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Cabrera's power surge a good sign for future

Thursday afternoon's buzz was all about pitcher Jake Arrieta making his Grapefruit League debut, particularly when he struck out the first two batters. Then Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera stepped into the box.
Via Tigers.com
16 hours ago

Stewart among top prospect performers

Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart was among top prospect performers in Spring Training on Thursday.
Via Tigers.com
17 hours ago

2018 BYB Tigers prospect #3: RHP Matt Manning is still an extremely raw pitcher

Manning has one of the highest ceilings in the Tigers’ system, but also one of the lowest floors. If you were to ask a pitching coach to build a prospect from scratch, they would basically create Matt Manning. Not the current version of Manning — even after a full year in pro ball, he’s still quite raw. No, they would create Manning the athlete. A player with a tall, athletic build...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers send Saltalamacchia, Norris to Minors

Veteran catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was signed as a free agent on March 9, was reassigned to Minor League camp by the Tigers on Thursday. Fellow veteran backstop Derek Norris was also sent down.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Tigers announce their latest round of cuts

Battles for utility infielder and the final bullpen spot are taking their final shape. With exactly a week remaining until Opening Day, the final shape of the Tigers’ 25 man roster is resolving into clarity. The team announced numerous re-assignments on Thursday morning that leave just a few roster questions unanswered. The most obvious fallout is the fact that John Hicks is locked...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera are sharing similar uphill battle

When talking about baseball’s best right-handed hitters since the turn of the century, it’d be criminal to not have Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols be the first two names to roll off your tongue.If using wRC+ as the barometer, these two future Hall of Famers are just about identical — Miggy has a 149 wRC+ in 9,530 plate appearances and Pujols has a 148 wRC+ in 11,188 plate appearances...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers prospect Matt Manning suffers low level oblique strain

The injury won’t set the pitcher back too long The Tigers can’t seem to catch a break with injured pitchers. Starter Mike Fiers has been experiencing back pain, prospect Franklin Perez will miss 12 weeks with a lat strain, and now prospect Matt Manning has suffered a low-level oblique strain. Manning, who was a first round draft pick by the Tigers in 2016, has been open about his...
Via Bless You Boys
2 days ago

Tigers pitching prospect Perez out 3 months

Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Franklin Perez is expected to miss at least three months with a right lat strain.
3 days ago

AL Notes: Cobb not returning to the Rays, latest on Santana's injury

Even though right-hander Alex Cobb is still a free agent as the regular season closes in, there won’t be a reunion between him and the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes. Cobb’s not going to end up signing for a price the Rays deem palatable, Topkin suggests, even though he’s amid a highly disappointing trip to free agency after rejecting the team’s $17.4MM qualifying...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Notes: Suarez, Mahle, Romano, Garrett, Kirby, Tigers

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com posits that the Reds’ extension of Eugenio Suarez is a sign that the club is making an effort to keep a young core of players together for the foreseeable future, alongside potential future Hall-of-Famer Joey Votto. In the companion video, GM Dick Williams speaks highly of Suarez, particularly in regards to his defensive capabilities. “This is one of the premier...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AL notes: Blue Jays prospect Anthony Alford injured; RHP Luke Bard impressing Angels

Blue Jays outfield prospect Anthony Alford will miss the next three to six weeks with a grade 2 hamstring strain, writes Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet. Obviously, that takes the highly touted 23-year-old out of consideration for a spot on the Opening Day roster, though he was likely facing an uphill battle in that regard anyhow, given the crowded outfield mix in Toronto and a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire recovering after getting hit by BP ball

It’s not everyday that you hear of a manager getting injured. But Detroit Tigers skipper Ron Gardenhire is experiencing just that after getting hit by a line drive in batting practice.Per Evan Woodberry of MLive.com, Gardenhire was standing behind the protective netting. But a hooked line drive off the bat of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia caught him.“It hurts. It hurt when it hit...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: three pitchers that have impressed in Spring Training

Like every team does in Spring Training, the Tigers are spacing out their innings and giving everyone an opportunity to prove what they can do. No one has thrown more than eight innings this spring. However, a few guys have managed to impress in limited innings. Buck Farmer Farmer is one of those players that has constantly moved up and down from minors to majors. He’s a valuable...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: three hitters that have impressed in Spring Training

The regular season is just about two weeks away, and that means we will start to see major league talent play deeper into games. As of right now, the major league guys are only getting around four innings of work. Here are three hitters that have played well thus far. Nicholas Castellanos Personally, I feel that Castellanos will be the Tigers’ best hitter this season. Even if Cabrera...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Detroit Tigers hitters that have impressed in Spring Training

We are now 25 days away from Opening Day and that means teams will need to start cutting down their roster. The Tigers have had some impressive players, but here are three that have stood out. Jeimer Candelario Despite playing in just 27 games last season for the Tigers, Candelario impressed, hitting .330 with two home runs and seven doubles. In 2018, he is going to be the Tigers...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

FOR SALE: Don Mattingly’s Old Mercedes Benz

If you’re looking for an MVP of a deal on a used car…look no further!In 1985, Don Mattingly took home the American League’s top prize and while the season was coming to a close, the New York Yankees superstar hit up a New Jersey Mercedes Benz dealership and purchased a brand new sedan. According to the listing, “Donnie Baseball” bought the grey 1985 Mercedes Benz 500SEL on September...
Via Hall of Very Good
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera declines to discuss ongoing paternity suit

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera informed reporters this week any questions about his ongoing paternity suit is strictly off-limits.“I’m just here to play baseball,” Cabrera said Monday from Lakeland, Fla., via the Detroit Free Press.Cabrera is embroiled in the ugly case due to allegations made in a lawsuit filed by his ex-mistress, Belkis Rodriguez, with whom he fathered...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 20, 2018  |  Discuss

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