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The wheels fell off for Anibal Sanchez Saturday in a 6-2 loss to Baltimore.

The O's torched Sanchez for six runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander allowed two home runs, raising his season total to 24. Among AL starters, only Phil Hughes has surrendered more long balls than Sanchez. The right-hander's 4.77 ERA is his highest since 2008.
Aug 1 - 10:05 PM

J.D. Martinez left Saturday's game with a left knee contusion.

Martinez fouled a ball off his knee in his first at-bat of the game. His X-rays came back negative and the Tigers are calling him day-to-day. Tyler Collins replaced Martinez in right field and could start there Sunday if Martinez is too sore to play.
Aug 1 - 8:47 PM

J.D. Martinez left Saturday's game against the Orioles after fouling a ball off his left knee.

He finished his at-bat and stayed in the game for one more inning before being replaced by Tyler Collins. Martinez has had a breakout year for Detroit, slugging 28 homers while driving in 68 runs. The injury couldn't have come at a worse time as the Tigers are painfully thin at outfield after trading Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets on Friday.
Aug 1 - 8:15 PM

J.D. Martinez smashed his 28th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to overcome the Orioles.

His two-run blast in the fourth inning gave the Tigers an early 4-0 lead, but like so many times this season the bullpen was unable to protect an early advantage. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-4. He is now hitting .287/.347/.556 with 28 home runs and 68 RBI.
Jul 31 - 10:41 PM

Buck Farmer struggled in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits in his 4 1/3 innings of work.

Farmer walked one and struck out one on the night. The big blow against him came before he was chased in the fifth inning when Adam Jones belted a three-run homer. The Tigers continue to search for answers at the back end of their rotation, but it doesn't look like the 24-year-old right-hander is ready to carry that load just yet.
Jul 31 - 10:39 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Jose Valdez from Triple-A Toledo.

Valdez holds a 3.83 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 36/28 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings at Toledo. He'll be utilized in the middle innings.
Jul 31 - 5:56 PM

Tigers acquired RHPs Luis Cessa and Michael Fulmer from the Mets in exchange for OF Yoenis Cespedes.

Cessa, 23, holds a 3.98 ERA with 85 strikeouts over 101 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. The righty was top ranked among the Mets' top 30 prospect before the season by Baseball America.
Jul 31 - 5:40 PM

Tigers acquired RHPs Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa from the Mets in exchange for OF Yoenis Cespedes.

Fulmer is the prize here, as he's bounced back from a disappointing 2014 with a strong 2015, posting a 2.03 ERA while striking out a batter per inning between High- and Double-A. He has a shot to be a nice mid-rotation starter for the Tigers.
Jul 31 - 5:37 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.
Jul 31 - 4:53 PM

Miguel Cabrera (calf) did some agility drills on Friday.

He's also done some hitting over the last week. Obviously running will be the biggest test for Cabrera's strained left calf and it's unclear at this point when he might be cleared for that. The Tigers think the slugger will be ready for activation from the disabled list around August 15.
Jul 31 - 3:38 PM

Alex Wilson got five outs for his first save Thursday in the Tigers' 9-8 win over the Orioles.

Wilson had just two holds all year, so he was never seen as a setup man in front of Joakim Soria. Nevertheless, he was Brad Ausmus's choice to close tonight. He likely would have started the ninth had everything gone as planned, but after Al Alburquerque allowed two of the first three batters to reach in the eighth, Ausmus decided to go to Wilson right then. Wilson allowed one of the inherited runners to score, but finished the Orioles off from there. He might be the favorite for saves in the Tigers pen, at least until he blows one.
Jul 30 - 11:33 PM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Thursday that Jose Valdez will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

It will be the first time in the big leagues for the right-hander. The 25-year-old owns a 3.83 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 36/28 K/BB ratio over 44 2/3 innings at Toledo. He'll work in middle relief for the Tigers.
Jul 30 - 7:45 PM

Tigers acquired SS JaCoby Jones from the Pirates for RHP Joakim Soria.

The 23-year-old was hitting .260/.319/.398 with 10 homers, 60 RBI and 15 stolen bases between High-A Bradenton and Double-A Altoona. He will report to Double-A Erie for the Tigers.
Jul 30 - 7:07 PM

Daniel Norris will make his Tigers debut on Sunday afternoon against the Orioles.

Norris was acquired from the Blue Jays on Thursday in the four-player David Price trade. He is a very well-regarded young pitching prospect and should do well with the move from Rogers Centre to Comerica Park (though his debut Sunday will be at Camden Yards). Give the 22-year-old a boost in stock in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 30 - 3:24 PM

Tigers transferred LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a paperwork move to clear a 40-man roster spot for Daniel Norris, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in Thursday's David Price trade. Lobstein has been out since May 24. There's no timetable for his return.
Jul 30 - 2:01 PM

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