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Kirkland Crawford | Detroit Free Press Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers (2-1) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (0-2) When: 1:05 p.m. Wednesday. Where: Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Fla. TV: None. Radio: WXYT-AM (1270; other radio affiliates). First-pitch weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 74 degrees. Probable starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Daniel Norris (3-1, 3.25 ERA in 2020) vs.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Those people viewing the American League Central as primarily a two-team race between the Twins and White Sox might want to take a closer look at Cleveland’s starting pitching. Shane Bieber, the reigning AL Cy Young winner and probably the most dominant pitcher in baseball during the 2020 season, sits atop a
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Free-agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes held a showcase in Florida that 11 teams attended on Tuesday, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. The Yankees, White Sox, Brewers, Blue Jays, Tigers (one of Cespedes’ ex-teams), Padres, Rays, Reds, Marlins, Cubs and Braves were all on hand to watch Cespedes, per Davidoff. As Davidoff notes,
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Bob Nightengale | USA TODAY SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Major League Baseball informed its teams that they will open the season with alternate site camps once again and push the Class AAA season back a month, according to an MLB official with direct knowledge of the situation. The official spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because
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After top top hitting prospects grabbed the spotlight on Day 1 and Day 2 of camp, the pitchers came out strong on Tuesday. Top-100 hurlers Casey Mize, Ian Anderson and Matthew Liberatore each twirled scoreless outings for their respective teams in their 2020 Spring Training debuts. Mize, who ranks as MLB Pipeline’s No. 2 right-handed
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BRADENTON, Fla. — Spencer Torkelson’s first Spring Training game appearance as a Tiger on Tuesday had a little irony to it. Among the humbling moments that the top overall Draft pick endured in his first week of camp was a slip and fall around first base during baserunning drills on Friday. The drill took place
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Evan Petzold   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption Watching Riley Greene’s dad watch the Detroit Tigers’ prospect bat vs. Yankees As Detroit Tigers prospect Riley Greene hits against Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole during the March 1, 2021, exhibition, Greene’s dad, Alan, watches. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press BRADENTON, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers
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Tag along for a day in the life of A.J. Hinch at spring training. The new Tigers manager is known for his attention to detail, and that comes through when discussing the future of Spencer Torkelson, the focus on hard contact, and even the way he approaches signing autographs.
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Chris McCosky | The Detroit News Bradenton, Fla. — Game of adjustments, right? You hear that phrase day after day, year after year, around the game of baseball. Here’s what that looks like: Tigers right-hander Casey Mize got two quick strikes on veteran right-handed hitter Todd Frazier leading off the second inning Monday at LECOM Park, but he
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