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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.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

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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.

Chris Iott/MLive

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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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

Apr 23, 2015 4:24 PM

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.

However, the Detroit Tigers reliever isn't currently planning to retire.

"My mindset is to do what I need to do, to work my butt off to get back in this game," Nathan said. "I also know that if it doesn't work out, I have nothing to complain about. I played baseball till I'm 40 years old."

The tears occurred during his rehab appearance Wednesday for Triple-A Toledo. Nathan had been on the 15-day disabled list for the past two weeks with an elbow flexor strain.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Price May Prefer NL Team In Free Agency

Apr 23, 2015 4:16 PM

David Price will prefer a National League team when he hits the free agent market this coming winter, according to a source close to the left-hander.

Price's inclination to sign with a NL team is related to his love of hitting.

The Detroit Tigers acquired Price in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays last summer.

George A. King III/New York Post

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Joe Nathan Leaves Rehab Appearance After 10 Pitches

Apr 22, 2015 4:53 PM

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

Nathan, 40, had targeted Friday as his return to the Detroit Tigers from the disabled list with an elbow strain.

The right-hander was scheduled to throw 25 pitches for Triple-A Toledo as he entered the game in the seventh inning. Nathan reportedly clutched his elbow and was checked by trainers after a strike to his third batter and immediately went to the clubhouse after just one warm-up throw.

ESPN

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Tigers Set AL Record With 24 Scoreless Innings

Apr 9, 2015 8:14 PM

The Detroit Tigers set an American League record on Thursday by opening the season with 24 shutout innings.

Detroit didn't allow a run against the Minnesota Twins until the seventh inning of the three-game series.

Minnesota scored in the seventh when Joe Mauer walked and scored on a one-out double by Kennys Vargas and an error by left fielder Yoenis Cespedes.

The longest such streak in the majors since 1912 is 32 innings by the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals.

Associated Press

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

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Tigers Place Verlander On DL

Apr 8, 2015 4:42 PM

The Detroit Tigers have officially placed Justin Verlander on the disabled list.

The right-hander hopes Sunday's scheduled appearance is the only start he will have to miss because of a strained right triceps.

"I think it's going to go away, for sure," Verlander said. "It seems like it's been forever and we're only on Day 11 or 12 or something right now, which is not that long for a strain."

Detroit announced last week that Verlander would go on the DL for the first time in his career, but the Tigers did not make the move official until Wednesday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

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.

ESPN.com

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.

ESPN.com

Cespedes Battling Lower Back Tightness
Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam on Tuesday and wasn't on the travel roster on Wednesday.

Jason Beck/MLB

Polanco '90 Percent' Retired, Open To Coaching
Placido Polanco, who didn't play baseball last season, considers himself to be "90 percent" retired.

Jorge Ebro/El Nuevo Herald

Hanrahan Needs Tommy John, Released By Tigers
The Tigers have released Joel Hanrahan, who will have his second Tommy John surgery on March 18.

Associated Press

Cespedes Wants To Remain In Detroit Over Long-Term
Yoenis Cespedes has a chance to hit free agency this offseason.

Jason Beck/MLB

Miguel Cabrera In Good Shape Despite Injury
Miguel Cabrera stayed in good shape while recovering from surgery on his right foot, putting him ahead of schedule with the Tigers this spring.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tigers To Re-Sign Joba Chamberlain
Chamberlain has already been spotted in camp with the Tigers.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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