The front-office view, made final Friday, was to shift hard-hitting prospect Jace Jung from second base to third base. The move is dramatic for its potential influence on Detroit's big-league roster as early as Opening Day next season. Jung's transition to third makes possible in March for hot-hitting kid-infielder Colt Keith to become manager AJ Hinch's choice at second base.
Posted: September 25, 2023, 3:01 am
OAKLAND, Calif. — Eduardo Rodriguez threw seven scoreless innings to end Detroit's two-game losing streak, and the Tigers beat the last-placed Athletics 2-0 in Oakland's last home game on Sunday. Spencer Torkelson had two hits and drove in the only runs in the game with a two-run single in the third, helping Detroit finish 6-4 on its final road trip of the season. “We weren't perfect today offensively, but when you have Eduardo going and you have a game like today where he's in charge, it's a high likelihood you're going to win,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.
Posted: September 25, 2023, 1:48 am
Included was a group in the familiar green “Sell” T-shirts beating their drums and getting high-fives from security guards while chanting “Sell The Team!” following a 2-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers Sunday at the Coliseum. One more loss on their six-game road trip to close out the season and it will be the most in their 55 years in Oakland. The 55 home losses are the most since the A's came to Oakland in 1968 and equals the franchise record set in 1956 and 1964 in Kansas City. Players want no part of discussions of owner John Fisher, mouthpiece Dave Kaval or their potential future in Las Vegas.
Posted: September 25, 2023, 12:13 am
A veteran pitcher who made a cameo with the Detroit Tigers in the COVID-shortened 2020 season is back in the big leagues. Do you remember Carson Fulmer? No, not Michael Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year who pitched for the Tigers through the 2022 season. Carson Fulmer (no relation) was drafted eighth overall in 2015 by the Chicago White Sox after a standout career at Vanderbilt University.
Posted: September 24, 2023, 7:06 pm
A nice bottle of Northern California wine packed into his suitcase, Miguel Cabrera will wave goodbye to San Francisco Bay Area baseball fans when his Detroit Tigers visit the Oakland Athletics for the finale of a four-game series on Sunday. Cabrera, who has announced this will be the last season of a brilliant 21-year career, served as the Tigers' designated hitter in the first two games of the series, going 1-for-7. When the 40-year-old formally retires at the end of Detroit's regular-season finale at home next Sunday, he will do so with an assortment of Hall of Fame-worthy numbers.
Posted: September 24, 2023, 5:53 pm
When former Chicago Cubs employee Jeff Greenberg left the Blackhawks on Thursday to become general manager of the Detroit Tigers, he became the 10th member of the Theo Epstein executive tree to be hired as a GM or president of baseball operations. Six remain in top front-office roles, including three who could see their teams playing in the 2023 postseason — Cubs President Jed Hoyer, Seattle ...
Posted: September 24, 2023, 11:00 am
Joe Boyle had five strikeouts in six innings for his first career win, Esteury Ruiz hit a two-run home run, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Saturday. A fifth-round draft pick by Cincinnati in 2020 who was acquired from the Reds at the trade deadline, Boyle (1-0) was mostly crisp in his second start in the majors. The rookie allowed five hits, pitched around traffic in each of the first six innings and gave up an unearned run in the third, the only runner Boyle allowed past second base. “Joe was outstanding, just pounding the zone,” A's manager Mark Kotsay said.
Posted: September 24, 2023, 12:48 am
The Detroit Tigers will face the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, with rookie Joe Boyle on the mound after an impressive first outing.
Posted: September 23, 2023, 10:06 am
The Minnesota Twins have the AL Central title in hand. Now they can get back to the unfinished business of trying to stop that record postseason losing streak. The Twins secured their third division title in five years on Friday night, eliminating the Cleveland Guardians and Detroit Tigers with an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels and popping the champagne in their raucous clubhouse afterward.
Posted: September 23, 2023, 6:51 am
Rookie Sawyer Gipson-Long held the Oakland A's to one run over five innings, but his Detroit Tigers teammates were rocked for 7 runs in an 8-2 loss.
Posted: September 23, 2023, 4:35 am
The Detroit Tigers, under president of baseball operations Scott Harris, signed Brenan Hanifee to a minor-league contract in December 2022.
Posted: September 22, 2023, 6:04 pm
Tarik Skubal struck out 10 over seven innings and didn't allow a runner past first base in the Detroit Tigers' 7-3 victory over Oakland on Thursday.
Posted: September 22, 2023, 4:27 am
Trei Cruz played a key role in the Erie Seawolves’ 7-3 victory to win the Eastern League Southwest Division series on Thursday night at UPMC Park.
Posted: September 22, 2023, 1:27 am