Akil Baddoo isn’t first Tiger to endure May demotion: Some came back stronger than others
Detroit Tigers second-year outfielder Akil Baddoo was the latest player to learn that tough lesson when he was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday. Perhaps if the Tigers were 10 games above .500 instead of 10 games below, they might have had more patience. Candelario had spent all of 2018 as an everyday player, but the Tigers opted to give his at-bats -- at least temporarily -- to Dawel Lugo. Mahtook came back to play later in 2018 and even briefly in 2019, but his days as an everyday player were over. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)APMay 2016: Anthony GoseGose was the Tigers’ everyday center fielder in 2015 and was expected to share time with new acquisition Cameron Maybin in 2016.mlive.com
Ex-Tiger outfielder pitches Cleveland to win
Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose picked up his first big-league pitching win on Wednesday as the Cleveland Guardians beat the White Sox 2-1. It was his fifth appearance on the mound for the Guardians this season. He pitched 6 2/3 innings over six games for Cleveland last year and allowed one earned run. Gose broke into the Major Leagues with Toronto in 2012 before arriving in Detroit in 2015. He played 170 games over two seasons with the Tigers, mostly in centerfield, but his production slumped in 2016 when he hit .209.mlive.com
65 former Tigers competing for spots on 27 teams this spring: Do you remember them all?
Do you remember when they played in the Detroit Tigers organization? There are 65 former Tigers competing for jobs in spring training camps around Florida and Arizona. If you can remember all of them, you’re well on your way to super-fan status. That tally is up a bit from last year, when we found 63 players on 26 teams. Some of the names on the list like Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander were bonafide stars during their time in Detroit.mlive.com
Former Tigers’ outfielder Anthony Gose back in big leagues
More than five years after he last played for the Detroit Tigers, Anthony Gose is back in the big leagues. Only now he’s a left-handed pitcher for the Cleveland Indians instead of a center fielder for the Tigers. Gose, 31, will be selected to the Indians’ roster on Monday, according to MLB.com, which first reported the promotion. The Tigers acquired Gose from the Toronto Blue Jays after the 2014 season and he spent all of 2015 as the club’s primary center fielder. But he struggled and didn’t play much in 2016 and began his conversion to pitcher after failing to make the Tigers’ Opening Day roster in 2017.mlive.com
Former Tiger Anthony Gose named to Olympic qualifying roster -- as a pitcher
Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose could be going to the Olympics -- as a pitcher. Gose was one of two former Tigers named to the U.S. National team’s training camp roster. He began his conversion to pitcher after failing to make the Tigers’ Opening Day roster in 2017. In addition to Gose, former Tigers pitcher Edwin Jackson is on the training camp roster. Jackson pitched for 14 teams over parts of 17 seasons in the big leagues.mlive.com
Bogaerts spring debut after shoulder woe, Tatis HR in return
On that one, we are probably on the same page.”RED SOX 8, RAYS 2Garrett Richards struck out seven in four scoreless innings for Boston. ATHLETICS 5, PADRES 4Fernando Tatis Jr. led off the game with his second spring home run, a smashing return after missing six days with a non-virus bug. The 30-year-old left has pitched four scoreless innings this spring. BREWERS 8, CUBS 3 (7)Brandon Woodruff made his second start for Milwaukee, allowing five hits in two scoreless innings. BRAVES 8, TWINS 5Michael Pineda, who last pitched a full season in 2016, made his first spring start for Minnesota.
Davis, Gose leading the way for first-place Tigers
Travis, considered a rare gem in the thin Tigers farm system, was swapped for center fielder Anthony Gose on Nov. 12. In 520 career at-bats, Gose hits .262 with 39 extra-base hits (six homers), 46 walks and a .710 OPS against righties. In over 1,000 career plate appearances against left-handed pitchers, Davis hits .304 with an OPS of .810. The career trends of Gose and Davis have proven true for the Tigers so far. Gose is hitting .364 with a .932 OPS against right-handed pitchers and Davis sits at .313 and .983 against left-handed pitchers.