Tyler J. Davis   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers’ Tyler Alexander ‘felt good’ in spring training debut Detroit Tigers left-hander Tyler Alexander talks Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, about his first Grapefruit League game. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees  When: 1:05 p.m. Where: George
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Time: 1:05 p.m.Place: George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla.Media: MLB.TV (Yankees’ feed), Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Kyle Funkhouser vs. LHP Gerrit Cole Pitching lineup today in Tampa:Kyle FunkhouserGreg SotoBeau BurrowsZack Hess–Also available, Ethan DeCaster, Jason Foley, Andrew Moore, Wladimir Pinto, Logan Shore — Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) March 1, 2021 Yankees lineup today vs. the
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For many prospects, the cancelled 2020 minor league season was a lost year of development that could have major negative career implications. Minor league contraction may force some aggressive promotions, while the levels of access to quality training have varied wildly from player to player with MLB’s developmental pipeline shut down for much of the
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Evan Petzold   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera: ‘I can’t wait to be at first (base) again’ Detroit Tigers veteran Miguel Cabrera talks Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, about his spring training with a new coaching staff. Detroit Tigers TAMPA, Fla. — Detroit Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson is gearing
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Welcome to March, and welcome to the next step in the trudge toward opening day. We have baseball to watch. It’s starting pitchers going one inning and hitters getting a couple at bats before dudes whose names we don’t know get subbed in, but it’s baseball. In the first of such games, the Tigers swapped
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Jeff Seidel | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — There were no more creepy cardboard cutouts in the stands, and no more fake crowd noise. Thank goodness. Jim McGuire, an actual real human being, watched the Detroit Tigers in person on Sunday afternoon on a beautiful, sun-splashed, 88-degree afternoon. “This is bizarre,” McGuire said before the Tigers
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — Manager AJ Hinch penciled in his lineup for the Detroit Tigers‘ spring training opener, but he wouldn’t make it public until Sunday morning — just hours before Grapefruit League competition started at 1:05 p.m. against the Philadelphia Phillies at Joker Marchant Stadium. Let the games begin. Sunday’s opener only lasted seven
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One of the best things about baseball is that it’s always just one chapter in a larger story. One season is a smaller bit of a whole career, with ebbs and flows and highs and lows. And if you’re a fan of a particular team, that story is ongoing and endless. The players, the managers,
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The Tigers announced the signing of right-hander Drew Hutchison to a minor-league contract.  MLive.com’s Evan Woodbery (Twitter link) first reported the news yesterday.  Hutchison will not report to Major League Spring Training, but he’ll give the Tigers an experienced arm to stash in Triple-A Toledo. Hutchison spent the 2020 season in independent ball, after pitching for
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — Derek Holland‘s fastball read 95 mph on the scoreboard Sunday at Joker Marchant Stadium. “That baby was cooking today,” Holland said after the Detroit Tigers’ 10-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. “It was feeling good.” His fastball? Or the radar gun? Either way, the 34-year-old — who signed a minor-league
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