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Category: ‘Injuries’

Joe Nathan Suffers Apparent Injury Setback in Toledo, Leaves Game with Arm Pain
April 22nd, 2015 at 5:41 PM
Wednesday morning, the question seemed simple if not luxurious. How would the Detroit Tigers deal with the re-emergence of Joe Nathan? ***VIDEO1*** The closer was making a rehab start with the Toledo Mud Hens attempting to come back off a right elbow flexor strain and seemed destined to find his way back...

Joe Nathan Close to Return, but Joakim Soria Has Earned Detroit Tigers’ Closer Role
April 22nd, 2015 at 11:21 AM
One injured Detroit Tigers' relief pitcher is making a comeback, but it's not Bruce Rondon just yet. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, it was revealed that closer Joe Nathan is scheduled to make a rehab appearance in Toledo on Wednesday. If all goes well with that, the reliever could be on the fast-track to traveling...

If Progress Isn’t Seen, Detroit Tigers Need to Provide Victor Martinez Rest for Ailing Knee
April 21st, 2015 at 3:05 PM
April is an unpredictable month in baseball, and not just due to what happens on the field. In an instant, the weather can go from warm to cold, and those changes can play games with the human body. ***VIDEO1*** So it's easy to see the trepidation the Detroit Tigers have with rushing...

Re-Emergence of Jose Iglesias Significant for Detroit Tigers’ Lineup, Defense
April 7th, 2015 at 10:50 AM
The Detroit Tigers played long ball on Monday afternoon, and that power was the headline grabbing reason they defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Opening Day. ***VIDEO1*** Not lost in that, though, should be the fact that speed played just as important a role in the victory. The Tigers stole three bases...

Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander’s Injuries Add Concerns for Detroit Tigers
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Coming into camp, the Detroit Tigers were always going to test Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander physically. Considering their injuries and past issues, they had to know if both would be ready to handle the grind of the season. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday, Rondon officially flunked this early durability exam, getting scratched from his...

Justin Verlander Departs Game with Arm Cramp, but Seems to Be Fine
March 28th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
Forgive anyone associated with the Detroit Tigers if they swallowed a little harder upon watching pitcher Justin Verlander depart Friday's 4-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays with arm trouble. ***VIDEO1*** The pitcher has had well-documented issues recently with regard to health, so there were no doubt anxious moments as Verlander was...

Miguel Cabrera’s Early Mobility a Good Sign for Detroit Tigers
March 26th, 2015 at 10:44 AM
Wednesday, it wasn't news that Miguel Cabrera was back in the lineup as the Detroit Tigers battled the Miami Marlins. He had already achieved that goal amid his comeback. ***VIDEO1*** It was, however, news that the Tigers decided to use Cabrera in the field. In the first baseman's recovery from ankle surgery,...

Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez Could Be Set to Make Returns from Injury Soon
March 16th, 2015 at 11:01 AM
For most of the spring thus far, the Detroit Tigers have been without two of their best hitters in Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, who have been shelved while recovering from injuries. ***VIDEO1*** Their loss has shown on the scoreboard, as the Tigers have struggled to put up runs. Outside of a...

Victor Martinez Appears to Be Making Good Injury Progress for Detroit Tigers
March 10th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
Yesterday morning, Victor Martinez was taking batting practice. For Detroit Tigers' fans nervous about the health of his knee, it was a sight for sore eyes. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez was getting in his cuts from both sides of the plate yesterday morning, and though he wasn't in the lineup at game time or...

Detroit Tigers Release Reliever Joel Hanrahan, Who Needs Surgery Again
March 4th, 2015 at 1:38 PM
For most of 2014, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen was trying to get by on a wing and a prayer. Injuries and inconsistency intervened, and they needed to find a quick fix. ***VIDEO1*** Enter the injured Joel Hanrahan last May. First, Hanrahan was supposed to come back by July. Then it was postponed...

Jose Igleisas Must Be Cautious in Proving He’s not Damaged Goods During Detroit Tigers’ Comeback
February 20th, 2015 at 10:53 AM
Thursday, Brad Ausmus met with the media for the first time, and admitted to thinking about something that most people who follow the Detroit Tigers have likely been agonizing about themselves. ***VIDEO1*** Even though shortstop Jose Iglesias appears ready to triumphantly return from shin stress fractures to confidently anchor the middle of...

Detroit Tigers’ Slugger Miguel Cabrera Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities
February 18th, 2015 at 3:58 PM
As far as the major injury front is concerned, it's shaping up to be a case of one down, one to go for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday, the team announced in a statement that Miguel Cabrera was cleared to initiate non-impact baseball activities including hitting and throwing. Dr. Robert Anderson believes...

Victor Martinez’s Knee Surgery a Success; Detroit Tigers Expect Him Back Soon
February 11th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers announced they had dodged a significant bullet as an organization. Victor Martinez's knee surgery went well, and the slugger is only expected to miss 4-6 weeks. ***VIDEO1*** For those already doing the math, that means Martinez is likely to be ready for opening day on April 6,...

If Detroit Tigers Need Long-Term Victor Martinez Replacement, Dayan Viciedo Makes Most Sense
February 6th, 2015 at 11:28 AM
Those longing for news about the health of Victor Martinez will now be forced to play an uncomfortable waiting game. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers' slugger is scheduled to have his knee surgery with Dr. James Andrews in Florida, and the team will not know more specifics about the injury until then. Martinez's...

Detroit Tigers’ Slugger Victor Martinez Injures Knee, Set to Have Surgery Tuesday
February 5th, 2015 at 4:11 PM
Monday may have been Groundhog's Day, but Thursday afternoon had to feel like it for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Victor Martinez, one of the team's biggest offensive threats, a major offseason re-signing and designated hitter, sustained a medial meniscus injury during baseball activities while going through his offseason program, and will miss...

Detroit Tigers: the Five Biggest Players Who are Injury Concerns for the 2015 Season
January 30th, 2015 at 4:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers haven't enjoyed the greatest health lately. Arguably, that has been one of the biggest factors putting a halt to successful playoff runs in both 2013 and 2014, helping defer the dream of a title longer. ***VIDEO1*** With a new season, of course, will come natural optimism. This year, it's...

Miguel Cabrera’s Health is the Most Significant Early-Season Issue for Detroit Tigers
January 21st, 2015 at 3:07 PM
Lost in the shuffle of Max Scherzer's expensive departure early this week was a very significant injury tidbit as it relates to the Detroit Tigers' own hopes. ***VIDEO1*** Slugger Miguel Cabrera had the boot removed from his surgically repaired ankle and is able to walk in regular shoes. That news is significant...

Detroit Tigers Must Learn from Miguel Cabrera’s Injury Experiences, Give Him Time to Recover
October 27th, 2014 at 10:50 AM
For the second consecutive offseason, the Detroit Tigers' best player has been forced to endure yet another medical procedure to fix an issue that plagued him during the season. ***VIDEO1*** This time, though, Miguel Cabrera figures to rebound much quicker from surgery to repair a bone spur in his right ankle than...

Healthy Jose Iglesias Could Solve Plenty of Detroit Tigers’ 2014 Problems Himself
October 16th, 2014 at 2:40 PM
Even though Jose Iglesias didn't play a single regular season game for the Detroit Tigers in 2014, his re-emergence on the scene in 2015 could mean everything to his team in the year ahead. ***VIDEO1*** When speaking with the media on Tuesday, Tigers' general manager Dave Dombrowski hinted as much while acknowledging...

Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder Rajai Davis Upbeat Despite Uncertain Status Regarding Injury
September 28th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
DETROIT---Sunday morning, Rajai Davis was upbeat about his chances of competing in game one of the American League Division Series. ***VIDEO1*** That was a change from Saturday night, when cloudy uncertainty complicated things after Davis suffered a grade one pubic symphesis strain and left the game. He was replaced by Ezequiel Carerra,...