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Detroit Tigers 

Tigers' potential playoff rotation provides intrigue

The A's and Tigers matched blockbuster deal with blockbuster deal as the two clubs did what they thought they needed to make late postseason runs. Now, the Tigers must figure out what they're going to do with the rotation for an October push.

Timing of trade makes for bizarre scene at Comerica

Watching Austin Jackson run off the field during the middle of an at-bat in the seventh inning Thursday left the Tigers feeling bittersweet about losing one of the cornerstones of their clubhouse.

Tigers hope championship comes with a Price

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski didn't want to make his club better. He wanted to make them the best. With the acquisition of David Price, he may have done it.

Carrera, Davis to share center field for Tigers

Austin Jackson's departure from the Tigers in the David Price deal left a glaring void in the middle of the Comerica Park outfield. Ezequiel Carrera and Rajai Davis will get the first look in center as the Tigers move forward in the stretch run.

Ventura loses replay challenge in ninth inning

The White Sox 7-4 victory over the Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park almost came to a close via a replay challenge.

Tigers drop finale to White Sox, win Price derby

The Tigers fell to the White Sox, 7-4, on Thursday afternoon, but they eased that setback with the surprising acquisition of left-hander David Price from the Rays before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Tigers land huge Deadline prize in Price

The Tigers worked out a three-way agreement with the Rays and Mariners that delivers four-time All-Star and 2012 Cy Young Award winner David Price to Detroit. Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson heads to Seattle and infielder Nick Franklin goes to Tampa Bay. Left-hander Drew Smyly heads from Detroit to Tampa Bay in the deal.

Dirks sent to Class A West Michigan for rehab

After lower back soreness halted Dirks' rehab from back surgery two weeks ago, the Tigers cleared Dirks to resume game action. The left-handed-hitting outfielder will pick up his rehab assignment, this time at low Class A West Michigan.

Tigers already have pieces in place

As Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, just about every big league team has an area of concern, except the Tigers.

Castellanos delivers big hit in return to action

Nick Castellanos didn't look injured Wednesday night, when he knocked in a career-high four runs in the Tigers' 7-2 win over the White Sox. But he sure felt it.

Tigers break out of slump behind Scherzer

The Tigers unloaded the frustration of a four-game losing streak on Hector Noesi in a six-run first inning Wednesday night and coasted to a 7-2 victory over the White Sox at Comerica Park. Max Scherzer worked seven innings to improve to 13-3.

Verlander hosts Agar family at Comerica Park

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander brought Johnny Agar, a 19-year-old with cerebral palsy, and his family to Comerica Park on Wednesday night to watch the game against the White Sox from his suite.

Soria handling rough outings with professionalism

Through two appearances by Joakim Soria with the Tigers, manager Brad Ausmus can't be happy with his new reliever's performance. But, he has no concerns about Soria's ability to do exactly what he was brought over from Texas to do -- provide a boost to a bullpen that desperately needs one.

Suarez sits with back tightness

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was back in action Wednesday night after missing Tuesday's game, but shortstop Eugenio Suarez was kept out of the lineup because of lower back tightness.

Reed charged with criminal sexual conduct

Tigers Minor League pitcher Evan Reed -- who was with Detroit earlier this season -- has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday morning.

Castellanos, Suarez nicked up, forced out of action

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from the lineup on Tuesday night after sustaining a contusion on his right index finger, and shortstop Eugenio Suarez aggravated his lower back in the third inning while attempting to make play.

Tigers' mistakes fuel White Sox seventh-inning rally

The Tigers committed two errors in the seventh inning and the White Sox capitalized by putting up a seven-spot en route to an 11-4 victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park. New Tigers reliever Joakim Soria gave up a pair of homers in the decisive outburst.

Stolen base overturned by Tigers' challenge

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus successfully challenged a stolen base by White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game at Comerica Park.

Miggy hits fourth, plays third

For just the fifth time this season, Miguel Cabrera was not in his usual No. 3 spot in the Tigers' batting order on Tuesday night.

Dirks' rehab assignment remains on hold

The Tigers have not yet made a decision on when outfielder Andy Dirks will begin a rehab assignment, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Soria struggles in first home appearance

Tuesday night against the White Sox, reliever Joakim Soria, who was acquired from Texas last week, did absolutely nothing to endear himself to his new hometown fans.

Prospect Ziomek sets career high with 13 K's

Left-hander Kevin Ziomek, the Tigers' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 13 batters on Monday, as Class A West Michigan defeated Kane County, 2-1.

Bullpen remains Tigers' focus at Trade Deadline

Last week's trade for Joakim Soria could be the opener of a two-part move to upgrade the Tigers' relief corps. "Our bullpen has been a situation that has been our major focus and, I guess, would continue to be our major focus if we are going to do something," said general manager Dave Dombrowski on the heels of the Soria deal.

Defensive lapse, late homer derail Tigers

Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings but an errant pickoff throw led to the tying run in the fifth, and David Freese's eighth-inning solo homer off Joba Chamberlain sent the Tigers to their second 2-1 loss in three days and their third consecutive loss at Angel Stadium.

Verlander outdueled by Michigan-born rookie

For the second consecutive night, the Tigers lost a battle with one of the Angels' young starters. On Saturday, Michigan-born Matt Shoemaker shut down the team he grew up following with seven innings of three-hit ball, sending the Tigers to a 4-0 loss at Angel Stadium.

Hunter soaring this month after gloomy June

Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter felt like he had this swing in him when he was struggling through June. Entering Friday, nobody in the American League with at least 70 at-bats in July had a higher OPS for the month than Hunter's 1.058 clip.

Scherzer reworks changeup, sees more whiffs

Normally, starting pitchers spend the day before a start simply keeping their arm fresh, putting the finishing touches on their game plan rather than working on anything major. Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer, however, had a changeup to his plan Thursday -- literally.

Tigers draftee Hill atop updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

Verlander looks to continue Interleague success

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander may not be the pitcher he once was, but National League teams sure wouldn't know it. Verlander is 24-2 lifetime in Interleague contests, and he'll face Franklin Morales and the Rockies on Friday night in Detroit.

Ausmus ejected after Angels win challenge

Angels manager Mike Scioscia's challenge of a pickoff play retired a lot more than Eugenio Suarez at first base. It ended up retiring Tigers manager Brad Ausmus from Saturday's game.


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