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Tigers | Early August return for J.D. Martinez

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:42:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (elbow) might be back in early August, general manager Al Avila said Saturday, July 23. Martinez is making his way back from a broken elbow.

Fantasy Tip: When healthy Martinez is a stud for fantasy owners, but it remains to be seen how effective he'll be early on in his return. A broken elbow is a serious injury and he might have quite a bit of rust.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann to rehab Sunday

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:41:40 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (neck) remains on track to make a minor-league rehab start Sunday, July 24, for Class AAA Toledo. General manager Al Avila said Zimmermann might need a second rehab start.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Zimmermann in all fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in a full start or two without any setbacks.

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Tigers | Daniel Norris roughed up in rehab

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:41:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Daniel Norris (oblique) allowed five earned runs and five hits over 4 2/3 innings in a minor-league rehab start for Class AAA Toledo Saturday, July 23. General manager Al Avila said if there are no setbacks Norris would join the team Monday, July 25, in Boston.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain what role Norris will fill, as he could move into the rotation spot of Anibal Sanchez or work in middle relief. Avoid him in all fantasy leagues until his role becomes clear.

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Tigers | Four hits for Miguel Cabrera

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:28:39 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera tied a season high with four hits, finishing 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, a run scored and a walk in a 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera has his average back up to .300, and while he is no longer an elite option, he is a still a must-start in all formats.

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Tigers | Tyler Collins back in the lineup

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:44:31 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Tyler Collins (neck) is starting in right field and batting seventh against Chicago White Sox SP Jacob Turner Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Collins has some upside in the potent Detroit lineup, but he's struggled thus far in 2016 with a 5-for-31 run at the dish. View Collins as a fringe starter in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues until J.D. Martinez returns from his elbow injury. And Collins isn't the worst option in daily contests among the low-priced fliers.

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Tigers | Jordan Zimmermann set for rehab start

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:45:49 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann (neck) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Thursday, July 21, and he will throw a rehab start Sunday, July 24, at Class AAA Toledo.

Fantasy Tip: As a previous tip suggested, keep Zimmermann stashed in all formats until he is ready, but exercise caution afterward because his recent ERA was close to 6.00.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Andrew Seligman


Tigers | J.D. Martinez takes BP

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:39:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (elbow) took batting practice for the first time since he broke his right elbow last month. The team has not scheduled a rehab stint for Martinez yet.

Fantasy Tip: Keep Martinez stashed on your bench in deeper AL and mixed leagues, as he may be close to a comeback.

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Tigers | Miguel Cabrera hits homer

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:20:45 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera hit his 19th home run of the season Thursday, July 21, in a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera's bat hasn't slowed down, but his power did. This marked Cabrera's first home run since June 29. It's either feast or famine with Cabrera, meaning he'll either give you a single or a homer when at-bat. Still, that's good enough to give Cabrera a spot in any league from daily to annual.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Andrew Seligman


Tigers | Ian Kinsler hits 20th homer

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:14:02 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler hit his 20th homer of the season Thursday, July 21, in a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Kinsler has four home runs and 11 hits total in his last seven games. He has been the traditional leadoff hitter for the Tigers, and Kinsler has set the table very well. Play him in all formats from daily to regular.

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Tigers | James McCann resting Thursday

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:53:21 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 21. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is behind the plate and is batting seventh against Chicago White Sox SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: Despite Shields evening out of late, he's prone to allowing the long ball, which makes Salty a consideration as a deep sleeper at catcher tonight in DFS games. Saltalamacchia is hitting just .201 on the season but does have nine home runs in 144 at-bats.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez eats first loss

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:10:26 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez suffered his first loss of the season Wednesday, July 20, against the Minnesota Twins. In a 1-1 tie, Rodriguez entered the ballgame in the ninth inning and proceeded to give up three runs (one earned), thanks to two home runs, in two-thirds of an inning. His record is now 1-1.

Fantasy Tip: There are many, many closers who, for whatever reason, manage to struggle whenever they're put into the ballgame in a non-save opportunity, and K-Rod is simply one of those pitchers. It was the same familiar scenario in this one, and miraculously, Rodriguez served up as many homers in the ninth inning as he did for the entire season over 33 2/3 total innings prior to today's contest. He'll be fine after this.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander keeps up strong work

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:04:20 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander was terrific in his outing Wednesday, July 20, versus the Minnesota Twins, but ended up with a no-decision for his efforts. The right-hander worked eight strong innings, surrendering only one run on two hits and two walks. He also recorded nine strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander deserved better here in terms of the outcome, but his counterpart today, Ervin Santana, was equally as effective. Nonetheless, that's now four starts in a row where the former AL Cy Young award winner has allowed two runs or less, while also registering 32 K's over that stretch. He's also 7-2 in his last nine decisions and should be plugged in regularly for most leagues whenever he's on the hill.

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Tigers | Tyler Collins scratched vs. Twins

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:48:17 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Tyler Collins (neck) was scratched because of neck spasms Wednesday, July 20. INF/OF Mike Aviles will start in right field against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Aviles to hit in the lower portion of the lineup, and he's a low-end fantasy option in all formats Wednesday. Make sure to remove Collins from all starting lineups.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias sitting vs. Minny

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:50:45 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. INF Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop and batting ninth against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Steady playing time in a strong lineup keeps Iglesias in the fold for cavernous mixed and AL-only owners, but his real value is as a cheap flier in daily contests when Detroit faces a southpaw. Igelsias owns a respectable .289/.351/.417 slash line against lefties. Romine is a desperation start in all fantasy settings Wednesday given his career .285 slugging percentage.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander rebounding nicely

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:20:02 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander has allowed just four earned runs over 19 2/3 innings over his past three outings since being knocked around for eight earned runs by the Cleveland Indians Sunday, June 26. Verlander is starting against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander has shown better of late and allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his past 13 outings for a 2.91 ERA over 89 2/3 innings with 97 punchouts during the stretch. View him as a solid mid-rotation hurler for your virtual team going forward and a viable option in daily contests Wednesday.

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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 OF
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
Manning Matt 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
Presley Alex OF
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
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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