October 22nd, 2013 at 10:54 AM
By Rebecca Pierce
The Detroit Tigers are suffering from a loss of just a World Series bid this year, they are also losing veteran manager and fan favorite, Jim Leyland. Leyland finished up his eighth year as Tigers' manager as the team lost to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS Championship series, and will not be returning as manager for the ninth season.
During the announcement, the 68-year-old noted that he has just not been feeling as strong as he used to, that "…the fuel is starting to get low," but that he will be taking up another position with the team, specifics of which have not yet been announced. Leyland, while tearful at times, gave an emotional speech on Monday when he announced the news, and expressed his gratitude to the team, the organization and the players.
"It's been a thrill," he said of his resignation. "I came here to change talent to team… And we've won quite a bit. I'm very grateful to have been a small part of it."
Since he took over in 2006, he lead the team to two World Series runs, and kept a winning record of 700-598. As an active manager, Leyland holds the most wins at 1,769. Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 28th, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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June 17th, 2013 at 4:16 PM
By Tina M Musial
Breaking News – According to Detroit Tigers reporter Rod Allen, Anibal Sanchez and Alex Avila have both been placed on the Disabled List. No official report from the team on how long or exactly what their injuries are. Sanchez has had shoulder soreness prior to Saturday's game but returned to pitch four innings. There has been no official announcement on who will be pitching in his place.
Avila was hit on the wrist in Sunday's game. No results have been shared on the x-rays taken once the team got back to Detroit. Brayan Pena will most likely take his place. Read more... Join the Conversation...
June 17th, 2013 at 9:35 AM
By Tina M Musial
can make history for the Detroit
Tigers tonight when he takes the mound. His 9 – 0 record is the team's best since 1938. With another win, he would be the only pitcher in franchise history to hit the 10 – 0 record. Ever.
It might be a tough road battling the Baltimore Orioles, who are 40 – 30 and playing some decent baseball too. 193819
Do you think Scherzer is worried about it? Not really. He calls the win streak a fluke and says he is just happy to be pitching well.
Tune in to watch his first pitch at 7:08 tonight or follow Tigers_101 on Twitter for live tweets during the game. Good luck Max!Read more... Join the Conversation...
June 16th, 2013 at 11:25 PM
By Tina M Musial
There was an unfamiliar name on the mound Saturday night pitching for the Detroit Tigers. No, Jose Valverde didn’t get traded and a new closer wasn't signed in his place. The pitcher was middle reliever Evan Reed and he is a fresh face to the majors this year. Reed has been in the minors since 2007 and put up some decent numbers over the years, so Detroit took a chance and traded with the Miami Marlins system to bring him in to their minor system.
Reed pitched for California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 3rdround of the 2007 draft. He has played for several minor league teams and had minimal success. In 2012, he was 5-4 through 67 innings and in 2011, he was 0-1 through the 24 innings he pitched before an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. His most active year was 2008 when he threw in 138 innings for three different minor teams. His ERA has been as low as 1.69 (2010) and as high as 5.61 (2008).Read more... Join the Conversation...