It takes years to decide whether a draft class panned out or not, but Tigers general manager David Dombrowski has to be feeling good about his 2015 haul.
On Thursday morning, before the Tigers' series-closing 8-4 loss to the Pirates, Kirk Gibson had a friendly disagreement with Brad Ausmus during the manager's media availability.
At the time, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hoped Sunday's walk-off win over the White Sox was a turning point toward more positive results. Following Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates, which completed a three-game sweep at Comerica Park, Ausmus admitted Detroit is still searching for that inspiration.
Francisco Liriano tossed seven scoreless innings, and a four-run ninth weathered a late comeback attempt as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.
The Tigers and Blue Jays will meet on Friday night for the first time since the offseason trade that saw Anthony Gose and Devon Travis switch sides. This could be a series in which both players have an opportunity to make their former organizations pay just a little bit more for the deal. The Tigers will be looking to jump back over the .500 mark after being swept by Pittsburgh at Comerica Park.
While answering a question on Wednesday about Yoenis Cespedes' All-Star candidacy, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus paused to support another one of his players. "Really, we probably have a right fielder that's an All-Star, as well," Ausmus said.
Catcher Alex Avila will serve as the designated hitter on Thursday night for Triple-A Toledo, likely setting up a return to the Tigers for this weekend's series against the Blue Jays at Comerica Park.
After 65 days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 86th All-Star Game, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday. Starting position players will be unveiled at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN.
Earlier this season, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called Alfredo Simon the most consistent pitcher in his rotation. Not anymore. The Pirates tallied 21 total on the night -- a season-high -- in a 9-3 loss at Comerica Park.
The 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief was, by all accounts, an atypical outing, even for a long reliever. But that has become the norm for Alex Wilson, who has pitched in nearly every situation imaginable this year -- from starting, to eating up middle innings, to ameliorating high-pressure situations.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus agrees with Victor Martinez -- both believe Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole plunked Detroit's designated hitter intentionally on Tuesday night. But, in Ausmus' opinion, that's yesterday's news, and he doesn't plan on giving it much thought during the remainder of the series. "I moved on the inning after it, so I'm not concerned about it," he said Wednesday afternoon.
Second baseman Neil Walker's two-homer night propelled the Pirates to a season-high 21 hits as the Buccos topped the Tigers, 9-3, on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
Victor Martinez isn't happy with right-hander Gerrit Cole and the Pirates after he believed he was intentionally hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of the Tigers' 5-4 loss on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
Despite his early struggles, Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander cobbled together a quality outing in Tuesday night's 5-4, 14-inning loss after missing a start due to back stiffness.
On Tuesday at Comerica Park, University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh showcased his arm. Wearing a Mark Fidrych jersey, he tossed the first pitch to manager Brad Ausmus before the Tigers' series opener against Pittsburgh.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias was batting .330 entering Tuesday, the second-highest average on the team. Yet, in almost every game, he has hit ninth in the order.
Neil Walker's double down the right-field line scored the go-ahead run in the 14th inning as the Pirates outlasted the Tigers, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
The Tigers and Rays worked out a Minor League trade that sent veteran infielder Alexi Casilla to Detroit for a player to be named later.
Last July, Steven Moya had the best month of his professional career. If Monday night was any indication, the Tigers' No. 1 prospect is gearing up for a repeat performance.
Last season, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus claimed the only person in baseball who could protect Miguel Cabrera in the lineup was Cabrera himself. But he later amended his statement: Victor Martinez could also provide the support.
After James McCann's walk-off home run capped a 5-4 win over the White Sox at Comerica Park on Sunday, he received the customary mobbing at home plate.
Victor Martinez's game-tying, bases-clearing double in the eighth set up catcher James McCann's walk-off home run an inning later as the Tigers beat the White Sox, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Nestor Aparicio and his wife, Jennifer, made the 16th stop of their 30-day, 30-ballpark tour to raise awareness for the international bone marrow registry on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Right-hander Justin Verlander will start Tuesday's game for the Tigers against the Pirates, manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Sunday afternoon.
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez continues to be plagued by home runs, and manager Brad Ausmus is blaming poor pitch location -- and a little bit of bad luck.
Saturday afternoon's White Sox-Tigers game at Comerica Park was postponed due to inclement weather.
Kaitlyn Brannstrom's throw bounced off the backstop and rolled back to her feet. As the Pitch, Hit & Run participant prepared for her next toss, the chain structure began to tip, nearly clattering to the ground before a volunteer righted it
J.D. Martinez blasted a no-doubter to left in the eighth inning, the game-winning run that capped Detroit's 5-4 victory over the White Sox.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila went 1-for-3 with a single for Triple-A Toledo on Friday night in his first competitive appearance since being placed on the disabled list on May 8.
J.D. Martinez's go-ahead home run in the eighth inning powered the Tigers to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the White Sox on Friday night at Comerica Park.