Detroit Tigers news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 04 May 2015 14:47:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is hoping he can resume throwing if his tests reveal positive results tomorrow. Either way, a return isn't right around the corner for Verlander, and he's not worth holding in shallow mixed leagues at this point. The longer he takes to return, the more value Kyle Lobstein ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) will have in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 03 May 2015 19:20:05 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez picked up his sixth career win in eight starts against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 3, allowing four hits and three runs in 7 1/3 innings while striking out four.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) entered the game with a 1.07 ERA in his previous seven starts against Kansas City, and he didn't disappoint. Although he has struggled overall out of the gate in 2015, Sanchez is still a must-start at FantasyScore whenever he takes the hill against the Royals.
Sun, 03 May 2015 15:19:34 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (groin) left the game Sunday, May 3, against the Kansas City Royals with tightness in his left groin. He is listed as day-to-day. Andrew Romine replaced him in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Iglesias ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has been healthier this season but still has trouble avoiding the injury bug. Keep him out of your lineup for a few days until he's healthy. Romine ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) doesn't have a lot of fantasy value.
Sun, 03 May 2015 05:23:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is a noteworthy accomplishment for two reasons. First, Price ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) was shelled for eight earned runs, 10 hits and three walks over just 2 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees in his last outing, and the Royals pace the league in runs against left-handed pitchers this season. There may be another hiccup along the way, but Price is one of the rare pitchers who is in consideration for FantasyScore players whenever he takes the mound.
Sat, 02 May 2015 14:52:11 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:43:53 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 01 May 2015 08:48:06 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:06:37 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:22:07 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:12:07 -0700
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.
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.
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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