Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:51:16 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the team. He informed the team after they were eliminated in the American League Championship Series.
Fantasy Tip: If this is the end, we tip our caps to an illustrious career.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:29:11 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski intends to sit down with manager Jim Leyland in the next few days regarding his future. "Now's not the time," Dombrowski said after the team's loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. "We'll sit down in the next day or two."
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:25:25 -0700
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (abdomen) was in the lineup Monday, Sept. 9, against the Chicago White Sox, but he was ejected in the first inning for arguing a checked-swing strike. Manager Jim Leyland also got the gate.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that he did not leave the game due to injury. The bad news is that his one at-bat was almost like having the day off. He'll be back in there Tuesday.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:22:00 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said SP Anibal Sanchez (leg, shoulder) is on his way back to Detroit and is expected to start Saturday, July 6.
Thu, 02 May 2013 08:03:27 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has become an advocate of the DH rule in both leagues. "It doesn't make much sense to me that the two leagues have different rules," Leyland said.
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:18:25 -0700
Even though Detroit Tigers RP Brayan Villarreal struggled in the seventh inning of the team's game Wednesday, April 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays, manager Jim Leyland gave Villareal a vote of confidence. "His numbers are pretty good up here, so we know he's a lot better than that," Leyland said. "He had a tough day. He had a bad time. Those things happen."
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:05:24 -0700
Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland is not saying who he will use as his closer this season, and it's possible that he could go with some sort of closer-by-committee. "We'll have somebody to get the last three outs," Leyland said. "It might be two different guys on a night. It might be a lefty to get the second out of the inning and a righty to get the third out. But what people don't realize is that when you have to do it that way, the effect it has on you in the seventh inning, because you can't use that guy to get the biggest out in the seventh inning. (But) if you can't get the out in the seventh inning, the ninth don't mean spit. That's where it gets tricky."
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 08:31:33 -0800
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he has no plans to retire after this season.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:19:33 -0800
Because of the spring struggles of Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon, manager Jim Leyland is not anointing him or any other reliever as the primary closer right now. Leyland said there will be a point this spring when the team decides if Rondon can be that guy or not. Leyland's preference is to have a closer anointed, but he indicated that he'll mix and match in the ninth if he needs to. Rondon is still a very realistic candidate to become the closer, and his struggles haven't lost him a chance at the job. "First of all, Bruce Rondon has not pitched his way off anything. It's way too early for that. Way too early. I emphasize that. We looked at some film today. Will that help? Is that the answer? I don't know that. It's probably not the answer, to be honest with you. It might have been a little thing. But you know what? You look for something to build on or something. Who knows? It might be the thing. I don't know," Leyland said.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:33:46 -0800
The Detroit Tigers have benched RP Bruce Rondon so he can work on mechanics and improve his control before his next exhibition assignment. Rondon was groomed by management to close games this spring but appears to be out of that role. No firm replacement was named, although manager Jim Leyland ruled out a return of CL Jose Valverde to the role.