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Tigers | Yoenis Cespedes scratched from lineup

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:46:58 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes (back) was scratched from the starting lineup for the spring training game Thursday, March 5, because of back tightness.

Fantasy Tip: The injury does not appear to be serious, but Cespedes could sit out a few days to allow the injury to heal. Cespedes has joined a powerful Tigers lineup and should hit near the middle of the lineup. Owners can consider selecting Cespedes in the early middle rounds of mixed league drafts.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera close to running outside

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:07:37 -0800

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle) is close to progressing to running outside. He's running on an anti-gravity treadmill at 72% weight. Once he gets to 80%, he'll be ready for outside running.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera has been one of the first picks in most fantasy drafts the last few years, but age and wear and tear could drop him to the middle of the first round. That would be a nice gift for those picking 5-7.

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Tigers | Joel Hanrahan out for season

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:34:22 -0800

Detroit Tigers RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) will have his second Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and likely miss the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Hanrahan was worth a speculative flyer because of how bad the Tigers bullpen has been and how good he was in the past. This news obviously makes that a moot point.

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Tigers | Alex Avila out temporarily

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:54:34 -0800

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is out of the lineup temporarily, as his wife is due to give birth to the couple's second child. Avila will miss a few games but plans to return by Saturday, March 7.

Fantasy Tip: This is not a health-related bit of news for Avila, whose fantasy value is still weaker due to recent concussion issues. He has a new mask this season which should help matters, but right now Avila is worth only a mid-round pick at best.

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Tigers | Nick Castellanos hurt

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:30:40 -0800

Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos (hand) left the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, March 3, with a left hand contusion. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: Castellanos should be all right as spring training goes on, and he should be drafted in later rounds of most AL and mixed leagues depending on the amount of playing time he gets.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez on track

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:59:28 -0800

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) appears to be on track to be ready for opening day. He took 50 total swings off a tee Monday, March 2, and he picked up the intensity while running on an anti-gravity treadmill. Martinez hasn't suffered from any additional swelling in his knee, and he hopes to return to game action and receive a decent amount of at-bats this spring. "You know what, in my whole career, I always take from 50 to 70," Martinez said, "but I'm the kind of guy I need a lot of repetitions to get going. We'll see. I think maybe two weeks playing maybe every day, it'll get me to that point."

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers are unlikely to rush V-Mart this spring, so there's still a realistic chance that he won't be ready when the regular season begins. There's also the reality that he may get off to a slow start in April if he isn't in top game shape. Consider these things while drafting Martinez, but he still remains a fine first base selection aside from his age and injury concerns.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias returns to field

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:55:13 -0800

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) played in a game for the first time this year Monday, March 2, and he said he felt great. He had just one at-bat in an inning in the exhibition game after missing all of last year with stress fractures in both of his legs. Iglesias said he hasn't had any soreness in his legs this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Iglesias offers very little with his bat for fantasy baseball owners. He's a defensive-first player for the Tigers, and he should only be looked at in deep AL-only formats.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera takes BP

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:49:58 -0800

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle, foot) took batting practice on the field for the first time this spring Monday, March 2, and said he felt good.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera remains an elite MLB hitter despite some injury concerns as he ages. He might not even end up missing time at all, so unless he suffers some sort of setback in camp, expect him to come off the board in the middle to end of the first round of fantasy baseball drafts.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez works out Monday

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:17:07 -0800

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) ran on an anti-gravity treadmill Monday, March 2, and took 30 swings off a tee from both sides of the plate.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart could be ready by opening day, depending on how his knee responds to workouts this spring. He dodged a bullet with his knee injury, and he should remain a fine first base target in the middle rounds of standard 12-team leagues. Be prepared for a slow start to the season, though, as he gets his legs underneath him.

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Tigers | Yoenis Cespedes wants to stay in DET

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 04:53:56 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes told media he would love to stay in Detroit for the long term, saying "this is a good team now and will be for a lot of years to come."

Fantasy Tip: The window on a World Series may be closing soon, but Cespedes is correct for the most part. Depending on how Comerica Park's dimensions affect his bat Cespedes' value could increase a bit, but he is still a solid pick in most AL and mixed leagues. Also keep in mind he played several years in Oakland, long considered a pitcher's park.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera does some running

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:29:49 -0800

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle, foot) ran on a treadmill Saturday, Feb. 28, and is feeling better, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera still has several weeks to prepare for the regular season, so owners should monitor his progress during spring training. He should be an option in the first round of fantasy drafts if he does not suffer any setbacks.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez to report Monday

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:36:25 -0800

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will report to spring training Monday, March 2, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus said Martinez may be able to swing a bat when he reports and could hit some soft toss.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez is working his way back from knee surgery, and it looks like he may be ready for the start of the season. Owners should monitor his progress during spring training to see if he suffers any setbacks. Martinez should be a solid option for owners in mixed leagues, but they should lower their expectations since he could struggle early in the season if he does not receive many at bats this spring.

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Tigers | Alex Avila has sore back

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:35:38 -0800

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (back) is dealing with a sore back and didn't participate in workouts Friday, Feb. 27, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Avila is day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: Avila doesn't stand out in any one category, and his nagging injuries are unattractive. As the starter in Detroit, he mainly helps as a second catcher that's guaranteed consistent playing time when he's healthy in two-catcher formats.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan feels good about arm slot

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:34:38 -0800

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan lowered him arm slot in the second half of last season. He dropped his ERA from 6.37 in April, May and June to 3.18 in July, August and September. Nathan has worked on the lower arm-slot delivery all winter, and he says,"it's allowed me to come into camp more comfortable in that slot." In addition to being comfortable with his delivery, Nathan reports his offseason work with a personal trainer has "changed my body composition a lot." Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says he's convinced Nathan's troubles last year were "more of an aberration and less about the aging process."

Fantasy Tip: Nathan's leash will be shorter as the Tigers closer with the presence of former Royals and Rangers closer Joakim Soria in the bullpen. That said, Nathan's role as the closer keeps him in the lower-tier among saves options entering this season. Gamers that draft Nathan would be wise to keep an eye on his spring results with his lower arm slot and new diet, and selecting Soria as a handcuff might be worthwhile as well.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander feels stronger

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:51:55 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdomen) underwent surgery on both sides of his groin and abdomen prior to last season, and he told's Jayson Stark he's loosening up quicker this year than last. "The other day," Verlander stated, "I threw like 50 pitches in the bullpen, and sat down and cooled off. And after 15 minutes, it felt like I could throw again, and I could get loose pretty quick, whereas last year, I mean, every inning was a grind, trying to just get my arm working again. You know, it would take me 10 pitches into the inning to feel like I was loose. Which isn't fun." Verlander's body healed properly from the procedure last year, but he was too stiff to rotate his core and hips.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander had a down year in 2014 after delivering ace production for most of his career. His added weight, 28 pounds according to Verlander, has been a subject of discussion lately. His weight gain, coupled with news he's feeling healthier this offseason, will likely provide drafters optimism to gamble on in the middle rounds for a rebound.

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Detroit Tigers Player News

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
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
Krizan Jason OF
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
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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
Putkonen Luke RP
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
Schlereth Daniel 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
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Torres Christopher C
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Tulk Robert OF
Turley Josh P
Tyner Jason OF
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Vasquez Sendy P
VerHagen Drew P
Verlander Justin SP
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Weber Tyler C
Wells Casper OF
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White Christopher OF
Wilson Alex RP
Wilson Joshua 2B
Wood Austin P
Wyatt Brent SS
Young Stephen 2B
Zeid Josh RP
Zell Danny P
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Avila Al TO
Belliard Rafael TO
Billmeyer Mick TO
Brookens Tom TO
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Durham Leon TO
Fields Bruce TO
Jones Jeff PC
Joyner Wally TO
Lamont Gene TO
Leyland Jim TO
Maroth Mike TO
Martin Matt TO
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