Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:55:20 -0800
The Detroit Tigers traded SP Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals Monday, Dec. 2, in exchange for 2B Steve Lombardozzi, SP Ian Krol and P Robbie Ray. SP Drew Smyly will move into the rotation in Detroit to replace Fister. Ray is expected to start next year in the minor leagues. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said dealing Fister had nothing to do with the hopes that they can sign SP Max Scherzer to a long-term contract before he becomes a free agent. Lombardozzi will serve as a utility infielder for the Tigers.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:48:03 -0800
The Detroit Tigers are gauging trade interest in SP Doug Fister as another way to clear a rotation spot for SP Drew Smyly next season.
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:11:52 -0800
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said the team is planning to use SP Drew Smyly in their starting rotation next season.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:31:16 -0700
Updating an immediate report, Detroit Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said RP Jose Veras will supplement the roles of RPs Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly.
Fantasy Tip: Well there's a bit of a curveball. Benoit has been stellar this season, but he lacks the closing experience to give confidence that he can withstand a playoff race. Veras could still come into play before all is said and done, so we wouldn't drop him. However, he loses significant value in a setup role.
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:27:51 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Drew Smyly and RP Joaquin Benoit will not be available to pitch Thursday, July 4.
Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:57:48 -0700
The Detroit Tigers will use RP Al Alburquerque as their regular setup man when all the relievers are healthy. RPs Bruce Rondon and Drew Smyly will be used in the seventh inning.
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:57:48 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Drew Smyly is being moved from long-relief specialist to a late-innings role in the bullpen, as manager Jim Leyland pairs Smyly with RP Phil Coke.
Wed, 01 May 2013 06:46:56 -0700
Detroit Tigers RP Drew Smyly has worked back-to-back eighth innings and has shifted into a setup role from a long-relief role.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:02:28 -0700
Detroit Tigers Ps Drew Smyly and Darin Downs are unavailable for the game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, April 13, after making lengthy appearances Friday, April 12. However, RP Phil Coke (illness) said he would be available to pitch Saturday, despite spending the previous night at the team hotel due to illness.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:28:04 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Drew Smyly worked four perfect innings in relief while striking out five to earn his first career save against the New York Yankees Friday, April 5.
Fantasy Tip: Don't read anything into this as far as Smyly entering the picture of Detroit's closer-by-committee situation. Phil Coke remains the best option to own for saves, with Joaquin Benoit the next in line. The signing of Jose Valverde makes him intriguing in the long run, but there's no guarantee he'll be closing games in Detroit just yet. He should be scooped up, though.