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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...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Preview: Struggling and Surging Teams Set to Collide
May 18th, 2015 at 2:16 PM
This week, the Detroit Tigers are caught in between baseball's version of a rock and a hard place. ***VIDEO1*** That hard place is the 13-25 Milwaukee Brewers, who come in losers of their last two series yet still remain dangerous to a squad like Detroit, who is picking up a bit of...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Hope for St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers to Meet Again
May 18th, 2015 at 11:27 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. This weekend, the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals played about as exciting of a series as could possibly be contested in May. ***VIDEO1*** Coming in, both...

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...

Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Resurgence Continues in Road Pasting of St. Louis Cardinals
May 16th, 2015 at 12:18 AM
For a decent amount of time recently, the Detroit Tigers couldn't seem to get the big hit. All of a sudden, it seems they can't avoid it. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit clubbed three home runs and collected 17 hits, several of which came in key spots late to lead in a dominating 10-4 victory...

Detroit Tigers Vs. St. Louis Cardinals Series Preview: Offensive Challenges a Theme Coming In
May 15th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals are familiar foes, having battled it out in plenty of interleague contests and even a few World Series through the years. ***VIDEO1*** This season, the rivalry returns as Detroit makes the weekend trip to Missouri to face off with a Cardinals team that has been...

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...

Minnesota Twins Wallop Detroit Tigers, Continuing Their Offensive Struggles
May 13th, 2015 at 11:22 PM
DETROIT --- Early in his Detroit Tigers' career, Kyle Lobstein has been steady enough to not get roughed up. He had a bad night Wednesday, and with the offensive struggles of the team continuing, that was bad news. ***VIDEO1*** Lobstein was overwhelmed early by the Minnesota Twins and the Tigers couldn't muster...

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...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Expect Close Battles Between Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals
May 11th, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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. The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals have now played a total of seven games in two weeks, and the results of those contests are...

Kansas City Royals Work Overtime Through Rain Delay to Defeat Detroit Tigers
May 11th, 2015 at 1:59 AM
DETROIT --- Losses are disheartening enough, but when a team is forced to sit around during a rain delay and then lose? That can be downright offensive. ***VIDEO1*** The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers played Sunday Night Baseball on Monday morning thanks to rain showers, and it was the Royals who...

Jose Iglesias Held Out of Lineup for Fourth Game in a Row with Groin Tightness
May 10th, 2015 at 6:38 PM
The Detroit Tigers are trying to buy some extra time for Jose Iglesias to rest his ailing groin. ***VIDEO1*** As a result, the team is holding Iglesias out for the fourth day in a row as the Tigers get set to take on the Kansas City Royals on Sunday Night Baseball. Starting...

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...

Inconsistent Anibal Sanchez Hit Hard Again as Kansas City Royals Thump Detroit Tigers
May 9th, 2015 at 4:50 PM
DETROIT --- A baseball game can't end after the first pitch, but when Alcedes Escobar ripped the first offering he saw from Anibal Sanchez into the seats Saturday, a tone had been sufficiently set for the rest of the afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** The Royals scored six times in the first four innings of...

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...