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Total motivación de "Miggy" para el 2017 (2:11)
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In Lakeland, Florida, the Spring Training home of the Detroit Tigers as they work on Pop up communications and the importance of "I got it, I got it, I got it!"

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Albom remembers Mike Ilitch's legacy (1:00)
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8dDan Szymborski

No offseason jolts for Tigers

The Tigers return to Lakeland with a roster of about the same strength that finished 86-75 last season. Trading Cameron Maybin was a loss for the team, however.

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Verlander points to health as key for Tigers (1:11)
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11dCraig Custance

Mike Ilitch rebuilt Detroit, not just its teams

Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner Mike Ilitch not only was the driving force behind returning two struggling franchises to championship form, he also helped rebuild the city they called home.

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Roundtable: Jimenez could make debut in Tigers bullpen

Although teams like to keep their top prospects in the minors to start the season, David Schoenfield sees Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez (1.59 career ERA in the minors) making the jump to the majors right out of the gate.

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13dBradford Doolittle

Sanchez is primed for a comeback

Anibal Sanchez has two spring training tasks: Keep the ball down and keep his spot in the Detroit rotation. The latter probably won't happen without the former.

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16dJim Bowden

Final offseason grades for all 30 teams

A mega-deal involving an ace? Both teams get an A. Whiff badly as one AL Central team did? That's an F. Here's our hot stove report card for 2017.

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17dKeith Law

Detroit Tigers: Top prospects report

Hard-throwing Matt Manning heads up a Tigers organization long on unrealized potential. Will some breakthroughs spare them dealing for more prospects?

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Plenty of upside for Beau Burrows

There are easier breakout picks for the Tigers than Burrows, but the right-hander's stuff makes him a good bet to take a leap this year, Keith Law writes. Top sleeper prospects (Insider)

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AL Central team-by-team top prospects

The Royals are deep, the Tigers are top heavy and the Twins have pitching in the pipeline. But thanks to two big trades, Chicago's system has enough quality prospects to push it into the top 10.

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Victor Martinez: Worst. Baserunner. Ever?

Victor Martinez has always been slow. But in 2016, the Detroit DH set a new mark for mediocrity on the basepaths. Should we alert Cooperstown -- or does his record come with an asterisk?

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J.D. Martinez has much to prove this year

Martinez is likely to be playing elsewhere in 2018, so this year will be big for him to prove that his poor defensive metrics in 2016 were a fluke, David Schoenfield writes. MLB players motivated for next contract

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs75011th
Batting Average.2673rd
On Base Percentage.3315th
Slugging Percentage.4385th
Earned Run Average4.2420th
Quality Starts7216th
WHIP1.3212th
BAA.26020th

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