Montoyo a big draw in his first game as a big league manager

Baseball 03/27/19, 20:56

Charlie Montoyo is doing his part to make sure the Toronto Blue Jays play before a full house in his first game as a major league manager.Montoyo and the Blue Jays begin the 2019 season at home Thursday against the Detroit Tigers. It's a big moment for Montoyo, who spent ...

Blue Jays give early rotation spot to rookie Trent Thornton

Baseball 03/27/19, 02:32

With opening day fast approaching, the Toronto Blue Jays filled a hole in their rotation.The team added Trent Thornton to the group, giving the 25-year-old right-hander a chance to make his major league debut while the Blue Jays await the return of injured pitchers Ryan Borucki and Clay Buchholz.Thornton will ...

Yarbrough’s spring training finale helps Rays top Tigers 9-3

Baseball 03/26/19, 16:37

Ryan Yarbrough pitched four innings in his final spring training appearance, helping the Tampa Bay Rays close out their exhibition schedule with a 9-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.The 27-year-old left-hander led major league rookies with 16 victories last season, including a 14-4 record with a 3.72 ERA ...

Harper gets 1st hit after 0-for-9 start in spring training

Sports 03/20/19, 14:47

Bryce Harper finally got his first spring training hit with the Philadelphia Phillies after a 0-for-9 start.The slugger lined a 97-mph fastball to center on a 2-1 pitch from Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull in the fourth inning of Wednesday's game. He jokingly gestured toward the dugout that he wanted ...

Tigers RHP Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery

Baseball 03/19/19, 14:01

Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer may need Tommy John surgery.The Tigers said Tuesday that surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow has been recommended following an MRI exam and a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.Fulmer, who experienced elbow soreness during a recent bullpen session, will seek ...

Tigers send top draft pick Mize to minor league camp

Baseball 03/05/19, 12:07

Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was impressed with Casey Mize's brief stint with the major leaguers."The kid was awesome. He had a ball here," Gardenhire said. "Having him pitch yesterday and seeing him out there was impressive."Mize, the No. 1 selection in last year's draft, was assigned to minor league ...

Ilitch says Tigers building the right way

Hockey 03/02/19, 15:59

As the Detroit Tigers prepare for what could be another tough season, Chris Ilitch can look back on a couple success stories from the Motor City's recent past."I've had a wonderful opportunity, having lived through building a four-time Stanley Cup champion in the Detroit Red Wings, and championship teams with ...

Braves pitching staff springing leaks early in camp

Baseball 02/28/19, 17:55

The fifth spot in the Atlanta Braves' pitching rotation was open when spring training began.Now it is wide-open, and it might not be the only spot.Right-hander Touki Toussaint didn't do anything to help his bid for the rotation Thursday, giving up five runs in one inning in his second spring ...

Source: Harrison has 1-year agreement with Tigers

Sports 02/20/19, 20:48

Free agent Josh Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was still subject to a successful physical.The 31-year-old Harrison spent his first eight major league seasons with the ...

Cabrera faces pitcher for 1st time since June arm injury

Baseball 02/18/19, 18:02

Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12.The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases Monday during the Detroit Tigers' first full-squad workout of spring training."I feel good about being back on the field and ...

Norris trying to fight his way into Tigers’ rotation

Baseball 02/15/19, 16:56

It's another spring and another chance for Daniel Norris to make the Detroit Tigers' pitching rotation.This time, the 25-year-old left-hander is trying a more aggressive, mixed-martial arts approach to his training that includes tae kwon do, jiujitsu and kickboxing."I'm really conscious about my body, and I know that's odd to ...

Tigers’ Zimmermann, wife give UW-Stevens Point $500K

Baseball 02/07/19, 17:02

Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and his wife are donating $500,000 to the baseball program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where both were student athletes.The university said Thursday that the donation from Zimmermann and his wife, Mandy, marks the largest gift of its kind to a Pointers athletic program. ...

Mercer the latest quiet addition for busy Detroit Tigers

Sports 12/19/18, 10:17

Jordy Mercer found out quickly that the Tigers had him on their radar."They were one of the first clubs that we had talks with," Detroit's new shortstop said Tuesday. "It was early on in the process, so I know they were interested. They didn't back down."The rebuilding Tigers aren't a ...

Moore finalizes $2.5M, 1-year deal with Tigers

Sports 12/04/18, 18:02

Left-hander Matt Moore and the rebuilding Detroit Tigers finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract on Tuesday that allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses."Matt is a veteran left-handed starting pitcher with a solid three-pitch mix that we see competing for a spot in our rotation next ...

Indians OF Martin cleared to work out after medical scare

Baseball 11/20/18, 19:16

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin has been cleared to resume physical activities after a major health scare.The 30-year-old became extremely ill this summer shortly after he was acquired in a trade from the Detroit Tigers. Martin contracted a bacterial virus that affected his organs and jeopardized his life. Doctors were ...

Ilitch group mulls creation of sports network in Detroit

Business 10/25/18, 13:41

The Ilitch companies, which include the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, is considering the creation of a regional sports network to cover its teams and offer other programming.Officials with the Detroit-based organization said Thursday they have put no timeline on a potential launch, but called it a natural extension of ...

Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

Baseball 10/21/18, 21:11

Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia.General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler's special assistant last season after four years as the Detroit Tigers' manager.Ausmus got ...

Tigers still waiting on top prospects after 98 more losses

Baseball 10/01/18, 20:21

The Detroit Tigers avoided some of their worst-case scenarios this season. They didn't finish last, or all that close to it.In the end, however, they had the same record as in 2017, and the franchise still seems a long way from contention."Not everything is going to go perfect. As you ...

Brewers top Tigers; NL Central tiebreaker vs Cubs next

Baseball 09/30/18, 21:48

Winning seven straight games stamped the Milwaukee Brewers' ticket to meet the Chicago Cubs and their boisterous fans at Wrigley Field.Triple Crown contender Christian Yelich and the Brewers advanced to an NL Central tiebreaker against the Cubs, putting themselves in position Sunday with an 11-0 romp over the Detroit Tigers.Both ...

Yelich hits 2 HRs, Brewers draw even in NL Central with Cubs

Baseball 09/29/18, 23:00

The Milwaukee Brewers moved into a tie for first place in the NL Central with one game remaining in the regular season, getting two homers from MVP candidate Christian Yelich to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 on Saturday night and draw even with the Chicago Cubs.Yelich turned on an 0-1 ...

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