Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
The Official Site of the Detroit Tigers
news

Tigers News

Tigers No. 17 prospect Skubal impressing

@beckjason
7:13 PM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Tarik Skubal was an Arizona high school lefty with an inconsistent fastball and not much knowledge about the Pacific Northwest when Seattle University came calling five years ago. “They saw me throw in one of the fall classics in high school, and that was my only Division I

Tigers sputter after rain delay vs. Indians

@beckjason
1:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND -- Nicholas Castellanos didn’t want the tarp to go on as the rain began to pound Progressive Field in the seventh inning Monday night. Nick Goody lobbed him a ball as home-plate umpire Laz Diaz stopped the game, and Castellanos laid down a swinging bunt before laughing on his

Rosenthal brings heat in Tigers debut vs. Tribe

Veteran closer back in Majors after 3 weeks in Triple-A
@beckjason
1:20 AM EDT

CLEVELAND – Trevor Rosenthal’s first pitch as a Tiger was a 98-mph fastball that sent Indians hitter Tyler Naquin swinging and missing to begin the eighth inning of the Tigers' 8-6 loss on Monday at Progressive Field. It also crossed up catcher John Hicks and hit home-plate umpire Laz Diaz

Here's each team's Heart & Hustle Award winner

10:55 AM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. This esteemed award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the

Tigers' offense has dozen reasons to feel good

Beckham's homer caps pivotal 7-run 3rd in win over Royals
@beckjason
July 14, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Gordon Beckham has more home runs and RBIs at Kauffman Stadium than at any ballpark he hasn’t called home. Still, for all the good-natured ribbing he has taken from teammates for not being a big power hitter this season, his drive over the Tigers’ bullpen beyond the

Boyd's 10 K's make Tigers history in loss to KC

Lefty laments season-high 4 walks, including 3 in pivotal 6th
@beckjason
July 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Matthew Boyd's 109th pitch in Saturday night’s 4-1 loss to the Royals was a 93-mph fastball past Adalberto Mondesi to end the seventh inning with a strikeout. It was Boyd’s 10th of the evening and it landed the left-hander in select company in Tigers history. Not since

Tigers set to honor cancer survivors on Friday

@beckjason
July 14, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- John Hicks had the honor of catching former neighbor Justin Verlander two years ago. Hicks caught Matthew Boyd during his 13-strikeout gem against the Yankees in April, and he caught Spencer Turnbull’s first Major League win. But none of that will compare to Hicks getting behind the

Monday's top prospect performers

@wboor and @GoldenSombrero
12:59 AM EDT

Here's a look at Monday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays: Jonathan Davis, OF (No. 28) -- 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI (Triple-A Buffalo) Davis had just one hit in four games since returning from a brief stint with the Blue

Reyes impresses Tigers in latest Majors stint

@beckjason
July 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Victor Reyes is headed back to Triple-A Toledo ... eventually. But the way he has been playing, he might not be down there for long before coming back up to the Majors to stay. In the coming days, JaCoby Jones will rejoin the Tigers from the 10-day

Turnbull 'can't execute best pitches' in return

Tigers starter feels good, but gets hit hard in loss to Royals
@beckjason
July 13, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- The good news for Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull was that his fastball, which raised concerns about shoulder fatigue with a sharp drop in velocity two weeks ago, was close to normal on Friday night against the Royals, topping out at 95 mph. The command of it, though,

Tigers facing Deadline decision with Boyd?

@beckjason
July 12, 2019

KANSAS CITY -- Though Matthew Boyd's first start out of the All-Star break is likely to attract a lot of attention Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium, it isn’t likely to be his last with the Tigers. At the very least, the courtship from contending teams interested in adding the left-hander

Tigers will look to speed up rebuild at Deadline

@beckjason
July 10, 2019

DETROIT -- The timing of general manager Al Avila’s contract extension on the first weekend of July wasn’t a coincidence. Yes, it came amidst a holiday weekend with his predecessor, Dave Dombrowski, in town with the Red Sox. But it also came ahead of the Trade Deadline on July 31.

Here's 1 bold prediction for each team

@williamfleitch
July 10, 2019

The All-Star break is an opportunity to take a step back from the standings and our individual teams and simply enjoy stress-free, frictionless baseball for a couple of days. We get to catch our breath … before matters start getting crazy. This year in particular, madness is in store: Both

Mize's return brief, but free of setbacks

@beckjason
July 10, 2019

Casey Mize’s return to game action was a brief one thanks to one long inning. The top pitching prospect in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 left in the first inning of what was essentially a rehab start for Class A Advanced Lakeland Wednesday night. Though the quick exit raised worries about

Prospects we'd like to see in '20 Futures Game

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
July 11, 2019

Many of the top prospects in baseball showcased their talent last Sunday in the 21st annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which saw the American and National League squads play to a 2-2 tie in eight innings. While it proved a pitching-dominated event, those who tuned in were offered a glimpse

Greene's 1st All-Star trip 'a dream come true'

Tigers' closer pitches perfect 7th inning in American League's win
@beckjason
July 10, 2019

Tigers closer Shane Greene has no idea what kind of role he’ll be filling after the Trade Deadline at the end of July. For Tuesday’s All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, his role was that of a seventh-inning setup man. He handled it perfectly, protecting a one-run lead in the American

Cabrera after ejection: 'I want to be a leader'

Veteran misses most of first-half-ending loss to Red Sox
@beckjason
July 7, 2019

DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera’s All-Star break began eight innings earlier than planned after an ejection from plate umpire Will Little. That move, and his reaction after Sunday’s 6-3 loss to the Red Sox, says a lot about the way the Tigers' season has gone. • Box score What began with

Tough Futures Game outing motivates Manning

@MandyBell02
July 7, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Sunday’s SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game didn’t quite go the way right-hander Matt Manning had hoped.

Prospect Rogers recognized behind the plate

@beckjason
July 6, 2019

DETROIT -- While Tigers pitching prospects have garnered showers of praise among baseball’s top prospects, Jake Rogers quietly has been a guiding force from behind the plate for many of them. Now that the Triple-A Toledo catcher, and the Tigers’ 12th-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline, is getting some recognition of

Pair of home runs highlight Candelario's value

@beckjason
July 7, 2019

DETROIT -- The last time the Tigers waited through a four-hour rain delay to start a game, they ended up playing extra innings until 3:30 in the morning to beat the Yankees on an August night in 2007. Their wait Saturday afternoon -- Saturday evening, by the time their 10-6

GM Al Avila signs extension with Tigers

29-year MLB front-office veteran thrilled to see Detroit rebuild through
@beckjason
July 5, 2019

DETROIT – When the Tigers signed Cuban outfielder Roberto Campos on Tuesday at the start of the international signing period, general manager Al Avila joked that he hoped to be around to see the 16-year-old slugger eventually reach the big leagues. It appears Avila will get a fair chance. The

Pitching needs highlighted in loss to Red Sox

@beckjason
July 6, 2019

DETROIT -- Al Avila gets the fan frustration, he said. Even before the Red Sox posted three runs off Ryan Carpenter in his latest spot start and three each off Jose Cisnero and Austin Adams during the Tigers’ 9-6 loss on Friday night at Comerica Park, the Tigers' general manager

Castellanos visits Tigers' summer camp

@beckjason
July 5, 2019

DETROIT -- Nicholas Castellanos could relate to his audience as he talked with kids from one of the Tigers’ summer baseball camps Friday afternoon. “I’m trying to be a kid for as long as possible,” he said. Castellanos was in the right place. Among those in the audience was his