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Tigers | Rajai Davis in lineup

Sat, 02 May 2015 14:52:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis is back in the lineup for Saturday, May 2, against the Kansas City Royals. Davis will replace OF J.D. Martinez against right-hander Edinson Volquez.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting .300 early in the season and already has six stolen bases and 11 runs scored. Davis is a career .254-hitter against righties, but is hitting .286 early in the season. He's an excellent FantasyScore option, despite batting ninth in the order.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez not starting Saturday

Sat, 02 May 2015 12:41:46 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is not in the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, May 2. OF Rajai Davis will start in right field and DH Victor Martinez will bat in the fifth spot in the lineup, with C Alex Avila hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has six homers and 15 RBIs through 24 games but he is getting the day off because he is hitless in his last 10 at-bats and has struck out in 11 of his last 17 at-bats. Davis ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is batting .389 in his last five games and could be worth a low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

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


Tigers | Victor Martinez may not play 1B

Fri, 01 May 2015 15:43:53 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) may not play first base at all this season, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers are trying to manage Martinez's ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) surgically repaired left knee in the early going, although he played in 21 of the team's 23 games in April. He's expected to avoid a DL stint, too. If his knee improves over time, we're likely to see his numbers improve, as well. Until then, you should consider benching him in standard leagues and avoiding him at FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez not a DL candidate

Fri, 01 May 2015 11:18:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will not be put on the disabled list to allow his knee some rest, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus is seeing signs that Martinez's ailing left knee is improving this week. Martinez's early-season struggles are related to him not being able to push off his surgically repaired left knee. He's showed glimpses of power from both sides of the plate this week, and Ausmus doesn't think the knee is bothering him much anymore. "Just by watching him, I can tell (he's getting better)," Ausmus said. "I told him (Wednesday) after the game, he's really close to being where he was. But whenever he seems to square a ball up, it seems to get caught." Martinez is currently hitting .231 with no home runs and nine RBI in 21 games.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been a disappointment to his owners, but it should come as no surprise to most after he had surgery during spring training. If his knee improves over time, his numbers could be on the rise, but you'll want to avoid him, for now, at FantasyScore.

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


Tigers | Justin Verlander to have MRI

Fri, 01 May 2015 08:48:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will have an MRI next week, and the team will establish a revised timetable after the results are discovered.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander will probably need around a month to build up arm strength since it'll essentially be his spring training. Look for him sometime in June.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi


Tigers | Victor Martinez injury update

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:06:37 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez's (knee) knee irritation is in a different area than where he had his knee surgery (meniscus) in the offseason, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is playing through the injury, but he hasn't been producing at the level we've come to expect. Over his last 10 games, Martinez is 4-for-32 without an extra-base hit and just three runs and five RBI. Until he plays better avoid him in FantasyScore contests, and it isn't out of the question to bench him in mixed leagues.

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Tigers | Another MRI for Justin Verlander

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:30:15 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) played light toss again Thursday, April 30, and reported no discomfort, and he will have a third MRI in Chicago next week, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect anything from Verlander ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) for awhile. He is facing a long and arduous comeback from a triceps strain suffered in spring training, and Detroit doesn't appear to be in any hurry to bring him back anytime soon. Continue to stash Verlander in the majority of formats and check back for further updates on his recovery and return timeline.

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


Tigers | Alex Avila out again Thursday

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:22:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup again Thursday, April 30. C James McCann is starting and hitting eighth in the batting order against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting just .171 (7-for-41) with one home run and four RBI in April, and McCann ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) hit his first home run of his career (an inside-the-parker!) yesterday. Avila could likely use more rest over the course of the season, so it wouldn't be surprising to see McCann continue to take more starts away from Avila, at least against left-handers like today. McCann should be on the radar of owners in two-catcher or deep AL-only leagues.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan has surgery

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:12:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan is done for the year, and his career could also be over. Joakim Soria is the Tigers' ninth-inning stopper now, and he's been excellent ever since Nathan went down early in the season due to injury. Soria could easily become a top-10 closer in 2015.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony Fenech


Tigers | Shane Greene beat up again

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:25:16 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Shane Greene has given up 18 hits and 15 runs in his last two starts. Greene allowed nine hits and seven earned runs while walking none and striking out eight in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Regression to the mean continues for Greene ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) after he pitched out of his mind in the first couple starts of the season. His strikeout numbers aren't expected to be as high as what we saw Wednesday, either. However, he'll remain useful in the majority of fantasy baseball leagues, especially with a potent offense backing him. At FantasyScore, he's a matchup play.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera smashes two homers

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 16:18:39 -0700

Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera hit two of the team's four home runs in a win over the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 29. He went 3-for-5 in the game with two runs and four RBI, and he's now hitting .370 on the season with a .453 on-base percentage and .630 slugging percentage.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) is doing elite things yet again at the plate after many fantasy owners were skittish on him in the first round of drafts because of offseason surgery on his foot and ankle. He has silenced the doubters, and he'll continue to be a strong play at FantasyScore on a daily basis.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias resting

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:37:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 29, with INF Andrew Romine in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Romine ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) is not an option on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis returns

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:37:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) returned to the lineup Wednesday, April 29, hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($2,700, 5.4% of your cap) has hit just .241 in 29 career at-bats against Phil Hughes, but he's a low-end option on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis was available

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:17:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) was available off the bench Tuesday, April 28, against the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Tip: With Davis ($2,700; or 5.4% of cap) sidelined it was Anthony Gose ($2,200; 4.4% of cap) getting the nod in center field. Until Davis can return and prove his legs are 100 percent, as speed is his calling card, FantasyScore owners can avoid him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Chris Iott


Tigers | Justin Verlander cleared to throw

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:04:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) was cleared by trainer Kevin Rand to do light catch of 20 throws at 60 feet.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is facing a very slow and arduous comeback from a triceps strain suffered in spring training, and the Tigers don't appear rushed to bring him back anytime soon. Continue stashing him in a DL slot in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, but don't expect him back soon. It would be wise to avoid him when he returns for his season debut at FantasyScore.

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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
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
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
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
Wells Casper OF
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
Trammell Alan TO
Vizquel Omar TO

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