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Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

By The Sports Network, 1 week 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rajai Davis homered and Alfredo Simon continued a string of good starting pitching for the Detroit Tigers in a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Simon (2-0) gave up the only two Pirates hits, both singles, in eight innings and struck out two without walking a batter. Joakim Soria then threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fourth save of...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Detroit

By The Sports Network, 1 week 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Shane Greene is 2-for-2 with the Detroit Tigers. Two starts, two dominating wins. The 26-year-old right-hander threw eight more shutout innings in a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Acquired in December from the New York Yankees, Greene (2-0) gave up three hits, no walks and struck out three over his eight frames, retiring...

Recap: Detroit vs. Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The season couldn't have started much better for the Detroit Tigers. Things can only improve for the Minnesota Twins. Shane Greene threw eight spectacular innings in his Tigers debut after sitting through a 3 1/2-rain delay and Detroit beat Minnesota 7-1 Thursday to complete a dominating three-game sweep. The Tigers held the Twins scoreless for the...

Tigers place Nathan on DL

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers have placed closer Joe Nathan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow. Nathan recorded the final out of Monday's season opener to pick up his first save of the season in a 4-0 Tigers win over Minnesota. According to club president Dave Dombrowski, Nathan had been complaining about his elbow over the past week so they are...

Verlander lands on DL for first time in career

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers placed starting pitcher Justin Verlander on the 15-day disabled list due to a right triceps strain. The move is retroactive to March 29. Verlander was placed on the DL for the first time in his career. The Tigers also announced Wednesday they recalled pitcher Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A Toledo. Lobstein is tentatively scheduled to...

Verlander to start season on DL

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 2 days ago
Lakeland, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will start the season on the disabled list because of a triceps injury. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus made the announcement Thursday morning. Verlander left a spring training game last Friday because of soreness in the triceps and threw again on Wednesday. He was ruled out of a potential minor league spring training...

Tigers release injured Hanrahan

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Lakeland, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers have released pitcher Joel Hanrahan, who will undergo a second Tommy John procedure in less than two years. Hanrahan signed with the Tigers last May while he was recovering from the elbow reconstruction surgery performed in May 2013, but the right-hander never appeared in a game for Detroit. He had soreness in the elbow during throwing...

Recap: Baltimore vs. Detroit

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Sarasota, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - A day after being hit by a pitch, Nick Castellanos hit a two-run homer to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 Grapefruit League win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Anibal Sanchez struck out one in two scoreless innings in his spring debut for the Tigers. The Orioles mounted a late rally with four runs over the final two innings, culminating in...

Detroit Tigers 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Despite winning a fourth straight AL Central crown, the Tigers took a small step backward in 2014, getting swept by the Orioles in the Division Series and falling short of the ALCS for the first time since 2010. The chief culprit was easy to spot — a bullpen that, by October, lacked even one shutdown arm, leaving rookie manager Brad Ausmus completely exposed in late-inning situations. On...

Chamberlain returns to Detroit

By The Sports Network, 2 months 9 hours ago
Lakeland, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Joba Chamberlain will return to the Detroit Tigers for the 2015 season. The right-hander joined the Tigers last year as a free agent and on Tuesday agreed to a second one-year deal with the team. "We are pleased that Joba is returning to our ballclub," said Tigers president, CEO and general manager David Dombrowski in a statement. "He did a solid job...