Player News - Tigers

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Anibal Sanchez allowed four runs over five innings in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

Sanchez, making his first start in nearly a month after being exiled to the bullpen, gave up two home runs among his five hits allowed. He also walked two while striking out three. He owned a 1.86 ERA and 1.14 WHIP as a reliever but has been decidedly less effective as a starter, going 3-7 with a cumulative ERA now over 6. Sanchez, if he sticks in the rotation after Saturday, will take another shot at turning things around Friday at the Rays.
Jun 25 - 7:26 PM

Jordan Zimmermann was charged with seven runs and a loss in his 3 2/3 innings of work against the Indians on Friday.

He managed to strike out three batters without walking anyone. The Indians tripled four times against Zimmermann in his brief outing. His ERA rose from 3.24 all the way to 3.81 tonight. Zimmermann's strikeout rate has plummeted to a career-low 5.65 K/9. His record falls to 9-4 on the season as he prepares for his next start Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Jun 24 - 11:02 PM

Cameron Maybin continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-4 night at the plate on Friday.

All three hits were singles. He also drew a walk. Maybin has hit only one home run in 34 games, but his .821 OPS is by far the best of his career. He is now batting .352/.413/.408 in his first season in the American League since his brief debut with the Tigers in 2007.
Jun 24 - 10:52 PM

Tigers sent OF Wynton Bernard outright to Double-A Erie.

Bernard cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. The 25-year-old has batted only .229/.294/.323 in 213 plate appearances this season between Double- and Triple-A.
Jun 24 - 2:30 PM

Steven Moya doubled in a run and walked twice Thursday as the Tigers edged the Mariners 5-4 in 10 innings.

Moya's second walk led to the winning run in the 10th, though he was removed for a pinch-runner after drawing it. It was pretty stunning to see him walking; he had a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 54 plate appearances entering the day. Even in Triple-A, he struck out six times for every time he walked. Moya has big-time power, but his approach leaves a whole lot to be desired, which is why we doubt he'll have lasting value in mixed leagues.
Jun 23 - 5:17 PM

Daniel Norris surrendered three runs in five innings Thursday against the Mariners.

All three runs came on solo homers; Nelson Cruz hit one in the fourth and Chris Iannetta and Leonys Martin went back-to-back in the fifth. On the plus side, Norris struck out five and walked none. If he can stay away from the walks, he should be a solid starter for the Tigers. However, it's unclear whether he'll get to stay in the rotation now.
Jun 23 - 5:14 PM

According to MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, the Tigers have signed first-round pick Matt Manning.

He'll get a $3,505,800 bonus, which is the exact recommended figure for the No. 9 overall pick -- where Manning was selected by the Tigers earlier this month. The well-built 18-year-old right-hander has a power fastball and a well-developed curve. His father is former NBA player Rich Manning.
Jun 23 - 10:56 AM

Cameron Maybin is sitting out Thursday.

Andrew Romine will start in center field and bat ninth versus Mariners right-hander Adrian Sampson.
Jun 23 - 9:57 AM

Victor Martinez is not in the Tigers' starting lineup Thursday afternoon against the Mariners.

V-Mart isn't going to play many days games in his age-37 season. Miguel Cabrera is at DH and Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start at first base in the Thursday matinee.
Jun 23 - 9:55 AM

Steven Moya launched two solo home runs to lead the Tigers to a 5-1 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

The huge rookie finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored. After 53 at-bats he is hitting .321/.333/.623 with three longballs. Moya strikes out a ton and rarely walks, so don't expect a good batting average moving forward. But he will hit a lot of home runs as long as he makes enough contact to stay in the majors.
Jun 22 - 10:40 PM

Michael Fulmer held the Mariners to one run but only managed to last 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision.

He allowed three hits and one walk while fanning three. The beat rolls on for the rookie right-hander, who now sits on a 2.40 ERA after 11 starts. If he had lasted a couple more outs in this game he would have gotten credit for his eighth win, but instead his record holds at 7-2. Fulmer was pulled in the fifth inning after he hit back-to-back batters to force in a run. The young budding star will face the Marlins in his next start a week from today.
Jun 22 - 10:32 PM

Daniel Norris will be called up to start Thursday afternoon against the Mariners.

Norris struck out eight batters over seven scoreless innings in his last start at Triple-A Tacoma, but his overall numbers this year aren't great and he makes for a risky fantasy streamer versus Seattle. Anibal Sanchez will start Saturday against the Indians and Mike Pelfrey has been pushed to Tuesday against Miami.
Jun 21 - 10:28 PM

Justin Verlander logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday, surrendering just two runs on six hits over seven frames.

The right-hander punched out five on the night while issuing only one free pass. The only damage against him came on a two-run blast off the bat of Kyle Seager in the sixth inning. Verlander has pitched fairly well this season, compiling a 7-5 record, 3.78 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 102/26 K/BB ratio across 100 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Sunday against the Indians.
Jun 21 - 10:27 PM

Mike Aviles delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning on Tuesday, leading the Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners.

Aviles strode to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a dribbler between the pitcher and first base that he beat out for the run-scoring knock. Aviles finished the night 2-for-4, raising his season slash to a still cringe-inducing .226/.261/.250 to go along with five RBI.
Jun 21 - 10:26 PM

Warwick Saupold (groin) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Toledo.

Saupold has been on the MLB disabled list since June 1 because of a right groin strain. He'll probably wind up back at Toledo when he returns to full health.
Jun 21 - 4:26 PM


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