Detroit Tigers Wiretap

Justin Verlander Loses No-Hit Bid In Ninth

Aug 27, 2015 1:15 AM

Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double in the ninth inning, and the Tigers beat the Angels 5-0 Wednesday night.

Trying to become the sixth major leaguer to throw three no-hitters, Verlander settled instead for a one-hit shutout. 

He was an inch away from so much more.

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Shane Greene To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Aug 26, 2015 6:35 PM

Tigers right-hander Shane Greene will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday to repair arterial damage in his right shoulder, the team announced Wednesday.

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Jered Weaver: Dugout Rant Not Directed At Mike Trout

Aug 26, 2015 1:34 AM

A routine fly ball that dropped between Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun set off Angels starter Jered Weaver on Tuesday night.

However, Weaver said his dugout rant after the third inning was directed at himself and the team as a whole.

"I wasn't yelling at Mike or anyone in particular," he said. "I told Mike afterward that I would never show up a teammate like that, and he's certainly saved more runs for me in the outfield than he's ever given up. I just wanted the whole team to realize that we're in the middle of a pennant race and we have to start playing better."

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Verlander Urges MLB To Extend Protective Netting

Aug 22, 2015 1:46 AM

After a female fan was hit by a foul ball during the eighth inning of Friday night's game, Tigers starter Justin Verlander called on Major League Baseball to extend the protective netting behind home plate, saying it's "something that needs to be addressed immediately."

"It seems like something happens once a game, where a ball just misses a fan and, inevitably, it's always small kids or women, you know," Verlander said after the Tigers' loss. "It's just something that needs to be looked at, and hopefully it doesn't get to the point where something really serious happens before there's an adjustment made."

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Tigers Acquire Randy Wolf From Blue Jays

Aug 21, 2015 6:48 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have traded Randy Wolf to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for cash considerations.

Wolf, 38, has excelled at the Triple-A level this season. The left-hander has a 2.58 ERA and Detroit is in need of an arm with recent injuries to Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris.

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Bruce Rondon Takes Over As Closer For Tigers

Aug 14, 2015 4:51 PM

Brad Ausmus says he has slid Bruce Rondon into the closer's role for the Detroit Tigers.

"The way Rondon has been pitching, I may end up giving him some more opportunities," Ausmus said. "It doesn't mean he will get all of them. He needs days off too."

Rondon will replace Alex Wilson, who has been suffering from shoulder fatigue and may move into an eighth-inning role.


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Ausmus Believes Cueto's Delivery Is Sometimes Illegal

Aug 11, 2015 7:11 AM

Brad Ausmus believes that Johnny Cueto's sometimes-funky delivery is illegal.

Ausmus complained to plate umpire Joe West that Cueto's delivery was illegal and later offered his thoughts to reporters on Monday night. The Detroit Tigers manager believes that the Kansas City Royals hurler sometimes stops his delivery.

"Really, the way the rule reads, you're not supposed to even alter your motion," Ausmus said. "That's the way the rule reads. They don't enforce it. Well, he said if he stops it's an illegal pitch."

Cueto threw a four-hitter against the Tigers on Monday night.

"Cueto didn't miss in the heart of the plate too much tonight," Nick Castellanos said. "He did a good job of working in and out, up and down, changing speeds, and holding and shaking and quick pitching."


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Tigers Downplay Spat Between Iglesias, McCann

Aug 8, 2015 1:56 PM

The Detroit Tigers are downplaying a dugout spat between Jose Iglesias and James McCann that took place on Friday night.

Television cameras captured Iglesias shoving McCann before the two were separated. No one offered much detail about the cause of the disagreement.

"You spend seven months with each other, there's going to be disagreements, and sometimes, it leads to pushing and shoving," Brad Ausmus said.

"I've seen it dozens of times during my playing career," he said. "It's generally just because they care about winning and losing, and that's what it was tonight."


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Dombrowski: No Talks Of New Deal With Tigers

Aug 6, 2015 7:11 AM

Dave Dombrowski says there had been no talks with Detroit Tigers ownership about a new contract, so he began to have doubts about his future with the team.

"You're sort of suspicious there's a chance it could go the other direction," Dombrowski said.

The Tigers announced Tuesday that Dombrowski's tenure as president and general manager was over and named Al Avila the new general manager.

"I respect ownership's decision," he said Wednesday.

Associated Press

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Brad Ausmus Will Manage Tigers For Remainder Of Season

Aug 5, 2015 10:01 AM

Brad Ausmus will remain the manager of the Detroit Tigers for the remainder of the 2015 season.

At that point, Ausmus will be evaluated like everyone else within the organization.

"I believe in Brad Ausmus," said Al Avila, who was promoted to general manager Tuesday after Dave Dombrowski was released from his contract. "He is our manager for the rest of this season for sure. I have all the confidence in him. I think he's done a good job. Just like everything else from here on out, everything will be evaluated. Our staff will be evaluated. Our major-league club will be evaluated as we have done in years past.

"We'll make decisions moving forward after that. But I do have all the confidence in the world in Brad Ausmus and his staff."

Ausmus is in his second season as manager of the Tigers. He signed a three-year contract with a club option for a fourth season prior to the 2014 season.

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Dombrowski Was Seeking Raise With Tigers
Dave Dombrowski was released from his contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, allowing him to surveying other positions before the offseason kicks into full gear.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Angels, Blue Jays, Red Sox Could All Covet Dombrowski
Dave Dombrowski was released from his contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, but doesn't figure to be unemployed long if he so chooses.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Dave Dombrowski Out As Tigers GM
The Tigers have released Dave Dombrowski from his contract as the team's general manager.


Mike Hessman Sets Minor League Home Run Record
Mike Hessman became the career home runs leader for U.S.-based Minor Leagues Monday night, hitting his 433rd in the seventh inning of a game between Triple-A Toledo and Lehigh Valley.

Associated Press

Mets Acquire Yoenis Cespedes
New York will send two Minor League players to Detroit and keep Zack Wheeler.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Mets Have Contacted Tigers About Yoenis Cespedes
The Mets have also been linked to Jay Bruce, Justin Upton, Will Venable and Rajai Davis.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Pirates To Acquire Joakim Soria From Tigers
Pittsburgh will send a Minor League player to Detroit for the reliever, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays To Acquire David Price
Toronto will send Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt to Detroit for Price.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price
The Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Tigers are accepting offers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Considered Front-Runners For David Price
With the Rangers nearly a trade for Cole Hamels, the Dodgers are believed to be the favorites to acquire David Price from the Tigers.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Were Waiting For Price To Hit Market
The Tigers are now in sell-mode, which adds elite starter David Price to the trade market.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tigers Preparing To Reboot; Taking Offers On Cespedes, Price
The Tigers have reversed course and are planning to sell this week, according to a report.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tigers Have Mike Leake On Radar
If the Tigers determine they can remain in the American League Wild Card race, they have eyes on Mike Leake.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Giants Shopping For Elite Starting Pitcher
The Giants are looking to add a starting pitcher and would prefer to add an elite one to start a potential second playoff game behind Madison Bumgarner in October.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tigers Expected To Hold Off On Decision To Buy, Sell
It has been reported that the Tigers will consider trading David Price before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, but no official decision on buying or selling has been made.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Dodgers Have David Price Atop Trade Wish List
Privately, the Tigers are saying that a decision on David Price's fate won't be made until next week.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Trading Cespedes Would Make It Easier For Tigers To Re-Sign Him
If the Tigers keep Yoenis Cespedes past the trade deadline, a unique clause in his contract effectively will close the team's negotiating window with him five days after the World Series is over.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Angels Warming To Idea Of Adding Rental Hitters
The Angels would prefer to add a hitter under contract past this season, but are now warming to the idea of acquiring a rental bat for the stretch run.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Cubs Have Expressed Interest In David Price
According to multiple sources, the Cubs were among the first teams to express interest in acquiring David Price from the Tigers.

Bruce Levine/CBS Chicago

Tigers Reportedly To Make David Price, Yoenis Cespedes Available
The Tigers could position themselves as sellers at the trade deadline for the first time in years, according to a report.


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