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Category: ‘Outfielders’

Without Overthinking, Torii Hunter Rediscovering Groove at Right Time for Detroit Tigers’ Offense
July 4th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
Much like a shadow, a baseball swing is a complex, ever-changing entity. it can be both long and short, appear and disappear on any given day, be peaceful and comfortable or downright frustrating to fight at times. ***VIDEO1*** But, the one thing that's certain? A shadow never truly leaves, and neither does...

Rajai Davis Raking for Detroit Tigers, Looking Like Lineup’s Missing Link of Speed and Aggression
April 25th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
When Rajai Davis signed with the Detroit Tigers last December 11th, few would have pegged him to be one of the more impactful free agent pickups over the first month of the baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** Surprise, surprise. Throughout his first 61 at-bats in 2014, Davis has been just that. Long pegged as...

Watching Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera Duel a Treat to Remember for Baseball Fans
April 20th, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Every fan of the Detroit Tigers knows what Miguel Cabrera has done at the plate the last few seasons and how impressive his feats of strength and power are. ***PHOTO1*** Farther west, however, he's got some equal, identical company. Mike Trout has been just as impressive in the wake of being edged...

Detroit Tigers Send Releiver Tyler Collins to Toledo, Call up Pitcher Justin Miller
April 18th, 2014 at 5:54 PM
After shaky starting pitching has left the Detroit Tigers' bullpen a bit ravaged, the team turned to the minor league ranks for some help on Friday afternoon prior to a weekend series with the Los Angeles Angels. ***PHOTO1*** Tyler Collins, who had been filling in at outfield positions, was optioned to Triple...

Detroit Tigers Showing Some Welcome Aggression on Bases Despite Below Average Returns
April 4th, 2014 at 10:24 PM
When Brad Ausmus took over the Detroit Tigers, the wounds were still fresh. His team was bleeding after being proven physically slow on the basepaths and mentally slow in between the bags, as well, during a tough defeat in the ALCS. ***PHOTO1*** Throughout the first three games of the 2014 season, it's clear...

Detroit Tigers Right to Ride Things Out in Left Field After Injury to Andy Dirks
March 7th, 2014 at 10:09 AM
The Detroit Tigers were dealt a significant injury blow this week with the news that left fielder Andy Dirks sustained a back injury, would require surgery and be out the first three months of the season. ***PHOTO1*** On the field, it was important for Dirks to stay healthy and prove early he...

What to Expect from Detroit Tigers’ Left Field Candidates to Replace Injured Andy Dirks
March 5th, 2014 at 11:55 AM
The Detroit Tigers took their first major injury hit of the season late on Tuesday, with the announcement that Andy Dirks would miss the first three months of the season after having back surgery. ***PHOTO1*** For a team that was counting on Dirks to be healthy and productive this season, the news...

Detroit Tigers’ Positional Preview: Outfield Speedier, More Athletic After Only One Addition
February 18th, 2014 at 9:49 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. Entering the 2013-14 offseason, the Detroit Tigers had a hole in left field and plenty of question marks. Would they make a big trade splash, go with a platoon...

Detroit Tigers Make Three Key Signs to Avoid Arbitration, Max Scherzer Among Them
January 21st, 2014 at 7:49 PM
The Detroit Tigers clubhouse took a sigh of relief this weekend as they were able to keep three keys pieces to their roster for the 2014 season. Center fielder Austin Jackson, reliever Al Alburquerque, and starter Max Scherzer have all signed new one-year contracts and avoid the need for arbitration. ***PHOTO1*** Jackson...

Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter Ups the Ante on Tornado Victim Donation
May 22nd, 2013 at 7:40 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Detroit Tigers Torii Hunter decided that his initial donation of $1,000 per home run was not enough. Since he only has one homer on the year, it wasn't enough for him to give. So he raised the stakes by a whole lot more. He is giving a flat amount...

Torii Hunter Donates to Oklahoma Tornado Victims
May 22nd, 2013 at 9:06 AM
  ***PHOTO1*** Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp set a trend that will hopefully catch on with more than just the Detroit Tigers Torii Hunter. After the devastation caused by the tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma earlier in the week, Kemp tweeted he would be giving $1,000 for every home run he hits...

Andy Dirks Smashes Grand Slam to Put Detroit Tigers Over the Houston Astros
May 13th, 2013 at 11:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Andy Dirks smashed his first career grand slam home run out of Comerica Park to put the Detroit Tigers over the Houston Astros 7 - 2.  The Tigers looked lackluster in the first half of the game and actually trailed by one run for an inning. Then all was changed when Victor Martinez hit...

Detroit Tigers Torii Hunter’s Son Cleared from Charges
May 2nd, 2013 at 8:26 AM
  ***PHOTO1***   What a difference a year makes! Last May, Torii Hunter had to take some time away from his team, the Anaheim Angels and deal with a legal matter facing his son, Darius. Darius, along with a couple of other males from his high school, had been accused of sexual assault...

Outfielder Andy Dirks Ends His Slump in a Big Way
May 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1***               Detroit Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks seems to be feeling better. Much, much better. After the first few weeks of the season he wasn't hitting well and his defensive game even seemed to be suffering a bit. Manager Jim Leyland thought an injury to Dirks' knee might be the culprit,...

Torii Hunter, Former Los Angeles Angels’ Outfielder, Signs with Detroit Tigers
November 14th, 2012 at 5:48 PM
Although Torii Hunter didn't officially kick off free agency for Major League Baseball, he certainly has made the biggest impact so far.  The 37 year old right-fielder finally got out of Los Angeles and back to the American League Central Division by signing a two year contract with the Detroit...

Austin Jackson of Detroit Tigers Becoming a Human Highlight Reel
September 26th, 2011 at 6:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** If the ball is hit in center field against the Detroit Tigers, it is getting caught. It doesn't matter how hard the ball is hit. With Austin Jackson in center field, the ball is going to be tracked down. Throughout the season, Jackson has made some miraculous catches. Only...

Detroit Tigers Acquire Delmon Young from Minnesota Twins
August 15th, 2011 at 10:46 PM
With Magglio Ordonez struggling and Brennan Boesch hurting, the Detroit Tigers made a move to improve their outfield. The team acquired Delmon Young from the Minnesota Twins for minor league pitcher Cole Nelson and a player to be named later. Young only had to walk from the visitors clubhouse to the...

Time to Go Streaking Again? Rookies Shine as Detroit Tigers Win Second Straight
May 24th, 2011 at 11:41 AM
Monday was a night of firsts in Detroit. Rookies Charlie Furbush and Andy Dirks stole the show as the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-3. Furbush earned his first major league victory in his first major league appearance, and Dirks blasted his first career home run to get...

Detroit Tigers’ Magglio Ordonez Placed on 15-Day DL
May 18th, 2011 at 1:43 PM
Detroit Tigers' right fielder Magglio Ordonez was placed on the 15 day disabled list after struggling all season with weakness in his right ankle. Sources are reporting that he is the one who finally made the call to go on the DL. Throughout the season, Ordonez has struggled to hit...