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2017 Schedule

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander's fastball was 92-95 mph in his 1st spring start (2 shutout IP, an infield hit, 2 Ks). Brad Ausmus: "Definitely the best first outing I've seen out of Justin"

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Justin Verlander was in the clubhouse when Miguel Cabrera got drilled but said: "I ran out there" in case a brawl broke out. "You see homer, homer, homer, Miggy gets hit...In my cutoff shirt, I'm sure I was very intimidating"

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

An only-spring-training trio: Miguel Cabrera, Rex Ryan & Rob Ryan. "We're here to see you hit a bomb or two," Rob told him

Total motivación de "Miggy" para el 2017 (2:11)

Eduardo Perez ESPN 

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!"

Albom remembers Mike Ilitch's legacy (1:00)
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10dDan 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.

Verlander points to health as key for Tigers (1:11)
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13dCraig 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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16dBradford 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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18dJim 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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20dKeith 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?

Team Stats

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

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