Why Tommy John surgery is saving Careers

Tommy John surgery, first introduced in 1974, is now saving more careers than ever.  Each year in Spring Training we hear about another pitcher going under the knife to have TJ surgery, or a player coming back from TJ surgery.  This year Tigers fans are getting a first hand glimpse at how TJ can save … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: First game in the books, Injury updates, Grapefruit action tomorrow

For the first time since their season-ending sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles last October, the Detroit Tigers got back into competitive play. As always, they played their first tune-up game against the Florida Southern Moccasins collegiate team prior to any Grapefruit League action, when they will start off against those pesky O’s. Let’s takeaway … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Day 5 in Lakeland

Day 5 of Spring Training included the long-awaited arrival of Miguel Cabrera, talk of who would bat second in the batting order, and much more. As of today, every Tiger has reported to Spring Training except for the injured Victor Martinez. Cabrera Reports With Cabrera reporting, all of the Tigers expected to report have reported. Despite being … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Day 4 in Lakeland

Day 4 of Spring Training included reflection on Justin Verlander’s bullpen session from yesterday, talk about Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez and when they may be back, and much more. As expected, the entire Detroit Tigers roster has reported to Lakeland with the exception of Cabrera and Martinez. Yoenis Cespedes has arrived. All present and accounted for … Read more

Tigers News and Notes: Day 3 of Spring Training

On Day 3 of Spring Training, most of the news out of Lakeland concerns injuries, rehab, and the 2015 impact of off-season surgery. The overall impression seems positive from Florida, so, let’s get a closer look at what’s been happening with the Detroit Tigers today in camp. Injuries and Rehab Obviously, with so many players recovering from … Read more

Detroit Tigers Announce Non-Roster Spring Training Invitees

The Detroit Tigers Media Relations Department has released the names of non-roster Spring Training invitees. The #Tigers will invite 17 non-roster players to major league camp this spring: 7 pitchers, 4 catchers, 4 infielders and 2 outfielders. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) January 20, 2015 The personnel rundown is as follows: Pitchers Alberto Cabrera (RHP) Rafael Dolis (RHP) … Read more