Detroit Tigers news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 21:48:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wait until Davis ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) can make it through a full game without any lingering effects of his injury before trusting him in FantasyScore again.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:56:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) will likely platoon with Jarrod Dyson ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) in right field with Alex Rios (illness) on the shelf with chickenpox. Gomes has fared well against southpaws this season with a .453 slugging percentage. Still, he is more of a flier than a target at FantasyScore Wednesday.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:05:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Gordon ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) Wednesday, and don't be surprised if he receives a few extra days of rest while working his way back from his groin injury. Orlando ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) checks out as a low-priced flier at FantasyScore Wednesday.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:58:44 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 2. 3B Cheslor Cuthbert is starting at third base and batting eighth against Detroit Tigers SP Randy Wolf Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Moustakas ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Wednesday. He is currently heating up with a .333/.387/.684 slash line, four home runs and 16 RBI over his past 15 games and is expected to return soon. Cuthbert is nothing more than a dice roll for daily contests Wednesday.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:53:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Avila ($3,300,6.6% of cap) is having a disappointing season with a .178 batting average, and he is nothing more than a desperation option in AL-only, cavernous mixed and two-catcher formats. FantasyScore players can fade him without worry. McCann ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is currently struggling, too, as he has .194/.237/.292 slash line over his past 19 games.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:52:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is the second time in three days Gose ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is in the leadoff spot. The Tigers usually put him here for speed purposes. Gose does hit .273 against Cueto, however, so this is worth watching on FantasyScore.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:15:32 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison Saturday, Aug. 29. OF Rajai Davis will start in left field and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup for the next game. Davis ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting only .157 this month and is not the best option for owners on FantasyScore.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:38:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Russell ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is playing through a nagging hamstring injury, and he has stopped catching R.A. Dickey of late. Seasonal owners wouldn't be out of the question to consider an upgrade, as Martin is batting .111 with just three runs, three RBI and no extra-base hits in August. Thole ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) has a .216/.292/.266 slash line through 122 games with the Blue Jays over the past three seasons, and he is nothing but a desperation flier at FantasyScore Friday.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:28:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Colabello ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has been drawing into the lineup against lefties with Justin Smoak ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) relegating to the bench. While Colabello stands as a solid FantayScore option Friday, he isn't cheap, so he carries a little more risk than your typical platoon player. He owns a .324/.377/.563 slash line against lefties this season.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:57:00 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Shane Greene (shoulder) underwent season-ending surgery Thursday, Aug. 27, in Dallas, to repair a weakened blood vessel in his right shoulder which caused numbness in his pitching hand by pressing against a nerve.
Fantasy Tip: Greene is expected to be able to do his normal offseason conditioning program and should be ready for spring training. You can drop him in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:31:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wolf ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has pitched well enough to win in both of his starts but has no victories to show for it. He will make his next start against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:26:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) kills left-handed pitching, and he has a monster average and power numbers at home in cavernous Comerica Park. He has hit safely in 11 straight games going 17-for-46 (.370) with two homers, 10 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:25:27 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer Wednesday, Aug. 26, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. His 34 homers are the most by a Tigers player, other than 1B Miguel Cabrera, since the team moved to Comerica Park in 2000.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has emerged as a quality FantasyScore option this season due to his power potential. He has three straight multi-hit games, posting at least one double in each of the outings while hitting two homers with six RBIs.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:24:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Verlander's ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) outing was, by far, his best of the season. He faced just one batter over the minimum. It was his seventh shutout, and first in over three years. FantasyScore players should be encouraged by Verlander's performance, especially against a quality offense, but give him at least one more start to prove he has turned it around before trusting him again.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:24:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castellanos ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) strikes again, at least against left-handed pitching. He has four homers and 12 RBIs over his past nine games. He entered the game hitting .351 (33-for-94) with three doubles, two triples, four homers and 19 RBIs with a .963 OPS against southpaws, so keep that in mind when setting FantasyScore lineups in future games.
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