Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:40:44 -0800
The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with SP Rick Porcello Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $8.5 million deal.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:44:37 -0800
The Detroit Tigers are telling teams that they are open to trading SPs Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello this winter.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:25:50 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Jose Alvarez was given the start Friday, Sept. 27, against the Miami Marlins in place of SP Rick Porcello. It looks like Porcello might be used out of the bullpen for the postseason.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:56:55 -0700
With the All-Star break, Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello will not make his next start until Tuesday, July 23, against the Chicago White Sox.
Fantasy Tip: If your head-to-head fantasy league uses the shortened week, you'll obviously want Porcello reserved.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:27:16 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello has dropped the appeal of his suspension and will begin serving it Thursday, July 11. Porcello's suspension has been reduced from six games to five games because he dropped his appeal.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:10:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello said he plans to appeal his six-game suspension. Porcello was also fined an undisclosed amount for hitting Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist with a pitch in the first inning Sunday, June 30. Porcello will be available to pitch until his appeal is heard.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:40:03 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello was suspended six games for intentionally throwing at Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist Sunday, June 30.
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:55:28 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello will be available to pitch out of the bullpen Saturday, April 13, against the Oakland Athletics. The team is skipping his turn in the starting rotation because of an off day Monday, April 15, prior to the start of a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 08:38:29 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello won the final spot in the starting rotation. SP Drew Smyly will pitch in relief.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:07:17 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are intently listening to trade offers for SP Rick Porcello, but they haven't initiated anything with other clubs. Porcello has 18 strikeouts and no walks while allowing 15 hits in 18 innings over four spring starts, raising his trade value. "Is it improved mechanics? That he's not throwing his slider? I don't know. But people forget that here you had the top pitching prospect in the game when we drafted him (2007)," general manger Dave Dombrowski said.
Fantasy Tip: Porcello will become a very interesting pitching commodity if he's traded or wins the No. 5 rotation spot over Drew Smyly. He should be drafted in AL leagues, but you can wait to see what happens with him in mixed universes.