Gameday Thread: Game 134, Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals

DETROIT TIGERS (72-61) at KANSAS CITY ROYALS (69-64)

FIRST PITCH: 8:15 PM EST

GAMETIME FORECAST: 73°F • Clear • 0% PoP

TV/RADIO: FSD/97.1 The Ticket

PROBABLE STARTERS: Anibal Sanchez (7-13, 5.92 ERA) vs. Danny Duffy (11-2, 3.01 ERA)

LINEUPS:

Detroit Tigers

  1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
  2. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
  3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
  4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
  5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
  6. Justin Upton (R) LF
  7. JaCoby Jones (R) CF
  8. James McCann (R) C
  9. Erick Aybar (S) 3B

Kansas City Royals

  1. Paulo Orlando (R) RF
  2. Cheslor Cuthbert (R) 3B
  3. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
  4. Kendrys Morales (S) DH
  5. Salvador Perez (R) C
  6. Alex Gordon (L) LF
  7. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
  8. Jarrod Dyson (L) CF
  9. Raul Mondesi (S) 2B

INJURY REPORT:

Detroit Tigers

Tigers Updated Status Due Back Injury Notes
Cabrera, Miguel (1B) 08/31 Any day September 2 Right ankle soreness Out of lineup Aug. 31.
Castellanos, Nick (3B) 08/29 15-day DL Possibly mid-September Fractured metacarpal bone in left hand Catching soft tosses from about 90 feet but not yet swinging bat as of Aug. 29 update.
Maybin, Cameron (CF) 08/31 Any day September 2 Left thumb bruise Out of lineup Aug. 30-31, available to pinch-run Aug. 31.
Pelfrey, Mike (P) 08/29 15-day DL Possibly early September Lower back strain Sent on Triple-A rehab assignment Aug. 29.
VerHagen, Drew (P) 08/23 60-day DL 2017 Right shoulder thoracic outlet syndrome Was scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery Aug. 8.
Zimmermann, Jordan (P) 08/28 15-day DL Possibly September 10 Right lat tightness Threw bullpen session Aug. 24; sent on Triple-A rehab assignment Aug. 26.

 

Kansas City Royals

Royals Updated Status Due Back Injury Notes
Collins, Tim (P) 04/23 60-day DL Possibly 2017 Recovering from April 2016 Tommy John surgery Underwent Tommy John surgery April 15.
Hochevar, Luke (P) 08/04 Out for Season Possibly Spring Training 2017 Thoracic outlet syndrome Underwent season-ending surgery Aug. 2.
Medlen, Kris (P) 08/21 60-day DL TBD Right shoulder strain Sent on Triple-A rehab assignment Aug. 20.
Minor, Mike (P) 08/24 60-day DL Likely 2017 Recovering from May 2015 left shoulder surgery Shut down from throwing as of Aug. 24 update.
Moustakas, Mike (3B) 06/14 Out for Season Possibly Spring Training 2017 Recovering from June 2016 right knee surgery Underwent season-ending knee surgery June 2; transferred to 60-day DL on June 14.
Vargas, Jason (P) 08/27 60-day DL Possibly September Recovering from August 2015 Tommy John surgery Sent on Triple-A rehab assignment Aug. 22.
Wang, Chien-Ming (P) 08/31 15-day DL TBD Right biceps tendinitis Placed on 15-day DL on Aug. 31.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Detroit Tigers

Date Transaction
09/01/16 Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Jeff Ferrell to a minor league contract.
Detroit Tigers recalled Buck Farmer from Toledo Mud Hens.
Detroit Tigers recalled John Hicks from Toledo Mud Hens.
08/30/16 Detroit Tigers optioned 3B Casey McGehee to Toledo Mud Hens.
Detroit Tigers selected the contract of 3B JaCoby Jones from Toledo Mud Hens.
Detroit Tigers recalled Blaine Hardy from Toledo Mud Hens.
Detroit Tigers optioned LHP Matt Boyd to Toledo Mud Hens.
08/29/16 Detroit Tigers sent LF Alex Presley outright to Toledo Mud Hens.
Detroit Tigers sent RHP Mike Pelfrey on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
08/27/16 Detroit Tigers activated SS Jose Iglesias from the 15-day disabled list.
Detroit Tigers designated LF Alex Presley for assignment.
08/26/16 Detroit Tigers sent RHP Jordan Zimmermann on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.

Kansas City Royals

Date Transaction
09/02/16 Kansas City Royals activated RHP Wade Davis from the 15-day disabled list.
Kansas City Royals recalled Tony Cruz from Omaha Storm Chasers.
Kansas City Royals recalled Terrance Gore from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
Kansas City Royals recalled Whit Merrifield from Omaha Storm Chasers.
Kansas City Royals selected the contract of 3B Hunter Dozier from Omaha Storm Chasers.
Kansas City Royals transferred RHP Luke Hochevar from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.
08/31/16 Kansas City Royals recalled Brooks Pounders from Omaha Storm Chasers.
Kansas City Royals recalled Scott Alexander from Omaha Storm Chasers.
Kansas City Royals optioned Christian Colon to Omaha Storm Chasers.
Kansas City Royals placed RHP Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-day disabled list. Right biceps tendinitis.
08/30/16 Los Angeles Angels traded LF Daniel Nava to Kansas City Royals for Player To Be Named Later.
08/27/16 Kansas City Royals sent RHP Wade Davis on a rehab assignment to Omaha Storm Chasers.