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  • Jackson Jobe Set To Make Rehab Start On Tuesday

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitching prospect Jackson Jobe (hamstring) is set to make a rehab start with High-A West Michigan on Tuesday. Jobe was placed on the injured list on May 2 with a left hamstring strain. The top prospect in Detroit and number nine overall prospect on MLB.com looked strong through his first extended look at Double-A ball earlier this season. Through 16 innings, the former third overall pick held a 2.16 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a 10:24 BB:K ratio. He made his Double-A debut last season, where he tossed six shutout frames and allowed just four hits while striking out six. Jobe is one of the best pitching prospects in baseball and should remain rostered in all dynasty formats. He could become a name to monitor in redraft leagues in the second half of the season if he performs well at Double-A over an extended period of time.

    Jun 14 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jackson Jobe
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy Smokes Pair Of Extra-Base Hits

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy went 2-for-3 with a homer and a double in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Washington Nationals. He had a run scored and three RBI on the day. Malloy hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and then broke the game open with a two-run double in the seventh. The 24-year-old has gotten off to a decent start to his big league career, knocking out a pair of homers and hitting to an .888 OPS in eight games. Malloy remains a deep league option for now, but keeping an eye on him would be smart.

    Jun 14 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Justyn-Henry Malloy
  • Jace Jung Goes Deep Twice For Triple-A Toledo

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    Detroit Tigers prospect Jace Jung went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI for the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday night. Jung hit his 10th and 11th home runs of the season, bringing his RBI total to 40. He is sporting a slash line of .285/.399/.536. The Tigers No. 3 prospect is doing everything he can to prove worthy of a promotion to Detroit. The brother of Texas Rangers third baseman Josh Jung, the younger Jace, should force his way to the big leagues at some point in 2024. He has the bat to be a valuable waiver-wire addition for the rest of the season. Jung is a must-have in dynasty leagues because the sweet-swinging lefty can do a bit of everything at the plate.

    Jun 12 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jace Jung
  • Giants Release Donny Sands

    The Giants have released catcher Donny Sands, according to his transaction log at MLB.com. The 28-year-old signed a minor league deal with the club in mid-May after the Tigers released him at the end of spring training. The Yankees selected Sands in the eighth round of the 2015 draft, and he spent the next seven seasons...

    Jun 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants Donny Sands
  • Tigers Sign Miguel Diaz To Minor League Contract

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    Miguel Diaz is heading back to Motown as the Tigers announced that the right-hander has been signed to a minor league contract.  Diaz pitched for the Tigers in 2022-23 before being claimed off waivers from the Astros in early April. That stint in Houston resulted in just a single Major League appearance, as Diaz threw...

    Jun 9 · MLB Trade Rumors Houston Astros Detroit Tigers Miguel Diaz
  • Colt Keith Avoids Structural Damage, Not Playing Sunday

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    Detroit Tigers second baseman Colt Keith (knee) reportedly has no structural damage in his knee and is hoping to avoid a trip to the injured list. He is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers, but there is a chance he returns in the coming days. Keith hurt himself on Saturday after a collision with Akil Baddoo in the outfield. It is a positive outcome for fantasy managers as it looked like it could have been a lot worse. Andy Ibanez is getting the start at second base on Sunday and batting eighth against Brewers right-hander Bryse Wilson.

    Jun 9 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Colt Keith
  • Jack Flaherty's Next Start Being Pushed Back

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    Detroit Tigers starter Jack Flaherty (back) will have his next start pushed back to Friday or Saturday, according to manager A.J. Hinch. Flaherty was pulled from his most recent outing after 60 pitches due to back stiffness and the team wants to give him more time to recover. The Tigers are being as careful as possible with the 28-year-old, but it is encouraging that he has not been placed on the injured list. Flaherty has been solid in 2024, logging a 3.22 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 94:10 K:BB across 72 1/3 innings. Kenta Maeda, Reese Olson and Casey Mize will take the mound for the upcoming series against the Washington Nationals with Flaherty hopefully getting back in action against the Houston Astros on the weekend.

    Jun 9 · Source via Detroit Tigers Jack Flaherty
  • Phillies Acquire Buddy Kennedy From Tigers

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    The Philadelphia Phillies acquired infielder Buddy Kennedy from the Detroit Tigers on Friday in exchange for cash considerations. After acquired him, the Phillies optioned Kennedy to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he will provide the club with infield depth. The 25-year-old was originally a fifth-round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017. He made his big-league debut in 2022 and saw action in 30 games before playing in only 10 games for the D-backs in 2023. In just six games with Detroit this year, he went 2-for-10 with a homer and four RBI. In his 46 games since 2022 at the major-league level, Kenney has hit .205/.294/.316 with two homers and 17 RBI in 136 plate appearances. In 39 contests at Triple-A Toledo this year, Kennedy had gone 33-for-141 (.234) with three home runs and 14 RBI.

    Jun 7 · Source via Philadelphia Phillies Detroit Tigers Buddy Kennedy
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy Hits First Homer

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    Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy went 2-for-3 with a solo home run to provide the only offense for his team in Wednesday's blowout loss versus the Texas Rangers. Malloy's homer would be the first of his big-league career. The 24-year-old was promoted on Monday and was hitless in his first seven at-bats before Wednesday's breakout performance. Malloy should continue to get regular playing with Kerry Carpenter (back) sidelined with no official return date. Malloy has a very strong eye at the plate, and that usually helps prospects as they transition to the big leagues. Malloy should be rostered in dynasty leagues and is worth a look in deeper redraft leagues as well.

    Jun 6 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Justyn-Henry Malloy Kerry Carpenter
  • Jack Flaherty Leaves Early Tuesday With Back Tightness

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Jack Flaherty (back) was removed from his start early in Texas against the Rangers on Tuesday due to back tightness, according to manager A.J. Hinch. The skipper said he doesn't yet know the severity of the injury, so Flaherty is in danger of missing his next start and landing on the 15-day injured list. Losing Flaherty for any amount of time would be a big blow for the Tigers and fantasy managers. The 28-year-old former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher is having a resurgent year in Motown and came into Tuesday's start with a 3.46 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a healthy 90 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings over 11 starts. Before leaving with back tightness, Flaherty threw five shutout innings with no walks and four strikeouts to pick up his third win of the year and lower his ERA to 3.22. Check back for an update on Flaherty's status and the severity of his back injury on Wednesday.

    Jun 4 · Source via Detroit Tigers Jack Flaherty
  • Shelby Miller Activated On Tuesday

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    Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Shelby Miller (elbow) has been activated from the 15-day injured list ahead of Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers. The veteran right-hander will make his return following a three-week absence due to a nerve issue in his right elbow. The 33-year-old holds a 4.41 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 15/6 K/BB ratio across 15 games. He should return to his role of being a high leverage option out of the pen.

    Jun 4 · Source via Detroit Tigers Shelby Miller
  • Hao-Yu Lee Riding Eight-Game Hitting Streak

    Detroit Tigers second base prospect Hao-Yu Lee is currently riding an impressive eight-game hitting streak. In this stretch, the 21-year-old has held a .417/.436/.778 line with four long balls and ten RBI. In fact, Lee has only gone hitless three times in the past 17 games. Since getting off to a slow start in April with a .257 AVG and .378 SLG through April, Lee has posted an improved .267 AVG and .485 SLG in May. MLB Pipeline ranks Lee as the number 13th overall prospect in the Detroit system and projects him to reach the major leagues next season. Lee could be worth stashing in dynasty leagues if he carries this strong production into Triple-A later this summer.

    Jun 4 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Hao-Yu Lee
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy Hitless In MLB Debut

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    Recently called-up Detroit Tigers prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Monday's 2-1 win over the Rangers. Malloy started at DH and hit sixth, but Tigers hitters were unable to get much going against Nathan Eovaldi and the Rangers relievers, totaling just four hits in all with two Jake Rogers solo home runs being all Detroit needed in this one. The 24-year-old will presumably get another shot to collect his first MLB hit on Tuesday against RHP Dane Dunning who has a 3.94 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.

    Jun 4 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Justyn-Henry Malloy
  • Jake Rogers Homers Twice In Monday's Win

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    Detroit Tigers catcher Jake Rogers provided all of his team's offense in Monday's 2-1 win over the Rangers. Rogers went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs. The 29-year-old took Nathan Eovaldi deep to tie things up in the third inning and put his team ahead in the eighth with another HR off of Jose Leclerc. Rogers' season stats may not stand out, but he has hit well lately, batting .421 with four extra-base hits in his last seven games. Rogers is currently rostered in just one percent of leagues, making him worth a look in deeper two-catcher leagues.

    Jun 4 · Source via Detroit Tigers Jake Rogers
  • Tigers Designate Buddy Kennedy For Assignment, Release Keston Hiura

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    The Tigers announced a series of roster moves today, selecting the contract of outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy, which was reported on yesterday. To open a spot on the active roster, they optioned first baseman Spencer Torkelson, a move that was also previously reported. To open a 40-man spot for Malloy, infielder Buddy Kennedy was designated for...

    Jun 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers Keston Hiura Buddy Kennedy
  • Tigers Option Spencer Torkelson To Triple-A

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    The Detroit Tigers optioned first baseman Spencer Torkelson to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. Justyn-Henry Malloy will be promoted to the big league roster in a corresponding move. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft was hitting .201/.226/.330 with four homers and 18 RBI over 209 at-bats. Torkelson's .597 OPS ranked 149th among qualified players and struck out in 11 of his last 21 at-bats. The 24-year-old still has time to live up to his potential, but Sunday's demotion plummets what little fantasy value Torkelson had. He's safe to drop in redraft leagues and buy low in dynasty formats.

    Jun 2 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Spencer Torkelson Justyn-Henry Malloy
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy Getting Called Up

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    Detroit Tigers third baseman/outfielder Justyn-Henry Malloy is expected to be called up on Monday. The 24-year-old is one of the top prospects in the Tigers farm system. This season, Malloy is hitting .255/.412/.477 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 44 games in Triple-A. The former sixth-round pick appears ready for the big leagues after having success in Triple-A over the last few seasons. Fantasy managers don't need to be jumping at the waiver wire in re-draft formats. This is good news for the Tigers roster but it remains to be seen what Malloy will contribute in fantasy baseball.

    Jun 2 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Justyn-Henry Malloy
  • Mark Canha Returns To Sunday's Lineup

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Mark Canha (hip) is back in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox and right-hander Brayan Bello, serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup for the Tigers. Canha is back in the fold after missing the last two games due to a minor hip strain. The 35-year-old veteran outfielder is in the heart of Detroit's batting order against an up-and-coming Boston hurler who he has never faced in his career. Canha is returning to a modest .247/.358/.401 slash line this year with six home runs, 24 RBI, one stolen base and 27 runs scored in 182 at-bats and 52 games in his first season in the Motor City. He'll be attempting to extend his current hitting streak to seven games on Sunday. During his six-game streak, he's gone 9-for-21 (.429) with no homers, two doubles, four RBI, two walks and five strikeouts in 24 plate appearances.

    Jun 2 · Source via Detroit Tigers Mark Canha
  • Mark Canha Remains Sidelined On Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Mark Canha (hip) remains out of the starting lineup again on Saturday. The 35-year-old was a late scratch on Friday and will once again be sitting out due to hip discomfort. Chris McCosky reports that there is no inclination that Canha will not go on the injured list and that the team will wait until how his hip holds up for the time being. Rookie Colt Keith will slot in as the designated hitter and bat fifth this afternoon, which opens up the keystone for Zach McKinstry, who will bat in the seven-hole. Keith is worth a look in DFS as he has posted a strong .378 AVG with two home runs in his past eleven games. He will face Red Sox right-hander Cooper Criswell who enters Saturday with a 4.19 ERA.

    Jun 1 · Source via Detroit Tigers Mark Canha
  • Kerry Carpenter Dealing With Stress Fracture

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    The injury to Detroit Tigers outfielder Kerry Carpenter's back is now being described as a "lumbar spine stress fracture," according to the team's medical report. Carpenter's injury was originally described as lumbar-spine inflammation. It's bad news for the Tigers and fantasy managers, as Carpenter will obviously miss well behind 10 days on the injured list with a pretty significant injury. The 26-year-old doesn't exactly have a timetable for a return, but we wouldn't be surprised if he's not able to return until sometime after the All-Star break. In the meantime with Carpenter out, Akil Baddoo is likely to benefit the most with more playing time. He got the start in left field for Detroit and was batting sixth on Friday against the Boston Red Sox and right-hander Tanner Houck. Before getting hurt, Carpenter had a healthy .283 average with eight homers and 29 RBI in 145 at-bats.

    May 31 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kerry Carpenter
  • Mark Canha Scratched On Friday

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Mark Canha (hip) has been scratched ahead of Friday's starting lineup against the Boston Red Sox, This is bad timing with Kerry Carpenter (back) also sidelined currently. Hopefully this is only a minor issue and Canha won't require a stint on the injured list. In the meantime, Andy Ibanez will replace him in the lineup with Colt Keith serving as the designated hitter on Friday.

    May 31 · Source via Detroit Tigers Mark Canha
  • Kevin McGonigle Nearing High-A Promotion

    Detroit Tigers infield prospect Kevin McGonigle has been dominant through his first 38 games at Single-A. In 26 games this season at Single-A Lakeland, the 19-year-old has posted a stellar .340/.436/.505 line with two home runs, 17 RBI, eight stolen bases, and an 18:14 BB:K ratio. In his past eight games, the number four prospect in Detroit has tallied at least one hit in each of the games and brought in 11 total runs with an 8:5 BB:K ratio. McGonigle showed similar production in his 12 games at Single-A last summer with a .350/.438/.475 line. McGonigle currently sits as the number 99 prospect in all of baseball on MLB Pipeline and should be able to climb those ranks rather quickly as he progresses through the minor leagues.

    May 31 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Kevin McGonigle
  • Akil Baddoo Hits First Homer In 2024

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's victory against the Boston Red Sox. Baddoo was recently recalled from Triple-A Toledo with outfielder Kerry Carpenter (back) being placed on the 10-day injured list. Baddoo has been a popular preseason pick for managers over the past few seasons, but has failed to live up to expectations throughout his career. With Carpenter sidelined, Baddoo should continue to see at-bats versus right-handed pitching, but he will need to string together some good games before managers have reason to take a chance with him. Baddoo will look to keep it going on Friday in a tough matchup versus Tanner Houck and the Boston Red Sox.

    May 31 · Source via Detroit Tigers Akil Baddoo
  • Riley Greene Goes Yard For 10th Homer

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Thursday's victory versus the Boston Red Sox. The homer gives Greene 10 on the season to accompany 22 RBI and a .234 batting average. The talented outfielder was a popular name amongst the fantasy community entering the season, but has been more inconsistent than managers would prefer. The power is nice, but after hitting .280 with six homers and 14 RBI in April, Greene has hit a weak .208 with three homers and seven RBI in May. Overall, Greene should continue to provide power numbers and his month of April is more accurate of what his numbers should be moving forward.

    May 31 · Source via Detroit Tigers Riley Greene
  • Jack Flaherty Dominates Red Sox

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty tossed 6 masterful innings against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, earning the win in a 5-0 victory. Flaherty allowed no runs on just one hit and one walk while striking out. The 28-year-old is in the midst of a career renaissance that has him looking like his 2019 self. While he holds a good but not great 3.46 ERA, it comes with a 1.00 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 67 IP, putting him near the top of the leaderboards in those categories. He is still not owned in all leagues, which needs to be corrected. If he can keep pitching like he has been, the sky is the limit for Flaherty.

    May 31 · Source via Detroit Tigers Jack Flaherty
  • Keider Montero Demoted After Making Debut

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    After making his big-league debut in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader, the Detroit Tigers have sent pitching prospect Keider Montero back to Triple-A Toledo. It was an expected move for the club's No. 7 prospect, according to MLB.com. Montero worked 4 1/3 innings in his debut and was a bag of mixed results. Montero recorded five strikeouts, but also allowed five hits, four runs and one walk. Montero, 23, remains a bright spot on the farm for the Tigers, but will need an injury or two to make an impact at the big-league level in 2024. Montero can safely remain on the waiver wire.

    May 30 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Keider Montero
  • Matt Vierling Cracks Two Homers Wednesday

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder/infielder Matt Vierling was busy on Wednesday, going 4-for-8 with two home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI across two games of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Vierling increased the Tigers' lead with a fifth-inning, three-run homer in Game 1, later continuing his hot hitting with a solo home run in the third inning of Game 2. The big day raised his triple-slash line to .289/.320/.503 with seven homers, 28 RBI, and 22 runs scored through 159 at-bats this year. The 27-year-old utility man is worth riding in fantasy while he's hot at the dish, but Vierling doesn't seem like much of a long-term solution in Detroit's low-scoring offense.

    May 29 · Source via Detroit Tigers Matt Vierling
  • Tarik Skubal Looks Terrific On Wednesday

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal looked sharp on the mound during Wednesday's start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The southpaw struck out eight batters over seven shutout innings in the victory. He followed up one of his worst starts of the season with one of his best on Wednesday. Skubal only allowed four hits as he made easy work of the Pirates below average lineup. He has a 7-1 record with a 2.01 ERA and an 80/11 K/BB ratio over 67 innings this season.

    May 29 · Source via Detroit Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Javier Baez Sitting In Game 2 Of Doubleheader

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    Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez will start on the bench for Game 2 of the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Zach McKinstry will make the start at shortstop in his place and bat eighth against Pirates rookie right-hander Paul Skenes. Baez heads to the bench after going hitless in three at-bats with a walk and a run scored in the 8-0 Game 1 win. While the 31-year-old has been better in the month of May, he's still impossible to recommend in most mixed fantasy leagues as one of the worst regulars in baseball. The Puerto Rican veteran came into Wednesday's games hitting a poor .203/.228/.278 with a homer, 23 RBI, six stolen bases and 13 runs scored in 158 at-bats. McKinstry, who has gone 14-for-73 (.192) this year with no homers, should be ignored against the hard-throwing Skenes.

    May 29 · Source via Detroit Tigers Javier Baez
  • Tigers Place Kerry Carpenter On Injured List, Call Up Keider Montero For MLB Debut

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    The Tigers have placed outfielder Kerry Carpenter on the 10-day injured list due to a lower back injury and recalled right-hander Keider Montero as the 27th man for today's doubleheader against the Pirates, per a team announcement. (Montero's promotion was first reported on X by Tigers Torkmoil.) Outfielder Akil Baddoo was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to...

    May 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects Detroit Tigers Kerry Carpenter Akil Baddoo Keider Montero
  • Tigers Place Kerry Carpenter On 10-Day Injured List

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    The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Kerry Carpenter (back) on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 27) on Wednesday with lumbar-spine inflammation and recalled outfielder Akil Baddoo from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move. The back soreness that Carpenter was feeling over the weekend has turned out to be something worse and will almost surely keep him out beyond the 10 days on the IL. It's a big loss for the Tigers and for fantasy managers, as the 26-year-old was hitting .283 with eight home runs, 29 RBI and 21 runs scored. Manager A.J. Hinch said there's no clear timetable for a return for Carpenter without further testing. Baddoo will give the Tigers more outfield depth. Matt Vierling is in center field on Wednesday, while Wenceel Perez is starting in right field for the Tigers in Game 1 of their doubleheader versus the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.

    May 29 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kerry Carpenter
  • Keider Montero Coming Up For Wednesday's Doubleheader

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    According to a source, the Detroit Tigers are calling up pitching prospect Keider Montero from Triple-A Toledo to be the 27th man on Wednesday for their doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nothing is official yet, but it looks like Detroit's No. 7 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, will make his major-league debut on Wednesday in a spot start in one of the games of a doubleheader after Tuesday's contest in Pittsburgh was rained out. Montero is getting his first major-league call-up after going 0-1 with a 4.40 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 17 walks and 36 strikeouts over 30 2/3 innings and nine starts for Toledo. The 23-year-old Venezuelan hurler can spin the ball with the best of them, but his struggles to control his secondary pitches and his vulnerability to the long ball will make him a risky fantasy streaming option in his MLB debut. And there's a good chance he'll be sent back to Toledo after Wednesday's game.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Keider Montero
  • Justyn-Henry Malloy Doing Well In Triple-A

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    Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy has been putting together another good season for Triple-A Toledo. Malloy has hit .269 with five homers and 25 RBI over his first 134 at-bats. He has also drawn 37 walks. Malloy is the club's No. 6 prospect and has had plenty of hype in fantasy circles since his breakout season of 2023 for Toledo. The 24-year-old led all of minor league baseball in 2023 with 110 walks and also showed his power with 23 homers and 83 RBI to lead his team. Malloy has shown some of the best plate discipline of any prospect and that continues to be a big part of his game. Malloy's biggest flaw has been that the Tigers have yet to find a position for him to get everyday at-bats at the big-league level. Malloy has the makings of a fantasy contributor with his ability to get on-base at a high clip and avoid strikeouts, but may need an injury at the big-league level to get his chance.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Justyn-Henry Malloy
  • Casey Mize Mediocre In Sunday's Outing

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    Detroit Tigers starter Casey Mize allowed three runs on eight hits across 4 1/3 innings of work during Sunday's 14-11 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. He walked two batters and did not record a strikeout. Mize has had a rocky May as he owns a 6.56 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, and 16:6 K:BB across five starts this month. The poor stretch of play may ultimately cost the 27-year-old his rotation spot as right-hander Matt Manning has seen increased playing time as of late. Mize has certainly not lived up to the hype after being selected first overall in the 2018 draft. He is best left on the waiver wire at this point.

    May 26 · Source via Detroit Tigers Casey Mize
  • Matt Vierling Blasts Two Homers In Sunday's Win

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Matt Vierling was 4-for-6 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored during Sunday's 14-11 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The 27-year-old smashed a Zach Pop offering to left field in the sixth inning to put the Tigers up 9-5. He then gave his team the victory with a monster three-run blast off of Jordan Romano in the bottom of the ninth. Vierling is now slashing .278/.311/.464 with five homers, 23 RBI and 19 runs scored across 47 games. He has not been an everyday player this season, but his playing time should increase after a performance like this. He may be a worthwhile option for managers in AL-only formats if he continues to leadoff with consistency.

    May 26 · Source via Detroit Tigers Matt Vierling
  • Kerry Carpenter Slugs Home Run In 2-1 Victory Over The Toronto Blue Jays

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Kerry Carpenter hit his eighth home run of the season Saturday afternoon, providing all the runs needed to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1. Carpenter is having an excellent season thus far, hitting .285 with eight home runs, 29 RBI and 20 runs scored in 144 at-bats. Five home runs have come in the last 15 games, where Carpenter has hit a robust .340. Carpenter should continue to see regular playing time in right field for the Tigers, and as long as he keeps hitting, he should be batting cleanup.

    May 25 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kerry Carpenter
  • Kerry Carpenter Hits Eighth Homer Of Season On Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Kerry Carpenter smashed a two-run shot off Toronto starter Jose Berrios in the first inning of the Tigers' 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday. Carpenter would also add on a single and go two-for-three on the day, but his first inning blast was all the Tigers needed to get past the Blue Jays. Carpenter increased his team-leading OPS to .916 and is second on the team in HR. The lefty has mainly been used as a platoon matchup against righties and fantasy managers should take that into account when inserting him into their lineups. Expect Carpenter to sit on Sunday vs Toronto lefty Yusei Kikuchi, but he'll be back in the lineup the next two days against Pittsburgh against standout rookies Jared Jones and Paul Skenes.

    May 25 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kerry Carpenter
  • Reese Olson Dominant In Start On Saturday, Picks Up First Win

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Reese Olson was dominant against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, pitching into the 7th inning and picking up his first win of the season in the Tigers 2-1 victory. Olson gave up just three hits and recorded four strikeouts with his only blemish in the box score being three walks. The only run Olson gave up came in the 7th inning and was unearned. The 24-year-old lowered his ERA to 1.92, the lowest in a Tigers rotation that includes Cy Young candidate Tarik Skubal. Fantasy managers in need of starting pitchers should look to take advantage of Olson's hot start and snag him off the waiver wire if available. Olson's next scheduled start will be next Friday at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox.

    May 25 · Source via Detroit Tigers Reese Olson
  • Spencer Torkelson Resting On Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson is not in the team's starting lineup on Saturday versus the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Mark Canha will get the start at first base for Detroit and will bat third in the lineup against Blue Jays right-hander Jose Berrios. Torkelson is due for a day off after going hitless in 16 at-bats in his last five games to drop his season line to .207/.279/.330. The former first overall pick in 2020 out of Arizona State also has homered just three times in 188 at-bats so far this year while driving in 17 and scoring 21 runs for the Tigers. In the month of May, he's gone 15-for-77 (.195) with all three of his homers, six RBI and 18 strikeouts in 84 plate appearances over 21 games. Canha does have a solo homer in seven career at-bats against Berrios and could be a DFS sleeper despite his .226 average (37-for-164) in 2024.

    May 25 · Source via Detroit Tigers Spencer Torkelson
  • Jason Foley Picks Up A Save On Friday

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Jason Foley got the final out of a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to earn the save on Friday. With runners on first and third, Foley needed just three pitches to induce a Danny Jansen groundout to secure the win for his team. The 28-year-old has been steady at the back of the Detroit bullpen this season, posting a 2-1 record, 2.41 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings of work while converting 11 of his 12 save opportunities. While he doesn't post big strikeout numbers, Foley has fantasy value as Detroit's primary closer moving forward.

    May 25 · Source via Closers Detroit Tigers Jason Foley
  • Wilmer Flores To Throw Bullpen Session

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Wilmer Flores (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. The 23-year-old is working his way back from a AC joint issue in his shoulder. Before going down, Flores was struggling to the tune of a 6.04 ERA in 13 relief appearances in Triple-A. The Tigers still have high hopes for Flores despite his recent struggles. He came into the league as a starting pitcher, but is transitioning into a relief role this season.

    May 24 · Source via Detroit Tigers Wilmer Flores
  • Jackson Jobe To Throw Bullpen On Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jackson Jobe (hamstring) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. The right-hander hasn't pitched since being removed from his start in Double-A in the beginning of May. The Tigers are obviously going to take it slowly with one of their top pitching prospects. The fact Jobe is getting back on the mound is a good sign. Hopefully he'll be able to get back to pitching in Double-A within the next few weeks.

    May 24 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jackson Jobe
  • Reese Olson To Pitch On Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Reese Olson (hip) is scheduled to make his next start on Saturday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. Olson was forced to leave his last start on Monday early against the Kansas City Royals when he was hit by a comebacker in his hip, but he only suffered a bruise and is ready to take his next turn in the rotation this weekend. In the plus matchup against a Blue Jays offense that has been out of sorts for most of the early part of the year, Olson should be returned to starting fantasy lineups in most leagues. The 24-year-old former 13th-round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 has yet to win a game and has five losses, but it's not because he hasn't pitched well. He's currently sporting a great 2.16 ERA and 1.06 WHIP and has walked 16 and struck out 43 in 50 innings over his nine starts.

    May 24 · Source via Detroit Tigers Reese Olson
  • Kenta Maeda Reinstated And Starting Friday

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    The Detroit Tigers announced on Friday that they have reinstated right-hander Kenta Maeda (illness) from the 15-day injured list and optioned right-hander Matt Manning to Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move after Thursday night's game. Maeda is recovered from his illness and will toe the rubber against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. Even against a Toronto lineup that has mostly struggled to put up runs this year, the 36-year-old Japanese starter isn't a recommended fantasy streamer in his first start off the IL and probably isn't very likely to go deep in this ballgame. In his first seven starts in 2024, Maeda has been pretty hittable and has posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 23 strikeouts and 10 walks in 30 2/3 innings. There just isn't any fantasy upside left with Maeda, especially while pitching for Detroit.

    May 24 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Max Clark Enjoying Productive May At Single-A

    Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Max Clark has tallied at least one hit in all but three games in May with a .290/.380/.406 line. He has posted a stellar 10:10 BB:K ratio and swiped five bags in this stretch as well. Clark got a small taste of Single-A ball last summer but struggled over his first 11 games. However, that seems to be far behind him now, as he has a .277 AVG through 36 games this season. The former number three overall selection in the 2023 MLB Draft is considered the number two prospect in the Detroit system on MLB Pipeline and is expected to reach the majors in 2026. However, dynasty managers should continue to monitor him as he should be promoted to High-A fairly soon and could even push for a short debut with Double-A at the end of the summer.

    May 24 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Max Clark
  • Jack Flaherty Picks Up Quality Start In Loss Thursday

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jack Flaherty (1-4) picked up a quality start and the loss Thursday night, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in a 9-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Tigers starter cruised through six innings before being chased after allowing a two-run home run to Daulton Varsho . That was the deciding blow, as the Tigers couldn't muster up any run-support for Flaherty. Run support has been almost nonexistent for Flaherty in his starts, which is why he only has one victory on the season. He currently has a 3.84 ERA on the season and ranks seventh in the league in strikeouts. There's no doubt Flaherty has found a home in Detroit and should be in your fantasy lineup every week despite the lack of wins. He will look to pick up his second win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

    May 24 · Source via Detroit Tigers Jack Flaherty
  • Mets Claim Ty Adcock From Tigers

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    The Mets announced that right-hander Ty Adcock has been claimed off waivers from the Tigers and been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. The righty had been designated for assignment by Detroit on the weekend. The Mets had a couple of open spots on their 40-man roster after Joey Wendle and Yohan Ramírez were both designated for...

    May 23 · MLB Trade Rumors New York Mets Detroit Tigers Ty Adcock
  • Tigers Option Alex Lange To Triple-A

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    The Detroit Tigers optioned right-hander Alex Lange to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday and recalled right-hander Mason Englert from Toledo in a corresponding move. The move to demote Lange to the minors comes a day after he gave up four earned runs in one inning of work in the team's loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. The 28-year-old opened the year as Detroit's closer but will now try to figure some things out in the minors after going 0-3 so far in 2024 with a career-worst 4.34 ERA (3.94 FIP), a 1.77 WHIP, two saves, 17 walks and 21 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. Lange had a career-high 26 saves for the Tigers last year but has fallen on hard times so far this year, mainly for his inability to control the strike zone. He should be back in Detroit eventually, but he's not guaranteed to win the closer role back from Jason Foley.

    May 23 · Source via Closers Detroit Tigers Alex Lange
  • Shelby Miller Throws Bullpen Tuesday

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Shelby Miller (elbow) completed a successful bullpen session on Tuesday. It was the first time that he had thrown off a mound since going on the injured list on May 13 with right ulnar nerve inflammation. The 33-year-old veteran will need to slowly build his arm back up with several more bullpen sessions before he's cleared to face live hitters in batting practice sessions or on a minor-league rehab assignment. Given the fact that Miller is now in a relief role, it shouldn't take him as long to return, which means he has a shot to come off the injured list before June. Miller isn't really on the fantasy radar at all and is currently 3-4 in 2024 with a 4.41 ERA (4.37 FIP) and 1.04 WHIP with six walks and 15 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings pitched in 15 appearances out of Detroit's bullpen.

    May 22 · Source via Detroit Tigers Shelby Miller
  • Reese Olson Has Bullpen Pushed Back

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Reese Olson (hip) didn't throw his bullpen session on Wednesday and will instead throw his bullpen on Thursday at Comerica Park before he returns to the rotation to start against the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend. Olson was hit on his right hip by a comebacker in his last start on Monday against the Kansas City Royals, but the injury wasn't serious enough to cause him to miss his next turn through the rotation this weekend in a better matchup against Toronto. The 24-year-old former 13th-round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 has been outstanding for the Tigers and his fantasy managers so far this year, despite being 0-5. Olson is currently sporting a 2.16 ERA (2.82 FIP) and 1.06 WHIP while walking 16 and striking out 43 in 50 innings over his nine starts in just his second MLB season. Leave him in your starting lineups this weekend.

    May 22 · Source via Detroit Tigers Reese Olson
  • Kenta Maeda Lined Up To Return This Weekend

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Kenta Maeda (illness) threw a bullpen session at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday and is lined up to start on Saturday or Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Maeda is attempting to return to the Tigers' starting rotation after landing on the injured list with a viral illness in mid-May. The 36-year-old veteran pitched in a minor-league rehab game last week and appears to be feeling good enough to rejoin the team this weekend. The matchup against Toronto isn't a bad one, but fantasy managers should still be very hesitant to throw Maeda back into the fire as a streamer this weekend. In seven starts before going on the shelf, the Japanese hurler went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with only 23 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings pitched.

    May 22 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Reese Olson Expects To Make Next Start

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Reese Olson (hip) said he played catch on Tuesday and felt fine other than a little soreness around his hip. Olson will throw a side session on Wednesday, but he expects to be ready to go in time for Saturday's scheduled start at home against the Toronto Blue Jays after suffering a right hip contusion in Monday's start against the division-rival Kansas City Royals. The 24-year-old right-hander may be without a win through his nine starts this season, but he owns an excellent 2.16 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 43:16 K:BB over 50 innings of work for the Tigers. Fantasy managers should continue monitoring the status of Olson over the coming days for confirmation that he won't need to miss a turn in the rotation.

    May 21 · Source via Detroit Tigers Reese Olson
  • Matt Manning To Start On Friday

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Manning will make the start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. It was uncertain what the team was going to do with Kenta Maeda (illness) nearing a return. The plan is for Maeda to throw on Wednesday or Thursday. After that, the Tigers will determine what to do depending on how he feels. For now, Manning will stick in the rotation and make at least one more start. Although, Manning isn't a great streaming option against the tough Blue Jays lineup.

    May 21 · Source via Detroit Tigers Matt Manning
  • Giants Sign Donny Sands To Minor League Deal

    The Giants recently signed catcher Donny Sands to a minor league contract. The 28-year-old made his organizational debut with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, going 0-5 with three strikeouts. That was Sands' first affiliated action of the 2024 season. The Tigers released him at the end of March. Sands subsequently had a brief stint in Mexico, suiting...

    May 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants Donny Sands
  • Jace Jung Homers In Game 1 Of Doubleheader

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    Detroit Tigers infield prospect Jace Jung stayed hot Sunday, blasting his eighth home run of the season in the first game of a doubleheader for Triple-A Toledo. He also collected a hit in the second game, now having hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and going 22-for-60 (.367) since April 27 (17 games), with four doubles, a triple, and four home runs. The former first-round draft pick hit 28 home runs across two levels of the minors last season and is showing off the power once again in 2024. Expect a call-up to the majors around mid-season, perhaps sooner if Detroit wants to attempt to boost their power numbers, having posted the fifth fewest home runs in the majors to date.

    May 21 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jace Jung
  • Reese Olson Exits After Taking Comebacker To Hip

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Reese Olson (hip) left Monday's start against the division-rival Kansas City Royals during the third inning after taking a 101.8 mph line drive from Michael Massey off his right hip. It's worth noting that Olson attempted to stay in the game, but Beau Brieske ultimately relieved him after the club opted to pull him from the contest. Olson allowed one earned run on five hits and one walk with two strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings before departing. The Tigers should provide an official diagnosis sometime following Monday's game, and the 24-year-old right-hander should be viewed as day-to-day until then. Although Olson is winless through nine starts this year, he holds an impressive 2.16 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 43:16 K:BB over 50 frames. His next start tentatively lines up for Saturday, when Detroit hosts the Toronto Blue Jays.

    May 20 · Source via Detroit Tigers Reese Olson
  • Tigers Claim Easton Lucas, Designate Ty Adcock

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    The Tigers and Athletics have both announced that Detroit has claimed left-hander Easton Lucas off waivers.  Lucas will be optioned to the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo.  In the corresponding move, the Tigers have also designated right-hander Ty Adcock for assignment. It was a quick stay on the waiver wire for Lucas, as the Athletics...

    May 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers Ty Adcock Easton Lucas
  • Jace Jung Hits Seventh Home Run On Friday

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    Detroit Tigers infield prospect Jace Jung launched his seventh home run of the season to power Triple-A Toledo to a victory on Friday. Across his first 38 games at Triple-A, the 23-year-old has posted an impressive .272/.383/.515 slash line. The former 12th overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft has progressed through the Detroit system very quickly as he finished the 2022 season with High-A and was able to open this season with Triple-A. Jung is ranked as the 48th overall prospect and third-best prospect in the Tigers' system on MLB Pipeline. With how well Jung is performing against Triple-A pitching, he should push for a major league debut later this summer. He is worth stashing in AL-only formats for now and should already be rostered in all keeper and dynasty leagues.

    May 18 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jace Jung
  • Tarik Skubal Strikes Out Six Over Six Shutout Innings

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    Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal tossed six innings of shutout ball while striking out six and allowing just one hit in a 13-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Skubal was efficient in the outing, needing just 74 pitches to cruise through his six innings of work. He didn't allow a baserunner until the fifth inning when he gave up a double to Randal Grichuck. Skubal has been dominant in 2024, posting a 6-0 record, 1.80 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 66 strikeouts over 55 innings of work. Skubal has to be considered a must-start in fantasy moving forward. His next start is scheduled to come against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

    May 18 · Source via Detroit Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Tigers Don't Plan On Benching Javier Baez

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    The Detroit Tigers currently have no plans to bench struggling shortstop Javier Baez. "He's going to play, a lot," manager A.J. Hinch said. The two-time All-Star in his prime, Baez is hitting just .167 with a homer, five walks and 27 strikeouts in 37 games this year. The 31-year-old has been worth minus-one defensive runs saved at shortstop and has been the worst player in baseball when his offensive struggles are added in. His OPS has dropped in each of his three seasons in Detroit, from .671 in 2022 to .593 last year and to .422 so far in 2024. The 11-year MLB veteran had 31 extra-base hits in 136 games last year but has just five extra-base hits this year, putting him on pace for 18 extra-base hits in 2024. The return of Gio Urshela from the injured list could take some starts away from Baez at shortstop. Until Baez shows some signs of turning it around, he's basically unplayable in all fantasy formats.

    May 17 · Source via Detroit Tigers Javier Baez
  • Kevin McGonigle Extends Hitting Streak To Six Games

    Detroit Tigers shortstop prospect Kevin McGonigle extended his hit streak to six games with a two-hit performance on Wednesday. On the season, the 19-year-old has totaled 18 hits through 15 games this season with a .321/.406/.464 slash line with a long ball and an 8:8 BB:K ratio. Since he started his hit streak on May 8, he is sporting an incredible .357/.400/.536 line. McGonigle got a small taste of Single-A last season and is settling in quite nicely in his first extended look. He should be expected to reach High-A later this summer and could become a name to monitor in dynasty leagues down the road.

    May 16 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Kevin McGonigle
  • Andrew Sears Strikes Out Nine In Latest Outing

    Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Andrew Sears was selected from the University of Connecticut during the 10th round of last year's MLB Draft. He's struggled with walks in the past but generally induces weak contact. His pitch repertoire is headlined by an effective fastball that clocks around 95 mph. Last week, Sears twirled five shutout innings. He allowed one hit, walked one batter, and hit one batter, all while recording a whopping nine strikeouts. It was his best outing of the 2024 season and also gave him a two-game streak with zero runs allowed. Don't be surprised if he gets elevated to High-A or Double-A soon.

    May 15 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Andrew Sears
  • Hao-Yu Lee Plates 10 In Productive Week

    Detroit Tigers infield prospect Hao-Yu Lee is a former international signing from Taiwan who was acquired from the Phillies at last summer's trade deadline. He was swapped for Michael Lorenzen in a one-for-one trade, and so far, it looks like Detroit won that swap. Lee is a very polished hitter who gets good speed and strength behind his swings, works counts effectively, and hits to all parts of the field. There are also some indications that he may have some untapped (sneaky) pop. Finally, he's an above-average defender with good baseball IQ and reaction time. He'll likely play second base long-term, though he's looked solid on the left side of the infield before, too. Last week, Lee went 7-for-18 with two homers, 10 RBI, four walks, and four strikeouts. There aren't too many prospects who can hit for power while maintaining a respectable K/BB rate, but Lee is one of those players. He'll likely make his MLB debut in 2025.

    May 15 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Hao-Yu Lee
  • Reese Olson's Stellar Outing Ends With No-Decision

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcherReese Olsonreceived a no-decision Tuesday night after tossing eight shutout innings against the Marlins in a 1-0 loss. The game went scoreless into extra innings, but not before Olson shut down the Marlins for no runs, six strikeouts, no walks, and only three hits allowed. Despite the 0-4 record, the right-hander has been great this season, sporting a 2.09 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP. He's logged six straight starts of allowing two runs or less after giving up six runs in four innings to the Pittsburgh Pirates in early April. Olson's next start comes against the Kansas City Royals. The young pitcher dominated the Royals in his last meeting for seven one-run innings, including eight strikeouts.

    May 14 · Source via Detroit Tigers Reese Olson
  • Kenta Maeda To Throw A Bullpen On Wednesday

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Kenta Maeda (illness) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. It's good to see that Maeda is feeling better after he was placed on the 15-day injured list last Saturday due to a viral illness. The 36-year-old veteran might need to throw a few bullpen sessions before he's cleared for a short minor-league rehab assignment. Fantasy baseball managers in mixed leagues can probably leave Maeda to the waiver wire, as he started the year 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA (6.53 FIP) and 1.40 WHIP with 10 walks and 23 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings over seven starts. Maeda typically doesn't overpower hitters but relies on pinpoint control. He has a career 26.4% strikeout rate and has little fantasy upside at this stage of his career.

    May 14 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Gio Urshela Back From Injured List And Starting Tuesday

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    The Detroit Tigers reinstated infielder Gio Urshela (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and optioned outfielder Akil Baddoo to Triple-A Toledo after Monday night's game in a corresponding move. Urshela is starting at third base and batting sixth for the Tigers in his first game back on Tuesday against the visiting Miami Marlins and left-hander Ryan Weathers. Urshela has never faced Weathers in his career but was hitting .298/.310/.333 with no homers and six RBI in 57 at-bats before landing on the injured list on April 20 with a strained hamstring. The 32-year-old should return to see most of the playing time at third base in Detroit, making him useful in some deep-mixed leagues. Urshela went 5-for-8 with an RBI and two runs in three minor-league rehab games. He doesn't have a ton of power but makes plenty of contact.

    May 14 · Source via Detroit Tigers Giovanny Urshela
  • Hao-Yu Lee Posts First Career Two-Home Run Game

    Detroit Tigers infield prospect Hao-Yu Lee posted his first two-home run game of his career in Sunday's victory with five total RBI. In his first 28 games at Double-A, the 21-year-old has a .273/.357/.436 with three long balls and four swiped bags. Last season, Lee spent time in Single and High-A with a cumulative .273/.362/.399 line with six total home runs. Lee is considered the 13th overall prospect in the Tigers system on MLB Pipeline and is projected to make his major league debut in 2025. Dynasty managers should monitor Lee's power output as he approaches Triple-A, especially since he has never tallied more than ten home runs in a single minor league season.

    May 14 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Hao-Yu Lee
  • Jackson Jobe Given Major Boost In Recent MLB Pipeline Rankings

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitching prospect Jackson Jobe is now ranked in the top 10 of all MLB prospects on MLB Pipeline in their recently updated rankings. Jobe was previously ranked as the 21st overall prospect. Through five starts at Double-A this season, the 21-year-old has a strong 2.16 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and a 24:10 K:BB ratio. Jobe spent the majority of last season with Single and High-A with a cumulative 2.81 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and near-perfect 84:6 K:BB ratio across 64 innings. Jobe should be promoted to Triple-A fairly soon, which could open the door for a late-season major league debut.

    May 14 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jackson Jobe
  • Jason Foley Earns 10th Save Monday

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    Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Jason Foley earned his 10th save of the season in Monday's 6-5 win over the Marlins. Foley came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by one and delivered a 1-2-3 outing with a strikeout. After starting the season as the team's closer, the Tigers have mixed up their bullpen usage over the past couple of weeks. However, Foley has been the team's best reliever, converting all but one save opportunity with a 2.20 ERA, an 8.27 K/9 rate, and a 3.86 BB/9 rate. He still seems like the pitcher to roster for fantasy purposes and may be able to earn the closer's role back if he can string together several solid performances.

    May 14 · Source via Closers Detroit Tigers Jason Foley
  • Alex Lange Falls Apart In Rough Appearance

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    Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Lange got destroyed on Sunday, allowing four runs in just IP in a 9-3 loss to the Houston Astros. Lange allowed five hits and two walks while failing to record a strikeout. The 28-year-old had been pitching well recently and seemed to be making a case to be re-inserted into the closer discussion, but a lot of that goodwill went away today with this disastrous performance. The Tigers will likely continue to use Jason Foley in the ninth inning, although they don't seem to fully trust him of late. Still, a lack of other options makes Foley the go-to guy for now.

    May 13 · Source via Closers Detroit Tigers Alex Lange
  • Kerry Carpenter Launches Two Home Runs On Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Kerry Carpenter went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and a strikeout in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Houston Astros. Carpenter belted a two-run shot off Cristian Javier in the bottom of the third inning for his first homer of the game. He later took Hunter Brown deep in the bottom of the fourth inning for his second long ball of the night. Entering Saturday's game, Carpenter had gone 18 games without a home run. The 26-year-old is slashing .275/.333/.523 with five home runs, 18 RBI, and 12 runs over 37 games in 2024. Carpenter will look to build off Saturday's massive performance in the season finale against the Astros on Sunday and should be started in most league formats.

    May 12 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kerry Carpenter
  • Tigers Place Kenta Maeda On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Tigers announced this afternoon that they've placed right-hander Kenta Maeda on the 15-day injured list with a viral illness. Outfield Akil Baddoo was recalled from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move, though Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports that right-hander Matt Manning is set to be called up to the majors on...

    May 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda Akil Baddoo Matt Manning
  • Matt Manning To Be Promoted For Monday Start

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    The Detroit Tigers have announced that they will recall right-hander Matt Manning to make a start on Monday against the Miami Marlins. Manning will take the spot of veteran Kenta Maeda, who was placed on the IL with a viral illness. Manning has started three games this year for the Tigers, going 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. In a small sample size, Manning has 17 strikeouts in 17 innings and his 85.5 average exit velocity is in the 92nd percentile in MLB. It is unknown how long Maeda will be out with his illness, but Manning could make two or three starts in the interim.

    May 11 · Source via Detroit Tigers Matt Manning
  • Kenta Maeda To IL With Viral Illness

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    Detroit Tigers veteran Kenta Maeda has been placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to May 8th, with a viral infection, In a corresponding move, the Tigers recalled outfielder Akil Baddoo from AAA Toledo. The veteran Maeda is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in seven starts covering 30 innings. He pitched on May 7th against the Cleveland Guardians with poor results, going only two innings and surrendering seven earned runs on five hits and three walks. Baddoo likely will be a reserve outfielder during his stay on the roster, It appears that the Tigers will recall right-hander Matt Manning to take Maeda's upcoming Monday start against the Miami Marlins.

    May 11 · Source via Detroit Tigers Kenta Maeda
  • Mark Canha Back In On Friday

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Mark Canha (illness) is back in the starting lineup on Friday as the designated hitter and is batting third against the visiting Houston Astros and left-hander Framber Valdez. Canha missed two games earlier this week while battling an upper-respiratory illness, but he's obviously feeling better now and is back in there for the series opener this weekend in Detroit. The 35-year-old veteran outfielder/designated hitter is batting .248 (29-for-117) on the year with five home runs and 16 RBI in his 34 games played. Canha has had decent success against left-handed pitchers in his career and shouldn't be ignored in this one in DFS now that he's past his illness. In his 14 career at-bats against Valdez, he's hitting .286 with one RBI as well.

    May 10 · Source via Detroit Tigers Mark Canha
  • Jace Jung Tallies Three Hits And Sixth Home Run

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    Detroit Tigers second base/third base prospect Jace Jung went 3-for-4 at the plate and hit his sixth home run of the 2024 campaign. Jung has posted an overall .280/.397/.525 slash line in 33 games this season in his first taste of Triple-A ball. Jung is expected to reach the major leagues this summer but is making a case to be promoted much earlier than anticipated. The fourth overall prospect in the Tigers pipeline has yet to face any major setbacks at any level of the majors and is worth stashing in deeper redraft leagues, as it looks like he could make an immediate impact when promoted.

    May 8 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jace Jung
  • Mark Canha Out With Upper Respiratory Infection

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Mark Canha (illness) is out of the starting lineup again on Wednesday against the Cleveland Guardians due to an upper respiratory infection. "He's not feeling well. It hasn't been a great road trip health-wise (for the team), so we're kind of quarantining him at this point to get him away from the rest of us until further notice," manager A.J. Hinch said. It will be the second straight game missed for the 35-year-old, who is hitting .248 (29-for-117) so far in 2024 with five home runs, 16 RBI and 17 runs scored for the Tigers. Check back on Friday to see if Canha is feeling good enough to play in the series opener against the Houston Astros after a scheduled off day on Thursday. Colt Keith will serve as the designated hitter and will bat fifth on Wednesday against Guardians right-hander Tanner Bibee.

    May 8 · Source via Detroit Tigers Mark Canha
  • Andy Ibanez Explodes With Two Homers

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    Detroit Tigers infielder Andy Ibanez went yard twice in Tuesday's 11-7 win over the division-rival Cleveland Guardians, piling up four hits and four RBI in the high-scoring affair. Ibanez took Guardians left-hander Logan Allen deep to open the game, tagging the southpaw for another long ball to score three more runs in the second frame. The 31-year-old utility man raised his average by nearly 100 points with the four-hit attack, now batting .364 (12-for-33) with two big flies, one double, seven RBI, and seven runs scored across 13 games. With top prospect Colt Keith scuffling at the plate to begin his major-league career, Ibanez could push for more playing time at the keystone with continued hot hitting. Ibanez gets another date with Cleveland on Wednesday. In 17 career games versus the Guardians, Ibanez is now hitting a ridiculous .441 (26-for-59) with nine extra-base hits and 15 RBI.

    May 7 · Source via Detroit Tigers Andy Ibanez
  • Gio Urshela Nearing Rehab Assignment

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    Detroit Tigers third baseman Gio Urshela (hamstring) ran the bases and took batting practice ahead of Tuesday's game against the division-rival Cleveland Guardians, and he will do so again on Wednesday. If all goes well, Urshela could begin a minor-league rehab assignment sometime soon after the Tigers return home on Friday for the start of a three-game series with the Houston Astros. Although the 32-year-old defensive-minded infielder was hitting .298 (17-for-57) before going on the 10-day injured list due to a strained right hamstring, he has only six RBI, two extra-base hits, and four runs scored through 18 games (57 at-bats) as Detroit's primary third baseman and doesn't need to be stashed in most fantasy leagues. Matt Vierling is worth a look in AL-only formats in the meantime, however, slashing .286/.321/.510 with two home runs, one double, two triples, and seven RBI over his last 49 ABs (15 games).

    May 7 · Source via Detroit Tigers Giovanny Urshela
  • Tigers Option Parker Meadows, Select Ryan Vilade

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    May 7: The Tigers have now officially announced that they have optioned Meadows, selected Vilade and transferred Gipson-Long to the 60-day IL. May 6: The Tigers plan to option center fielder Parker Meadows to Triple-A Toledo before tomorrow's matchup with the Guardians, reports Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free-Press. Detroit will promote Ryan Vilade to take...

    May 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers Parker Meadows Ryan Vilade
  • Parker Meadows To Be Optioned To Triple-A Tuesday

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    The Detroit Tigers are expected to option outfielder Parker Meadows to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday before the team's game against the Guardians, per Detroit Free Press' Evan Petzold. The 24-year-old has slashed just .096/.224/.219 in 85 plate appearances. Ryan Vilade will be getting called up in a corresponding move and has been hitting well at Triple-A. Meadows is worth holding onto in dynasty leagues given his pedigree, but neither he nor Vilade are worth rostering in re-draft leagues at this time, as Vilade's role with the Tigers is unknown.

    May 7 · Source via Detroit Tigers Parker Meadows Ryan Vilade
  • Tarik Skubal Excels In 12-Strikeout Quality Start

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal dominated the New York Yankees on Sunday, striking out 12 while allowing just two runs over six innings. Skubal allowed just six hits and didn't walk a batter in this one, taking a tough-luck no-decision. The 27-year-old has been brilliant this season, going 4-0 with a 1.90 ERA and 0.77 WHIP along with 53 strikeouts in 42 IP. He is a frontrunner for the A.L. Cy Young and should be considered a fantasy ace.

    May 6 · Source via Detroit Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Wenceel Perez Scratched With Illness

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Wenceel Perez (illness) was scratched from Sunday's lineup in the Bronx against the New York Yankees due to an illness. Rookie second baseman Colt Keith will now enter the lineup at second base while batting seventh, with Andy Ibanez at third base and leading off and Matt Vierling in right field and in the two-hole versus Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes. Perez, who was slated to make his seventh straight start, should be considered day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener against the Cleveland Guardians. The 24-year-old has earned more playing time by hitting .302 (16-for-53) in the early going with three homers, eight RBI and two stolen bases for the Tigers. Ibanez and Vierling are both worth looking at as low-cost DFS sleepers at the top of Detroit's lineup.

    May 5 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Wenceel Perez
  • Javier Baez Out On Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus the New York Yankees in the Bronx. The struggling Baez went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday night's walk-off loss and is now slashing a miserable .183/.228/.258 with one home run, nine RBI, six stolen bases, six runs scored, five walks and 22 strikeouts in 101 plate appearances over his 28 games in 2024. The 31-year-old free swinger has fallen far since his last All-Star appearance in 2019 with the Chicago Cubs, and he's been a massive bust since joining the Tigers in 2022. About the only thing fantasy managers can count on him for now is some modest stolen base numbers. Zach McKinstry is starting at the 6 on Saturday and is hitting eighth against Yankees right-hander Clarke Schmidt.

    May 4 · Source via Detroit Tigers Javier Baez
  • Jace Jung Launches Fifth Home Run On Friday

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    Detroit Tigers second/third base prospect Jace Jung broke out of his power slump on Friday by launching his fifth home run of the season. Jung had gone without tallying a long ball for ten games. In his first season at Triple-A, the 23-year-old has posted a solid .257/.373/.486 line with one swiped bag and 25 RBI in 30 games. Jung is on pace to fall just short of 28 home run count from last season, which he tallied across High and Double-A, but he has maintained a very similar batting average this season. The number four prospect in the Detroit pipeline and 54th overall should be expected to reach the majors this season and is worth monitoring closely in deeper redraft formats.

    May 4 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jace Jung
  • Jack Flaherty's Strong Start To A Hopeful Rebound Year

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    Jack Flaherty was one of the more interesting mid-level starting pitchers in last year's free agent class. The righty was arguably the best pitcher in MLB in the second half of 2019, but he didn't cement himself as an ace in the following few seasons. He struggled in nine starts during the shortened season. Oblique...

    May 3 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers Jack Flaherty
  • Reese Olson To Start Series Opener On Friday

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    Detroit Tigers right-hander Reese Olson will take the bump to start Friday's series opener versus the New York Yankees. The 24-year-old has enjoyed a nice start to his season, tossing a 3.18 ERA across his first five starts and 28 1/3 innings of work, although his 4.09 SIERA suggests some regression may be on the horizon. Nonetheless, Olson has been one of the most unlucky pitchers in the game from a win/loss standpoint as he has allowed just four earned runs over his last three starts and has managed to take the loss in each of those outings. He worked seven innings of one-run ball while striking out eight in his last start against the Royals but failed to gain a single run of offensive support.

    May 2 · Source via Detroit Tigers Reese Olson
  • Matt Manning Heads Back To Triple-A

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    The Detroit Tigers optioned right-hander Matt Manning back to Triple-A Toledo after the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manning served as the team's 27th man for the doubleheader and picked up a no-decision when he allowed four earned runs on seven hits (one home run) while walking two and striking out seven in 4 2/3 innings against St. Louis. He's now made three spot starts for Detroit this year. The 26-year-old threw 5 2/3 shutout innings in his first appearance but has now allowed eight earned runs in his last two outings despite striking out 14. We'll likely see Manning again at some point, and if any of the Tigers' regular starters are injured, he'll be the first to take their rotation spot.

    May 1 · Source via Detroit Tigers Matt Manning
  • Jackson Jobe Injured In Minors

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    Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe (hamstring) was pulled from his start early on Wednesday with Double-A Erie in the middle of the fourth inning after he was seen flexing his left leg and grabbing around his hamstring after delivering a pitch. The 21-year-old right-hander entered his start on Wednesday with a 2.63 ERA and 1.17 WHIP while walking nine and striking out 19 in 13 2/3 innings over his four starts for Erie. It's unclear how serious the injury is, but it's worth keeping an eye on for the Tigers' No. 3 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder has a nasty slider to pair with a mid- to upper-90s fastball. Even if his leg injury isn't serious enough to require a stint on the minor-league injured list, Jobe is probably unlikely to make his big-league debut in 2024.

    May 1 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Jackson Jobe
  • Wenceel Perez Hits Two Home Runs To Power Tigers To Victory

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Wenceel Perez went 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. Perez launched a solo shot in the bottom of the second and then hit a two-run blast in the seventh. The 24-year-old has performed very well in his first 15 games at the major-league level with a .302/.375/.628 stat line with three home runs and two swiped bags. Perez has now started in seven consecutive games and is worth looking into in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues due to his recent power surge.

    Apr 30 · Source via Prospects Detroit Tigers Wenceel Perez
  • Riley Greene Hits Two Long Balls In Doubleheader

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene hit two home runs across a doubleheader on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Greene provided the Tigers' only offense in the first game by hitting a solo shot in the fourth frame. Then, in the second game, Greene went 3-5 with two RBI. The 23-year-old wasted no time by knocking an RBI double in the opening frame, which scored Andy Ibanez. Then, in the seventh inning, Greene would launch his second solo home run of the day. The former fifth-overall pick is riding a .250/.383/.519 stat line with seven home runs. Greene could see his home run count continue to climb throughout the summer thanks to his superb 17.9% barrel rate. He remains a must-start outfielder in all formats.

    Apr 30 · Source via Detroit Tigers Riley Greene
  • Andy Ibanez Returns From Injured List Tuesday

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    The Detroit Tigers reinstated infielder/outfielder Andy Ibanez (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list on Tuesday and optioned infielder Buddy Kennedy to Triple-A Toledo after Sunday's game in a corresponding move. Ibanez didn't play at all in the 2-1 loss on Tuesday to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of a doubleheader, but he's starting at second base and batting second in Game 2 against Cardinals left-hander Steven Matz. The 31-year-old is back from a stint on the IL due to a strained left hamstring and should see starts against left-handed pitchers moving forward. The Cuban infielder returns to a .267/.235/.267 slash line with no home runs and three RBI in just 15 at-bats in 2024. Ibanez is only an option in AL-only leagues for middle-infield depth.

    Apr 30 · Source via Detroit Tigers Andy Ibanez
  • Jack Flaherty Records 14 Strikeouts In No-Decision

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jake Flaherty put together a brilliant performance against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. The right-hander recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts over 6 2/3 scoreless innings during Tuesday's no-decision. Flaherty struck out seven straight batters to open up the contest. Sadly for Flaherty, the Tigers bullpen coughed up the lead in the ninth inning which cost him his first victory of the season. He'll take a 4.00 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 50/5 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Cleveland Guardians.

    Apr 30 · Source via Detroit Tigers Jack Flaherty
  • Gio Urshela Travelling With Tigers

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    Third baseman Gio Urshela (hamstring) is traveling with the Detroit Tigers for their six-game road trip as he gets closer to a return from injury. Urshela is going through hitting and defensive drills, while also continuing to run as he looks to return from a right-hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined since April 19. He's currently on the 10-day injured list. Before the injury, Urshela was the Tigers' everyday third baseman and was slashing .298/.310/.333 with six RBI. In place of Urshela, Detroit has been starting Matt Vierling at third base. Once Urshela returns from injury, he will resume being the everyday third baseman, but despite that, he is under 5 percent owned in Yahoo and ESPN fantasy leagues.

    Apr 30 · Source via Detroit Tigers Giovanny Urshela Matt Vierling
  • Javier Baez Sitting Out Of Game 1

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    Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez is not in the team's starting lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. With Baez resting, Zach McKinstry will get the nod at shortstop and will hit seventh in the lineup against Cardinals right-hander Kyle Gibson. It seems like ages ago that Baez was a two-time All-Star with the Chicago Cubs. He's really fallen on hard times in Detroit and is hitting just .193/.233/.277 in 25 games this year with just one home run, nine RBI, six stolen bases, four walks and 21 strikeouts in 90 plate appearances. Now that Baez's power production is down -- he hit just nine long balls in 2023 -- it's hard to justify starting him in mixed fantasy leagues. McKinstry is hitting .220 (9-for-41) and doesn't have a homer this year, but he has a solo home run in six career at-bats against Gibson.

    Apr 30 · Source via Detroit Tigers Javier Baez
  • Matt Manning Starting Game 2 Of Doubleheader

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    Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch confirmed that right-hander Matt Manning will start Game 2 of the team's doubleheader on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manning has fared well in his two spot start with the Tigers this year, allowing five hits (two home runs) and four earned runs while walking six and striking out 10 in 12 1/3 innings against the New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. The 26-year-old is likely to be sent back to Triple-A Toledo after serving as the team's 27th man on Tuesday, but given the matchup against a St. Louis team that could be resting some key starters in Game 2, Manning is worth a look as a streaming option in fantasy in this matchup. Through almost the first month of the 2024 season, the Cardinals hold the fourth-lowest team OPS in the big leagues at .636. Only the A's, Marlins and White Sox have been worse.

    Apr 30 · Source via Detroit Tigers Matt Manning
  • Cardinals-Tigers Postponed On Monday

    The contest between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers on Monday in Detroit has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader on Tuesday, starting at 3:40 pm CT. The Cardinals were scheduled to send left-hander Steven Matz to the mound on Monday, while right-hander Kenta Maeda was Detroit's scheduled starter. Both pitchers will most likely be pushed back to Game 1 of the doubleheader on Tuesday. Fantasy managers will obviously want to remove any players from these two teams that they might have had in their starting lineups for Monday's slate of action.

    Apr 29 · Source via St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers
  • Tarik Skubal Tosses Another Quality Start Sunday

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    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal allowed one run on four hits across seven innings of work during Sunday's 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. He struck out six batters while issuing one walk. It was another masterful day on the mound for Skubal, who improved his season record to 4-0. The 27-year-old now owns a sparkling 1.72 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 41/6 K/BB through six starts. Skubal is unquestionably one of the top pitchers in baseball and is a must-start whenever he takes the field. He should continue to find success in his next projected outing against the New York Yankees.

    Apr 28 · Source via Detroit Tigers Tarik Skubal
  • Javier Baez Scratched On Sunday

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    Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the Kansas City Royals for undisclosed reasons. Zach McKinstry is now starting in his place and will hit seventh in the batting order against Royals right-hander Michael Wacha. Baez will start on the bench after starting the team's previous seven games. If he's dealing with an injury, we'll update you on condition when we get word. The 31-year-old free swinger has been a disappointment pretty much ever since he landed in Detroit in 2022 and he is off to another bad start in 2024, hitting .193/.233/.277 with only one home run, nine RBI, six stolen bases and 21 strikeouts in 90 plate appearances. McKinstry will be a poor sleeper option in DFS at shortstop. He's never faced Wacha in his career.

    Apr 28 · Source via Detroit Tigers Javier Baez
  • Parker Meadows Retreats To The Bench Saturday

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    Detroit Tigers outfielder Parker Meadows is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the visiting Kansas City Royals. The young outfielder's tough season continued with an 0-for-2 effort in Friday's series opener, although he was robbed of a home run by the Royals' Adam Frazier at the right field wall. Meadows has been a major disappointment for fantasy managers who took a chance on the 24-year-old in drafts this spring as he's hitting just .079 (5-for-63) with two homers, three steals, and a .400 OPS across 72 plate appearances. He has posted a 12.5% BB% and has been bitten by a tiny .127 BABIP but he has also struck out in a whopping 40.3% of his plate appearances. His elite defense in center field has kept him in the big leagues but it wouldn't be surprising to see the club option him to the minors if his disastrous start at the plate continues.

    Apr 27 · Source via Detroit Tigers Parker Meadows
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