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Lou Gehrig, the man who was once a permanent fixture in the New York Yankees lineup, now has a permanent place on the Major League calendar. June 2 will hereby be known as “Lou Gehrig Day,” Major League Baseball announced Thursday. The annual, league-wide event will be a time not only to honor and celebrate
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Evan Petzold | Detroit Free Press  LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch wants everyone to understand there’s a bright future ahead for one of his top prospects. He believes this player is important to keep in mind for now and in the future. Third baseman Isaac Paredes — ranked No. 6 in the farm system by MLB
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Jeff Seidel | Detroit Free Press LAKELAND, Fla. — There were first-round draft picks everywhere you looked on Wednesday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium. During warmups, Derek Hill was the first on the field. The Detroit Tigers’ first selection in 2014, Hill went through a routine by himself, stretching his arms and legs, as his teammates came out of the
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Wander Franco’s first hit of the year was fit for a crowned prince. Franco had been 0-for-5 through his first two spring games before digging in against Miguel Yajure in the second inning. The 20-year-old shortstop smashed the offering over the right-field fence. Batting seventh and getting the start at short, Franco added a single
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LAKELAND, Fla. — Daniel Norris said after his first outing of the spring Wednesday that he wants to work on his curveball in camp. Asked if he’s working on anything in particular with it, he was matter of fact. “I mean, honestly, I realized I threw one last year,” the Tigers’ left-hander said. No, he
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Chris McCosky | The Detroit News Lakeland, Fla. — Almost daily, manager AJ Hinch is asked about his concern level regarding shortstop Willi Castro’s defense at shortstop, specifically, his throwing. “Accuracy is key, but you can focus on that and make it a problem if you are not careful,” he said. Well, Castro isn’t making it easy to
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LAKELAND, Fla. — Isaac Paredes finally found an opponent this offseason that he couldn’t hit. As the Tigers’ infield prospect (their sixth-ranked per MLB Pipeline) waited for visa processing and intake testing, his batting title in the Mexican Pacific Winter League couldn’t help him. Once Detroit finished its formal Spring Training workouts for the day,
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Kirkland Crawford   | Detroit Free Press Show Caption Hide Caption What Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch watches for in early spring games Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch explains what he looks for in early spring training games, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, before a game vs. Phillies. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Grapefruit League: Detroit Tigers
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