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  1. After skipping the All-Star Game, Victor Martinez aiming to be in Tigers’ lineup Friday

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    Victor Martinez is skipping the All-Star game because of a side and back injury–allowing teammate Ian Kinsler to join the team in his place–but the Tigers designated hitter is aiming to rejoin the lineup Friday when Detroit begins the second half versus Cleveland.

  2. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  3. Ian Kinsler replaces teammate Victor Martinez on the AL All-Star Roster

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    The AL Roster swaps one injured Tiger for a healthy one. Ian Kinsler will replace Victor Martinez.

  4. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 10, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

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    A handful of injuries went down last night, but so too did strict adherence to the Restoring Pitching Act of 2013.

  5. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  6. Victor Martinez back in Tigers’ ineup

    Jul 3, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    The Tigers’ lineup is at full strength once again, as Victor Martinez is back in his usual designated hitter spot for tonight’s game against the Rays.

  7. Victor Martinez out again Tuesday with side discomfort

    Jul 1, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT

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    Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez had to be scratched from Monday’s series opener against the Athletics due to soreness in his back and side and he is also sitting out on Tuesday night in Detroit.

  8. Victor Martinez scratched from lineup due to soreness in side

    Jun 30, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

    Victor Martinez AP

    The Tigers will be without Victor Martinez when they begin a three-game series against the Athletics tonight in Detroit.

  9. Sean Doolittle comes to Jim Johnson’s defense regarding boos

    May 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Jim Johnson once again struggled and got an earful from A’s fans on Thursday, and one of his bullpen teammates expressed disappointment with the home crowd.

  10. Victor Martinez has 11 home runs and only nine strikeouts

    May 20, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    Since the 1950s, only one guy who has hit at least 30 homer runs in a season has struck out less often than he has homered. Victor Martinez is making a run at it right now.

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

  12. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 14, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

    Dallas Keuchel

    1-0 leads heading into the ninth were not safe last night.

  13. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Twins Celebrate

    Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action

  14. Victor Martinez just struck out looking for the first time in a year

    May 5, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers

    In the time it took to write this excerpt, Ike Davis just struck out looking twice.

  15. Great Moments in Pitching Statistics: Jim Johnson with the hold, Joe Nathan with the win

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan Adrian Gonzalez

    Friends don’t let friends cite wins, losses, holds and saves when talking about how pitchers did the night before.

  16. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  17. Baseball’s last undefeated team fell on Sunday

    Apr 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Unfortunately, there will NOT be a 162-0 team this season.

  18. 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…

  19. Justin Masterson is still discussing an extension with the Indians

    Feb 27, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

    Justin Masterson Getty

    Justin Masterson avoided arbitration with the Indians last week by agreeing to a one-year, $9.7625 million contract, but today he told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the two sides remain in touch about a possible contract extension. Masterson has the ability to become a free agent after this season, but he expressed…

  20. Brad Ausmus wants Victor Martinez catching again

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez

    Victor Martinez missed the entire 2012 season with a knee injury and caught only three times all of last season, but two years after his last regular game action behind the plate he’s putting on the gear again this spring. Tom Gage of the Detroit News writes that new Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called Martinez…

  21. Dave Dombrowski mum on Miguel Cabrera’s assumed shift to first base

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Following the blockbuster trade that sent first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers, everyone on the planet simply assumed that Miguel Cabrera would move over from third base to first base while prospect Nick Castellanos would take over at third. It makes sense, as Cabrera was becoming…

  22. One thing Miguel Cabrera won’t miss about Prince Fielder: protection

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Upon hearing the news that the Tigers had traded Prince Fielder to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera appeared to be mourning a bit on Twitter, posting a collection of pictures involving the two during their time in Detroit. It was a humanizing moment for a player who has given us no choice over…

  23. Tigers will be hard-pressed to make big signing this winter

    Nov 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    The Tigers have made a habit of big splashes in the offseasons. Three years ago, it was Victor Martinez. Then Prince Fielder. Last winter, the Tigers signed both Anibal Sanchez and Torii Hunter. Those deals have helped them reach the postseason each year, but the ultimate prize has remained out of reach. As the Tigers…

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