Which Tigers prospect could be close to callup?

May 24, 2018

Prospects remain the lifeblood of Major League teams, and it’s apparent in the American League Central with the White Sox, Royals and Tigers all in a rebuilding stage, while the contending Indians and Twins have prospects who are close to reaching the big leagues and could help down the stretch as they compete for the postseason. The division boasts 18 players ranked among MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects, including eight…

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Martin comes to ex-teammate Cano's defense

May 18, 2018

SEATTLE — Leonys Martin said he’s talked to Robinson Cano and that he believes in his friend and former teammate. Martin, the Tigers’ center fielder, says there’s no way the Mariners’ superstar second baseman masked performance-enhancing drugs with a diuretic Cano said was prescribed by a doctor in the Dominican Republic. Major League Baseball suspended Cano 80 games on Tuesday. View Full Game Coverage SEATTLE — Leonys Martin said he’s talked to…

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Tigers come up empty against Bauer in finale

May 16, 2018

DETROIT — The Tigers have made their brand this season by seemingly never being out of a game. The way Trevor Bauer pitched on Wednesday put them about as close to out of a game as they’ve been in a while. Hours after the Tigers erased a big deficit with a five-run seventh inning, John Hicks — who scored a run and drove in the go-ahead tally Tuesday — summed…

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Miggy taking safe course: 'I'm done playing hurt'

May 16, 2018

DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera likes to kid around, including when he talks to reporters. But a lot of times, he has a point to his playful jabs. So when he was asked about aggravating the back issues that plagued him last season, his answer had a playful tone, but also an edge to it. View Full Game Coverage “I went through that last year,” he said, “so I don’t want…

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Tigers rattle Tribe, Miller in go-ahead 5-run 7th

May 16, 2018

DETROIT — John Hicks came up to bat leading off the bottom of the seventh inning, trying to start a comeback with the Tigers down four runs. He hit the first pitch he saw from Dan Otero. As Hicks rounded first base on his single, he couldn’t have imagined that he would bat again that inning against the great Andrew Miller, taking pitches to drive in the go-ahead run without…

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Candelario won't need surgery, but lands on DL

May 15, 2018

DETROIT — As expected, Jeimer Candelario will not need surgery on his balky left wrist. But he will need a stint on the disabled list to rehab. Thus, the bright young third baseman became the fifth Tiger to go on the DL in the last week and a half, and the sixth overall. The Tigers are classifying Candelario’s injury as left wrist tendinitis. A precautionary MRI exam showed the root…

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Goodrum's 2 homers help Tigers solve Tribe

May 15, 2018

DETROIT — The Tigers hadn’t beaten the Indians in 11 tries since the night before last year’s All-Star break. They hadn’t beaten Carlos Carrasco since last April 16. They did both on Monday without the top four hitters from their regular lineup. Detroit didn’t have Miguel Cabrera, Leonys Martin, Nicholas Castellanos or Jeimer Candelario on Monday, but it had Niko Goodrum, whose two-homer, five-RBI game in Castellanos’ place helped the…

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Stewart makes Pipeline Team of the Week

May 14, 2018

MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible. Now well into the second month of the Minor League season, phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is showing no signs of slowing down at the plate. :: Complete prospect coverage :: Guerrero, MLB Pipeline’s No. 2 overall prospect,…

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