Predicting all 26 players who will make the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day roster
C Wilson RamosConfidence: LockRole: Starting catcherThere’s a legitimate three-way battle to back up Ramos, but everyone knows who the starter will be. AdSS Willi CastroConfidence: LockRole: Starting shortstopThere are going to be some defensive miscues, especially on the throw. As a result, the Tigers will have an extra roster spot to play with -- that’s why there will be 27 names on this list. He bet on himself and won, allowing just three runs while striking out 15 batters in 11 spring innings. If we’re being honest, a conversation about Baddoo as a starter feels more justified than a conversation about earning a roster spot.
Detroit Tigers spring training game is actually on TV today -- here’s how you can watch
Tarik Skubal #87 of the Detroit Tigers in action against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 9, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. DETROIT – Tuesday’s Detroit Tigers spring training game against the New York Yankees will be on TV as prospect Tarik Skubal takes the mound. It will be televised on FOX Sports Detroit, as well as streamed live on MLB Network and MLB TV. Skubal will look to build on what’s been a strong spring training thus far. pic.twitter.com/kHH87UFHzJ — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 23, 2021New York will counter with former Cleveland Indians star Corey Kluber, who used to terrorize the Tigers in the American League Central Division.
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.
How to watch Detroit Tigers, Casey Mize today in spring training clash with Pittsburgh Pirates
All rights reserved)Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers will send top pitching prospect Casey Mize to the mound Tuesday for his first spring training action against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tigers dropped their second spring training game Monday at the New York Yankees. Mize will face a Pirates lineup that features four of the team’s best hitters atop the lineup in Kevin Newman, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Bryan Reynolds and Gregory Polanco. Detroit and Pittsburgh are widely regarded as two of the worst teams in MLB again this season.
How to watch Detroit Tigers spring training game vs. Yankees this afternoon
DETROIT – On Monday, it will be possible to watch a Detroit Tigers game for the first time this season without actually being inside the stadium. When the Tigers take on the New York Yankees at 1:10 p.m. Monday inside Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, the game will be streamed live on MLB.TV. (2021 Getty Images)Jeimer Candelario, who had a single, a walk and a double in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, is batting second. pic.twitter.com/8lgeU86Mx1 — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) March 1, 2021In their first spring training game Sunday, the Tigers ambushed the Phillies, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning and eventually winning 10-2. Just like in the first spring training game, Monday’s contest is expected to last seven innings.
Detroit Tigers reportedly sign starting pitcher Julio Teheran to minor league deal
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have signed veteran starting pitcher Julio Teheran to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training, according to multiple reports. Teheran opted for an NRI deal with the Tigers over a guaranteed deal elsewhere because he got a base of $3M plus $1M in games started incentives. The guaranteed deal was a low base with minimal upside. Teheran is banking on his ability to make the team out of spring training and stick in the rotation. Detroit’s pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Lakeland earlier this week as they look forward to their first season under manager A.J.
Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training today
Detroit Tigers coaches look on and watch as Casey Mize #74 of the Detroit Tigers warms up in the bullpen during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers report to spring training Wednesday (Feb. 17) in Lakeland, Florida, marking the unofficial return of baseball season. READ: Here are the 7 free agents Detroit Tigers have signed this offseason, and what roles they’ll playMost of the pitching staff looks the same, with free agent signee Jose Urena the main exception. AdAll eyes will be on young starters Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal and Matt Manning this spring. The rest of the team will join the pitchers and catchers Monday (Feb. 22), and the first spring training game is scheduled for Feb. 28.
Detroit Tigers agree to deals with power bat Renato Nunez, veteran infielder Greg Garcia
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have agreed to minor league deals with free agent power bat Renato Nunez and veteran utility infielder Greg Garcia. The Tigers have agreed to terms with INF’s Greg Garcia and Renato Núñez on Minor League contracts. (2020 Getty Images)He’s not considered a strong defender or a plus base runner, but Nunez has undeniable power in his bat. Garcia, 31, posted a .529 OPS in 35 games with the San Diego Padres last season. Garcia owns a career .354 on-base percentage, but his hit tools have limited him to a career .693 OPS.
Cactus League asks MLB to delay spring training due to COVID
The Cactus League and Arizona community leaders have asked Major League Baseball to delay the start of spring training due to coronavirus concerns just over three weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report. The Cactus League made the request in a letter to Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)The Cactus League and Arizona community leaders have asked Major League Baseball to delay the start of spring training due to coronavirus concerns just over three weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report. The Cactus League made the request in a letter to Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. The Cactus League hosts 15 MLB clubs.
Detroit Tigers lineup: Is tonights exhibition lineup a preview for Opening Day?
CINCINNATI, Ohio Are the Detroit Tigers offering a glimpse of their full Opening Day lineup today during their first exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds? LATEST: Daniel Norris cleared to rejoin Detroit Tigers after positive COVID-19 testAll nine of the teams presumed everyday starters are in the lineup for Tuesday nights game. Heres how the lineup breaks down:Niko Goodrum, SS Jonathan Schoop, 2B Miguel Cabrera, DH C.J. 2 and Cron at cleanup puts the teams two best hitters in the two most important lineup slots. The four new additions -- Schoop, Cron, Maybin and Romine -- give the Tigers much more power and depth throughout the lineup.
Daniel Norris cleared to rejoin Detroit Tigers after positive COVID-19 test
DETROIT Pitcher Daniel Norris has been cleared to rejoin the Detroit Tigers after he missed most of summer workouts due to a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test. READ: How will Tigers fill final rotation spots after Jordan Zimmermann injury? The 27-year-old left-hander revealed his positive COVID-19 test July 10 after he was absent from the teams workouts at Comerica Park. Norris was cleared to rejoin the 60-man player pool Tuesday, but the Tigers announced he would participate in a workout at Comerica Park. Daniel Norris #44 of the Detroit Tigers works up a baseball during the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on August 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.
How will Detroit Tigers fill final rotation spots after Jordan Zimmermann injury?
DETROIT When spring training resumed at the start of July, the Detroit Tigers had their starting rotation set in stone. Nobody wanted to see Zimmermann suffer another injury, but his time in Detroit has been a disaster any way you slice it. Split Fulmer and AlexanderProposed rotation: Boyd, Turnbull, Fulmer, Alexander, NovaThe option that seems most likely is the Tigers simply split up Fulmer and Alexander. Beau Burrows #37 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 6, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Casey Mize #74 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 6, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.
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.
Elite Detroit Tigers prospect Riley Greene makes ridiculous homer-robbing catch in intrasquad game
DETROIT Make no mistake about it: The Detroit Tigers drafted Riley Greene because of his skills at the plate. The Tigers drafted Greene No. 5 overall in 2019 because he projects to be an elite hitter, but during Mondays intrasquad game, it was his glove that stole the show. Greene drifted back to his right, timed his jump perfectly and snatched the ball before it could land in the bullpen. It looks like the Tigers have a future star waiting in the wing whenever Greene rises to the MLB level.
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.
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.
Benched: Tigers Grayson Greiner on possibility of an MLB season and what hes been up to in quarantine
DETROIT Grayson Greiner has been at his home in South Carolina since the players were send home from Spring Training. He said hes watching for news of a possible MLB season like the rest of us. Players want to play, Greiner said. Hes in same boat as us, were all kind of waiting on word.In the meantime, Greiner said hes been working out and hitting and catching daily. Miggy is a fun-loving guy, but if you approach him about baseball, hes serious, Greiner said.