Tigers Notes: Spring camp roster trimmed to 28; Mike Fiers to start season on DL?

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies

Hard to imagine that we’re exactly one week away from Opening Day in Major League Baseball. Come March 29, the Detroit Tigers will be opening the 2018 season at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. But before they head north from Lakeland, they need to figure out which 25 guys will make up the Opening Day … Read more

BREAKING: Detroit Tigers sign former catcher to minor league deal

The Detroit Tigers just announced that they have signed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a Minor League deal. The deal includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Saltalamacchia is no stranger to the Tigers organization as an opposing player and a member of the 2016 Tiger squad. The Detroit Tigers announced today that they have agreed … Read more

Former Tiger Jarrod Saltalamacchia is officially gone [Video]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia has signed a free agent deal and will be playing baseball elsewhere in 2017. According to several reports today, Salty will be playing for the Toronto Blue Jays. Blue Jays Sign Jarrod Saltalamacchia #BlueJays #Jays #ComeTogether #GoJaysGo https://t.co/OrEBDvb7nq — Blue Jays Fans (@BlueJaysViews) January 24, 2017 Saltalamacchia will be working as the backup catcher for … Read more

Tigers catcher James McCann says he is in ‘the best shape of his life’

One can safely argue that based on the concrete numbers, Tigers catcher James McCann went through a sophomore slump in 2016 after having a relatively solid, yet quiet, rookie campaign in 2015. His slash line across the board took noticeable dips from 2015 to ’16 and he fanned at a higher rate last season as well. … Read more

Could the Tigers bring back Alex Avila or Brayan Pena to be the backup catcher?

After a surprisingly uneventful Winter Meetings, the Detroit Tigers are still left with a lot of questions and little answers right now. They appear to still be willing to part ways with players if it means shedding payroll. But they still have some glaring needs on the big league roster, particularly the backup catcher position. James … Read more

6 Detroit Tigers who could be playing elsewhere in 2017

If you have been following professional sports for any amount of time, you realize that rosters are always evolving from year to year. It’s rare that a team goes into a new season with the exact same roster they had from the previous season. This will likely be the case for the Detroit Tigers as … Read more

Tigers bats silent late as they drop the middle game of series to the Braves 5-3

The Tigers came into action tonight a half game out of the Wild Card, with Baltimore having lost earlier in the day. They looked to Jordan Zimmerman to set them up for another victory against the Braves. After a night where the bats carried them, they looked for more of the same tonight, as they faced off … Read more

Weekly Recap: Tigers play the role of ‘Comeback Kids’ and keep pace in playoff hunt

Detroit finished the month of August and began the month of September with a very impressive and resilient 5-1 record last week, featuring a sweep of the White Sox and a desperately-needed series victory on the road in Kansas City. The ‘resilient’ factor comes in the fact that all five of their victories were of … Read more

On This Day: Rangers defeat Orioles 30-3 in game one of a doubleheader

No, Nation. I promise you are not about to look at a box score of a game between the Cowboys and Ravens. On this day nine years ago, one of the more bizarre and without question the most prolific offensive explosion from any team in major league history. What seemed like just an average baseball … Read more

Tigers beat the Red Sox 10-5 behind a 2 home run day from Justin Upton

On Sunday afternoon the Tigers took the field in their final game this weekend against the Boston Red Sox. Having lost two of three to the Red Sox, they were looking to salvage a series split against a team they are looking up to in the Wild Card standings. Justin Verlander (12-7, 3.44 ERA) took the hill … Read more

Tigers score three in the 8th, complete comeback victory 4-3 over Red Sox

Hoping to get a sour taste out of their mouth after being swept by division rival Kansas City, the Detroit Tigers were right back at it on Thursday with a day game against the Boston Red Sox for the first of four this weekend. Boston has been hot as of late despite all the traveling they had … Read more

Tigers offense stays quiet, musters just three hits vs. Danny Duffy, Royals in 6-1 loss

Tonight the Tigers looked to bounce back from a rough game Monday night from their offense. The offense provided no punch in their 3-1 loss to the Royals in game number one and they looked to Justin Verlander (12-6, 3.42 ERA)  to  win his 13th game of the season and get the Tigers back to their winning ways. … Read more

Matt Boyd outduels Cole Hamels, Tigers snap losing skid with 2-0 victory

The Tigers needed to find some way to flip the script and snap their five-game losing streak on Saturday facing Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers. Hamels had won eight of his last decisions coming into game two of this three-game set. It was definitely a tall task for Tigers starter Matt Boyd facing a Rangers club that … Read more

Tigers survive late surge from Mets on ‘Fiesta Tigres’ night with 6-5 victory

The Detroit Tigers looked to stay white hot on Saturday in game two of this three-game weekend series against the New York Mets. Another win would have made it four straight series victories and wins in ten of their last eleven games overall. Detroit was giving the ball to left Matt Boyd (2-2, 4.71 ERA), who posted a … Read more

Zimmermann struggles in first game back from DL, Tigers lose to White Sox 6-3

The Detroit Tigers came into Thursday afternoon’s contest against the Chicago White Sox riding an eight-game winning streak. Jordan Zimmermann was on the mound, the first time doing so since landing on the DL in early July. Zimm just didn’t have it and didn’t look mechanically well on the mound. He lasted just and 1 … Read more

Offense explodes for 14 runs, Tigers take down the Astros 14-6

The Detroit Tigers returned home from a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park to do battle with the Houston Astros. Matt Boyd toed the slab for the Tigers as he looked to assist in getting Detroit off to a good start in the first game of a three-game series. Boyd lasted … Read more