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Tigers | Nick Castellanos sitting vs. Twins

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:39:02 -0700

Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 27. 2B Hernan Perez is starting at third base and hitting eighth in the batting order against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone.

Fantasy Tip: Castellanos has struck out 11 times in his last 19 at-bats, so he's receiving a breather. Perez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a weak-hitting infield option that should be avoided at FantasyScore at all costs.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias in two-hole

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:35:35 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is starting at shortstop and hitting second in the batting order Monday, April 27, against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone.

Fantasy Tip: Iglesias ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) typically hits near the bottom of Detroit's lineup, and he's probably only up near the top because of the injury to Rajai Davis (groin). However, his price may continue to be a bargain at FantasyScore as he swings a hot stick in the early going. Iglesias is currently hitting .379 (22-for-58).

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Tigers | Rajai Davis not playing Monday

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:31:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 27, after injuring his groin Sunday, April 26. OF Anthony Gose was dropped to ninth in the batting order against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Monday, and he's starting in center field.

Fantasy Tip: Gose ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is having a fine young season (15-for-45, .333, with three stolen bases), but he's normally a platoon partner with Davis that only faces right-handed hitters. He's not as attractive to FantasyScore owners while facing a southpaw and hitting at the bottom of the batting order.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander has second opinion

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:34:45 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) had a second opinion on his triceps injury that yielded a similar diagnosis to the original description of a "strained right triceps muscle."

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has really frustrated those that took a flyer on him in the later rounds of fantasy drafts in 2015. With no clear timetable in sight, there's no reason to hang onto him right now in shallow mixed leagues. You shouldn't trust him at FantasyScore initially when he makes his season debut, either.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Paul Morosi

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera crushing Cleveland

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:09:47 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in an 8-6 win over the Cleveland Indians Sunday, April 26, and all three of his home runs and nine of his 13 RBIs this year have come against Cleveland.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) is a must-start option at FantasyScore against the Indians, and considering he is hitting .377 overall with a 1.043 OPS, he is one of the safer options available regardless of the opponent.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis injured

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:28:29 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis (groin) is day-to-day with a right groin strain suffered in the Sunday, April 26, game against the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) was getting hot with his bat and he had several stolen bases despite only seeing action against a select group of pitchers. Watch his status and see what happens.

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Tigers | James McCann behind the plate

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:55:53 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann will get the start at catcher Sunday, April 26, against the Cleveland Indians. McCann will bat eighth in the order against Indians SP Carlos Carrasco.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is off to a poor start in 2015 with a batting average of .174 through 25 plate appearances. Going up against a righty, McCann shouldn't be anywhere near FantasyScore lineups.

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Tigers | Alfredo Simon continues strong season

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:02:13 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Alfredo Simon improved to 4-0 with a win over the Cleveland Indians Saturday, April 25, allowing one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings and lowering his ERA to 1.65.

Fantasy Tip: Simon ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) doesn't strike out a lot of hitters and isn't going to be able to continue this torrid pace forever, but while he is dealing on the mound, he can offer solid production for a great price at FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis swipes three bags

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:58:40 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis had three stolen bases Saturday, April 25. It was his ninth three-steal game since 2006, which is the most in the majors during that stretch.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($2,700, 5.4% of your cap) had three steals entering the game and is more valuable in traditional formats than in daily games. He's still worth the low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander not throwing

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:18:05 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will not start throwing until he is completely pain free with no fluid in his triceps, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Verlander will travel with the team in case he is ready to throw during the road trip.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has not thrown since he tried to throw a simulated game earlier in the month. Owners should monitor the situation to see when he will be able to return to the mound.

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Tigers | Rafael Soriano on Detroit's radar

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:24:48 -0700

Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) is on the Detroit Tigers' radar.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers just lost Joe Nathan (elbow) for the season, and Soriano makes sense. Joakim Soria is a capable closer, but he's not the same dominant pitcher he was in KC. Soriano has little fantasy value unless he snatches a closer role.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan plans on returning

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:28:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) said he plans to attempt to return from Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with tears of the ulnar collateral ligament and flexor pronator in his right elbow. He has yet to schedule his surgery, but he's been told to expect a longer timetable for recovery than a typical Tommy John procedure, because of the flexor tear. Nathan won't pick up a ball for roughly eight months. He has a $10 million option for next year, but the Tigers can buy him out for $1 million.

Fantasy Tip: It'll be a very tough uphill battle for Nathan to continue his major league career. Back in Detroit, Joakim Soria's path to remain the closer for the rest of the year just became much easier. He could eventually become a top-15 fantasy closer in 2015.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan update

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:44:17 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery after tests revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor pronator tendon.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan is expected to discuss his plans on whether he intends to continue his career at a later date. The torn flexor tendon will likely add a few months to his recovery timetable, which is usually six to nine months for a reliever.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias resting

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:09:05 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias is out of the lineup Thursday, April 23, against the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: He played six straight days, so this is just a rest day. Hernan Perez ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) is in the lineup in his place and is just 1-for-6 entering his first start of the season. He's not an option on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan's season over

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:01:42 -0700

Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament and a torn tendon in his right elbow. He will miss the remainder of the season.

Fantasy Tip: It might stick a fork in his career as well. Joakim Soria will continue to receive save opportunities in light of the news.

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Detroit Tigers Player News

Aguasvivas Juaner 1B
Ahearne Pat P
Airoso Kurt OF
Alburquerque Al RP
Alvarado Carlos P
Alvino Billy C
Amezquita Octavio SS
Andujar Billis P
Ardoin Kevin P
Augenstein Bryan RP
Averill Erik P
Avery James P
Avery Xavier OF
Avila Alex C
Baez William P
Baldwin Ancil P
Bale John P
Barnes Justin C
Baxter Jake P
Beattie Eric P
Belfiore Mike RP
Benitez Gabe P
Bernard Wynton OF
Berry Vincent OF
Borchering Bobby 3B
Bouchie Andy C
Bourquin Ronnie 3B
Bowen Joe C
Brackman Mark P
Brown Curtis OF
Bumstead Nathan P
Cabrera Miguel 1B
Cain Nolan P
Carmosino Dominic P
Cassavechia Nick P
Castellanos Nick 3B
Cervenak Mike 3B
Cespedes Yoenis OF
Chamberlain Joba RP
Christman Tim P
Clelland Edward P
Collet Cody C
Collier Tommy P
Collins Tyler OF
Colvin Brooks SS
Conn Tyler P
Cordova Jorge P
Cosme Caonabo INF
Crabtree Tim P
Crichton Erik P
Cruz Jordan OF
Cruz Nelson R. RP
Davis Brad C
Davis Rajai OF
De La Vara Gilbert P
DeLucia Dan P
Diaz Alvaro OF
Dlugach Brent SS
Douglas Brandon INF
Drucker Scot P
Dubee Michael P
Duffey Jack P
Durham Lance 1B
Dyer Shane SP
Eichhorn Kevin P
Encarnacion Jose P
Escobar Elys C
Farmer Buck P
Faulk Kenny P
Feeney Trevor P
Fields Daniel SS
Finefrock Sean P
Finigan P.J. P
Ford Jacob 3B
Foster Jordan OF
Fraser Loren P
Gagnier Drew P
Garcia Ramon P
Gaynor Wade 3B
Gentzler Daniel P
Gerbe Jeff P
Gibson Tyler OF
Gilman Steven P
Gonzalez Eduardo P
Gonzalez Enrique P
Gorzelanny Tom RP
Gose Anthony OF
Graham Andrew C
Graham Jason P
Green Austin P
Green Dean 1B
Greene Shane SP
Greiner Grayson P
Grosse Mike 2B
Gulliver James SS
Guzman Agustin 2B
Hahn Jeffrey P
Hanzawa Troy SS
Hardy Blaine P
Harrigan Brandon C
Harris Brendan INF
Haske Mark SS
Henkel Rob P
Henriquez Oscar P
Hensen Brian P
Hernandez Hector OF
Hernandez Michael OF
Hess Andrew P
Hess Kevan P
Hessman Mike INF
Hill Derek OF
Hill Shawn SP
Hodge Kevin P
Holaday Bryan C
Homer Christopher P
Huddleston Robert C
Iglesias Jose SS
Inglin Jeff OF
Jacobsen Tyler P
Jaime Carmelo 2B
James Mike RP
Johnson Gabe C
Johnson Mark J. P
Jones Brandon OF
Kalita Tim P
Karnuth Jason P
Kellogg Micah P
Kenkel Rob P
Ketchner Ryan P
Kibler Jonathan P
Kinsler Ian 2B
Kirkland Kody 3B
Kite Josh P
Konecny Daniel P
Kopp David P
Krizan Jason OF
Krol Ian RP
Krol Noah P
LaLuna Michael P
Lamont Wade 1B
Larez Victor P
Laster Jeremy OF
Lee Joshua 1B
Lemon Marcus 2B
Lennerton Jordan 1B
Leyland Patrick C
Lindsey John 1B
Lobstein Kyle SP
Longley Drew C
Lontayo Alex P
Lorg Cale SS
Machado Dixon INF
Mahoney Collin P
Mantiply Joe P
Manus Michael P
Manzueta Jheyson P
Marte Jefry 3B
Martinez Francisco OF
Martinez Hector X. SS
Martinez J.D. OF
Martinez Victor DH
McBride Macay P
McCann James C
McGorty John 1B
McIntyre Nicolas 2B
McRae Aaron C
Meador James OF
Mears Chris SP
Melian Jackson OF
Meran Jorge C
Mercedes Melvin RP
Mesa Eliezer OF
Middleton Cory 3B
Miller Cole C
Monasterios Carlos P
Moody Nolan P
Morrison Mike P
Moya Steven OF
Murrian John C
Nardozzi Paul P
Nathan Joe RP
Nesbitt Angel P
Newton Jordan C
Nickerson Jonah SP
Nicolas Cesar 1B
Norfleet Matthew P
Nowlin Billy C
O'Brien Matthew P
Ostlund Ian P
Ott Louis SS
Palacios Wilsen P
Palma Ricardo P
Paulino Brenny RP
Pearson Kyle P
Peeples Jamaal OF
Pereira Anthony SS
Perez Ezequiel P
Perez Hernan SS
Perez Marcelo P
Perry Ryan SP
Peter Kyle OF
Peterson Adam P
Peterson Brian C
Piantek Kurtis 1B
Piccola Zach P
Pina Manny C
Pounds Bryan 3B
Price David SP
Prince Josh OF
Rainwater Josh P
Ramirez Hector X. SS
Ramirez Wilken 3B
Regas Kris P
Roberson Ryan 1B
Roberts Lionel 1B
Robertson Timothy P
Robowski Ryan P
Rochelle Kristopher C
Rodland Eric 2B
Rogers Brian RP
Rogers Joe P
Romine Andrew SS
Rondon Bruce RP
Ronz Kenon P
Rood Shawn SS
Ross Greg P
Royals Thomas P
Rush Eddie OF
Russo Kevin OF
Ryan Kyle SP
Samuels Zach P
Sanches Humberto P
Sanchez Anibal SP
Sanchez Eduardo RP
Sanchez Felix P
Santo Brian P
Satterwhite Cody RP
Schmack Brian RP
Schotts Austin SS
Simon Alfredo SP
Sleeth Kyle P
Smith Les OF
Sommer Luke OF
Sorensen Mark P
Soria Joakim RP
Speier Gabe P
Spring Daniel P
Startup Will RP
Steik Ricky P
Stein Keith OF
Stewart Jake OF
Stohr Tyler P
Stokes David P
Tata Jordan P
Taylor Londell OF
Thomas Devin X. C
Thornton Thomas P
Timm Brandon OF
Todd Jade P
Tomey Anthony RP
Torrealba Steve C
Torres Christopher C
Trzesniak Nick C
Tulk Robert OF
Turley Josh P
Tyner Jason OF
Valdez Ignacio OF
Valdez Jose RP
Vasquez Matt P
Vasquez Sendy P
VerHagen Drew P
Verlander Justin SP
Waddell Jason P
Wathan Derek INF
Weber Thad SP
Weber Tyler C
Wells Casper OF
Westlake Aaron 1B
White Christopher OF
Wilson Alex RP
Wilson Joshua 2B
Wood Austin P
Wyatt Brent SS
Young Stephen 2B
Zeid Josh RP
Zell Danny P
Zumaya Richard P

Ausmus Brad MAN
Avila Al TO
Belliard Rafael TO
Billmeyer Mick TO
Brookens Tom TO
Clark Dave TO
Dombrowski Dave GM
Durham Leon TO
Fields Bruce TO
Jones Jeff PC
Joyner Wally TO
Lamont Gene TO
Leyland Jim TO
Maroth Mike TO
Martin Matt TO
Newhan David TO
Trammell Alan TO
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