Detroit Tigers

Beckham dons new Detroit attire

When the Tigers owned the American League Central in the first half of this decade, Gordon Beckham tried to spoil their dreams. With 10 career home runs against Detroit, he was a nemesis. ... Continue Reading

Castellanos staying cool during trade rumors

Sunday marked Nicholas Castellanos' first comments on his trade situation since the end of last season. He was clearly on the trade market then, just as he is now amidst the Tigers' ongoing rebuild. ... Continue Reading

Candelario antsy for game action at camp

The trail of red clay led from the batting cages across the street down the sidewalk to the clubhouse doors. It continued inside down the hallway, little clumps every few feet until it stopped near Jeimer Candelario's locker. It was the most telling sign that the Tigers third baseman reported to camp on Saturday. Though… ... Continue Reading

Tech improving Tigers' camp experience

This is the new reality of Spring Training. While coaches still spend hours with players every day, trying for that swing or delivery that feels just right, they now have data to complement it -- or for some players, reinforce it. It's the new race among clubs, to get not just the best talent, but… ... Continue Reading

Jimenez recharged coming off All-Star year

As fastball after fastball popped into the catcher's mitt during a bullpen session Friday morning, it was hard to tell Joe Jimenez had taken a break. Now, it's up to the Tigers to help keep his arm strong through the season. ... Continue Reading

Norris finally shaves his enormous beard

Norris finally shaves his enormous beard ... Continue Reading

Sources: Tigers win arb case with Fulmer

The Tigers' first salary-arbitration hearing in 18 years ended with the same result as their last one. An arbitration panel sided with the club in its hearing with right-handed starter Michael Fulmer, sources told ... Continue Reading

Prospects who should vie for a roster spot

The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future. ... Continue Reading

Fresh off hearing, Fulmer works with knee brace

The Tigers hadn't gone an arbitration hearing in 18 years. Credit Michael Fulmer and general manager Al Avila for having some fun with the end of the streak. ... Continue Reading

Perez ready to flip script after offseason toil

When Detroit prospect Franklin Perez gets on the field and throws, as he did for his bullpen session Thursday morning, there's a reminder why he was the prized return in the trade that sent longtime Tiger Justin Verlander to Houston. ... Continue Reading

Projected 2019 lineups, rotations for every team

Spring Training is here, so now is a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup and rotation would look like if the season began today. ... Continue Reading

9 comeback candidates to root for this season

A year ago, Danny Farquhar was not going to be in the middle of a spring storyline. That's going to change this spring as he tries to win a spot in the Yankees' bullpen ... Continue Reading

Agent: Fister retiring, ready for next chapter

Doug Fister, a reliable right-hander for the Tigers' dominant rotations in the early years of this decade, has decided to retire from his Major League pitching career, his agent, Page Odle, told on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Gardy's message simple: Mind the little things

As the Tigers open camp this week, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire talked with Minor League coaches and staff Wednesday about holding players accountable and not letting careless mistakes slide. And he plans to set a similar tone in big league camp. ... Continue Reading

Tigers open camp loaded with youth, optimism

Detroit's dream is of a spring in which its top four prospects are not only in big league camp, but become the core of its rotation. That's at least a couple years away. For this spring, all of them are expected to open the season in the Minor Leagues. ... Continue Reading

Top prospect Mize makes solid first impression

Michael Fulmer and Daniel Norris wrapped up their throwing sessions quickly. Relief prospect Zac Houston was done soon after. By the middle of the morning Tuesday, seven of the eight bullpen mounds on the back fields at Tigertown were empty. The one mound that still had a pitcher on it had an audience. ... Continue Reading

30 low-key acquisitions who could pay off big

Fans and analysts spend the entire offseason speculating where the top free agents could go, but sometimes an under-the-radar pickup can end up making a world of difference. As positional competitions begin to heat up at Spring Training camps this month,'s beat writers were asked to identify one potentially overlooked acquisition for each of… ... Continue Reading

Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball

All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first openly all-salaried professional baseball team. ... Continue Reading

Tigers hope Cowart could be 2-way player

Kaleb Cowart watched his Angels teammate Shohei Ohtani slug home runs and strike out batters last year as a pitcher/designated hitter and started thinking. ... Continue Reading

Predicting the Tigers' Opening Day roster

Here's an early look at how the Tigers' 25-man roster could shape up on Opening Day. ... Continue Reading