Francisco Liriano spent the first half of his career tormenting the Tigers, one of the bright, young hopes on the Twins. That changed over the last five years, as the innings piled up, Liriano bounced around and surgeries sapped some of the strength from his left arm. Still, the sight of Liriano wearing the Olde […]
One of the first things new Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio noticed about Jordan Zimmermann when he looked at video was his pace. He was much slower, taking more time between pitches, than Bosio remembered him taking when he was with the Nationals.
Ron Gardenhire followed the tradition of Major League managers warning not to put much into Spring Training batting orders. Still, Leonys Martin looked like a leadoff hitter to begin the Tigers’ Grapefruit League opener Friday against the Yankees.
The Tigers added another contestant to their rotation competition on Friday with a familiar face from Ron Gardenhire’s past. Detroit agreed to terms with left-hander Francisco Liriano on a one-year contract.
A few scattered boos among the packed crowd at George M. Steinbrenner Field was the one reminder of what happened the last time Miguel Cabrera and the Tigers faced the Yankees.
The Tigers have a good number of spots taken for a rebuilding club. But when rebuilding teams first re-make their roster, the roles that tend to be up for grabs are the ones that either don’t have an incumbent, or don’t have a ready-made prospect in line to take it.
Unlike a lot of former utility players, the Tigers’ Dixon Machado doesn’t have a lot of gloves. He uses one infield glove, whether he’s at second base, third or shortstop. Also unlike a lot of young players, he has a pretty sweet glove.
The last time Miguel Cabrera saw the Yankees, he was at the bottom of a dogpile after the first of three bench-clearing incidents between the two clubs in their series finale at Comerica Park. He’ll see them again Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET, but he has more pressing matters on his mind as the Tigers […]
In the long term, the Tigers now boast having one of the better farm systems the organization has had in a long time. Much of that is because of the Verlander trade, which netted three top 10 players in Franklin Perez, Jake Rogers and Daz Cameron.
The Tigers will have to wait a while before they can think about putting Franklin Perez, Matt Manning, Alex Faedo and Beau Burrows in the same rotation. That doesn’t mean the talented quartet of right-handers can’t think about it while they work in the same camp.
Jordan Zimmermann, Michael Fulmer and Alex Wilson played a harmless prank on new skipper Ron Gardenhire during the Tigers’ first full-squad workout.
Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez isn’t ready to call it a career just yet. Physically, he said, his heart is fine following an ablation procedure last September to correct an irregular heartbeat that hospitalized him twice in 2017. As for his heart for the game, the 39-year-old said he’s ready to get back to the […]