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TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Will Tigers' Iglesias miss time with groin injury?

While Detroit certainly got used to life without Jose Iglesias last season, they're hoping that won't be the case at all in 2015. The Tigers have listed Iglesias as "day-to-day" after he suffered a groin injury during Saturday's game against the Royals. Iglesias is optimistic that he'll be ready to play in Tuesday's series opener with the White Sox, but the Tigers will be keeping...
Via Fox Sports
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

David Price found out he had the day off via Twitter

Tigers ace David Price pitched a masterful performance on Saturday -- a five hitter for his 12th career complete game -- to beat the division rival Royals. Such a grueling day on the mound must have taken a toll on Price, because he seemed to have lost track of the team's day off on Monday. Thankfully, manager Brad Ausmus unintentionally reminded Price about the Tigers' off day when...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Can they keep winning vs. Chicago?

The Detroit Tigers travel to Chicago for a 3 game series against the White Sox to complete their 10-game road trip. After dropping the first two games to Kansas City this week, the Tigers, lead by stellar pitching from David Price and Anibal Sanchez were able to split the series with the Royals and carry a 2 game winning streak into this week’s series with Chicago. The Tigers will...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Justin Verlander responds to the “haters” on Instagram

Instagram Justin Verlander responded to Tigers fans/haters on Instagram Monday who have admonished his canoodling with girlfriend Kate Upton and being seen out and about having fun while rehabbing his bum shoulder. Verlander has not made a start this season after suffering a sore shoulder mid-way through spring training. He put people in their place.  And then he was a pet peeve...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander sends great note to ‘haters’ about his rehab

Justin Verlander posted a great tongue-in-cheek note to the “haters” who question his dedication to rehab. Verlander has not pitched this season and was placed on the 15-day DL in early April after experiencing a triceps injury. He continues to rehab and is scheduled to undergo another MRI to determine how his recovery is going....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Expo Nelson Santovenia Teaching Tools Of The Trade In Tigers System

Nelson Santovenia was one of the good guys in baseball when I knew him from my days as an Expos’ beat writer. Kind, unassuming, polite were just a few words to describe him. He hasn’t changed. Santovenia was one of those prospect-type players the Expos discovered out of two post-high school institutions. He’s a trivia item of sorts: he may have been the only player drafted...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Weekly Recap: A Battle v. Kansas City

The Detroit Tigers faced off against two division rivals this past week, taking 2-of-3 from the Twins and splitting a four game series with the Royals, finishing this week with a 4-3 record. More importantly, they concluded the week with two important wins against Kansas City. The Royals pounced on the Tigers in the first two games of the four game set at Kauffman stadium, but strong...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vol 4: AL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

A weekly installment here at Baseball Hot Corner, here is some of the happenings from around the AL Central from the fourth week of the season. Detroit Tigers It’s no surprise that the Detroit Tigers find themselves on top of the division.  They currently sit on a half game lead over the Kansas City Royals who they beat on Sunday 6-4.  The Tigers had a winning week after...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Royals Drop Finale to Detroit, Settle for Series Split

Anibal Sanchez continued to dominate the Royals, even if he actually allowed more than one run in Sunday's outing. The Tigers' offense finally broke out, scoring more runs on Sunday than they did in the first three games of the series together en route to a 6-4 victory over the Royals. A steady arsenal of hits against Jeremy Guthrie did the trick for Detroit; it banged out 11...
Via Royals Blue
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers SS Iglesias Leaves with Groin Tightness

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Sunday’s game against the Royals in the sixth inning, being pinch hit for by Andrew Romine. Iglesias left the game with left groin tightness, and is considered day-to-day at this point according to MLB.com beat writer Jason Beck. It is a bit concerning because Iglesias has had a history with shin injuries and missed all of last season...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.26: Tigers at Royals

David Price responded in true ace form yesterday, with a 5 hit masterpiece that was 1 out from being a complete game shutout. KC fans went nuts after Cain hit a bomb to trim the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th, but Price responded by striking out Hosmer in 4 pitches. It was a desperately need win b/c the prospects of being swept in a 4 game series against what looks to be our...
Via Tigers Weblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit looks to rebound against red hot Royals

The Tigers (15-9) look to get back on track tonight when they take on the red hot Kansas City Royals (16-7) in game three of the four game series from Kansas City. David Price takes the hill for the Tigers who have lost their last two games, all against the Royals getting outscored 12-2 in the process. Meanwhile Kansas City who look to continue their roll turn to righty Edinson...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Previewing the Royals series

The Tigers take on nemesis Billy Butler and the Kansas City Royals this weekend. After taking 2 of 3 games in the series from the past 2 AL Central rivals, Cleveland and Minnesota, the Detroit Tigers continue their road trip against Central teams when they travel to Kansas City to take on the Royals for 4 games, beginning Thursday at 8:10 p.m. The Tigers currently lead Kansas City...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander tweets idea on PEDs suspicion

Jamie Squire Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander tweeted his thoughts on fans’ suspicion of certain players who may or may not have used performance-enhancing drugs Wednesday morning. Twitter Verlander’s numbers might lead some to think he used some performance-enhancing substances prior to or during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. These two seasons are highlighted below. I will...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Kirk Gibson, former General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has just announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He had been noticeably absent from the Detroit Tiger’s broadcast booth after being announced as one of the color commentators for the 2015 year. After appearing on the Opening Day broadcast, Gibson had not been seen in the booth since. Gibson...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Leadoff: Sanchez looks to pitch Tigers to 15th Win

The Tigers are looking to pick up their fourth straight win and their fifteenth win of the young season as they take on the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a three game mid-week series. The Tigers took the first game 5-4 behind home runs from Jose Iglesias and Yoenis Cespedes in the 1st inning. Iglesias was also only a double away from hitting for the cycle on the night. The...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Players of Week 3: Adeiny Hechavarria, Alfredo Simon

This week has been a good one if you like entertaining baseball in April. You had Madison Bumgarner vs. Clayton Kershaw, Yankees vs. the streaking Mets and more benches clearing with suspensions. It was tough to pick two guys out of a crowd of deserving candidates for my players of the week. Hitter of the Week: Adeiny Hechavarria, Miami Marlins This selection is large in part...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Baserunning Mistakes, Cabrera’s Big Day Give Tigers Series Win; Tigers 8, Indians 6

Did the Tribe Win Last Night? No. The Tigers put two runs on the board in the first and never trailed, beating the Indians 8-6 in the Sunday afternoon rubber match of their three-game series. In his second start since being hit in the jaw by a line drive in a game against the Chicago White Sox on April 14th, Carlos Carrasco pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five runs on nine hits. He...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander, Kate Upton attend Canucks playoff game (Video)

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and girlfriend Kate Upton are apparently hockey fans, as they attended Thursday night's Vancouver Canucks playoff Game 5 against Calgary. Verlander is still recovering from a triceps strain, and it looks like he's used the time out of the spotlight to grow a massive beard. Verlander may as well call himself Grizzly Adams now. Seriously,...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

The Detroit Tigers bullpen situation just got a bit more interesting. Closer Joe Nathan, placed on the DL earlier this month, will miss the rest of the season after tearing both his UCL and his flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow. Nathan will soon have season-ending Tommy John surgery. Joe Nathan has UCL tear as well as flexor pronator tear, will have Tommy John surgery...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan’s 2015 season ends with torn UCL, Tommy John up next

Tigers closer Joe Nathan was diagnosed with a torn UCL Thursday morning according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports which was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today. joe nathan has a torn UCL and is out for the year, as @BNightengale reported — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) April 23, 2015 Working his way back from a flexor strain, the 40-year old Nathan aggravated the injury...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports of the Tigers’ demise were greatly exaggerated

Maybe it was their failure in the postseason against Baltimore last October (they lost seven of their last nine play off games). Maybe it was worries about their injuries and old age. Maybe it was boredom, refusing to pick the same team as always to win it all, but for some reason the sports writers of American (including those for this site) had essentially pronounced the Detroit...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers off to historically torrid start

For Detroit Tigers fans of a certain age, a fast start to the regular season is nothing new.  In 1984 the Motor City Kitties rocketed out to a 35-5 record through the first 40 games, a feat which has never been duplicated. It is unlikely a team is soon going to duplicate that feat, but this year’s Tigers are certainly looking capable of matching that season’s total of 104 wins...
Via Rumors and Rants
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins announcer Bert Blyleven apologizes for ripping Detroit

For a five-year span, the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers had a pretty fierce rivalry in the AL Central. Since 2010, however, the two teams have gone in different directions, with the Twins plummeting to last-place finishes while the Tigers continue to contend for the postseason. But Twins TV analyst Bert Blyleven is doing his part to keep the rivalry between Minneapolis and...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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