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  • Beau Brieske Strikes Out Eight In Rehab Start

    Detroit Tigers rookie right-hander Beau Brieske (forearm) looked really good in his latest minor league rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Friday night, giving up one run on three hits while striking out eight and walking none in 4 1/3 innings of work. He has given up three runs on eight hits while striking out 10 and walking two in his two rehab starts since landing on the injured list in mid-July with right forearm fatigue. There's a chance that Friday's outing was his last before rejoining Detroit's starting rotation at some point next week. In his first 15 big-league starts in 2022, the 24-year-old has gone 3-6 with a 4.19 ERA (4.97 FIP), A 1.20 WHIP and a 54:25 K:BB in 81 2/3 innings pitched.

    Aug 6 · Source via Tigers Beau Brieske prospects
  • Tigers' Cabrera vows '23 return: I'm not quitting

    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera told The Detroit News that he will indeed return for a 21st major league season in 2023, a day after comments he made raised some doubt that he'd retire before then.

    Aug 6 · ESPN Tigers Miguel Cabrera
  • Miguel Cabrera Plans To Retire After 2023 Season

    Detroit Tigers first baseman/designated hitter Miguel Cabrera said that he has no intention of retiring after this year. His plan is to finish out his contract and retire after the 2023 season. Cabrera's numbers at the plate are certainly in decline in his age-39 season this year, as he's hitting .268/.317/.332 with a .650 OPS, only four home runs, 36 RBI, 23 runs scored and one stolen base in 356 plate appearances over 91 games. The 12-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer isn't much of an option in fantasy at this point of his career, and he'll attempt to make it through one more season in 2023 before ending his amazing career. Miggy is currently battling some knee pain and will play every other game for the next week.

    Aug 5 · Source via Tigers Miguel Cabrera
  • Miguel Cabrera Taking The Day Off Friday

    Detroit Tigers first baseman/designated hitter Miguel Cabrera (knee) is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Cabrera is battling a bum knee right now and is expected to start every other game for at least the next week. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer is nearing the end of the road and is hitting just .268/.317/.332 with four home runs, 36 RBI, 23 runs scored and a stolen base in 325 at-bats for Detroit. With Miggy on the bench, Victor Reyes is serving as the designated hitter and will bat second on Friday against Rays right-hander Corey Kluber. Reyes is hitting only .229 (8-for-35) with three RBI in 10 games over the last two weeks, and he has just one home run on the season in 48 games played.

    Aug 5 · Source via Tigers Miguel Cabrera
  • Tigers Designate Derek Law For Assignment

    The Tigers are designating reliever Derek Law for assignment, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free-Press was among those to relay (Twitter link). The move clears an active roster spot for Bryan García, who’ll be selected onto the major league roster to start tomorrow’s game against the Rays. Detroit’s 40-man roster tally will remain at 39. Law was…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Derek Law closers
  • Tarik Skubal Heads To Injured List

    The Detroit Tigers placed left-hander Tarik Skubal (forearm) on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday with left arm fatigue. He's dealing with inflammation in his forearm area. In corresponding moves, the Tigers reinstated right-hander Wily Peralta from the 15-day injured list, optioned infielder Zack Short to Triple-A Toledo and recalled outfielder Daz Cameron from Toledo. Skubal was hoping to make his next start after leaving his previous outing with arm fatigue, but that will not happen. Hopefully, he won't need a lengthy stint on the IL, as he has been useful in all fantasy leagues this year. The 25-year-old southpaw has gone 7-8 with a 3.52 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP and a 117:32 K:BB in 117 2/3 innings over 21 starts in just his third major league season.

    Aug 3 · Source via Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Gregory Soto Notches 20th Save Of Season Tuesday

    Detroit Tigers closer Gregory Soto picked up his 20th save of the season in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Twins. Soto came in to end the game with a two-run lead and delivered a 1-2-3 inning with no strikeouts. The 27-year-old has been solid all season, converting all but two save opportunities with a 2.19 ERA, 9.24 K/9 rate, and 3.89 BB/9 rate. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable having Soto in their lineups at all times.

    Aug 3 · Source via Tigers Gregory Soto closers
  • Michael Fulmer Moved To Twins

    Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Michael Fulmer has been traded to the Minnesota Twins. This adds on to the already big day for the Twins. The Tigers will receive right-hander Sawyer Gipson-Long in exchange for Fulmer. This season, Fulmer has a 3.20 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 39/20 K/BB ratio through 39.3 innings of work. The additions of Fulmer and Jorge Lopez should hopefully be a significant upgrade to Minnesota's bullpen. As for Detroit, they receive a fairly decent arm in Gipson-Long. He has pitched well in High-A and will hopefully move quickly through the minor league system.

    Aug 2 · Source via Tigers Twins Michael Fulmer closers
  • Tarik Skubal Optimistic He'll Make His Next Start

    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal (arm), who left his start early on Monday with left arm fatigue against the Minnesota Twins, is optimistic that he'll be able to make his next start. "I'm going to wake up tomorrow and kind of see where I'm at and then go from there. But my plan is to make my next start, assuming that I'm feeling good, which I'm pretty optimistic about that," Skubal said. The 25-year-old southpaw said "something didn't feel right" on Monday night. He tossed five shutout innings with four strikeouts before leaving and has been solid this year with a 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 117 strikeouts and 32 walks in 117 2/3 innings over 21 starts. The Tigers could play things cautiously with Skubal, so don't bank on him making his next start.

    Aug 2 · Source via Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Robbie Grossman Heading To Atlanta

    The Atlanta Braves acquired veteran outfielder Robbie Grossman from the Detroit Tigers Monday, per MLB Network Insider's Joel Sherman. The Tigers' corresponding acquisitions are not known at this time. Grossman will provide a veteran presence to the team. He had a strong 2021 season but has only managed a .205/.313/.282 slash line with two home runs, 23 RBI, and three stolen bases in 320 plate appearances this season.

    Aug 2 · Source via Tigers Robbie Grossman
  • Tarik Skubal Leaves Monday's Start With Arm Fatigue

    Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal left his Monday start against the Minnesota Twins with left arm fatigue. Skubal pitched well before departing, tossing five scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and striking out four. The Tigers' rotation has been ravaged by injuries this season and can ill-afford to lose Skubal, who has been their most effective starter. Skubal has made 20 starts in 2022, posting a 7-8 record, 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 117 strikeouts over 117 2/3 innings of work. He was replaced in the game by reliever Will Vest. Look for the Tigers to update Skubal's status after Monday's game.

    Aug 1 · Source via Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Tigers Designate Derek Hill For Assignment

    The Tigers have designated outfielder Derek Hill for assignment, per a club announcement. His spot on the 40-man roster will go to lefty Andrew Chafin, who has been reinstated from the restricted list. Detroit also optioned righty Angel De Jesus to Triple-A Toledo to open an active roster spot for Chafin. There’ll be more moves…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Derek Hill
  • Mets, White Sox Looking At Andrew Chafin

    The New York Mets and Chicago White Sox are among the teams looking to add a left-handed reliever at the trade deadline, and Detroit Tigers left-hander Andrew Chafin is of interest to both teams, according to sources. He's owed the rest of his $6 million salary this year and $7 million in 2023. The 32-year-old veteran southpaw has been very solid for the Tigers in relief this year, posting a 2.53 ERA and 1.06 WHIP while striking out 39 and walking just 10 hitters in 32 innings of work out of Detroit's bullpen. Chafin has also recorded one save, although he wouldn't be in line for ninth-inning duties with either the Mets or White Sox.

    Aug 1 · Source via Tigers Andrew Chafin closers
  • Matt Manning To Rejoin Team Tuesday

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Matt Manning (shoulder) is set to rejoin the team on Tuesday after a strong minor league rehab outing for Triple-A Toledo last Wednesday. Manning walked two and struck out six and threw 57 of his 85 pitches for strikes in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. "It's the best stuff he's had," manager A.J. Hinch said. "I think he held it the entire time. The performance matched the stuff. It was why we gave him an extra start in Triple-A." Whenever Manning slots back into the team's starting rotation, it will be his first start for the team since April 16, when he allowed a run over two innings against the Kansas City Royals. The 24-year-old is likely to get the start on Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, where he'll be a pretty risky fantasy streamer.

    Aug 1 · Source via Tigers Matt Manning
  • Eduardo Rodriguez Will Report To Spring Training Facility Sunday

    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (personal) is scheduled to report to the team's spring training facility in Lakeland, Florida, on Sunday, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Rodriguez has been on the restricted list while dealing with a personal matter since mid-June, but he could pitch in a game for Low-A Lakeland by the end of next week. His timetable to return to the Tigers is the third week of August, per beat writer Evan Petzold. Rodriguez has made just eight starts for Detroit this season, compiling a 1-3 record, 4.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 34:17 K:BB ratio over 39 innings.

    Jul 30 · Source via Tigers Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Blue Jays Interested In Michael Fulmer

    The Toronto Blue Jays are among the teams interested in Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Michael Fulmer, according to sources. Fulmer tossed a scoreless eighth inning against the Blue Jays on Friday night and has been very solid in a relief role for Detroit this year, posting a 2.77 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP with two saves, 38 strikeouts and 20 walks in 39 relief innings. The 29-year-old right-hander will be a free agent after this season, and he could provide the Blue Jays with an experienced bullpen arm ahead of closer Jordan Romano as they prepare for a run at a postseason spot in the second half of the season.

    Jul 30 · Source via Tigers Blue Jays Michael Fulmer closers
  • Tigers Select Derek Law

    The Tigers announced they’ve selected reliever Derek Law onto the 40-man roster. Bryan Garcia, who was called up as a COVID-19 substitute to start yesterday’s game in Toronto, has been returned to Triple-A Toledo. Garcia is off the 40-man but didn’t need to pass through waivers because of his virus substitute designation. Law’s promotion, on the other…

    Jul 30 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Derek Law
  • Wily Peralta Earns Save In First Rehab Outing

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Wily Peralta (hamstring) made his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out three. He wound up earning a save for his efforts. The 33-year-old was primarily used as a starter by the team last year and he pitched well with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. This year, however, he's mostly worked in middle relief and he's maintained a 2.16 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. He landed on the injured list in early July due to a left hamstring strain. It seems likely he'll be back in the majors within the next week.

    Jul 28 · Source via Tigers Wily Peralta
  • Matt Manning Likely To Make Next Start With Tigers

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Matt Manning (biceps, shoulder) had a strong rehab outing at Triple-A on Wednesday. He pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out six. It's been a long rehab journey for Manning, who last pitched in the majors in mid-April. However, it's likely that his next start will be with the Tigers. Manning was initially sent to the injured list with shoulder tightness, but he had his first rehab stint paused due to biceps tendonitis. The 24-year-old has made 20 starts in the majors over the past two years and he's gone 4-7 with a 5.50 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.

    Jul 28 · Source via Tigers Matt Manning
  • Spencer Turnbull Won't Pitch In 2022

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery last July. While there had been speculation that he could make a return to the majors in late 2022, Tigers manager A.J. Hinch recently put a rest to that scenario. Hinch told the media on Wednesday that Turnbull will not pitch in 2022. He stated that Turnbull would have needed to be rushed in order to make one or two starts in September and that type of approach wouldn't have been worth it for either Turnbull or the team.

    Jul 28 · Source via Tigers Spencer Turnbull
  • Riley Greene Collects A Pair Of Hits Tuesday

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene had a couple of hits in five at-bats during Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres. They were both singles, but he also drove in a run. Greene is slashing .244/.320/.348 with two home runs, 19 runs, 13 RBI, and a stolen base over 33 games. There was a lot of hype surrounding the 21-year-old, so his numbers have been a bit disappointing. However, Greene is a rookie and can't be expected to be fantasy relevant right away.

    Jul 27 · Source via Tigers Riley Greene prospects
  • Tigers Open To Trade Offers On Tarik Skubal

    The Tigers have informed rival teams they’re willing to consider trade offers on breakout starter Tarik Skubal, report Ken Rosenthal and Cody Stavenhagen of the Athletic. The 25-year-old southpaw marks a fascinating new entrant into the summer trade market with the deadline exactly one week away. Detroit being willing to listen to offers on Skubal certainly…

    Jul 26 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Tarik Skubal Made Available By Tigers

    According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Detroit Tigers have made a number of players available via trade, including starting pitcher Tarik Skubal. Rosenthal reports that the team has made "just about everyone" available. Skubal would certainly be the team's most intriguing trade target for any playoff competitor looking for rotation help. Over 19 starts this year, the 25-year-old left-hander has gone 7-8 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 4.1 K/BB ratio. His fantasy stock would increase in basically any trade scenario as he'd be relieved of the burden of pitching for the last place, 39-58 Tigers.

    Jul 26 · Source via Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Robbie Grossman On The Bench Tuesday

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman isn't in the team's lineup on Tuesday for a matchup with the San Diego Padres and right-handed starter Mike Clevinger. Grossman is hitting .205 with a .310 on-base percentage, two home runs, and three stolen bases in 303 plate appearances for the Tigers this season. Instead, it'll be Akil Baddoo starting in left field and batting ninth against the Padres. Baddoo is hitting .137 with a .192 on-base percentage, a home run, and a stolen base in 78 plate appearances this season. Fantasy managers in search of streaming options are probably better off looking elsewhere.

    Jul 26 · Source via Tigers Robbie Grossman
  • Eric Haase Swats Grand Slam

    Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase had the biggest swing of the night Monday against the San Diego Padres, as he smacked a grand slam off starting pitcher Sean Manaea in the third inning of a 12-4 victory. He finished with two hits in his five at-bats. Haase has been excellent in his past 30 games, slashing .322/.375/.632 with six home runs in 95 plate appearances. He has a .758 OPS with eight homers, 24 runs scored, and 25 RBI in 184 plate appearances this season, making him a solid cheap value for fantasy managers who slotted him into their catcher spots when he's been active.

    Jul 26 · Source via Tigers Eric Haase
  • Jeimer Candelario Homers Twice Monday

    Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario was one of the offensive stars of a 12-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers Monday, going 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI. Candelario now has nine long balls on the season, three of which have come in his last five games. Although he has a paltry .621 OPS on the season, he's slashed .271/.364/.521 in 54 plate appearances over his last 15 games and could make for a sneaky pickup for fantasy managers in need of cheap power in the second half of the season.

    Jul 26 · Source via Tigers Jeimer Candelario
  • Javier Baez Good To Go For Monday's Game

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez (arm) is back in the starting lineup for Monday's game against left-hander Sean Manaea and the San Diego Padres. Baez was hit on his upper left arm by a pitch during Sunday's game. He initially remained in the game, but wound up being removed a few innings after the incident. The 29-year-old has slashed just .217/.260/.374 in his first year in a Tigers jersey while adding nine homers, 36 RBI and 34 runs.

    Jul 25 · Source via Tigers Javier Baez
  • Tigers To Sign First-Rounder Jace Jung

    The Tigers are in agreement with No. 12 overall draft pick Jace Jung, tweets Jim Callis of The now-former Texas Tech standout will receive his full slot value of $4,590,300. The team has yet to formally announce the deal, though that’s presumably coming in the near future. Jung, the younger brother of top Rangers…

    Jul 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers prospects mlb draft
  • Javier Baez Removed During Sunday's Game

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez (arm) was lifted for a pinch hitter during the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins. It has been revealed the Baez is dealing with a left upper arm contusion. That makes sense considering Baez was hit on the arm by a pitch in the fourth inning of Sunday's contest. This doesn't sound like that type of injury that is going to require a stint on the injured list. Right now, fantasy managers should consider Baez day-to-day until further notice.

    Jul 24 · Source via Tigers Javier Baez
  • Rony Garcia Likely To Miss Time

    Detroit Tigers pitcher Rony Garcia (biceps) was forced to exit early during Sunday's game against the Minnesota Twins. This is a shame considering Garcia was activated from the injured list prior to starting in this contest. The organization has announced that Garcia is dealing with right biceps soreness. Garcia is expected to be shut down from throwing, which means he won't be taking the mound anytime soon. Fantasy managers should look for another option if they were planning on getting value out of Garcia.

    Jul 24 · Source via Tigers Rony Garcia
  • Rony Garcia Exits With Apparent Injury Sunday

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Rony Garcia was removed from his start against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. It's unclear what type of injury flared up for him, but he signaled for the team's trainers while he was on the mound and he was promptly removed from the game. Garcia had been activated from the 15-day injured list prior to starting Sunday's game. He had missed nearly a month of action due to right shoulder soreness. It's unclear at this point whether Sunday's removal was related the shoulder injury or not, but we should have more clarity on the situation soon.

    Jul 24 · Source via Tigers Rony Garcia
  • Tigers Place Michael Pineda On 15-Day Injured List

    The Tigers announced a number of roster moves this morning. Namely, last night’s starter, Michael Pineda, who left the game after just three innings, has been placed on the 15-day injured list with tricep tightness, per the team. Righty Angel De Jesus has been recalled from Triple-A to claim Pineda’s roster spot. Right-hander Rony Garcia was…

    Jul 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Michael Pineda
  • Tigers' Alex Faedo, Kyle Funkhouser Won't Pitch Again In 2022

    The Tigers have been plagued by pitching injuries, and manager A.J. Hinch told reporters (including Chris McCosky of The Detroit News) that the 2022 season is over for two of the club’s hurlers.  Right-handers Alex Faedo and Kyle Funkhouser are both considering surgery — Faedo for a nagging hip problem, and Funkhouser for the shoulder…

    Jul 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Tigers Alex Faedo Kyle Funkhouser closers
  • Austin Meadows Hasn't Resumed Running, Won't Return In July

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows (Achilles) has yet to resume running since being pulled from his rehab assignment on July 11. Meadows was put on the IL on June 17 with an Achilles injury, and after aggravating the injury he is likely to be out a while longer. Manager AJ Hinch said he will have a better idea of a timetable for Meadows once he begins running, but he won't return in July. It's another tough break for the 27-year-old, who has dealt with various injuries and illnesses this season. His inability to stay on the field may also explain his struggles on the field, as he's gone homerless with a .250 average over 128 at-bats. At this point, he is droppable in any league without IL spots or where they are limited.

    Jul 23 · Source via Tigers Austin Meadows
  • Eduardo Rodriguez In Contact With Tigers, Will Begin Throwing Progression Soon

    Detroit Tigers left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has been in touch with manager AJ Hinch and GM Al Avila, and plans to begin a throwing progression in hopes of rejoining the team in late August. It's been a strange situation with E-Rod and the Tigers, with an apparent lack of communication from the 29-year-old. The full story hasn't come out yet, but it appears Rodriguez had a personal situation that he felt he needed to attend to. The Tigers have had him on the restricted list for quite some time, which means he hasn't been getting paid, so it is clearly something Rodriguez was passionate about. He wasn't at his best early in the season, pitching to a 1-3 record with a 4.38 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. It is possible that whatever situation he was attending to was on his mind, though, so maybe he will be better once he returns.

    Jul 23 · Source via Tigers Eduardo Rodriguez
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