Detroit Tigers news, rumors and injuries
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.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:35:35 -0700
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).
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.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:34:45 -0700
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.
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.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:28:29 -0700
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.
Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:55:53 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:02:13 -0700
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.
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:58:40 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:24:48 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:44:17 -0700
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.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:09:05 -0700
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.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:01:42 -0700
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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