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Mike Fiers | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 202
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nova Southeastern
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 22 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Fiers (back) will likely begin the year on the disabled list.
Fiers has struggled all spring, and then wasn't able to make his scheduled start on Tuesday. The Tigers don't need a fifth starter until the middle of April, so there's no need for Detroit to rush the 32-year-old starter back into the rotation. He can be avoided entirely in all fantasy formats. Mar 21 - 5:45 PM

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Mike Fiers (back) will not make his scheduled Grapefruit League start on Tuesday.

Sandy Baez has been called up to take Fiers' spot against the Yankees. Fiers has been pounded for 12 earned runs in 11 1/3 innings this spring, but he is still locked into a spot in the Tigers' rotation for now.
Mar 19 - 4:30 PM

Tigers' manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday that Mike Fiers is dealing with a back issue and his availability for the start of the regular season is in question.

Fiers has been awful in Grapefruit League play and now has an injury issue on top of that. Gardenhire first said it was a stiffness issue, but later claimed it could be a bit of a bulging disc. This injury could open the door for Daniel Norris to open the season in the club's rotation.
Mar 18 - 6:26 PM

Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire told reports that Mike Fiers is still part of the Detroit rotation despite his struggles this spring.

"We’re planning on [Fiers] being in," Gardenhire said. "But at the end of the day, when we get down to the end here, we have to make some decisions and we’re going to go with the guys that are getting it done and right now, he’s just gotta fight through it because he’s a veteran." That's not exactly the strongest vote of confidence for Fiers, but he'll at least get a chance to pitch through this, and should open the year as one of the five starters. You would be wise to avoid him in fantasy either way.
Mar 16 - 10:50 AM

Mike Fiers took his third loss of the spring after giving up five runs in four innings against the Braves on Thursday.

Fiers has allowed four homers and posted a 7/8 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings this spring. He's supposed to be a lock for the Tigers rotation after signing a one-year, $6 million contract in December, but it's not like he was any good last year (5.22 ERA) and all of the team's alternatives are pitching better than he is right now. It'd make sense to send him to the pen if everyone gets through the month healthy.
Mar 15 - 4:27 PM

Mike Fiers coughed up five runs in three innings in Saturday's Grapefruit League loss to the Blue Jays.

All five runs came in the first inning, which featured a grand slam by center fielder Teoscar Hernandez and a solo shot by Curtis Granderson. Fiers did manage to fan three batters but also walked three and allowed three total hits. He is not having a good spring so far (seven runs in 7 1/3 innings) but he has a rotation slot locked up after leaving the Astros to sign a one-year, $6 million free agent contract with the Tigers in December.
Mar 10 - 3:57 PM

Mike Fiers threw two scoreless innings Tuesday in a win over the Phillies.

Fiers walked the first batter he faced today, but he went on to retire six of the next seven, with five of his outs coming on the ground. He's a lock for the Detroit rotation after signing a one-year, $6 million contract in December.
Feb 27 - 5:33 PM

Tigers signed RHP Mike Fiers to one-year, $6 million dollar contract.

The deal was reported on Thursday night by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. He reportedly turned down a two-year, $10 million dollar offer from Baltimore to sign with the Tigers. The 32-year-old is coming off of a season where he registered a 5.22 ERA with an 8-10 record, but he did strike out 146 hitters in his 153 1/3 innings for the Astros. Detroit will also have one more year of club control since he was non-tendered with two years of arbitration left.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:57:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Mike Fiers is taking a one-year, $6 million contract from the Tigers.

$6 million is at least as much as he was going to earn in arbitration before he was non-tendered by the Astros, so that worked out fine for him. Of course, he's with a much worse team now, but at least he'll have a secure rotation spot alongside Michael Fulmer, Jordan Zimmerman and probably Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd. One interesting wrinkle: Crasnick reports that Fiers picked the Tigers' offer over a two-year deal with the Orioles.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:53:00 PM

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Tigers and Mike Fiers are close to a one-year deal.

With no hope of contending anytime soon, it makes sense for the Tigers to grab some rebound candidates in the hopes that they can turn a profit in July. Fiers fits the bill; he doesn't have as much upside as Chris Tillman, another pitcher the team has considered, but he seems like the safer choice to be a reliable starter.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 10:42:00 PM

According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, the Tigers are considering free agent starter Mike Fiers.

They're also showing interest in Chris Tillman and Japanese closer Yoshihisa Hirano. Fiers was non-tendered by the Astros on December 1 after struggling to a 5.22 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 153 1/3 innings this past season. The 32-year-old right-hander can probably be had on a one-year deal.
Source: Detroit News
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:41:00 PM

Astros non-tendered RHP Mike Fiers.

Fiers is now free to sign with any team. He was projected to make $5.5 to $6.0 million via salary arbitration. He went 8-10 with a 5.22 ERA in 153 1/3 innings for the Astros this year. The 32-year-old with a 4.15 career ERA will surely fit into some team's starting rotation next year.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:00:00 PM

Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros will "surely attempt" to trade Mike Fiers before the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players on Friday.

Fiers is projected to earn anywhere between $5.5 and $6 million, which is a raise of at least $2 million over his $3.45 million earned in 2017. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 5.22 ERA in 153 1/3 innings this past season, though he did strike out 146 hitters and has shown swing-and-miss stuff in his time with both the Astros and Brewers. Assuming the asking price isn't substantial -- and it can't be -- Houston could be able to find a taker for his services; particularly since he'd be under contract for another two years.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:55:00 PM

MLB suspended RHP Mike Fiers five games for throwing over the head of the Angels' Luis Valbuena in Wednesday's game.

He won't appeal. Fiers was all upset because Valbuena flipped his bat over a home run earlier in the contest. It's really rare to see MLB suspend a pitcher for throwing at a batter without warnings having been issued, but Fiers was so blatant with the pitch that the league apparently had to step in. The mistake was that the umpiring crew didn't simply eject him immediately.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 05:48:00 PM

Mike Fiers was pounded for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Angels in Wednesday's loss.

Fiers was moved to the pen earlier this month, but he was needed to start tonight with Lance McCullers back on the shelf. Fiers should head back to the pen now, even if the Astros happen to need a replacement for McCullers again next week.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 02:30:00 AM

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