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Tigers released INF Brendan Harris.

The Tigers acquired Alexi Casilla from the Rays Monday, as they apparently preferred him to Harris for some infield depth. Harris, 34, has hit .238/.371/.331 between Double- and Triple-A this season and will now seek employment elsewhere.
Jun 29 - 5:48 PM

Tigers acquired INF Alexi Casilla from the Rays in exchange for a player to be named later.

It's just an organizational depth move. Casilla has spent all season at Triple-A Durham, batting .315/.379/.449. The 30-year-old has played just one game in the majors since the beginning of last season.
Jun 29 - 4:34 PM

David Price's outing Sunday was cut short because of a miscommunication with manager Brad Ausmus.

Ausmus had planned to bring Price out for the seventh inning but he had already gotten undressed. The left-hander took responsibility for the mixup, calling it a "miscommunication on everyone's part." Hopefully Price and Ausmus can get on the same page next time out against Toronto.
Source: M-Live.com
Jun 29 - 2:17 PM

David Price wasn't at his best but took a no-decision Sunday, allowing four runs over six innings in a 5-4 win over the White Sox.

Price recorded five strikeouts and didn't walk anyone, but he exited after six frames losing 4-0. In an odd twist, the lefty reportedly was set to go out for the seventh inning, but he had assumed he was done after six and no one could find the lefty and alert him that he was supposed to keep pitching. Regardless, the Tigers came from behind to bail Price out. The southpaw will bring a 2.62 ERA into next weekend's matchup versus the Blue Jays.
Jun 28 - 4:39 PM

James McCann smacked a walk-off, solo home run in the Tigers' comeback win over the White Sox Sunday.

The Tigers were dominated for seven innings by Jeff Samardzija, but they tied things up in the eighth with Victor Martinez's bases-clearing double. McCann, who singled and scored in the eighth, then won it by depositing a Zach Putnam pitch just over the left-field wall. Alex Avila (knee) is due back soon, but McCann will continue to start versus lefties.
Jun 28 - 4:25 PM

Justin Verlander (back) has been cleared to rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Tuesday versus the Pirates.

Verlander missed his last start with mid-back stiffness, but he's progressed well since then and will avoid the disabled list. The veteran right-hander has allowed eight runs over 11 2/3 innings in his two starts this season.
Jun 28 - 10:22 AM

Saturday's game between the Tigers and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

No makeup date has been announced. Each team will utilize the off day to skip their respective starting pitchers, Kyle Ryan and John Danks.
Source: FOX Sports
Jun 27 - 3:07 PM

Alex Avila (knee) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Friday, going 1-for-3 and catching for five innings.

He'll serve as the designated hitter in Saturday's game before getting back behind the dish on Sunday. He's likely to remain on his rehab assignment for a week or two to get his timing back, having been on the shelf since May 7. With James McCann excelling as the Tigers starting catcher, Avila will probably face a time share when he returns.
Source: M-Live.com
Jun 27 - 8:58 AM

J.D. Martinez blasted a solo home run in the eighth inning on Friday, propelling the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the White Sox.

The game had been knotted up at 4-4 before Martinez took Zach Duke over the wall in left-center for the game-winning blast. He has now homered in three consecutive games for the second time this month, and has nine home runs in his last 12 contests. On the season, he's slashing a healthy .274/.331/.533 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI.
Jun 26 - 10:26 PM

Anibal Sanchez pitched decently in a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday, allowing four runs on six hits over his seven frames.

Sanchez punched out seven on the night while walking only two. Most of the damage against him stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, as a trio of White Sox blasted solo home runs against him. The 31-year-old will carry a 4.63 ERA and 95/29 K/BB ratio into his next outing against the Pirates on Thursday.
Jun 26 - 10:23 PM

Justin Verlander (back) is shooting to rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Tuesday.

Verlander had his last turn skipped due to mid-back stiffness. There was some hope that he could pitch over the weekend, but the Tigers have decided not to push things. He's feeling better, though, and should be able to take the ball against the Pirates.
Jun 26 - 4:15 PM

Alfredo Simon wasn't sharp in a no-decision on Thursday, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings, as the Tigers went on to lose in 10 innings.

Simon was greeted rudely by Adam Eaton, who belted a solo home run to lead off the ballgame. The right-hander would go on to surrender six hits and three walks overall while striking out five. After it appeared he was having no problem defending last year's breakout performance, Simon has posted a 5.40 ERA in five June starts. He now has a 3.57 ERA overall with a 1.27 WHIP and a 63/30 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 innings. He'll make a home start against the Pirates next.
Jun 25 - 5:28 PM

Ian Kinsler finished 1-for-6 with a two-run home run as the Tigers lost in 10 innings to the White Sox on Thursday.

Kinsler answered the White Sox hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning with a two-run blast of his own in the bottom half. It's a rare sight from Kinsler as his power has all but vanished this season. He has only two home runs with 29 RBI and a mediocre .257/.330/.345 batting line.
Jun 25 - 5:19 PM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the White Sox.

Martinez reduced the Tigers' deficit to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the fifth inning off of Carlos Rodon, marking his fifth home run in his last four games. He's also gone yard nine times in June, giving him 18 on the season along with 45 RBI and a .270/.329/.522 batting line.
Jun 25 - 5:17 PM

Miguel Cabrera is back in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

He was given a day off rest on Wednesday, with Andrew Romine getting the nod at first base. Cabrera is hitting .351/.455/.590 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 70 games.
Jun 25 - 9:45 AM


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