Player News - Tigers

Date: Team: Pos:

Tigers RHP prospect Alex Faedo hurled seven scoreless innings on Monday for Double-A Erie.

Faedo struck out four while allowing just three hits against the Double-A Richmond lineup. The 2017 first-round pick lowers his season ERA to 3.28, and it's 3.83 since he was promoted to the Eastern League last month. Faedo has one of the best sliders in the minors, and he can touch 96 mph with his sinking fastball. He needs to show his change more often and improve his command, but the stuff is here for Faedo to pitch at or near the top of a rotation.
Jul 17 - 1:01 PM

Jeimer Candelario belted a solo homer Sunday in the Tigers' win over the Astros.

Candelario picked up his first RBI of the day on a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the top of the second inning before taking Justin Verlander deep to right-center in the top of the fifth. It was one of four home runs Verlander gave up. Candelario finishes the first half with a .225/.325/.428 batting line, 13 home runs, and 35 RBI in 83 games.
Jul 15 - 5:00 PM

Francisco Liriano departed Sunday's start against the Astros with lower back tightness.

Liriano allowed one run on one hit and three walks over three innings before being pulled. The Tigers should have more on the left-hander status after the game.
Jul 15 - 3:25 PM

Leonys Martin (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Toledo.

Martin is slated to play Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for Toledo before being activated on Friday. He's been out all month with a strained left hamstring.
Jul 15 - 12:28 PM

Jordan Zimmermann is traveling to Dallas in order to receive another nerve-blocking shot in his right shoulder/back.

It's a preventative maintenance as Zimmermann battles his chronic nerve issue. The veteran right-hander will be ready to start after the All-Star break.
Jul 15 - 12:26 PM

Nicholas Castellanos went 2-for-4 and scored his team's only run in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

He was the only one of his teammates who could handle Gerrit Cole in the lopsided loss. The Tigers managed just one other hit in the ballgame. That is Detroit's season in a nutshell to be frank. Castellanos is the only Tiger batter having a good season -- and he is having a fantastic season despite the lack of support around him in the batting order. He has a .308/.363/.523 slash line with 15 home runs, 56 RBI and 54 runs scored in 93 games. The only thing he doesn't do is steal bases.
Jul 14 - 9:06 PM

Michael Fulmer was hammered to the tune of seven runs in 4 2/3 innings and took a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

He gave up 10 hits including RBI-doubles to Josh Reddick and George Springer, and solo homers to Reddick and Evan Gattis. Today's pounding knocks Fulmer's record down to 3-9 with a 4.50 ERA in 19 starts. He has 93 strikeouts and 38 walks in 112 innings. He is 25 years old and still has the pedigree and potential to become a pretty good pitcher if everything clicks.
Jul 14 - 9:01 PM

Jose Iglesias (hand) returned to the Tigers' starting lineup on Saturday.

The slick-fielding shortstop missed the previous two games due to a bruised left hand. The 28-year-old impending free agent is hitting .272/.311/.380 with two homers, 34 RBI and 12 stolen bases on the season. While not much use from a fantasy perspective, Iglesias could attract interest from contending teams and be flipped elsewhere prior to the trade deadline at the end of the month.
Jul 14 - 2:32 PM

Ronny Rodriguez went 2-for-4 as the Tigers were shut out by Dallas Keuchel and the Astros on Friday night in Houston.

The Tigers tallied seven hits as a team, with Rodriguez the only player to have more than one. Both of his hits, and six of the team's seven, were singles. Rodriguez has been outstanding at Triple-A Toledo this season, but is slashing just .196/.255/.196 in his first 51 plate appearances with the big league club.
Jul 13 - 11:05 PM

Mike Fiers posted a quality start in a losing effort against his former team on Friday, allowing three runs on nine hits over his six innings of work against the Astros.

Fiers punched out two and didn't walk a batter in the contest. Most of the damage came in the very first inning, where Alex Bregman clubbed a two-run homer. It was the fourth straight quality start for the 33-year-old hurler who has been a stabilizing presence in the Tigers' rotation this season. He finishes the first half with a 3.70 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across 18 starts.
Jul 13 - 11:05 PM

Tigers activated RHP Shane Greene from the 10-day disabled list.

Greene missed just the minimum amount of time with a shoulder ailment. Given his relatively short absence, he should be thrown right back into closer duties. Fantasy owners should not drop Joe Jimenez, though, given the possibility that Greene could be traded later this month.
Jul 13 - 5:00 PM

Jose Iglesias (hand) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Friday.

Iglesias has missed the last two starts with a bruised left hand. Ronny Rodriguez is filling in again at shortstop.
Jul 13 - 4:41 PM

Shane Greene (shoulder) will be activated off the disabled list on Friday.

Greene wound up spending the minimum time on the 10-day DL with a minor right shoulder strain. He will resume closer duties for the final weekend of the first half, with Joe Jimenez returning to a setup role. Greene could be trade bait for the rebuilding Tigers ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, so Jimenez is worth holding on to in most mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 3:44 PM

Jordan Zimmermann scattered 11 hits and four runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Tigers’ loss to Tampa Bay.

He walked one and struck out five over 105 pitches. Zimmermann allowed just one run over his first six innings but fell apart in the seventh, yielding three hits including a three-run blast to first baseman C.J. Cron. The loss, believe it or not, was Zimmermann’s first since September 21 of last year. He’ll head to the break with a 3.71 ERA over 12 starts.
Jul 11 - 3:35 PM

James McCann provided the Tigers’ only offense on Wednesday, slugging a two-run homer in a loss to the Rays.

McCann gave Detroit a 2-1 advantage in the fourth inning by unloading a one-out bomb off Matt Andriese. That came two innings after McCann stroked a single to left field for his first hit of the afternoon. McCann enjoyed a 2-for-4 day at the plate while his teammates combined to go 5-for-30 with 12 strikeouts against Rays pitching. The slumping Tigers have now dropped four straight and seven of their last nine.
Jul 11 - 3:34 PM


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