Financially strained Tigers may already have their left fielder for 2016

The Detroit Tigers continue to lumber along as the season winds down. With 44 games remaining on the 2015 schedule, they find themselves four games under the .500 mark, 15.0 games back of the first place Kansas City Royals in the American League Central division and 4.5 games back for the second wild card spot in the … Read more

Down on the farm: New players give varying results for Tigers

A lot has changed since our last recap of the farm system for the Detroit Tigers. The trade deadline has come and gone, and for the first time in quite some time, Detroit was waving the white flag on July 31st, trading away the likes of David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, and Joakim Soria. The return haul for those three … 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

Weekly recap of the Tigers’ farm system

The Detroit Tigers not only ended their horrendous 8-game losing streak, but also have won back-to-back games, taking the series on the road over the weekend against the Chicago White Sox. In that series, Tigers starter and prospect Kyle Ryan started vs. Chicago in the first game of the series. He pitched seven impressive innings, giving up only two earned … 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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Weekly recap of Tigers’ farm system

The Detroit Tigers are coming off a 4-3 week to start their 10-game road trip, in which they took two out of three games against the Minnesota Twins, then salvaged a split with the Kansas City Royals, after losing the first two in that four-game set. Let’s take a look at how the Tigers’ farm system played out this week.

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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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Weekly recap of Tigers’ farm system

The 2015 Detroit Tigers are off to a historic start, having won ten of their first twelve contests. They have now won each of their first four series on the season, including a record of 8-1 against teams from their own division. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is pushing all the right buttons so far, after going through a spring where he had to answer a lot of questions about different areas of his ball club. So far, he has already had to call up pitchers Blaine Hardy and Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A to fill in for injured pitchers Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander. All in all though, Ausmus really could not have asked for a better start to the season.

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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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More roster moves for Detroit Tigers

With Opening Day only a little over two weeks away, the Detroit Tigers and manager Brad Ausmus are starting to slowly figure out who is going to make the trip north to Detroit with the big league ball club, and who will start off the season in the minors. On Friday, they made a couple more roster moves.

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Ian Kinsler surprises Tigers prospect with a gift

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is going into his tenth year in Major League Baseball and will make $14 million this season. The four-time All-Star player has not forgotten about where he once was and he proved that by giving Tigers prospect Wynton Bernard a gift he will never forget. Earlier in the week, … Read more