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Detroit's Leyland Suspended One Game

Tigers manager Jim Leyland has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball.

Leyland was cited for inappropriate and aggressive conduct during the bottom of the third inning of Monday's game against Tampa Bay.

He was ejected during an argument in which Leyland said he accidentally sprayed second base umpire Marty Foster with sunflower seeds.

Via ESPN


Garza Throws First No-Hitter In Rays History

Rays starter Matt Garza made franchise history on Monday night against the Tigers by throwing a no-hitter at Tropicana Field.

Garza struck out six batters and walked just one to enter Tampa Bay's record books. He needed 120 pitches to complete the feat.

The Rays entered Major League Baseball as the Devil Rays in 1998. It took them 12 years to notch their first no-hitter.

The Mets and Padres are now the only teams in MLB that have not had a pitcher throw a no-hitter.

Via RealGM Staff Report


GM: Ordo?ez 'Won't Click His Option'

Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez's future with the team has been clouded by an injury over the weekend.

Ordonez is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks with a broken ankle, meaning he won't reach the number of starts or plate appearances needed to activate a $15-million option for 2011.

"He's not going to click his option," president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said.

"He's done a tremendous job for us -- I mean fantastic. But we have a lot of guys that are free agents at the end of this year, and we'll have to tackle all of them and see how our club fits together for the future."

Via Detroit Free-Press


Guillen Has No Pity For Injury-Depleted Tigers

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen says he feels no pity for the division-rival Tigers, who placed two more players on the disabled list Sunday.

Detroit lost Magglio Ordonez to a broken ankle and Carlos Guillen to a right calf strain.

They put Brandon Inge on the DL less than a week ago with a broken bone in his left hand.

"I'm not going to feel happy about it, but I'm not going to be upset," Ozzie Guillen said.

"When [Jake Peavy] went down, I heard [Tigers pitcher Justin] Verlander in an interview. He felt bad about Peavy but not feel sorry for the White Sox. Same way. I feel bad for those two guys but I don't feel sorry for Detroit. That's part of the game."

Via ESPN


Detroit Interested In Mike Lowell

Interest in Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell continues to grow as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

The Tigers are interested in Lowell, according to a source.

Detroit placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the disabled list with a fractured left hand on July 20.

"Tigers are interested," the source said. "Not sure how serious the interest since Inge's injury is not as severe as they thought."

Via ESPN


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