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Jeimer Candelario believes his performance will improve. “It has to turn,” he said. “It has to.” But Candelario, entering his final year of arbitration eligibility this offseason, is running out of time. The 2022 season is about 60% complete, and Candelario’s status has drastically changed from the Detroit Tigers‘ everyday third baseman (and a candidate for a contract
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Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch provided a brief report on the San Diego Padres before Monday’s series opener. Hinch touched on the big names, headlined by Manny Machado, the durability and success of the starting rotation and the influence of respected manager Bob Melvin. To beat the Padres, the Tigers’ skipper said his squad needed to score runs early and
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If the term “general fatigue” was a possible designation on the injured list, the Detroit Tigers would have used that description when the organization put rookie right-hander Beau Brieske on the 15-day injured list. Instead, Brieske is listed with right forearm soreness. The Tigers placed the 24-year-old on the injured list July 21, retroactive to
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The Detroit Tigers have signed second baseman Jace Jung, the No. 12 overall pick in the 2022 draft. Jung, a 21-year-old, a left-handed hitter from Texas Tech, signed for a $4,590,300 bonus, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis. The signing bonus equals the full slot value for the 12th pick. He is represented by agent Scott Boras. DRAFT RECAP: Tigers
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For the struggling Detroit Tigers, the trend of injuries to pitchers and poor offense continued Sunday. Right-handed starter Rony García exited in the third inning with what seemed to be a familiar ailment — right shoulder soreness — while Minnesota Twins right-handed starter Sonny Gray delivered six innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts. “It’s not the same (injury)
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Rony García waved his arms at the dugout following the 62nd pitch of his first start since June 29. He couldn’t throw another pitch. Athletic trainer Doug Teter emerged on the field with two outs in the third inning. Moments later, García left Sunday’s game with right shoulder soreness. The 24-year-old allowed three runs on
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The Detroit Tigers have been picking up the pieces all season. The offense is primarily responsible for the 38-57 record, but the starting rotation has been in shambles throughout the year due to injuries. Right-hander Michael Pineda suffered the latest injury, as his elbow tightened up and forced his exit from Saturday’s loss to the
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Pineda left Saturday’s start with right tricep tightness. The 33-year-old completed three innings on 55 pitches against the Minnesota Twins, but while the Tigers were batting in the bottom of the third, left-handed reliever Tyler Alexander began warming up in the bullpen. Pineda’s elbow tightened up. “He told our staff that
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Much as they did the entire first half, the Detroit Tigers are stumbling early in the second half of the season. A three-run eighth-inning rally wasn’t nearly enough for a comeback. The Tigers — playing their first home game since July 6 — lost 8-4 to the Minnesota Twins in Saturday’s series opener in front of 34,205 fans at Comerica
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Carol Cain |  Detroit Free Press Business Columnist A few athletes who played in this town need no last name when you reference them. Isiah. Barry. Stevie. And one more. When you say “Willie,” everyone in these parts knows you are talking about Willie Horton. In a very real sense, as revered as the aforementioned icons (and others) are
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The Detroit Tigers have at least one of their drafted Sooners under contract, sooner rather than later. And cheaper, too. Right-hander Trevin Michael, the team’s 10th-round pick Monday (No. 297 overall), agreed to a deal with a $50,000 bonus, more than $100,000 under MLB’s assigned slot value of $152,800, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis. Michael,
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Perhaps all Tarik Skubal needed was a reset. Skubal, who was dominant in his first 11 starts this season before struggling in seven starts before the All-Star break, was at his best again on Thursday in the Detroit Tigers‘ first game back. The lefty went six innings, allowing just one run (unearned) on two hits and two walks while striking
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The Detroit Tigers have recalled infielders Zack Short and Kody Clemens from Triple-A Toledo and named right-hander Garrett Hill as the 27th man for Thursday’s doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics. Additionally, the Tigers placed right-hander Will Vest on the paternity list, starting right-hander Beau Brieske on the 15-day injury list with right forearm soreness and
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