Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 11:02 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 The final month of the Detroit Tigers’ season is upon us, and clubhouse manager Jim Schmakel’s job is going to get a little tougher: September call-ups are on the horizon. While the team has yet to officially announce which players are coming up — except left-handed starter Daniel Norris, who is scheduled to start on Saturday against the Yankees — there is some writing on the wall. The timing of those call-ups will likely depend on Triple-A Toledo’s postseason fate. Entering play on Friday night, the Mud Hens were a half game out of an International League Wild Card spot. Here are some predictions as to who the Tigers will call up this month, and a few who are there: More: Detroit Tigers mailbag: What's next for Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris? Daniel Norris, LHP Norris has worked his way back from left groin surgery, making four minor-league starts before … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers could call up these six players in September
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Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 12:51 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 Mike Fiers was just waiting for the opportunity. He had already texted the group chat when J.D. Martinez, a long-time friend and former teammate at Nova Southeastern University, was not in the Red Sox lineup for Saturday’s game against the Tigers. The group chat — with Fiers and Martinez and other friends from South Florida — always gets a bit livelier on these days, in which they’re scheduled to face each other. “We had been talking about that all year,” he said. Martinez, the former Tiger, was out of the lineup one night after making a running catch into the right field wall. And so when Fiers was asked about his more lively fastball during six-plus shutout innings against, he pounced. “Maybe I was just mad that J.D. wasn’t in there,” he said. “He ducked me today. … I think he told (Red Sox manager Alex) Cora to get a day off … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers’ Mike Fiers on friend J.D. Martinez: ‘He ducked me’
George Sipple Detroit Free Press Published 3:44 p.m. UTC Jun 29, 2018 Detroit Tigers right-handed pitching prospect Alex Faedo took the latest questions about his velocity dip in stride. He said he was asked similar questions early in 2017 as a junior at Florida, before being named Most Outstanding Player of the College World Series. Faedo patiently answered queries about his low-90s fastball on June 22 in Erie, Pa. "I don't think velocity tells it all," Faedo said. "If you really watch baseball, some guys throw 100 miles an hour and people still turn on it all the time. I think fastballs play different." Nobody in the Tigers' front office seems concerned that Faedo is at 90-92 with his fastball and is 3-4 miles per hour off what he was throwing last season. He is commanding his pitches — fastball, slider, changeup — and recently earned the promotion to Double-A. “I’ve never been a guy that sat … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers Alex Faedo focused on improving, not velocity, in Erie
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Detroit Tigers could be in first place by Wednesday night. Wait, what? The Detroit Tigers could be back in first place this late in the season for the first time since May 16, 2015, if things go right the next few days. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press Published 12:24 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 12:41 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE There are seven teams on pace to lose 100 games this Major League Baseball season. The Tigers, much to the surprise of many, aren't one of those teams. At least not yet. In fact, if things fall right … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers could be in first place by Wednesday night. Wait, what?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Could Detroit Tigers take a chance on Matt Harvey? After the New York Mets released Matt Harvey, could the pitcher end up in Detroit? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press Published 6:56 p.m. ET May 5, 2018 CLOSE Mets general manager Sandy Alderson discusses the decision to designate Matt Harvey for assignment. Chris Iseman, Staff Writer, @chrisiseman CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Could Matt Harvey’s next destination be Detroit? After the Mets designated the former All-Star for assignment on Friday afternoon following … [Read more...] about Could Detroit Tigers take a chance on Matt Harvey?