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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...

Subtle Hints Prove Detroit Tigers’ Architect Dave Dombrowski Looking to Reshape Bench
October 15th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Sometimes, a person can say nothing but tell everything at the same time with a few subtle hints. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, Dave Dombrowski did exactly that when discussing the construction of his roster and the expectations for how he might reshape it during the offseason. The Detroit Tigers are always going to have...

Detroit Tigers Receive Good News on Health of Injured Shortstop Jose Iglesias
September 11th, 2014 at 4:53 PM
Since April, shin troubles have sidelined Detroit Tigers' shortstop Jose Iglesias. Wednesday, the team finally got some news about Iglesias's long-term health, and it it was positive. ***VIDEO1*** Iglesias was cleared for normal offseason activities, and his recovery is currently fully on track. No additional surgery will be needed for the shortstop....

Respect More than Just a Final Season Advertising Slogan for New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter
August 27th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
During last July's MLB All-Star game, a commercial was unveiled for Nike touting "Re2pect" as a tagline, with plenty of different people nationwide tipping their caps to the soon retiring Derek Jeter. ***VIDEO1*** No matter how beautiful the message might have been, personally, Jeter would probably reject such marketing efforts as ridiculous....

Derek Jeter’s Last Stop with New York Yankees Against Detroit Tigers Has Special Significance
August 26th, 2014 at 10:26 AM
For months, retiring New York Yankees' captain Derek Jeter has gotten the royal treatment from coast to coast exactly as he should. ***VIDEO1*** Along the way, he's received gifts, standing ovations and support from friends and rivals alike as he plays out his last season in the big leagues. This particular last...

Eugenio Suarez’s Struggles in Field Concerning for Sloppy Detroit Tigers
August 22nd, 2014 at 10:55 AM
One error doesn't tell the story of a whole baseball game, but in some cases, one error can make a difference in the outcome a whole game. ***VIDEO1*** If the Detroit Tigers don't believe that, they sure will after Thursday's frustrating 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The only bit of...

It’s Maddening, Rewarding to Watch Detroit Tigers’ Rookies Eugienio Suarez and Nick Castellanos
July 12th, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Ah, the life of watching a rookie. Sometimes, they will wow and impress with outstanding glimpses of a bright future. ***VIDEO1*** Other days, they make incomprehensible mistakes, leaving confusion and frustration. Often times, there is no middle ground. This season, the Detroit Tigers have employed two such rookies in Eugenio Suarez and Nick...

Detroit Tigers Promote Shortstop Eugenio Suarez, DFA Infielder Danny Worth
June 4th, 2014 at 8:30 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been searching for a solution at shortstop in 2014 both internally and externally in the absence of Jose Iglesias, and Wednesday afternoon, that search took a new turn with news that Eugenio Suarez had been called up from Toledo. ***PHOTO1*** Leaving the Tigers is Danny Worth, who was...

Andrew Romine’s Tough Night Defines Detroit Tigers’ Current Shortstop, Lineup Woes
June 4th, 2014 at 3:17 PM
First, it was personal frustration bubbling over in the form of a few nasty words said under the breath. Then, it was the slam of a helmet after a strikeout, a sign of anger that things just weren't going the right way. ***PHOTO1*** Andrew Romine had a rough Tuesday night at the...

Breakfast with Brad: Considering Danny Worth’s Potential Future in a Significant Bullpen Role
May 28th, 2014 at 10:21 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus Bottom of the seventh. Two outs, one on. The bullpen has been worked hard, and the Detroit Tigers are clinging to a one run lead. There's a fastball-craving slugger coming up for the opposition. ***PHOTO1*** Enter Danny Worth, knuckleballing reliever? Most...

Latest Call-Up Should Represent Last Chance for Detroit Tigers’ Shortstop Danny Worth
April 21st, 2014 at 3:16 PM
The Detroit Tigers have tried a number of band-aids to compensate for the loss of Jose Iglesias. First, it was Steve Lombardozzi. Then, Andrew Romine. Alex Gonzalez fit in as well. None have made the desired impact. ***PHOTO1*** Now, Sunday, things returned full circle, as Detroit called up Danny Worth, who'll be...

From Zero to Hero: Alex Gonzalez Delivers Opening Day Win for Detroit Tigers with Clutch Hitting
March 31st, 2014 at 5:15 PM
Thankfully for Alex Gonzalez, baseball is a nine inning game the majority of the time. If things had ended before the seventh on Monday, the newcomer would have been a marked man in the Motor City thanks to an untimely error. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, Gonzalez turned himself into the toast of Detroit's favorite...

Bruce Rondon Will Miss 2014 with Tommy John Surgery; Detroit Tigers Make Move at Shortstop
March 21st, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Something must be in the water within the Ilitch-Holdings organization, because the Detroit Tigers, much like their Detroit Red Wings counterparts on the ice, are now on their own impossible run of devastating injuries. ***PHOTO1*** Bruce Rondon, counted on to play a major role in the bullpen, was shelved Friday for the season...

Detroit Tigers Targeting Seattle Mariners’ Nick Franklin as Jose Iglesias Replacement?
March 17th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
The Detroit Tigers had a rough weekend off the field with injury troubles, and news that shortstop Jose Iglesias is soon headed to the disabled list with leg stress fractures has brought speculation about who might soon be replacing the elite shortstop in the middle of the infield and bottom of...

Without Healthy Jose Iglesias Long-Term, Detroit Tigers Could Be in Bigger Trouble
March 15th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
The troubling injury news keeps mounting for the Detroit Tigers, who may have learned Saturday that their shortstop Jose Iglesias will be shelved most of the 2014 season with the nagging shin injury that's hampered his spring training. ***PHOTO1*** Both ESPN's Jim Bowden and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports have reported that...

Detroit Tigers Should Work Jose Iglesias Back into the Mix So He’s Ready for Opening Day
March 10th, 2014 at 2:12 PM
Another week begins with more frustrating injury news as it relates to the Detroit Tigers, who keep taking more hits on the field. This one comes to the infield, as shortstop Jose Iglesias simply cannot overcome shin issues and may be shelved long enough to miss opening day. This injury bug...

Detroit Tigers’ Positional Preview: Newfangled Infield Could Be Poised for Major Defensive Turnaround
February 21st, 2014 at 1:33 PM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. Infield defense has been a huge area of concern for the Detroit Tigers for a long time, and rightfully so. The team has had several ground ball pitchers, and badly...

Detroit Tigers’ Infielders Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias Have Chance to Become Special Pairing
February 17th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Baseball has had its share of notable twin killing combinations over the years. Just saying the word "double play" evokes certain names, teams and feelings. ***PHOTO1*** Tinker to Evers to Chance. Jeter to Cano. Rollins to Utley. Detroit, though, knows a bit more about what it's like to have a special connection between...

Jim Leyland, Jhonny Peralta, and Octavio Dotel in; Delmon Young and Jose Valverde Out
October 30th, 2012 at 3:58 PM
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, along with shortstop Jhonny Peralta and reliever Octavio Dotel, will be calling Comerica Park their home for at least one more season.  Leyland was given a one-year extension on his contract through 2013, and it sounds like he couldn't be happier. ***PHOTO1*** "Detroit is a tremendous baseball...

Like Butter, the Detroit Tigers are on a Roll
May 10th, 2011 at 7:01 PM
Detroit Tigers Will Rhymes (2nd L), Magglio Ordonez (2nd R) and Miguel Cabrera (R) are greeted at home plate by teammate Brennan Boesch (L) after scoring on a three-run double by Victor Martinez during the first inning of the Tigers MLB season home opener baseball game against the Kansas City...