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Matthew Boyd stepped onto one of the many mounds at the back fields of the Tigertown complex Friday morning, threw his latest bullpen session, hit one of the training fields briefly, then retreated to the training room for his scheduled post-throw workout. By the time he was done, his Friday morning was nearly over.
As Tigers' top prospect Casey Mize, the 17th-ranked prospect in MLB Pipeline's overall rankings, won't be pushing for an Opening Day roster spot after just 13.2 innings in the Minor Leagues last summer. But what the Tigers' top prospect shows in camp should play a big role in determining his path to the big leagues.
Here's an early look at how the Tigers' 25-man roster could shape up on Opening Day.
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.
This year's Spring Training will provide a glimpse of the players that have a chance to form the core of that next great Detroit Tigers roster.
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 MLB.com on Wednesday.
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.
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, MLB.com's beat writers were asked to identify one potentially overlooked acquisition for each of the 30 clubs. Here's who they came up with.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 MLB.com.
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.
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.
Quite the before and after.
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.
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 also the technology to help get the most out of that talent. The Tigers have been working quickly to catch up.
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 the team's first full-squad workout doesn't take place until Monday, Candelario is the latest Tiger ready to get to work.