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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ Pitcher Justin Verlander Plays Catch Tuesday, Trending in Right Direction
April 29th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Detroit Tigers' injured ace Justin Verlander has accompanied the team on their current road trip, and though he's not doing anything aggressively, he's not just sitting around, either. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, Verlander played some catch in the outfield at Target Field before Detroit's evening loss to the Minnesota Twins and tested out his...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Deep Starts Helping Detroit Tigers’ Staff Dominate Early
April 20th, 2015 at 10:24 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. Anibal Sanchez was the odd man out this past week in the Detroit Tigers' starting staff, and considering his usually live arm, consider that a...

Shane Greene’s Economical Approach Helping Him Excel Early with Detroit Tigers
April 15th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
It's early in his Detroit Tigers' career, but Shane Greene is already two for two and has made quite a name for himself along the way. ***VIDEO1*** For the second straight start, Greene was near perfect in shutting down the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. He coasted through the lineup allowing only three...

Anibal Sanchez Passes First Critical, Early Test for Detroit Tigers, but More are Coming
April 9th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
DETROIT-- Anibal Sanchez wasn't himself last year, much less even the same pitcher that dominated the American League in 2013 to win the pitching title. ***VIDEO1*** On April 26 of last season, a lacerated finger was an ominous beginning of what would become an injury-plagued campaign. Even after returning, Sanchez never felt...

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...

Detroit Tigers Make Four More Roster Cuts, Including Starter Kyle Lobstein
March 25th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
As the month of March dwindles down, reality is beginning to set in for several Detroit Tigers' prospects. ***VIDEO1*** Given their status as perennial contenders, the Tigers have a very tough roster to crack, and likely, anything less than perfection isn't going to get the job done. Sometimes, with the numbers game...

David Price Deserving of Nod as Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day Starter
March 20th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Flash back six months or so to last October, and the moment the Detroit Tigers were trying to clinch the Central Division over the Kansas City Royals. Heading into the pivotal last day of the season, David Price was on the mound. ***VIDEO1*** Some were a bit worried. Price was not. The...

Though Justin Verlander Has Expectations for Rebound, Patience Remains Key
March 18th, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Tuesday, Justin Verlander didn't have as good of a start statistically as he hoped, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Washington Nationals 6-4. ***VIDEO1*** Verlander gave up four runs on five hits (two of which were home runs), walked nobody and struck out three and admitted afterwards that while he was...

Shane Greene Has Plenty of Time to Iron Out Kinks for Detroit Tigers and Get Comfortable
March 9th, 2015 at 11:22 AM
As far as athletics is concerned, spring is a time to iron out the kinks, shake off the rust and get acclimated to new things. ***VIDEO1*** Buy a new golf club, pair of running shoes or basketball over the winter? In the early months, it's easy to struggle while breaking in such...

Detroit Tigers Have a Major Challenge in Properly Balancing David Price Contract Situation
February 23rd, 2015 at 3:05 PM
Even though a year has passed, the Detroit Tigers mysteriously find themselves in an eerily similar position with one of their big arms. ***VIDEO1*** Much like Max Scherzer a year ago, David Price is set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. Like Scherzer, the Tigers would probably badly like...