TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tigers' Honorary Bat Girl fighting breast cancer

Penny Russell, a New Boston, Mich., native who is in the middle of her battle with breast cancer after being diagnosed last fall, will receive a boost of support from the Tigers. She'll be honored on Mother's Day as the local winner of Major League Baseball's Honorary Bat Girl Contest.
Via Tigers.com
11 hours ago

Justin Verlander, Kate Upton are engaged

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are finally going to be tying the knot after a few years of dating. Upton and Verlander got engaged recently, and the supermodel showed off her diamond engagement ring at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City on Monday night. She also confirmed the engagement in a statement. “I’m really excited, he asked me right before season started so we’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Victor Martinez Named American League Player Of The Week

Detroit Tigers Release Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 1st. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. Martinez batted .519 (14-for-27) with eight runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and eight RBI over seven games to claim his fifth career AL Player of the Week Award...
Via Hot Stove MLB
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zimmermann claims AL pitcher prize for April

Jordan Zimmermann was named AL Pitcher of the Month for April after going 5-0 with a 0.58 ERA in his first five starts for Detroit
Via Tigers.com
16 hours ago

Detroit Tigers had the right idea with Mike Pelfrey, but it’s not working so far

The veteran starter came at reasonable terms, but has not lived up to expectations. When the Detroit Tigers signed free agent pitcher Mike Pelfrey to a two-year, $16 million contract last December, there was reason to believe that he could fill the fourth starter's role in their rebooted starting pitching rotation. Less than a month into the season, after just five starts, the calls...
Via Bless You Boys
22 hours ago

How do you feel about Tigers manager Brad Ausmus?

One month into the season, it's time to take the pulse of the fanbase. The calendar has turned to May, and with the Detroit Tigers on an off day, today is a perfect time to reflect on the first month of baseball. Specifically, we can reflect on the job Brad Ausmus has done as the Tigers' manager thus far in his career. Prior to the start of the last season, we began monitoring the...
Via Bless You Boys
23 hours ago

Tigers prospect Beau Burrows earns 1st win of season for Whitecaps

Scores, news, and notes from the Detroit Tigers' farm system on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Toledo Mud Hens 7, Charlotte Knights 1 (box) Thad Weber scattered seven hits over six shutout innings, giving his offense enough time to wake up for an easy win over Charlotte. The Mud Hens scored an early run on a Jordany Valdespin RBI single, but were relatively quiet until a five-run fifth...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

VIDEO: Mike Pelfrey gave umpire a fist bump after play at first

Mike Mulholland | MLive.com Mike Pelfrey made a big pitch that got himself out of a jam Sunday and apparently thought first base umpire Mike DiMuro was congratulating him with a fist bump. Of course, DiMuro wasn’t.  Pelfrey’s juices were just flowing.  Hopefully this gets DiMuro and his buddies to expand the strike zone for Pelfrey so he can get his 5.68 ERA down near respectability...

Twins lose fourth straight after blowing 5-2 lead against Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Nick Castellanos hit a three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory. Saltalamacchia's drive to left field off reliever Ryan Pressly (1-2) allowed Justin Upton to score from first. Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar could've had a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Park homers, but Twins fall 4-1 to Zimmerman, Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jordan Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Justin Upton hit a three-run homer to help the Tigers top the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Saturday.Zimmermann (5-0) gave up one run and six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over seven innings. He became the first Tigers pitcher to win five games in April since Frank Tanana...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Moya: The Outfield Mondo

Baseball is no stranger to height. Typically, we find the tallest of players hurling from the mound, but that’s not the case for one 6-foot-7, 260-pound right fielder. “Everybody wants to hit that good pitch, I just have to do it more often.” Steven Moya, a top-10 organizational prospect for the Detroit Tigers, signed with the club in 2008. Since then he’s accumulated seven...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander goes off on PED rules after Dee Gordon news announced

Justin Verlander sounded off on PED rules after news of Dee Gordon’s suspension was announced late on Thursday night. News was released by MLB after the Miami Marlins beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 5-3 Thursday that Gordon was suspended 80 games for testing positive for testosterone and a steroid. Yahoo’s Tim Brown says the news came out Thursday night because Gordon just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Tyler Collins facing big league hardships

The middle finger heard round the world happened on Monday night when Detroit Tigers center fielder, Tyler Collins, missed a routine fly ball. After he missed the fly ball, left fielder Justin Upton had to recover the ball, only to drop it on the ground once again. Collins then proceeded to pick it up and throw the ball away at third. After the play, home crowd fans booed Collins...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers drop Tyler Collins to minors after flipping off fans

The Detroit Tigers could have issued a suspension to Tyler Collins after the outfielder made the unwise decision to flip off the home fans in Comerica Park Monday night. Instead, they sent him to the minor leagues, which may actually be worse. Tyler Collins flipping the bird to the fans booing him. pic.twitter.com/kB2kjTn4gp — Curtis (@Curtos07) April 26, 2016 Collins was...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Who pitches for Shane Greene on Friday?

The Detroit Tigers were plagued by injury last season and the injury bug has hit again this season. Shane Greene has a blister on his throwing hand and is unlikely to make his scheduled start on Friday. Greene is 1-2 this season with a 6.28 earned run average. He also has 11 strikeouts in 14.1 innings pitched. It is yet to be seen if Greene has to go on the disabled list, but there...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins, who flipped off Tigers fans, is headed to the minors

The Detroit Tigers have optioned outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo, the team announced Wednesday.The move comes one day after the news that Collins would not be suspended by Major League Baseball for directing an obscene gesture toward Tigers fans earlier this week. Collins flipped off home fans who booed him when he lost a ball in the lights at Comerica Park on Monday...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera Can Still Rake

Big time slugger Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers is showing signs that he’s breaking out of his slump. He showed Monday that he can still rake, and that it was a matter of time before he would come busting out of his slump.
Via Hot Stove MLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Collins finger has a deeper meaning

Anyone who either watched the Detroit Tigers game Monday night, or was on social media that evening now knows who Tyler Collins is, for all the wrong reasons. Collins lost a fly ball in the Comerica Park lights while playing centerfield for the Detroit Tigers in the 6th inning against the Oakland Athletics. When the Tigers fans in attendance began booing him, Collins responded with...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers CF Tyler Collins flips the bird at home fans

You just can’t get away with anything nowadays with plenty of TV cameras and social media ready to catch those antics. Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins has learned that if he didn’t know it already. Collins flipped off the Detroit crowd Monday evening after he lost track of a pop fly in the lights, letting the ball drop in for a hit. Left fielder Justin Upton...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins flips off Tigers fans for booing him after misplayed fly ball (Video)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins will have trouble earning back support of the home fans after flipping them off during Monday night's game against Oakland.In the sixth inning, Collins lost a fly ball in the lights and the ball dropped about five feet in front of him. The miscue gave A's batter Marcus Semien a double, and he ended up reaching third when left fielder Justin...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers outfielder flips off fans after misplaying fly ball

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins lost a fly ball in the lights during Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, and the crowd at Comerica Park showered him with boos as a result. Collins then responded to the fans, but not in a very tactful manner. It happened when Marcus Semien hit a fly ball to center in the top of the sixth inning, which dropped for a base hit when...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans

Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights. Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd. It probably also didn’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tigers OF Tyler Collins flips off crowd after losing ball in the lights

@brodiebrazilCSN Tyler Collins lost a ball in the lights Monday night and instead of coping to reality, he flipped off the booing Tigers fans.  Look, anyone who has ever played baseball has lost a ball in the sun or lights.  It’s not a good feeling.  Sometimes it’s the fielder’s error.  Other times, there’s nothing you can do. But every time, you can stick your middle...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus freaked out over an Indians pitcher's rubber wedding ring

Umpires in Sunday's Tigers-Indians game investigated a strange band around Cleveland pitcher Bryan Shaw's finger at the behest of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, and discovered that the pitcher was wearing a harmless rubber wedding ring. After the umpires held a conference on the field, Shaw showed them the harmless wedding band that he wears on his glove hand. One pitch later, Ausmus...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jose Iglesias takes field with his son

mlb.com Prior to every home Tigers game, the team allows nine children to take the field and wait for the Tigers to take their positions.  They then receive a ball from the player at their position and run off the field.  I would imagine it’s a really really really cool experience for a 12-year old. On Sunday, the youngster who manned the shortstop position was none other than...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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