Tigers outfielder claimed off waivers by Mariners
DETROIT -- Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Derek Hill has been claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners. Hill, who was designated for assignment four days ago, will get a fresh start in a new organization after eight years in the Tigers’ system. Hill, 26, was selected by the Tigers in the first round (23rd overall) in the 2014 draft. In 254 career plate appearances, Hill has a .240 average and .630 OPS (76 OPS+) with four homers and nine stolen bases. “It doesn’t surprise me that (the Mariners) would take shot at his skill set and see if he can help a contending team,” said Tigers manager A.J.mlive.com
Tigers put Tarik Skubal on injured list, bring up 2 new players
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers have placed left-handed pitcher Tarik Skubal on the injured list with arm fatigue. Hinch said it was more likely that the Tigers would err on the side of caution and give Skubal some rest. To take Skubal’s spot on the roster, the Tigers have activated right-handed reliever Wily Peralta from the injured list. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (39)Players in bold are on the active rosterLeft-handed pitchers (4): Tyler Alexander, Andrew Chafin, Tarik Skubal*, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz. Restricted list (1): Left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez does not earn a salary or count against the 40-man roster while on the restricted list.mlive.com
Tigers part ways with former 1st round pick as trade deadline looms
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers have dropped outfielder Derek Hill from the 40-man roster, possibly signalling an end to the former prospect’s eight years in the organization. The Tigers designated Hill for assignment on Monday in order to activate left-handed reliever Andrew Chafin from the restricted list. Hill, 26, was selected by the Tigers in the first round (23rd overall) in the 2014 draft. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the active rosterLeft-handed pitchers (4): Tyler Alexander, Andrew Chafin, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz. Restricted list (1): Left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez does not earn a salary or count against the 40-man roster while on the restricted list.mlive.com
Tigers send down rookie starter, call up Drew Carlton for bullpen help
CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers have called up right-handed reliever Drew Carlton from Triple-A Toledo to bolster their bullpen ahead of Monday’s doubleheader in Kansas City. To make room, the club optioned rookie starting pitcher Garrett Hill to Toledo. The Tigers could go with a bullpen game, or they could activate pitcher Rony Garcia from the injured list earlier than expected. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the active rosterLeft-handed pitchers (5): Tyler Alexander, Andrew Chafin, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz. 60-day IL (6): Catcher Jake Rogers (right elbow sprain); and right-handed pitchers Jose Cisnero (right shoulder sprain), Kyle Funkhouser (right shoulder strain), Matt Manning (right shoulder inflammation), Casey Mize (right elbow sprain) and Spencer Turnbull (right elbow sprain) are on the 60-day injured list, which removes them from the 40-man roster.mlive.com
Rony Garcia headed to IL; Tigers will select rookie starter to make his MLB debut
Hill will take the spot of right-hander Rony Garcia, who will be placed on the injured list after reporting shoulder discomfort on Saturday. Manning is likely to be transferred to the 60-day injured list to create space on the 40-man roster for Hill’s contract to be selected from Toledo. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Players in bold are on the active rosterLeft-handed pitchers (6): Tyler Alexander, Andrew Chafin, Sam Howard, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz. * On the 10-day injured list. Left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez does not earn a salary or count against the 40-man roster while on the restricted list.mlive.com
Tigers part ways with veteran reliever amid flurry of moves after Monday’s loss
Additionally, the Tigers will activate left-handed pitcher Tyler Alexander from the injured list. The Tigers had originally thought that Eduardo Rodriguez might be ready to come off the injured list and start Tuesday’s game. Alexander, 27, was working as a starter when he was placed on the injured list with an elbow strain on May 2. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (38)Players in bold are on the active rosterLeft-handed pitchers (6): Tyler Alexander, Andrew Chafin, Sam Howard, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz. Left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez does not earn a salary or count against the 40-man roster while on the restricted list.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Robbie Grossman not starting on Saturday
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman, who left Friday’s game after fouling a ball off his leg, is not in the lineup Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays. How we line up for Game 2 vs. Toronto. pic.twitter.com/uLqvQbCZb8 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 11, 2022In addition to Grossman, catcher Tucker Barnhart, outfielder Derek Hill and infielder/outfielder Kody Clemens will be available off the bench. Saturday’s game will start at 4:10 p.m. at Comerica Park and is second of three games between the Tigers (23-34) and Jays (34-23). Tigers rookie right-hander Beau Brieske (0-5, 4.93 ERA) will face Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman (5-4, 2.78).mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Robbie Grossman leading off in first game back from IL
DETROIT -- Robbie Grossman, just reinstated from the injured list, will lead off and play left field for the Detroit Tigers on Friday at Comerica Park. He’ll share the outfield with right fielder Austin Meadows, who just returned from the IL three days ago, and center fielder Derek Hill. The Tigers (23-33) open a three-game series and a 10-game homestand at 7:10 p.m. against the Toronto Blue Jays (33-23). Tigers rookie right-hander Elvin Rodriguez (0-1, 10.13 ERA) will face Jays right-hander Jose Berrios (4-2, 5.24). The Tigers went 2-3 on their most recent road trip, getting swept in three games by the New York Yankees and then winning back-to-back games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Derek Hill, Daz Cameron starting again in series opener
Daz Cameron and Derek Hill will team up in the outfield for the second consecutive game as the Detroit Tigers open a four-game series against the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday night at Comerica Park. The Tigers (15-28) just saw the Guardians (18-22) a few days ago, splitting a rain-shortened two-game series over the weekend in Cleveland. Tigers lefty and current staff ace Tarik Skubal (3-2, 2.22 ERA) will face Guardians rookie lefty Konnor Pilkington (0-0, 2.08), who will be making just his second career start. pic.twitter.com/sYRHaRW2UR — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 26, 2022Skubal faced the Guardians on Friday, leaving after five innings after being struck by a comebacker on his left leg. Skubal is in the midst of a 19-inning scoreless streak, the third longest in MLB this year and the longest by a Tigers starting pitcher since Michael Fulmer in 2016 (34 innings).mlive.com
Tigers homer 3 times to beat Twins in 10 innings
The Twins, who had their six-game winning streak stopped, loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom half. Castro hit solo home runs in the sixth and eighth innings, after going deep only nine times in his first 799 major league at-bats. His first homer off Twins starter Dylan Bundy stopped a 16-inning scoreless streak for the Tigers, who have only 25 homers in 43 games for the fewest in baseball. Wily Peralta, Joe Jiménez, Gregory Soto and Alex Lange (1-1) kept the Twins off the board after García departed. When Bundy’s curveball bounced in the dirt and skipped to the right of the catcher Sánchez, Hill aggressively raced home.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Javier Baez getting day off Thursday
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Baez will get a day off on Thursday afternoon in the finale of a five-game series with the Oakland Athletics. Hinch said the off day had been planned in advance and gives the Tigers a chance to get Harold Castro’s left-handed bat in the lineup. The Tigers are now 3-15 since April 23, a span in which they’ve scored two runs or fewer 13 times. pic.twitter.com/H5A4T1qfNH — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 12, 2022Willi Castro will be starting in center field in place of Derek Hill, who had two hits Wednesday night. Tigers rookie right-hander Beau Brieske (0-2, 4.20 ERA) will face A’s right-hander James Kaprielian (0-2, 5.87).mlive.com
2 Tigers ejected as scoreless skid reaches 24 innings
The Tigers (8-20) have lost six games in a row and 13 of their last 15. Hinch were ejected by home plate umpire Nick Mahrley in the bottom of the ninth inning after Baez was called out on strikes. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers and A’s will play a traditional doubleheader beginning at 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday at Comerica Park. Tigers lefty Tarik Skubal (1-2, 3.04 ERA) will face Oakland right-hander Frankie Montas (2-2, 3.44) in Game 1. The second game, which will start about 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first, will be the second big-league start for Tigers right-hander Alex Faedo.mlive.com
Akil Baddoo reacts to surprising demotion: ‘I’m a big-league player’
DETROIT -- A year ago, Akil Baddoo’s hot start was the talk of Detroit and the talk of the league. I’m going to go down there and get the reps that I need and be ready to come back,” he said. I’m a big-league player...I definitely want to be back where I feel I belong. Hinch said he hopes a detour to Toledo can help Baddoo get his swing back on track. Hinch said it’s important for him to get regular at-bats in Toledo rather than scuffling in Detroit.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Derek Hill in center, Austin Meadows returns
DETROIT -- There’s no longer any suspense about who the Detroit Tigers will use as their everyday center fielder. Derek Hill is the only left after Akil Baddoo was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday. Hill will bat ninth for the Tigers (8-19) as they open a four-day, five-game series against the Oakland Athletics (10-18). The lineup will get a boost from the return of Austin Meadows, who missed the last three games with a non-COVID illness. Tigers right-hander Michael Pineda (1-1, 3.77 ERA) will face A’s right-hander Paul Blackburn (3-0, 2.22).mlive.com
Tigers option Akil Baddoo to Toledo to try to shake sophomore slump
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo, who burst onto the scene as a rookie in 2021, was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Monday, just one month into his sophomore season. Baddoo was hitting just .140 (7-for-50) with a double, a homer, five walks and 15 strikeouts in 17 games. The Tigers hope a detour to Toledo will help get his bat back on track. He is under no such restriction in 2022 and can be transferred freely back and forth between Detroit and Toledo. To replace Baddoo on the roster, the Tigers activated right-handed pitcher Rony Garcia.mlive.com
Tigers lose third straight one-run game, drop to 10 games under .500
The Tigers (8-18) have lost 11 of their last 13 games and have lost the first three games this weekend against the Astros (17-11). The Tigers took the lead in the third inning when Miguel Cabrera hit a liner down the left-field line, scoring Javier Baez and Robbie Grossman. But the Tigers had other opportunities to build a bigger lead and never took advantage of them. The Tigers’ lead crumbled in the eighth with their most reliable reliever, Michael Fulmer, on the hill. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers and Astros wrap up their four-game series at 2:10 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Derek Hill, Willi Castro get outfield starts
HOUSTON -- Center fielder Derek Hill will lead off for the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. The Tigers (8-17) will face the Houston Astros (16-11) at 4:05 p.m. in the third of a four-game series. He’s sitting out again on Saturday, although that could be due to the Astros’ starter, tough lefty Framber Valdez. pic.twitter.com/BIcpf3EroB — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 7, 2022Willi Castro, who filled in for Meadows on Friday, is back in left field for a second consecutive start. Tigers lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (0-2, 5.33 ERA) will start against Valdez (1-2, 3.42).mlive.com
Dodgers’ dingers send Tigers to 6th straight loss
LOS ANGELES -- A Friday night at Dodger Stadium is not the easiest place to snap a losing streak. The Los Angeles Dodgers homered in each of the first two innings against Detroit Tigers starter Tyler Alexander en route to a series-opening 5-1 victory in front of 49,394 raucous fans. Cabrera last played at Dodger Stadium in 2014, leaving Los Angeles with 2,003. Box scoreUp nextThe Tigers and Dodgers meet again on Saturday at 10:10 p.m. Eastern time. Tigers rookie right-hander Beau Brieske (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will face Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw (3-0, 2.65).mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Corner outfielders swap spots for opener against Dodgers
LOS ANGELES -- Derek Hill will be leading off again for the Detroit Tigers when they open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. He’ll have the same two corner outfielders on either side of him, but they’re swapping spots. The Tigers (6-12) and Dodgers (12-6) start at 10:10 p.m. Eastern time at Dodger Stadium. pic.twitter.com/wwV7QKzU7V — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 29, 2022Tigers lefty Tyler Alexander (0-2, 7.20 ERA) will face Dodgers lefty Tyler Anderson (1-0, 2.84). The Tigers have lost five games in a row and eight of their last ten.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Eric Haase behind plate day after costly error
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eric Haase will be back behind the plate for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night, one day after his throwing error led to two unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth inning. Akil Baddoo will be in center field after getting Tuesday night off. The Tigers will have catchers Tucker Barnhart and Dustin Garneau; infielders Harold Castro and Willi Castro; and outfielder Derek Hill available off the bench. pic.twitter.com/QBTVwTvJn5 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 27, 2022Tigers right-hander Michael Pineda (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will face Twins right-hander Joe Ryan (2-1, 1.69). Pineda spent four years with the Twins and will reach 10 years of MLB service time on Wednesday.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: 2 slumping sluggers moved down in batting order
MINNEAPOLIS -- Slumping Detroit Tigers sluggers Jeimer Candelario and Jonathan Schoop are being bumped down in the lineup. Schoop is hitting just .155 (9-for-58) with a .451 OPS (36 OPS+), three walks and 10 strikeouts. Candelario is hitting .158 (9-for-57) with a .436 OPS (35 OPS+), five walks, 15 strikeouts. pic.twitter.com/pi2jLHqzvc — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 26, 2022Candelario has hit in the cleanup spot for much of the season, while Schoop has hit no longer than sixth. Tigers lefty Eduardo Rodriguez will face Twins right-hander Chris Paddack on the mound.mlive.com
Tigers lineup: Miguel Cabrera batting third in Game 1 of doubleheader
Miguel Cabrera will definitely be coming to the plate in the first inning. Cabrera will be batting third when the Detroit Tigers (5-7) face the Colorado Rockies (8-4) in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday at Comerica Park. The first game starts at 1:10 p.m. Game 2 is 6:40 p.m.Cabrera is at 2,999 hits, one shy of one one of baseball’s most important milestones. pic.twitter.com/K6eZVpeIlU — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 23, 2022Harold Castro will start at shortstop, which could be an indication that Javier Baez (thumb) won’t be activated until Sunday. Catcher/outfielder Eric Haase, catcher Dustin Garneau, infielder Willi Castro and outfielder Derek Hill will be available off the bench for the Tigers in the opener.mlive.com
Tigers put Victor Reyes on injured list, recall outfielder from Toledo
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers placed outfielder Victor Reyes on the 10-day injured list with a left quad strain before Friday’s series opener against the Colorado Rockies. Reyes, 27, was off to a solid start in his fifth season with the Tigers, hitting .261 with a .711 OPS (115 OPS+) in 25 plate appearances. Hill, 26, lost out to Reyes in a spring training battle to be the Tigers’ fourth outfielder but ultimately started the season on the injured list. Outfielders (6): Akil Baddoo, Daz Cameron, Robbie Grossman, Derek Hill, Austin Meadows, Victor Reyes*. Catcher Jake Rogers (right elbow sprain); and right-handed pitchers Jose Cisnero (right shoulder sprain) and Spencer Turnbull (right elbow sprain) are on the 60-day injured list, which removes them from the 40-man roster.mlive.com
A.J. Hinch not overreacting to 3 games: ‘If you’re looking for panic, look somewhere else’
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are 1-2. “If you’re looking for panic, you should look somewhere else.”The Tigers (1-2) open a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox (1-2) on Monday at 5:10 pm. But while it’s important to get off to a good start, it’s also important not to overreact to a handful of games. The Detroit Tigers rookie first baseman went 0-for-8 with six strikeouts in his debut series. Outfielder Derek Hill (hamstring) is continuing a running program in Lakeland, Fla.“He’s going to be have some key tests.mlive.com
Detroit Tigers to have special guest throw out ceremonial first pitch before home opener
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers will have a special guest throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day, the club has announced. Amari Bartee, son of former Tigers first base coach Kimera Bartee, will throw the first pitch April 8 at Comerica Park in honor of his late father. The ceremony will take place at approximately 12:50 p.m. before the Tigers home opener vs. the Chicago White Sox. “I just remember how much energy he brought every single day and how he loved to be out there. MORE:Tigers remember Kimera BarteeTigers coach Kimera Bartee dies at 49mlive.com
What does Tigers’ outfield look like after injuries to Riley Greene, Derek Hill?
LAKELAND, Fla. -- The crushing news that Detroit Tigers rookie outfielder Riley Greene would miss the start of the season after breaking his foot could have created a huge opportunity for fellow center fielder Derek Hill. Hinch announced Saturday that Hill would not be ready for the start of the season after suffering a low-grade hamstring strain. Hill, 26, was the Tigers’ first-round pick in 2014 and is known for his speed and outfield defense. Now it appears the Tigers will head north with only three true outfielders: Reyes, Akil Baddoo and Robbie Grossman. Six pitchers left for five spots: Jason Foley, Rony Garcia, Will Vest, Drew Hutchison, Jacob Barnes, Chase Anderson.mlive.com
Tigers roster projection 2.0: Now with more players, new decisions
There have been a few changes since the last projection:* Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Both of those bullet points are good news for pitchers seeking a spot on the Tigers’ roster. Detroit Tigers' Derek Hill runs to third on his triple during an intrasquad baseball game, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Detroit. The extra roster spot also allows the Tigers to carry three catchers without feeling too guilty about it. The Tigers probably don’t want to dramatically shake up the roster early in the season for what will be a temporary roster spot, so anyone on the 40-man roster has an advantage.mlive.com
Tigers remember impact of Kimera Bartee: ‘He’s with us every day on the field’
When Grossman was an 18-year-old recent draft pick in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, Bartee was one of his most impactful coaches. Bartee passed away suddenly five days before Christmas in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., at the age of 49. The news stunned Grossman and his Tigers teammates, who remembered Bartee as a ceaselessly upbeat and kind coach who cared personally about his players. Bartee spent a decade in pro ball as a player, including four years with the Tigers from 1996-1999, before transitioning to coaching. “I just remember how much energy he brought every single day and how he loved to be out there.mlive.com
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, MLB’s extra-innings rules may be coming back
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Two rule changes left over from the COVID era still manage to divide fans. In all games, a free runner was placed on second base at the start of each extra inning. There’s been talk of reviving the “ghost runner” on second base in extra innings this year, and a decision is expected soon. “Actually, it’s a real runner,” Tigers manager A.J. As of now, the plan is to return to normal nine-inning games for doubleheaders.mlive.com
Tigers’ Opening Day roster projection: Who will make the cut?
LAKELAND, Fla. -- There are only 16 days left in spring training and we’re finally unveiling our first Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day roster projection. The Tigers weren’t done building the roster, so projecting it was nearly impossible. In fact, it’s possible that three or four players signed within the last 10 days could be among the players who come north for Opening Day on April 8 at Comerica Park. We also don’t know whether newly signed pitchers Michael Pineda and Wily Peralta will get their visas approved in time to be ready for Opening Day. I reserve the right to change my mind, but for now I’m putting both Greene and Torkelson on the Opening Day roster and the everyday lineup.mlive.com
Tigers have one more day to add prospects to roster: Who will they protect?
If the Detroit Tigers want to add any prospects to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft, Friday is the last day to do it. Any eligible player left off the 40-man roster could potentially be selected in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8. He’ll be eligible to be selected all over again unless the Tigers choose to place him on the 40-man roster this week. The Tigers’ 40-man roster is currently full, which means someone will have to get removed from the roster if the Tigers decide to protect a young player. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (40)Left-handed pitchers (7): Tyler Alexander, Matthew Boyd, Miguel Del Pozo, Eduardo Rodriguez, Tarik Skubal, Gregory Soto, Joey Wentz.mlive.com
Has Derek Hill done enough to be Tigers’ Opening Day center fielder in 2022?
Left-handed pitcher Gregory Soto (left finger) and outfielder Derek Hill (left knee) won’t be a part of them. In the first extended playing time of his career, Hill hit .259 with a .702 OPS (96 OPS+) in 150 plate appearances. Robbie Grossman, who is under contract for 2022, can play center but is best suited for a corner role. (His -5 DRS in center field is ranked 38th of 43 players, not far from Hill). Of course, the final option is that the Tigers don’t add any outfielder this winter.mlive.com
Tigers’ Gregory Soto done for season; 2 rookies recalled from Toledo
Detroit Tigers left-handed pitcher Gregory Soto and outfielder Derek Hill are done for the season following injuries sustained this weekend. Soto (left ring finger fracture) and Hill (left knee) were placed on the 10-day injured list before the game. The Tigers have recalled infielder Isaac Paredes and outfielder Daz Cameron to take their spots on the active roster. The Tigers were initially hopeful that Soto was OK, and the focus of their concern was his hand. Soto, 26, finishes an All-Star season with a 6-3 record, 18 saves and a 3.39 ERA in 63 2/3 innings.mlive.com
Tigers stamp out Rays’ 9th inning comeback attempt, finish 4-3 win
Michael Fulmer pitched a scoreless ninth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field. The Tigers (71-78) will try to earn of a split of the four-game series against the first-place Rays (92-57) on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/6NGZpz1Fxy — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 18, 2021Tigers pitchers Tarik Skubal and Jose Ureña, working as a one-two combo, combined for another quality start, allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings. Detroit Tigers center fielder Derek Hill was carted off the field after suffering a left knee injury in the fifth inning. BOX SCOREUp next: The Tigers and Rays wrap up their four-game series on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. Tigers right-hander Wily Peralta (3-3, 3.32 ERA) will face Rays lefty Shane McClanahan (9-5, 3.59).mlive.com
Tigers’ Derek Hill carted off field after injury
Detroit Tigers center fielder Derek Hill was carted off the field after suffering an injury in the fifth inning Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field. Hill had laid down a bunt and was racing toward first base when he got tangled up with Tampa Bay Rays first base man Ji-man Choi. Hill appeared to skid, hyperextend his leg and then land hard on the turf. Hill was called out on the play. Hill was replaced by Victor Reyes, who entered the game in right field.mlive.com
Tigers break scoreless stalemate with walk-off win over Brewers in 11th
DETROIT -- Derek Hill hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 11th inning to break a scoreless stalemate and give the Detroit Tigers a 1-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Tigers starter Wily Peralta and Brewers starter Freddy Peralta (no relation) each pitched six scoreless innings before heavy rains started drenching Comerica Park. After Tigers reliever Gregory Soto pitched a second consecutive scoreless inning in the top of the 10th, the Tigers failed to win it in the bottom of the inning. The Brewers loaded the bases against reliever Bryan Garcia in the top of the 11th, but Christian Yelich bounced into an inning-ending double play. BOX SCOREUp next: The Tigers and Brewers wrap up their brief two-game series on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. Tigers rookie right-hander Matt Manning (3-6, 6.14 ERA) will face Brewers right-hander Brandon Woodruff (9-8, 2.48).mlive.com
Jonathan Schoop’s grand slam leads Tigers past first-place Rays
DETROIT -- Jonathan Schoop thought he was hit by a pitch to force in the game-tying run in the seventh inning. S C H O O PLAM pic.twitter.com/RKmy4IfJ6U — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 11, 2021That grand slam was so nice, we had to post it twice. pic.twitter.com/gnWqcJC3Zu — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 11, 2021The Tigers took their first lead in the sixth inning, when Jeimer Candelario drove in two runs with his MLB-leading 40th double of the season. pic.twitter.com/ke6pTu8xW2 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 11, 2021But the excitement was short-lived, as Rays pinch-hitter Ji-man Choi answered with a bases-clearing, three-run double in the top of the seventh inning to give the Rays a 4-3 lead. pic.twitter.com/4LsqVWG17A — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 11, 2021Miguel Cabrera had singles in first two at-bats, extending his streak of consecutive hits to nine plate appearances.mlive.com
Athletics pound Tigers, who finish first losing month since April
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers hit three home runs -- all solo shots -- but lost the series opener to the Oakland Athletics 9-3 on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. The Tigers (62-71) have lost four in a row and finished with a 12-14 record in the month of August. The A’s scored three in the third on a couple of a doubles and a two-run homer by Matt Chapman. They picked up three more in the fifth on a couple of singles and a two-run homer by Mark Canha. BOX SCOREUp next: The Tigers open the month of September with another game against the Athletics at 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday.mlive.com
Tigers’ offense absent as Blue Jays win, 3-0
Miggy didn’t get a home run and the rest of his teammates didn’t get a single run. Hyun-jin Ryu threw seven shutout innings to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Rogers Centre. The Tigers (59-66) and Jays (63-58) have split the first two games of the series. Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano struck out the final three batters of the game after giving up a lead-off single to Derek Hill. BOX SCOREUp next: The Tigers and Jays wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at 1:07 p.m. Tigers righty Drew Hutchison (0-1, 10.80 ERA) will face Jays lefty Steven Matz (10-7, 4.08).mlive.com
Tigers activate Derek Hill from injured list, cut veteran infielder
The Detroit Tigers have reinstated Derek Hill from the injured list, just 10 days after he had a violent collision with fell outfielder Akil Baddoo. Hill, 25, emerged as the Tigers’ semi-regular center fielder before his injury thanks to his strong defense. Hill is starting in center field and leading off for the Tigers on Saturday in Toronto. TIGERS’ 40-MAN ROSTER (39)Players in bold are on the 26-man active roster. Outfielders (6): Akil Baddoo*, Daz Cameron, Robbie Grossman, Derek Hill, Victor Reyes, Jacob Robson.mlive.com
Tigers have 11 players on injured list: See who’s coming back when
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have 11 players on the injured list, four of whom should be back fairly soon and four more who are likely to be back in September. That’s where it gets fairly complicated, as the Tigers don’t have space for eight players right now. The Tigers can also extend rehab outings to their maximum length while deciding what to do. Outfielder Akil Baddoo (concussion) will be eligible to come off the 7-day concussion injured list on Wednesday. He had very low velocity during a recent live BP session in Lakeland and the Tigers aren’t comfortable sending him on a rehab assignment.mlive.com
Tigers scramble for outfield options after collision that ‘felt like a car crash’ puts 2 on IL
pic.twitter.com/bXsg8xXAhw — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 11, 2021Catcher Eric Haase could also be in the outfield as early as Thursday. Infielder Harold Castro is also an option. Before pre-game rain washed out batting practice, infielders Zack Short and Willi Castro also did some work in the outfield to be prepared in the event of an emergency. It doesn’t matter where I’m playing, I’m going to enjoy it and I’m going to play hard” he said. HINCH’S OPTIONSC (2): Eric Haase, Grayson Greiner1B (7): Jonathan Schoop, Miguel Cabrera, Renato Nunez, Harold Castro, Eric Haase, Niko Goodrum, Jeimer Candelario2B (5): Jonathan Schoop, Harold Castro, Willi Castro, Niko Goodrum, Zack ShortSS (4): Zack Short, Niko Goodrum, Harold Castro, Willi Castro3B (6): Jeimer Candelario, Harold Castro, Niko Goodrum, Zack Short, Jonathan SchoopLF/RF (5): Victor Reyes, Robbie Grossman, Harold Castro, Niko Goodrum, Eric HaaseCF (4): Victor Reyes, Robbie Grossman, Niko Goodrum, Harold Castromlive.com
Tigers place Akil Baddoo, Derek Hill on IL after collision; 2 replacements summoned from Toledo
BALTIMORE -- The Detroit Tigers placed outfielders Akil Baddoo and Derek Hill on the injured list Wednesday, one day after a frightening collision forced both players out of the game. Baddoo was placed on the seven-day injured list for concussion symptoms. Hill was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left ribcage contusion. To fill the two roster spots, the Tigers recalled infielder Zack Short and purchased the contract of first baseman Renato Núñez from Triple-A Toledo. Hill, 25, has emerged as the Tigers’ semi-regular center fielder over the last month thanks to his strong defense.mlive.com
2 Tigers outfielders leave game after full-speed collision
BALTIMORE -- Detroit Tigers outfielders Derek Hill and Akil Baddoo left Tuesday’s game in the eighth inning after colliding in left-center field. Hill and Baddoo were both racing for a deep fly ball hit by Anthony Santander when they ran into each other just in front of the warning track. Hill, playing center field, somehow managed to make the catch and throw the ball back into the infield, preventing a baserunner from advancing. Hinch had to use some creative substitutions to replace the two outfielders. Niko Goodrum moved from shortstop to center field; Eric Haase moved from catcher to left field; Grayson Greiner entered as catcher; and Harold Castro entered at shortstop.mlive.com
Tigers lose lead and series in disappointing finale vs. Indians
CLEVELAND -- The Detroit Tigers lost a lead and missed a chance to make up ground in the American League Central. Bradley Zimmer hit a two-run home run to break a seventh inning tie as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 7-5 Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field. The Indians (54-55) took two of the three from the Tigers (54-60) in the weekend series. pic.twitter.com/9S6oouazN4 — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 8, 2021A few minutes later, Hill was back on defense and came within inches of robbing Owen Miller of a home run. The Tigers added a couple more in the third when Indians starter Zach Plesac issued another uncharacteristic walk and the Tigers took advantage of a fielding error.mlive.com
Indians get big hits against Matt Manning, beat Tigers 6-1 in series opener
DETROIT -- Starting pitcher Matt Manning was pounded for six runs and 10 hits as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Friday night at Progressive Field. After navigating two scoreless innings, the Indians scored four in the third, thanks to doubles by Ernie Clement, Jose Ramirez and Bobby Bradley. Hill was nursing a sore foot after smacking a foul ball off his leg in the second inning. Indians starter Cal Quantrill pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out a career-high 10 batters. Up next: The Tigers and Indians meet again on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. Tigers lefty Tyler Alexander (1-1, 4.77 ERA) will face Indians right-hander Eli Morgan (1-3, 6.75).mlive.com
3 players the Detroit Tigers could replace, and who they should consider using instead
The Detroit Tigers continued their resurgence over the weekend by splitting a series with the best team in the American League. But that couldn’t hide that there are three spots where the team clearly needs to upgrade.
What are Detroit Tigers going to do in the outfield?
DETROIT – What in the world are the Detroit Tigers going to do in the outfield this season? AdGrossman has a career on-base percentage of .350 and posted an .826 OPS during the shortened 2020 season. JaCoby Jones #21 of the Detroit Tigers looks on against the Chicago White Sox on August 19, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. In his first four MLB seasons from 2016-2019, Mazara hit 20, 20, 20 and 19 home runs with an OPS between .739 and .786 -- rising slightly each season. DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers flies out against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Comerica Park on September 20, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan.
Community steps in to help man whose van was stolen in violent Roseville carjacking
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A man whose van was stolen in a violent carjacking in Macomb County is speaking out about the incident. Derek Hill, 52, said he pulled over to help when he saw a woman stranded in a Roseville Del Taco parking lot on Tuesday. It was around 1:30 a.m. when Hill saw a car broken down on Gratiot Avenue at Masonic in Roseville. He said he motioned the person motioned for Hill to roll down his window and that’s when he was punched. Michael Masters of Masters Auto Sales in Roseville heard about the attack and gave Hill one of his vans.
Heres how Detroit Tigers should shuffle starting lineup following JaCoby Jones injury
DETROIT Tuesday should have been a celebratory night for the Detroit Tigers. But it was also a costly one, because they lost starting center fielder JaCoby Jones for the rest of the season. But bad luck struck again Tuesday, when Milwaukee Brewers reliever Phil Bickford made his MLB debut and hit Jones in the hand. Derek Hill #29 of the Detroit Tigers runs the bases during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. During the Tigers recent 8-2 run, Jones was slashing just .250/.313/.321 with two doubles, two walks and 11 strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers send 19 players to Toledo -- 37 left competing for 30 roster spots
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers sent 19 players to their alternate training site in Toledo on Monday, leaving 37 players to battle for 30 Opening Day roster spots. READ: How will the Tigers fill their final rotation spots after the Jordan Zimmermann injury? Haase and Rogers were fighting for what figured to be two or three catcher spots on the roster. That means seven of these 13 players will also be sent to Toledo or the taxi squad, while six make the roster. Lets assume its 11, leaving four bullpen spots and two reserve spots open.
Predicting the full Detroit Tigers 30-man roster one week before the season begins
DETROIT It almost doesnt seem real, but one week from Friday is the start of what could be the strangest Detroit Tigers season ever. Roster makeupPredicting the roster for a team like the Tigers -- with so many unproven players fighting for jobs -- is tricky even in a normal year. READ: Here are the players included on the Detroit Tigers spring training rosterMLB expanded rosters by one spot before the pandemic, allowing teams to carry 26 players. He gave up way too many runs, but hes looked better in both spring training segments. Reyes was much better than Stewart during spring training in March, when the latter struggled to make any solid contact.
5 ways Detroit Tigers appear to be much better this year after week of intrasquad games
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have offered live streams of their intrasquad games for about a week now, and while the rules are loose and the results come with an asterisk, its blatantly obvious this team is much better than a year ago. READ: Predicting the full Tigers 30-man roster one week before the season beginsBack in February, I predicted that the Tigers could be 15-20 games better than their 47-114 record this season. After watching the Tigers intrasquad games from Saturday through Thursday (five games total), here are five positive observations. Cron of a home run during the Detroit Tigers' intrasquad game July 13, 2020, at Comerica Park. Cron #26 (L) of the Detroit Tigers is greeted at home plate by teammate Jonathan Schoop #8 after he hit a home run during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.
Heres how ace Matt Boyd, top prospect Casey Mize performed in Detroit Tigers intrasquad game
DETROIT Ace Matt Boyd squared off against elite prospect Casey Mize on Thursday at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers held their second intrasquad game. pic.twitter.com/pcwNqRf07L Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 8, 2020Pitching was the story of the second game, as the teams best MLB arm took the mound against MLBs No. Boyd looked much sharper in his second inning of work, retiring Schwindel and Greiner before a two-out single from Willi Castro. Since he got through six batters on just 16 pitches, the Tigers had Mize face Bonifacio to get some extra work. Mize finished the game with 23 pitches and three strikeouts in two perfect innings, spanning seven outs.
7 Detroit Tigers who could benefit from expanded Opening Day rosters
DETROIT As part of the amended 60-game MLB season, each team will be allowed to include four additional players on its Opening Day roster. Heres a look at some of the Detroit Tigers players who could benefit from expanded rosters. Finally, Castro was among the teams hottest hitters in spring training, which was important after an uninspiring cup of tea at the big league level in 2019. RP Shao-Ching ChiangShao-Ching Chiang was an interesting addition to the Tigers first spring training roster. Travis Demeritte #50 of the Detroit Tigers at bat against the Oakland Athletics at Ring Central Coliseum on September 06, 2019 in Oakland, California.
Here are the 58 players included on the Detroit Tigers spring training roster
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have released their initial Club Player Pool, including 58 players who can participate in spring training. Schwindel was one of the nice success stories of spring training in March. Willi Castro could benefit from the extra roster spots, but Lugo feels like someone who could still end up on the outside looking in. ProspectsThese are the players Tigers fans are most anxious to see, and for good reason. Dingler made the cut just weeks after being the teams second-round draft pick, but hell likely just get some work in Toledo.