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  1. I think the Tigers have solved their shortstop problem

    Jun 14, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT

    Eugenio Suarez

    In eight games, Eugenio Suarez is hitting .400/.500/1.000.

  2. Jose Iglesias is done for the year

    Jun 4, 2014, 10:34 AM EDT

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    This was expected, but it’s still bad news.

  3. Tigers release shortstop Alex Gonzalez

    Apr 20, 2014, 12:14 PM EDT

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    The Tigers acquired Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles in late March after losing Jose Iglesias for the year and the veteran shortstop smacked a walkoff RBI single for Detroit on Opening Day. But he managed just three hits in 28 plate appearances after that and was officially released from the 25-man roster on Sunday.

  4. 2014 Preview: Detroit Tigers

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:21 PM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Detroit Tigers. The Big Question: Are the Tigers still the clear favorites in the AL Central? Detroit has won…

  5. The Tigers acquire Alex Gonzalez from the Orioles for Steve Lombardozzi

    Mar 24, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

    Alex Gonzalez

    This is interesting. I mean, beyond that it shows that, yes, Alex Gonzalez is still playing baseball: Orioles have traded Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 24, 2014   What’s more, Connolly reports that the Tigers traded utilityman Steve Lombardozzi for him. Which is kinda nuts considering Lombardozzi was a…

  6. The Tigers discussed a possible comeback for 46-year-old Omar Vizquel

    Mar 22, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

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    When it was announced that defensive whiz Jose Iglesias would miss most (or all) of the season with stress fractures in both of his legs, the Tigers said they were content with considering internal replacements at shortstop. That search apparently included the coaching staff, as Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com…

  7. Report: Scott Boras insists he has three-year, $39M offer on the table for Stephen Drew

    Mar 22, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

    Scott Boras AP

    With a little over one week remaining before the (traditional) start of the regular season, free agent Stephen Drew has yet to find a home. And while some have speculated that the Tigers could be a potential match given that Jose Iglesias is expected to miss the season with stress fractures in both of his…

  8. The Tigers could still get Stephen Drew on a one-year deal

    Mar 21, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

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    Shockingly, mere hours after the Tigers trade for a shortstop, “a person familiar with Drew’s thinking” tells the Detroit Free Press that Stephen Drew could be had by the Tigers on a one-year deal. He’d sure as heck be better than Andrew Romine and the cast of in-house options the Tigers have for short. And…

  9. The Tigers acquire Andrew Romine from the Angels for Jose Alvarez

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT

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    The Detroit Tigers have announced they’ve acquired SS Andrew Romine from the Angels in exchange for lefty Jose Alvarez. Romine, 28, will likely take over shortstop for the Tigers in the absence of Jose Iglesias, or at least attempt to. Maybe a platoon is the best option for the lefty. He’s primarily been a utility guy.…

  10. Jose Iglesias out 4-6 months, could miss entire season

    Mar 20, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has been diagnosed with stress fractures in both legs and the team announced today that he’s expected to miss a minimum of 4-6 months, putting his entire season in jeopardy. Iglesias was initially diagnosed with stress reactions, but Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports that further examination discovered fractures and significantly increased…

  11. Jose Iglesias confirms he has stress fractures in both of his legs

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

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    It was reported over the weekend that Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will miss most (or potentially all) of the season due to lingering pain from a shin condition and now we have some clarity about the exact nature of the injury. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Iglesias confirmed today that he has been diagnosed…

  12. Report: Tigers to make a “serious run” at Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin

    Mar 16, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

    Nick Franklin Getty

    Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin has been named in trade rumors throughout the off-season and into the spring. The Mets have been one team strongly linked to him. But with the Tigers hurting at the position after learning that Jose Iglesias will not be ready for the start of the regular season — at least —…

  13. Report: Jose Iglesias could miss most of the 2014 season

    Mar 15, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    Earlier, D.J. Short wondered if the Tigers would make a play for free agent Stephen Drew after it was reported that shortstop Jose Iglesias would begin the season on the disabled list with shin splints. It may be worse than the Tigers expected. ESPN’s Jim Bowden is reporting that Iglesias could miss most of the…

  14. Could the Tigers make a play for Stephen Drew?

    Mar 15, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew Getty

    The Mets and Red Sox have been mentioned most often as possible landing spots for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but as these situations often go, he might end up in an unexpected place. Peter Gammons brought up an interesting possibility earlier today: I would not bet against rumor sending Stephen Drew to Tigers— Peter…

  15. Jose Iglesias to begin the year on the disabled list

    Mar 14, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

    Jose Iglesias

    Rick Porcello was probably the happiest guy in the world when the Tigers traded for shortstop Jose Iglesias last season. A groundball pitcher matched up with a top-notch defensive shortstop is the stuff that dreams are made of. Sadly for both of them, however, they won’t be together to kick off the season. Lynn Henning of…

  16. Lou Whitaker, nachos, tiger paw carpet and other stuff I saw in Lakeland

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Lou Whitaker

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA — After clubhouses close I usually wander around and take pictures of people without asking. Then I eat ballpark food. It’s a totally healthy way to live life. Here’s some of the random things I saw while I was waiting for the game to start. Hey, it’s should-be-Hall-of-Famer Lou Whitaker! Where are you…

  17. Brad Ausmus did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. He didn’t have to.

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA — Brad Ausmus opened his office to the media at 8:45. It was impeccably neat and organized and during his meeting he spoke accurately and incisively about various medical subjects. Based on the comments of regular Tigers writers, this is juuuuuust a bit different than the Jim Leyland years. The medical talk came…

  18. Alan Trammell: you’re not helping

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

    Alan Trammell

    Alan, dude. You’re my childhood idol. I wore number 3 when I played little league and Babe Ruth baseball because I adored you. And I have been outraged to the point of insanity that, since you have retired, neither the Tigers nor the BBWAA has given you your due. Your number 3 should be retired.…

  19. Ian Kinsler wants to steal more bases. He might.

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    There’s a story in the Detroit Free Press about Ian Kinsler‘s dissatisfaction with his stolen base totals from last year. He swiped only 15 bases and was caught 11 times. The former total was his lowest since his rookie season, the latter total was his highest ever. He discusses the reasons for why this was…

  20. Scout on Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena: “You’re not going to hear from 15 teams”

    Dec 8, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena had a showcase this weekend in the Dominican and MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo spoke to a scout who was there: “He’s what you’ve been reading. He’s a very good defensive player. His glove is very close to the big leagues. The bat, you kind of think he’s one of those guys who’ll…

  21. Erisbel Arruebarruena to be showcased this weekend for interested big league teams

    Dec 4, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    erisbel getty

    From Andy Martino, the Mets beat writer at the New York Daily News: A new possibility for shortstop has emerged for the Mets, as the team plans to send scouts to a showcase this weekend for Cuban defector Erisbel Arruebarruena, according to sources. The 23-year-old Arruebarruena, who has drawn comparisons to Detroit’s Jose Iglesias, was…

  22. Alan who? Ian Kinsler to wear number 3 for the Tigers

    Dec 2, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Alan Trammell

    It was pretty sad when the Tigers gave Jose Iglesias number 1 last year. That’s so totally Lou Whitaker’s number. This is even sadder: Ian Kinsler will wear #3 for the #Tigers. — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) December 2, 2013   That’s Alan Trammell, baby. And yes I’m totally non-objective here, as Trammel was my favorite…

  23. Wil Myers outpoints Jose Iglesias for AL Rookie of the Year

    Nov 11, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Wil Myers

    Wil Myers became Tampa Bay’s third AL Rookie of the Year in the past six seasons Monday after receiving 23 of 30 first-place votes from the BBWAA. Myers, who was acquired from Kansas City last winter in the James Shields deal, joins Evan Longoria (2008) and Jeremy Hellickson (2010) as Rays to win the award…

  24. BBWAA awards finalists revealed on MLB Network

    Nov 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is announcing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special airing right now (6:00 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. We will post those names here as they are rolled out…

  25. The Tigers will pursue a closer, will not bring back Jhonny Peralta

    Nov 4, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five

    As is usually the case, the Tigers closer situation is uncertain heading into the offseason. That’s because the guy they finally got to stick in the role this past season — Joaquin Benoit — is a free agent.  Dave Dombrowski addressed the closer role and other matters yesterday, and John Lowe of the Free Press…

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