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Tyler Collins | Outfielder | #18

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Howard (TX) JC
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Tyler Collins won't be able to play the field for a couple weeks after suffering a strained left lat.
Collins is still able to hit and run, but he can't throw and thus is unable to play defense. It's obviously not ideal as the 26-year-old competes for the Tigers' center field job, although he should still have time to make a nice impression. Collins entered camp as the likely favorite to start in center against right-handers. Feb 24 - 8:17 AM

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Tyler Collins sprained his left ankle Saturday while shagging fly balls at batting practice.

Collins wasn't available for Saturday's game against Atlanta and will probably sit out Sunday as well. The 26-year-old has seen just 136 at-bats this year and hasn't played much down the stretch.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Tyler Collins (knee) appeared as a pinch-runner in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

He pinch-ran for Miguel Cabrera in the eighth inning and stayed in the game to play left field. Collins bruised his knee against the Royals on Wednesday but obviously he's feeling much better. The 26-year-old has posted a .227 average over 97 at-bats this season.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Tyler Collins is day-to-day with a bruised knee.

Collins took a Yordano Ventura fastball off the knee on Wednesday night. X-rays turned up negative, but manager Brad Ausmus said "it'll probably be a few days."
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 09:19:00 AM

Tyler Collins was ejected from Monday's game against the Royals for arguing

Collins didn't agree with Dan Iassogna's strike zone after he struck out looking in the eighth inning. He went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts before getting tossed.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 09:53:00 PM

Tyler Collins homered, tripled and drove home three runs on Friday as the Tigers routed the Astros 14-6 in the opening game of a three-game weekend set in Detroit.

Collins clubbed a three-run homer that capped off a seven-run second inning to put the Tigers ahead 9-2. He then tripled and scored a run in the fifth inning. Even with his two-hit attack, Collins is hitting just .204/.235/.449 with three homers and nine RBI on the season, and he's likely headed for a trip back to Triple-A Toledo once J.D. Martinez completes his rehab assignment.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Tyler Collins (neck) slugged a pinch-hit solo homer Sunday in the Tigers' loss to the White Sox.

Collins' solo shot in the top of the ninth inning off Chicago closer David Robertson was part of a three-homer barrage that tied the game at 4-4. But the White Sox rallied in the bottom of the frame to grab the 5-4 walkoff win. Collins had been sidelined for a couple of days due to muscle spasms in his neck.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 06:23:00 AM

Tyler Collins (neck) remains out of the Tigers' lineup Thursday against the White Sox.

Collins was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to neck spasms and required a "chiropractic adjustment." Mike Aviles will get another start in the outfield.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 04:57:00 PM

Tyler Collins was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Wednesday because of neck spasms.

Mike Aviles will draw the start in right field and bat seventh versus Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. Collins is probably going to be labeled as day-to-day.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Tigers recalled OF Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo.

Collins will fill in for Justin Upton, who was placed on the bereavement list Thursday. Collins has two hits in 20 at-bats this season at the big league level.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Tigers optioned OF Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo.

Collins has two hits in 20 at-bats this season at the major league level. He'll get the boot Wednesday to clear out a 25-man roster spot for left-hander Daniel Norris.
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Tigers recalled OF Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo.

Collins will provide another left-handed bat off the bench as the Tigers prepare for an interleague series to begin in Washington on Monday. Collins is just 2-for-20 (.100) in his limited time with the big league club this season.
Sun, May 8, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Tigers optioned OF Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo.

Collins had just two hits in 20 at-bats and it probably didn't help his cause that he flipped off the Comerica Park crowd after losing a ball in center field on Monday. Francisco Rodriguez took his roster spot.
Wed, Apr 27, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Tyler Collins will not be suspended for appearing to flip off the Comerica Park crowd on Monday.

Collins made a gesture and appeared to mouth an obscenity after getting booed for botching a ball in center field on Monday night. But the MLB commissioner's office didn't find the incident worthy of a significant punishment. Collins will probably be in Toledo in a couple weeks anyway.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 07:51:00 PM

Major League Baseball is reviewing an obscene gesture made by Tyler Collins during Monday's game against the Athletics.

Collins was booed after botching a ball in center field and responded by flipping off the crowd at Comerica Park. It also looked like he mouthed an obscenity. Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games in 2014 for grabbing his crotch after getting booed by fans in Philadelphia, so there is some precedent for making obscene gestures at fans. It's not a good look for Collins, who is hitting .100 this year in 10 appearances.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 09:47:00 AM

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C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3John Hicks
4Miguel Gonzalez
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
3Brett Pill
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Omar Infante
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Juan Perez
3Jim Adduci
CF1Tyler Collins
2Mikie Mahtook
3JaCoby Jones
4Alex Presley
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
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2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Anibal Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Sandy Baez
8Myles Jaye
9A.J. Achter
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2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Chad Bell
12Daniel Stumpf
13Mike Pelfrey
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