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Justin Verlander Expected To Make Next Start

Jun 29, 2015 1:20 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says Justin Verlander will start Tuesday night against the Pirates.

The right-hander didn't pitch at all this season until June 13 because of an arm problem, and after making two starts, he was scratched from Wednesday's game against the Indians because of back stiffness.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cabrera Overtakes Hosmer In All-Star Voting

Jun 22, 2015 8:18 PM

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has overtaken Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the latest results of All-Star fan voting, leaving seven Royals on track to start the game next month.

The leads of Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Kendrys Morales also narrowed in numbers released Monday.

Major League Baseball says the record for the most starters from one team is held by the 1939 New York Yankees with six, including Joe DiMaggio.

Associated Press

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Will Be Patient With Nick Castellanos

Jun 22, 2015 1:02 PM

The Detroit Tigers won't send the struggling Nick Castellanos to Triple-A as a way to work through his issues.

Brad Ausmus says the Tigers will be patient with Castellanos, who is hitting .217/.267/.328.

"I mean, there's different approaches," Ausmus said after Tuesday's loss. "[Hitting coach] Wally Joyner and I were talking about a particular approach during the game, so we'll address that."

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Cespedes Isn't Sure If He'll Defend Home Run Derby Title

Jun 19, 2015 2:47 PM

Yoenis Cespedes has won the last two Home Run Derby titles, but isn't sure if he'll try for a third.

"Still thinking about it," Cespedes said, "but it'll depend on making the All-Star Game."

He won the 2013 title without being part of the American League All-Star team. He was a first-time All-Star at last year's event in Minnesota and won again.

Cespedes stood sixth among AL outfielders as of the most recent ballot results earlier this week.

Jason Beck/MLB

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Brad Ausmus: 'Instant Replay Has Regressed'

Jun 17, 2015 6:45 AM

Brad Ausmus didn't hide his frustration with Major League Baseball's replay system after a questionable call on Tuesday night.

Trailing the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Detroit Tigers thought they had taken the lead when Yoenis Cespedes lined a single off pitcher Michael Lorenzen's leg with the bases loaded. James McCann scored easily from third, but plate umpire Mike Everitt ruled that Joey Votto's throw home beat Anthony Gose to end the inning.

The Tigers challenged, and replays seemed to indicate that Gose had barely beaten Brayan Pena's tag, but the call was upheld after a 3:38 delay.

"I definitely think that instant replay has regressed this season," Ausmus said. "I thought for the most part, they changed calls in order to get the play right, and they did that on a regular basis.

"I'm not seeing that this year."

Associated Press

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Indians Spoil Justin Verlander's Return

Jun 14, 2015 12:20 AM

The Indians spoiled the return of Tigers starter Justin Verlande on Saturday.

Carlos Santana homered and Carlos Carrasco shook off a bad history in Detroit to lift the Indians to a 5-4 win.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players

Jun 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.

Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.

Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.

 

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks

Jun 11, 2015 7:28 AM

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.

Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

Here's the breakdown by position:

109 catchers

53 first baseman

51 second baseman

102 shortstops

53 third baseman

211 outfielders

one utility player

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft

Jun 9, 2015 10:29 AM

The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but overall position players were a hot commodity.

Twenty-one of the 36 first-round picks were position players, including seven of the first 10 selections.

There was a run on pitchers in the middle of the round. There were just three left-handed pitchers taken in the first round.

In 2014, 20 of the 34 first-round picks were pitchers and seven south paws were selected.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players

Jun 9, 2015 10:18 AM

The first round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft was nearly split between college and high school players.

Nineteen of the 36 selections, which included several compensation picks, were out of college. If you include Brady Aiken, who was pitching for IMG Academy before undergoing Tommy John surgery, there were 17 high school players selected in Monday night's first round.

College players dominated the top 10. Seven landed among first 10 players drafted.

 

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Justin Verlander Ks Nine In Second Rehab Start
Justin Verlander allowed an unearned run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings against Columbus on Saturday.

ESPN.com

Dombrowski: Brad Ausmus Isn't To Blame For Detroit's Skid
The Tigers have lost seven straight games, but Dave Dombrowski doesn't believe it's fair to blame Brad Ausmus for the skid.

ESPN

Nick Castellanos Has Become Average Defensively
The Tigers have improved defensively this season thanks in large part to the individual strides made by Nick Castellanos.

Ben Lindbergh/Grantland

Scout Compares Eduardo Rodriguez To David Price
The 22-year-old left-hander lasted 7.2 innings, struck out seven and allowed just three hits in his Major League debut on May 28.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Justin Verlander Struggles In Rehab Start
Tigers star pitcher Justin Verlander gave up three runs in 2 2/3 innings for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

ESPN.com

Justin Verlander To Throw Simulated Game
Justin Verlander has not pitched this season due to a triceps strain.

ESPN.com

Miguel Cabrera Hits 400th Career Home Run
Miguel Cabrera homered in the first inning at St. Louis on Saturday.

ESPN.com

Tigers Push David Price's Next Start To Saturday
Tigers pitcher David Price is recovering from a right hamstring strain.

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David Price Injured Stepping On Bat
David Price running to back up a throw to the plate, stepped on the bat with his right foot and immediately came up lame.

ESPN

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Verlander Gets Green Light To Throw
Justin Verlander has been sidelined since late March with a right triceps strain.

Jason Beck/MLB

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

David Price Hasn't Heard Anything Regarding Extension
David Price hasn't heard anything from his representation or the Tigers regarding a possible contract extension.

Chris Iott/MLive

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Greene Exceeding Expectations With Tigers
Shane Greene leads the Major Leagues with a 0.39 ERA in 23 innings through three starts this season.

Michael Clair/MLB

Nathan To Have Tommy John Surgery, No Plans To Retire
Joe Nathan, 40, will undergo Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with tears of the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right arm.

Jason Beck/MLB

Price May Prefer NL Team In Free Agency
David Price's inclination to sign with a NL team is related to his love of hitting.

George A. King III/New York Post

Joe Nathan Leaves Rehab Appearance After 10 Pitches
Joe Nathan appeared to re-injure his right elbow after throwing just 10 pitches during a Minor League game Wednesday morning.

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