The Detroit Tigers have recalled right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen from their Triple-A Toledo minor league affiliate. To make room for Putkonen on the active roster, the Tigers have decided to option right-handed reliever Evan Reed to the same farm club. Look for Putkonen to pitch in the middle innings for the parent club.
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Miguel Cabrera is a pretty good hitter. On the heels of his 4 for 4, three home run, five RBI night against the Texas Rangers, his current numbers (through 42 games) make his numbers from last year through the 42 games look ordinary.
At the time of this post (May 20, 11:30 EDT), Cabrera leads the American League (and Majors) in batting average with a .387 clip. Rays first...
Even though the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers, 11-8, Miguel Cabrera put on quite a show at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Cabrera finished 4-4 on the night (one intentional walk) and also hitting three long balls back-to-back-to-back.
It’s either Cabrera or Albert Pujols for the best hitter in our era. I’d have to side with Cabby.
The Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera smacked two home runs on Sunday against the Rangers to tie Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg with 331 career home runs.
The shots were taken off starter Derek Holland in the third and fifth innings.
Before the night was done, Cabrera took a total of three balls out of the park.
Video: Miguel Cabrera pops three home runs against the Rangers
Is Miguel Cabrera putting together one of the greatest Major League Baseball careers of all time? If you compare his to Hank Aaron's he is.
The Detroit Tigers are concerned enough about their
late-inning relief that they’re still “looking hard” for options on the trade
market, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Entering the spring, the Tigers were expected to go with
rookie Bruce Rondon as their closer. His struggles during the exhibition season
resulted in him beginning the year in the minors...
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Is the Detroit Tigers’ ace finally feeling mortal? Lately, he’s certainly looking like it.
For the second start in a row, Justin Verlander was terrible, giving up eight runs and barely making it through one inning as the Tigers were humbled by the Texas Rangers 10-4. That followed up another putrid performance against the Cleveland Indians, which saw Detroit’s...
The Detroit Tigers have recalled right-handed pitcher Evan Reed to take the place of Al Alburquerque on the active roster as he was optioned to their Triple-A Toledo minor league affiliate today. This is not a permanent move, but rather a move where the brass would like to see the young reliever regain his command. As soon as he finds it, he should be back up. Reed will pitch middle...
While his teammates headed for Texas Wednesday night, Al Alburquerque made a much shorter trip.
Although it wasn't announced until Thursday morning, the Tigers sent Alburquerque to Toledo after he struggled once again to throw strikes in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Houston.
Jim Leyland, who prides himself on never being negative to the media about one of his players, couldn...
Austin Jackson’s hamstring injury has presented Avisail Garcia and the Detroit Tigers with a big opportunity. (Josh May, Flickr)
Before things get out of hand, let me begin this piece with a simple Detroit Tigers public service announcement. Austin Jackson’s not going anywhere in center field. He’s a solid player who’s continued development will lead to him becoming an everyday...
Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers held center fielder Austin Jackson out of the lineup for what they called precautionary reasons. Jackson’s
sore hamstring is apparently more of an issue then the team let on, as Detroit
placed the center fielder on the 15-day disabled list earlier today.
The ailment has been hampering Jackson for the last few
weeks, and he told reporters...
The Detroit Tigers had to place star center fielder Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list due to a right hamstring strain. To take his spot, the Tigers have opted to recall outfielder Avisail Garcia from their Triple-A Toledo minor league affiliate. There is no time-table yet set for Jackson returning, although it looks initially like it will take at least those 15 days, if...
The Detroit Tigers just lost 4 out of 5 games, albeit by a total of just 5 runs. It’s funny how a stretch like this can bring out the ‘Jhonny Peralta has no range’ haters, the ‘Papa Grande has no arsenal’ realists, and the ‘I’m telling you, the Tigers just don’t have what it takes’ buffoons.
Avisail Garcia is back
The Tigers are still a solid 20-15, tied for 1st...
He is one of the American Leagues most dominant pitchers. Yet, Justin Verlander can’t control the bats in the Cleveland Indians line-up. Each time Verlander faces the Indians, they are able to hit him. Last night was no different. Verlander gave up 4 runs on 6 hits and struggled with control problems. He walked batters and struck out 7. The Tigers lost the game to Cleveland 7-6...
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With a 10-4 win in the opener of their weekend series with the Indians on Friday night in Detroit, the Tigers handed Cleveland a sharp dose of reality and snapped the Tribe’s four-game winning streak in the process. Led by starter Max Scherzer and resident Detroit sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, the Tigers