Detroit Tigers Wiretap

Tigers Deny Foul Play On Start Time Against Red Sox

Aug 18, 2016 2:03 PM

The Detroit Tigers insist the decision to deny the Boston Red Sox's request to push back Thursday's 1:10 p.m. start time was not a vindictive one.

The Red Sox played in Baltimore on Wednesday night.

Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski, who was dismissed as GM by the Tigers last season, revealed this week that his old club declined to honor the scheduling change.

"Every team in baseball, at some point ... has some type of schedule issue. They get in late. They have another game. It happens to every team, every year," Brad Ausmus said. "It's not ideal. The baseball schedule is hard. If I were the Red Sox, would I not like it? Absolutely, I wouldn't like it. But there's nothing vindictive going on here. We've played Thursday day games all year long."

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Nick Castellanos Suffers Fractured Left Hand

Aug 7, 2016 12:33 AM

Nick Castellanos left Detroit's game against the New York Mets on Saturday with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.

Castellanos was hit by a pitch during Detroit's five-run fourth inning. He stayed in the game and came around to score, but the 24-year-old third baseman was taken out at the end of the inning.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Tigers Monitoring Michael Fulmer's Pitch Counts, Not Innings

Aug 5, 2016 3:11 PM

The Detroit Tigers want to avoid working Michael Fulmer too hard, but they have changed the way they evaluate his workload this summer.

The Tigers are now thinking in terms of pitch counts instead of innings. In terms of pitches thrown, the team believes they can keep him in a safe range the rest of the season without having to shut him down early, or maybe even skipping a start.

"In terms of pitches thrown, he's actually in real good shape," Brad Ausmus said.

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Jordan Zimmermann Has Clean MRI, Likely To Avoid DL

Aug 5, 2016 2:57 PM

Jordan Zimmermann likely will avoid going back on the disabled list after getting positive results from his MRI, according to a source.

Zimmermann, who started Thursday for the first time since June 30, was pulled after giving up six runs in just 1 2/3 innings, which matched the shortest outing of his career.

Brad Ausmus said Zimmermann was experiencing tightness in his lat muscle and was sent for tests by the Detroit Tigers.

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Anthony Gose Has Heated Argument With Triple-A Manager

Jul 10, 2016 6:32 PM

The Detroit Tigers are looking into an incident involving outfielder Anthony Gose and Triple-A manager Lloyd McClendon, a source told ESPN on Sunday.

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Edwin Encarnacion Drops Appeal Of Suspension

Jul 10, 2016 6:30 PM

Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has dropped his appeal of a one-game suspension for making contact with umpire Vic Carapazza and will sit out Toronto's final game before the All-Star break Sunday against the Detroit Tigers.

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Tigers Place Daniel Norris On 15-Day DL

Jul 5, 2016 5:36 PM

The Tigers have placed left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris on the 15-day disabled after tests revealed a grade-1 right oblique strain, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

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Tigers Place Jordan Zimmerman On DL

Jul 5, 2016 1:17 AM

The Detroit Tigers have placed right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who was scheduled to start Tuesday against Cleveland, on the 15-day disabled list because of a right neck strain.

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J.D. Martinez Out 4-6 Weeks After Breaking Elbow

Jun 17, 2016 7:30 AM

J.D. Martinez will be out for four to six weeks after leaving Thursday night's game with a non-displaced fracture of his right elbow.

Martinez is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on Friday, according to the Detroit Tigers.

He suffered the injury when he ran into the corner wall in right field while attempting to make a play against the Kansas City Royals in the bottom of the second inning.

Martinez, who led the team with 38 home runs last season and won a Silver Slugger award, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results

Jun 9, 2016 8:56 PM

The 2016 Major League Baseball Draft is Thursday night in New Jersey and RealGM will track all of the first round action as the picks unfold.

First Round

1. Phillies: Mickey Moniak, OF, La Costa Canyon (Calif.) HS

2. Reds: Nick Senzel, 3B, Tennessee

3. Braves: Ian Anderson, RHP, Shenendehowa (N.Y.) HS

4. Rockies: Riley Pint, RHP, Saint Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) HS

5. Brewers: Corey Ray, OF, Louisville

6. Athletics: A.J. Puk, LHP, Florida

7. Marlins: Braxton Garrett, LHP, Florence (Ala.) HS

8. Padres: Cal Quantrill, RHP, Stanford

9. Tigers: Matt Manning, RHP, Sheldon (Calif.) HS

10. White Sox: Zack Collins, C, Miami

11. Mariners: Kyle Lewis, OF, Mercer

12. Red Sox: Jason Groome, LHP, Barnegat (N.J.) HS

13. Rays: Joshua Lowe, RHP, Pope (Ga.) HS

14. Indians: Will Benson, OF, The Westminster Schools (Ga.)

15. Twins: Alex Kirilloff, OF, Plum (Pa.) HS

16. Angels: Matt Thaiss, C, Virginia

17. Astros: Forrest Whitley, RHP, Alamo Heights (Texas) HS

18. Yankees: Blake Rutherford, OF, Chaminade Prep HS

19. Mets: Justin Dunn, RHP, Boston College

20. Dodgers: Gavin Lux, SS, Indian Trail HS

21. Blue Jays: T.J. Zeuch, RHP, Pittsburgh

22. Pirates: Will Craig, 3B, Wake Forest

23. Cardinals: Delvin Perez, SS, Colegio Individualizado PJ Education School

24. Padres (Justin Upton compensation): Hudson Sanchez, SS, Carroll HS

25. Padres (Ian Kennedy compensation): Eric Lauer, LHP, Kent State

26. White Sox (Jeff Samardzija compensation): Zach Burdi, RHP, Louisville

27. Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen compensation): Cody Sedlock, RHP, University of Illinois

28. Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann compensation): Carter Kieboom, SS, Walton HS

29. Nationals (Ian Desmond compensation): Dane Dunning, RHP, Florida

30. Rangers (Yovani Gallardo compensation): Cole Ragans, LHP, North Florida Christian HS

31. Mets (Daniels Murphy compensation): Anthony Kay, LHP, Connecticut

32. Dodgers (Zack Greinke compensation):Will Smith, C, Louisville

33. Cardinals (John Lackey compensation): Dylan Carson, OF, Elk Grove HS

34. Cardinals (Jason Heyward compensation): Dakota Hudson, RHP, Mississippi State

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Francisco Rodriguez Battled Zika Virus During Offseason
The reliever, who battled the Zika virus this offseason, cautions athletes to be prepared and do their homework.

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Francisco Rodriguez Joins Rare Club With 400th Save
Francisco Rodriguez joined an elite group Tuesday night when he recorded the 400th save of his Major League career, becoming only the sixth pitcher to accomplish such a feat.

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Kevin Kiermaier Fractures Left Hand
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier will be re-evaluated on Monday in St. Petersburg.

Justin Verlander Records 2,000th Strikeout Against Twins
Justin Verlander fanned Eddie Rosario in the fourth inning on Wednesday for the 2,000 strikeout of his career.

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Brad Ausmus Suspended One Game For Tirade
Brad Ausmus was suspended one game by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for "excessive arguing and his inappropriate actions" following his ejection on Monday.

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Tigers Players Support Brad Ausmus
The Tigers have lost eleven of its past 12 games, including an ugly loss to the Orioles on Saturday night.

Max Scherzer Ties MLB Record With 20 K's
Max Scherzer defeated the Tigers on Wednesday night, the only team he'd never beaten.

Brad Ausmus Acknowledges He's 'In The Crosshairs'
Brad Ausmus is in the third and final year of his contract with the Tigers.

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Justin Verlander, Kate Upton Are Engaged
Kate Upton showed off her engagement ring at the Met Gala in New York on Monday.


Tigers Send Tyler Collins To Minor After Incident With Fans
The Tigers have sent Tyler Collins to the Minor Leagues less than 48 hours after he flipped off booing fans at Comerica Park.

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Tigers Call Up Top Prospect Michael Fulmer
The Tigers will promote top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer, who will presumably to make his Major League debut on Friday.

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Victor Martinez Critical Of Detroit's Offense
Victor Martinez, 37, gave credit to Athletics pitcher Rich Hill, but was critical of his team's play as well.

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Tyler Collins Won't Be Suspended For Flipping Off Fans
Tyler Collins will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for flipping off the booing crowd at Comerica Park after he misplayed a routine fly ball on Monday.


Tyler Collins Flips Off Crowd After Misplayed Ball
After making a misplay in the outfield, Tyler Collins flipped off the jeering crowd at Comerica Park during the sixth inning of the Tigers' 7-3 win over the Athletics on Monday night.

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Orioles Make Offer To Kyle Lohse; Reds, Tigers Interested
The Orioles have offered Kyle Lohse a contract and the Reds and Tigers are also interested, according to a report.

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Tigers Place James McCann On DL
The Tigers have placed James McCann on the the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain.

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Tigers Re-Sign Bobby Parnell
By releasing Bobby Parnell and then re-signing them, the Tigers avoided paying him a $100,000 retention bonus.

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Rangers Acquire Bryan Holaday From Tigers For Bobby Wilson, Myles Jaye
The Rangers have acquired Bobby Wilson and Myles Jaye from the Tigers in exchange for Bryan Holaday.

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Tigers Release Bobby Parnell, Casey McGehee
Detroit also demoted Bruce Rondon to Triple-A.

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Tigers Looking At Kyle Lohse
The Tigers "are emphasizing depth" in the rotation.

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