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Tigers | Rafael Soriano on Detroit's radar

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:24:48 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is on the Detroit Tigers' radar.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers just lost Joe Nathan (elbow) for the season, and Soriano makes sense. Joakim Soria is a capable closer, but he's not the same dominant pitcher he was in KC. Soriano has little fantasy value unless he snatches a closer role.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Tigers | Joe Nathan plans on returning

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:28:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) said he plans to attempt to return from Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with tears of the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right elbow. He has yet to schedule his surgery, but he's been told to expect a longer timetable for recovery than a typical Tommy John procedure, because of the flexor tear. Nathan won't pick up a ball for roughly eight months. He has a $10 million option for next year, but the Tigers can buy him out for $1 million.

Fantasy Tip: It'll be a very tough uphill battle for Nathan to continue his major league career. Back in Detroit, Joakim Soria's path to remain the closer for the rest of the year just became much easier. He could eventually become a top-15 fantasy closer in 2015.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan update

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:44:17 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery after tests revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor pronator tendon.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan is expected to discuss his plans on whether he intends to continue his career at a later date. The torn flexor tendon will likely add a few months to his recovery timetable, which is usually six to nine months for a reliever.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias resting

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:09:05 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is out of the lineup Thursday, April 23, against the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: He played six straight days, so this is just a rest day. Hernan Perez ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) is in the lineup in his place and is just 1-for-6 entering his first start of the season. He's not an option on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan's season over

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:01:42 -0700

Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and a torn tendon in his right elbow. He will miss the remainder of the season.

Fantasy Tip: It might stick a fork in his career as well. Joakim Soria will continue to receive save opportunities in light of the news.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale


Tigers | David Price bombed by Bombers

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:31:01 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price allowed eight earned runs, 10 hits and three walks in just 2 1/3 innings in a loss against the New York Yankees Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Since the start of last season Price is 1-3 with a 7.59 ERA against the Yankees in six starts over 32 innings. FantasyScore owners need to avoid Price ($8,900; 17.8% of cap) next time he faces the Bronx Bombers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Tigers | Joe Nathan felt pop in throwing arm

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:37:09 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) said he felt a pop in his right arm Wednesday, April 22. "It feels like I broke my arm," Nathan said. "I never have broken my arm, but I would assume this is what it feels like." Nathan and manager Brad Ausmus did not comment on the severity of the setback or a recovery timeline, though.

Fantasy Tip: Joakim Soria's hold on the ninth-inning role appears firmer than ever with the news, and his fantasy value is soaring. Nathan is still worth stashing, but the 40-year-old reliever might be a long way from returning to the mound. Check back for updates, as more details should surface in the coming days.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - James Schmehl


Yankees | Brett Gardner sitting out vs. Tigers

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:11:33 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner is not in the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Gardner from your fantasy lineups Wednesday. It is unlikely his absence is injury related, as the Yankees are facing lefty-ace David Price Wednesday. Chris Young ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has moved up to the two hole and will play left field where Gardner normally plays. Young is a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Andrew Marchand


Tigers | Joe Nathan suffers setback

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:44:40 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) left his rehab outing early with Triple-A Toledo Wednesday, April 22, with an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear exactly what Nathan injured, but it doesn't look good, and he appeared to be in a lot of pain. It may be even more of an uphill battle for the 40-year-old to make it back to Detroit now, which further increases the value of current closer Joakim Soria. Continue to stash Nathan in all formats, for now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - James Schmehl


Tigers | Victor Martinez day-to-day

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:13:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will be day-to-day for the foreseeable future, according to manager Brad Ausmus. The team is facing right-handed pitchers for the rest of the week.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has continued knee soreness, and it bothers him more when he swings from the left side of the plate. Martinez is in the lineup Tuesday, and as long as he's playing, he's an acceptable option for FantasyScore users. However, there's a good chance he could be rested later this week.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech


Tigers | Joe Nathan to rehab Wednesday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:51:08 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) will make a rehab appearance with Triple-A Toledo Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan could come off the disabled list Friday if he doesn't have any setbacks in his rehab outing tomorrow. There's no guarantee Nathan will be given the closer's role back immediately, especially since Joakim Soria has gotten the job done in his absence. Stay tuned.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech


Tigers | Victor Martinez to keep playing

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:16:30 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) has played in three straight games and will be in the lineup for the foreseeable future, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Martinez is working his way back to 100% health after offseason knee surgery. He has been moving around with a limp early in the season, and he tweaked the knee in the second week. However, his soreness is in his kneecap and not in the surgically-repaired area. An MRI exam last week showed no additional damage to Martinez's knee. If the soreness doesn't go away, Ausmus said the team may have to put him on the disabled list. Martinez is most affected while swinging left-handed, and he has been told, on occasion, to hold off on swinging lefty.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is hitting .290 (9-for-31) despite playing through his knee soreness. When he's in the lineup, he's not a bad FantasyScore option, but you'll need to stay alert and make sure he's in there. Continued knee soreness will make him more of a risky fantasy asset.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech


Tigers | Kyle Lobstein set for Tuesday

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:38:18 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Kyle Lobstein is the probable starter for Tuesday, April 21, against the New York Yankees. He remains in the rotation with SP Justin Verlander (triceps) sidelined.

Fantasy Tip: Lobstein beat the Indians in his first start, and is worth a flier in FantasyScore at just $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap) if you want to save money and load up on high-end hitters.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Tigers | Joe Nathan throws full bullpen session

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:05:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) threw a full bullpen session Monday, April 20, and he is eligible to return from the disabled list Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Brad Ausmus has said Nathan will return to the closer role when healthy, so Nathan should be owned in all formats. Still, at 40, Nathan will likely have a short leash, especially with Joakim Soria (four saves, 1.59 ERA and 1.05 WHIP) pitching extremely well.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - James Schmehl


Tigers | Justin Verlander receives MRI results

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:37:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) had an MRI exam Thursday, April 16, and the results confirmed he has a triceps strain, according to head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander is quickly losing his mixed league appeal, and in a lot of formats there might be better arms available on the waiver wire, at least in the short term. In deeper formats, owners should continue to stash and hope. Check back for updates on what is next for Verlander and for announcements on when he'll return to the mound.

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Aguasvivas Juaner 1B
Ahearne Pat P
Airoso Kurt OF
Alburquerque Al RP
Alvarado Carlos P
Alvino Billy C
Amezquita Octavio SS
Andujar Billis P
Ardoin Kevin P
Augenstein Bryan RP
Averill Erik P
Avery James P
Avery Xavier OF
Avila Alex C
Baez William P
Baldwin Ancil P
Bale John P
Barnes Justin C
Baxter Jake P
Beattie Eric P
Belfiore Mike RP
Benitez Gabe P
Bernard Wynton OF
Berry Vincent OF
Borchering Bobby 3B
Bouchie Andy C
Bourquin Ronnie 3B
Bowen Joe C
Brackman Mark P
Brown Curtis OF
Bumstead Nathan P
Cabrera Miguel 1B
Cain Nolan P
Carmosino Dominic P
Cassavechia Nick P
Castellanos Nick 3B
Cervenak Mike 3B
Cespedes Yoenis OF
Chamberlain Joba RP
Christman Tim P
Clelland Edward P
Collet Cody C
Collier Tommy P
Collins Tyler OF
Colvin Brooks SS
Conn Tyler P
Cordova Jorge P
Cosme Caonabo INF
Crabtree Tim P
Crichton Erik P
Cruz Jordan OF
Cruz Nelson R. RP
Davis Brad C
Davis Rajai OF
De La Vara Gilbert P
DeLucia Dan P
Diaz Alvaro OF
Dlugach Brent SS
Douglas Brandon INF
Drucker Scot P
Dubee Michael P
Duffey Jack P
Durham Lance 1B
Dyer Shane SP
Eichhorn Kevin P
Encarnacion Jose P
Escobar Elys C
Farmer Buck P
Faulk Kenny P
Feeney Trevor P
Fields Daniel SS
Finefrock Sean P
Finigan P.J. P
Ford Jacob 3B
Foster Jordan OF
Fraser Loren P
Gagnier Drew P
Garcia Ramon P
Gaynor Wade 3B
Gentzler Daniel P
Gerbe Jeff P
Gibson Tyler OF
Gilman Steven P
Gonzalez Eduardo P
Gonzalez Enrique P
Gorzelanny Tom RP
Gose Anthony OF
Graham Andrew C
Graham Jason P
Green Austin P
Green Dean 1B
Greene Shane SP
Greiner Grayson P
Grosse Mike 2B
Gulliver James SS
Guzman Agustin 2B
Hahn Jeffrey P
Hanzawa Troy SS
Hardy Blaine P
Harrigan Brandon C
Harris Brendan INF
Haske Mark SS
Henkel Rob P
Henriquez Oscar P
Hensen Brian P
Hernandez Hector OF
Hernandez Michael OF
Hess Andrew P
Hess Kevan P
Hessman Mike INF
Hill Derek OF
Hill Shawn SP
Hodge Kevin P
Holaday Bryan C
Homer Christopher P
Huddleston Robert C
Iglesias Jose SS
Inglin Jeff OF
Jacobsen Tyler P
Jaime Carmelo 2B
James Mike RP
Johnson Gabe C
Johnson Mark J. P
Jones Brandon OF
Kalita Tim P
Karnuth Jason P
Kellogg Micah P
Kenkel Rob P
Ketchner Ryan P
Kibler Jonathan P
Kinsler Ian 2B
Kirkland Kody 3B
Kite Josh P
Konecny Daniel P
Kopp David P
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Krol Ian RP
Krol Noah P
LaLuna Michael P
Lamont Wade 1B
Larez Victor P
Laster Jeremy OF
Lee Joshua 1B
Lemon Marcus 2B
Lennerton Jordan 1B
Leyland Patrick C
Lindsey John 1B
Lobstein Kyle SP
Longley Drew C
Lontayo Alex P
Lorg Cale SS
Machado Dixon INF
Mahoney Collin P
Mantiply Joe P
Manus Michael P
Manzueta Jheyson P
Marte Jefry 3B
Martinez Francisco OF
Martinez Hector X. SS
Martinez J.D. OF
Martinez Victor DH
McBride Macay P
McCann James C
McGorty John 1B
McIntyre Nicolas 2B
McRae Aaron C
Meador James OF
Mears Chris SP
Melian Jackson OF
Meran Jorge C
Mercedes Melvin RP
Mesa Eliezer OF
Middleton Cory 3B
Miller Cole C
Monasterios Carlos P
Moody Nolan P
Morrison Mike P
Moya Steven OF
Murrian John C
Nardozzi Paul P
Nathan Joe RP
Nesbitt Angel P
Newton Jordan C
Nickerson Jonah SP
Nicolas Cesar 1B
Norfleet Matthew P
Nowlin Billy C
O'Brien Matthew P
Ostlund Ian P
Ott Louis SS
Palacios Wilsen P
Palma Ricardo P
Paulino Brenny RP
Pearson Kyle P
Peeples Jamaal OF
Pereira Anthony SS
Perez Ezequiel P
Perez Hernan SS
Perez Marcelo P
Perry Ryan SP
Peter Kyle OF
Peterson Adam P
Peterson Brian C
Piantek Kurtis 1B
Piccola Zach P
Pina Manny C
Pounds Bryan 3B
Price David SP
Prince Josh OF
Rainwater Josh P
Ramirez Hector X. SS
Ramirez Wilken 3B
Regas Kris P
Roberson Ryan 1B
Roberts Lionel 1B
Robertson Timothy P
Robowski Ryan P
Rochelle Kristopher C
Rodland Eric 2B
Rogers Brian RP
Rogers Joe P
Romine Andrew SS
Rondon Bruce RP
Ronz Kenon P
Rood Shawn SS
Ross Greg P
Royals Thomas P
Rush Eddie OF
Russo Kevin OF
Ryan Kyle SP
Samuels Zach P
Sanches Humberto P
Sanchez Anibal SP
Sanchez Eduardo RP
Sanchez Felix P
Santo Brian P
Satterwhite Cody RP
Schmack Brian RP
Schotts Austin SS
Simon Alfredo SP
Sleeth Kyle P
Smith Les OF
Sommer Luke OF
Sorensen Mark P
Soria Joakim RP
Speier Gabe P
Spring Daniel P
Startup Will RP
Steik Ricky P
Stein Keith OF
Stewart Jake OF
Stohr Tyler P
Stokes David P
Tata Jordan P
Taylor Londell OF
Thomas Devin X. C
Thornton Thomas P
Timm Brandon OF
Todd Jade P
Tomey Anthony RP
Torrealba Steve C
Torres Christopher C
Trzesniak Nick C
Tulk Robert OF
Turley Josh P
Tyner Jason OF
Valdez Ignacio OF
Valdez Jose RP
Vasquez Matt P
Vasquez Sendy P
VerHagen Drew P
Verlander Justin SP
Waddell Jason P
Wathan Derek INF
Weber Thad SP
Weber Tyler C
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Westlake Aaron 1B
White Christopher OF
Wilson Alex RP
Wilson Joshua 2B
Wood Austin P
Wyatt Brent SS
Young Stephen 2B
Zeid Josh RP
Zell Danny P
Zumaya Richard P

Ausmus Brad MAN
Avila Al TO
Belliard Rafael TO
Billmeyer Mick TO
Brookens Tom TO
Clark Dave TO
Dombrowski Dave GM
Durham Leon TO
Fields Bruce TO
Jones Jeff PC
Joyner Wally TO
Lamont Gene TO
Leyland Jim TO
Maroth Mike TO
Martin Matt TO
Newhan David TO
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