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Tigers pitching prospect Joey Wentz’s first season back from Tommy John surgery is over, a week earlier than his team. The big left-hander will not pitch in the final week of Double-A Erie’s season, which ends on Sunday. The 23-year-old southpaw isn’t injured, but fatigue and innings led the Tigers to shut him down one
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It’s a phrase worth repeating often in these parts. Player development is not always linear. While we tend to get excited about prospects who climb quickly through the Minor League ranks, many talents need more time to hone their skills and build the foundations for future Major League careers. Those that stick with it over
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DETROIT — For the second time in less than 24 hours, a Brewers starter shut down the Tigers’ offense for the first three-plus innings. For the second time, a Tigers starter matched him. This time, Detroit’s lineup broke through early enough to make starter Matt Manning a winner. The resulting 4-1 win over Milwaukee earned
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DETROIT — Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has had no shortage of career feats to celebrate lately. Add a seventh consecutive nomination for Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Award to the list. In this case, it’s a reflection of the impact Cabrera has made in Detroit off the field as well as on it. Considered baseball’s
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It’s been a long and enjoyable return to play. Minor League fans deserve one final treat. MiLB.TV will be free for the rest of the 2021 regular season and playoffs as part of Fan Appreciation, beginning Tuesday. Now, anyone can watch the game’s top prospects make one final push for glory in the postseason (set
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Every year around this time, it’s easy (and fun) to look at the second-half leaderboards to find which hitters are performing surprisingly well — “surprising” either because of lackluster previous track records or no track record at all — and wonder if you’re seeing something real, something to build on for the future … or
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All 30 nominees for the 2021 Roberto Clemente Award — one per club, including 18 first-timers — were announced by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Considered baseball’s most prestigious individual honor for Major Leaguers, the Clemente Award annually recognizes the MLB player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive
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DETROIT — Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said before Saturday’s 7-2 loss to the Rays that he had an innings count in mind for Casey Mize. That was before a three-run, 35-pitch second inning that pushed Mize’s pitch count to 48 and brought Bryan Garcia out of the bullpen for the third inning. These are the
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Here’s a look at Saturday’s top Minor League performers from each team’s Top 30 Prospects list: Rays: Shane Baz, RHP (MLB No. 20), Triple-A DurhamBaz kept his phenomenal season rolling with 10 strikeouts over six innings, allowing one run on three hits in Game 2 of Durham’s doubleheader. The 2017 Draft first-rounder tied his career-high
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DETROIT — Jean-Luc has grown up a Tigers fan in North Carolina through his dad, and dreamed of going to a game and watching Miguel Cabrera bat. Like his favorite team, the 16-year-old knows a thing or two about defying expectations. When Jean-Luc was very young, he was diagnosed with autism, hypotonia, ocular albinism and
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DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera made an out for the first time since Tuesday. He struck out for the first time in September. But while Cabrera’s hit streak was over, the Rays’ troubles with Tigers hitters wasn’t. Two pitches after the Tigers lost their replay case for a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch, Jonathan Schoop cleared the bases instead
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DETROIT — Hall of Famer Jack Morris returned to the broadcast booth at Comerica Park on Friday, rejoining the Bally Sports Detroit television crew for the Rays-Tigers telecast after missing 10 games following remarks he made during a Tigers-Angels broadcast last month. Morris had been suspended for comments he made on the air regarding the
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