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Tyler Collins Keeping Head Above Water Well in Second Stint with Detroit Tigers
May 21st, 2015 at 11:27 AM
DETROIT --- Every game has pivotal moments, but Wednesday night's came in the eighth inning before Nick Castellanos even stepped to the plate. ***VIDEO1*** With the Detroit Tigers trying desperately to find runs and a big hit after a strange three game power outage, young Tyler Collins stepped to the plate with...

Detroit Tigers Getting Good Injury News on Justin Verlander, Bruce Rondon
May 20th, 2015 at 5:37 PM
Recently, the Detroit Tigers have seen their lineup bitten the injury bug. Just as fast as that has happened, however, the pitching staff has quietly started to trend in a healthier direction. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, both Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon took steps towards making their respective comebacks, and the signs were very encouraging...

Detroit Tigers Badly Need to Get Inconsistent Starter Anibal Sanchez Back on Right Track
May 20th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Entering Tuesday night's contest, the Detroit Tigers had reason to feel good about starter Anibal Sanchez. ***VIDEO1*** Five days earlier, Sanchez had turned in a masterpiece against the Minnesota Twins, going eight strong innings while only allowing a run and five hits while racking up nine strikeouts. The command and control was...

Victor Martinez Set to Embark on Most Critical Recovery Period of His Career
May 19th, 2015 at 4:35 PM
DETROIT --- It took a while for the Detroit Tigers to announce, but Victor Martinez is officially heading to the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez had been in a state of on-again, off-again pain and frustration regarding his knee ever since starting the season. He injured the knee...

Victor Martinez Seeming Destined for Disabled List as Tyler Collins Joins Detroit Tigers
May 19th, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Even after taking a series off, Victor Martinez still didn't look right. That much was clear on Monday night, and the Detroit Tigers might finally be compelled to make a move designed to help him out. ***VIDEO1*** Left-handed outfielder Tyler Collins was promoted from Triple-A Toledo Tuesday. That news was first reported...

Jose Iglesias Continues to Show His Offensive Evolution for Detroit Tigers
May 17th, 2015 at 1:43 PM
When the Detroit Tigers acquired Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in 2013, they knew what kind of a glove they would be getting. ***VIDEO1*** The bat was far more uncertain. Even though Iglesias had burst on the scene with a decent average and production, most folks thought he would be...

Was Shane Greene’s Elbow Discomfort Caused by Batting? If So, It’s Another Argument for NL DH
May 16th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Early in 2015, the Detroit Tigers have had all kinds of problems keeping pitchers healthy. ***VIDEO1*** So when Shane Greene had to depart Friday night's win over the St. Louis Cardinals early with a mild ulnar neuritis---or tingling sensation in the fingers stemming from the elbow region---there were likely many nervous moments...

Alex Wilson Shows His Value with Solid Lockdown Bullpen Performance for Detroit Tigers
May 14th, 2015 at 10:50 AM
When a team is struggling to swing the bats and get consistent starts from the pitchers in their rotation, it can be tough for folks to be optimistic about anything. ***VIDEO1*** But anyone who hung around long enough during a snoozer of a blowout on Wednesday no doubt noticed a major bright...

Alex Avila Will Avoid Surgery on Knee, Preparing Him for Uncertain Return in 2015
May 14th, 2015 at 9:57 AM
Wednesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers had an announcement to make about the recovery of injured catcher Alex Avila. ***VIDEO1*** Instead of pursuing surgery, Avila will begin a treatment program for his injured knee. The decision was made thanks to a determination by a doctor at the DMC, and was revealed just hours...

Detroit Tigers Bullpen Briefing: Despite Lack of Saves Lately, Joakim Soria Still on Top
May 13th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
Detroit Tigers Bullpen Briefing ranks the relief pitchers based on their recent performance. For as much as folks would like to make the bullpen the major sore spot of the 2015 Detroit Tigers, interestingly enough, the team has done decently well with their relievers in the later innings. ***VIDEO1*** So far, the bullpen...

With Another Walk-Off, Ian Kinlser Developing Clutch Gene for Detroit Tigers
May 13th, 2015 at 10:13 AM
Baseball is a funny game, because in an instant, everything can change. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday night, the Detroit Tigers and Ian Kinsler couldn't get a clutch hit if they tried amid a 2-1 extra innings loss to the Kansas City Royals. By Tuesday, that script had flipped completely. This time, it was the Tigers...

Shane Greene Still Needs to Find His Middle Level of Consistency for Detroit Tigers
May 12th, 2015 at 11:19 AM
Sunday night, Shane Greene was back to looking like his old self again for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** His old nearly flawless self. After giving up a pair of hard-hit doubles early, Greene settled in against the Kansas City Royals and collected a nearly incomprehensible streak of ground balls. By the time the...

With a Positive Day, J.D. Martinez Trying to Rediscover Hitting Groove for Detroit Tigers
May 10th, 2015 at 9:47 AM
When a baseball player is mired in an 0-25 slump, he's looking for positives in whatever way he might be able to find them. ***VIDEO1*** So Saturday, when J.D. Martinez ripped a ball into right field in his first at-bat against the Kansas City Royals for a single, there was likely a...

Detroit Tigers Injury Notes: Alex Avila to Disabled List; David Price Dinged Up
May 9th, 2015 at 11:27 AM
Though the Detroit Tigers enjoyed an exhilarating come-from-behind 6-5 victory on Friday night over the Kansas City Royals to catapult them back into first place, it didn't come without a bit of a cost. ***VIDEO1*** Saturday, the team announced that catcher Alex Avila would be placed on the 15 day disabled list...

Kyle Lobstein’s Success Allows Detroit Tigers to Take Time with Justin Verlander
May 8th, 2015 at 10:09 AM
On Thursday afternoon, Kyle Lobstein picked up his third victory of the year in solid and fairly significant fashion. ***VIDEO1*** Lobstein pitched into the eighth inning of Detroit's 4-1 victory against the Chicago White Sox, and was the reason Detroit was able to leave town feeling good. Lobstein only allowed five total...

Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander Cleared to Throw; Should Begin Progression Slowly
May 7th, 2015 at 1:59 PM
Wednesday, in the hours before their nighttime loss to the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers did get some very good news. ***VIDEO1*** Injured ace Justin Verlander has finally been cleared to begin throwing after a clean MRI. Considering he has been raring to go for some time, prior to the game,...

Breakfast with Brad: Letting Joba Chamberlain Finish Eighth an Obvious Mistake for Brad Ausmus
May 7th, 2015 at 9:28 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a morning look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus Early in 2015, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen has been doing an adequate job of getting needed outs in big spots, and the manager has done a decent job of putting them in a position to...

As Shane Greene’s Struggles Continue, Will Detroit Tigers Soon Need to Consider a Toledo Stint?
May 6th, 2015 at 10:58 AM
Considering Shane Greene's recent run of tough starts, Tuesday night was actually a mild improvement for the pitcher. ***VIDEO1*** The struggling righty gave up five runs in only 2.2 innings pitched while walking four. He threw 57 pitches in not making the middle innings, and prevented the Detroit Tigers from staying in...

Detroit Tigers Start Andrew Romine, Allowing Jose Iglesias Time to Rest Groin
May 5th, 2015 at 7:39 PM
Detroit Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias has a new ailment, but it has nothing to do with his previously injured shins. ***VIDEO1*** Iglesias has a tight groin, and starting in his place will be Andrew Romine as the Tigers open up a three game series against the Chicago White Sox. Previously, Iglesias was...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: David Price, Anibal Sanchez Show Their Value to Detroit Tigers
May 4th, 2015 at 8:56 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Looking a desperate situation in the face on the road, the Detroit Tigers were able to pick up three key wins this week thanks to...