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Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Jimenez and bench coach George Lombard reported their symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, just before the Tigers began a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. With Jimenez and Lombard locked in their hotel rooms across the Roberto Clemente Bridge, the Tigers and Pirates played all
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Detroit Tigers Hall of Famer Jack Morris will return to the broadcast booth Friday after serving a 23-day suspension for an apparent racist comment he made toward Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani, Bally Sports Detroit senior vice president/general manager Greg Hammaren confirmed to the Free Press. BSD declined to provide an official statement regarding Morris’
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PITTSBURGH — Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch and starting pitcher Matthew Boyd stood in left-center field last week at Comerica Park. They were watching utility player Harold Castro crush home runs in batting practice. “This guy can hit. He keeps the ball in the air,” Hinch said to Boyd. “But you watch. Tonight, he’s going to
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PITTSBURGH — Miguel Cabrera is officially chasing 3,000 career hits in 2021. The Detroit Tigers‘ first baseman posted his second consecutive performance of three or more hits and chipped in three RBIs in Wednesday’s 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. After dropping the first two contests in the three-game series, the Tigers (66-75) avoided
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PITTSBURGH — Detroit Tigers reliever Bryan Garcia doesn’t like watching videos to solve his problems. His body needs to feel everything, from the struggles to the successes. Recently, the 26-year-old has been tested with a slew of troubles. After one outing in August, Garcia told Triple-A Toledo pitching coach Doug Bochtler that three or four of his pitches
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PITTSBURGH — Detroit Tigers catcher Jake Rogers underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday morning in Dallas, manager AJ Hinch announced. Dr. Keith Meister, the head team physician for the Texas Rangers, performed the surgery to reconstruct Rogers’ ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The 26-year-old will miss the remainder of the 2021 season and much, if
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PITTSBURGH — Detroit Tigers reliever Michael Fulmer needed to put Kyle Farmer away. He worked him into a 2-2 count with one out in the seventh inning while protecting a 3-0 lead over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. He had tossed in a first-pitch called strike with a 96 mph two-seam fastball before getting ahead 0-2 on
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PITTSBURGH — The baseball dropped into shallow center between a diving Niko Goodrum and a hustling Jonathan Schoop. They were playing up the middle in the Detroit Tigers‘ infield for Tuesday’s clash with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Schoop has handled second base for most of his career, but the Tigers have showcased his versatility by using him
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PITTSBURGH — The Detroit Tigers tacked on their final run in the eighth inning of Sunday’s 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Akil Baddoo applied pressure with a leadoff walk. The Tigers were in business with Jonathan Schoop at the plate. In an 0-2 count, Baddoo knew Schoop would be aggressive. He took off
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PITTSBURGH — Detroit Tigers rookie starting pitchers Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal understand the bigger picture of the organization’s plan. The Tigers aren’t in postseason contention with a 65-74 record, but they want to prepare their young pitchers for October by getting them acclimated to a 162-game season. Reaching the playoffs could happen in 2022, considering this
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PITTSBURGH — Once again, Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal struggled in the first inning. He bounced back for perfect second and third innings before manager AJ Hinch removed him from the game. Through 25 starts this season, the 24-year-old has a 6.48 ERA in the first frame but often improves for the rest of his outing. This time,
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PITTSBURGH — Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez and bench coach George Lombard tested positive for COVID-19. Both are vaccinated and experienced symptoms. The Tigers will also be without pitching coach Chris Fetter, quality control coach Josh Paul and bullpen catcher Jeremy Carroll because of contact-tracing. The organization received the results of its latest batch of
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CINCINNATI — Nick Castellanos always wanted to be a franchise player for the Detroit Tigers. “That’s ‘Plan A’: I never leave and I play 23 years in the big leagues here and I’m an unbelievable right fielder and now I’m in conversations with Al Kaline,” Castellanos said in January 2018 at TigerFest at Comerica Park. “That’s the dream. That’s
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Show Caption Hide Caption What Detroit Tigers’ Eric Haase thinks about reaching 20 home runs Detroit Tigers catcher/left fielder Eric Haase talks Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, after his team’s 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press CINCINNATI — The 2021 season is over for Detroit Tigers right-hander Julio Teheran, who made
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CINCINNATI — Detroit Tigers pitching coach Chris Fetter marched to the mound. He sternly gave reliever Kyle Funkhouser instructions. “We need you here,” Fetter told Funkhouser, who had just walked Tyler Stephenson on five pitches after Jonathan India’s two-run home in the fifth inning of Friday’s 15-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball
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