TIGERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit Tigers 3: Everything is broken

Another lifeless effort from the offense, and another helping of home runs from Zimmermann. The Detroit Tigers’ eleven game road trip is quickly turning into a march into oblivion. Jordan Zimmermann was rocked badly again and the bats were silent until it was too late to matter. Coming off one of his better outings, there was some hope that Jordan Zimmermann was finally finding...
Via Bless You Boys
20 hours ago

Without feel for slider, Zimmermann at a loss

Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann hasn't been the pitcher he was when he signed a five-year, $110-million free agent deal two offseasons ago, largely because he hasn't had the pitch he said made him so effective.
Via Tigers.com
21 hours ago

Amid tough stretch, Ausmus confident in club

On this day last year, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus found himself in a similar predicament. His message this season? That 2016 team finished 11 games above .500 and within a game of the postseason.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Detroit Tigers designate Collins for assignment, call up Presley

After a hot start to the season, Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins has been ice cold in the month of May, which has led to him being designated for assignment. Collins was hitting .200 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in before being cut. He hit .292 in April, but couldn’t keep his hot streak going in May, collecting just seven hits in 65 at bats. Not only did Collins struggle...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers designate Collins, call up Presley

The Tigers shuffled the deck in their outfield for the second consecutive day, flipping left-handed bats by designating center fielder Tyler Collins for assignment and selecting the contract of outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
Via Tigers.com
1 day ago

Detroit Tigers Fire Sale? Tweet Says Al Avila Ain't Screwing Around

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Tigers vs. White Sox Preview: Detroit offense looking for answers in series finale

Jordan Zimmermann will try to deliver a series split for the Tigers on Sunday. Detroit Tigers (23-26) at Chicago White Sox (22-26) Time/Place: 2:10 p.m., Guaranteed Rate FieldSB Nation blog: South Side SoxMedia: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-3, 5.86 ERA) vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez (3-5, 4.55 ERA) When the Tigers...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Detroit Tigers: Does Buck Farmer deserve another start?

After dropping six of their past seven games, the Tigers went to an unlikely face to get the team a much needed win. Throughout his career, Buck Farmer has never stuck with a major league team, but he could have earned himself another start after Saturday night’s performance. Farmer dismantled the Chicago White Sox, tossing 6.1 innings of shutout baseball. He collected a career...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Designate Tyler Collins

The Tigers have designated outfielder Tyler Collins for assignment and selected the contract of fellow outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A, per a team announcement.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Tigers designate Tyler Collins for assignment, call up Alex Presley

Buck Farmer has also returned to Toledo after Saturday’s doubleheader. In dire need of a shakeup in the midst of a grueling road trip, the Detroit Tigers are moving on from Tyler Collins. Several roster moves were set in motion after Saturday’s double-header with the Chicago White Sox. John Wagner of the Toledo Blade confirming that outfielder Alex Presley has been called up...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning passes away at 85

Best known around the sports world as a Hall of Fame pitcher that spent 17 years in the Majors, Jim Bunning has passed away at the age of 85.Bunning’s son confirmed the news on Twitter. The cause of death is not yet known, but there are indications that it stemmed from complications due to a stroke Bunning suffered back in October of last year.Those who worked with Bunning in the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Place Ian Kinsler On DL, Designate William Cuevas

The Tigers announced this morning that they’ve placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 10-day DL with a left hamstring strain. In addition, they’ve optioned lefty Chad Bell to Triple-A Toledo, recalled outfielder JaCoby Jones from Toledo, purchased the contract of righty Arcenio Leon and designated righty William Cuevas for assignment.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Tigers to reportedly sell off veterans if they don’t turn it around

Entering play on May 26, the Detroit Tigers sit at 22-24. If a turnaround does not happen in the near future, the Tigers may look a lot different at year’s end. According to a report from Jon Morosi, Detroit has given itself until the end of June to get a winning record. If that doesn’t happen, any and all veterans could be on the move. Of course, in some cases, trades will be...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers’ James McCann Placed on Disabled List

Catcher James McCann has been placed on the disabled list after a gruesome hit to the left hand Thursday. McCann’s hand received five stitches and will be out for approximately the next 10 days. “His hand was kind of pinched on the bottom of the bat,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “There was no damage other than it split his skin open and tissue underneath. It’s going to...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/23: Preds, Warriors move on to respective Finals

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for a tough night of Pens-Sens and Cavs-Celtics. Happy birthday today to Carolyn Moos, Gary Roberts and Buck Showalter. On this date in 1984 Tigers won their 16th straight road game. Daily brain workout...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Prospect Notes: 5/23

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Anthony Gose, LHP, Detroit (Profile)Level: Hi-A   Age: 26   Org Rank: NR   Top 100: NRLine: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K Notes Gose hasn’t technically been a prospect since 2012, but he’s attempting to stick the landing on a Reverse Ankiel and convert to the mound after nine...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers Have Found Another Slugger

When the Tigers signed Alex Avila over the winter, it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. They paid him $2 million to re-join the organization and serve as the backup catcher to James McCann, and since his dad is the GM of the team, there was an easy narrative for those who wanted to criticize the organization for not doing more to upgrade a team reaching the end of its window to contend...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera, Sam Dyson at odds over sign stealing accusation

Miguel Cabrera and Sam Dyson were at odds on Sunday night over some sign stealing accusations.The Detroit Tigers slugger was on second base after doubling in the bottom of the seventh with one out. While on second, Miggy seemed to motion about Dyson throwing a changeup. Here is a video: Dyson was not happy about whatever Cabrera was doing and had words for him: After the game, Tigers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

JD Martinez ‘highly doubtful’ about contract talks with Tigers

JD Martinez has been a man on a mission since returning to the Detroit Tigers last week. And while the excellent play is welcomed, it could end up just boosting Martinez’s trade value.Martinez will be a free agent after the season and said on Wednesday that he doubts there will be contract talks with the Tigers during the season. Martinez’s comments came on Wednesday, a day after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez latest example of closers flaming out with Detroit Tigers

Some of the early storylines that are always worth keeping track of early in a baseball season are closers that may be replaced. Closers blowing saves and costing their team wins are an easy reactionary development to jump on, as many of us settle back into the pace of a MLB season and need to remember that there’s a long way to go and a lot of baseball to be played. But managers...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

An Appreciation of Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez is perhaps getting closer to riding off into the sunset, at least as the analogy applies to ninth-inning and/or high-leverage responsibilities. The man dubbed K-Rod has, quite frankly, has been awful this season. He’s blown four saves already, and back-to-back opportunities in back-to-back days in Oakland over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon Ryon Healy did...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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