Player News - Tigers

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Bryan Holaday will join the Tigers on Tuesday.

Holaday returned to the Triple-A Toledo lineup last week after a dislocated left thumb. He'll serve as an emergency third catcher for Detroit down the stretch. Kyle Ryan is also going to be a September 1 callup.
Aug 31 - 2:24 PM

Alfredo Simon was torched for six runs on six hits -- including four home runs -- over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Simon never had a chance, serving up a couple dingers in the first, another one in the second and a final one in the fourth. The Blue Jays are creaming everyone these days, but this outing was a continuation of a rotten stretch for Simon, who has allowed at least four runs in 11 of his last 13 starts. He'll get the Indians next.
Aug 30 - 4:17 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus revealed Saturday that Rajai Davis has been playing through a left middle finger injury since mid-May.

Davis said that the injury has led to him not placing his finger on the bat when he swings. The speedster is hitting just .179 (19-for-106) over the last two months, so it would stand to reason that the ailment is affecting him.
Aug 30 - 10:23 AM

Ian Kinsler plated the Tigers' lone run as they were obliterated by the Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday.

His run-scoring fielder's choice in the third inning was the extent of their offensive output against Drew Hutchison and company. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and is now hitting .307/.358/.449 with 61 RBI in what has been a terrific season for the second baseman.
Aug 29 - 4:34 PM

Buck Farmer was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing five runs on eight hits over his four innings of work.

Farmer walked two and struck out two on the afternoon. The big blow against him came on a three-run blast off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning. The fact that Farmer continues to occupy a spot in the Tigers rotation despite his 8.27 ERA and 1.81 WHIP speaks volumes about how their season has gone. He'll strive for better results when he takes on the Indians on Friday.
Aug 29 - 4:34 PM

Daniel Norris has reported feeling improvement in his injured oblique and could be cleared to begin playing catch next week.

There had been some fear within the Tigers organization that Norris could be lost for the remainder of the season, but it appears as though the southpaw is doing everything in his power to make his way back.
Aug 29 - 12:43 PM

J.D. Martinez is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the 28-year-old slugger. He's enjoying another monster season offensively, slashing .289/.350/.562 with 34 homers and 87 RBI.
Aug 29 - 10:13 AM

Anthony Gose belted his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday.

His two-run shot off R.A. Dickey in the seventh inning pulled the Tigers to within two runs at 5-3, but that would be as close as they'd get. He finished the night 1-for-3 and is now hitting .253/.308/.366 with four homers and 23 RBI on the season.
Aug 28 - 9:38 PM

Matt Boyd struggled against his former club on Friday, serving up three home runs in a losing effort against the Blue Jays.

Boyd surrendered a total of five runs on seven hits over his six innings of work while walking three and striking out four. The Jays broke things open against him in the third inning with back-to-back homers from Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson. Boyd now owns a troublesome 7.12 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season. He'll look for better results against the Royals in Kansas City on Thursday.
Aug 28 - 9:36 PM

J.D. Martinez went 1-for-3 with a triple in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Martinez's triple was the only extra-base hit the Tigers scraped together in the 2-0 loss. It was his second of the season and eighth three-bagger of his career. When he's not flashing his wheels, he's hitting .292/.353/.567 with 34 homers and 87 RBI. Martinez is in the midst of his most productive season at the major league level.
Aug 27 - 4:07 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Cabrera was shut down by Angels starter Matt Shoemaker. The 0-for-3 snapped his 11-game hitting streak. The slugger missed a month-and-a-half with a calf injury, but when healthy, he's been the same ol' terrifying hitter we're accustomed to seeing. He's slashing .367/.469/.606 with 17 bombs and 65 RBI over 327 at-bats.
Aug 27 - 4:01 PM

Randy Wolf pitched well in Thursday's loss to the Angels, allowing one run on five hits over seven innings.

Wolf's second start with the Tigers was a throwback effort to the days of his youth. The 39-year-old southpaw struck out five, walked two and surrendered his lone run on a shallow RBI single by Albert Pujols in the sixth. Alas, this singular run would be enough to saddle him with the loss, as the Tigers fell by a score of 2-0. Through two starts, Wolf has allowed five runs in 14 innings. It's somewhat difficult to believe that he'll continue to pitch to a sub-3.00 ERA, but he'll try to continue this late resurgence when he hits the dusty trail to face the Royals in his next start.
Aug 27 - 3:55 PM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Tigers topped the Angels 5-0 on Wednesday.

Castellanos started the scoring in the second inning with a solo homer off of Hector Santiago. It's his ninth home run in 36 second-half games, accounting for 60 percent of his 15 total long balls on the season. Castellanos has driven in 63 runs and compiled an adequate .248/.303/.424 batting line.
Aug 26 - 10:19 PM

J.D. Martinez blasted his 34th home run of the season, finishing 2-for-4 in Wednesday's victory over the Angels.

Martinez led off the fourth inning with a double but was stranded. In the fifth, he made it a four-run frame when he drove a Hector Santiago pitch to left field for a two-run round-tripper. Along with 34 homers, Martinez has plated 87 runs while batting .291/.353/.564 in what has been a tremendous follow-up to his breakout in 2014.
Aug 26 - 10:17 PM

Miguel Cabrera walked and hit a two-run home run in four trips to the plate as the Tigers rolled to a win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Cabrera made it a 3-0 game in the bottom of the fifth when he sent a Hector Santiago offering over the fence in left-center for a two-run homer. He's hit safely in 11 straight games following a hitless return from the disabled list. His .370/.473/.611 triple-slash line has somehow flown under the radar. Cabrera has also hit 17 home runs while knocking in 65 runs.
Aug 26 - 10:15 PM


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