Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:11:43 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed 3B Matt Tuiasosopo off waivers from the Detroit Tigers Friday, Nov. 1. In corresponding moves, the team reinstated SP Daniel Hudson (elbow), RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) and OF Cody Ross (hip) from the disabled list.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:39:24 -0700
Detroit Tigers 3B Matt Tuiasosopo has been scuffling, and manager Jim Leyland had held him out of the lineup for the past week due to his second half slump. Leyland said Tuiasosopo has been struggling to catch up with fastballs. "(Tuiasosopo has) been working with (hitting coach Lloyd McClendon), and he's been swinging really good lately," Leyland said.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:40:22 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have optioned OF Avisail Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. The team is expected to activate OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list to take the roster spot.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 19:58:01 -0700
Detroit Tigers 3B Matt Tuiasosopo (ribcage) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday, July 3, for Triple-A Toledo. He took full batting practice Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, with the Tigers without any restriction. He appears on track to return from the 15-day disabled list when eligible Sunday, July 7.
Sat, 22 Jun 2013 19:10:53 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) said he will not begin baseball activities until the team starts a road trip next weekend. The team's medical staff wants the injury to have time to heal in order to lower the risk of re-injury.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:46:44 -0700
The Detroit Tigers placed OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal Friday, June 21. The move is retroactive to June 20. In corresponding moves, the team recalled OF Avisail Garcia and RP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Toledo.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia could split time in left field with the struggling Andy Dirks. Look to add Garcia only in AL leagues. Alburquerque could see valuable late-inning work now that Jose Valverde is no longer on the roster, but it remains to be seen if Leyland will trust Alburquerque for the occasional save opp if Joaquin Benoit is unavailable. That'll likely fall to Phil Coke or Drew Smyly, though.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:28:18 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) was scratched from the lineup Thursday, June 20, with a mildly strained intercostal muscle.
Fantasy Tip: If Tuiasosopo's injury is serious, it'll mean more playing time for Andy Dirks, who has cooled of late. Avisail Garcia could also return and steal time away from Dirks.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:39:49 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said OF Matt Tuiasosopo could receive more time in left field against right-handed pitchers if OF Andy Dirks continues to struggle at the plate.
Mon, 13 May 2013 09:58:29 -0700
The Detroit Tigers placed OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring pull Monday, May 13, and recalled OF Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move. Jackson's DL stint will be retroactive to May 12.
Fantasy Tip: Don Kelly started in center field yesterday with Jackson out, but he might have just been a one-game replacement. Although he doesn't have the range he once had, Torii Hunter could slide over to center, which would allow the Tigers to place Garcia in right field. Garcia's season is off to a slow start thanks to a heel injury, but he represents the most upside out of the group that includes Kelly and Matt Tuiasosopo. Andy Dirks should continue to see consistent playing time in left. The outfield arrangement could be very fluid, though, so deep mixed leaguers speculating on increased playing time might have to be patient.
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:58:06 -0700
Detroit Tigers 3B Don Kelly has made the opening day roster after the team sent OF Quintin Berry to the minors. OF Andy Dirks and 3B Matt Tuiasosopo will serve as the team's left fielders.