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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

Tigers acquired LHPs Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd from the Blue Jays for LHP David Price.

Norris hasn't shown a whole lot yet at the major league level, but the 22-year-old left-hander entered the 2015 season as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball and the Tigers get six years of him for 2-3 months of Price. Labourt and Boyd also carry considerable upside. It's a nice haul for the retooling Detroit front office.
Jul 30 - 1:43 PM

Tigers acquired LHPs Jairo Labourt, Matt Boyd, and Daniel Norris from the Blue Jays for LHP David Price.

Labourt has posted some underwhelming numbers this season in High-A ball, but he's a big left-hander with a very good arsenal and he doesn't turn 22 years old until next March. The kid is more than just a throw-in.
Jul 30 - 1:38 PM

Tigers acquired LHPs Matt Boyd, Jairo Labourt, and Daniel Norris from the Blue Jays for LHP David Price.

Boyd, a 6-foot-3 southpaw, boasts a 1.68 ERA, 0.84 WHIP, and 107/24 K/BB ratio in 112 2/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He made two starts earlier this year for Toronto and neither went particularly well, but the 24-year-old former sixth-round pick looks like a nice long-term rotation piece for the retooling Tigers.
Jul 30 - 1:34 PM

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