in Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 28, 2015. Come back throughout the day for more photos and videos. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh*** COMPLETE TIGERS SPRING TRAINING 2015 COVERAGE
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers sign reliever Ryan Perry to minor league deal

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have signed reliever Ryan Perry to a minor league deal, bringing the right-hander back to the organization that drafted him in the first round in 2008. Perry hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2012, when he appeared in seven games for the Washington Nationals. He pitched for the Tigers from 2009-11. Perry received a $1.48 million signing bonus...
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Notes: Cabrera takes break from treadmill; back keeps Avila out Friday

LAKELAND, Fla. -- No one will rush Miguel Cabrera this spring. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski has said it and the Tigers proved that Friday morning. Cabrera, who is still recovering from right ankle surgery to remove bone spurs and to repair a stress fracture in his navicular bone, did not run on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill. "Today was more of a rest day...
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Competition in Tigers' bullpen down to one spot

LAKELAND, Fla. -- When the Tigers signed Joba Chamberlain earlier this week, it served to eliminate some of the questions surrounding the bullpen. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made it clear that the competition is down to one spot, barring injury or something else odd happening. "There's not a lot of spots. Some of this depends on (Bruce) Rondon's health. We've got Joe (Nathan), Rondon...
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Tigers Spring Training LIVE: 2.27.15

Sights and sounds from Detroit Tigers spring training in Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 27, 2015. Come back throughout the day for more photos and videos. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh*** COMPLETE TIGERS SPRING TRAINING 2015 COVERAGE
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Verlander may not be faster, but he's stronger -- and feels good as ever

  Velocity, everyone talks about Justin Verlander’s declining velocity. It’s true that the speed of Verlander’s average fastball has steadily declined, from 95.5 mph in 2010 to 93.1 in ’14, according to Fangraphs.com. But when the Tigers signed Verlander to a seven-year, $180 million contract before the 2013 season, they were buying the pitcher, not the pitcher’s velocity...
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Notes: McCann says Verlander pitching like 'completely different guy'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has not pitched in a game yet, but the early reviews have all been positive. Tigers catcher James McCann, who caught Verlander Thursday, is the latest. "He looked really good," McCann said. "Very live arm, ball was coming out really good, all four of his pitches." McCann does have a frame of reference for comparison's sake. Last year he caught...
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Notes: McCann says Verlander pitching like 'completely different guy'

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander has not pitched in a game yet, but the early reviews have all been positive. Tigers catcher James McCann, who caught Verlander Thursday, is the latest. "He looked really good," McCann said. "Very live arm, ball was coming out really good, all four of his pitches." McCann does have a frame of reference for comparison's sake. Last year he caught...
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Tigers' Cabrera progressing in rehab, running

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera is progressing in his rehabilitation from ankle surgery. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera ran at 65 percent of his body weight at a slight incline on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill for 20 minutes Wednesday. "Ran for 20 minutes, he felt good," Ausmus said. "He hit, he threw. From what (head athletic trainer) Kevin Rand has told me, once he...
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Tigers' Cabrera progressing in rehab, running

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera is progressing in his rehabilitation from ankle surgery. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera ran at 65 percent of his body weight at a slight incline on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill for 20 minutes Wednesday. "Ran for 20 minutes, he felt good," Ausmus said. "He hit, he threw. From what (head athletic trainer) Kevin Rand has told me, once he...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Spring Training LIVE: 2.26.15

Sights and sounds from Detroit Tigers spring training in Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2015. Come back throughout the day for more photos and videos. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh*** COMPLETE TIGERS SPRING TRAINING 2015 COVERAGE
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Tigers Spring Training LIVE: 2.26.15

Sights and sounds from Detroit Tigers spring training in Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2015. Come back throughout the day for more photos and videos. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh*** COMPLETE TIGERS SPRING TRAINING 2015 COVERAGE
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The Detroit Tigers vs. The American League Central: Part 4 – The Big Picture

How do the Detroit Tigers stack up against the American League Central Division? We’ve ranked all the starters from each of the five members of the division and will show you how they ranked. Using a modified version of the WAR statistic (Wins Above Replacement), the players and ultimately the teams will be ranked. Here is the big picture about how this all fits together. Method...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Phil Coke to the New York Mets Make Sense?

Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images) As all 30 major league teams enter the hot weather and grind of spring training, teams are still looking to add improvements wherever possible. Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers...
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Brad Ausmus joins Twitter to stir up things, feud with Taylor Swift

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports A good buddy texted me Tuesday night, “@BradAusmus07, legit?”  At the time, I thought no way. My response was, “I highly doubt it.”  There’s no reason for a Major League manager to have a Twitter account.  Brad Ausmus is too smart for Twitter, with the Dartmouth education that’s blasted all over Tiger broadcasts. No way. Well, way....
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Miguel Cabrera rehabbing ankle on funky anti-gravity treadmill (PHOTO)

Miguel Cabrera is in Lakeland, Florida continuing to rehab his ankle during spring training, hoping to be ready for Opening Day.  Part of the rehab from his ankle surgery where he had bone chips removed has him jogging (or yogging) on an anti-gravity treadmill.  The lack of gravity is said to be able to control and manipulate the weight-bearing force. To me, it just looks like...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Chamberlain throws first bullpen; Mantiply on Tigers' radar

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Joba Chamberlain threw his first bullpen of the spring with the Tigers and according to him, "everything's good." Chamberlain said he threw 28-30 pitches and was happy with it. "I threw everything, everything feels really good and obviously it was nice being able to throw to John (Murrian), our bullpen catcher, he saw me all last year so he could kind of get a feel...
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Notes: Chamberlain throws first bullpen; Mantiply on Tigers' radar

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Joba Chamberlain threw his first bullpen of the spring with the Tigers and according to him, "everything's good." Chamberlain said he threw 28-30 pitches and was happy with it. "I threw everything, everything feels really good and obviously it was nice being able to throw to John (Murrian), our bullpen catcher, he saw me all last year so he could kind of get a feel...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Tigers bring back Joba Chamberlain

The Detroit Tigers brought in a familiar face, which can be hard to recognize if you look back to his days with the New York Yankees, hence the big beard he has. According to reports, the Detroit Tigers signed Joba Chamberlain to a one-year contract worth $1 million, a year after signing him to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. At first, a little hesitation crossed my mind when...
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J.D. Martinez hopes to follow up on big 2014 season

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) The Detroit Tigers had mild expectations for J.D. Martinez when they called him up from the minors early last season. ''We knew he had power,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''We were initially hoping he could just be a power threat off the bench.'' Martinez quickly became a lot more. After being signed by Detroit to a minor league deal in March, he eventually earned...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Detroit Tigers that need to rise above

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that ‘water always finds its level’. Well, for the Detroit Tigers in 2015, they’re going to need a few players to rise above what is expected of them and play excellent baseball. I will be posting a series of articles identifying certain categories of players within each position group (offense, starting pitching, and bullpen) and breaking...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Spring Training LIVE: 2.25.15

Sights and sounds from Detroit Tigers spring training in Lakeland, Fla., on Feb. 25, 2014. Come back throughout the day for more photos and videos. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh*** COMPLETE TIGERS SPRING TRAINING 2015 COVERAGE
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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