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Tigers | James McCann returns to lineup

Sun, 29 May 2016 09:42:24 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann will bat eighth against Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill Sunday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: McCann is batting just .155 with one home run and eight RBI through 71 at-bats. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats for now.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez drives in two more

Sat, 28 May 2016 17:33:32 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in a 12-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 28, and he has seven RBI in his last six games.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez is healthy and currently hitting .341. He has limited position eligibility, but he is still worth owning in all formats.

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Tigers | Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:05:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will bat eighth and start behind the plate against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia is batting .294 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 51 at-bats on the road in 2016 but most of this damage was done during the first few weeks of the season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be fooled. He's hitting just .171 (6-for-35) with one home run and four RBI during the month of May and should be avoided in all formats Saturday.

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Tigers | Michael Fulmer has terrific start

Sat, 28 May 2016 06:01:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Oakland Athletics Friday, May 27, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He allowed three hits during the game, while striking out three batters and walking one.

Fantasy Tip: Fulmer has pitched at least seven innings in his last two starts and has allowed only one run during that span. He is scheduled to face the New York Yankees in his next start and could be a sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler productive at plate

Sat, 28 May 2016 05:45:44 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler went 3-for-5 against the Oakland Athletics Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler has recorded at least one hit in 10 of his last 11 games with five multi-hit games during that span. He should be in the starting lineup most days and is a solid starting option in all leagues.

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Tigers | Shane Greene's role is up in the air

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:18:17 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Shane Greene (finger) will "ideally" have another rehab start with Class AAA Toledo, but the organization is also considering whether Greene is better suited to start or pitch out of the bullpen, bench coach Gene Lamont said Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Greene has a 6.80 ERA and 5.6 K/9 through 98 innings over the past two seasons. At this point, he is a desperation own and start in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann throws from flat ground

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:05:27 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (groin) threw from flat ground on the field Friday, May 27, and he will throw a bullpen session Sunday, May 29, before the organization will determine if a stint on the disabled list is required.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann is 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over nine starts, but like it has been for most of his career, he isn't striking out many batters with just 40 punchouts through 60 2/3 innings. If he avoids the DL, you shouldn't fret starting him in yearly leagues, but he is probably a little too risky for daily contests. Check back for the official word on what's next for Zimmermann.

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Tigers | Justin Upton playing Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:00:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton (quadriceps) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting sixth against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has picked things up a bit from his dismal April, but he's still only hitting .225 (16-for-71) this month with no home runs and 28 strikeouts. We wouldn't blame you if you continue to bench him until he breaks out of this extended slump.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler back from illness

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:56:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler (illness) is back in the lineup in his customary leadoff spot against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, May 27. As a result, OF Cameron Maybin moves down to seventh in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler should immediately thrown back into all starting lineups. The leadoff man has excelled this year with a .306/.354/.519 slash line with 10 home runs, 24 RBI and four steals. Maybin takes a bit of a daily hit but has been remarkable since he returned from the DL. Keep him in your lineups.

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Tigers | Matt Boyd starting vs. Oakland Saturday

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:34:48 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd will be officially recalled from Class AAA Toledo before starting the against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Through 12 career starts, Boyd has a 7.46 ERA and 6.8 K/9. Those numbers don't play in any fantasy format, and he should be considered a desperation add in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. He has pitched well for Toledo, though, and boasts a 2.06 ERA with 41 punchouts through 48 innings, so there is some upside.

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Tigers | Anibal Sanchez struggles again Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2016 17:07:34 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez (3-6) allowed six runs (three earned) on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and five strikeouts. It marked the fifth consecutive start where he has given up at least four runs.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez should be avoided in all formats due to his recent struggles, although his ERA actually dropped from 6.23 to 6.04 because three of the runs he allowed Wednesday were unearned. He is slated to make his next start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, May 31.

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Tigers | Justin Upton out again

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:13:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton (quadriceps) is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25, with OF Steven Moya hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Moya has cooled after a strong start, and he's hitting .276 with two RBI this season. Aaron Nola has been great, but Moya is a sneaky low-end flyer in this potent offense.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler out again Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2016 07:21:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler (illness) is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25, with OF Cameron Maybin leading off. 2B Mike Aviles is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Maybin is 16-for-28 (.571) with a homer, five RBI and four steals to start his season. Aaron Nola is a tough matchup, but Maybin is a daily consideration at this juncture. Aviles is hitting .139 and has struck out 13 times in 36 at-bats. He's not worth consideration today.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander brilliant vs. Phillies

Tue, 24 May 2016 21:14:57 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander evened up his record to 4-4 on the year after beating the Philadelphia Phillies in his start Tuesday, May 24. He tossed eight shutout innings, scattering only three hits and two walks while tying a season high with 10 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: This was pretty much vintage Verlander on display, as the former MVP and Cy Young winner contributed his best outing of the campaign. It was also the second straight start that Verlander struck out 10, and he's now gone seven innings or more in four consecutive outings, yielding just four combined runs over that span. As a result, the right-hander is a must-start pitcher right now.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann to throw Friday

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:07:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (groin) plans to try some long toss Friday, May 27, and he could throw off a mound Sunday, May 29. After that, the Tigers will decide to either put him on the disabled list or start him against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann has been one of the better free-agent pitching acquisitions from last offseason. He's 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in nine starts. A lack of strikeouts (5.9 K/9) has been the knock on him, though, and regression could be in store as the summer months approach. However, if he avoids the DL and starts against the Angels, he'd be a fine play everywhere.

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Detroit Tigers Player News

Aguasvivas Juaner 1B
Ahearne Pat P
Airoso Kurt OF
Alvarado Carlos P
Alvino Billy C
Amezquita Octavio SS
Andujar Billis P
Ardoin Kevin P
Augenstein Bryan RP
Averill Erik P
Avery James P
Aviles Mike 3B
Baez William P
Baldwin Ancil P
Bale John P
Barnes Justin C
Baxter Jake P
Beattie Eric P
Bell Chad P
Benitez Gabe P
Bernard Wynton OF
Berry Vincent OF
Borchering Bobby 3B
Bortnick Tyler 2B
Bouchie Andy C
Bourquin Ronnie 3B
Bowen Joe C
Boyd Matt SP
Brackman Mark P
Britton Drake SP
Brown Curtis OF
Bumstead Nathan P
Burrows Beau P
Cabrera Miguel 1B
Cain Nolan P
Carmosino Dominic P
Cassavechia Nick P
Castellanos Nick 3B
Castillo Lendy P
Cervenak Mike 3B
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
Crotta Michael RP
Cruz Jordan OF
Cruz Nelson R. RP
Davis Brad C
De La Vara Gilbert P
DeLucia Dan P
Diaz Alvaro OF
Diaz Argenis SS
Dlugach Brent SS
Douglas Brandon INF
Drucker Scot P
Dubee Michael P
Duffey Jack P
Durham Lance 1B
Dyer Shane SP
Eaves Kody 2B
Eichhorn Kevin P
Encarnacion Jose P
Escobar Elys C
Farmer Buck SP
Faulk Kenny P
Feeney Trevor P
Fernandez Anthony SP
Finefrock Sean P
Finigan P.J. P
Ford Jacob 3B
Foster Jordan OF
Fraser Loren P
Fulmer Michael SP
Gagnier Drew P
Garcia Ramon P
Gaynor Wade 3B
Gentzler Daniel P
Gerbe Jeff P
Gibson Tyler OF
Gilman Steven P
Gonzalez Alberto INF
Gonzalez Eduardo P
Gonzalez Enrique P
Gose Anthony OF
Graham Andrew C
Graham Jason P
Green Austin P
Green Dean 1B
Greene Shane SP
Greiner Grayson P
Grosse Mike 2B
Guilmet Preston RP
Gulliver James SS
Guzman Agustin 2B
Hahn Jeffrey P
Hanzawa Troy SS
Hardy Blaine RP
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
Hicks John C
Hill Derek OF
Hill Shawn SP
Hodge Kevin P
Homer Christopher P
Huddleston Robert C
Huffman Chad OF
Iglesias Jose SS
Inglin Jeff OF
Jacobsen Tyler P
Jaime Carmelo 2B
James Mike RP
Jaye Myles P
Johnson Gabe C
Johnson Mark J. P
Jones Brandon OF
Jones JaCoby SS
Kalita Tim P
Karnuth Jason P
Kellogg Micah P
Kenkel Rob P
Kensing Logan RP
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 Noah P
Labourt Jairo P
Laffita Leonardo SS
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
Longley Drew C
Lontayo Alex P
Lorg Cale SS
Lowe Mark RP
Machado Dixon SS
Mahoney Collin P
Mantiply Joe P
Manus Michael P
Manzueta Jheyson P
Martinez Francisco OF
Martinez Hector X. SS
Martinez J.D. OF
Martinez Victor 1B
Maybin Cameron OF
McBride Macay P
McCann James C
McGehee Casey 3B
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
Nesbitt Angel P
Newton Jordan C
Nickerson Jonah SP
Nicolas Cesar 1B
Norfleet Matthew P
Norris Daniel SP
Nowlin Billy C
O'Brien Matthew P
Ostlund Ian P
Ott Louis SS
Palacios Wilsen P
Palma Ricardo P
Paredes Willy P
Parnell Bobby RP
Paulino Brenny RP
Pearson Kyle P
Peeples Jamaal OF
Pelfrey Mike SP
Pereira Anthony SS
Perez Ezequiel P
Perez Marcelo P
Peter Kyle OF
Peterson Adam P
Peterson Brian C
Piantek Kurtis 1B
Piccola Zach P
Pounds Bryan 3B
Quintero Humberto C
Rainwater Josh P
Ramirez Hector X. SS
Ramirez Wilken 3B
Regas Kris P
Roberson Ryan 1B
Roberts Lionel 1B
Robertson Timothy P
Robinson Trayvon OF
Robowski Ryan P
Rochelle Kristopher C
Rodland Eric 2B
Rodriguez Francisco RP
Rogers Brian RP
Rogers Joe P
Romine Andrew SS
Rondon Bruce RP
Ronz Kenon P
Rood Shawn SS
Royals Thomas P
Rush Eddie OF
Russo Kevin OF
Ryan Kyle SP
Saltalamacchia Jarrod C
Samuels Zach P
Sanches Humberto P
Sanchez Anibal SP
Sanchez Eduardo RP
Sanchez Felix P
Santo Brian P
Saupold Warwick P
Schmack Brian RP
Schotts Austin SS
Sleeth Kyle P
Smith Les OF
Sommer Luke OF
Sorensen Mark P
Spring Daniel P
Startup Will RP
Steik Ricky P
Stein Keith OF
Stewart Christin 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
Upton Justin OF
Valdespin Jordany 2B
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 Justin RP
Wood Austin P
Wyatt Brent SS
Young Stephen 2B
Zell Danny P
Zimmermann Jordan SP
Zumaya Richard P

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Avila Al GM
Belliard Rafael TO
Billmeyer Mick TO
Brookens Tom TO
Clark Dave TO
Dubee Rich PC
Durham Leon TO
Fields Bruce TO
Joyner Wally TO
Lamont Gene TO
Leyland Jim TO
Littlefield Dave TO
Maroth Mike TO
Martin Matt TO
Newhan David TO
Trammell Alan TO
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