2016 Detroit Tigers projections according to ‘Baseball Reference’

It’s been a busy off-season as the Tigers attempt to regain traction in the competitive AL Central. The bullpen has seen some turnover, and manager Brad Ausmus has a few new toys to use (Cameron Maybin, Justin Upton, Jordan Zimmermann, Francisco Rodriguez). Just for fun, let’s use the projections for each player on the roster for the 2016 season that … Read more

Player Profile: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Player: Jarrod Saltalamacchia Born: May 2, 1985, in West Palm Beach, FL Position: Catcher/First baseman Bat/Throw: Switch/R Drafted: 1st round (36th overall) pick by Atlanta Braves in 2003 amateur draft Career Highlights Career .240/.311/.419 slash line over nine seasons with five teams Career .988 fielding percentage and 22% caught-stealing Saltalamacchia was one of the better hitting … Read more

Kyle Lobstein to start Friday; Kyle Ryan may get a start soon

A pair of young left-handed pitchers both named Kyle make their anticipated returns to the Detroit Tigers. Starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein will make his first start since mid-May. The Tigers today announced that they have activated LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 60-day DL and he will start Friday's game vs. Cleveland. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) September 3, … Read more

Tigers call up Bryan Holaday, Kyle Ryan

The Detroit Tigers have announced a couple roster moves, now that the month of September is here. The Tigers today have recalled the contracts of LHP Kyle Ryan and C Bryan Holaday from Triple A Toledo. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) September 1, 2015 Pitcher Kyle Ryan has appeared in ten games and made five starts for the … Read more

More Tigers second half bold predictions

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 be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone.   [tps_header] Recently, we came up with some rather bold predictions … Read more

Tigers make roster adjustments

The Detroit Tigers have been struggling lately, and according to the news from the Tigers PR office today, standing pat is not an option. Roster moves involving Alex Avila, Bryan Holaday, Joba Chamberlain, and Tom Gorzelanny were announced today. The Tigers today have recalled the injury rehab assignment of C Alex Avila and activated him from the … Read more

WATCH: Detroit Tigers players have a pig roast

Thursday was the second day the Detroit Tigers have had off in the past week and they made the most of it by having a pig roast. Thanks to Anibal Sanchez and his Instagram account, we are able to provide you with a couple of videos from the festivities. Tigers shown in the videos include … Read more

On Deck: Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals

The Detroit Tigers finished off the Minnesota Twins with authority Thursday afternoon with a 13-run explosion in the final game of the series. Every starter in the lineup recorded at least one hit, with the exception of left fielder Yoenis Cespedes. First baseman Miguel Cabrera connected on two balls for home runs on Thursday, putting him at 398 for his … Read more

Series Recap: Tigers bats come alive in finale for series win

The offense had been scuffling for the Detroit Tigers in recent days, having scored only a total of seven runs in four games prior to breaking out yesterday. Three of those for games were losses which lead to the Tigers losing control of first place in the American League Central to the Kansas City Royals. After a … Read more

Why the Tigers will miss Alex Avila

When Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila went on the 15 day disabled list with a loose body in his left knee, he possibly left open a huge gap in the Tigers defense and offense.  While he went and received a second and third opinion on his knee, there is a good possibility that he may miss up to … Read more

Alex Avila to pass on knee surgery, begin treatment program instead

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list for loose bodies in his left knee, has decided to forgo knee surgery and begin a treatment program. After third opinion from Dr. Kyle Anderson, Alex Avila won't have knee surgery. He'll do treatment program instead. No timetable for return. — Jason … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Injury updates, team struggles, and more

Injury updates Alex Avila, now officially placed on the 15 day DL, is going for a second opinion on his knee soreness.  While he is hoping for better news, it still looks like he is going to require arthroscopic knee surgery which can keep him out from two to six weeks.  For now Tigers fan … Read more

Weekly recap of Tigers’ farm system

We continue our weekly segment on the Detroit Tigers minor league system recap. Detroit went 3-4 this week, including their first series loss of the season to the New York Yankees. However, starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein has pitched admirably in place of Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who continues to rehab while on the disabled list. Lobstein (2-1, 3.50 ERA) has given Detroit a chance to win every ball game he has started in, which is just what Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wants to see. Lobstein, who was expected to start down in Triple-A all season long, is already making a big impact with Detroit, showing that he has the potential to be a big league starting pitcher every fifth day.

Let’s see how Lobstein’s Triple-A teammates as well as the rest of the Tigers’ farm system has fared this past week.

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