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Tigers' Alex Lange: Still struggling with control
Lange, who walked a batter in a scoreless inning during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, now has eight free passes in six innings this spring.
Lange has also struck out eight and has limited batters to a .190 average in Grapefruit League action, so he's been pretty good when he's throwing strikes. The righty has had a BB/9 of 4.0 or higher in each of his two MLB seasons, and if that continues this year, he'll be a volatile fantasy asset. However, Lange appears to be Detroit's most likely option to begin the season as the closer, so there should be fantasy value here as long as he's converting saves.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matt Manning: Allows unearned run Wednesday
Manning allowed an unearned run on six hits across four innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against Atlanta. He walked two and struck out six.
Manning allowed plenty of baserunners but was mostly able to avoid trouble. He still has a rough 6.43 ERA this spring, though his last two starts have been better, as he's allowed no earned runs across 7.2 innings with 10 strikeouts. Manning should slot in as the Tigers' fourth starter and could be ready to take a step forward after showing some promising signs during an injury-shortened 2022 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jose Alvarez: Lands with Detroit
Alvarez (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Friday.
Alvarez underwent Tommy John surgery in September and is expected to miss the entirety of the 2023 season. The left-hander will conduct his rehab under the supervision of the Tigers' staff, and he could remain in the organization in 2024 and challenge for a spot in the big-league bullpen. He appeared in 21 games for the Giants in the 2022 season, logging a 5.28 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 15.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Joey Wentz: Could be spot starter
With Michael Lorenzen (groin) uncertain to make his final Grapefruit League start, per Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press, Wentz could be an option to fill the fifth rotation spot to begin the regular season.
Lorenzen is projected to be the team's regular No. 5 starter, but his groin strain has his status up in the air heading into the regular season. Detroit is lined up to use its fifth starter April 4 against Houston, so Wentz or Beau Brieske may be needed if Lorenzen can't go. It seemed like Wentz was possibly ticketed for the minors out of camp, so any stay with the Tigers may be brief, though he did compile a solid 3.03 ERA across seven starts for the club last year.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Beau Brieske: Option to fill in as starter?
With Michael Lorenzen (groin) uncertain to make his final Grapefruit League start, per Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press, Brieske could be an option to fill the fifth rotation spot to begin the regular season.
Lorenzen is projected to be the team's regular No. 5 starter, but his groin strain has his status up in the air heading into the regular season. The Tigers are lined up to use their fifth starter April 4 against Houston, so Brieske or Joey Wentz may be needed if Lorenzen can't go. Brieske made 15 starts for Detroit last year and compiled a 4.19 ERA across 81.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Javier Baez: Dazzles during WBC
Baez rejoined the Tigers on Monday after hitting .368 with one home run, three doubles, six RBI and zero walks against three strikeouts over five games for Team Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.
Baez was a standout performer for Puerto Rico in the tournament, as in addition to his exploits at the plate, he impressed with a few dazzling plays in the field at second base. He'll move back to his usual spot at shortstop now that he's back at Tigers camp, and the team brass will be hoping that the strong showing on the international stage will help invigorate Baez after he endured a rough first season in Detroit upon signing a six-year, $140 million deal last winter. Despite his excellent showing in the WBC, Baez hasn't carried that form over to the Grapefruit League, where he's slashing .136/.130/.227 with no walks and four strikeouts in eight games.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Michael Lorenzen: Manager unsure on last spring start
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Lorenzen (groin) is uncertain to make his final Grapefruit League start, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Specifically, Hinch said he had "no idea" whether Lorenzen -- who is dealing with a mild left groin strain -- would be able to make one more start this spring. If Lorenzen is unable to pitch before the end of the Grapefruit League slate, the right-hander surely wouldn't be ready for his first turn through the rotation during the regular season, either. Hinch wouldn't offer any hints as to who the potential fill-in for Lorenzen would be, but Joey Wentz and Beau Brieske would likely represent the top alternatives.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Trevor Rosenthal: Expected to get into spring game
Rosenthal is expected to get into a Grapefruit League game before the end of camp, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Rosenthal has been throwing live batting practice sessions and will have another one Wednesday. Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that the reliever's velocity and secondary pitches have looked good. Rosenthal is considered healthy, but the team has slow-played him this spring as he comes back from multiple surgeries and missed seasons. He will not be on the Opening Day roster but could conceivably be an option at some point in April.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Tyler Nevin: Poised for full batting practice
Nevin (oblique) will take full batting practice by the end of the week, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Nevin is two weeks removed from a left oblique strain and has made a nice recovery. Whether he has enough time to be ready for Opening Day is another question, as he's working with a tight window.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Michael Lorenzen: Nursing mild left groin strain
Lorenzen has been diagnosed with a mild left groin strain, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The injury caused Lorenzen to be scratched from a Grapefruit League outing Monday. He'll be shut down from baseball activities for now but will ramp things back up as his symptoms dissipate. It doesn't sound like the injury should keep Lorenzen down long, but his Opening Day availability is in doubt.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Keeps on rolling
Rodriguez tossed 4.2 scoreless innings in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals. He allowed four hits and a walk while striking out five.
Rodriguez still has not allowed an earned run this spring across 13 innings and he's struck out 15. The lefty had an underwhelming first season in Detroit last year, as he missed significant time due to personal reasons and finished with a 4.05 ERA and 72 strikeouts across 91 innings. Rodriguez should again lead the staff in 2023, and if he can carry over some of his spring success, he could be primed for much better production from a fantasy standpoint.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jake Rogers: Re-enters spring lineup
Rogers (elbow) will start at catcher and bat ninth in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.
Rogers exited Friday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch in the left elbow, but he avoided any structural damage and was merely nursing some bruising and soreness over the past couple days. With Rogers drawing back into the lineup after resting through the weekend, he'll be in strong position to break camp with the Tigers as the No. 2 catcher behind Eric Haase.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Matt Vierling: Ready to go Monday
Vierling is starting in left field and batting leadoff Monday versus the Blue Jays, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Vierling will return to the lineup after nursing a knee strain for the last 10 days. The outfielder has produced a .467 average with two homers, four RBI, four runs and a stolen base over 15 at-bats in six games this spring.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Michael Lorenzen: Scratched Monday with groin issue
Lorenzen has been scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Monday against the Blue Jays due to groin tightness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The Tigers are opting for a bullpen game to cover Lorenzen's turn through the spring rotation, but the bigger question is whether his groin injury is something that will be significant enough to keep him from being ready to go for the start of the season. If Lorenzen is able to resume throwing within the next few days, he should be available to make one final start this spring in either the Grapefruit League or in an exhibition game. Lorenzen built up to 2.2 innings and 69 pitches in his most recent spring outing March 14.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Jermaine Palacios: Moves to minors camp
The Tigers reassigned Palacios to minor-league camp Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The slick-fielding Palacios reached the majors with the Twins in his age-25 season in 2022, but after slashing just .143/.184/.229 in 77 plate appearances, Minnesota wasn't compelled to keep him on the 40-man roster heading into the upcoming season. Detroit put in a waiver claim on Palacios in October before designating him for assignment a month later and then outrighting him to Triple-A Toledo. Palacios still received the opportunity to compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster in big-league camp, but after falling short in his bid for a utility role, he'll presumably stick around in the organization as infield depth at Toledo.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Brendon Davis: Misses out on Opening Day roster
The Tigers reassigned Davis to minor-league camp Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old Davis reached the majors for the first time last September and appeared in three games for the Tigers before being pushed off the 40-man roster in the offseason. He re-signed with Detroit on a minor-league deal this winter that included an invitation to big-league spring training, but he was unable to secure a spot on the Tigers' season-opening roster after slashing .250/.379/.375 over 19 games in the Grapefruit League. He'll start the season at Triple-A Toledo.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Del Pozo: Opening year in minors
The Tigers reassigned Del Pozo to minor-league camp Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Del Pozo was one of seven players the Tigers moved out of big-league camp Monday as Detroit looks to narrow down to 26 men with Opening Day a week and a half away. A veteran of 27 career MLB appearances, the 28-year-old Del Pozo ultimately fell short in his bid for a spot in the Tigers' season-opening bullpen despite allowing no runs and holding batters to a .136 average across 6.1 innings in Grapefruit League play.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Miguel Diaz: Heading to minors
The Tigers reassigned Diaz to minor-league camp Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Diaz will presumably open the season at Triple-A Toledo after he was unable to secure a spot in the Tigers' Opening Day bullpen. The right-hander previously made three appearances at the big-league level with Detroit in 2022 and owns a career 5.37 ERA over 112.1 innings in the majors between stops with the Padres and Tigers.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Kervin Castro: Sent to minors
The Tigers reassigned Castro to minor-league camp Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Castro had been attending spring training as a non-roster invitee after linking up with the Tigers on a minor-league pact in December. The 24-year-old righty has made 20 career relief appearances in the majors between stints with the Giants and Cubs, logging a cumulative 4.91 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over 25.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Edwin Uceta: Moves to Triple-A
The Tigers optioned Uceta to Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
A waiver pickup from the Diamondbacks in January, Uceta was sent out to the minors after allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and four walks over seven innings in Grapefruit League play during his first camp with the Tigers. The 25-year-old right-hander will probably need to show sharpened command and control at Triple-A for at least his first few appearances of the season before the Tigers entertain the idea of calling him up.... See More ... See Less
2022 Team Statistical Rankings
|M. Lorenzen SP Michael Lorenzen SP||Groin|
|T. Skubal SP Tarik Skubal SP||Elbow|
|C. Mize SP Casey Mize SP||Elbow|
|T. Nevin 3B Tyler Nevin 3B||Oblique|
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