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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 (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

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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

Tyler Collins went 1-for-4 with a three-run triple as the Tigers closed out the season with a 6-0 victory over the White Sox.

Collins broke the game wide open as his three-run triple in the seventh inning made it a 5-0 game. He finishes with a .266/.316/.417 triple-slash line along with four home runs, 25 RBI, and 18 runs scored in 206 plate appearances.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Tyler Collins finished 1-for-4 with a three-run home run as the Tigers topped the Rangers on Monday.

Collins broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning with a three-run home run off of Colby Lewis. It's only his second home run since his promotion on July 31 and his fourth on the year. He's hitting .260/.302/.409 with 20 RBI in 192 plate appearances.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:53:00 PM

Tigers recalled OF Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo.

He's taking Yoenis Cespedes' spot on the roster. Collins hit .275/.315/.490 with two homers and seven RBI in his 51 at-bats with the big league club.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:53:00 PM

Tigers optioned OF Tyler Collins to Triple-A Toledo.

Collins had been functioning as a left-handed bat off the bench for the Tigers, drawing the occasional start at designated hitter, but his services are no longer needed with Victor Martinez set to return on Friday. Collins hit .275/.315/.490 with two homers and seven RBI in his 51 at-bats with the big league club.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 10:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Anibal Sanchez
8Dustin Molleken
9Kyle Ryan
10Bruce Rondon