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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
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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. Aug 18 - 10:14 PM

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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."
Aug 18 - 9:19 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.
Aug 15 - 9:53 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.
Jul 29 - 10:38 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.
Jul 25 - 6:23 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.
Jul 21 - 4:57 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.
Jul 20 - 12:49 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.
Jul 15 - 12:46 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.
May 11 - 1:36 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.
May 8 - 5:38 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.
Apr 27 - 3:27 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.
Apr 26 - 7:51 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.
Apr 26 - 9:47 AM

Tyler Collins is starting in center field for the Tigers on Monday against the Pirates.

Collins will bat eighth against Bucs left-hander Jonathan Niese. Anthony Gose, a left-handed hitter, will be available off the bench. The rest of the lineup is fairly standard for the Tigers in this series-opening afternoon tilt at Detroit's Comerica Park.
Apr 11 - 9:40 AM

Tyler Collins tripled in two runs against the Braves in Sunday's win.

The 25-year-old Collins, who burst on the scene two springs ago to make the Detroit roster, had to be the Tiger most disappointed by the Justin Upton signing. He wasn't bad in his major league action last year, hitting .266/.316/.417 in 192 at-bats, but he didn't convince the team that he'd be a capable long-term regular. He still has an option year left, so he'll probably spend a good part of this season in the minors. He might, however, make the Opening Day roster with Cameron Maybin on the DL. He's batting .246/.469/.654 in 26 at-bats.
Mar 20 - 4:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Erick Aybar
3Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Casey McGehee
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Jose Iglesias
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Anibal Sanchez
6Daniel Norris
7Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Joe Mantiply