MLB: Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers

Is Brad Ausmus giving us a preview of the Tigers Opening Day lineup?

When the Detroit Tigers take the field against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday afternoon, Justin Verlander will be making his final spring start before...
MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Tigers still very much a contender in a wide open AL Central Division

Fans of the Detroit Tigers this offseason were frantically chewing their fingernails in anticipation of the potential teardown happening in the Motor City. Yet,...
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Look out world, Daniel Norris is about to become a household name

If you are a fan of the Detroit Tigers, you are well aware of who Daniel Norris is and what he is capable of...
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

JUST IN: Anibal Sanchez learns his role on 2017 Detroit Tigers

One of the biggest Spring Training battles for the Detroit Tigers has apparently come to an end. According to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

Why Tigers fans should be very concerned about J.D. Martinez’s injury

Opening Day is right around the corner, and the Detroit Tigers will be without their no. 5 hitter and right fielder, J.D. Martinez to start the...
MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers starting rotation has been finalized…almost

If the Detroit Tigers want to make the MLB Playoffs in 2017, they will have to be solid in terms of starting pitching. Last...
MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at New York Mets

Editorial: Finalizing the Detroit Tigers pitching staff is a no-brainer

One of the good parts about Spring Training (maybe the only good part) is following the position battles as they unfold throughout camp. For the...
NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Detroit Lions

REPORT: Theo Riddick underwent surgery on both wrists in 2016

It's hard to suggest that the late-season absence of running back Theo Riddick was the main problem for their late-season struggles in 2016. But...
MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Release of Lowe, resurgence of Sanchez puts Mike Pelfrey in hot water

With only one week of spring scrimmages to go, Major League Baseball teams have to make some pressing decisions regarding the Opening Day personnel....
MLB: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers

REPORT: Anthony Gose to try pitching this season in the minors

The Tigers early on Sunday announced a plethora of roster moves, the most noteworthy being veteran reliever Mark Low cut from the team, effectively...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

Tigers cut Mark Lowe among wave of roster moves made

We are just a little more than a week away from Opening Day, and the 25-man rosters for every team begins to take shape....
MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

JUST IN: Michael Fulmer to start Tigers home opener

News broke this morning that when the Detroit Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox, the weekend of April 7th, Michael Fulmer will be the starting pitcher. https://twitter.com/tigers/status/845666645465026561 This plan was...
MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Tigers OF J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks with foot sprain

It was documented earlier on Friday that the Tigers could be without both first baseman Miguel Cabrera and right fielder J.D. Martinez come Opening...
MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers

INJURY UPDATE: Cabrera, Martinez remain uncertain for Opening Day

We're just 10 days away from Opening Day of 2017. It means some last-minute fine-tuning, personnel decisions and avoiding any major injury/health problems. Unfortunately, for...
Baseball: World Baseball Classic-Final-USA at Puerto Rico

Why the true winner of the World Baseball Classic was the game itself

Late inning heroics, iconic moments, and walk-off memories. No, I'm not talking about the Major League Baseball postseason, I'm talking about this year's World...

WATCH: Ian Kinsler blast two-run home run for Team USA in the World Baseball...

Big Poppa Ian looks in mid-season form already. https://twitter.com/EvanPetzold/status/844731878485757952 https://twitter.com/WBCBaseball/status/844737808979935232  
Baseball: World Baseball Classic-USA at Japan

WATCH: Team USA goes for first ever gold medal in WBC tonight vs. Puerto...

In case you have not been tuning in to any sort of baseball this month, you would be missing out on potential history. Tonight, the...
MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Why JaCoby Jones should start in center field for the Detroit Tigers

As of today, there are two weeks left until Opening Day, that unofficial/official holiday all baseball fans look forward to each spring. And, given...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

The clock is ticking on the Tigers’ four “optional” players this spring

Spring training. It's pointless, right? Oh, but on the contrary. The baseball preseason serves many purposes. Among those is for the fringe major league players...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies

Tigers send 6 to minors, 46 remain in camp

This morning the Tigers optioned RHP Sandy Baez to Single-A Lakeland, as well as RHP Warwick Saupold toTriple-A Toledo. Along with these moves, they additionally...

UPDATE: J.D. Martinez to undergo CT scan on Friday for injured foot

  (03.20.17 @ 5:30 P.M. ET): MLB.com Tigers reporter Jason Beck says that J.D. Martinez will be receive more evaluation on his foot sprain later...
MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

J.D. Martinez exits spring training game with apparent ankle injury

The Tigers were going split-squad on Saturday. The team that was playing (home) in Lakeland included outfielder J.D. Martinez. Unfortunately, Martinez could not finish the...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies

EDITORIAL: Detroit Starting Pitching – Give Youth A Chance

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not...
MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers

JUST IN: Miguel Cabrera leaves WBC game with back tightness

Can the World Baseball Classic be done with, already? The injuries have been mounting for teams with players playing in the WBC, and late...

United Shore Professional Baseball League announces managers for 2017 season

Following a very successful inaugural season, those involved with the United Shore Professional Baseball League have been working hard to make sure that year two...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

Per Brad Ausmus, Francisco Rodriguez feeling ‘fine’ after scary moment at WBC

A frightening report yesterday indicated that Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez was injured at the World Baseball Classic. According to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, Detroit fans can relax about...
MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

Breaking: Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez injured at WBC

The World Baseball Classic is awesome. It brings together some of the best baseball players in the world to compete to see who is...
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Ausmus mum on the center field position

As Spring Training nears the midway point, the Detroit Tigers are no closer to deciding on who will replace Cameron Maybin in center field. Stop me...
MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

LOOK: Justin Verlander has message for fans worried about Spring Training

It happens each and every year. Some fan base gets either too high or too low after a couple of weeks of Spring Training...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

BREAKING: Jose Iglesias leaves game with apparent injury

Today in Grapefruit League action, the Detroit Tigers took on the Philadelphia Phillies. During the game starting shortstop Jose Iglesias slid head first into home plate and caught a...
MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers

2017 Detroit Tigers projected Opening Day roster [UPDATE]

2016 did not quite end up how the Detroit Tigers and their fans had hoped. With a Wild Card spot in play, the Tigers...
MLB: Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers

Pudge Rodriguez now in Hall of Fame, ready for ‘steroid era’ players to join...

Pudge Rodriguez was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year. An extremely popular catcher during his playing days, Pudge received only 76%...
MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Michael Fulmer sprains ankle, will miss playing time

In a bit of unwelcome news from spring training, Detroit Tigers starter Michael Fulmer has been bitten by the injury bug. https://twitter.com/evanwoodbery/status/838420045529219072 Brad Ausmus told Chris McCosky of the Detroit...
MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander: ‘Test me everyday’

Justin Verlander returned to form with a vengeance last season, falling just shy of the AL Cy Young Award. Verlander, also, isn't one to...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies

Detroit Tigers bring back ‘Sweet Lou’ Whitaker

"Sweet" Lou Whitaker played 2,390 games over 19 seasons with the Detroit Tigers. During that time he was named American League Rookie of the...
MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies

Tigers ink Cuban infielder Luis Valdes to a minor league deal

The Detroit Tigers made a rare international signing on Wednesday, one that should immediately help the middle infield depth in the minors. They have agreed...

Wait, what? Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos no longer ‘Nick’

Hey, baseball fans, what is the name of the Detroit Tigers starting third baseman? If you answered "Nick Castellanos" you are incorrect. On Monday, the...
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Anibal Sanchez becomes United States Citizen

Today, even though his team lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the Grapefruit League opener, Anibal Sanchez still came out a winner. Sanchez was among 123 immigrants that became...
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Tigers announce promotional giveaway schedule for 2017

The Detroit Tigers are just beginning their spring training game schedule, but Comerica Park is already gearing up for their promotional giveaways for this...
MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

Christopher Ilitch: ‘The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree’

There has been some angst among fans of the Detroit Tigers. The thought was that the team would shedding payroll and enter another rebuilding phase,...
MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Dan Dickerson sees bright future for Tigers

This morning upon arriving at Joker Merchant Stadium, radio play-by-play announcer (and one of the best in the game, in my opinion) Dan Dickerson,...
MLB: Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

Tyler Collins out with lat injury, lineup for today

Spring Training has claimed its first casualty, Tyler Collins. Reports came out today that Collins suffered a lat strain, "up near the armpit, while...
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

LOOK: Detroit Tigers reveal patch they will wear to honor Mike Ilitch

When Mike Ilitch passed away, we knew it was just a matter of time before the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers would reveal...

Today, the ‘voice of the turtle’ is heard again [LISTEN]

Today Grapefruit League action begins, which means "the voice of the turtle is heard in our land." Each year, as the Spring Training games...
MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

J.D. Martinez does not want to hit second for Tigers, but Nick Castellanos does

The Detroit Tigers opened up their slate of spring scrimmages on Thursday against annual opener Florida Southern. Hitting second in the lineup was designated hitter Victor...

Matt Manning, Christin Stewart sit atop the list of top prospects for Tigers

When the Tigers took a nose dive in 2015, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Trading away assets mid-season ultimately allowed...
MLB: Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers

JUST IN: Detroit Tigers Spring Training pitching rotation revealed

Are you ready for some baseball, Tigers fans? On Thursday, the Detroit Tigers play their annual exhibition game against Florida Southern before opening Grapefruit League...
MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Brad Ausmus: Justin Upton will not bat second to start 2017

Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton had a rollercoaster year in 2016. Slumping offensively for much of the season, Upton did get it turned around after...
Jim Joyce Galaraga Perfect Game that wasn'y

MLB Umpire Jim Joyce retires

In Major League Baseball news this morning, umpire Jim Joyce has officially retired from professional baseball. https://twitter.com/Buster_ESPN/status/834340232225026050 MLB.com reports that Joyce served as an umpire for 29 years. Over...
MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

MLB approves new intentional walk rule

It's been a rather precarious day in the discussion between the Major League Baseball Commissioner's office and the Player's Union. First, Union chief Tony...