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Ordonez To Announce Retirement On Sunday

Magglio Ordonez has decided to retire.

The 38-year-old former Tigers and White Sox outfielder plans to announce his retirement on Sunday before Detroit plays the Yankees.

The six-time All-Star struggled through 92 games last season with a surgically repaired right ankle.

Via Associated Press


Tigers Place Austin Jackson On DL

The Tigers have placed center fielder and leadoff hitter Austin Jackson on the disabled list with an abdominal strain.

Detroit made the move retroactive to May 17.

While the Tigers travel to Minnesota on Friday, Jackson will return to Detroit for tests.

Via Associated Press


Scherzer Strikes Out 15; Flirts With Tigers Record

Max Scherzer struck out 15 batters over seven innings as the Tigers defeated the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.

The right-hander's 15 strikeouts were the most by a Detroit pitcher in 40 years and they were the most by a Major League pitcher this year.

"Even when I've struggled, I've always believed the next time I go out there that I'm going to have a great start, no matter what," Scherzer said. "That's always been my belief ever since I've been in the big leagues, and today was no different."

Via Associated Press


Verlander Losses No-Hitter On Bloop In Ninth

With two outs in the ninth inning against the Pirates on Friday night, Josh Harrison hit a bloop single that broke up Justin Verlander's no-hitter.

"That's why throwing no-hitters is so difficult," Verlander said. "It doesn't take a hard one; it just takes the right placement."

The right-hander struck out 12 batters in Detroit's 6-0 win.

He nearly became the sixth Major Leaguer to throw at least three no-hitters.

"The adrenaline is like nothing else. You don't really feel anything. My legs were just kind of tingling," Verlander said. "Everything's amplified in that situation. You're like, 'Man, I don't want to throw the wrong one.' But you've just got to trust your instincts and go with what you feel."

Via Associated Press


Tigers Expected To Go 'All In' This Summer

The Tigers and owner Mike Ilitch bet heavily on 2012, giving Prince Fielder a nine-year contract and loading up the team's lineup.

As one executive noted, you don't make a move like that and then operate tentatively. Detroit will presumably go all in at some point, plugging holes.

Those holes appear to be in the bullpen, at second base and in left field.

Via Buster Olney/ESPN.com


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