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Jose Iglesias (knee) has returned to the Tigers starting lineup on Thursday

He missed the last four games due to soreness in his knee, but appears to be good to go. The Tigers sent Dixon Machado back to Triple-A on Thursday, indicating they have confidence in The health of Iglesias.
May 28 - 6:51 PM

Tigers optioned INF Dixon Machado to Triple-A Toledo.

Machado was only with the club for a few days as infield depth, and he'll return to Toledo to make room on the roster for Thursday's starter Buck Farmer. He should get another opportunity with the big league club before the end of the season, but remains irrelevant in most fantasy leagues.
May 28 - 6:17 PM

Tigers recalled RHP Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo.

He'll take the place of Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) in Detroit's rotation and will start against the Angels on Thursday. The 24-year-old struggled in his first stint in the majors last year, but he had a 2.98 ERA and 50/19 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings over nine starts this season in Triple-A. He should be relevant in AL-only leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
May 28 - 5:34 PM

Yoenis Cespedes finished 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the Tigers' 3-2 defeat of the A's on Wednesday afternoon at Oakland's O.co Coliseum.

Cespedes drew a walk in the top of the second, singled in the top of the fourth, and then clubbed a three-run homer off A's reliever Dan Otero in the top of the fifth. All while receiving friendly applause from the Oakland fans in his old stomping ground. Cespedes is batting .291/.327/.489 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 48 games this season for Detroit.
May 27 - 6:56 PM

Joakim Soria earned his 15th save of the season Wednesday in the Tigers' defeat of the A's.

Soria gave up a leadoff single to Stephen Vogt and a one-out walk to Mark Canha, but he ended the threat by striking out Brett Lawrie and Marcus Semien in order. Soria boasts a 1.27 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 17/4 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings this season and should remain a highly valuable fantasy closer all year on another good Tigers team.
May 27 - 6:53 PM

Alex Wilson fired three hitless innings Wednesday in the Tigers' win over the Athletics.

The right-handed reliever was forced into a spot start because Kyle Ryan didn't make it to Oakland's O.co Coliseum in time. Ryan entered the game later and actually wound up getting the win. Wilson issued one walk and recorded one strikeout in his three shutout frames. He will head back to the bullpen with a 1.99 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in 22 2/3 total innings for the season.
May 27 - 6:50 PM

Justin Verlander (triceps) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

The Tigers wanted to make sure he felt fine after Tuesday's simulated game, and it appears it's all systems go. Verlander will throw 80-85 pitches in the outing and whether he makes an additional rehab start will depend "on how the first one goes," according to manager Brad Ausmus. The righty could be activated as soon as June 5 if he pitches and feels well on Sunday.
May 27 - 1:48 PM

Alex Avila (knee) could resume baseball activities in a few days.

Avila has been performing strengthening exercises for his ailing left knee for the last week and is nearly ready to take the next step. There remains no timetable for his return, but he's progressing.
May 27 - 1:38 PM

James McCann is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

It's simply a day of rest with it being a day game after a night game. Bryan Holaday is behind the dish in McCann's place.
May 27 - 12:56 PM

Jose Iglesias (knee) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

He's now missed four straight starts with a sore left knee. Iglesias is available to pinch-hit and is able to field balls directly at him but is still having some issues with side-to-side movements. Dixon Machado is filling in at shortstop Wednesday.
May 27 - 12:54 PM

Alex Wilson will start on Wednesday versus the Athletics.

Kyle Ryan wasn't able to get to the ballpark in time, forcing Wilson to come in from the bullpen for a spot start. Ryan figures to arrive at some point during the game, so it basically could just wind up being he and Wilson flip-flopping the order in which they pitch.
May 27 - 12:51 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo.

Ryan will make a spot start on Wednesday against the A's with Alfredo Simon going on the bereavement list. The left-hander holds an unappealing 4.67 ERA over nine starts at Toledo this season and can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
May 27 - 10:20 AM

Tigers placed RHP Alfredo Simon on the bereavement list.

Simon has returned to his native Dominican Republic to be with his father, who is ill. The Tigers aren't sure when Simon will be back, but he seems likely to be ready for his next start. Kyle Ryan will fill in Wednesday.
May 27 - 10:17 AM

Joakim Soria held the Athletics scoreless in the ninth inning, earning his 14th save as the Tigers held on to win 1-0 on Tuesday.

Soria allowed a two-out double to Sam Fuld, but got Billy Burns to fly out to left field to end the game. It was the first time Soria had pitched since blowing the save against the Astros on May 21. He's 14-for-15 in save chances thus far with a 1.33 ERA and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings.
May 27 - 1:13 AM

Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and scored the only run as the Tigers eked out a victory against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Gose led off the game with a single, then stole second and advanced to third base on catcher Josh Phegley's throwing error. He promptly scored on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly. Gose, on a six-game hitting streak, has quietly been a force at the top of the Tigers' lineup, batting .338/.374/.475 with eight stolen bases, 20 runs scored, and 11 RBI.
May 27 - 1:11 AM


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