Tigers News and Notes: Tigers v Marlins, Cabrera starts at 1B, the return of Don Kelly and more

In today’s edition of News and Notes, we’ll discuss the Detroit Tigers defeating the Miami Marlins, Miguel Cabrera starting the game at first base, the return of Don Kelly, and all other important news to come out of Tigers’ camp today.

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Tigers News and Notes: Tigers/Yanks, Opening Day starter, and bacon on a stick

Wondering what’s happening with the Detroit Tigers in Florida? We’ve got you covered here at Detroit Sports Nation. All the latest news from Lakeland after the jump.

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News and Notes: Tigers lose to Marlins, Miguel Cabrera travels with team for first time this spring

In what turned out to be a mostly uneventful day as far as baseball goes, the Detroit Tigers fell to the Miami Marlins while Miguel Cabrera made his first road trip of the season.

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News and Notes: Tigers win, Price focused on season, Potential interest in a new catcher?

As the weather begins to warm up in the Motor City, the Tigers remain down in sunny Florida continuing Spring Training. The Tigers were in action again today against the Philadelphia Phillies as they looked to improve their record in Grapefruit League play. We also take a look at David Price and his impending free agency, and a trade rumor involving a catcher from an opposing AL team:

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Alfredo Simon’s unique 56 MPH pitch

Many pitchers are known for having their own style of fastballs, breaking balls, and change ups. However, some use pitches that aren’t always common, such as a knuckleball or a slurve (slider thrown as if it were a curve). Then there are pitches that are just plain wacky and weird, such as the one Detroit Tigers’ starting pitcher Alfredo Simon has added to his repertoire of pitches. Boy is this a wicked pitch.

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Tigers News and Notes: Game 3 in the Grapefruit League, Injury news, Coke’s new gig

The Detroit Tigers are just getting underway down in Lakeland, Florida. Everybody is scratching the surface of wanting to be back on the field, mainly those who will be competing for a roster spot when Opening Day rolls around. Here is what has gone on today from Tiger Town on this Wednesday, March 5th.   TIGERS … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: A Week Into Spring Training

Hey Detroit Tigers fans, can you believe that the spring training has already been going on for a week? Yeah, me neither. Must be nice to be down in Florida right now. Today marks the second day of full-squad workouts for the Tigers. Here is what to catch up on from the day down in Lakeland. … Read more

Player Profile: Kyle Lobstein

Player: Kyle Lobstein Born: August 12th, 1989, Flagstaff, AZ Position: Pitcher Bats/Throws: L/L Drafted: By the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft.   Career Highlights: 6 years in minors spanning five different levels of Minor League baseball 52 Minor League wins with 702 strikeouts in 811 innings Went 13-7 with 148 strikeouts and 52 walks in 2013 … Read more

Player Profile: Shane Greene

Player: Shane Greene Born: November 17th, 1988, Clermont, FL Position: Pitcher Bats/Throws: R/R Drafted: By the New York Yankees in the 15th round of the 2009 amateur draft.   Career Highlights: 6 years in the minors spanning six different levels of Minor League baseball. 29 Minor League wins with 509 strikeouts in 562 innings. Went 12-10 with 137 strikeouts and only 30 walks in … Read more

Smyly Poised For Big Year In Tampa, Tigers Still Looking Strong

This past July, the Tigers sent Drew Smyly to Tampa Bay as part of a trade that brought David Price to Detroit. While Price contributed admirably to the Tigers in their postseason run last season, Smyly seemed to be very comfortable in his new home with the Rays. David Schoenfield at ESPN reported this stat line … Read more

Dombrowski Confirms Tigers’ Lack of Pursuit of Shields

Detroit Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is satisfied with the starting rotation for 2015. He confirmed as much to MLive reporters on Monday as he informed them that Detroit did not make any moves to sign free agent James Shields. Shields signed a deal for $75 million with the San Diego Padres. Max Scherzer completed an … Read more

TigerFest 2015 Kicks Off This Saturday, January 24

The 2015 rendition of TigerFest takes place this Saturday, January 24 at Comerica Park. Gates open at 11:00 A.M as the Detroit Tigers offer a plethora of options and activities for Tiger fans of all ages. Some of the highlights include book readings for the kids by numerous Tiger players, a hitting and pitching clinic … Read more

Tigers Bowing Out of Shields Sweepstakes?

When the Washington Nationals made it official that they had signed Max Scherzer to a 7 year, $210 million contract, many thought that Detroit Tigers General Manager Dave Dombrowski would turn his attention to signing right-hander James Shields.  Apparently this is not the case, as Dombrowski denied any involvement. The Tigers GM told Jason Beck … Read more

Max Scherzer Signing and James Shields Rumors Could Be Good for The Tigers

The MLB had its busiest offseason day on Friday, as nearly 100 players reached an agreement with their current ball clubs to avoid any arbitration hearings. Among those players were Tigers pitchers David Price and Alfredo Simon, who signed 1-year deals worth a combined $25.3 million, and Price getting the bulk of it at $19.75. The deal … Read more

Tigers Agree To Deals With Two Players

Hours after signing David Price to a record arbitration deal, the Detroit Tigers came to terms with another starting pitcher and an outfielder. According to Jason Beck, Alfredo Simon and the Tigers agreed to a one year deal which will pay Simon $5.55 million. Simon was traded to the Tigers earlier this offseason from the Cincinnati … Read more