The 30-year-old right-hander made only 18 starts during his first season in Detroit, a number that must increase this year.
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The only change to the Tigers in 2017 seems to have come from Father Time. Does Joe Peta think age has finally caught up to Detroit?
The Tigers added a "Mr. I" memorial patch for owner Mike Ilitch during spring training. They'll definitely honor him during the regular season as well, but could revise the patch design.
The Tigers are shopping Mike Pelfrey and may be willing to eat the $8 million left on his contract.
Once again, the Tigers have too many minefields in their bullpen -- a problem they can't seem to fix. no matter what they try.
Free agent outfielder Angel Pagan may be close to a decision following a strong performance in the WBC.
Detroit's aging core could be durable enough for one more run as a group, but the team will be in trouble if Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez can't stay on the field.
Buster Olney talks to Tigers GM Al Avila about J.D. Martinez's health, Anibal Sanchez's adjustments, what's made Justin Upton so impressive this spring and much more.
Before a conversation with Tigers GM Al Avila, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick discuss Kolten Wong's displeasure, tough choices the Giants will have to make at the back of the rotation and more. Plus, Todd Radom's 27th ranked logo and the latest uniform quiz.
Mike Pelfrey might not be a guarantee to make the Detroit Tigers' roster after losing out in the race for fifth starter.
The Detroit Tigers have released right-handed reliever Mark Lowe, one of several cuts before Sunday's spring training game against Toronto.
There doesn't appear to be much cause for optimism for Nick Castellanos at third base. He projects to be among the worst in the majors for Defensive Runs Saved.
J.D. Martinez has a sprained Lisfranc ligament in his right foot, which will sideline the Tigers outfielder for three to four weeks.
The aging Tigers will be looking to move veterans for prospects, if not during the season, then surely after it -- even if they make a surprise playoff push.
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The former Pirates, Marlins and Tigers manager is a borderline Hall of Famer, and this year's World Baseball Classic might push him over the top.
Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera could soon return to the lineup after being sidelined by back stiffness.
Mike Aviles is 36 and doesn't have a contract, but life is good -- and not just because Puerto Rico is in the WBC final. His daughter's health scare taught him that baseball isn't everything.
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Christian Yelich doubles home Ian Kinsler to tie up game 2-2 in the third.
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez was taken for X-rays, which came back negative, after spraining his right foot during a spring training game Saturday. He will be re-evaluated Sunday.
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Here is what Team Venezuela manager Omar Vizquel just told me about whether Miguel Cabrera would be available tomorrow: "We don't know yet; we are still waiting to see. I hope he can play." If Puerto Rico defeats Team USA tonight, Venezuela (who plays PR tomorrow at 3:30pm ET) would be effectively eliminated from the WBC.
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The Yankees no-hit the Tigers this afternoon, but the Tigers were without some of their most important players.
Masahiro Tanaka felt he was a little too wild -- too wild for the Detroit Tigers to hit, in fact.
AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer said his injured right ankle is 100 percent and that he's on track to be ready for the start of the regular season.