Wearing a mask during his team’s intrasquad exhibition game on Wednesday didn’t go particularly well for Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire said on 97.1 The Ticket’s Jamie and Stoney Show that wearing a mask in the dugout was “really hard” and cited the difficulty of doing so during day games in the summer: “It’s also 90-something degrees, they got me in a mask in the dugout. That’s a big difference.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:02 pm
Three days after releasing 60 dates for the coronavirus-shortened 2020 campaign, the Cleveland Indians and Major League Baseball have revealed their schedule for the 2021 regular season. The Indians open with a three-game road series in Detroit before returning to Progressive Field to begin the home slate against Kansas City on April 5. The season will be Cleveland’s 121st as a charter member of the American League, and the 27th year calling Progressive Field home.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 6:20 pm
With the 2020 MLB season a couple of weeks away, Dalton Del Don reveals his list of 30 sleepers to target.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:23 pm
The Detroit Tigers just released the 2020 shortened schedule amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but the MLB has also announced the entire 2021 schedule with the Tigers opening the season on April 1. Detroit will host Opening Day against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, April 1 as part of a 3-game series. The Tigers will host the New York Yankees on Memorial Day weekend and be on the road in Chicago against the White Sox on July 4.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:17 pm
Detroit Tigers left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. He later confirmed to the Detroit News that he had tested positive for COVID-19, but had no physical injury. Norris is one of at least six players who have not yet been seen at Comerica Park during the six days of summer camp workouts.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 4:32 pm
Hill fell down as he was grabbing the ball and somehow came up with it. I’ve always been pretty defensive-oriented, so I’ve got pretty good instincts out there,” Hill said, according to 97.1 The Ticket. Ball started out on my left side and faded back over my right side.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 11:46 am
The Detroit Tigers have added two more undrafted free agents, both right-handed pitchers from Florida. Chris Mauloni, 22, pitched in parts of three seasons for Jacksonville University. He was drafted in the 35th round last year by the Boston Red Sox but did not sign.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 11:40 am
The run made Fidrych a national celebrity, thanks to a star-making June 28 start in Tiger Stadium against the AL East-leading New York Yankees on NBC’s “Monday Night Baseball. And now, two weeks later, in his final start before the All-Star Game, Fidrych was facing a bigger challenge at The Corner: The AL West-leading Kansas City Royals, who were averaging just under five runs a game (nearly half a run per game better than the No. Yankees).
Posted: July 9, 2020, 10:02 am
Spencer Torkelson has quickly shown the Detroit Tigers why they drafted him No. overall this year and gave him an $8-plus million signing bonus to get in uniform for training camp. Torkelson put his power on full display during his first batting practice.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:27 am
The guy that steps into the box — not taking any credit away from them — but when you are on the mound, he’s just another bat with a name,” Farmer said. You can’t give them too much credit. It’s still a game of failure.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:34 pm
In 2019, despite a rocky finish to the season, Boyd established himself as the ace of the Detroit Tigers’ pitching rotation, as well as a solid and improving pitcher throughout baseball. If the Tigers were to entertain the idea of trading him, I don’t doubt that they could get a solid young prospect or two that could potentially help the Tigers get out of the rebuilding phase and back to contention.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:36 pm
Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer gets some throws in on Day 2 of spring training on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Lakeland, Florida. Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer needed only 25 pitches to smile. He received Wednesday’s start from manager Ron Gardenhire to lead the home Tigers against the visiting Tigers in an intrasquad scrimmage.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 10:13 pm
UNC announced 37 student-athletes, coaches and Carolina Athletics staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since their return to campus after Campus Health and UNC Hospitals performed 429 tests, according to a UNC Media Relations press release on Wednesday. This week, the Orange County Health Department identified a cluster, meaning five or more related cases, within those who have tested positive.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:24 pm
It’s exciting, guys are in shape guys are really to play,” said Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd. We all showed up. I think everyone showed up in better shape than even in spring training, guys really used this time to get better.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 3:17 pm
Greiner started the 2019 season as the Tigers’ everyday catcher. Rogers was given a chance to catch regularly late in the year. Neither player seized the opportunity.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 1:08 pm
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera takes swings at the Macomb Batting Cages on Wednesday afternoon in Clinton Twp. Growing up, C.J. Cron watched Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera from afar. He then competed against him from 2014-19 as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, Tampa Bay Rays and Twins.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 12:00 pm
Cody Bellinger was well on his way to becoming the National League MVP only 60 games into last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, already with 20 homers in that stretch before his 24th birthday. Over that same span for the Houston Astros last summer, Justin Verlander won nine games and struck out 103 batters on the way to his second AL Cy Young Award. The veteran right-hander had more wins and strikeouts through the first 60 games for the American League champions than he did just over one-third of the way into the 2011 season for the Detroit Tigers, when he finished 24-5 and was also the AL MVP.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:29 pm
Grayson Greiner compared it to college, and JaCoby Jones wonders if it’s possible to make this training camp a little more … interesting. ”Maybe we’ll have little fun bets and little wagers on it and just make it a little more fun, and a little more competition,” said Jones, an outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. It’s been clear for while that preparing for this baseball season will be different.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 8:19 pm
The day we feared would never come is here! After Major League Baseball cut spring training short in March and indefinitely postponed Opening Day, the Detroit Tigers are back at Comerica Park playing baseball!
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:13 pm
Detroit Tigers report to camp starting Wednesday
Posted: July 1, 2020, 11:01 am