Player News - Tigers

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Shane Greene (blister) resumed throwing Tuesday.

"Everything felt really good," Greene said of the blister on his right middle finger. "The issue is just letting it heal. So we'll see how it responds tomorrow and go from there." The right-hander hopes to be activated off the 15-day disabled list when first eligible next Tuesday. Michael Fulmer will take at least one more turn in the Tigers' rotation.
May 4 - 9:26 AM

Justin Verlander was touched up for seven runs across five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

The Indians jumped on Verlander for three runs in the first inning, and Francisco Lindor provided an exclamation point in the fifth with a three-run homer. Verlander has posted quality starts in four of his six tries this season, but he's been lit up for seven runs in each of his other two outings, resulting in an ugly 6.49 ERA. He'll try to bounce back this weekend at home versus the Rangers.
May 3 - 9:44 PM

Ian Kinsler singled and smacked a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Kinsler's shot to left field off of Josh Tomlin in the top of the fifth inning got the Tigers back in the game, but Francisco Lindor's three-run blast in the bottom of the frame essentially put the contest out of reach. After slugging a disappointing 10 homers last season, Kinsler already has five this year.
May 3 - 9:25 PM

Tigers OF prospect Steven Moya delivered three hits Monday in a win for Triple-A Toledo.

Moya also walked and scored two runs. 13 of Moya's 26 hits this year have gone for extra bases including five home runs. The 24-year-old is hitting .286 for the season, well above his .250 career average. Moya's strikeout rate has also improved. He's struck out in 22 percent of his at-bats this year compared to 32.4 last season. Moya hit .182 in nine games for the Tigers in 2015.
Source: MILB.com
May 3 - 2:52 PM

Michael Fulmer will start Thursday against the Indians.

That appeared to be where the Tigers were leaning, but it's now official. Fulmer, who was acquired in the Yoenis Cespedes deal last July, earned another shot after winning in his major league debut last Friday by limiting the Twins to two runs over five innings. Nothing is promised beyond Thursday, but he's an interesting streaming option in deeper fantasy formats.
May 3 - 2:26 PM

Tigers activated C James McCann from the 15-day disabled list.

McCann, out since April 11 with a sprained ankle, went 2-for-15 with two RBI during a minor league rehab stint. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has swung the bat well during his absence, but he'll presumably shift into a diminished role now that McCann is healthy.
May 3 - 2:16 PM

Tigers acquired LHP Chad Bell from the Rangers for C Bobby Wilson.

The 27-year-old Bell had a 4.58 ERA and 118/42 K/BB ratio in 141 1/3 innings at the Double-A level last season. He has pitched well in Triple-A this season between the rotation and the bullpen, but he's mostly organizational depth.
May 3 - 2:09 PM

Tigers RHP prospect Beau Burrows earned his first win of 2016 by allowing just two hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings for Low-A West Michigan.

He finished with two strikeouts and one walk. Burrows lowered his ERA from 3.29 to 2.33 while throwing 52 of his season-high 81 pitches for strikes. He now owns the Midwest League's third-lowest WHIP at 0.72. Burrows has allowed just one run across 15 2/3 innings over his last three outings. The 19-year-old was Detroit's first-round pick in 2015.
Source: MILB.com
May 2 - 3:51 PM

Angel Nesbitt (ankle) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Monday with High-A Lakeland.

Nesbitt landed on the disabled list just before Opening Day after suffering a severe ankle sprain in mid-March. He could be an option for the Tigers' bullpen by the end of the week. The right-hander registered a 5.40 ERA over his first 21 2/3 major league innings in 2015.
May 2 - 1:47 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Sunday that despite his extreme ineffectiveness, Mike Pelfrey will remain a part of the Tigers rotation for the time being.

Pelfrey, who was inked to a head-scratching two-year, $16 million contract in the offseason, owns a 5.68 ERA and cringe-inducing 2.05 WHIP over 25 1/3 innings in his first five starts. With Michael Fulmer having pitched well in his first start, it may only be a matter of time before Pelfrey is squeezed out of a rotation spot. Keep an eye on his situation when Shane Greene and/or Daniel Norris are deemed ready to return.
Source: Detroit News
May 1 - 9:40 PM

Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and four total RBI in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

The Twins actually held a 5-2 lead entering the sixth inning (such things do occur on occasion), at which point Castellanos cracked a three-run home run off starter Ricky Nolasco to tie the game at 5-5. Jarrod Saltalamacchia would provide the go-ahead RBI in the eighth inning as the Tigers improved to 14-10. For his part, Castellanos is hitting a cool .361/.371/.590 with four homers, 18 RBI and five doubles over 83 at-bats. He has accumulated eight hits over his last four games, with homers in two of his last three.
May 1 - 6:09 PM

Mike Pelfrey pitched poorly in earning a no-decision against the Twins on Sunday, yielding five runs on eight hits over five-plus innings.

In a contest that won't be shown on an instructional pitching video any time soon, Pelfrey matched Twins starter Ricky Nolasco with five runs allowed. The Twins nicked Pelfrey for a pair of RBI singles in the first inning and would add an additional three runs in the bottom of the fifth -- all of which scored after Pelfrey had left the contest. They counted on the veteran's line anyway. Baseball is a cruel mistress. Avoid avoid avoid in fantasy. A home start against the Rangers shows next on his schedule, though that could end with disastrous consequence given the way Pelfrey has pitched of late.
May 1 - 5:57 PM

Justin Upton blasted a three-run home run in the first inning on Saturday, powering the Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

Upton tagged Twins hurler Tyler Duffey with the massive blast in the first inning, putting the Twins in an early hole they'd be unable to dig out of. He finished the afternoon 1-for-4 with a strikeout and is now hitting .221/.242/.326 with two long balls and eight RBI on the season.
Apr 30 - 5:07 PM

Francisco Rodriguez slammed the door on the Twins on Saturday, working a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a three-run advantage.

He allowed a two-out single to Eduardo Escobar, but nothing further came from it. Rodriguez owns a troublesome 5.19 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 7/4 K/BB ratio through 8 2/3 innings on the year, but he has made good on six of his first seven save chances.
Apr 30 - 5:06 PM

Jordan Zimmermann continued his domination of the American League on Saturday, improving to 5-0 on the season with seven innings of one-run ball against the Twins.

Zimmermann scattered six hits on the afternoon and punched out seven without issuing a free pass. The only damage against him on the afternoon came on a solo home run off the bat of Byung-ho Park in the fourth inning. He now boasts a tremendous 0.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 33 innings on the season. He'll look to continue his impressive run when he takes the hill against the Rangers at home on Friday.
Apr 30 - 5:05 PM


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