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Justin Verlander To Throw Simulated Game

May 23, 2015 1:23 PM

Justin Verlander will throw a simulated game Tuesday, the next step in his return to the Tigers.

The Tigers scheduled the simulated game for Verlander, who has not pitched this season due to a triceps strain, after the right-hander threw a successful bullpen session Thursday.

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Miguel Cabrera Hits 400th Career Home Run

May 17, 2015 12:47 AM

Tigers star Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th career home run Saturday, a milestone that became official after an early rain delay.

Cabrera connected for a solo drive to straightaway center in the first inning at St. Louis on Saturday. 

"That means a lot to me," Cabrera said about the milestone. "But I just want to win and play games."

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Tigers Push David Price's Next Start To Saturday

May 11, 2015 2:33 AM

David Price's next start is being pushed back two days as the Detroit left-hander recovers from a right hamstring strain.

Price hurt himself Friday night when he stepped on a bat that had been tossed aside by an umpire in anticipation of a possible play at the plate. He was scheduled to start Thursday, but he'll instead pitch on Saturday in St. Louis against the Cardinals.

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David Price Injured Stepping On Bat

May 9, 2015 2:25 PM

David Price left his start on Friday in the seventh inning after stepping on a bat in a fluke injury.

Price, running to back up a throw to the plate, stepped on the bat with his right foot and immediately came up lame, hopping until he came to a stop near the Royals' dugout.

 

"I don't feel anything right now, but when I stepped on the bat, it rolled and kind of hyperextended my foot," he said. "It pulled on my hamstring, and when you feel something in your body that you've never felt before, you are going to be concerned.

"I don't know what will happen -- we'll see how I feel tomorrow."

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Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect

May 8, 2015 4:22 PM

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

"This year's draft class is indeed one of the weakest in recent memory, not just at the top of the first round, but also in specific areas that are usually deeper, such as college starting pitching and catchers of any stripe. There is, however, a lot of depth in the middle infield," writes Law.

Brendan Rodgers, a shortstop out of Lake Mary High School (FL), is ranked first on Law's list.

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Verlander Gets Green Light To Throw

May 6, 2015 4:14 PM

Justin Verlander has been cleared to throw again.

Verlander has been sidelined since late March with a right triceps strain.

An MRI on Tuesday revealed that inflammation in the muscle had sufficiently subsided.

"He was given the clearance to resume a throwing program designed to return him to full competition," the Detroit Tigers said in a statement.

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Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 3:50 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com are split on who Arizona will take -- UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate or Lake Mary High School (FL) shortstop Brendan Rodgers.

The Houston Astros (second and fifth), Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will pick after the Diamondbacks.

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David Price Hasn't Heard Anything Regarding Extension

Apr 30, 2015 3:25 PM

David Price hasn't heard anything from his representation or the Detroit Tigers regarding a possible contract extension.

"Haven't heard anything," the left-hander said.

Price will become a free agent after the season if he doesn't agree to a new deal with the Tigers.

The 29-year-old has a 3.48 ERA, 1.258 WHIP and 29 strikeouts against 10 walks in 31 innings (five starts) this season.

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2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released

Apr 29, 2015 3:34 PM

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 Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

For the first time, the All-Star Balloting Program will be conducted exclusively online.  Beginning today, fans around the world can cast their votes for starters 35 times exclusively at MLB.com and all 30 Club web sites – online or via their mobile devices – with the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

You can begin voting here -- 2015 All-Star Game Ballot.

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Greene Exceeding Expectations With Tigers

Apr 24, 2015 11:14 AM

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

Greene, now with the Detroit Tigers, has been exceeding expectations since last summer with the New York Yankees. The Tigers acquired Greene from the Yankees in a three-team deal that also included the Arizona Diamondbacks this offseason.

He was an unheralded 15th-round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft. He posted a 3.78 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine over 78 2/3 innings as a rookie in 2014.

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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.

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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.

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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.

ESPN

Tigers Set AL Record With 24 Scoreless Innings
The Tigers set an American League record on Thursday by opening the season with 24 shutout innings.

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots
Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tigers Place Verlander On DL
Justin Verlander hopes Sunday's scheduled appearance is the only start he will have to miss because of a strained right triceps.

Associated Press

Torii Hunter Confronts Umpire After Game-Ending Call
Torii Hunter thought he checked his swing, but a third strike was called, which ended the game.

ESPN

Tigers Trying For Extension With David Price Before Opening Day
The Tigers are trying to come to terms with David Price on a long-term deal before Opening Day, but the two sides are believed to be far apart in talks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Justin Verlander To Begin Season On Disabled List
The Tigers are "optimistic" that Justin Verlander will be able to start the sixth game of the season on April 12 against the Indians.

ESPN

Verlander To Miss Spring Start, Still Hoping For April 8
Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday because of soreness in his right triceps.

ESPN

Verlander Plays Catch, Status Remains Unclear
Justin Verlander reported general improvement in his right tricep on Sunday.

ESPN.com

Justin Verlander's Concern About Arm 'Pretty Low'
Justin Verlander is not worried about missing any time preparing for the regular season.

ESPN.com

Joe Nathan Will Close For Tigers
Brad Ausmus shook his head 'no' when asked Thursday if there was a competition brewing for the team's closer role this spring.

James Schmehl/MLive.com

Verlander Leaves Appearance With Triceps Cramp
Justin Verlander will be re-evaluated tomorrow and the Tigers do not expect him to miss his next start.

Anthony Fenech/Detroit Free-Press

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

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Tigers, Price Begin Discussing Possible Extension
The Tigers acquired David Price, who can hit free agency after the season, via trade from the Rays last summer.

Jason Beck/MLB

Miguel Cabrera Goes 1-For-3 In Tigers' Spring Debut
Miguel Cabrera made his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday.

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Price Will Start Opener For Tigers
David Price, who went 15-12 with a 3.26 ERA last season, will start against the Twins on April 6.

ESPN

Scherzer's Free Agent Advice To Price: Focus On Winning
David Price will be a free agent after this season, while Max Scherzer recently signed a $210 million deal with the Nationals.

James Schmehl/MLive.com

Mets' Harvey Throws Two Perfect Innings
Matt Harvey topped out at 99 mph with his fastball on Friday.

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