Justin Verlander’s brother has perfect reaction to his new deal with Astros [Video]

On Wednesday afternoon, Ben Verlander hopped on Twitter to break the biggest news of the Major League Baseball offseason up to this point when he tweeted that his brother, Justin Verlander, was returning to the Houston Astros on a 1-year, $25 million deal with a player option for a second year. A day later, Ben … Read more

Justin Verlander’s new contract details released by his brother

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

UPDATE: According to Ben Verlander, Justin Verlander’s deal with the Houston Astros is for 1 year and is worth $25 million with a player option for the 2nd year. The @JustinVerlander deal with the Houston @astros is a 1 year, $25 million deal, with a player option for the 2nd year — Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) … Read more

Ben Verlander takes to Twitter, announces where Justin Verlander is signing

Welp, for those of you who were hoping Justin Verlander would sign with the Detroit Tigers, we have some bad news to pass along. According to Verlander’s brother Ben, Justin has decided to re-sign with the Houston Astros. Details of the contract are not yet out. 🚨IT’S OFFICIAL🚨@JustinVerlander is signing with Houston Astros!! — Ben … Read more

Justin Verlander’s brother gives Detroit Tigers fans everywhere hope for potential return

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

Former Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander established himself as one of baseball’s top pitchers throughout his career in the Motor City, and he continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Motor City fans everywhere. After his 2017 trade to the Houston Astros that saw him earn his first career World Series victory, … Read more

Michael Fulmer breaks down Ben Verlander’s epic home run off Justin Verlander [Video]

For those of you who like to follow the Detroit Tigers during Spring Training, you may remember back to March 31, 2016, when Tigers ace Justin Verlander gave up a home run to his younger brother Ben in a minor league Spring Training game. The only pitch Justin threw to Ben on that day was … Read more

Justin Verlander gets absolutely lit up by his little bro on National Siblings Day

Wednesday was National Siblings Day and if you happened to be on social media I am sure you came across plenty of old photos and special messages from people telling their brother and sisters just how much they love them. Embed from Getty Images Some of those people used the day as an opportunity to … Read more

Ben Verlander tweets about offseason drug test in Starbucks bathroom

Take a look as Ben Verlander, who spent the last two seasons with the Lakeland Flying Tigers, recently tweeted out about his latest offseason drug test, which happened to take place in a Starbucks bathroom. Just had an offseason drug test in a private starbucks bathroom. We walked in the together, walked out together, and … Read more

Kate Upton, Ben Verlander sound off on Cy Young voting after Justin Verlander finishes 2nd

The 2016 Cy Young Awards were announced Wednesday. In the National League, it was Nationals ace and former Tiger pitcher Max Scherzer. But the more surprising announcement was in the American League. Tigers ace Justin Verlander was edged out by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, another former Tiger. What made it surprising was how close the race was. … Read more

Down on the Farm: Tigers minor league update

Since the last time we updated the Nation on the action in the bushes for the Tigers, we’ve seen a lot of predominantly reserve players pressed into action and playing more regularly for the parent club because of the injuries. In addition to promoting Triple-A All-Star Casey McGehee, Detroit has also had to promote shortstop Dixon Machado … Read more

Justin Verlander serves up a home run to younger brother Ben during minor league game

Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitched in a minor league game this afternoon, and had a rare opportunity while doing so. He just so happened to face his younger brother, Ben Verlander. The only pitch Justin threw to Ben was a 92 mile-per-hour fastball, and Ben put a charge into it, launching it over the fence in left-center … Read more

Bi-weekly recap of Tigers’ farm system

The Detroit Tigers finished the first half of the major league season on a disappointing note, having lost the last three games of a 4-game set to the Minnesota Twins. Now, they find themselves at the .500 mark or worse heading into the All-Star break for the first time since 2008. Over the past couple weeks, the … Read more

Bi-weekly recap of the Tigers’ farm system

First off, I’d like to start by saying for the remainder of the 2015 season, we will do recaps of the farm system for the Detroit Tigers every other week. It will give better indications of who is playing better and who’s struggling, based on large samples. Detroit has had to make some roster moves recently, … Read more

More family ties: Tigers draft Nick Castellanos’ brother Ryan

For the second time in three seasons, the Detroit Tigers draft a player that is a younger brother of a player currently donning the Olde English D. In 2013, they drafted Ben Verlander, brother of Tigers starter Justin Verlander, out of Old Dominion University, the same school Justin attended. In 2014, third baseman Nick Castellanos officially began his rookie … Read more

Weekly recap of the Tigers’ farm system

Things haven’t exactly gone the way the Detroit Tigers would like lately. They went a dreadful 2-5 on their recent west coast strip against the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels, including a 4-game sweep in Anaheim. Tigers prospect Buck Farmer made his season debut on Thursday with Kyle Lobstein being placed on the disabled list. Farmer will likely have one more start before Lobstein returns, as well as Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who made a rehab start with the Tigers Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday.

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Weekly recap of the Detroit Tigers’ farm system

Hello, Nation. It has been two weeks since our last recap of the minor league play in the Detroit Tigers organization. But we’re back to our regular Monday breakdown.

The Tigers have made some rather significant moves lately from their minor league squads. They recently called up outfielder Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo to add some bench depth. And yesterday, they purchased the contract of shortstop Dixon Machado from Toledo as well, after starter Kyle Lobstein was placed on the 15-day DL with a shoulder problem. Machado was hitting .274 with Toledo and was second on the team in hits, and will more than likely be sent back down before Detroit plays on Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels, as Toledo Mud Hens starter and Tigers prospect Buck Farmer will make his season debut in place of Lobstein.

Let’s see how the rest of the Tigers’ farm system has been doing lately.

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Weekly recap of the Tigers’ farm system

The Detroit Tigers had a rough week this week. They lost two games out of three each against two division rivals, including at home against the 1st place Kansas City Royals. Tigers prospect Kyle Lobstein continues to pitch very well in the void left by Justin Verlander. Normally a starter for the Toledo Mud Hens down in Triple-A, Lobstein is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.00 in five starts for the Tigers this season. Let’s see how his teammates down in Toledo as well as the rest of the farm system has fared this past week.

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