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Tigers | Joakim Soria blows first save

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:46:19 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joakim Soria blew his first save of the season against the Houston Astros Thursday, May 21. He allowed one hit and an earned run while throwing 13 pitches. His ERA now stands at 1.42 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: Soria still remains one of the most valuable closers in the game despite his first blown save of the year. He's not striking out a ton, but he has a firm grasp on the ninth-inning job with Joe Nathan done for the year.

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Tigers | David Price fans 12 in no-decision

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:38:47 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price gave up three runs (two earned) and struck out 12 in 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Houston Astros Thursday, May 21. He allowed five hits in the outing and walked just one hitter while throwing 69 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Price ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) was certainly worth his cost at FantasyScore against the Astros, who came into the game ranked second in the league in strikeouts. The veteran left-hander has had some shaky outings this year, but he should be fine in the long run, and this start today confirms that.

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Astros | Jason Castro sitting vs. Tigers

Thu, 21 May 2015 07:46:56 -0700

Houston Astros C Jason Castro is not in the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 21. C Hank Conger is starting behind the plate and batting eighth Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has struggled mightily this season, but he has hit three home runs over his past seven games, so maybe an uptick in production is coming. Make sure to avoid him in all fantasy formats Thursday. Conger ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) doesn't warrant attention in any fantasy formats, as he is just 5-for-32 this season.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis draws back into lineup

Thu, 21 May 2015 07:12:05 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis is batting seventh and playing right field against the Houston Astros Thursday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is an upside source of cap relief for FantasyScore players. His speed helps him stretch out extra-base hits and swipe bases. He has performed well when given the opportunity this season, too, as he sports a .275 average with 18 runs, eight extra-base hits and nine stolen bases over 80 at-bats.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias not in the starting lineup

Thu, 21 May 2015 07:06:53 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Thursday, May 21. SS Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Iglesias ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Thursday. It is likely a routine day off on getaway day, as Igelsias missed time earlier in the month with a groin injury. Romine ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation flier for FantasyScore contests Thursday.

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Tigers | Nick Castellanos drives in four

Wed, 20 May 2015 19:29:57 -0700

Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos went 2-for-4 with four RBI against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Castellanos ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has picked up at least one hit in seven of his last nine games and has picked up six RBI in that span. Castellanos could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider, but owners should be able to find a better option most nights.

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Tigers | Tyler Collins the DH Wednesday

Wed, 20 May 2015 11:19:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Tyler Collins is serving as the designated hitter and hitting sixth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse Wednesday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Collins will be a bottom-of-the-barrel option at FantasyScore for the time being, and he could see occasional starts in the outfield and DH with Victor Martinez (knee) on the DL.

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Tigers | Anibal Sanchez has short outing

Tue, 19 May 2015 20:31:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez allowed seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has struggled at times this season and currently has a 5.60 ERA. Sanchez will face the Houston Astros in his next start and could be a risky option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander to throw Friday

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:54:54 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will throw another bullpen session Friday, May 22, and he will get up and down during the workout, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) could move to a simulated game if everything goes well Friday, and he'll likely need a rehab start or two before coming off the DL. The Tigers aren't rushing him back, and you shouldn't feel compelled to rush him into your FantasyScore lineups when he's back in the bigs, either.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez received shot

Tue, 19 May 2015 13:33:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (knee) received a cortisone shot in his left knee last Thursday, according to manager Brad Ausmus. The team does not want Martinez to pick up a bat for a week.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has no timetable for a return, and it's likely he'll need more than the allotted 15 days on the DL. You should be hesitant in using him at FantasyScore when he returns until we see signs that his swing and health are back to 100%.

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

Tigers | Tyler Collins bats sixth

Tue, 19 May 2015 12:25:16 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Tyler Collins is in the lineup Tuesday, May 19, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Collins is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Collins, who normally plays outfield, is serving as the designated hitter and J.D. Martinez ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is in right field. Collins may see some playing time in Martinez's absence, so watch and see what he does.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez officially on DL

Tue, 19 May 2015 11:14:59 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: After hitting .335 with a career-high 32 home runs and 103 RBI in 2014, Martinez's ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) 2015 season is on the way to being a bust for his fantasy owners. He has just one home run and is hitting .216 (24-for-111) after undergoing left knee surgery this spring. He hasn't bounced back and has had a lack of power as a result. There's a good chance he'll need more than the 15 days on the DL to rest. In his absence, Rajai Davis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) figures to see more playing time as the designated hitter. He's useful at FantasyScore for his speed on the base paths.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez heading to DL?

Tue, 19 May 2015 09:40:35 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (knee) could be on his way to the disabled list after the team recalled OF Tyler Collins from Class AAA Toledo (Ohio) Tuesday, May 19. Collins was hitting .248 with no home runs and nine RBI in 32 games with the Mud Hens, and he was the final cut from the opening day roster. Martinez has been fighting through soreness in his twice surgically-repaired left knee all year. He tweaked his knee again Monday, May 18, and went 0-for-4 to extend his hitless streak to 13 at-bats. Martinez is hitting .141 with one extra-base hit in 85 at-bats against right-handed pitchers, and he refuses to hit right-handed against righties.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) came up gimpy trying to beat out a double play in Monday night's game. His knee ailment is likely the main culprit for his slow start and lack of thump at the plate. Hopefully for his owners, a break and some rest will do him good, but this could very well be a lost season for the veteran switch hitter. If Martinez needs a DL stint, it'll raise the value of Rajai Davis ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), who has mainly been starting against left-handed pitchers.

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

Tigers | Victor Martinez struggling

Mon, 18 May 2015 20:41:57 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is hitting only .216 this season but is not making any excuses. "If I'm playing, it's because I'm able to go out there and put good swings and good at-bats," Martinez said. "Like I said before, it's not excuse, the knee or anything like that."

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) appears to be limited by his knee but is still trying to play. He has only three hits in his last seven games. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid using Martinez until he produces more at the plate.

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Tigers | Alex Avila started rehab work

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:18:58 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) started his rehab work Monday, May 18, as he tries to strengthen his left knee. Avila doesn't have a timetable for his return, but he hopes to know more later this week.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) warrants occasional FantasyScore consideration as a regular member of the Tigers powerful lineup. In just 74 plate appearances, Avila had 10 runs scored and eight RBI. James McCann ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) will continue to be the Tigers regular catcher until Avila is able to return.

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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
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Beattie Eric P
Belfiore Mike RP
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Bernard Wynton OF
Berry Vincent OF
Borchering Bobby 3B
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Bowen Joe C
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Cabrera Miguel 1B
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Carmosino Dominic P
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Castellanos Nick 3B
Cervenak Mike 3B
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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
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DeLucia Dan P
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Douglas Brandon INF
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Dyer Shane SP
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Escobar Elys C
Farmer Buck P
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Fields Daniel SS
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Gerbe Jeff P
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Green Austin P
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Greene Shane SP
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James Mike RP
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Martinez Francisco OF
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Price David SP
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