4/28/2016 | Relaxing on hill key to Fulmer's success
It might be just a spot start this time, but Tigers fans will get a glimpse of their top prospect Michael Fulmer on the mound on Friday. The right-hander, ranked No. 50 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, will be making his Major League debut filling in for Shane Greene, who is out temporarily with a broken blister.
4/28/2016 | Sanchez tinkers, takes step in right direction
Maybe the hip turn in Anibal Sanchez's delivery serves a purpose after all. What exactly that is might never get explained.
4/28/2016 | Tigers make slight tweak to infield shifts
The sight of Nick Castellanos running over from third base into short right field has become a trademark sight of the Tigers' defensive infield shifts under manager Brad Ausmus.
4/28/2016 | Five Tigers knock in runs to thump A's
Anthony Gose hit a two-run homer and scored on an Ian Kinsler double as part of an early-inning Tigers outburst, supporting Anibal Sanchez through a wild outing for a 7-3 win and a series victory over the A's Thursday at Comerica Park.
4/28/2016 | Verlander excited for protege Fulmer's debut
Justin Verlander watched and mentored some of the Tigers' young pitchers during Spring Training. One of them was top-ranked prospect Michael Fulmer, who came over in the Yoenis Cespedes trade last July.
4/28/2016 | Entering May, Verlander where he needs to be
In the end, the April showers for Justin Verlander weren't all that gloomy. Considering the way he started the season, they could've been a lot worse. With 6 1/3 quality innings on Wednesday night in a 9-4 Tigers win over the A's, Verlander not only outpitched Sonny Gray, who was out after two rough innings, but also outpitched his early-season blues.
4/28/2016 | Tigers to unveil top prospect Fulmer vs. Twins
With right-hander Shane Greene unavailable because of a broken blister, the Tigers are calling on their No. 1 prospect, Michael Fulmer, to make his first Major League start against the Twins on Friday night at Target Field.
4/27/2016 | Anibal banking on return to form against A's
The A's and Tigers will wrap up their four-game series with a matinee affair Thursday at Comerica Park. Veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez will be on the hill for the Tigers at 1:10 p.m. ET, coming off an outing against the Indians in which he recorded just seven outs, tied for the shortest outing of his Detroit tenure. The A's will start righty Chris Bassitt, who's looking for his first win of the season.
4/27/2016 | Tigers to start top prospect Fulmer on Friday
Top Tigers prospect Michael Fulmer is about to get his chance in the big leagues. Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed after Wednesday night's 9-4 win over the A's the club will call up the hard-throwing right-hander from Triple-A Toledo to start against the Twins on Friday night at Target Field in place of righty Shane Greene, who is being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.
4/27/2016 | Martinezes plate 7 as Verlander handles A's
Hours after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus shook up his batting order, his offense broke out of its mid-April funk to tie its season high in runs, turning what could have been a Justin Verlander-Sonny Gray pitchers' duel decidedly in Detroit's favor en route to a 9-4 Tigers win on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
4/27/2016 | Bumped up to No. 2, J.D. snaps out of slide
J.D. Martinez understands why baseball is considered a fun game, why players can remain enthusiastic even when times get tough. But the Tigers slugger also might have given the best explanation of why the opposite is true when hitters are struggling, as he had been before hitting a three-run homer off A's ace Sonny Gray in the second inning of Wednesday night's 9-4 win.
4/27/2016 | K-Rod back with Tigers; Collins optioned
Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez returned from the family emergency list in time for Wednesday's 9-4 win over the A's after three days away from the team, securing a level of depth greater than usual for the 'pen. To make room for Rodriguez, the Tigers optioned Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo.
4/27/2016 | Left-handers causing Tigers trouble this year
The list of active Major League pitchers Brad Ausmus has faced as a hitter is dwindling. Rich Hill is on the list, having first faced Ausmus in an 18-inning marathon between the Cubs and Astros in Houston on Aug. 15, 2006.
4/26/2016 | Premier pitchers Verlander, Gray square off
It'll be a Motown showdown of two of baseball's marquee pitchers Wednesday when Justin Verlander and the Tigers face Sonny Gray and the A's in the third game of a four-game series.
4/26/2016 | J-Ups: Tigers left fielder bobbles ball, robs HR
While Justin Upton tries to spark his home run power at the plate, the Tigers left fielder made a juggling catch at the fence to take away a home run from Oakland's Chris Coghlan Tuesday night during Detroit's 5-1 loss at Comerica Park.
4/26/2016 | Greene 'unlikely' to make start Friday vs. Twins
Though the Tigers haven't made a roster move with Shane Greene, manager Brad Ausmus said it's "unlikely" the right-hander will be able to make his next scheduled start Friday at Minnesota while he deals with a broken blister. Who would take his place also became a little clearer, even if the Tigers don't have an answer yet.
4/26/2016 | 4-hit game has Miggy hungry for more
Miguel Cabrera was back in his Lionel Messi Barcelona FC jersey Tuesday afternoon, back hopping through the series of hurdles that strength and conditioning coach Chris Walter set up for him. It was the same routine he did Friday afternoon before taking early batting practice. The only difference was the swing.
4/26/2016 | Collins won't be suspended for gesture to fans
Major League Baseball will not suspend Tyler Collins for his improper gesture toward fans at Comerica Park during Monday's 7-3 win over the A's, a league spokesperson confirmed to MLB.com Tuesday evening.
4/26/2016 | Gallo, Garrett among top prospect performers Monday
Baseball's No. 7 overall prospect Joey Gallo slugged his sixth and seventh home runs of the season on Monday, including a go-ahead blast in the top of the 12th inning to help push Triple-A Round Rock past Memphis, 6-5.
4/26/2016 | Miggy snaps cold streak with vintage effort
Josh Reddick has been a Tigers nemesis dating back to those A's-Tigers postseason series a few years back, but he's still friendly enough to talk with players. So when he singled in the fourth inning of Monday's 7-3 Detroit win, he saw Miguel Cabrera and said hello.
4/25/2016 | Collins apologizes for gesture to Tigers fans
Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins lost a sixth-inning fly ball against the night sky at Comerica Park, which was ruled a double. And then he lost his composure. The play turned out to be irrelevant in the Tigers' 7-3 win over the A's, but his reaction that followed the miscue, Collins admitted, was an error in judgment.
4/25/2016 | Pelfrey hopes for sharp performance vs. A's
Mike Pelfrey will look to get on track this season when he takes the mound against the A's on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
4/25/2016 | 2-HR game from Miggy powers win for Zimm
Jordan Zimmermann allowed his first run as a Tiger, but Miguel Cabrera's two-homer, four-hit game more than made up for it, ending Detroit's four-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the A's on Monday night at Comerica Park.
4/25/2016 | McCann (ankle) nearing rehab assignment
Tigers catcher James McCann could begin a Minor League rehab assignment as soon as Tuesday night at Triple-A Toledo with a potential return from the disabled list next weekend.
4/25/2016 | Top prospect Fulmer an option if Greene can't go
Tigers top prospect Michael Fulmer is among the options to fill in for Shane Greene if Greene can't make his next scheduled start Friday night at Minnesota due to a blister, manager Brad Ausmus said Monday.
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